Chuck Hagel resigns as US Defence Secretary

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty coming close on the heels of Democratic Party loosing majority in the Senate and the Obama administration's struggle in dealing with the Islamic State (IS).

Parrikar speaks to PM on his stand on Governor`s resignation

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he has communicated to the Prime Minister, his stand on demand of resignation of Goa Governor B V Wanchoo, by the local BJP unit, over the helicopter purchase scam.

Afghan election commission official steps down

The chief of Afghanistan`s Election Commission secretariat Ziaul Haq Omarkhil announced his resignation Monday amid allegations of election fraud in the June 14 runoff presidential vote by presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

Brazil`s first black Supreme Court president resigns

Brazilian judge Joaquim Barbosa, the first black to head the country`s Supreme Court, has resigned from the post after a year and a half, the Senate speaker said Thursday.

Akhilesh should resign, seek fresh mandate in UP: Kalyan Singh

Senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh today demanded resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asking him to take moral responsibility for Samajwadi Party`s debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.

Resignation of party leadership not the way forward: Tewari

Ahead of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting here today, party leader Manish Tewari said the resignation of party leadership after the poll debacle is not the way forward.

90 per cent poll respondents want Srinivasan to quit

An overwhelming number of people who have responded to an online poll in a popular cricket website want embattled BCCI president N Srinivasan to resign from his post after the Supreme Court asked him to quit on Tuesday.

India board chief on brink after court drubbing

India`s beleaguered cricket chief N. Srinivasan faced growing calls to resign from within his own ranks Wednesday after the Supreme Court warned that they would otherwise order him to quit.

Jan Lokpal: Anna Hazare supports Arvind Kejriwal on threat to resign

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday received support from Anna Hazare on his threat to resign if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the Delhi Assembly.

Newcastle director of football Kinnear resigns

Newcastle United`s controversial director of football Joe Kinnear has quit just over seven months into a three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Kenya national cricket captain resigns

Kenyan national cricket team captain Collins Obuya resigned on Wednesday citing the country`s failure to qualify for the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup scheduled for March/April 2014 in Bangladesh, Xinhua reported.

UP Advocate General resigns

Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh Surya Prakash Gupta has resigned citing personal reasons.

Sushil Kumar Modi to resign as GST panel chief

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has decided to quit his post of chairman of the empowered committee of state finance ministers on the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Ashraf set to step down as PCB chief?

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf might step down or could be told by President Asif Zardari to resign in the next few days following the dismal show of the team in the ongoing Champions Trophy.

Italian woman minister quits after gay remarks

A woman junior equal opportunities minister in Italy has resigned after allegedly saying that gay people invited discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves, BBC reported.

Rail Minister should resign owning moral responsibility: D Raja

Maintaining that Railway Minister PK Bansal`s position has become "untenable" following the arrest of his nephew in alleged bribery scandal, CPI National Secretary D Raja on Saturday said he should resign.

Coal scam fallout: Haren Raval resigns as Additional Solicitor General

Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval, who sparked a controversy by telling the Supreme Court that CBI status report on Coalgate was not shared with the government, on Tuesday resigned from his post.

People’s representatives resign en-mass in Malkangiri

About 50 people’s representatives from the Maoist hotbed Kalimela block in Odisha`s Malkangiri district resigned en-mass on Monday in protest against lack of development in the tribal-dominated areas.

Two Iraq Sunni ministers quit after deadly clashes

Two Sunni members of the Iraqi cabinet resigned Tuesday after security forces moved in against Sunni protesters in the north of the country, sparking clashes that left dozens dead, officials said.

Pope Benedict XVI vows ‘obedience’ to his successor, flies to papal retreat

After eight years of papacy at Vatican replete with both joyous and difficult moments, Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on Thursday.