Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar is the current Defence Minister of India. Before being inducted into the Council of Ministers of the Union Government on 9 November 2014, he served as the Chief Minister of Goa, first from 2000 to 2005 and later from March 2012 to November 2014.

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    Goa to announce casino policy next week

    The government in the state of Goa will announce its new policy to govern the casino industry next week, with all five offshore casinos expected to be relocated from the Mandovi river, local media reports. In an announcement to the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said there would be a defined timeframe for the […]

    Decision on offshore casinos ready by December

    Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday approved a six-month extension to the off-shore casinos in the Mandovi river, local media reports. Parrikar told reporters that he will deliver on his promise to shift them from the river, adding that the state will hold consultations with the casino industry and stakeholders to draft the policy. […]

    Shifting casinos onshore to benefit industry

    Delta Corp is supportive of the state government’s decision to shift casinos onshore, saying that it will provide more stability to its business. On Monday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced that all offshore or floating casinos would be required to shift to land-based operations within three years. “This (land-based) concept of the government seeks to […]

    Goa’s casinos could go cashless

    The BJP is currently considering turning Goa’s casino industry cashless, according to comments from chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday, local media reports. BJP legislator Alina Saldanha had asked Parrikar whether the BJP had contemplated the prohibition of all cash transactions at the Goa casinos, calling the use of cash at casino tables a “major […]

    Offshore casinos shift to land in three years

    A new policy will soon see local Goans barred from visiting casinos, and a cap placed on the number of casinos in a particular area, said Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday. According to a report from Hindustan Times, Parrikar said all five offshore casinos currently in Mandovi river will be forced to relocate […]

    Casino policy to be brought up in assembly session

    The state government is set to come up with a casino policy in the upcoming monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly, which begins on Tuesday, local media reports. Speaking to Times of India, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, said that guidelines on casinos will be announced during the session. “Based on these guidelines, a […]

    Home dept starts process to ban locals from casinos

    The state home department has initiated the process of banning entry of Goans into casinos, with plans to send the file for cabinet’s approval, local media reports. Last week, the Goa government said it was considering implementing a policy that would ban locals from entering casinos in the state, according to an interview with Goa […]

    Casinos are ‘fait accompli’ of government: Parrikar

    Union Defence Minister and former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar has ruled out the removal of casinos, saying they are ‘fait accompli’ of the Goa government. Addressing a group of core party workers in Panaji on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, he said even though the BJP party had opposed […]

    Goa casinos get six-month relocation reprieve

    Goa’s floating casinos will get an extension of a further six months before they are forced to move from their current location in the Mandovi River, according to local media reports. The extension runs through to September. Under new legislation, that has not yet been passed, the casinos are being forced onshore to a specified […]

    Goa outlines new casino policy

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a statement on the floor of the legislative assembly on Friday announcing that offshore casinos in the state will be shifted to a designated gaming zone within a period of four years, G.Laws reports.