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Goans believe in 'Atithi Devo Bhava': Goa Governor

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Two weeks after a government minister called domestic tourists scum of the earth, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday said Goans believe in the philosophy of 'Atithi Devo Bhava'. 'Atithi Devo Bhava' has always been the attitude of Goa and Goans. Goa is one of the famous tourist destinations. Tourism industry contributes a major portion in the state income. The tota...

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Sudin Dhavalikar chosen Goa House leader

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar is currently being treated in a Mumbai hospital for a pancreas-related ailment. In view of the medical condition of the Chief Minister, the 33-da...

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Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, if need be, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday. We want him. We will do everything we can. He could be taken to the US if need be, Lobo told reporters at the state assembly complex...

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Journalist who wrote about Parrikar's health barred from Goa assembly

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) A journalist was on Monday barred from entering the precincts of the Goa legislative assembly, two days after he sent across a message about Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's ill-health and later retracted it. Harish Volvoikar, who runs GoaJunction.com, was stopped by the security personnel on Monday morning, on the first day of the budget session. I am not ...

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PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital

Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. Modi, on a daylong visit to Mumbai, took time off his scheduled engagements to meet Parrikar, who was earlier Defence Minister in the Modi Cabinet, and asked after his health. Parrikar was adm...

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Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed. Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, is admitted in a Mumbai hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. South Goa MP and Bharatiya Janata ...

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CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed. Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, is admitted in a Mumbai hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. South Goa MP and Bharatiya Janata Party...

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Parrikar's attendance at Goa budget session doubtful

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the budget session of the state legislative assembly which begins on Monday due to health reasons, an official said on Sunday. The development raises doubts about Parrikar's medical condition. Speaker Pramod Sawant told reporters on Sunday that a meeting of the assembly's business advisory committee had been...

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Goa CMO, BJP deny news reports on Parrikar's surgery

Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said: The CM is being monitored for inflamed pancreas at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, but has not been advised surgery. He wi...

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Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar's surgery

Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said: The CM is being monitored for inflamed pancreas at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and has not been advised any surgery. He...

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Security at Indian airports is obtrusive, but necessary: AAI chief

Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Security at Indian airports is obtrusive, but nothing much could be done about it in view of threats, Airports Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said on Friday. Airport security is one of the most comprehensive anywhere in the country. In fact, it is a bit too obtrusive for the passengers, but unfortunately there is nothing much you can do because the...

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If leases auctioned, outsiders will 'exploit' Goa's mines: Former CM

Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress lawmaker and former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane on Friday asked the state's BJP-led coalition government to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order cancelling 88 mining leases to ensure that they are not auctioned. Rane said that auctioning of Goa's mines should not be allowed for fear of outsiders exploiting state's resources....

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Congress wishes Parrikar speedy recovery

Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Friday unanimously passed a resolution wishing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar good health and speedy recovery. Parrikar is in a Mumbai hospital and is being treated for mild pancreatitis. Speaking to reporters CLP leader Chandrakant Kavlekar said that ahead of the upcoming budget session the party passed the resol...

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Parrikar doing well, to be discharged soon: CMO

Panaji, Feb 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated for mild pancreatitis in a Mumbai hospital, is doing well and may be discharged soon, a statement by the Chief Minister's Office said on Friday. It is a case of mild pancreatitis. The CM is well and under observation. Likely to be discharged in a day or two, the statement said. Parrikar was rushed to...

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Parrikar being treated in Mumbai for 'mild pancreatitis': Aide

Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital, where is currently undergoing treatment for mild pancreatitis, a party official said on Thursday. CM Manohar Parrikar will be indisposed till February 19, as he is admitted in a Mumbai hospital and is undergoing treatment for mild pancreatitis, former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and a close P...

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Parrikar suffers food poisoning, admitted to Mumbai hospital

Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Thursday rushed to the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai after being diagnosed with food poisoning, an official said. A formal statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said that Parrikar was in Mumbai for a routine check-up. Chief Minister will be unavailable for next two days, as he has to undergo a routine check-...

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Parrikar suffering food poisoning, admitted to Mumbai hospital

Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Thursday rushed to the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai after being diagnosed with food poisoning, an official said. A Chief Minister's Office functionary said that Parrikar was examined at the state government-run Goa Medical College near here late on Wednsday night after complaining of stomach pain. He was examined at ...

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Novelist issues open invite for beer date with Parrikar

Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) Days after Manohar Parrikar's comment about his fear of girls drinking beer went viral and inspired the #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer on social media, a Delhi-based novelist has put out an open invite for a beer date with the Goa Chief Minister. Kota Neelima in an open letter to Parrikar on Wednesday wrote that she along with like-minded men and women will be turning up in Goa...

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Two undertrials, Goa jail guard hospitalised after drinking 'bhang'-laced milk

Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Two undertrials lodged in a jail here and a jail guard were hospitalised on Wednesday after consuming what police suspect was bhang (hemp)-laced milk, late on Tuesday night, officials said. An FIR has been filed at the Mapusa Police Station under Section 328 of the Indian Penal Code (causing hurt by poisoning) against another undertrial Anil Bhue by the authorities ...

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Welcome to Goa, but don't urinate on roads: Parrikar

Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) In a bid to diffuse the controversy stirred by Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai calling domestic tourists as scum of earth, state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that everyone was welcome to the state, provided they do not urinate on roads and add to the state's garbage woes. Parrikar also said that Sardesai's comment will not impact tourism...

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