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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Manohar Parrikar's family

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Manohar Parrikar's family

Parrikar died here on March 17 after battling illness for about an year.

Mar 24, 2019, 15:02 PM IST
Inquiry ordered into 'purification' of place where Manohar Parrikar's body was kept

Inquiry ordered into 'purification' of place where Manohar Parrikar's body was kept

The Goa government has ordered an inquiry into reports that a "purification ritual" was conducted on Saturday at the state-run Kala Academy here, where the body of former chief minister Manohar

Mar 23, 2019, 23:12 PM IST
Goa CM Pramod Sawant allocates portfolios, keeps Home, Finance

Goa CM Pramod Sawant allocates portfolios, keeps Home, Finance

Sawant had proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Goa Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House on Wednesday

Mar 22, 2019, 20:19 PM IST
Amul's tribute to Manohar Parrikar echoes in Goa Assembly

Amul's tribute to Manohar Parrikar echoes in Goa Assembly

Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after fighting a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer

Mar 20, 2019, 13:21 PM IST
Shiv Sena slams BJP for showing undue hurry to get Sawant appointed as Goa CM

Shiv Sena slams BJP for showing undue hurry to get Sawant appointed as Goa CM

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna said that the BJP should have waited till Parrikar`s ashes were immersed. 

Mar 20, 2019, 13:09 PM IST
On Goa's political pitch, Gadkari's yorker helps BJP defeat Congress again

On Goa's political pitch, Gadkari's yorker helps BJP defeat Congress again

BJP's Pramod Sawant had the support of 20 MPs during the floor test. Nitin Gadkari is believed to have ensured he does.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:09 PM IST
Goa CM Pramod Sawant passes floor test in Assembly

Goa CM Pramod Sawant passes floor test in Assembly

This is the second time in two years that BJP has managed to keep an alliance together to upstage Congress' ambition of forming a government in Goa.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:00 PM IST
Pramod Sawant, Goa's new CM, faces crucial floor test today

Pramod Sawant, Goa's new CM, faces crucial floor test today

The 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly has a current strength of 36 because two members of BJP have died and two Congress MLAs have resigned from the party.

Mar 20, 2019, 07:38 AM IST
How Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari helped BJP retain power in Goa

How Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari helped BJP retain power in Goa

In 2017 also, after the BJP failed to get a majority in the state Assembly polls,Gadkari had flown in here to help the BJP.

Mar 19, 2019, 22:56 PM IST
Goa Assembly number game as BJP's Pramod Sawant faces floor test

Goa Assembly number game as BJP's Pramod Sawant faces floor test

The state Assembly has a strength of 40 members, but right now, there are just 36 MLAs.

Mar 19, 2019, 13:41 PM IST
Pramod Sawant takes charge as Goa CM; floor test on Wednesday

Pramod Sawant takes charge as Goa CM; floor test on Wednesday

Pramod Sawant was chosen to be the next Goa CM after the death of Manohar Parrikar on Sunday. 

Mar 19, 2019, 13:07 PM IST
In controversial tweet, Congress' Sanjay Nirupam questions timing of Goa CM's oath ceremony

In controversial tweet, Congress' Sanjay Nirupam questions timing of Goa CM's oath ceremony

Infamous for his controversial remarks, Sanjay Nirupam has said it appears to him that 'BJP was waiting for Manohar Parrikar to breathe his last.'

Mar 19, 2019, 09:27 AM IST
Big responsibility, will take forward Manohar Parrikar's work: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Big responsibility, will take forward Manohar Parrikar's work: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

After hours of hectic parleys between BJP and its allies, Sawant was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday.

Mar 19, 2019, 07:34 AM IST
Pramod Sawant: Ayurvedic practitioner-turned politician is new Goa CM

Pramod Sawant: Ayurvedic practitioner-turned politician is new Goa CM

Pramod Sawant was sworn-in as Goa CM at 0200 hrs on Tuesday morning after a day of intense political tussle and speculation. He replaces Manohar Parrikar who had died on Sunday.

Mar 19, 2019, 06:30 AM IST
Goa gets a new CM in the wee hours; BJP's Pramod Sawant takes oath

Goa gets a new CM in the wee hours; BJP's Pramod Sawant takes oath

Before taking oath as the CM, Sawant resigned from the post of Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.

Mar 19, 2019, 06:19 AM IST
Goa CM swearing-in called off, political uncertainty prevails

Goa CM swearing-in called off, political uncertainty prevails

Lobo, however, failed to confirm when the much-awaited swearing-in will take place.

Mar 18, 2019, 23:00 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours; thousands bid final goodbye

Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours; thousands bid final goodbye

The funeral at Miramar beach was attended by BJP President Amit Shah, some Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states. 

Mar 18, 2019, 18:48 PM IST
Pramod Sawant to succeed Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM?

Pramod Sawant to succeed Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM?

Goa legislative assembly speaker Pramod Sawant is most likely to emerge as the successor to Manohar Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister, a source said.  Parrikar died on Sunday after suffering from a

Mar 18, 2019, 14:16 PM IST
BJP says new Goa CM will be by 3 pm, Congress delegation meets Governor Mridula Sinha

BJP says new Goa CM will be by 3 pm, Congress delegation meets Governor Mridula Sinha

A 14-member delegation of Congress had arrived at Raj Bhavan uninvited, to meet Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim to the government in the state. 

Mar 18, 2019, 13:34 PM IST
All 14 Goa Congress MLAs to meet Governor to stake claim for government

All 14 Goa Congress MLAs to meet Governor to stake claim for government

The leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar told PTI that all 14 MLAs will be meeting the Governor to stake claim to form the government.

Mar 18, 2019, 13:01 PM IST