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26-Jan-2017 Panaji

Goa party flays Parrikar for 'sleeping' during R-Day parade

A political outfit mentored by former Goa Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Subhash Velingkar on Thursday flayed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar after pictures of him with eyes closed and head drooping during the Republic Day parade in Delhi appeared...

24-Jan-2017 Panaji

Laxmikant Parsekar became CM 'without asking for it'

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said he is perhaps the first Chief Minister in the country, who got the position without asking for it."I am a Chief Minister now, but I had never staked claim to the position. I was President of the state...

11-Jan-2017 Panaji

Laxmikant Parsekar hails Costa's Goan roots

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said it was a matter of pride that a person of Goan origin was the head of the state in Portugal.Parsekar was responding to questions about demands from opposition parties seeking an apology from Portuguese...

31-Dec-2016 Panaji

No specific terror alert for Goa : Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said that there was no specific terror alert received by the state government from central intelligence agencies related to New Year festivities.Parsekar said that the travel advisory issued by Israel could...

12-Dec-2016 Panaji

BJP-MGP alliance crisis continues to rattle

The BJP-MGP alliance crisis in Goa showed no sign of abating on Monday as Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar asked MGP ministers to quit the cabinet and told them not to test his patience."He should quit and go. He stays there, enjoys the warmth of being...

09-Dec-2016 Panaji

Goa BJP condemns alliance partner's demand to sack Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa's ruling BJP on Friday condemned alliance partner MGP's demand to replace Laxmikant Parsekar as Chief Minister, ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, adding that the party would not change its leadership "under any condition".Addressing a press conference,...

19-Nov-2016 Panaji

Don't use law to ban beef consumption : Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that if beef is part of someone's cuisine, the law should not be used to ban its consumption, adding that as the political head of the state he respected the sentiments of the minorities on the issue.He said...

19-Nov-2016 Panaji

Goa CM's son taunts Arvind Kejriwal over Mamata video

A few days after the opposition parties, including AAP, took on Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for prostrating himself before Prime Minister Narendra Modi with folded hands during a public meeting in Goa, Parsekar's son has hit back at Delhi Chief...

13-Nov-2016 Panaji

Give me 50 days to weed out ill-gotten wealth : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an impassioned plea to the nation to give him just 50 days to weed out ill-gotten wealth in the country.Speaking at a Goa government function near Panaji, he said his drive against corruption and black money, especially...

13-Nov-2016 Panaji

People chose us to get rid of black money: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that demonetization of 500 and 1,000 rupees notes was necessary to end corruption and black money and the step was taken to benefit the poor.In a speech after laying the foundation stone of the new Mopa Greenfield...

22-Oct-2016 Panaji

Prima facie case against IGP: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said that there was a prima facie case against former Goa IGP Sunil Garg, who is facing graft accusations and currently being probed by the state Lokayukta.Speaking to IANS, Parsekar said, that he had forwarded...

18-Sep-2016 Panaji

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar condemns Uri attack

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 17 soldiers were killed.He also asked the central government to respond to the attack."What has happened is most unfortunate....

31-Aug-2016 Panaji

Goa RSS chief should not have been sacked: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday expressed regret over the unceremonious removal of Subhash Velingkar as the state RSS chief.The Chief Minister initially refused to comment on the sacking of Velingkar, the state's seniormost swayamsevak...

16-Aug-2016 Panaji

FIR against Goa IGP only after vigilance probe: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said that a First Information Report (FIR) against Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg in a bribery case would be filed only based on the outcome of the ongoing vigilance probe by the state Chief Secretary."Chief...

12-Aug-2016 Panaji

Chinese minister leaves Goa after reviewing BRICS preparations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi left for New Delhi on Friday evening after a day-long visit to Goa during which he reviewed logistical and security arrangements in the state which is hosting the upcoming BRICS summit which Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected...

12-Aug-2016 Panaji

Goa CM assures impartial probe into graft charge against IGP

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the state assembly on Friday that a non-police official will conduct an impartial inquiry into bribery allegations against Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg."An independent and impartial inquiry by a non-police...

09-Aug-2016 Panaji

Number of drug peddlers on rise in Goa: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday conceded there was an increase in the number of drug peddlers in the state, while a ruling party legislator alleged in the assembly that drugs in Goa were being sold in connivance with police officials.Parsekar...

08-Aug-2016 Panaji

Feni now a Goa heritage drink, on par with Scotch, tequila

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday introduced an amendment to the state excise duty law, elevating Feni -- a popular, locally brewed cashew-based alcohol -- to the status of a heritage spirit and bringing it on par with Scotch whisky and tequila."Having...

05-Aug-2016 Panaji

Goa ATS keeping tabs on Kashmiris: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Police is monitoring the movement of Kashmiris as well as refugees from the IS-affected regions, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Friday.Parsekar also said that intelligence inputs indicated that Goa was an "important target for terrorism" and...

02-Aug-2016 Panaji

No 'matka' gambling centre operating in Goa : Laxmikant Parsekar

There is no 'matka' gambling centre operating in Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the assembly on Tuesday against the backdrop of an ongoing police investigation into the matter."There is no 'matka' booking centre in the state. However, whenever...

01-Aug-2016 Panaji

Naval air enclave proposed at Goa airport: Laxmikant Parsekar

A provision has been made for a naval air enclave spread over five acres at the upcoming Mopa International Airport in North Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the assembly on Monday."There is a provision of naval air enclave for which five acre...

30-Jul-2016 Goa

HRD Minister Prakash Javdekar inaugurates IIT Goa Campus

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javdekar inaugurated Indian Institute of Technology, Goa on Saturday, July 30th. He also laid the foundation stone for IIT Goa Students’ Hostel. The newly set up IIT Goa shall function from temporary campus...

26-Jul-2016 Panaji

Nigerians majorly account for drug crime arrests: Laxmikant Parsekar

Nigerian nationals accounted for more than half of the foreigners arrested in drug related crimes in Goa over the last four years, revealed state home statistics tabled in the legislative assembly on Tuesday.The statistics tabled by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar,...

23-Jul-2016 Panaji

Goa CM orders shifting of casino vessel parked near bird sanctuary

Facing pressure from civil society groups, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday ordered the removal of a new offshore casino vessel parked near the state's only bird sanctuary.Civil society groups had threatened a day long strike unless the casino...

20-Jul-2016 Panaji (Goa)

Tourism now a year-long affair, need to be alert: Laxmikant Parsekar

With tourism in Goa now a 365-day phenomenon, adequate security measures need to be taken and people need to be alert, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday. The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organised by Goa Police to induct a batch...

08-Jul-2016 Panaji (Goa)

Casinos firmly entrenched; can't remove them: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said his government has not been able to put an end to casino business because of the pro-investor environment in India and the legal protections that investors enjoy."Not just our government. The central government...

03-Jul-2016 Panaji

Used mining pits should be restored: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday said that abandoned and exhausted mining pits should be restored and adapted for environment and hospitality purposes."It is necessary to conserve wildlife in mining areas. Fifteen days ago, I went to a Vedanta...

02-Jul-2016 Panaji

Full-fledged mining operations after monsoons : Laxmikant Parsekar

Mining of iron ore will resume on a much more comprehensive scale after the monsoons, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday, adding that if mine-owners co-operate in building ore transportation infrastructure, the state government would request...

01-Jul-2016 Panaji

Acted promptly against tainted relative: Laxmikant Parsekar

Denying having protected his brother-in law in a graft case, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said prompt action was taken in the matter, adding that the accused must not suffer more just because he was his (Parsekar's) relative.Parsekar's reaction...

27-Jun-2016 Panaji

Goa Laxmikant Parsekar asks children to be on guard against drug use

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Monday urged children living in the tourism-centric coastal areas and whose families let rooms to foreign tourists, to be on guard against possible use of drugs.Parsekar said only a small fraction of tourists who...

23-Jun-2016 Panaji

No harassment of any AAP leader: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday refuted the AAP's allegation of harassment, and claimed that the party attracted action in each of the state's sub-districts for littering during Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meeting last month.The...

14-Jun-2016 Panaji

Laxmikant Parsekar backs chargesheeted minister

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday backed chargesheeted minister Ramesh Tawadkar, whose resignation is being sought by the opposition, saying the criminal case the minister was involved in was an old and "not a serious one"."It is not a recent...

10-Jun-2016 Panaji

BRICS meet will help improve infrastructure in Goa: Laxmikant Parsekar

Dubbing the upcoming BRICS nations summit in Goa as "one of the biggest events" ever to be organised in the coastal state, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Friday that the meet would help the state improve its infrastructure."Preparation meetings will...

31-May-2016 Panaji (Goa)

Goans annoyed with Nigerians' attitude: Laxmikant Parsekar

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said that Goans are "annoyed" with the behaviour, attitude and way of life of Nigerians living in the coastal state.Speaking to IANS, Parsekar also said that he was getting complaints against Nigerians on many occasions...

29-May-2016 Panaji

Goa a safe destination: Laxmikant Parsekar

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday rejected criticism by the Congress that Goa was an unsafe destination for youngsters, claiming that the government was making efforts to make the state "safer".He also blamed the previous Congress government...

21-May-2016 Panaji

Goa can emulate Paris as fashion destination: Laxmikant Parsekar

Fashion shows are important for a tourist destination like Goa and in the years to come the coastal state could emulate Paris as a global destination for fashion events, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday."For a state like Goa, fashion shows...

11-May-2016 Panaji

Goa rape: Laxmikant Parsekar satisfied with pace of probe

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said he was satisfied with the pace of the police probe into the minor rape case in which a legislator was arrested last week.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an award ceremony organised by a government...

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