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Tag: Resignation

BJP Demands Resignation Of MP Anubhav Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after Ollywood actress Barsha Priyadarshini filed a domestic violence case against her husband and Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty, the state unit of BJP Mahila Morcha today demanded resignation of the parliamentarian. The women’s wing of BJP also condemned the incident and called for Anubhav’s resignation on moral grounds. “Anubhav’s wife […]

Former Congress MLA Jogesh Singh joins Biju Janata Dal

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh formally joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday, three weeks after he resigned from the Congress. Singh, who represented Sundergarh Assembly seat, joined the BJD in the presence of Chief Minister and party president Naveen Patnaik. Welcoming the former legislator, Patnaik said Singh’s joining will further strengthen the […]

Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria quits from his post

Bhubaneswar: Days after announcing his decision to quit from his post, Koraput Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria today submitted his resignation to Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat. He had announced his decision to quit from the membership of Odisha Legislative Assembly last month citing failure to provide justice to Kunduli gang rape victim. “I have submitted […]

#MeToo movement: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns

New Delhi: Following a spate of sexual harassment allegations, Union Minister of State for External Affairs (MEA) MJ Akbar resigned from his post today. The resignation came a day before a Delhi court is to take up the defamation case filed by Akbar against one of the journalists. Earlier on Monday, Akbar had filed a […]

M J Akbar returns home, says there will be statement later

New Delhi: Union Minister M J Akbar returned here Sunday from a tour of Africa amid mounting demand for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists in the last few days. The Minister of State for External Affairs evaded a barrage of questions from the media over the allegations […]

Jaitley helped Mallya to flee, must quit: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded Finance Minister Arun Jaitely’s resignation after accusing him of colluding with fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya “and giving him a free passage” to flee the country. Addressing the media at the Congress headquarters here, Gandhi asked why the Minister did not inform the investigating agencies about Mallya’s […]

Firm on decision, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda requests Speaker to accept resignation

Bhubaneswar: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and urged her to accept his resignation. Panda bid adieu to 18 years of his association with the House and expressed his inability to represent the BJD anymore since the party had strayed away from its original principles. Sharing this […]

MP Jay Panda resigns from Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda resigned from his Lok Sabha membership today. Panda, who took to Twitter to announce his decision, had quit BJD on May 28. “In letter to NaveenP on my intent to dissociate from BJD, I’d said on completion of my father’s kriyas I’d resign from LS. The day after they […]

Yeddyurappa resigns as chief minister of Karnataka

  Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict. In an emotional speech in the […]

Manik Sarkar quits as Tripura CM

Agartala: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday tendered his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy, who asked him to continue in office till the next Chief Minister takes over, officials said. “I have submitted my resignation to governor and he asked me to continue in office until the new Chief Minister took over the charge. “I […]

Prasad Harichandan takes onus of Bijepur debacle, steps down as OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Owing moral responsibility for the defeat of party candidate in Bijepur bypoll, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Prasad Harichandan today stepped down from his position. Party sources said Harichandan sent his resignation letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi. However, he could not be contacted for immediate comment. The party high command is yet […]

Congress accepts resignation of Punjab minister

Chandigarh: After dilly-dallying over it for days, the Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of Punjab’s controversial cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh following allegations of corruption and money laundering against him. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday, confirmed that Rana Gurjit’s resignation had been accepted. “His resignation […]

Will not quit politics: Congress leader Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations over his resignation to rest, leader of opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra on Thursday ruled out reports of quitting politics. The seasoned politician, however, made it clear that he will not contest in the 2019 elections. Mishra, who will be 79 years old by 2019, today said that he will stay in […]

UP CM Adityanath, deputy CM Maurya resign from Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Days after being elected to the state legislative council, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya today resigned as Lok Sabha members. A senior Lok Sabha secretariat official said the two BJP MPs submitted their resignation letters to the secretariat. While Adityanath represented the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, […]

Sam Pitroda resigns as tech advisor to Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Days after the State BJP’s demand for removal of Sam Pitroda as Odisha government’s technical advisor, the leading technocrat today resigned from his post. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accepted the resignation and expressed deep gratitude for his cooperation. The well-known telecom engineer and inventor enjoyed the status of a cabinet rank minister as technical […]

Prachanda resigns as Nepal PM, paves way for Deuba to succeed

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Wednesday announced his resignation during a televised address. The move paves way for Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become the next Prime Minister, as part of an agreement between the two leaders. Prachanda will now meet President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to submit his resignation. Prachanda […]

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Resignation of BJD leader Bishnu Charan Das accepted

  New Delhi: The resignation of senior BJD leader Bishnu Charan Das has been accepted by the Rajya Sabha Chairman, it was announced today. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien announced that Das had yesterday resigned as a member of the Upper House and his resignation has been accepted by the Chairman Hamid Ansari with effect […]

Congress asks Attorney General to resign

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader V.M. Sudheeran on Sunday asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to resign for allegedly acting at the “behest of a few bar hotel owners” in Kerala. In December, the Supreme Court banned the sale of liquor within 500 meters of national and state highways across the country. But Rohatgi advised the Kerala government that […]

US gymnastics chief
US Gymnastics chief resigns amid sexual abuse scandal

Washington: The President and CEO of the US Gymnastics, Steve Penny, has quit following intensified pressure on the organisation over its handling of allegations of sexual abuse over the years. “We all care deeply about the safety of our athletes, which is fundamental to a rewarding experience at any level of gymnastics,” Xinhua news agency quoted […]

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Rebel leaders happy over Hariprasad’s resignation, but firm on Prasad’s ouster

Bhubaneswar: A day after the resignation of BK Hariprasad as AICC general secretary, a group of State party leaders, who used to question his capabilities in handling the party affairs, now became vocal taking the intraparty squabble a step forward. Even as Hariprasad owned up moral responsibility for the dismal performance of the party in […]

President accepts Parrikar's resignation, Jaitley given additional charge of defence

New Delhi: The decks were cleared for Manohar Parrikar to take over as Goa Chief Minister with President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday accepting his resignation as Defence Minister and assigning additional charge of the ministry to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “The President has accepted Manohar Parrikar’s resignation from the council of ministers with immediate effect under […]

Row over political interference in Ravenshaw varsity continues

Cuttack:  Politics over resignation of Ravenshaw University vice-chancellor Prakash Sarangi over alleged undue ‘political interference’ has failed to die down with BJP challenging the vice-chancellor to openly name the political party and leaders interfering in the affairs of the varsity. “The vice-chancellor is doing a drama. He (Sarangi) should openly tell the names of political […]

Trouble mounts for Mayor as Cong, BJP hit streets demanding high level probe in to sex scandal

Bhubaneswar: Trouble mounted for the city Mayor Anant Narayan Jena over his alleged involvement in the content of controversial video clips, as both BJP and Congress took to the street today demanding his immediate resignation and CBI probe into the entire episode. The BJP activists today took out rallies at various places in the city […]

BJP stages demo demanding Dasburma’s resignation

Cuttack: The Cuttack city unit of BJP on Monday evening staged a demonstration on the busy streets of Badambadi here demanding the resignation of Food and Consumer Welfare minister from his post for his alleged involvement in multi-crore chit fund scam in the state. The agitating members of the saffron party also burnt the effigies […]