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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
Allies GFP and MGP ready to have Goa Assembly in suspended animation if deadlock over CM continues

Allies GFP and MGP ready to have Goa Assembly in suspended animation if deadlock over CM continues

The BJP held meetings with the alliance partners but the talks have failed to yield any results.

Mar 18, 2019, 12:51 PM IST
Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant frontrunner for CM post: Sources

Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant frontrunner for CM post: Sources

The Goa Assembly has a strength of 40 members but currently, there are 36 MLAs following the death of two BJP legislators, Manohar Parrikar and Francis D'Souza, and the resignation of two Congress

Mar 18, 2019, 11:50 AM IST
Manohar Parrikar to be accorded state funeral, Narendra Modi to reach Goa by 1:30 pm today

Manohar Parrikar to be accorded state funeral, Narendra Modi to reach Goa by 1:30 pm today

Remembering Manohar Parrikar as 'an unparalleled leader', the PM had on Sunday said that the late Goa CM was a 'true patriot and exceptional administrator' who was admired by all.

Mar 18, 2019, 09:59 AM IST
After Manohar Parrikar's death, Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

After Manohar Parrikar's death, Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

Less than a day after Manohar Parrikar died, Congress staked claim to form the government in Goa.

Mar 18, 2019, 08:10 AM IST
BJP meeting with allies to name next Goa CM remains inconclusive, decision likely on Monday

BJP meeting with allies to name next Goa CM remains inconclusive, decision likely on Monday

Congress MLA Digambar Kamat rubbished reports of him joining the BJP and taking over as the CM.

Mar 18, 2019, 07:35 AM IST
No consensus yet on next Goa CM: BJP MLA

No consensus yet on next Goa CM: BJP MLA

Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday (March 17) at his residence near here after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year.

Mar 18, 2019, 07:32 AM IST
Manohar Parrikar's mortal remains to be taken to BJP office, last rites at 5 pm today

Manohar Parrikar's mortal remains to be taken to BJP office, last rites at 5 pm today

The funeral procession of the former defence minister will take place from Kala Academy in Panjim at 4 pm after which his last rites will be performed at Miramar at 5 pm.

Mar 18, 2019, 06:49 AM IST
IIT-B condoles death of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

IIT-B condoles death of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

In a statement, IIT-B said that the chief minister has come as "a shock to all of us at IIT Bombay".

Mar 18, 2019, 00:27 AM IST
From surgical strikes to signing Rafale deal, Parrikar had an eventful term as defence minister

From surgical strikes to signing Rafale deal, Parrikar had an eventful term as defence minister

The IITian, who died Sunday after battling a pancreatic illness for over a year, had moved to the South Block at the insistence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2014.

Mar 17, 2019, 23:32 PM IST
With Manohar Parrikar's demise, hunt begins for new Goa CM

With Manohar Parrikar's demise, hunt begins for new Goa CM

Sources said that the three MLAs of Goa Forward Party and the three legislators of MGP held separate meetings too.

Mar 17, 2019, 23:18 PM IST
 Manohar Parrikar dies: Goa Board postpones Monday's HSSC examinations

Manohar Parrikar dies: Goa Board postpones Monday's HSSC examinations

The HSSC examination in Banking, Computer Science, Logic and Co-operation were scheduled to take place on Monday. 

Mar 17, 2019, 23:12 PM IST