RESIGNATIONS

  • Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tenders resignation 3 days ago

    Ranchi: With the Jharkhand electorate voting a BJP-led alliance to power, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tendered his resignation on Tuesday evening. Soren who won from Dumka constituency met Governor Syed Ahmed at Raj Bhawan and handed over his resignation. "We have done our duty with all sincerity. We ran the government...
  • Niranjan Jyoti apologised, no question of resignation: Venkaiah Naidu December 2, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu defended MoS for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti by saying that there was question of her stepping dow. "When Sadhvi Jyoti has apologised, then why rake up this issue now. She is a Dalit woman and come from a poor background." ...
  • Ferguson police officer who killed black teenager steps down November 30, 2014

    Ferguson: The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb has resigned, his lawyer said on Saturday, as activists set out on a 120-mile march to protest the killing and a grand jury's decision not to indict him. The resignation of Darren Wilson from...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as US defence secretary November 25, 2014

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first major change to Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm...
  • Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to return as CEO Yishan Wong resigns November 14, 2014

    Social news hub Reddit said Chief Executive Yishan Wong had resigned and that co-founder Alexis Ohanian would return as full-time executive chairman. Ellen Pao, Reddit's business and partnerships strategist, will serve as interim chief executive, the company said in its blog. The company did not say why Wong left. Reddit investor Sam Altman...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar likely to take the post: sources November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Manohar Parrikar resigned as Goa Chief Minister on Saturday. The 58-year-old submitted his resignation through fax to Governor Mridula Sinha. Sources have tipped that state Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is likely to be the next CM, even as a certain section of the Goa cabinet rooted for deputy CM...
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google October 31, 2014

    Bangalore: Google said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company. Rubin will start a company to support startups interested in building technology-hardware products, Google said in an emailed response for comment on a Wall Street Journal...
  • Maharashtra Congress chief Manikrao Thakre resigns October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre on Sunday quit his post owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference, Thakre said he had sent his resignation to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "People have given us a mandate to play the role of opposition,...
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson resigns October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson has tendered her resignation from the post. The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Shripad Yesso Naik, told PTI that she put in her papers on September 30 and her resignation has been accepted. "We received her resignation on September 30 and...
  • Maharashtra CM's resignation accepted by Governor September 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and asked him to continue till "alternative arrangements" are made, a statement from the Raj Bhavan said. Chavan tendered the resignation on Friday after his government was reduced to a minority as the ally NCP...
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa found guilty in corruption case, has to quit September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: In what could bring about a major turn in Tamil Nadu politics, a special court in Bangalore convicted AIADMK supremo and state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The AIADMK chief's close aide Sasikala too has been found guilty...
  • Police lathicharge AIADMK workers protesting ahead of court's verdict against Jaya September 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Police cane-charged AIADMK activists who were trying to proceed towards the special court in Bangalore which is set to pronounce verdict in the disproportionate wealth case against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday. As the AIADMK sympathisers attempted to break the security cordon at Hosar Road Junction near the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka...
  • Big day for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa as court to deliver verdict in corruption case today September 27, 2014

    Chennai: It is judgement day for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as a Bangalore court on Saturday will deliver its verdict in the disproportionate assets case against the AIADMK chief. Jayalalithaa would be forced to step down as the CM if the court convicts her in the 18-year-old corruption case...
  • Oracle's colourful cofounder Larry Ellison steps aside as CEO September 19, 2014

    San Francisco: Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colourful reign marked by his flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's bestknown technology companies. With the changing of the guard announced...
  • Pakistan unrest: US supports Sharif, says he is the elected leader September 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it supports Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stating that he is the elected leader of Pakistan and asked various political parties in the country to resolve their differences peacefully. "Yes, we still do. He (Sharif) is the elected leader," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda refuses giving any undue advantage to DLF September 3, 2014

    Haryana government receives a big blow due to the alleged involvement of Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the DLF scam. "If anyone proves I have given undue advantage to DLF, I will resign," says Hooda. ...
  • 2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pakistan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police batoncharged hundreds of antigovernment protesters led by Imran Khan and TahirulQadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad demanding his resignation. The clashes started after TehrikeInsaf chairman Khan and Awami Tehrik chief Qadri...
  • Libya's interim government resigns under pressure August 29, 2014

    Benghazi: Libya's toothless interim government, led by Prime Minister Abdullah alThani, 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 August 26, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst row over the new government removing UPAappointed 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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 CNNIBN...
  • We do not support extraconstitutional changes in Pakistan: US August 21, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it does not support any extraconstitutional 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 highranking 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 CongressNCP 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,...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 4, 2014

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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...