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.

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.

Brazil World Cup host city may `drop out` if `key legislation` not approved soon

The mayor of the city of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, which is a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has admitted that his city may drop out from the World Cup roster if key legislation is not approved soon.

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.

Recife may be only 2014 World Cup venue without fan fest

Recife could be the only 2014 World Cup venue in Brazil without an official fan fest after the city mayor said he would not spend public money to organise and host events.

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.

Stockholm drops 2022 Winter Games bid

The Swedish capital Stockholm is dropping its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the mayor said Friday.