If the Carnival float parades are not held this year on account of the inability of the Election Commission to devise a perfect way of keeping it free of political influences, it will not be the first time for Goa.
survey conducted by Ipsos Global has placed India as the second-most happiest nation in the world. Indonesia stands first and Mexico second. One would have expected people in Europe or USA to be happier.
ONLY a month ago, with the Republican primaries in full blast, there was in the United States conspicuous consensus on two points: that the former governor of Massachusetts, Mr Mitt Romney, would be the Republican candidate, and that he would have little difficulty in defeating the beleaguered President, Mr Barack Obama in November.
Let us hope the Election Commission is able to fully enforce the model code of conduct during the elections in the state. The EC deserves appreciation for curbing the flow of cash, gifts, liquor and drugs in recent elections in Punjab, a state quite notorious for bribery of voters by candidates.
IN Goa, there are many Portuguese passport holders and still others on the waiting list to get the same. Portuguese passport holders can easily travel to different European nations without any visa, which is the main advantage for holding that passport.