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Gulzar Banu

Gulzar Banu (born 1963[1]) is an Indian politician and incumbent Mayor of the Mangalore City Corporation, India. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), Banu is the sixth woman to hold the position of Mayor.[2] She has studied until class 10 in the school, BEM SCHOOL MANGALORE, and married Shamsuddin.[2] They couple have ten children.[2] Prior to becoming Mayor, Banu was a corporator from the Katipalla ward, having been elected twice into the position.[2] Banu won the 2012 mayoral election after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Roopa Bangera, was disqualified due to a failure to properly submit her caste certificate in the prescribed format within the given time, and that the certificate subsequently submitted by her was past the time stipulated for filing the nomination.[1][3] As a result, Banu became the only running candidate and was hence declared elected by default.[1] This incident came as a shock to many, since the BJP nominee was widely considered to be most likely to win.[2] Due to the absence of any provision in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976, to call for a no-confidence motion, Banu will serve as Mayor for the proscribed term from 7 March 2012 to 20 February 2013.[2] She took office on 7 March 2012, with BJP politician Amitakala as Deputy Mayor.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Congress bags Mayor's post as BJP goofs up". The Hindu. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mangalore: Mayoral Elections - BJP Nomination Rejected, Congress Wins by Default". Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Shenoy, Jaideep (8 March 2012). "Over confidence serves a major jolt to ruling BJP". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mangalore: Two Women at the Helm - Gulzar Mayor, Amitakala Deputy". Mangalorean.com. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:45:00 -0800

State President of Karnataka Rajya Anganawadi Naukarara Sanga, S. Varalakshmi said that they will stage indefinite strike by closing the Anganavadi centres from February 2 opposing privatisation of Integrated Child Development Services and demanding a ...

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 03:13:33 -0800

Anganawadi workers, under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), took out rallies on Monday demanding the government to drop 'ICDS mission' immediately, opposing privatisation of Integrated ...
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:22:30 -0700

The foundation stone was laid by the dignitaries present on the occasion namely K C Naik, MD, Mahabaleshwara Promoters and Developers; Gulzar Banu, mayor; Pushparaj Jain, MD, Abish builders and P M A Razak, MD, Plama Developers Ltd.

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Sun, 26 May 2013 00:19:26 -0700

Junior Health Assistants (Female) – formerly called Auxillary Nurses-cum-Midwives (ANMs) – Susanna T.A. from Punjalkatte, Gulzar Banu from Sajipanadu in Bantwal taluk, Kasturi from Tribal Mobile Unit, Perdur in Udupi district and Geeta Kumari from ...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:32:04 -0800

Mangalore City Corporation Commissioner Harish Kumar said here on Wednesday that the corporation has planned to conduct a comprehensive ward-wise survey for property tax. To a question raised by the former Mayor Shankar Bhat (BJP) on the issue of ...
The Hindu
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:04:02 -0800

Mangalore City Corporation has earmarked Rs. 34.17 crore for the second vented dam at Thumbe in the budget for 2013-14. The dam is expected to meet the drinking water needs of the city till 2026. The budget has earmarked Rs. 17.95 crore for various ...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:38:30 -0700

Scholarships estimated at Rs. 15 lakh were distributed among 400 students from economically-weaker backgrounds by the Beary Cultural Forum, UAE, here on Sunday. From students pursuing high school education to those studying in professional courses ...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:17:32 -0800

It was a heady mix of nostalgia and pride as Balmatta Pre-University College celebrated its centenary anniversary on Thursday. The students of the girl's college were dressed in their finest attire as the event featured cultural performances, science ...

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