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.

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MoD eyes to give push to HAL's proposed chopper project in Goa

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru and French company, Safran Helicopter Engines, had entered into a joint venture - Helicopter Engine MRO Private Limited - to set up this helicopter maintenance plant in Goa.

Goa: Road in Margao to be named after late Parrikar

The road, connecting Arlem Junction to Ravindra Bhavan in Fatorda, would be the first-ever public property to be named after Parrikar who died on March 17 this year due to a pancreatic ailment.


Goa congress crisis: Future uncertain, NDA ally says Parrikar used to keep his word

The recent development has taken the BJP strength in the 40-member Assembly to 27, while the Congress is reduced to 5.

BJP to introspect Panaji bypoll defeat, says Parrikar's son

Congress leader Atanasio Monserratte on Thursday won the Panaji bypoll, necessitated due to the death of sitting MLA Manohar Parrikar in March.

After 25 years, BJP loses Manohar Parrikar's seat to Congress in Goa

Congress Candidate Atanasio Monserrate won by a narrow margin of 1,758 votes. Monserrate polled 8,748 votes against BJP candidate Sidharth Kuncalienkar’s 6,990 votes.

Voter turnout at 75% in bypoll for Manohar Parrikar’s seat

The election is witnessing a four-cornered fight between BJP’s Sidharth Kunclaienkar, Congress’ Atanasio Monserrate, Valmiki Naik of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Subhash Velingkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch.


In Panaji, Subhash Velingkar aims to ‘finish BJP’

While the fight for Panaji is a four-cornered one — between the BJP, Congress, AAP and him — Velingkar believes it has boiled down to a face-off between two candidates — him and Congress’s Atanasio Monserrate.

Opposition creating rift using Parrikar's son's name: Goa BJP chief

The Congress and the Goa Suraksha Manch have been claiming the BJP did injustice to Utpal by not giving him a party ticket for the Panaji bypoll. The BJP's candidate for the seat is former MLA Siddharth Kunkolienkar.

Panaji bypolls: BJP denies ticket to Parrikar's son, fields former MLA

BJP's Central Election Committee secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda announced the candidature of Kunkolienkar on Sunday afternoon through a statement on the party website.

Babush Monserrate joins Congress, leaves Goa Forward in the lurch

Monserrate who was supporting Vijai Sardesai and Goa Forward split from the party last week to officially join the Congress party. Monserrate said it was like a homecoming for him and a decision he took after considerable thought.

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

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

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


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

'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.

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

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.

Election Commission Notice To Manohar Parrikar Over His Alleged Bribery Remark

The Election Commission issued notice to Manohar Parrikar over his alleged bribery remark during campaigning in Goa. The EC said that the CD containing his remarks was not tampered with in any manner. The poll body has asked the Defence Minister to file his final reply by February 9. Parrikar has maintained his words were […]


Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar wrote a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, expressing his pain over her dragging the Army into a controversy. In a two-page letter, Parrikar has explained why the army was present and lamented the lack of discretion on the Chief Minister’s part. He stated that Mamata should have spoken […]

Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What

The Army however clarified and called the incident a ‘routine exercise.’ Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also spoke on the issue in Parliament and said that Trinamool’s reaction to the incident was merely ‘political frustration.’ He said, “Its sad that a routine exercise has been made into a controversy now.” Parrikar added that the exercise was scheduled […]

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Two groups of secretaries present ideas, suggestions to PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): As a follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s exhortation to secretaries to come up with ideas for transformative change in various areas of governance, two Groups of Secretaries presented their ideas and suggestions on - Innovative Budgeting and Effective Implementation and Swachh Bharat and Ganga Rejuvenation to the Prime Minister. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Manohar Parrikar, besides all Secretaries to the Government of India, were also present.