Farewell

  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • Five valuable life lessons you learn from senior journalist Shekhar Gupta's farewell letter to The Indian Express employees June 3, 2014

    It must have been tough writing that letter. But senior journalist Shekhar Gupta's farewell letter to the Indian Express employees - friends and colleagues he said he loved - was deep and thought-provoking. It was both nuanced and heartfelt - therefore moving beyond words. But more than anything it held a...
  • 'We will always be in touch': Shekhar Gupta signs off from The Indian Express after 19 years with a beautiful farewell letter June 2, 2014

    It's always hard to goodbye. It's especially tough if you've worked with an organisation for 19 years and seen history being made with countless breaking news. But Shekhar Gupta, the editor-in-chief of The Indian Express, said adieu to all employees in a beautiful and heart-wrenching letter. Here's the full text...
  • Modi bids farewell to Maninagar as he heads to 7 RCR May 20, 2014

    Ahmedabad: After delivering an emotional speech in Parliament, PM-elect Narendra Modi headed to Ahmedabad to bid goodbye to Maninagar, his assembly constituency. Addressing the constituency which he has represented for over a decade, Modi said, "In 2012 you elected me to serve you till 2017. But when I came in 2012...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde given warm farewell at Home Ministry May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was on Friday given a warm send-off by Home Ministry officials at a special function in the national capital. Shinde, who cleared several pending files during the day, interacted with senior officials and thanked them for their cooperation and help during his tenure. The farewell...
  • Congress downplays Rahul's absence from PM's farewell, gets flak from Omar May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, the Congress is in a fix. Facing questions over party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's absence from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's farewell dinner, the Congress played down the issue even as many, including allies, raised questions. Congress sources said that Rahul met the...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips PM Manmohan Singh's farewell dinner May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday skipped the farewell party of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The farewell dinner was hosted by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the national capital which was attended by a galaxy of party leaders and Union ministers. Congress sources said that Rahul met the...
  • Sonia to host farewell dinner for Manmohan on May 14 May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being given a farewell dinner by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on May 14. A memento is expected to be presented to Singh signed by all CWC Members and Union Ministers, sources said. The dinner by Gandhi, who is...
  • Manmohan Singh sends farewell letters to world leaders May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: As he prepares to demit office, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written farewell letters to leaders of various countries, including US President Barack Obama, former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Singh, who also wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has generally conveyed his thanks to...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech on his 41st birthday April 24, 2014

    Vacations, wild life safaris, buying football and tennis teams and a return back to his IPL team Mumbai Indians' dugout kept India's most celebrated cricketer in the news since he hung his bat on November 16 last year. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw...
  • Read: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's farewell speech February 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has announced that he will not be in the PM race if the Congress-led UPA government came to power after Lok Sabha elections gave his farewell speech on the last day of Parliament's Winter Session. Below is the full text of his speech: Madam Speaker, As we come...
  • Israel bids farewell to Ariel Sharon January 12, 2014

    Israel bid farewell on Sunday to its former prime minister Ariel Sharon, one of the most prominent military generals in the country's history and a controversial figure who died after being in coma for eight years. The farewell ceremony will be followed by a state funeral at his Sycamore Ranch home...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, from the eyes of wife Anjali Tendulkar November 16, 2013

    It's hardly known what's beyond Sachin Tendulkar, the cricketer. How's Sachin the family man - the father, the son, the brother and the husband? Enough has been known, written and read about his cricket and the milestones he crossed in a decorated career. But very little, if any, about Sachin...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 November 16, 2013

    In all likelihood, today will be the day when Sachin Tendulkar bids adieu to cricket, with India just seven wickets away from winning the second Test against West Indies in Mumbai. Sachin played another masterly knock on day two, scoring 74 in what is likely to be his last innings in...
  • The epilogue: Sachin Tendulkar's walk into a golden sunset November 15, 2013

    Not physically but 1.2 billion Indians virtually accompanied Sachin Tendulkar - with a tear in the eye and a lump in the throat - as he took the long walk off the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, perhaps for the last time in a career that started exactly 24 years ago...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 14, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Sachin's last Test a social occasion for VIPs? November 14, 2013

    On the day when batting genius Sachin Tendulkar is playing his farewell Test match at his home turf, Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, CNN-IBN found out that several touts were selling complimentary club tickets at exhorbitant rates in black. The touts were caught on camera saying that the price could go...
  • News 360: Sachin's farewell match, unbeaten at 38 November 14, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar has set his sights on a special farewell for himself at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. At 38 not out and with the blessings of his mother in attendance, Tendulkar, along with Cheteshwar Pujara (34*), took India to 157 for 2 at stumps on day one of the second...
  • Shami heroics bowl WI out for 234 on Day 1, India 37/0 November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: If a wicket by Sachin Tendulkar provided the spark Eden Test needed, debutant Mohammad Shami proved the catalyst with his four-wicket spell to give India control on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Kolkata. West Indies were at one stage looking good, reaching 106 for...
  • Sachin Tendulkar farewell set to begin in little-known Lahli October 26, 2013

    Since the day Sachin Tendulkar decided to call it a day after his 200th Test next month, preparations were set in motion for a month-long 'Tendulkar Festival' that will begin at the little-know town of Lahli in Haryana, where the master batsman will play his last Ranji Trophy game beginning...
  • Pope's decision to resign must be realistic: Dalai Lama March 1, 2013

    Dharmashala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday expressed hope that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to be available for the benefit of the people despite his resignation. "Firstly little bit sad. I know him, he is intelligent one. But then naturally he is a religious practitioner and in the...
  • Farewell to Pope Benedict XVI, thousands gather to bid adieu February 28, 2013

    It's the day Pope Benedict the 16th officially stands down. The Pope will keep his name Benedict the 16th and has already held his final general audience at the Vatican. ...
  • Thousands bid emotional farewell to Pope Benedict XVI February 27, 2013

    Vatican City: Thousands gathered at the St Peter's Square in Vatican City to bid farewell to Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday. The outgoing Pope made his last public appearance as he addressed well-wishers from his villa. Benedict will assume the title of "pope emeritus" from now on and be addressed as...
  • Clijsters to play Venus in her farewell match October 30, 2012

    Brussels: Kim Clijsters will play a ceremonial farewell match on Dec. 12 against Venus Williams. Clijsters retired from tennis after the US Open in August but announced on her website on Monday that she will face her longtime rival Wiliams in the Kim's Thank You Games at the Antwerp Sports Palace. The...
  • Thiruvananthapuram bids tearful farewell to Thilakan September 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Thousands of tearful mourners poured into the city on Monday to catch a last glimpse of veteran actor Thilakan, who died at a city hospital in the early hours of the day. Thilakan’s body was first taken to the residence of his son Shoby Thilakan at Vettamukku here around...