Top Headlines: Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa CM as BJP sews up numbers

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Manohar Parrikar appointed Goa CM as BJP sews up numbers
Governor Mridula Sinha invited Parrikar to form the govt after he staked claim and showed the support of 21 MLAs. The governor has asked Parrikar to prove majority in the assembly within 15 days of assuming charge. Parrikar’s candidature was cleared by the BJP parliamentary board on Sunday evening.
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Challenges for successor, as Parrikar to resign
With Manohar Parrikar all set to resign as defence minister, his successor will have to grapple with challenges on several fronts. Parikkar was a “reluctant” defence minister, making it quite clear he would have much preferred to stay on as the Goa CM.
Mega mandate foundation of new India: PM Modi
Modi set out the political agenda for the rest of his term, saying the party had come to symbolise popular aspirations and must make all efforts to meet expectations. He reminded the party, without naming Congress, that its leaders depended on hard work and not legacies to rise in politics.

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Over 10,000 locals bid adieu to slain CRPF jawan in Nainital
The mortal remains of slain CRPF jawan Hira Ballabh Bhatt, who was among 12 paramilitary personnel killed in naxal ambush on Saturday, were brought to Ropera village of Nainital on Sunday. A crowd of over 10,000 people were waiting at the jawan’s village to get his last glimpse.
Greater Noida boy secures perfect score in SAT Subject Tests
A 16-year old student of a Greater Noida school has scored a perfect score in the SAT Subject Tests for Physics and Maths which open avenues for students to take admission in undergraduate courses in US universities.
White Holi in Mussoorie after 19 years
Holi this year in Mussoorie has the touch of a special colour from Mother Nature — white. For, unexpected snowfall in March has brought special cheer to tourists and locals who made the most of the snow that had fallen in the town on Saturday by indulging in snowball fights and posing for selfies against the white backdrop on Sunday.

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H-1B visas: Former US diplomat has a warning for Trump government
A former top American diplomat said that the US would be badly hit if it won’t draw the best talent, the brightest minds from around the world to its shores.
Idea makes roaming free across India
Offers come on the heels of the larger rival Airtel announcing removal of roaming charges for outgoing and incoming calls as well as SMSes and data usage within India.
Why it may be time Facebook stops copying Snapchat
Facebook’s copying of Snapchat made sense in Instagram. Everyone there already shared photos and videos, so why not let them expire after 24 hours?

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Mitchell Johnson calls Virat Kohli frustrated
Former Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has called India captain Virat Kohli “frustrated” at not being able to score big runs in the ongoing Test series.
Golfer SSP Chawrasia defends Indian Open title
SSP Chawrasia became only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open, clinching a seven-stroke win. This was his sixth win on the Asian Tour and overall sixth international victory.
We have got to beat India on skill, says Matthew Wade
Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade on Sunday said his side will look to beat an aggressive Indian team in the third cricket Test “on skill”.

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Throwback picture of Ranbir celebrating Holi
A throwback picture of Ranbir Kapoor celebrating Holi surfaced recently.
Diljit Dosanjh’s reprised version of ‘Dum Dum’
After releasing songs like ‘Dum Dum’, ‘Whats Up’, ‘Sahiba’ and ‘Naughty Billo’, the makers of ‘Phillauri’, have launched the reprised version of the soul-soothing ‘Dum Dum’.
Shah Rukh Khan hangs out with Aamir Khan post-surgery
Shah Rukh Khan who recently underwent a surgery on his left shoulder shared a picture of his arm post the operation on his social media account.
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