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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.


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.

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses renamed after Manohar Parrikar

February 18, 2020 3:56 pm

The decision has been taken to honour the commitment and legacy of late Manohar Parrikar. He passed away on March 17, 2019.

Biopic to be made on ex-Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

December 14, 2019 8:58 am

Go Goa Gollywood Production has signed an agreement with Utpal Parrikar, son of the former Defence Minister, for the legal rights of the movie that is planned to be released next year.

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

August 16, 2019 2:13 pm

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

July 31, 2019 12:00 pm

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

July 12, 2019 7:02 am

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

May 26, 2019 3:07 pm

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

May 23, 2019 8:13 pm

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.


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.