Brother-in-law of Goa CM held for accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe

A Goa government official, who is also a close relative of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, has been arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh, police said on Wednesday.

Louis Berger bribery case: Court to decide former Goa CM's pre-arrest bail plea on Wednesday

A local court will on Wednesday pronounce order on the anticipatory bail application of the former Chief Minister of Goa Digambar Kamat in the Louis Berger bribery case.

Fabindia can't be blamed for mischief of employees: Goa CM

Coming to the defence of Fabindia in the hidden camera episode, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday said the company cannot be blamed for the mischief played by some of its employees at its store, where Union Minister Smriti Irani spotted a camera focusing at the trial room.

Goa CM ducks queries on dropping convicted minister

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday dodged questions about removing a minister, whose conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court earlier this week.

Dropping Gandhi Jayanti as holiday could be act of 'mischief' or 'typing mistake', says Goa CM
Dropping Gandhi Jayanti as holiday could be act of 'mischief' or 'typing mistake', says Goa CM

Controversy erupted over scrapping by Goa government of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 from the list of public holidays but Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar later said it could be an act of "mischief" or a "typing mistake".

Exclusive: Corruption is the biggest problem for the nation, says Parrikar

Corruption is the biggest problem, it is eating away the fabric of the nation and corruption in defence deals is tantamount to treason, says Manohar Parrikar in an exclusive interview with Zee media.

I am ready for the challenge, says Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar said he is ready for the challenge and dismissed suggestions that he has no prior experience in the central government.

Manohar Parrikar to resign as Goa CM tomorrow

Manohar Parrikar said he will resign as Goa chief minister on Saturday, paving the way for his induction into the Narendra Modi cabinet as defence minister on Sunday.

Modi Cabinet expansion: Who's in the list

Ahead of the plan for reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, speculations are running high on Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to take over as the Defence Minister, said sources on Wednesday.

PM Modi meets President Pranab amid speculation of Cabinet reshuffle

Amid speculation over Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee.

`Blackmailing` activists targetting VIPs, high court judge: Goa CM

Some activists with "highly questionable" motives are "blackmailing and witch-hunting" people in high places and are levelling false allegations against a high court judge, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Goa legislative assembly Monday.

Pre-audit of foreign junkets in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said the state government will have a pre-audit of expenses of the official junkets abroad in future.

Avoid controversial remarks, Parrikar tells ministers

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked all his ministers not to answer tricky questions and avoid controversial remarks.

Goa CM assures crackdown on foreigners selling drugs

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Tuesday promised a crackdown on foreigners illegally staying or carrying out businesses, especially in narcotics, in the state.

Rape comments were not insensitive, but misquoted: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday said his comments in the media on women and rape were misquoted and there was no insensitivity in his remarks.

While commenting on red tape, Parrikar wades into potential controversy

While talking about the red tape faced by those who want to start a new factory, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar recounted a potentially controversial remark during a speech over the week-end.

Goa CM`s rape remark `insensitive`, says women`s group

Goa`s leading women`s rights group has termed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar "arrogant and insensitive towards women" after he publicly suggested that entrepreneurs starting an industrial unit suffered an ordeal worse than that experienced by a raped woman.

Don`t expect miracles from Modi govt so early: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said people should not expect miracles from the Narendra Modi-led government just at the beginning of its tenure.

No central role for me, says Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, who is known to be a part of the Narendra Modi camp in the BJP, Wednesday ruled out a stint in the central government if the party is voted to power.

SC order on mining has vindicated my stand, says Parrikar

The chief minister said that the state government has already appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which has begun probing the illegal mining scam.