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Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

13 Jul 2019

Goa: Congress MLA, who joined BJP, to become deputy CM

Earlier this week, a setback hit Congress in Goa after 10 of its MLAs joined the ruling BJP. And the saffron party is all poised to reward the former Congress MLAs, accordingly.

Goa: Two MGP MLAs join BJP in another late-night drama

27 Mar 2019

Goa: Two MGP MLAs join BJP in another late-night drama

In yet another late-night development in Goa, two out of three MLAs of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have joined BJP, taking the latter's strength in the State Assembly to 14 legislators.

Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

20 Mar 2019

Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

Newly-appointed Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant passed the floor test on Wednesday after 20 MLAs voted in favor of the government, led by BJP.

BJP's Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM at 2am

19 Mar 2019

BJP's Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa CM at 2am

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state to succeed Manohar Parrikar reportedly in a "hasty, post-midnight ceremony".

Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon

18 Mar 2019

Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon

Goa BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar said the party would announce the next Chief Minister at 2 PM on Monday. A swearing-in ceremony will take place after 3 PM, Tendulkar said, reports PTI.

After Manohar Parrikar's demise, who will now be Goa's CM

18 Mar 2019

After Manohar Parrikar's demise, who will now be Goa's CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday, after battling pancreatic cancer for months. With his demise, politics in the coastal state entered a phase of uncertainty and soon two meetings were held in two separate settings.

Goa: Shiv Sena meets Governor, asks to dissolve state assembly

12 Oct 2018

Goa: Shiv Sena meets Governor, asks to dissolve state assembly

The Goa unit of the Shiv Sena submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha demanding that the State Assembly be dissolved due to "non-functioning" of the government and inability of any party to form an alternate government.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar calls cabinet meeting at AIIMS, Delhi

12 Oct 2018

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar calls cabinet meeting at AIIMS, Delhi

In what marks the first meeting of its kind, ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has called a cabinet meeting at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, where he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Parrikar will continue being CM, changes in Cabinet soon: Shah

24 Sep 2018

Parrikar will continue being CM, changes in Cabinet soon: Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to stick with Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa despite his illness.

Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

19 Sep 2018

Congress claims it has numbers to form government in Goa

Congress today claimed that it has the support of over 21 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, giving it enough strength to form the government in Goa.

Goa: BJP looks for alternatives, Parrikar being airlifted to AIIMS

15 Sep 2018

Goa: BJP looks for alternatives, Parrikar being airlifted to AIIMS

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly been airlifted to AIIMS, New Delhi for cancer treatment, at 8:00am today.

Goa PWD-Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hospitalized in Mumbai for unknown illness

10 Jul 2018

Goa PWD-Minister Sudin Dhavalikar hospitalized in Mumbai for unknown illness

Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, a family member said today but refused to identify the illness.

Congress in Goa, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar, planning a 'Karnataka'

17 May 2018

Congress in Goa, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar, planning a 'Karnataka'

In the aftermath of Karnataka rumble, Congress has said it will now approach Goa's Governor to form the government since they were the single largest party there, back then.

Goa-CM Parrikar may go abroad for treatment after Mumbai health-check-up

05 Mar 2018

Goa-CM Parrikar may go abroad for treatment after Mumbai health-check-up

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar will go to Mumbai today for a health check-up and if needed, may even go abroad for further treatment, his office said.

2019-LS elections in sight, Modi meets BJP-CMs to take stock

01 Mar 2018

2019-LS elections in sight, Modi meets BJP-CMs to take stock

PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have begun planning in earnest for the upcoming assembly polls and the big gun, 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

As CM Manohar Parrikar ails, controversies and complications arise

20 Feb 2018

As CM Manohar Parrikar ails, controversies and complications arise

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar complained of stomach-ache on Wednesday night; he was subsequently taken to the Goa Medical College and Hospital for check-up.

Manohar Parrikar, the first IITian to become CM, turns 62

13 Dec 2017

Manohar Parrikar, the first IITian to become CM, turns 62

Incumbent Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar is often described as an RSS pracharak, IITian, hard taskmaster and Modi's confidante.

Goa Budget 2017: New CM Parrikar announces costlier petrol, beer

25 Mar 2017

Goa Budget 2017: New CM Parrikar announces costlier petrol, beer

After a rocky government formation process, new Goa CM Manohar Parrikar doubled VAT on motor spirit from 7% to 15%, and hiked beer prices by Rs. 2-5 in the 2017-18 Goa budget.

Parrikar proves majority in Goa

16 Mar 2017

Parrikar proves majority in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar proved his majority during the floor test in the Goa assembly.

Supreme Court advances Goa floor test

15 Mar 2017

Supreme Court advances Goa floor test

The SC has advanced the floor test by the Parrikar government in Goa to 16 March. The court rejected a plea by the Congress to hold a composite floor test.

Manohar Parrikar sworn-in as Goa's Chief Minister

14 Mar 2017

Manohar Parrikar sworn-in as Goa's Chief Minister

BJP leader Manohar Parrikar has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Goa. He took the oath in Konkani.

Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa CM

13 Mar 2017

Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa CM

Governor Mridula Sinha has invited Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to form the government in Goa after the BJP concluded hasty negotiations with independents and smaller candidates. The BJP has shown support of 21 MLAs.

Goa's future undecided, 2 constituencies remain

11 Mar 2017

Goa's future undecided, 2 constituencies remain

In Goa, Congress has secured 17 seats and the BJP is trailing behind with 13 seats.

Goa: Congress leads in early trends, CM Parsekar loses seat

11 Mar 2017

Goa: Congress leads in early trends, CM Parsekar loses seat

Counting for the 40 seats in Goa began at 8:30am on March 11. In a big blow to BJP, CM Laxmikant Parsekar lost his Mandrem seat. There are speculations that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will return as CM if BJP wins.

EC: Capt. Amarinder can use personal lock at Lambi strong-room

09 Feb 2017

EC: Capt. Amarinder can use personal lock at Lambi strong-room

On Wednesday, the Election Commission stated that it is legally okay for Captain Amarinder Singh to put a personal lock on the strong room, where electronic voting machines (EVMs) of Lambi constituency have been kept.

Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab

06 Feb 2017

Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab

Both the AAP as well as the Congress expressed confidence that their campaigning was sufficient to oust the SAD-BJP from the state.

Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears

05 Feb 2017

Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears

Officials in Goa gave away 600 pink teddy bears to first-time women voters in the state.

Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%

04 Feb 2017

Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%

EC officials announced final voter turnout for polling in Punjab and Goa in their media brief.

So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%

04 Feb 2017

So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%

As of 3pm, Goa has recorded an overall voter turnout of 67%. In Punjab, the overall voter turnout is 48% (as of 2:30 pm).

Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM

04 Feb 2017

Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM

Goa and Punjab go to polls on February 4 as assembly elections begin in five states.

Goa falls short of female candidates in 2017 assembly polls

03 Feb 2017

Goa falls short of female candidates in 2017 assembly polls

Despite of a higher female literacy than the national average and female voters outnumbering men, Goa still fell short in female candidates for its 2017 assembly elections.

Will create systems to remove corruption within 90 days: AAP

26 Jan 2017

Will create systems to remove corruption within 90 days: AAP

Elvis Gomes, AAP's chief ministerial candidate in Goa said the party would design and implement systems to eliminate graft within 90 days of coming to power.

Parrikar questions AAP's schemes: Goa polls

23 Jan 2017

Parrikar questions AAP's schemes: Goa polls

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar questioned AAP's claims that it will double funding to all schemes started by him when he was the Chief Minister of the state.

Changes galore in Mumbai

17 Jan 2017

Changes galore in Mumbai

Fake cops at railway station in Mira Road making a living by forcing people to pay fines have been unmasked.

AAP promises free water, wi-fi to people of Goa

15 Jan 2017

AAP promises free water, wi-fi to people of Goa

As part of its election campaign in the state, AAP promised free water, wi-fi, cheap electricity and more jobs to the people of Goa in the party's election manifesto.

Goa polls to be monitored via live-streaming

10 Jan 2017

Goa polls to be monitored via live-streaming

According to a senior official, the Election Commission of India will monitor election rallies in Goa through live-streaming and web casting.

Kejriwal: Accept money from Cong, BJP, but vote for AAP

08 Jan 2017

Kejriwal: Accept money from Cong, BJP, but vote for AAP

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal urged voters in Goa to accept money if it is offered by Congress and BJP workers, but asked them to make sure they vote for AAP.

Goa polls round the corner

06 Jan 2017

Goa polls round the corner

Polls in Goa will be held on February 4, 2017 as announced by the Election Commission.

Some hits and some misses from Mumbai

05 Jan 2017

Some hits and some misses from Mumbai

Navi Mumbai may have to wait much longer for an airport.