Sikh man made mayor of British district

 Indian-origin councillor Parvinder Singh Batth was chosen as the mayor of Britain`s Wokingham Borough Council, the first Sikh to hold the position, media reported on Friday.

Will gherao CM Arvind Kejriwal if NDMC funds not released: Mayor

Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Ravindra Gupta said on Monday if the Delhi government fails to release the "due" funds of Rs 2000 crore to them, the employees will launch a stir against the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation.

Alec Baldwin set to play mayor of NYC in new series
Alec Baldwin set to play mayor of NYC in new series

 Alec Baldwin will play the mayor of New York City in the new Universal Television and HBO drama series, it has been revealed.

Colombia`s ELN rebels release kidnapped mayor

 Colombia`s ELN guerrillas released a mayor Sunday whom they kidnapped in December, the army said, amid preliminary talks between the rebels and government on opening a peace process.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff.

Baghdad`s first female mayor set to take the reins

A woman has been named as mayor of Baghdad for the first time, a government spokesman said Saturday, amid widespread corruption and rampant violence.

Caracas mayor arrested in Venezuela: Opposition

Venezuela's intelligence service has arrested the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, his wife and opposition figures said, in what appears to be the latest crackdown on dissent.

Wellington mayor in `Eoin Rogers` England gaffe

Eoin Morgan`s form has deserted him and now so has his name after the England captain was introduced as `Eoin Rogers` by the mayor of Wellington.

Paris council to vote on 2024 Summer Games bid
Paris council to vote on 2024 Summer Games bid

French sports leaders said on Thursday that Paris could lead a winning bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, but city mayor Anne Hidalgo will seek the backing of the Paris city council in April first.

Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco enters politics
Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco enters politics

Cuauhtemoc Blanco, one of Mexico's most popular professional football players, has filed papers to run for mayor of Cuernavaca, a city 30 minutes from the Mexican capital.

Paralympic Committee praises Rio Paralympics planning
Paralympic Committee praises Rio Paralympics planning

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has praised the "significant progress" made by organisers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Councillor booked for calling East Delhi mayor 'dalit'

Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has registered a case against Congress councillor Ishrat Begum for allegedly calling her a "dalit" and obstructing her from discharging her duties.

Mayor warns of thousands of terror suspects on London streets

London's mayor Boris Johnson on Saturday said that thousands of potential terrorists are being monitored by security services in the British capital.

Christchurch's 2015 World Cup stadium inaugurated
Christchurch's 2015 World Cup stadium inaugurated

Hagley Oval Pavilion, which will host the ICC World Cup opener, was inaugurated at a ceremony here attended by over 150 guests, including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel.

BJP nominee for Mayor's post joins AIADMK

The BJP nominee, whose withdrawal from the race to the Mayor's post for Tirunelveli Corporation last week allowed her AIADMK rival get elected unopposed, joined the Jayalalithaa-led party on Friday.

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.