If push comes to shove, tourism and allied business interests is what will dictate the BJP’s beef policy – at least in Goa.
He tried creating his own world almost wholly made up of people drawn from Goa, but Lutyen’s Delhi had its own inexorable ways of breaching his citadel from time to time
While Parrikar set in motion important reform processes, he was unable to cut through his ministry’s byzantine bureaucracy and ends his tenure with a few achievements.
If a circuit bench were to be set up in Goa – a discussion the state government wants to avoid – activists say there would be four times the number of cases that are currently before the Pune bench.
The floating casinos are expected to be relocated to Mopa and will help BJP sell its controversial new airport project.
The court was responding to a plea filed by the Congress, which argued that governor Mridula Sinha’s invitation to the BJP to form government was “illegal”.
Party with three MLAs that campaigned on anti-saffron platform will now join hands to bring the BJP back to power.
Comments by Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah have fired up speculation on the BJP’s choice for the chief ministerial candidate for Goa.
While the Modi government has tried and to a certain extent succeeded in making the defence ministry less graft-ridden, it still has a long way in formalising the way it investigates and clamps down on corruption.
According to police statistics, the number of stone throwing incidents fell drastically in October – before demonetisation – and has remained stagnant since.
“Why should I bind myself? I should say I am a responsible nuclear power and I will not use it irresponsibly. This is my [personal] thinking,” Parrikar said.
The defence minister continues to use the army’s surgical strikes to attack the opposition and claim credit for the government – and now the entire Sangh parivar.
Parrikar’s assertion conveniently glosses over the fact that earlier governments consciously chose to operate under the umbrella of plausible deniability, former ministers and officials familiar with some of those operations told The Wire.
The constitution gives the people inalienable rights, the most precious of which is the right of dissent. Just when dissent or resistance becomes “anti- national” is not for the politicians, policemen and sundry Hindutva outfits to decide.
The recurring incidents of incursions, and the implementation of an agreement to reduce tensions between border patrols and Sino-India strategic concerns are expected to come up in Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s talks today with top Chinese military officials.
What is it with BJP ministers that an official visit to the United States persuades them that there is virtue in playing deputy sheriff to Uncle Sam?
We don’t want Parrikar the wit. We want a serious-minded defence minister.
‘It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country,’ Sartaj Aziz said.
It seems as though the minister is nostalgic for the bad old days of the 1990s and early 2000s when hundreds, if not thousands were killed in Kashmir, so that he can be seen to be wielding the big stick as Defence Minister.
Manohar Parrikar has roped two Congressmen into the BJP whom he had accused of being corrupt in the past.
Ram Kishan Grewal’s letter to defence minister Manohar Parrikar alleged that he was still not receiving the pension owed to him under the OROP scheme.
Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said New Delhi supported the role of international law in the dispute, but stopped short of saying that the ruling by The Hague should be binding.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stressed that the ministry has already put on hold new transactions with the company.
Manohar Parrikar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu rejected the opposition’s demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe.
Starting out as just a fringe irritant, the shadowy organisation has been emboldened by the Goa government’s support
With the reshuffle, the strength of the Union council has gone up to 76, just six short of the maximum cap of 82 imposed by Article 72 of the constitution.
The by-election victory has taken the BJP’s tally up by one seat only, to 14 MLAs. With 16 seats, the Congress is still the single largest party in the 40-member House.
High Court Raps Airport Authority for Allowing Amit Shah’s Party Meeting Within Goa Airport Premises
The bench was not convinced by the AAI’s defence that the meeting was spontaneous, asking how the many visible arrangements could be made quickly.
Nearly half of India’s weapons, including tanks and artillery guns, have stocks for less than ten days of combat.
The BJP leadership is in two minds over a high profile by-election in Phulpur, which could see the opposition in UP unite and set a template for 2019.
Parrikar said in the House that the ban on sale of liquor along the highways was likely to cause a revenue loss of Rs 7 crore to the Goa government.
Smriti Irani being given the I&B ministry has come as a surprise to many as the post requires the deft handling of the media while presenting the government’s point of view.
The defence ministry is far too big and complex to be managed part-time as an additional charge by another minister, no matter how competent and cerebral he may be.
Goa Congress has demanded action against airport officials for allowing this breach of security regulations
The notification has created apprehensions in the minds of Goans, who fear that the government wants to turn everyone vegetarian, state agriculture minister Vijai Parsai said.
In the smoothly manufactured narrative of the 44-year-old cricketer’s life, there was no room to explore the personal tensions that may have existed.
The party today is a pale, forlorn shadow of its once vibrant self.
In India, the more powerful and well known a person, the more likely he or she will go out of their way to make pro-establishment comments.
Results of state assembly elections can have extended consequences on the composition of the Rajya Sabha.
There has been much speculation that India might be reconsidering its no first use strategy, but such talk has found few takers in the government. For India, the only true purpose of nuclear weapons are as deterrents.