Mayor

  • Court dismisses plea to quash Raigarh mayor's election 09-07-2014 02:49 PM

    A local court has turned down a plea seeking to quash the 2009 election of Raigarh Municipal Corporation (RMC) Mayor Mahendra Chauhatha. Raigarh District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla on Tuesday rejected the petition filed by an independent candidate in the RMC election, Sevan Ram Chauhan, citing it as...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls 27-06-2014 03:48 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official....
  • BJP backed candidate Asha Lakra wins Ranchi mayoral polls 27-06-2014 01:56 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official....
  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded 24-06-2014 12:17 AM

    A mere 17.72 per cent voting was recorded in Ranchi Mayoral polls on Monday, a sharp decline from the scrapped April 8 polls last year. The counting will be taken up on June 27, State Election Commission (SEC) sources said here. In all, 14 candidates were in the fray, including...
  • NYC mayor sings 'I Love LA' on Kimmel's show 17-06-2014 03:06 PM

    New York: The mayor of New York City sang "I Love L.A." on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night to settle a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared via satellite from the ABC studios in Times Square as Garcetti joined the late-night host...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's saga to get the musical treatment 17-06-2014 10:50 AM

    Reuters: In case anyone's missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletive-laden videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage. "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation" held auditions in Toronto on Monday for...
  • Indore Mayor resigns from his post 05-06-2014 05:30 PM

    Senior BJP leader and Indore Mayor Krishna Murari Moghe on Thursday resigned from his post in the civic body. Moghe told reporters at his residence that he came to know during a recent meeting that all BJP MLAs (from Indore) were not satisfied with the works done by the Indore...
  • Corporation Deputy Mayor takes charge as Mayor 30-05-2014 07:18 PM

    Coimbatore: The City Corporation Council today registered and accepted the resignation of Mayor, S M Velusamy, submitted on May 27, following his removal from the post of urban district secretary of the AIADMK. At a special meeting of the council, convened to register the resignation, Deputy Mayor, Leelavathi Unni, was...
  • Red beacon on car is 'traditional right': Mumbai Mayor 28-05-2014 07:52 PM

    Mumbai: Mayor of Mumbai Sunil Prabhu on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government to rethink its decision of "taking away" the "traditional rights" to use a red beacon by the mayor. Prabhu, in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, said that the mayor's position was a legislative post which...
  • US: Colorado town elects dog as mayor 15-04-2014 03:27 PM

    A bloodhound has been elected as the mayor of a small US town after the dog beat off competition from six other canines, a donkey, a cat and even a hedgehog to win the unofficial title. Pa Kettle, a search and rescue dog, picked up 2,387 votes - 55 more...
  • Agra mayor, BSP leader join Samajwadi Party 01-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya from the BJP and BSP legislator Chhote Lal Verma on Tuesday joined the Samajwadi Party. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav welcomed the two leaders into the party. Bahujan Samaj Party leader Verma from Fatehabad assembly constituency joined the Samajwadi Party along with a large number...
  • Dog files to run for mayor of US city 20-02-2014 04:59 PM

    Every dog has his day! A dog filed to run for mayor of a US city but the campaign was cut short as the canine's paper work was not in order. Dylan Westie, a West Highland White Terrier, filed to run for mayor of Irving, Texas, saying in a prepared...
  • Gaya Deputy Mayor arrested with two call girls 07-01-2014 06:37 PM

    Gaya Deputy Mayor Mohan Srivastava was arrested late on Monday night from a posh hotel room in Patna during a police raid. "Srivastava was caught along with two call girls in a hotel room," a police official said. According to police officials, six people, including Gaya's deputy mayor, were arrested...
  • Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport 20-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Manila: A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people. Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and...
  • Parking space must in all new buildings in Chennai 22-11-2013 01:57 PM

    Chennai: Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy announced in the Chennai Corporation Council meeting on Friday that parking space must be incorporated in building plans from now on. Citing the example of the shoddily constructed pavement vendor rehabilitation building at Theagaraya Road, the mayor said that without parking facilities the building is...
  • New York gets first Democrat Mayor since 1989 06-11-2013 11:05 AM

    Bill de Blasio was elected as the Mayor of New York making it the the first Democratic win since 1989. In other, widely scattered off-year balloting, Houston rejected a plan to turn Astrodome into a convention hall, likely dooming it to demolition, while Colorado agreed to tax marijuana at 25...
  • Cash-for-vote: Charge sheet filed against former mayor Rama Khalkho 02-08-2013 07:58 PM

    The charge sheet against former Ranchi Mayor Rama Khalkho in the 'cash-for-vote' case that surfacedtwo days before the April 9 mayoral elections here was filed in a special court on Friday. The charge sheet was filed in the court of Special Vigilance Court A B K Sinha here in Ranchi....
  • Is Robert Pattinson the new man in Katy Perry's life? 11-06-2013 06:27 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry have reportedly fallen for each other. The 'Twilight' actor even stayed at the singer's home for more than a week. The two also attended a Bjork concert at the Hollywood Palladium here. They were said to have met up secretly and made...
  • Letter to Obama intercepted, similar to ricin-laced letter to NY Mayor 31-05-2013 05:12 AM

    Washington: Authorities intercepted a threatening letter addressed to US President Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said on Thursday. Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained...
  • NRI elected as Deputy Mayor of London Borough 13-05-2013 10:03 AM

    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...
  • Mayor suspended as Bangladesh disaster toll climbs to 430 03-05-2013 07:12 AM

    Dhaka: The mayor of the Bangladesh municipality where a factory building collapsed killing more than 400 people was suspended from office on Thursday, a government minister said, as rescuers pressed on with the task of recovering bodies from the wreckage. The scale of the April 24, 2013 disaster has prompted...