Don't protest in sun because 'it will make you dark': Goa CM to nurses

In a remark that could land him in trouble, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday allegedly advised the agitating nurses that they should not stage hunger strike in the sun because it will make them 'dark' and 'ruin their marital prospects'.

Goa CM Parsekar asks nurses not to protest in sun because 'it will make you dark'
Goa CM Parsekar asks nurses not to protest in sun because 'it will make you dark'

In a remark that could land him in trouble, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday allegedly advised the agitating nurses that they should not stage hunger strike in the sun because it will make them 'dark' and 'ruin their marital prospects'.

Beef essential food for Goa's minorities: CM

 Asserting that beef is an essential part of the diet of the minority community, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday asked animal rights activists to tone down their agitation against beef imported from neighbouring states,

Goa CM implores against communally sensitive comments
Goa CM implores against communally sensitive comments

No one should make statements which can disturb the communal harmony in Goa said Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, even as the VHP Friday commented that it would make efforts to re-convert Goan Christians to Hinduism.

Goa to seek faster environment clearance for mining leases

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will request the Centre to expedite environment clearances for mining leases in the state.

'Natarajan-Gandhi tussle delayed mining resumption in Goa'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday said that the Natarajan-Gandhi tussle could have resulted in the prolonged delay in resolving Goa`s iron ore mining sector crisis.

RTI should be appreciated: Goa CM

Despite allegations that the Right to Information (RTI) Act was being misused for extortion and harassment, the law should be appreciated in a big way, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said Monday.

Blaming Goa festival death on drugs not right: CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday criticised the opposition for pre-maturely claiming that a drug overdose led to the death of Bollywood designer Isha Mantry at a Goa music festival earlier this week.

Laxmikant Parsekar sworn-in as Goa CM: As it happened
Laxmikant Parsekar sworn-in as Goa CM: As it happened

Manohar Parrikar resigned as the chief minister of Goa on Saturday ahead of his induction in the Union Cabinet tomorrow. Parrikar has been succeeded by Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who has taken oath as CM. 

Amid reports on Cabinet rank, Goa CM Parrikar to meet MLAs

Amid reports that he may join the union cabinet, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is meeting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators here Thursday.

Manohar Parrikar meets Amit Shah amid big expansion buzz

Speculation is rife that Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar may take over as defence minister and Jayant Sinha, Hazaribagh MP and son of former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, could be made MoS finance.

PM Modi might expand, reshuffle cabinet next week

India may finally get a full time defence minister as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to expand the union cabinet before he embarks on a foreign tour starting November 12.

Parliamentary panel conclaves in five star hotels must stop: Goa CM

The practice of parliamentary committees conducting their meetings in five star hotels and wasting public money should be stopped, said Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Goa proposes pension scheme for sportsmen above 60

The Goa government has proposed a new pension scheme for sports personalities above 60 years of age, who have represented the state at the national and international level.

Over 700 athletes to participate in Lusofonia Games

Around 739 athletes from 12 countries are all set to take part in the 3rd edition of the Lusofonia Games, starting from January 18.

Lusofonia Games in Goa to be open for public free of cost

The much-awaited Lusofonia Games, beginning in the state from January 18, will not be ticketed and sports aficionados can watch the sporting event without paying any entry fee.

I`m called Hitler, devil: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said he was often called "Hitler" and "the devil", but he takes those terms as compliments.

I am projected as Hitler: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

The Chief Minister said that "whoever called Hitler bad did not survive, but people have been calling me Hitler time and again."

Those spending beyond capacity for RTI may face I-T: Goa CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that cases where people are found spending money disproportionate to their known sources of earning, to procure information under the Act, shall be referred to Income Tax department.

Konkani speakers in Goa decreasing, says Parrikar

The number of people speaking Konkani, Goa`s official language, is decreasing, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.