Resignations

  • Libya's interim government resigns under pressure Yesterday

    Benghazi: Libya's toothless interim government, led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created. The interim government, operating in the east of the country to avoid the Islamist militias which have a strong presence in...
  • How Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif stumbled into protests crisis 4 days ago

    Islamabad: As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan's parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But Sharif only listened in silence as legislator after legislator denounced the protesters seeking his government's resignation. He then stood up, and left...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets Home Minister, refutes reports of her resignation as Kerala Governor 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst row over the new government removing UPA-appointed governors, Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital on Monday morning. Sheila is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee later in the evening. She, however, put to rest speculations about her stepping down as...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns, says it's not possible for him to go to Mizoram 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Sunday sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government in the morning. Sankaranarayanan refused to divulge more details on his resignation saying, "I have to honour the Constitution." He added, "It is not possible for...
  • Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan resigns after Centre transfers him to Mizoram: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major political development, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has sent his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee after he was transferred by the Narendra Modi government to Mizoram, say sources. However, sources in the President office said that it is yet to receive the resignation. Sources had told CNN-IBN...
  • We do not support extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan: US August 21, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging. "We support the constitutional and electoral process in Pakistan, which elected Nawaz Sharif...
  • Islamabad turmoil: Imran Khan vows to storm PM house, Qadri calls for encircling Parliament August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday threatened to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence with thousands of his supporters while cleric Tahirul Qadri asked protesters to encircle the Parliament, even as the powerful army warned that the sanctity of key buildings in the heart of the capital be...
  • Google's business chief Nikesh Arora resigns, to join Japan's SoftBank as vice chairman July 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's chief business officer, one of Chief Executive Officer Larry Page's key lieutenants and the company's main liaison to Wall Street, is leaving the Internet search company, the latest high-ranking executive to depart. Nikesh Arora, who joined Google nearly a decade ago, will move to Japan's SoftBank Corp as...
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, Industries Minister Narayan Rane will quit Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Monday. "I shall resign as cabinet minister on Monday. However, I shall continue to remain in the Congress as an ordinary worker," Rane told media...
  • Musharraf resigned under deal to give him safe passage: Gilani July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a deal under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president's office in exchange for a safe passage. Gilani claimed that former military ruler Musharraf was to be given a safe passage under...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation accepted July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation was accepted and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva has been given the additional charge. Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjede has accepted the resignation of Wanchoo as Governor of Goa and has appointed Alva, Governor of Rajasthan,...
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  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigns July 4, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. Wanchoo is the fifth governor to quit after the BJP government came to power at the Centre. Wanchoo on Friday also gave his statement to the CBI in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal. The governor...
  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has resigned from his post, days after he informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he willing to step down. According to sources, Kumar had met Rajnath last week and offered to put down his papers. This comes amidst Narendra Modi government's decision to remove governors...
  • Delhi University Vice Chancellor's resignation unfortunate: UGC member June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A University Grants Commission member MM Ansari on Tuesday backed the outgoing Vice Chancellor of Delhi University Dinesh Singh and said his resignation at this juncture was very unfortunate. Singh stepped down following a row with the UGC over Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). Singh had been adamant...
  • Union Minister Najma Heptulla quits MP State Waqf Board June 24, 2014

    Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla has resigned as member of Madhya Pradesh State Waqf Board after her induction in the Union Cabinet, an official statement said on Monday. "She has resigned as a member of Madhya Pradesh State Waqf Board in view of her induction in the Union Cabinet. The resignation...
  • Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigns June 23, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigned on Monday in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of massive fraud in the runoff presidential vote earlier this month. Zia ul-Haq Amarkhail said that he denies any involvement in fraud but he is stepping down "for the national interest." One...
  • Governor BL Joshi's resignation worries Akhilesh government June 20, 2014

    Amid calls for the sacking of the Uttar Pradesh government over the rising crime graph, the exit of Governor BL Joshi is causing worry to the Samajwadi Party regime. Joshi's resignation on Tuesday is likely to add to the already mounting challenges for the Akhilesh Yadav government, which fears that a...
  • After Governors, NDMA members, PM asks NCW, SC/ST panel heads to quit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government, which aims at wiping out all political appointees from the UPA government, has now asked the heads of National Commission for Women and SC/ST Commission to step down from their respective posts, say sources. This comes after the PMO asked all seven members of...
  • PMO asks all seven NDMA members to resign: sources June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday asked all National Disaster Management Agency members to resign, said sources. There are total seven members in the NDMA - Shashi Dhar Reddy, KM Singh, B Bhattacharya,...
  • Chhattisgarh Governor quits, submits resignation papers to President June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt resigned on Thursday and has submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. The move came as the Narendra Modi government was planning to remove all Governors appointed by the Congress. Government sources said that Nagaland Governor Dr Ashwini Kumar could be asked to...
  • Rumours about governors' resignation an insult: K Sankaranarayanan June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: As speculations grow over the Narendra Modi government asking UPA appointed governors to step down, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said that such rumours are insulting to the Constitutional post. "No one has a permanent post in Democracy. The rumours around governor's post is an insult to the constitutional...
  • Karnataka, Assam Governors deny resigning, Sheila too undecided June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A political row has sparked off after sources revealed that the government is planning to remove the governors appointed by the Congress. While Uttar Pradesh Governor tendered his resignation on Tuesday, sources say that all Governors appointed by the Congress are likely to submit their resignation too. According...
  • UP Governor quits, Sheila, Shivraj to face the axe too June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After Uttar Pradesh Governor Banwari Lal Joshi, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardawaj and Assam's JB Patnaik met President Pranab Mukherjee during the day. However, the Karnataka Governor said that meeting the President was only a courtesy call. "No one asked me for it and I won't resign. Meeting the...
  • Actress Khushboo quits DMK June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-turned-politician Khushboo Sundar quit the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Monday. The actress who has had a career in Tamil and Hindi cinema said her decision to quit Karunanidhi's party was following the dissatisfaction amongst her colleagues regarding her work. Khushboo had joined the party back in April 2010. She had...
  • AAP Kerala denies resignation of Anita Pratap June 16, 2014

    Kochi: Aam Aadmi Party in Kerala on Monday denied reports that well-known journalist, Anita Pratap, who had unsuccessfully contested on the party ticket from Ernakulam, had resigned from the party. Manoj Padmanabhan, state convener of AAP, said that in an e-mail message sent to him on Monday, Anita stated she had...
  • Twitter COO Ali Rowghani, media head Chloe Sladden resign June 13, 2014

    Twitter on Thursday announced the abrupt departure of two senior executives, including the chief operating officer who had been responsible for the social media company's efforts to revive flagging user growth. Ali Rowghani, once seen as an influential No 2 who oversaw Twitter's product development, finances and dealmaking, departed after clashing...
  • AAP rejects all resignations, says it's natural to have differences June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday rejected all the resignations tendered by its party members. The decision was taken on the second day of AAP's national executive meet. Top leaders including Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Manish Sisodia and Naveen Jaihind attended the national executive meet. The...
  • AAP rift: Yogendra Yadav unhappy with Sisodia's letters being leaked June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift within Aam Aadmi Party is getting murkier with new developments taking place every hour ahead of the national executive meeting on Friday afternoon. After party leader Manish Sisodia's letter to Yogendra Yadav accusing him of targeting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal surfaced earlier in the morning, it...
  • Sisodia accuses Yadav of targeting Kejriwal, making AAP matters public June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party seems to be falling apart after a dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. After two high profile resignations in the party last month, more dissent amongst the party leadership is surfacing now with Manish Sisodia accusing Yogendra Yadav of targeting chief Arvind Kejriwal. He...