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March 19, 2019 / 07:21 AM IST

Highlights: Goa gets a new CM; BJP's Pramod Sawant takes oath

BJP's Pramod Sawant has been sworn in as Goa's new CM after Manohar Parrikar passed away on March 17 after battling pancreatic cancer

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has passed away at the age of 63 following a prolonged ailment.

Parrikar’s demise was announced by President Ram Nath Kovind via Twitter.

The Centre has announced national mourning on March 18 (tomorrow). Parrikar will be accorded a State funeral. The national flag will fly at half-mast in the National Capital and capitals of states and Union Territories.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted: “Shri Manohar Parrikar was an unparalleled

leader. A true patriot and exceptional administrator, he was admired by all. His impeccable service to the nation will be remembered by generations. Deeply saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Describing Parrikar as the “builder of modern Goa”, PM Modi has said that “Thanks to his affable personality and accessible nature, he remained the preferred leader of the state for years. His pro-people policies ensured Goa scales remarkable heights of progress.”

PM Modi has said that “India will be eternally grateful” to Parrikar for his tenure as the Defence Minister. “When he was RM (Raksha Mantri), India witnessed a series of decisions that enhanced India’s security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen,” PM Modi said on Twitter.

Here’s what will happen on March 18:

> 9.30 am to 10.30 am: Mortal remains to be kept at the BJP head office in Panaji, Goa
> 10.30 am: Mortal remains to be taken to Kala Academy
> 10.30 am to 4.00 pm: Mortal remains to lie in state for public homage
> 4.00 pm: Funeral procession to begin for Miramar, Goa
> 5.00 pm: Last rites to be held at Miramar, Goa

  • Highlights: Goa gets a new CM; BJP's Pramod Sawant takes oath
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    • 07:26 AM IST

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    • 07:24 AM IST

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    • 09:23 PM IST

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    • 08:39 PM IST

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    • 08:25 PM IST

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  • March 18, 2019 / 09:39 PM IST

    JUST IN | Goa Information Department: Swearing-in ceremony of the next Chief Minister to be held at 11 pm today

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  • March 18, 2019 / 08:18 PM IST

    Amit Shah in Panaji:

    Union Minister NitinGadkariis holding parleys with the stakeholders. He will announce the decision on the chief minister soon. The parties will go and meet the Governor soon.

  • March 18, 2019 / 08:15 PM IST

    Amit Shah in Panaji: 

    The BJP has lost a statesman today. The BJP will take a long time to fill the void which has been created by ManoharParrikar'sdemise.

  • March 18, 2019 / 08:13 PM IST

    BJP chief AmitShah addresses the media on the appointment of the next Chief Minster of Goa.

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  • March 18, 2019 / 06:26 PM IST
  • March 18, 2019 / 06:23 PM IST

    JUST IN | Pramod Sawant to be the Goa CM. Sudin Dhavalikar and Vijai Sardesai to be the Deputy Chief Ministers. Swearing-in to happen tonight.

    –CNN News18

  • March 18, 2019 / 06:20 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar cremated with full state honours as thousands throng Miramar beach at Panaji to bid farewell.

  • March 18, 2019 / 06:02 PM IST

    Manohar Parrikar cremated with full state honours as thousands throng Miramar beach at Panaji to bid farewell.

  • March 18, 2019 / 05:50 PM IST

    Thousands throng the streets of Panajifor the funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.

     Thousands throng the streets of Panajifor the funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar.
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  • March 18, 2019 / 05:48 PM IST

    Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu attends the last rites of Goa Chief Minister ManoharParrikarat Miramarbeach in Panaji.

  • March 18, 2019 / 05:42 PM IST