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  • Local polls announced in Taiwan August 22, 2014

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • Mumbai fire: 15 lakh compensation for the relatives of the deceased July 19, 2014

    A massive fire broke out in Mumbai on Friday at a business centre. It took nearly eight hours for fire officials to douse the blaze. One firefighter lost his life and six others were seriously injured. Fire officials said that many building norms were flouted which in turn trapped many...
  • Court dismisses plea to quash Raigarh mayor's election July 9, 2014

    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 baseless...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    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. Asha...
  • BJP backed candidate Asha Lakra wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    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. Asha...
  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded June 24, 2014

    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 Rama...
  • NYC mayor sings 'I Love LA' on Kimmel's show June 17, 2014

    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 June 17, 2014

    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 a...
  • Indore Mayor resigns from his post June 5, 2014

    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 Municipal...
  • Corporation Deputy Mayor takes charge as Mayor May 30, 2014

    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 given...
  • Red beacon on car is 'traditional right': Mumbai Mayor May 28, 2014

    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 should...
  • US: Colorado town elects dog as mayor April 15, 2014

    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 than...
  • Agra mayor, BSP leader join Samajwadi Party April 1, 2014

    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 of followers,...
  • Dog files to run for mayor of US city February 20, 2014

    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 statement...
  • Gaya Deputy Mayor arrested with two call girls January 7, 2014

    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 in connection...
  • Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport December 20, 2013

    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 his...
  • Parking space must in all new buildings in Chennai November 22, 2013

    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 November 6, 2013

    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 per...
  • Cash-for-vote: Charge sheet filed against former mayor Rama Khalkho August 2, 2013

    The charge sheet against former Ranchi Mayor Rama Khalkho in the 'cash-for-vote' case that surfaced two 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. The court...
  • Is Robert Pattinson the new man in Katy Perry's life? June 11, 2013

    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 their...
  • Letter to Obama intercepted, similar to ricin-laced letter to NY Mayor May 31, 2013

    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 a...
  • 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...
  • Mayor suspended as Bangladesh disaster toll climbs to 430 May 3, 2013

    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 a...
  • NYC to sift Ground Zero debris for more 9/11 victim remains April 1, 2013

    New York: New York City will on Monday begin the mammoth task of sifting through the debris of buildings on the World Trade Center site to find more remains of the 9/11 terrorist attack victims that will allow more number of them to be identified. According to an NBC report,...
  • Party to decide my future, says Patiala's ex-mayor April 1, 2013

    Patiala: Former Mayor of Patiala Municipal Corporation Jaspal Singh Pardhan, who was given a clean chit by Special Investigation Team (SIT) in a murder case, on Sunday said his future would be decided by the party high command. Addressing a news conference in Patiala at his residence, he said that...
  • SIT gives clean chit to former Patiala mayor in murder case March 31, 2013

    Patiala: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was constituted to investigate the recent murder of the city's former mayor Jaspal Pradhan's daughter-in-law, on Saturday gave a clean chit to him in the case. The SIT filed the chargesheet in the court of Judicial Magistrate (Ist class) in Patiala in which...
  • Patiala: SAD leader resigns after murder charges February 26, 2013

    Patiala: Under pressure from the SAD leadership, Patiala Mayor Jaspal Pardhan, who has been booked by police in the murder case of a woman, has resigned. Pardhan's son Preetinder Singh said that his father had on late Monday night sent the resignation letter to party secretary and spokesman Daljit Singh...
  • Patiala: SAD leader asked to quit after being named in murder case February 26, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday asked its mayor in Patiala to resign after he was named in a murder case. "Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal has directed Mayor of Patiala Municipal Corporation Jaspal Singh Pradhan to immediately tender his resignation from the post of mayor...
  • Patiala mayor, son booked for daughter-in-law's murder February 24, 2013

    Patiala: The mayor of Punjab's Patiala city and his son were on Saturday booked for the mysterious death of his daughter-in-law, police said. Mayor Jaspal Singh Pradhan, of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), and his son Harpreet Singh were booked after Parampreet Kaur was founded murdered in her house. Police sources alleged...
  • New York mayor heard admiring woman's behind January 30, 2013

    Washington: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked onlookers when he openly admired a woman's derriere, saying "Look at the a** on her", a media report said on Tuesday. An author who was introducing himself to the politician said Bloomberg ignored them while looking at the woman, the Daily Mail reported. Writer Jonathan...