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Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar, four-time Chief Minister of Goa and former defence minister of India, died on March 17, 2019. Manohar Parrikar took charge on March 14, 2017 for the fourth time. He earlier held the Defence Ministry portfolio in the Narendra Modi government and is a member of the Rajya Sabha from Lucknow. Parrikar, who resides in Mapusa, is a 1978 graduate of IIT Bombay in metallurgical engineering. He has overseen the rise of BJP in Goa, from the days when the party only had four seats in the assembly in 1994 till date when they have been a significant political player in the state for the last decade. He first became Goa Chief Minister in 2000.


I did not win but proved by winnability: Utpal Parrikar

March 17, 2022 11:04 pm

Utpal Parrikar resigned from the BJP before the legislative assembly poll held on February 14 in Goa. He contested as an independent candidate, taking the BJP’s candidate Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate head on.

Sawant pays tribute to Parrikar; Utpal says no regrets over contesting as Independent

March 18, 2022 1:50 am

Sawant said Parrikar will always be remembered by Goans “especially for his contribution to the development of Goa’s infrastructure.” 

Goa CM Pramod Sawant: 'BJP is contesting under my leadership. I have faith party will give me chance to serve as CM again'

February 09, 2022 3:22 pm

Goa CM Pramod Sawant, who took over after the death of the popular Manohar Parrikar, is up against not just the lingering Covid effects, anti-incumbency and internal dissension, but also high-voltage campaigns by new entrants AAP and TMC.

Son of Manohar Parrikar quits BJP, to contest as Independent from Panaji

January 22, 2022 8:12 am

Utpal Parrikar said that the battle ahead was going to be tough and the BJP no longer felt like the party his father, five-time MLA from Panaji, had strived to build in Goa.

Opp parties rally around Parrikar son days before BJP declares list

January 17, 2022 10:37 pm

All non-BJP parties should support him if he contests from Panaji as Independent: Sena's Raut

Kejriwal signals openness to bringing Utpal Parrikar to AAP

January 16, 2022 2:13 am

🔴 Utpal, who wants to contest the Panaji seat that his father won five times, is not assured a ticket by the BJP.

Goa Assembly elections: Staking claim over Parrikar legacy, son Utpal eyes BJP’s Panaji ticket

January 14, 2022 1:09 am

For the ruling BJP, conceding Utpal’s demand will not be easy given the claims made by other formidable Panaji aspirants; Fadnavis says the party does not give tickets to candidates just because they are leaders’ children; Utpal says Goa’s political situation is ‘not acceptable’

Insult for Goan political stalwarts to be compared with current lot: Arvind Kejriwal

July 27, 2021 1:21 pm

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Power Minister Satyender Jain on Monday termed politicians in Goa as "third class", inviting a sharp reaction from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who said the remark was an "insult" to sons of soils such as late Parrikar and Sequeira.

Made 'political mistake' of supporting Pramod Sawant govt in Goa: Sardesai

June 15, 2020 12:19 pm

"We won't aid the establishment of such a government in future. For us, the BJP is finished after the death of Parrikar. We will never let the BJP rule this state in future," Sardesai said.

An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar. An Excerpt

June 09, 2020 12:20 pm

In the upcoming book, An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar, by Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Parrikar's ascent to power and life has been documented in vivid details.


Manohar Parrikar's funeral: The final journey of four-time Goa chief minister

March 20, 2019 9:04 am

Manohar Parrikar's funeral: Manohar Parrikar was accorded a state funeral with full military honours on Monday. The central government has also announced national mourning.

Manohar Parrikar dead: Life of former Goa CM in photos

March 19, 2019 7:26 am

Manohar Parrikar death: The 63-year-old leader was suffering from pancreatic ailment since past one year and was keeping 'extremely unwell' for the last two days

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'Shauryanjali'- a six-day exhibition on India-Pakistan 1965 war begins

September 15, 2015 7:58 pm

'Shauryanjali', a six-day exhibition on India-Pakistan war of 1965, showcasing major battle scenes and captured tanks of the Pakistani Army during the war, started today at Rajpath, New Delhi.


Rafale deal couldn't take place without Reliance, says report

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

A report has claimed a top official of Dassault Aviation said in 2017 that a joint venture with Anil Ambani’s Reliance group was a condition to win the 36 jet Rafale deal.

Students who raised anti-national slogans lack moral ethics: Parrikar

February 19, 2016 7:48 am

Mumbai, Feb 19 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the students alleged of raising anti-national slogans on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus lack moral ethics. The Defence Minister was speaking about the controversial February 9 event organised on the JNU campus against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Tributes paid to Siachen braveheart

February 11, 2016 2:33 pm

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Tributes poured in from across the country for the Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and three service chiefs paid their last respect to the Lance Naik at Brar Square in New Delhi on Thursday. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were also among others who paid their last respects to the Lance Naik. Hanamanthappa, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried under huge mass of snow for six days at the Siachen Glacier, passed away at Army's Research and Referral Hospital at 11.45 a.m. today.

Attack on Pakistan university highly condemnable: Manohar Parrikar

January 21, 2016 9:38 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday condemned the recent terrorist attack on the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan. He said any kind of terror attack is reprehended. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and evoked strong sentiments, saying that killing of civilians or any form of violence is condemnable.

Maldives Defence Minister meets Parrikar

January 20, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of Maldives Adam Shareef met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi to boost bilateral ties, especially in the area of security. Shareef held delegation-level talks with Parrikar during which it was reportedly decided that both the nations should deepen their defence cooperation. Earlier in the day, Shareef also inspected a tri-services guard of honour during a ceremonial reception in the national capital. During his stay here, Shareef will also meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

OROP: Ex-servicemen protest outside Jaitley's residence

January 17, 2016 7:49 am

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): The ex-servicemen staged a protest outside Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's residence here on Sunday over the delay in implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP). One of the protestors said that Jaitley had assured the ex-servicemen of discussing OROP with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, but nothing has been done so far. OROP demands same pension, for same rank, for same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement.

PM Modi honours innovative officers of Indian Army

January 16, 2016 4:45 am

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented certificates to Indian Army officers for their innovative works on the occasion of Army Day. The officers were honoured for their contributions in the areas of communications, counter-militant operations and others. The 'At-Home function' held in New Delhi was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and others. Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to commemorate Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1949.