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Britain`s zero-hour contracts eyed by other countries

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 10:29

Britain is leading the way in so-called "zero-hours" contracts that keep employees available but with no guarantee of work and other countries are watching with interest.

Lithuania`s `Iron Lady` duels leftist in presidential run-off

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 10:53

Lithuanians began voting today in a presidential runoff with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite the frontrunner in this EU and NATO state dominated by security concerns over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania`s `Iron Lady` Grybauskaite poised for victory

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 11:34

Lithuania`s President Dalia Grybauskaite is on course for reelection as the Baltic EU nation goes to the polls Sunday amid frayed nerves over a resurgent Russia.

Court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 22:01

A Delhi court has issued production warrant for May 28 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she did not appear before it in connection with a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006.

Irom Sharmila rejects AAP offer to contest polls

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 23:14

Manipur`s `Iron Lady` Irom Chanu Sharmila has rejected an offer from the Aam Aadmi Party to join politics and contest this year`s Lok Sabha elections.

Thatcher refused to call publicly for Mandela release: Archives

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 22:46

Nelson Mandela`s name was not raised once in an official meeting between Margaret Thatcher and South Africa`s prime minister in 1984, records showed Friday, re-opening the debate into how much she pushed for his release from prison.

Thatcher visited hairdresser 120 times in 1984: Diary

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 17:48

She might be known as the iron lady but former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was particular about her looks as her appointments diary for 1984 shows she visited a hairdresser 120 times.

Court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 17:36

Delhi court issued a production warrant against `Iron lady` Irom Sharmila to appear Jan 30, next year in a case of attempted suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Indira Gandhi – The Iron Lady of India

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:57

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi is fondly remembered by Western press as the ‘Iron Lady of India.’

Britain`s Tories remember Thatcher with bibs and keyrings

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 23:38

Britain`s Conservatives paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher today at their annual conference, praising her legacy and selling merchandise with an entrepreneurial spirit the former prime minister would have been proud of.

Britain bids farewell to Margaret Thatcher

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11:31

Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest on Wednesday with military pageantry and pockets of protests, in a funeral reflecting the polarising impact of Britain`s longest serving post-war prime minister.

`Iron Lady? Rust in hell`, say Irish nationalists

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 10:48

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher`s hardline approach to IRA hunger strikers and her staunch support of Unionism means few nationalists in Northern Ireland are mourning her death.