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Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant proves majority in Assembly

After winning a floor test in the House, CM Sawant urged all members to join him in ensuring that developmental work reaches all regions of the state.
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Midnight political drama in Goa between BJP & its allies a shameless game of power: Shiv Sena

The political drama in Goa after Manohar Parrikar's death shows a terrible state of democracy, said Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana.
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Pramod Sawant takes oath as Goa CM in late night swearing-in ceremony

Goa's new BJP-led government was sworn-in around 2am on Wednesday with the support of 20 MLAs, including three each from allies GFP, MGP and independents.
Pramod Sawant

BJP’s Pramod Sawant, an RSS thoroughbred & ayurvedic doctor, sworn in as Goa CM

Pramod Sawant, 45, is a two-term BJP MLA from North Goa’s Sanquelim and was the assembly Speaker. He is expected to get two deputies.
File image of Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari | PTI

No consensus yet on next Goa CM, says Nitin Gadkari after talks with allies

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari held day-long talks with allies as the party attempted to keep its govt in Goa stable following the death of CM Manohar Parrikar.
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One-fourth of Goa MLAs in race for chief minister’s post after Manohar Parrikar’s death

Four-time CM Manohar Parrikar's selection for the post was the condition on which regional players helped the BJP form the state government in 2017.
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Congress MLAs meet Governor Mridula Sinha & stake claim to form Goa govt

We demand to be invited to form the govt under the circumstances where the current government does not exist after Parrikar's demise, said an opposition leader.
Manohar Parrikar

What bothered Manohar Parrikar about defence ministry: the ‘atmosphere of suspicion’

A friend reminisces how Manohar Parrikar wanted to do something about the overwhelming tendency in the ministry ‘to first say no to everything’.

New chief minister of Goa to be sworn in Monday: State BJP president Vinay Tendulkar

Goa assembly speaker Pramod Sawant, BJP ally Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar and BJP legislator Vishwajit Rane are the aspirants for the post.
Manohar Parrikar

How Manohar Parrikar became my friend over chats about a moped, red shirt & green tea

This reporter first met Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who passed away Sunday, at Panaji in 1999, when the Lok Sabha elections were underway.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?