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No place to pray for Muslim workers in Italian city

No place to pray for Muslim workers in Italian city

No place to pray for Muslim workers in Italian city
Updated on May 06, 2024 11:52 AM IST
AFP |

Pakistani-origin Sadiq Khan elected as London's mayor for third time

Sadiq Khan won 43.7 per cent of the vote, beating Conservative challenger Susan Hall by about 11 percentage points.

Sadiq Khan makes a speech as he is re-elected for a record third time as Mayor of London, following the counting of votes, at City Hall in London(AP)
Published on May 04, 2024 10:56 PM IST
ANI |

Venice introduces access fee to tackle tourist overcrowding in historic centre

Venice introduces a new access fee to manage tourist crowds starting April 25, promising smooth implementation and a lighter touch for visitors.

Venice gears up for a groundbreaking solution to combat overtourism with the introduction of a new access fee. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 09:23 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Delhi civic body set to elect new Mayor

The term of the incumbent mayor, Shelly Oberoi, ended on March 31, the officials said and added that notification for fresh polls would be issued soon

Shelly Oberoi was elected mayor on February 22, 2023. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh: Congress leader Vikram Ahake joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Vikram Ahake, 34, was a tribal who became Chhindwara’s mayor in 2022. He was the state’s youngest mayor.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav with BJP MP president VD Sharma and Chhindwara mayor Vikram Singh Ahake as the latter joins BJP in Bhopal, Monday, April 1 (PTI)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 10:04 PM IST

Tripura: BJP fields Agartala mayor Dipak Majumder for Ramanagar by-polls

Majumder will contest against the opposition INDIA bloc-backed Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) candidate and former legislator Ratan Das

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 06:51 PM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Chandigarh: BJP councillors protest as mayor presents MC budget at F&CC meet

The BJP councillors labelled the budget presentation “invalid” due to lack of prior discussion in the F&CC, as is the norm. Despite BJP’s objections, the mayor defended the decision, terming it “post facto approval”, as the budget had already been approved by the MC House on March 6

The F&CC meeting was held under the chairmanship of the mayor and attended by municipal commissioner Anindita Mitra, along with committee members Jaswinder Kaur, Lakhbir Singh, Maheshinder Singh Sidhu, Ram Chander Yadav and Taruna Mehta. (HT)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 06:34 AM IST

BJP’s objections stall Chandigarh mayor’s freebies plan

The BJP councillors have been targeting the mayor for first holding the budget meeting and then scheduling the special House meeting without constitution of the finance and contract committee whose recommendations are required for all budgetary allocations

BJP’s objections stall Chandigarh mayor’s freebies plan
Published on Mar 09, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mohali MC passes 176-crore budget with no new taxes

The budget for construction and carpeting of roads has been slashed from ₹14 crore in 2023-24 to ₹6.50 crore; instead, the budget for the construction of footpaths has been increased from ₹14 crore to ₹18 crore

Mohali mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu chairing the budget meeting at the MC office in Sector 68 on Friday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 09:12 AM IST
By, Mohali

‘A liar’: Athens Mayor heckled by protestors during Laken Riley murder briefing

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Mayor Kelly Girtz (D), faced ire from the public when he was addressing his community following the death of Laken Riley.

Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Mayor Kelly Girtz (X@RepMikeCollins)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 11:10 PM IST
ByShweta Kukreti

Chandigarh mayoral polls in limbo as AAP, Congress councillors stay away

Aam Aadmi Party councillor Prem Lata submits written request to MC secretary to postpone senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor elections, stating that mayor Kuldeep Kumar Dhalor is in Ludhiana due to his sister’s ill-health

Chandigarh BJP MP Kirron Kher arriving to attend the municipal corporation House sitting to elect the senior deputy mayor and mayor on Tuesday. She left after waiting for nearly three hours as AAP and Congress councillors stayed away from the proceedings. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:12 PM IST

Brazen malpractice: SC on presiding officer’s role in Chandigarh mayor poll case

‘It is evident that the Presiding Officer is guilty of a serious misdemeanour in doing what he did in his role and capacity as Presiding Officer’

‘This is not an ordinary case of alleged malpractice by candidates in an election, but electoral misconduct by the presiding officer himself.’ (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 05:51 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

New Chandigarh mayor Kuldeep Dhalor’s dash from kabaddi mat to political arena

The 40-year-old’s rise to the position ends Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) eight-year stint in the post, but with the numbers stacked against him, Dhalor faces a herculean task ahead of him

Kuldeep Dhalor (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 09:34 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: ‘No official meetings’ but new mayor is making the most of public events

In the initial days, after taking over the post, Sonkar had a few meetings with MC officials to discuss the annual budget before presenting it in the house but the meeting was deferred after the SC had directed him not to hold meetings until the court’s final orders.

With the Supreme Court barring new mayor Manoj Sonkar from holding House and budget meetings, he is now spending most of his time attending public events across the city. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

AAP wants more funds, powers for Delhi mayor

To be sure, the House will have to pass the motions before the proposals are implemented.The MCD House will finalise the Budget on February 8

BJP and AAP councillors shout at each other at the MCD House at Delhi Civic Center on Tuesday. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 07, 2024 05:16 AM IST

BJP's Manoj Sonkar elected new mayor of Chandigarh, defeats AAP-Cong candidate

While Manoj Sonkar bagged 16 votes out of 35-member Chandigarh municipal corporation, AAP-Congress got 12 votes. Another eight votes were declared invalid.

Manoj Sonkar
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 02:26 PM IST

AAP protests as outgoing Chandigarh mayor unveils development projects in Kaimbwala

The mayor’s tenure had legally completed on January 16 and now it is wrong to hold any kind of inauguration or dedication ceremony, said AAP leader Prem Garg

Recarpeting of Phirni road and re-construction of internal gullies in Kaimbwala were major works that will give big relief to local residents, said the outgoing Chandigarh mayor. (HT Photo/for representation only )
Updated on Jan 28, 2024 08:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Former Connecticut mayoral candidate pleads guilty to Jan. 6 Capitol breach charge

Former Connecticut mayoral candidate pleads guilty to Jan. 6 Capitol breach charge

HT Image
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 10:12 AM IST
AP |

Chandigarh mayoral poll: Alliance talks with AAP fail, Congress fields own candidates

The Congress will be contesting the three posts for the first time in the current municipal corporation term, having abstained from voting in the last two years

Chandigarh Congress president HS Lucky announced the party had decided to field candidates for all three posts for the January 18 election. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 09:14 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Councillors push agenda to give more teeth to mayor, councillors

The agenda will be sent to the UT administration for approval, and then further to the Union ministry of home affairs for the final decision

Chandigarh Mayor Anup Gupta. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 08:50 AM IST

Chandigarh Mayor’s term review: High on promise, low on action

The richest councillor of Chandigarh with assets worth ₹45 crore got down to business with the swag and style of an entrepreneur only to find himself caught in stalemate with the UT administration and municipal commissioner, leaving much to be desired on the ground as his term sputters to an end on January 16

Chandigarh mayor Anup Gupta. (Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mayoral polls in Jan: Parties weigh options as elections near

The BJP has 15 votes — 14 of councillors and one of MP Kirron Kher, who is an ex-officio member — in the House. The AAP has 13 votes, Congress seven and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) one vote. Both in 2022 and 2023, the BJP candidates won as the Congress failed to form an alliance with the AAP and stayed out of polls along with the SAD.

The administration has already started its preparations for the polls, and the MC is learnt to have written to the administration to announce the poll date. (File)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 09:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Mayor writes to top MCD official for restoring power at Hardayal Library

On November 15, HT had reported on how the 161-year-old institution in old Delhi was in a state of disrepair

With no power at the Hardayal Library, students and staffers are forced to use mobile phone and torches to study. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 07:10 AM IST

FBI seizes NYC mayor Eric Adams' phones in political fundraising investigation

FBI seized phones and an iPad from NYC Mayor Eric Adams as he was leaving a public event in Manhattan, as part of an investigation into political fundraising

FILE - FBI agents seized phones and an iPad from New York City mayor Eric Adams this week as part of an investigation into his campaign finances, according to a published report, Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)(AP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 05:23 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Tuhin Das Mahapatra

ED raids AAP MLA’s house, other locations in drugs probe case

The ED sleuths accompanied by paramilitary personnel simultaneously raided 25 locations in Mohali, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar

The ED officials refused to come on record over the raid. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 05:40 AM IST
By, Jalandhar

Despite Chandigarh’s rollback order, MC sticks to double parking fee from outsiders in RFP

The civic body on Saturday conducted the pre-RFP meeting for selection of concessioner for providing smart parking management system on public private partnership (PP) mode in Chandigarh

HT Image
Updated on Oct 23, 2023 08:58 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Tourism resuming in West Maui near Lahaina hotels welcome visitors

5 hotels in West Maui are accepting reservations again while 8 timeshare properties are opening across the region early this month to resume tourism

Waves roll in with resort properties in the distance nearly two months after a devastating wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii. A phased reopening of tourist resort areas in west Maui is set to begin October 8th on the two-month anniversary of the deadliest wildfire in modern US history. (Photo by MARIO TAMA / Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Oct 08, 2023 04:38 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Honolulu

World Car-Free Day: Madhya Pradesh's Indore goes car-free to mark annual day

Indore marks World Car-Free Day with prominent figures using two-wheelers and public transportation.

Car-free days are a massive opportunity for cities to realize how much pollution affects our lives. (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:27 PM IST

Lucknow mayor applauds Women’s Reservation Bill; hails party leadership

According to Kamini Verma, the staff nurse at the NRC (Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre) in Sitapur, as of last month, eight children were being taken care of in the ward.

Lucknow mayor Sushma Kharkwal (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 06:54 PM IST

31 agendas passed by Panchkula MC House amid furore by opposition

Accusing the BJP-dominated MC of doing nothing since coming to power in December 2020, Congress councillors showed up in black clothes to lodge protest

Councillors during the MC general House meeting at PWD Guest House in Panchkula on Monday. (Sant Arora/ HT)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 02:56 AM IST
By, Panchkula
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