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  1. Shah finally begins search for leadership alternatives to ParrikarRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 18 : The BJP has formally started its hunt for a leadership alternative to ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, party leaders as well as an alliance partner said on Thursday. The issue of leadership change had been a taboo subject for most of the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership, including MLAs and state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar, who until late on Wednesday had maintained that there was no question of even discussing possible alternatives to Parrikar's leadership as the Chief Minister, who is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer, was "recovering" and "governing the state well".

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  2. VP Naidu meets Portuguese PM in BrusselsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Brussels [Belgium], Oct 19 : Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is in Brussels ahead of the 12th Asia-Europe meeting summit, held a bilateral meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa at the European Union headquarters on Friday. Recalling Prime Minister Costa's successful visit to India in January 2017 when he was honoured with the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award, Naidu commended the former for his personal commitment towards strengthening India-Portugal relations.

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  3. Shah holds talks with allies to find Parrikar's successorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Times of India

    PANAJI: BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday officially started discussions to find a possible successor to ailing chief minister Manohar Parrikar and held talks with leaders of alliance partners. Though the state unit of the BJP has repeatedly maintained that the party is not considering any possibility of change in leadership, Shah held one-on-one meetings with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party's Ramkrishna Dhavalikar and Goa Forward Party's Vijai Sardesai.

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  4. A famous surname and a globetrotting coupleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Times of India

    PANAJI: Sergey Kasparov is making heads turn at the Goa International Open Chess tournament. Whenever someone walks into the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium at Taleigao to witness grandmasters in action, Sergey finds many admirers.

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  5. India-China rivalry looms over Bhutan electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Washington Times

    In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in ... more > Bhutanese voters have already decided to oust their current leaders, voting out their prime minister and his political party in the first round of parliamentary elections last month.

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  6. Congress loses single largest party tag in Goa as two MLAs join BJPRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | The Times of India

    Citing "lack of clarity on leadership" and "not interested in any development" MLAs Dayanand Sopte and Subhash Shirodkar resigned from Goa assembly that resulted in Congress losing the single largest party status in the state. Now Congress and BJP both have 14 seats in the 40-member assembly.

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  7. Congress 'raider' Rane joins Parrikar's successor race in GoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 17 : Early local lore tells of the Ranes as feared Maratha raiders, who would ride into erstwhile Goa and plunder wealth from the region's wealthy folks. In contemporary times, the Congress over the last two days, must have felt the heat of yet another raid -- to be more specific by a descendant of one of the several Rane clans -- Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who has claimed credit for the switch-over of two Congress MLAs into the BJP's pocket.

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  8. Goa Minister Warns Rahul Gandhi to Watch Out After Two Cong MLAs Quit, Switch Sides to BJPRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | India.com

    Panaji: No sooner than two Goa Congress MLAs quit the party to join the BJP , state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who was once a loyal Congressman himself before switching sides, issued a warning to Rahul Gandhi, said reports on Wednesday. "I will demolish the Congress party.

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  9. Congress no longer single largest party in GoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 16 : In a swift masterstroke that brought the legislative strength of BJP and Congress at 14 MLAs each, two Congress legislators on Tuesday resigned and joined the BJP amid charges that the two were threatened to switch sides. The resignations dull the Congress' strategic advantage as the single largest party in the now 38-member Goa Assembly, bringing its strength at par with the BJP's 14. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, who formally welcomed the two Congress renegade lawmakers into the party in the national capital, said the switch would help give "a more firm and development-oriented" government in Goa.

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  10. 2 Goa MLAs switch sides, Cong says BJP murdering democracyRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Mydigitalfc.com

    Two Congress MLAs from Goa, including a former state party chief, joined the BJP on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the opposition party in a state where the saffron party-led alliance government enjoys a thin majority. Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte, both of whom have resigned from the assembly, met BJP president Amit Shah at his residence in Delhi and were later inducted into the party at a press conference addressed by Union minister Piyush Goyal.

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  11. Congress, BJP now equal in Goa as 2 MLAs quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | The Times of India

    With the resignations of Sopte and Shirodkar, the House strength is reduced to 38. While BJP has 14 MLAs, its alliance partners - Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party - have three each, with three independents, too, supporting the government. While BJP has 14 MLAs, its alliance partners - Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Goa Forward Party - have three each, with three independents, too, supporting the government.

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  12. Shot in Arm For BJP as Congress Loses Largest Party Tag in Goa With Exit of Two LawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | India.com

    Panaji: In a major blow to Congress' attempts to dissolve the BJP-led coalition government in Goa , two of its MLAs resigned from the party on Tuesday, bringing down the party's strength from 16 to 14 in the 40-member House. Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte , who went to Delhi late last night, faxed their resignation letters to Speaker Pramod Sawant and are set to join the BJP.

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  13. 2 Congress MLAs resign from Goa AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 16 : Two Congress MLAs from Goa who left for Delhi late on Monday, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday and soon after resigned from the state assembly, an official said. Earlier in the day, Congress leader A. Chellakumar had accused the BJP of poaching the two legislators -- Subhash Shirodkar, a former minister and Dayanand Sopte -- who had set out for the national capital to meet Shah.

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  14. Parrikar may try to dissolve Goa Assembly: Congress to PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 15 : After knocking on the doors of Goa Raj Bhavan several times, the Congress on Monday wrote to President of India Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to keep a check on possible "constitutional overreach" by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who it alleged is trying to seek dissolution of the Assembly by foul means. State Congress president Girish Chodankar also said in his letter to Kovind that the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had also resulted in an unprecedented situation in Goa, where the government as well as the state administration had completely collapsed.

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  15. Parrikar will not quit as CM, to continue work: Goa BJP PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 15 : Ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will not resign as the head of the BJP-led coalition government, Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar said on Monday, ruling out "rumours" that the former Defence Minister was likely to step down from his post due to ill-health. "There is a rumour which is being spread, that the CM will resign.

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  16. Goa Cong Approaches President Kovind, Says it Should be Allowed to Form GovtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | India.com

    Panaji: Even as the Goa BJP stated on Monday that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was recovering and that he would complete his five-year term, the Goa Congress is pursuing relentlessly its dream of forming the government. ANI late on Monday put out the letter that the state unit has written to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention.

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  17. Parrikar Back in Saddle, Will Complete His Term, Says Goa BJPRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | India.com

    Panaji: Hoping to lay to rest all speculations over the Goa Chief Minister's health, the state BJP said on Monday that Manohar Parrikar was better. "The Chief Minister is better now and the rumours that are being spread that he will resign from his post are false.

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  18. Goa BJP ally warns against Assembly dissolution as CM ailsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 15 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 15 : Goa Forward Party President and Agriculture Minister Vijai Desai on Monay warned against dissolution of the Assembly even as the state Chief Minister is fighting a serious illness. Goa Forward Party is an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which leads the state government.

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  19. Parrikar advised week's restRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 15 : Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has been advised to take a week's rest by doctors, a statement by his office said on Monday. Parrikar, who has been undergoing treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, was suddenly discharged and arrived in Goa on Sunday.

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  20. Ailing Parrikar arrives in Goa, his health parameters stableRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | Newkerala.com

    Panaji, Oct 14 : The health parameters of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who returned from Delhi on Sunday, are stable, his office said. "The Chief Minister arrived back in Goa today evening.

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