Court dismisses plea to quash Raigarh mayor`s election

A local court has turned down a plea seeking to quash the 2009 election of Raigarh Municipal Corporation Mayor Mahendra Chauhatha.

Communist rebels kill Philippine mayor

Communist guerrillas waging one of Asia`s longest-running insurgencies have ambushed and killed the mayor of a town in the violence-plagued southern Philippines, the military said today.

London mayor offers to be blasted by water cannon

London Mayor Boris Johnson offered today to be sprayed by water cannon to demonstrate that they are safe, after buying the riot control equipment for the capital despite having no permission to use it.

UK-based NRI assumes charge as Mayor of Southwark

A UK-based NRI Sunil Chopra has assumed charge as the Mayor of the London Borough of Southwark, becoming the first Indian-origin person to hold the prestigious office.

Philippine mayor, two others slain in ambush

Gunmen shot dead a town mayor and two other people in a daylight roadside ambush in the Philippines on Saturday, police said.

Mayor arrested in Venice flood barrier fraud probe

Italy`s financial police today placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.

Good days are coming for MCD too: Delhi Mayors on BJP win

Buoyed by Narendra Modi-led BJP`s emphatic victory in the Lok Sabha polls, mayors of Delhi have claimed that "hurdles imposed" on the MCD by previous Congress regimes in the state and the Centre would now be cleared and "stalled work" in all three civic bodies would get expedited.

Wounded Kharkiv mayor flown to Israel for treatment

The mayor of Kharkiv, who was left in critical condition after being shot in the back by an unknown assailant, has been flown to Israel for treatment, local officials said today.

Mexico city mayor arrested in drug lords payoff case

The mayor of a city seen as a drug cartel stronghold was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of pressuring town councilors to pay off drug lords, the state prosecutor`s office said.

New York Mayor supports NYPD officer arrested in India

New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio has said there "may be" an "ulterior motive" behind the arrest of a New York Police Department officer in India, even as he vowed to make all efforts to ensure fair treatment to officer.

Gunmen shoot dead Mexican mayor in troubled state

Gunmen killed the mayor of a town in the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan on Saturday, more than a year after he had survived a previous assassination attempt, officials said.

Dog files to run for mayor of US city!

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.

Clint Eastwood saves man from choking

Hollywood`s iconic good guy, Clint Eastwood, is also a real life hero after swooping to rescue a choking guest at a California reception.

BJP`s Shilpi trounces Cong candidate to become Sagar Mayor

BJP on Wednesday defeated Congress in a by-election held for the post of Mayor of Sagar city in the Bundelkhand region.

Congress retains Chandigarh`s Mayor post

Congress retained the post of Mayor of Chandigarh, the election to which was held here on Wednesday, with HC Kalyan defeating the BJP-SAD candidate.

Ukraine suspends mayor, security official over protest crackdown

Ukraine on Saturday suspended Kiev`s mayor and the deputy head of its security council after a brutal police crackdown last month on a pro-EU opposition protest in the capital.

Cong wants MLAs, Mayor in relief loot probe purview in Odisha

Opposition Congress asked DGP to bring two local BJD MLAs and city mayor into the purview of a vigilance department investigation into relief material loot.

Japan Mayor offers Fukushima kids home in his town

A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. Today, as mayor of a central Japanese city, he`s trying to avoid a repeat of his own history.

China sacks mayor of Nanjing city

The mayor of China`s Nanjing city Ji Jianye was sacked from his post for suspected serious disciplinary violations, authorities said Saturday.

Birmingham Mayor to visit India next month

The Mayor of the US city of Birmingham will travel to India in October to build cultural and economic ties with Indian cities.