Councillor

  • TMC captures Haldibari civic board September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: With five Congress councillors and one CPI(M) councillor joining the Trinamool Congress, the ruling party captured the board of Haldibari Municipality in Cooch Behar district on Sunday, a senior TMC leader said. Earlier, the Congress had six councillors followed by TMC's three, and CPI(M) and Forward Bloc had one...
  • BJP councillors told not to appoint relatives as personal staff August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Following the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP's Delhi unit on Saturday directed its councillors to not appoint their relatives as personal staff, a statement said. Party president Satish Upadhyay, in a letter written to all councillors, said: "It has been observed that the relatives of public...
  • Cong writes to EC against BJP councillors using 'NaMo' tune March 14, 2014

    Opposition Congress in South Delhi Municipal Corporation has written to Election Commission accusing the ruling BJP councillors of violating the model code of conduct by using 'NaMo' caller tune on their mobiles. "I have sent a formal complaint to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath informing him about the use of...
  • Arunachal's first municipalities get Rs 5.50 crore August 13, 2013

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Tuesday said a budgetary provision of Rs 5.50 crore has been made for the state's first municipalities, Itanagar and Pasighat, to carry out various activities. "The budget would cover various components under salary, maintenance, office establishment and vehicles," Tuki said after inaugurating the office...
  • Four arrested for attacking BJP councillor Kaushik Jain June 1, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Four persons were arrested on Friday for allegedly beating up a BJP councillor on suspicion that he was behind the demolition of an illegal construction, police said. Kaushik Jain, who represents Shahpur Ward, was allegedly attacked on Thursday by Chandresh Vyas (44), Sanjay Vyas (28), Nirav Joshi (28) and...
  • NRI elected as Deputy Mayor of London Borough May 13, 2013

    London: An NRI in the UK has been elected as the Deputy Mayor of a London Borough. Councillor Sunil Chopra, has been elected as the Deputy Mayor of Southwark for 2013-14. Delhi-born Chopra, General Secretary of the Indian Overseas Congress, London, is the first and only Indian-origin elected councillor in London...
  • Male colleagues molest us: Delhi women councillors February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has admitted that women don't feel safe in Delhi, some women Delhi councillors have alleged that they have been sexually molested inside the municipal corporation building. These women councillors have written a letter to the Lieutenant Governor that their molesters are...
  • Delhi: Councillor misbehaves with CM at function February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had to face the wrath of an angry councillor at a public function on Saturday. BSP councillor Priyanka Gautam of Kondli created a ruckus as the CM chaired the gathering. Gautam reportedly wanted to speak to Dikshit and marched up to the dais even...
  • Jind: Congress councillor allegedly kills Dalit woman January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In a case of land grabbing, a Congress councillor from Jind in Haryana has allegedly killed a dalit woman and severely injured her husband. The woman's family claims that the councillor shared a plot of land with the woman's husband Ramniwas. The councillor was attempting to take over the...
  • MCD Councillor death case: Husband arrested November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday arrested the husband of Delhi Municipal Councillor Satyam Yadav who committed suicide on Thursday. Yadav's husband Pawan has been arrested under charges of 498A, 304B which pertain to domestic violence and dowry death. The police said that a few other members of his family have...
  • MCD Councillor commits suicide after killing daughter November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi Municpal Councillor on Thursday committed suicide after killing her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter in Nangloi. The reason why MCD Councillor from Congress Satyam Yadav killed Vanshika is still unclear. Vanshika had been married in a Yadav family for the last four-five years. The police have ruled out honour killing...
  • TN: Gang hacks AIADMK councillor September 5, 2012

    Chennai: The streets of Singamperumal Koil near Chengalpet were witness to high drama, as a gang of seven chased an AIADMK councillor into a private nursing home, before hacking him to death with sickles. While the early-morning incident forced shops and schools to remain shut for the first half of...
  • B'lore Mayor asked if he's yet to get kickback September 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Peenya Industrial Area Councillor K L Thimmananjaiah, at the council meet on Friday, alleged that Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy was not receiving ‘kickback’, and as a result, the garbage tender had not been finalised. He said, “Although the High Court permitted the BBMP to go ahead with the garbage...
  • Bangalore: Councillors demand hike in pay March 30, 2012

    BANGALORE: A day after legislators proposed a hike in their pay at the Legislative Assembly, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillors are now batting for an increase in their pay scale and other perks. If the government approves the proposed hike, Palike will have to bear an additional Rs...
  • Councillors bring water pots to BBMP meet February 17, 2012

    BANGALORE: Though water-related problems were not included in the ‘subject meeting’ of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council meeting on Thursday, Councillors voiced the water woes in their wards. On Thursday, before session began, Peenya industrial area Councillor K L Thimmananjiah (Independent) stormed the well. Later, Nagavara Councillor Irshad Begum and...
  • Delhi building scam: Corrupt councillors suspended December 7, 2011

    All 8 corrupt councillors were caught on camera demanding bribes in an IBN-Cobrapost investigation. ...
  • Councillors' action an eye-opener for us: MCD December 7, 2011

    All 8 corrupt councillors caught on camera demanding bribes in an IBN-Cobrapost investigation have been suspended. ...
  • Councillors' action an eye-opener for us: MCD December 7, 2011

    All 8 corrupt councillors caught on camera demanding bribes in an IBN-Cobrapost investigation have been suspended. ...
  • Delhi councillors suspended for taking bribe December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: All the 8 corrupt councillors shown demanding bribes in an IBN Cobrapost investigation have been suspended. This includes 6 BJP councillors and 2 from the Congress. The investigation showed them seeking bribes from builders for illegal construction. After taking action against the councillors, Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta...
  • British councillor suspended for 'coconut' slur July 2, 2009

    London: A local councillor in a British city has been suspended for calling an Indian-origin rival "coconut" - a racial slur. Shirley Brown, a councillor belonging to the Liberal Democrat party in the city of Bristol, hurled the slur at her Tory rival Jay Jethwa during a debate in February. Brown has...
  • Life in prison for ex-Cong leader December 22, 2006

    New Delhi: Former Delhi municipal councillor and Congress leader, Sharda Jain has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her colleague and alleged lover in August 2002. Sharda Jain's brother Raj Kumar Jain, ex-village head of Chajjupur in Ghaziabad, Roshan Singh, Rajender and hired killers Nirvikar and Puspender have...
  • Ex-Cong leader guilty of murder December 21, 2006

    New Delhi: A former Delhi municipal councillor and Congress leader was on Thursday found guilty in the murder of her colleague and alleged lover in August 2002. Sharda Jain was convicted of getting Congress councillor Atma Ram Gupta, 50, killed allegedly because he was cheating her. Seven other persons, including three...