Resignations

  • Union Minister from Andhra KS Rao quits UPA 03-04-2014 12:40 PM

    Hyderabad: In yet another blow to the Congress in Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao quit the Central government on Thursday and is likely to join the BJP. The leader met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and put in his resignation papers. Addressing press after stepping down from government,...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns 31-03-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a sudden development, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out. "US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US Mission Town Hall meeting on March 31 that she has submitted her...
  • Jaswant Singh to file nomination as an independent candidate from Barmer tomorrow 23-03-2014 10:44 AM

    Rubbishing all rumours of resignation from Bharatiya Janata Party, senior leaderJaswant Singh said on Sunday that he will file his nomination papers from Barmer constituency as an independent for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Singh has, however, denied quitting the party. He said, "I am a founding member of this...
  • Bihar minister Renu Kushwaha sends resignation to Nitish as her husband joins BJP 10-03-2014 11:42 PM

    The Nitish Kumar government on Monday evening received a setback when minister Renu Kushwaha sent her resignation to the Chief Minister. Though the Industries and Disaster Management Minister did not pick up the phone, her office staff confirmed that she had sent her resignation letter on "moral ground". Kushwaha's husband...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy names his party 'Jai Samaikyandhra Party' 10-03-2014 07:07 PM

    Hyderabad: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has named his new party 'Jai Samaikyandhra Party'. Reddy who had quit Congress following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh had floated his party last week. Kiran who was known as a staunch Congress loyalist had openly rebelled against party's decision to...
  • Miffed over poll-ticket distribution, Babban Rajbhar resigns from Congress 10-03-2014 03:26 PM

    Congress state vice-president and former MP Babban Rajbhar on Monday resigned from the party, alleging that the organisation had ignored backwards while deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. "I have sent my resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi," Rajbhar said while talking to newspersons here. Charging Congress with...
  • Former MP Kirtivardhan Singh quits SP 28-02-2014 11:37 PM

    In a jolt to Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh Agriculture minister Anand Singh's son and former MP Kirtivardhan Singh on Friday resigned from the party. "At the time when people of the state were facing heat of riots in Muzaffarnagar and other parts and the government is busy in enjoyment in...
  • Admiral DK Joshi on resignation as Indian Navy Chief 26-02-2014 11:57 PM

    Admiral DK Joshi, the 21st Indian Navy Chief, said on his resignation, "I have nothing to say - the Defence Ministry press release says it all. I accept all moral responsibility for all incidents and accidents that hv happened in the last few months." ...
  • DK Joshi's resignation admirable: Retd Brigadier V Mahalingam 26-02-2014 11:56 PM

    Retired Brigadier V Mahalingam said, "My hats off to admiral Joshi because he has set a bench mark in as far as accountability is concerned in the true traditions of the Indian defence forces." ...
  • Indian Navy's 21st Chief resigns after a seven-month tenure 26-02-2014 10:25 PM

    Indian Navy Chief DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday after a seven-month tenure marred by as many as 10 mishaps. ...
  • Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi quits after a spate of accidents involving warships 26-02-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Taking responsibility for accidents involving warships during his term, Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday. The government has accepted Admiral DK Joshi's resignation with immediate effect. Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral RK Dhowan will be discharging the duties of officiating Chief of Naval...
  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar Assembly Zakir Hussain Khan quits party 26-02-2014 06:25 PM

    Patna: In a major political development, Lok Janshakti Party MLA, Zakir Hussain Khan has resigned from the party. Khan who is the Vice President of Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP is also the only legislator from the party in Bihar Assembly. Khan's resignation comes at a time when his party chief...
  • Lalu suffers huge blow as eight RJD MLAs resign 24-02-2014 11:54 PM

    In a major political development in Bihar, eight Rashtriya Janata Dal MLAs quit party on Monday to join arch rival Janata Dal (United). Earlier, reports surfaced that 13 MLAs have put in their papers but five of them later alleged that their signatures were forged. ...
  • Egyptian PM Hazem el-Beblawi says government resigning 24-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said on Monday the government is to resign. "Today the cabinet took a decision to offer its resignation to the president of the republic," Beblawi said in a televised statement. He gave no clear reason for the decision. Beblawi was appointed after the army toppled...
  • LS Speaker accepts resignations of Rajagopal, Purandeswari Devi, MS Reddy 19-02-2014 04:01 PM

    Expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal, who had created a storm by resorting to pepper spraying in Lok Sabha, is no longer a member of the House with Speaker Meira Kumar accepting his resignation today. "I have accepted his resignation with effect from February 19," the Speaker informed the Lok Sabha....
  • Telangana fallout: Kiran Reddy to resign as Andhra Pradesh CM tomorrow morning 18-02-2014 09:30 PM

    Hyderabad: Ending speculations of whether the Congress will expel Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister or if he would himself step down, reports suggest that Kiran Kumar Reddy will tender resignation as the CM on Wednesday morning. Reddy had openly rebelled against his party, Congress over division of Andhra Pradesh. He had...
  • Celebrations in Telangana as Lok Sabha passes Bill 18-02-2014 07:25 PM

    Hyderabad: The passage of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday sparked celebrations across the ten districts of the region even as Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, strongly espousing the cause for keeping the state united, appeared set to quit his post in protest. Pro-integrationists denounced the move and...
  • President accepts Kejriwal government's resignation, approves President Rule in Delhi 17-02-2014 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Days after the AAP dramatically stepped down from power in Delhi, the President has accepted the government's resignation, informed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday. Addressing the Lok Sabha ahead of Interim Budget speech, Shinde told the House that the Arvind Kejriwal-led government's resignation was accepted by...
  • Kiran Reddy may resign, launch new political party: Ministers 17-02-2014 08:55 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is contemplating to resign from his post against the state's division and launching a new political party, two state ministers said. "The whole country says the (Telangana) Bill for division is undemocratic. Still, they say that we will go ahead and...
  • Khurshid calls Kejriwal runaway groom after he quits as Delhi CM 16-02-2014 06:22 PM

    Farrukhabad: Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party, Union minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that Congress supported Arvind Kejriwal and gave him eight MLAs in "dowry" but what could be done if the "groom" fled away. "We have supported Kejriwal and gave him eight MLAs in dowry...What can we...
  • After Kejriwal's dramatic resignation as CM, AAP gears up for Lok Sabha elections 15-02-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: After Arvind Kejriwal's dramatic resignation on Friday evening, the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday pronounced that the party stands by his decision and would go ahead with its anti-corruption agenda during campaigns across the country. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that the party will contest Lok Sabha elections...
  • Jaitley says the nightmare is over with AAP's resignation 15-02-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday slammed the Aam Aadmi government for taking an exit route rather than fulfilling their promises and said the party was without an agenda and was committed to populism and demagogue. He said, "Most of its MLAs were inexperienced. They lacked maturity....
  • Youngsters feel deceived as Kejriwal steps down 15-02-2014 12:35 PM

    The dramatic resignation of Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal as the Delhi Chief Minister has angered youngsters in metro cities like Kolkata and Jaipur who were expecting him to stay in power and bring about a change as promised. ...
  • No longer CM, but Kejriwal continues to be people's hero 15-02-2014 11:31 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation has only raised his stock among the common people of Delhi, the 'aam admi', who form his core support base and who believe he will come back to power with a more emphatic majority and play a larger national role after the...
  • Threatening to quit to stay in power won't work for Kejriwal in the long run 10-02-2014 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is a very unusual politician. Unlike his counterparts in other states, who want to survive at any cost, he threatens to quit almost every day. Sometimes he threatens to quit thrice a day. To any question, his standard answer is, "I am not...
  • Jagannath Mahato, two other JMM MLAs withdraw resignation 08-02-2014 03:16 PM

    The three JMM MLAs, who had submitted their resignation to party chief Shibu Soren in protest against the party opting out of the Rajya Sabha polls, have withdrawn their letters after getting assurances from the leadership on their demands. "We met Guruji (Soren) on Friday. We got assurance that the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Doctors on strike, demand Health Minister Shabir Khan's arrest 08-02-2014 11:25 AM

    Srinagar: Strengthening their attack on J&K Health Minister Shabir Ahmed Khan, who stepped down on Friday following molestation allegations, the Kashmir Doctors Association has called for a day-long strike on Saturday demanding his arrest. Pressure is mounting on the Omar Abdullah government as an FIR has been lodged against Khan...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee accepts Harish Rawat's resignation as union minister 01-02-2014 09:26 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignation of union minister Harish Rawat, who has been named Uttarakhand's new Chief Minister. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been given additional charge of the water resources ministry, which was held by Rawat, a Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said. The president, on...
  • Uttarakhand CM Bahuguna to quit today, Harish Rawat likely successor 31-01-2014 11:25 AM

    Dehradun: Under fire for non-performance, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna is likely to tender his resignation on Friday, according to sources. Bahuguna is likely to submit his resignation to Governor Aziz Qureshi today itself. The Uttarakhand unit of the Congress has been battling factionalism. Sources tell CNN IBN- a team...