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Parrikar misleading Goa on coal issue: Aleixo Reginald Lourenco

Aleixo Reginald Lourenco Manohar Parrikar

PANAJI: The Congress kept up the pressure on the state government with Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginald Lourenco reiterating that the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government was tacitly supporting Mormugao Port Trust’s (MPT) coal expansion plans.   The Congress MLA asserted that expansion of MPT’s coal handling capacity would only benefit corporates and not Goa.   Responding to chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s ...

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar once got caught watching an Adult Movie

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was at a Children’s Day function in Panaji yesterday, and he thought the best story to tell in this occasion will be that of the time he watched an “adult movie” in his youth and got busted, reported India Today. CM Parrikar was interacting with school students here (ahem-ahem) when a kid asked him about ...

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Goa BJP, Nilesh Cabral did not condemn Sadhvi Saraswati’s provocative statements, now why condemn Church on desecration: Congress


Nearly a fortnight after an article in a Church-run magazine compared the Bharatiya Janta Party-led government to Hitler’s rise in Germany, the Congress party in Goa came out in support of the article and said that the BJP’s rule in Goa was akin to the Nazi rule in Germany, reports The Hindu. “The BJP is rightfully charged by the Renovacao magazine that the BJP rule in ...

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Parrikar admits he wanted Green Tribunal shifted to Delhi, GCAF alleges builder lobby ‘bribed’ him for NGT transfer


  Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) The decision to shift the jurisdiction of the NGT court for Goa-related cases to Delhi from Pune was taken on the state government’s recommendation, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday. “Pune is not convenient for us as, if a lawyer has to be sent to represent any case, it takes three days… Delhi has ...

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State Machinery, Ministers on behalf of Parrikar, intimidated Panjim, Valpoi voters, even as  75% voting recorded in Goa by-polls


Panaji (IANS/IndiaScribes): The Congress has claimed that the entire State Machinery including the police and administrative officers, and several elected MLAs were present in full force in their official vehicles and security routine and bodyguards to intimidate and dominate voters both in Panaji and Valpoi which went to polls today. “The BJP candidates Manohar Parrikar and former Congressman Vishwajit Rane ...

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Goa desecrations: Police hiding evidence, fabricating stories under political pressure: Church


Panaji: The theories of the Goa Police over two madmen and a herd of cattle responsible for religious desecrations across the state is “too much of a coincidence”, a fact-finding panel endorsed by the Goa Church said on Tuesday. “It is too much of a co-incidence that two madmen are desecrating crosses in Goa without a motive,” the report which was ...

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Parrikar misusing State infra, machinery, should have resigned as CM: Shiv Sena


Panaji: The Shiv Sena on Monday said Manohar Parrikar should have resigned as Goa Chief Minister before contesting the 23 August Panaji bypoll to ensure a level-playing field for the other candidates in the fray. Parrikar, the BJP candidate in the by-election, is pitted against the Congress’ Girish Chodankar and the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) nominee, Anand Shirodkar. The Sena, which is ...

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Sting operation reveals Parrikar manipulated desecration probe, forced Goa Police to nail Francis as sole culprit


A sting operation conducted jointly by IndiaScribes.com and the Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) has revealed that Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, under tremendous pressure from his coalition partners and his own Dy CM Michael Lobo had manipulated the entire police investigations into the desecration of religious structures in Goa. Top sources in the Goa police as well as the Goa ...

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Goa Church: Parrikar and 2 other politicians manipulated desecration probe, Francis made scapegoat, real culprits still free


PANAJI: According to a Times of India report, the fact finding team comprising members of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman’s social work wing — the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP) and the Centre of Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) — in its report released on Monday has recommended that a special investigation team be constituted under ...

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Parrikar and Vijai Sardesai will turn Mopa into Sin City, Panaji and Goa into a concrete jungle


BY JONATHAN DESOUZA: CM Manohar Parrikar and TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai are hell bent on transforming Goa and Panaji in particular into a dense commercial concrete jungle, the GCAF in an interview to media persons in Mumbai said. The duo are hand-in-glove with several huge construction houses, hotel chains, and entertainment magnates including the Casino lobby to convert Goa into a dense ...

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