In line with an old tradition for assuring abundance, the mayor of a small Mexican town wed a seven-year-old alligator on June 30. "We ask nature for enough rain, for enough food, that we have fish in the river," said Mayor Victor Hugo Sosa. The reptile is said to be a divinity symbolizing mother earth, and her marriage to the local chief represents the union of people and the divine.
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Sunil Chopra, an Indian-origin businessman, was voted mayor of the London Borough of Southwark for the second time on May 21. Chopra served as mayor from 2014 to 2015 and deputy mayor from 2013 to 2014, making him the Borough's first Indian-origin mayor. This win is significant because Indian-origin people make up barely 2% of the population of the London Borough of Southwark Council.
The Delhi Municipal Corporation issued notice, ordering closure of meat shops in view of the ongoing Navratri festival. The Hindu festival started from April 2 and will continue till 11 April, during which no meat shop will remain open, said Mayor Mukesh Suryan. He further urged CM Arvind Kejriwal to issue similar notice, ordering to shut liquor shops in the national capital. The mayor cited religious sentiments of devotees reason.
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Chennai's newly appointed mayor R Priya extended her greetings to CM M K Stalin on March 4, after taking oath. "I am a Dalit Woman and the CM has given me the position of Mayor of Chennai Corporation. I am thankful to him," Priya said. She is the first Dalit and youngest woman, who became Chennai's Mayor, after almost a decade. Furthermore, Priya won civic polls from ward 74 (Mangalapuram).
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's R Priya (28-year-old) sworn in as the youngest mayor of Chennai. She is also the first Dalit woman, who became Chennai Mayor, after almost a decade. Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) Chairman Gagandeep Singh Bedi administered the oath, at GCC office. Furthermore, Priya, who won civic polls from ward 74 (Mangalapuram) is the third woman mayor after Tara Cherian and Kamakshi Jayaraman.
Hyderabad mayor Vijayalaxami Gadwal has warned people of heavy rain in the capital on October 9. ''Citizens are advised to stay indoors unless needed. 'Dial 040-21111111, 040-29555500 for any rain-related issues and assistance,'' said Gadwal. Reportedly, two people were washed away ''as drainages overflowed'' due to heavy showers on October 8. However, a senior police official in Vanasthalipuram said the efforts were on to search for them.… read-more
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The Odisha government is likely to conduct direct elections for the post of Mayor of Municipal Corporations and Chairperson of Municipalities as it issued a referendum to the public, on August 13. The move to amend the existing rules of 1994 will help the government to decide on the reservation for SC, ST, and OBC candidates in ULB polls. Also, the statute will be called, Odisha Municipal Amendment Rules, 2021.
In what is regarded as a high-profile murder, a 38-year-old mayor of Katihar in Bihar was allegedly shot dead near his residence at around 9:30 pm on July 29. Reportedly, the mayor was returning from a meeting while three men chased and shot him down. However, no arrests have been made and a probe is underway. Besides, Sadar SDPO Amarkant Jha said, ''None is ready to say anything currently".
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A 21-year-old student from Kerala is all set to be the youngest Mayor of the nation. CPI(M)'s Arya Rajendran, a Mathematics student, has been selected to lead the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation by the party's high command. Arya was already into politics, where she leads the youth wing - Students Federation of India. After the victory, Arya said that she would be happy to accept any role that party offers her.
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Kentucky town in the US has elected a French bulldog, Wilbur Beast, as mayor. The canine won the election, hosted by Rabbit Hash Historical Society since 1990s, by getting over 55% of votes. Residents cast their votes to elect canine for a 4-year-term. In the 'not open to all’ contest, only those dogs become eligible for candidature who successfully chase a rabbit from home to the Rabbit Hash town centre within an hour.