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 Borough of Southwark Council, which has only 1.5 per cent Indian-origin people. Commenting on his election, Chopra said last night, "I feel really proud to be an Indian (British Citizen). It is not only a great honour for me and my family but for the whole Indian Community. I will keep working with the community."
Chopra, born and brought up in Delhi before moving to the UK was the first President of College of Vocational Studies in Delhi. During his University days he was Vice President of Youth Congress Delhi and was president of NSUI, Delhi.
10:03 AM, May 13, 2013
Nagpur: In an upset, ruling BJP's outgoing Mayor Archana Dehankar and Deputy Mayor Shekhar Sawarbandhe of Shiv Sena have lost to Congress nominees in their respective seats, as counting of votes for Nagpur Municipal Corporation is underway. Congress candidates Harshada Sabde and Prashant Dhawad defeated Dehankar and Sawarbandhe respectively. Out of 36 seats for which results are out, BJP has won 19, Congress 10, BSP, Shiv Sena 2 each, NCP...
01:41 PM, Feb 17, 2012