Goa Assembly bypolls: Manohar Parrikar faces tough challenge from Girish Chodankar as BJP hopes to retain Panaji seat
Goa Assembly bypoll: The battle is a matter of prestige for the BJP as they hope to retain Panaji. A defeat for Manohar Parrikar in this curcial election could signal trouble for the ruling alliance government.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar should have quit and then contested bypoll: Shiv Sena
He said Parrikar should have stepped down as chief minister and waited for six months before getting elected and sworn-in to the post. “If this had happened, we would have welcomed his decision,” Raut said.
Facebook, WhatsApp will be misused ahead of Goa by-poll, cautions Manohar Parrikar
“Someone created bogus news and quoted it everywhere. I had never spoken to the press. There was no news. A news item was created on the internet, quoting a media (channel) and it was sent to everyone. WhatsApp and Facebook will be misused extensively in the next three days,” Parrikar said.
Will move casinos out of Mandovi in next 3 years, claims Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho
“Congress brought casinos to Goa and are now wanting them to be removed,” he said. The minister alleged that scams like land allotment to Special Economic Zones (SEZs) or be it rise of drug trade in Goa, it all began during previous Congress regime.
My health is perfect, vested interests spreading rumours: Manohar Parrikar
The former Defence Minister also said that he had lost some weight in recent times, but added that the weight-loss was a result of a conscious effort to achieve a perfect body mass index ratio.
AC jackets for Indian Special Forces soon, says Manohar Parrikar
“In a Special Forces operation, there is extensive exercise. Body heats up, he (soldier) is very uncomfortable. At that time if he has an air conditioned jacket, he is more comfortable. Trial is on,” former Defence Minister Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
Shiv Sena slams Manohar Parrikar over his alleged remark on returning to Defence Ministry
The article added that Manohar Parrikar, by making such statements, is insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had appointed him as the defence minister.
BJP complains to EC of ‘fake news’ ahead of bypoll in Goa
Manohar Parrikar, who is contesting the Panaji Assembly bypoll scheduled on August 23, said the fake news shows the frustration of the opposition. The BJP, while filing the complaint, demanded action against the persons behind it.
GSM will work to ensure amendments to Goa Gambling Act are deleted, says Subhash Velingkar
The GSM has further said that they will increase the number of shops providing fish at subsidised rate. The party has also assured adequate measures to avoid flooding of Panaji city. It also said that their candidate will “work with civil society to protect the constitutional rights of all the communities.”
CM Manohar Parrikar appeals people to make Goa free of plastic by 2020
“One of the issues that could not be handled in last 70 years is about (lack of quality in) primary education. It is sad that students in fifth standard cannot do proper division (of mathematics),” Goa CM Manohar Parrikar said on a state-level function.
In Independence Day speech, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar links unemployment to drug abuse
In his 15 minute speech, Parrikar linked unemployment to reports of drug abuse in the state. Connecting the two issues, he said, “I have given instruction to police, but I believe the reason for increase in drugs is frustration.
Delimitation of Goa municipal wards to be done by SEC: Manohar Parrikar
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was responding to an apprehension raised by the Opposition leaders over “illogical reservation and delimitation of wards in municipalities and panchayats”.
Parrikar files nomination for Panaji Assembly bypoll
The chief minister said issues pertaining to electricity,water, sewage, garbage and others would also be considered under the action plan. Before filing nomination, the chief minister visited the Mahalaxmi temple and the Immaculate Conception Church..
Goa to amend State highways Act for relief to liquor vends
The Supreme Court had last year banned liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways. The apex court’s order came into force from April 1 this year, affecting nearly 3,000 liquor outlets in the coastal state of Goa.