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Parrikar reaches assembly to present state budget

Parrikar reaches assembly to present state budget

Parrikar reaches assembly to present state budget. After being hospitalised for a week due to health issues, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday reached the state Assembly to present the budget. The Budget session of the Goa Legislative Assembly, which began on February 19, is expected to be out today by the Chief Minister. Parrikar was hospitalised in Mumbai on February 14

Goa needs to create permanent infra to host IFFI: Parrikar

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikartoday said Goa needs to create permanent infrastructure to host IFFI. The Centre in 2014 had declared Goa as a permanent venue to host this annual film festival. “The next step for Goa is to create permanent infrastructure to host IFFI,” said Parrikar, a former Chief Minister of the coastal state.

Discomfort due to demonetisation will be over in 5-7 days: Parrikar

Panaji: The “temporary discomfort” caused due to the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes will be over within “five to seven” days by when new currency notes will flow into the system, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. “2,000 rupee notes won’t work every where, I understand. It has been more than 10 days

Only 5% Army veterans facing problems over OROP: Parrikar

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said 95 per cent of retired defence personnel have benefited from the implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and problems being faced by the remaining 5 per per cent will be resolved in the next two months. The comments by Parrikar came against the backdrop of

Won’t discuss OROP with ‘politicised’ ex-soldiers: Parrikar

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that he would not like to discuss the OROP issue with ex-soldiers with a political leaning or ex-servicemen who had formed political parties. Addressing a press conference here, he also said that only “four to five” per cent of the retired soldiers had not been drawing benefits

Amarinder seeks removal of Parrikar

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today said Defence minister Manohar Parrikar should be removed immediately for “not withdrawing” his ministry’s circular which purportedly downgraded the status of armed forces vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts. “Equating a civilian principal director with a major general (in place of the earlier brigadier rank officer), a director-ranked officer to a

Parrikar expresses grief over Quetta attack

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday expressed grief over the terror attack in Quetta city in Pakistan that killed at least 59 persons and said terrorism in any form can’t be justified. “Non-state actors involved in terrorism should be curtailed. Sometimes, it bounces (back) on you also… I think this is one of

Rank parity discrepancies will be addressed: Parrikar

  New Delhi:  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the ministry would check if ranks of armed forces personnel have changed vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts, and any discrepancies would be rectified in a week. A circular issued by the Defence Ministry, dated October 18, on rank equivalence between defence officers and armed forces headquarters

RSS-trained PM, Parrikar inspired Army for surgical strike: Goa BJP

  Panaji:  The BJP in Goa has defended Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his remarks crediting RSS teachings for the surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, with its spokesperson claiming the September 29 strike needed a “director”. “The (Indian) Army has carried out the surgical strike and we appreciate and congratulate it. But for the

RSS-trained PM, Parrikar inspired Army for surgical strike: Goa BJP

Panaji: The BJP in Goa has defended Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his remarks crediting RSS teachings for the surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, with its spokesperson claiming the September 29 strike needed a “director”. “The (Indian) Army has carried out the surgical strike and we appreciate and congratulate it. But for the strike

Parrikar demeaning armed forces, alleges AAP

New Delhi: The BJP-AAP war of words on cross-LOC surgical strikes today intensified as the Arvind Kejriwal-led party accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of “demeaning” the armed forces and threatened to file a police complaint against him. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra called Parrikar “Shah Rangeela”, the Mughal Emperor who it is claimed indulged in

Terror foremost challenge for Asean countries: Parrikar

T New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday called terrorism the “foremost challenge” for the Asean member-countries, adding that there is a need to delegitimise it as an instrument of state policy. Parrikar said: “Terrorism remains foremost challenge to our (Asean) region. We need to oppose terrorism resolutely everywhere, delegitimise it as an instrument

Parrikar meets defence chiefs after Baramulla attack

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday met the three Service chiefs in the wake of a terror attack at a Rashtriya Rifle camp in Baramulla town of Jammu and Kashmir. Army chief General Dalbir Singh, Air Force chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba met the minister as tension continues

Parrikar, Rajnath meet to discuss Kashmir, BRICS Summit

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues, including situation in Jammu and Kashmir and security for BRICS Summit to be held in Goa next month. During the half-an-hour long meeting, the two senior ministers discussed the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley as well as

Uri attack: Cong trains gun on Modi, Parrikar

New Delhi: Congress today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Uri terror attack, holding him “singularly responsible for the complete disarray”, and asked if he would act against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. “India’s borders & National Security has been under siege for last 2 years. Def Min. should be held accountable (sic),” Congress’ chief

I am a disciplined Swayamsevak: Parrikar on RSS-Goa rumblings

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikartoday downplayed the issue of rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar floating a political outfit in poll-bound Goa.”So many parties are there. AAP is there. Anyone can float the party, this is democracy,” the ex-CM of Goa said.He refused to comment on the happenings in the RSS in Goa but added that

Amarinder asks Parrikar to stand by defence forces

Chandigarh: Taking strong exception to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar asking the services chiefs to implement the seventh Pay Commission recommendations despite their objections, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today asked him to stand by the defence services and not the “babus” in the government. “The babus not only know nothing about the defence services, but

Parrikar asked Gadkari to sack me: Velingkar

Panaji: Sacked RSS leader Subhash Velingkar alleged on Friday that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s first task as the election in-charge of Goa was to sack him as Sangh Chalak for the Goa unit. Velingkar also said that his newly-floated parallel unit of the Goa RSS would continue to do its work in the state, irrespective

Why didn’t Parrikar object to PM, Advani’s Pak trip: Digvijay

Panaji: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today criticised Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his “Pakistan is hell” remark and sought to know whey he did not object when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leader L K Advani visited the neighbouring country. The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said Parrikar’s remarks on Pakistan and his

Breaking: Army chief briefs Parrikar on affidavit against V.K. Singh

New Delhi: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Thursday briefed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar about an affidavit in which he accused former Army chief General V.K. Singh, who is now a minister in the Narendra Modi government. Parrikar had sought details about the affidavit, which was originally filed in the Armed Forces Tribunal in 2012,