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Ex-Goa chief minister says he 'was not taken into confidence by BJP' over Dayanand Sopte's entry into party
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Ex-Goa chief minister says he 'was not taken into confidence by BJP' over Dayanand Sopte's entry into party

The resignation of Sopte and Shirodkar, who represents Shiroda seat in south Goa, is seen as a major setback to the Opposition Congress in Goa, at a time when the political situation in the state has become volatile.

'Not a setback': Congress says it will continue efforts to form govt in Goa after two leaders quit Assembly
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'Not a setback': Congress says it will continue efforts to form govt in Goa after two leaders quit Assembly

Last month, the Congress had submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha, staking claim to form an alternate government.

Goa CMO says Manohar Parrikar seeing improvement in health, being treated at makeshift medical facility at his residence
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Goa CMO says Manohar Parrikar seeing improvement in health, being treated at makeshift medical facility at his residence

Earlier in the day, a senior official in the CMO said that Manohar Parrikar has been following the line of treatment prescribed by doctors at AIIMS.

Manohar Parrikar arrives in Goa after discharge from AIIMS, to continue treatment with state-run hospital
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Manohar Parrikar arrives in Goa after discharge from AIIMS, to continue treatment with state-run hospital

Manohar Parrikar has been ailing since mid-February and has been treated at different hospitals including those in Goa, Mumbai and the US.

Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa: Union minister Shripad Naik says he should have stayed at AIIMS, completed treatment
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Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa: Union minister Shripad Naik says he should have stayed at AIIMS, completed treatment

Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences last month.

Manohar Parrikar likely to return to Goa today; chief minister had met coalition partners, reviewed pending work on Friday
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Manohar Parrikar likely to return to Goa today; chief minister had met coalition partners, reviewed pending work on Friday

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to return on Sunday from Delhi, where he has been undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a senior government official said on Saturday.

Don't venture into sea till 14 October, Goa govt tells tourists as water level rises due to Cyclone Titli
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Don't venture into sea till 14 October, Goa govt tells tourists as water level rises due to Cyclone Titli

Large tracts on beaches along Goa's coastline were submerged on Tuesday and Wednesday owing to the impact of Cyclone Titli as well as lunar influences.

Manohar Parrikar to meet alliance partners at AIIMS on 12 Oct, likely to discuss matters related to Goa's governance
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Manohar Parrikar to meet alliance partners at AIIMS on 12 Oct, likely to discuss matters related to Goa's governance

Highly placed sources said Manohar Parrikar is likely to distribute additional portfolios to his Cabinet ministers during this week.

Goa Mining People's Forum to sit on day-long hunger strike in Panaji to protest halt on iron ore-extraction activity
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Goa Mining People's Forum to sit on day-long hunger strike in Panaji to protest halt on iron ore-extraction activity

Mining-dependent people in Goa will sit on a day-long hunger strike in Panaji on Friday over their demand for resumption of the industry in the state.

Goa political crisis: BJP ministers Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet
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Goa political crisis: BJP ministers Francis D'Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar dropped from Manohar Parrikar cabinet

BJP president Amit Shah had said that Manohar Parrikar would continue in his post and announced that a reshuffle of the state's ministers would soon take place.

Manohar Parrikar is 'fine', no question of leadership change in Goa, says state BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar
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Manohar Parrikar is 'fine', no question of leadership change in Goa, says state BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar

The BJP ruled out change in leadership in Goa, claiming Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, admitted to AIIMS, is fine.

Goa Congress president writes to governor, claims Manohar Parrikar may try to dissolve Assembly
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Goa Congress president writes to governor, claims Manohar Parrikar may try to dissolve Assembly

Congress President Girish Chodankar said that the Manohar Parrikar-led government is in minority and is struggling with its allies and intra-party politics

Manohar Parrikar to arrive Goa tomorrow after completing medical treatment in US
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Manohar Parrikar to arrive Goa tomorrow after completing medical treatment in US

Earlier in 2018, Manohar Parrikar underwent a three-month-long treatment for a pancreatic ailment at a US hospital

Goa Congress unit claims three BJP MLAs may help pull down Manohar Parrikar-led government
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Goa Congress unit claims three BJP MLAs may help pull down Manohar Parrikar-led government

Goa spokesman Dayanand Sopte said the numbers would tilt in favour of the Congress if the three BJP MLAs crossed over

Congress unit in Goa seeks President's Rule in absence of Manohar Parrikar, claims state is facing 'constitutional crisis'
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Congress unit in Goa seeks President's Rule in absence of Manohar Parrikar, claims state is facing 'constitutional crisis'

Congress' Goa spokesman Ramakant Khalap said the state is facing a "constitutional crisis", and that he has sought an appointment with Governor Mridula Sinha to press for his party's demand for President's rule

Goa's archives to be digitised under Centre's Smart City Mission, says minister Vijai Sardesai
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Goa's archives to be digitised under Centre's Smart City Mission, says minister Vijai Sardesai

Goa's archives, considered to be one of the oldest in Asia, will now be digitised under the Centre's 'Smart City Mission', said state archives and archaeology minister Vijai Sardesai.

Formalin scare: Fish prices soar in Goa, rough weather affects fishing in state; local supply low
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Formalin scare: Fish prices soar in Goa, rough weather affects fishing in state; local supply low

The markets in Margao, Panaji, Mapusa and Vasco areas have been witnessing a lull as the import of fish has completely stopped following the ban imposed by the state government on it till this month-end. Currently, there is also a ban till 31 July

Public drinking to attract hefty fine in Goa from 15 Aug; Manohar Parrikar says penalty for using plastic bags to be hiked to Rs 2,500
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Public drinking to attract hefty fine in Goa from 15 Aug; Manohar Parrikar says penalty for using plastic bags to be hiked to Rs 2,500

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar warned against drinking in the public in Goa, but did not specify the penalty citizens would have to pay if caught.

Goa Police arrests taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting 20-year-old woman
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Goa Police arrests taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting 20-year-old woman

A taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman in Goa, further investigations are underway