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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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.

Parrikar's son on Sharad Pawar's Rafale remarks: Attempt to push blatant falsehood for political gains

"It is sad that those who never bothered to inquire about my father when he was putting up a brave fight against illness have begun invoking his name to indulge in political mudslinging," the letter mentioned.


Sharad Pawar’s remark on Manohar Parrikar uncalled for, says Devendra Fadnavis

Addressing reporters in Kolhapur, Pawar had said on Saturday that since Rafale deal was not acceptable to Parrikar, he resigned from the post of defence minister and returned to Goa. BJP national president Amit Shah alleged that Pawar was spreading falsehood as his party’s fortunes were falling.

Would implement the budget drafted by late Manohar Parrikar: Goa CM

Incumbent chief minister Pramod Sawant, who took the charge after the death of Parrikar last month, Sunday said the budget would be implemented in the next session of the state Legislative Assembly.

Manohar Parrikar seat bypoll on May 19, BJP may field son

Days after Parrikar’s death, his sons Utpal and Abhijat had issued a statement saying that they will continue to respect the “legacy” their father leaves behind, hinting that Utpal might join politics soon.

Rajnath Singh recalls Manohar Parrikar's 'crucial role' in three border strikes

A condolence meeting for the former Goa chief minister was held in Goa today. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Goa Governor Mridula Sinha were also present at the event.


Highlights: Manohar Parrikar laid to rest at Miramar Beach

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar funeral highlights: With the demise of Manohar Parrikar, the strength of 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly has been reduced to 36. A BJP MLA died last month, while two Congress members had resigned last year.

Will assembly bypolls push up Lok Sabha voter turnout in Goa?

The most important factor that may push up the voter turnout is the assumption that the people want a stable government in Goa, in the aftermath of the death of chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

Manohar Parrikar's ashes to be immersed in rivers, lakes across Goa

Confirming the details, Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar added, “It is our last farewell and it is the state’s way of paying the last respects.”

After Parrikar death, Goa govt orders probe into ‘purification ritual’ at venue

“I have taken strong note of some activities carried out in Kala Academy premises as rituals today. I have ordered an inquiry into it. We cannot promote or patronise unscientific activities inside government buildings,” tweeted Gaude.

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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.


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.

PM Modi honours innovative officers of Indian Army

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.