Margaret Thatcher

Terror attacks and election place UK PM Theresa May under microscope

Terror attacks and election place UK PM Theresa May under microscope

Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking re-election as a tough leader to take Britain through Brexit, but her "strong and stable" image is under close scrutiny after a string of terror attacks and campaign missteps ahead of Thursday`s vote.

Jun 05, 2017, 10:10 AM IST

Margaret Thatcher's resignation shocked US, Soviet Union: Files

Margaret Thatcher became the British Prime Minister on May 04, 1979, and was the first woman to hold the position in British history.

Dec 30, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

Sikh campaigners seek release of UK files on 1984 Golden Temple assault

The Indian government has put the death toll from the action, named Operation Blue Star, at about 400 people, whereas Sikh groups say many more were killed.

Dec 30, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

French in centre-right primary to pick presidential candidate to face Le Pen

"Political Islam is doing battle against our values. There`s no room for compromise," Fillon said.

Nov 20, 2016, 12:32 PM IST
'Months before her assassination, pro-Khalistan leader had predicted Indira Gandhi's killing'

'Months before her assassination, pro-Khalistan leader had predicted Indira Gandhi's killing'

A UK based top separatist Khalistani movement leader had "predicted" the killing of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi months before her assassination in October 1984, according to newly declassified British government documents.

Jul 22, 2016, 07:49 AM IST

Modi congratulates Theresa May for taking over as UK PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Theresa May for taking over as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom and said he looked forward to working with her for stronger bilateral ties.

Jul 14, 2016, 15:20 PM IST
British prime ministers since World War II

British prime ministers since World War II

Theresa May is Britain`s 14th prime minister since World War II

Jul 14, 2016, 08:55 AM IST
Theresa May prepares to take over as British PM

Theresa May prepares to take over as British PM

British PM David Cameron will hold his final weekly question and answer session in Parliament before tendering his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.

Jul 13, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

Theresa May leads three-horse PM race as Brexit hits pound and property

May won 165 votes in a first ballot of Conservative members of parliament and Leadsom, a junior energy minister, won 66, increasingly the likelihood that Britain will get only its second woman prime minister after Margaret Thatcher.

Jul 06, 2016, 02:57 AM IST

Britain's Labour Party battles for soul and identity

In the 1970s, a trio of socialists joined a battle to steer Britain`s Labour Party to the left. Within a few years, two of them had seized control of the council that governed London, running the capital for half a decade.

Nov 28, 2015, 15:39 PM IST
'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher's personal effects to go on sale

'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher's personal effects to go on sale

These sales are taking place 25 years after Margaret Thatcher left office.

Nov 04, 2015, 10:36 AM IST

'Westland chopper deal Achilles heel in UK-India ties'

A mutli-million-pound contract for India to purchase 27 Westland 30 helicopters was described as the British government's "Achilles heel" in relations with India following Indira Gandhi's assassination in October 1984, according to newly-declassified UK government documents.

Jul 18, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

'Thatcher ignored death threats to attend Indira's funeral'

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had received death threats to her life in the wake of Indira Gandhi's assassination in October 1984, according to newly-declassified UK government documents.

Jul 17, 2015, 21:44 PM IST

'Thatcher wanted to prosecute Sikh who incited Indira Gandhi's killing'

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher had pressed the prosecutors to level charges against a Britain-based Sikh who incited the assassination of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, The Independent reported on Thursday, citing secret government papers.

Jul 16, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

Thatcher's sons donate 'Iron Lady' documents

 The sons of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher donated personal documents of some of the most important moments of her mandate to a foundation based at the University of Cambridge to reduce inheritance taxes, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Jun 18, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

Schools run mock elections to instill `British values`

 Thirteen-year-old British student Jeffrey is planning to vote Labour. Not in Thursday`s general election, but in a mock vote organised by his school as part of a drive to promote "British values".

May 06, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

UK's Cameron pledges to expand Thatcher's home-buying scheme to woo voters

British Prime Minister David Cameron will use the launch of his party`s policy manifesto on Tuesday to woo voters with a "Conservative dream" that would allow more than 1 million poorer families to buy their own homes at a discount.

Apr 14, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Margaret Thatcher's lipstick kiss ignites hot bidding

A lipstick print on a napkin left by Britain's "Iron Lady" prime minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit to the US has gone on sale online ahead of Valentine's Day.

Feb 13, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

'Iron Lady'' Margaret Thatcher tried utmost to ban sex toys in Britain

The Former Prime Minister of UK Margaret Thatcher tried to ban sex toys using an anti-pornography law as revealed by the documents of the National Archives.

Jan 01, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Secret files shed light on first Thatcher-Gorbachev talks

Classified documents made public Tuesday shed light on the political courtship between Britain`s Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev -- whom she famously declared she could "do business" with.

Dec 30, 2014, 05:58 AM IST