BJP’s Pramod Sawant sworn in at 2am as new Goa CM

In a dramatic development, in the wee hours of Tuesday, the speaker of the Goa assembly, the BJP’s Pramod Sawant, was sworn in as the new chief minister of the state. The chief minister’s post fell vacant after the death of Manohar Parrikar. Read More
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After Parrikar’s death, Congress moves to form govt in Goa

The Congress wrote to the governor, Mridula Sinha, saying that the “unfortunate development calls for the immediate action on your part for smooth transition and transfer of power.” Read More
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In Goa, Parrikar’s demise leads to political uncertainty

The Congress has pointed out to the Goa governor, Mridula Sinha, that the BJP has lost the support of both MGP and GFP as they had joined the BJP in February 2017 on the condition that Parrikar should be the chief minister. Read More
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Manohar Parrikar, Goa CM and former defence minister, dies at 63

Manohar Parrikar, the Goa chief minister and former defence minister, who had been battling from pancreatic cancer for more than a year, passed away this evening in Panaji. He was 63. Read More
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Rafale: N Ram’s new exposé reveals govt waived anti-graft clauses

N Ram, in his latest revelation about Rafale deal, has reported that the Modi-government had intentionally waived provisions for anti-corruption penalties before signing the inter-governmental agreement of the €7.87 billion Rafale deal. Read More
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Hindu exposé: PMO held parallel Rafale talks with French team

In a fresh exposé by the Hindu newspaper on the Rafale deal, veteran journalist N Ram has revealed that parallel negotiations with the French team were conducted by the PMO at the crucial time of the negotiations. Read More
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Congress produces tape, takes Rafale row to Parrikar’s bedroom

The Congress, on Wednesday, while attacking the Narendra Modi government, has claimed, while producing an audio tape, that the Goa chief minister, Manohar Parrikar, is “hiding all files related to the controversial Rafale deal in his bedroom”. Read More
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Goa defends Parrikar as CM in HC, likens him to Steve Jobs

While comparing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the state’s advocate general has argued before the Goa bench of the Bombay HC that diagnosis of cancer is not a sufficient reason to ask the chief minister to resign from the post. Read More
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In Goa, two Congress MLAs quit party, to join BJP

In a major setback to the Congress, its two members of legislative assembly have announced their exit from Congress. Legislators Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar have also confirmed that they are joining the Bhartiya Janata Party. Read More
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