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Manohar Parrikar had Rafale file all memorised, blamed Jaitley for delaying OROP: New book

Book titled ‘An Extraordinary Life’ also recounts Manohar Parrikar’s sleepless night when Indian troops conducted surgical strikes across the LoC in 2016.
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Manohar Parrikar blew hot and cold with media, especially Goan reporters

In ‘An Extraordinary Life’, Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar write about how Parrikar’s image as a transparent leader was undone by his media restrictions.
Uddhav Thackeray | @ShivSena/Twitter

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.
Amit Shah (left) and Nitin Gadkari (right) | ThePrint

After Parrikar’s death, Amit Shah & Nitin Gadkari worked in the background to retain Goa

Nitin Gadkari was the first to fly to Panaji after Manohar Parrikar died, and held talks with BJP's allies. Amit Shah followed as the parties struggled to reach a consensus.
Pramod Sawant takes oath of Goa C M

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.
File photo of Goa governor Mridula Sinha | youtube.com

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.

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Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt is embracing some discarded Congress policies. But they won’t work even now

Policies like deficit monetisation, loan restructuring, higher tariffs and import licencing have been brought back to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.
In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

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PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.