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BJP picks Manohar Parrikar aide, not son, for Panaji by-election

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 12:38 AM IST
The bypoll was required after former Union Defence Minister and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away on March 17. It will instead see Parrikar’s former aide Siddharth Kuncalienkar as the party’s candidate for the by elections in the state capital.
A file photo of Virender Sehwag (L) and Shahid Afridi.(AFP/Getty Images)
A file photo of Virender Sehwag (L) and Shahid Afridi.(AFP/Getty Images)

India-Pakistan cricket game nothing less than war, feels Virender Sehwag

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:38 PM IST
Virender Sehwag brushed aside queries on whether he intended to join politics with jestful remarks. He stressed that people should vote for a leader who is decisive, though he refused to take any name.
Union minister Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic ailment.(PTI File)
Union minister Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic ailment.(PTI File)

Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal may contest Panaji bypoll on May 19

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerad de Souza
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 09:33 AM IST
For the past few weeks, Parrikar’s supporters have been demanding that his sons carry forward his legacy. Parrikar had represented the Panaji seat since 1994, except for a brief period in 2014 when he became a union minister.
Separated from kid due to visa-related discrepancies, Polish woman seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help(Marta Kotlarska/Twitter)
Separated from kid due to visa-related discrepancies, Polish woman seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help(Marta Kotlarska/Twitter)

Separated from kid due to visa-related discrepancies, Polish woman seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Marta Kotlarska, a Polish artist and photographer who is on a multiple entry B-2 business visa to India, was turned away from the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, after she returned from Sri Lanka on March 24.
Speculation has been rife in the coastal state since then that Parrikar’s sons -- Utpal and Abhijat -- might take the political plunge in the Lok Sabha polls or the Panaji bypoll necessitated by the death of their father.(Twitter/Utpal Parrikar)
Speculation has been rife in the coastal state since then that Parrikar’s sons -- Utpal and Abhijat -- might take the political plunge in the Lok Sabha polls or the Panaji bypoll necessitated by the death of their father.(Twitter/Utpal Parrikar)

Manohar Parrikar’s sons talk about continuing his legacy

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 08:52 PM IST
Quoting former British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, the sons’ statement said, “It is said the legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and inheritance of a great example.” “We will honour his life by continuing his legacy of service and dedication to the state and the nation,” it added.
In his first interaction with the media, Utpal said he hasn’t had the time to reflect upon his political future since he was in mourning for the last few days.(Twitter/Utpal Parrikar)
In his first interaction with the media, Utpal said he hasn’t had the time to reflect upon his political future since he was in mourning for the last few days.(Twitter/Utpal Parrikar)

‘I’ve not thought about it yet’: Manohar Parrikar’s son on entering politics

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar died on March 17 after losing his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and was repeatedly admitted to hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and New York.
Pauskar and another Maharahstrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA, Manohar Ajgaonkar, quit the regional party and joined the BJP in the early hours of Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)
Pauskar and another Maharahstrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA, Manohar Ajgaonkar, quit the regional party and joined the BJP in the early hours of Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)

Hours after quitting Maharahstrawadi Gomantak Party, Deepak Pauskar inducted in Goa Cabinet

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 05:46 AM IST
Pauskar and another Maharahstrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA, Manohar Ajgaonkar, quit the regional party and joined the BJP in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will immerse the ashes of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers in all 40 constituencies in the state (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)
The Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will immerse the ashes of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers in all 40 constituencies in the state (Photo by Rakesh Mundye )(Hindustan Times)

BJP to immerse ex-CM Parrikar’s ashes in rivers across Goa’s 40 constituencies

Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The seven days state mourning for the former CM ended on Sunday while the 12-day period of mourning will complete on March 28.
The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was cremated with state honours on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was cremated with state honours on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Manohar Parrikar cremated with state honours, gun salute

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 08:07 PM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours in Panaji on Monday with thousands bidding him goodbye.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered last respects to former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in Panaji on Monday. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also present.(Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered last respects to former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar in Panaji on Monday. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also present.(Photo: ANI)

PM Modi pays homage to Manohar Parrikar in Goa

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 10:32 PM IST
Thousands gathered on the streets of Panaji on Monday to catch a final glimpse of Manohar Parrikar as his mortal remains were brought to the BJP office.
Congress’ letter to governor Mridula Sinha stressed that the BJP’s coalition partners in Goa allied with the party on the condition that Parrikar would head the government. The BJP therefore has no allies for now, it said.(PTI File Photo)
Congress’ letter to governor Mridula Sinha stressed that the BJP’s coalition partners in Goa allied with the party on the condition that Parrikar would head the government. The BJP therefore has no allies for now, it said.(PTI File Photo)

‘BJP has no allies now’: Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, 63, died at his Panaji residence on Sunday evening just over a year after he was detected with cancer. He was 63.
Chief Minister of Goa and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died after a long illness in Panaji on Sunday.(ANI)
Chief Minister of Goa and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died after a long illness in Panaji on Sunday.(ANI)

Manohar Parrikar fought cancer till the end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Corespondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar was already suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer when he tweeted a message on World Cancer Day on February 4.
Prime Minister Modi also referred to Parrikar’s tenure as the Union defence minister and said that he had been at the helm of the defence ministry whe na series of decisions were taken to enhance the country’s security(PTI)
Prime Minister Modi also referred to Parrikar’s tenure as the Union defence minister and said that he had been at the helm of the defence ministry whe na series of decisions were taken to enhance the country’s security(PTI)

‘Man who built modern Goa’: PM Narendra Modi condoles Manohar Parrikar’s demise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 12:18 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the PM showered Parrikar with praise and called him an unparalleled leader.
With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him.(PTI File Photo)
With the demise of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, the BJP-led coalition in Goa has to search for a new leader to replace him.(PTI File Photo)

With Manohar Parrikar’s passing away, search for new Goa CM set to begin

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar, who was defence minister, was sworn in as Goa chief minister 2017 after he won from Panaji in the same year.
Goa chief minister Parrikar, 63, passed away at his residence in Panaji on March 17.(PTI File Photo)
Goa chief minister Parrikar, 63, passed away at his residence in Panaji on March 17.(PTI File Photo)

Manohar Parrikar: BJP’s crisis man in Goa

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 08:44 PM IST
Born on December 13, 1955 into a middle class family, Manohar Parrikar political career began as an RSS pracharak and he continued working for the Sangh even after graduating from IIT-Bombay as a metallurgical engineer.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday evening at his home in Dona Paula.(PTI)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday evening at his home in Dona Paula.(PTI)

Manohar Parrikar (1955-2019): An accessible yet go-getter politician

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 10:29 PM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday evening at his home in Dona Paula just over a year after he was detected with cancer. He was 63.
Police in Goa booked a 35-year-old state government employee for dressing as a Muslim woman in a burkha, and entering a ladies toilet at the central bus stand in Panaji, on Saturday.(HT File Photo)
Police in Goa booked a 35-year-old state government employee for dressing as a Muslim woman in a burkha, and entering a ladies toilet at the central bus stand in Panaji, on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Goa man wears burkha, enters ladies toilet at bus stand, booked

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 09:27 AM IST
The accused, Virgil Fernandes was booked after he was caught by the commuters, while exiting a ladies toilet at the bus stand, wearing a burkha and black head gear.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar inspects the work of an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River on December 16.(PTI Photo)
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar inspects the work of an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River on December 16.(PTI Photo)

Manohar Parrikar’s son issued notice over construction of eco-resort in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 07:59 PM IST
On February 4, Abhijit Dessai, deputy sarpanch of the Netravali panchyat, had filed a petition seeking a stay on the construction of the resort near the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary in South Goa.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Goa Chief Minsiter Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday. (File photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Goa Chief Minsiter Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday. (File photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Parrikar said he had no role in new Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard D’souza
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:07 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at his office on Tuesday.
Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar told reporters in Panaji that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are not expected to be meeting party functionaries during their holiday because it is a “private visit”.(Vipin Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar told reporters in Panaji that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are not expected to be meeting party functionaries during their holiday because it is a “private visit”.(Vipin Kumar/ HT File Photo)

Rahul, Sonia Gandhi in Goa on 3-day private visit: Report

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 08:49 PM IST
The Gandhis arrived in the state by a special flight and will stay at a five-star resort in South Goa, sources added.
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inspects the work of an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River, in Panaji.(PTI)
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inspects the work of an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River, in Panaji.(PTI)

Manohar Parrikar’s photo blitz reveals his greed for power: Ex-Goa RSS chief

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2019 04:56 PM IST
Velingkar’s comments come at a time photographs of Parrikar -- who is suffering from pancreatic cancer and has rarely attended public functions and office over the last 11 months.
A frail-looking Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar chose to begin the New Year on a positive note as he paid a surprise visit to his office in Panaji on Tuesday, for the first time in five months.
A frail-looking Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar chose to begin the New Year on a positive note as he paid a surprise visit to his office in Panaji on Tuesday, for the first time in five months.

Manohar Parrikar’s New Year: A visit to his office after five months

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment detected nearly 11 months ago and has not been to his office since August last year, was taken in his official vehicle to the state secretariat at around 10:30am.
Officials said hijab and other accessories are not allowed to prevent cheating and also from the security point of view.(Picture for representation)
Officials said hijab and other accessories are not allowed to prevent cheating and also from the security point of view.(Picture for representation)

Goa woman not allowed to appear for UGC NET after she refuses to take off hijab

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 01:21 PM IST
Safina Khan Soudagar alleged that when she arrived at the examination centre in Panaji on December 18, the supervisor there asked her to remove her hijab.
Manohar Parrikar through his picture with a feeder tube protruding from one nostril has sought to have told his detractors that he is still in-charge of the state.(PTI)
Manohar Parrikar through his picture with a feeder tube protruding from one nostril has sought to have told his detractors that he is still in-charge of the state.(PTI)

BJP showing Manohar Parrikar as ‘Superman, He-man’ in staged photo-shoots: Congress

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is being projected as a ‘He-Man or Superman’ by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and made to pose in staged photo-shoots, the Congress said.
Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been recuperating at his private residence since October 14 and this is the first time he has moved out of the house, officials said.(PTI)
Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from a pancreatic ailment, has been recuperating at his private residence since October 14 and this is the first time he has moved out of the house, officials said.(PTI)

Ailing Manohar Parrikar makes rare public appearance, inspects two bridges

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar inspected an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River in Panaji, the first time he has been seen in public since returning to the state on October 14. He later inspected work of a bridge over Zuari River near Agassaim village.
Awfis now has a large presence in Chandigarh.
Awfis now has a large presence in Chandigarh.

Co-working spaces are spreading to non-metro cities, wooing start-ups in towns

Hindustan Times | By Krutika Behrawala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 07:53 PM IST
As entrepreneurship catches on, factors like availability of land and low-cost lease rates are contributing to the growth of this realty segment.
A Delhi-based doctor and public health activist died in Goa on Wednesday evening in a case of suspected drowning at Betalbatim Beach, a lifeguard agency said on Thursday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A Delhi-based doctor and public health activist died in Goa on Wednesday evening in a case of suspected drowning at Betalbatim Beach, a lifeguard agency said on Thursday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi-based public health activist Amit Sengupta drowns in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Colva Police, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, have registered the case of drowning and are awaiting the report of the postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of death.
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the cloak of secrecy surrounding the illnesses of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi are not comparable .(HT File Photo)

Secrecy around illnesses of Sonia Gandhi, Manohar Parrikar not comparable, says Randeep Surjewala

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2018 09:00 PM IST
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that only those in positions of power, especially as heads of state, should disclose the nature of their affliction in public interest.
Bismarque Dias was initially reported missing, but his body was found floating in the Mandovi river surrounding his native island village of St Estevam, close to Panaji.
Bismarque Dias was initially reported missing, but his body was found floating in the Mandovi river surrounding his native island village of St Estevam, close to Panaji.

Goa priest to be laid to rest three years after death

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 11:50 PM IST
According to the police, Bismarque went for a late night picnic with two boys along the banks of the river. He ventured into the river and “accidentally” died of “asphyxia as a result of drowning in the water.”
Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar allegedly knocked down a youth in Goa’s Porvorim town Wednesday and then held an argument with him, police said. A case of dangerous driving has been filed against him.(ANI Twitter)
Bollywood actor Prateik Babbar allegedly knocked down a youth in Goa’s Porvorim town Wednesday and then held an argument with him, police said. A case of dangerous driving has been filed against him.(ANI Twitter)

Actor Prateik Babbar booked for dangerous driving after car allegedly hits youth in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard Desouza
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 06:31 AM IST
While Prateek Babbar was involved in a brief altercation with the youth whom he knocked down, no formal complaint was registered.
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