Tag Archives: Manohar Parrikar

One Rank One Pension Scheme Accepted but Legalities Pending: Minister

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, said defence minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration, the financial implication need to be calculated, once the modalities ...

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Inaugural Movie Title in Indian Panorama Allegedly ‘Hurt Religious Sentiments’

A controversy has erupted based on the inaugural movie title in the Indian Panorama, claiming it hurt the religious sentiments, after the 45th prestigious film award ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) seemed to be to its fullest at the inaugural ceremony with the presence of two amazing actors from the Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth. ...

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Modi’s New Cabinet: Winners and Losers with Portfolios

The expansion of new Union Cabinet witnessed the gains as well as loss of the newly inducted ministers, who shook hands with Modi cabinet on Sunday. The 44 member cabinet team has gone up to 66 member team, of which 26 are of cabinet rank, 13 Ministers of State with independent charge and 26 ministers of state. While 21 new ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Was it Required at All?

Though the cabinet reshuffle is often the Prime Minister’s prerogative, the way 21 new ministers were inducted and some old gurads were shunted out of plum ministries shows that some extraneous factor have really influenced the whole expansion drama on Sunday. Giving in to pressure from allies was another angle of the reshuffle but pleasing too many claimants within the ...

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Laxmikant Parsekar Sworn-in Goa CM as D’Souza Relents

Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Saturday took oath as chief minister to succeed Manohar Parrikar who is becoming a union minister. The tussle between Catholic lobby supporting D’Souza and RSS backing Parsekar showed who calls the shots in the party. Parsekar took the oath of office and secrecy soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) succeeded in persuading Deputy Chief ...

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As Parrikar Moves to Centre, Goa Witnesses Worst Succession Battle

Today, Saturday morning will see Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar resign and leave room for his successor in Panaji but the takeover is not as smooth as the party might hope to see as all hell appears to have broken loose with Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza threatening to quit if he was forced to work under juniors to him. Following the ...

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Parrikar to Resign as CM, Set to Join Modi Cabinet

Clearing all speculations of joining Union Cabinet as Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has almost confirmed to get into Unions Cabinet, for which he is all set to resign his chief ministerial post on Friday. After meeting BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday, Parrikar revealed that Shah has asked him to accept any new responsibility offered by the ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Manohar Parrikar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Yashwant Sinha’s son, 9 Others Likely

Ahead of the plan for reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, speculations are running high on Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to take over as the Defence Minister, said sources on Wednesday. The expansion of Modi’s cabinet is likely to take place on November 9, Sunday. While there is no Defence Minister at present, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been given ...

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