Step Down

  • War of words continues; BSP asks Akhilesh to step down if he can't take criticism July 28, 2013

    Hitting out at Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks in response to Mayawati's criticism of the state's law and order, the BSP on Sunday said if the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister cannot digest criticism, he should either step down or work for improving the situation. Party General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra termed...
  • New Zealand Cricket chairman to step down July 12, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Chris Moller says he will not stand for re-election when a new board is voted in at the annual meeting in September. Moller, who is also a former chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union, has been chairman for three years and a director for...
  • Bharti Airtel says India CEO Sanjay Kapoor to quit January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel, India's top mobile phone carrier, said on Tuesday Sanjay Kapoor, its chief executive for India and South Asia, will leave the company on February 28. Gopal Vittal, currently group director of special projects, will take over as the company's India CEO, effective March 1, it said...
  • Egyptians protest, demand justice after Mubarak July 9, 2011

    Cairo: Tens of thousands of Egyptians braved scorching summer heat to hold one of their biggest protests in months on Friday, filling streets in Cairo and other cities to demand trials for members of Hosni Mubarak's regime and express frustration with the slow pace of change. The exhilaration of Mubarak's ouster...
  • Egypt: Reactions from around the world February 11, 2011

    Washington has called for a prompt democratic transition to restore stability in Egypt. ...
  • Egypt erupts in joy as Mubarak steps down December 17, 2011

    The 82-year-old Mubarak's downfall came after 18 days of unprecedented mass protests. ...
  • Cairo erupts in joy as Mubarak steps down February 11, 2011

    Cairo: Tens of thousands of emotional anti-government protesters erupted in deafening cheers on the streets of Cairo after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned on Friday. Mubarak relinquished power after three decades of iron-clad rule in the powerhouse nation of the Arab world. It was a moment anti-government protesters had been waiting for...
  • BP CEO Tony Hayward to step down over oil leaks July 27, 2010

    London: BP chief executive officer Tony Hayward will step down as head of the oil giant on October 1 and be replaced by fellow executive Robert Dudley. News of Hayward's departure came as the company announced on Tuesday it would take a charge as a result of the Gulf of Mexico...
  • Musharraf may step down as army chief this weekend November 21, 2007

    Riyadh: Once the Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses all pleas and lifts the stay order against re-election of Pakistan President Musharraf, he may take oath as a civilian president by the coming weekend, says a media report quoting Attorney General Malik Mohammad Qayyum. Musharraf returned home from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. However,...
  • Musharraf 'considered' stepping down from office November 14, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Musharraf did give a thought to quitting, he says, but is now convinced that he is the man to lead the country to democracy. Creating quite a frenzy in political circles and the stock market, Musharraf spoke his mind ahead of a senior american diplomat's Pakistan tour. "If...
  • Japan PM vows to stay after election defeat July 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led his scandal-stained ruling coalition to an unexpectedly severe defeat in parliamentary elections on Sunday, a stunning reversal of fortune for a party that has controlled Japan virtually uninterrupted since 1955. Despite the humiliating setback, Abe vowed to stay in office. Abe's Liberal Democratic...
  • Brown regrets fighting with Blair September 25, 2006

    Manchester(England): The man seeking to succeed Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday he regretted the distraction caused by bitter infighting within their governing Labour Party. In a speech seen as key to his hopes of becoming premier, Treasury chief Gordon Brown praised Blair effusively as a visionary leader but acknowledged...
  • Blair says he will quit in 12 months September 7, 2006

    London: UK Prime Minister Tony Blair reluctantly promised on Thursday to resign within a year, hoping that revealing a general time frame for his departure will appease critics who are calling for him to step down. ''I would have preferred to do this in my own way,'' Blair said. He refused...
  • Blair faces revolt, 7 members quit September 7, 2006

    London: Embattled British Premier Tony Blair on Wednesday faced a growing revolt in the ruling Labour party as seven members of his government resigned asking him to announce the date of his departure from office. Junior Defence Minister Tom Watson was the first to resign saying Blair's continuation in office...
  • Tony Blair to resign in July '07 September 6, 2006

    London (England): Britain's Tony Blair will step down as Prime Minister in July 2007 after more than 10 years leading his country, a newspaper reported on Wednesday after two ministers acknowledged he was likely to leave office next year. Blair intends to resign as leader of the governing Labour party on...
  • Buchanan to step down as Aussie coach August 28, 2006

    Melbourne: Coach John Buchanan, who presided over Australia's world record Test and One-Day winning runs, is to step down after next year's World Cup. The 53-year-old Buchanan had been contracted to see Australia through the defence of their One-Day title in West Indies next year, and Cricket Australia confirmed on...