'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Indian couple in UK is the world's oldest partners

An Indian couple, both over 100 years old and said to be the world's oldest partners, has celebrated their joint birthdays this week in the UK.

Ronald Reagan apologized to Margaret Thatcher for Grenada invasion

Former US president Ronald Reagan personally apologized to Margaret Thatcher when US troops in 1983 secretly invaded Grenada, a Commonwealth island state in the Caribbean, according to newly-released tapes.

Reagan apologised to Thatcher over Grenada invasion: Tapes

President Ronald Reagan apologised to then UK Premier Margaret Thatcher in 1983 for not informing her about the US invasion of Grenada, according to a recording of their conversation made public for the first time.

Euro crisis firms German power, 25 years after Berlin Wall

Fast forward to Athens in 2012, at the height of the eurozone crisis, and that domination appeared to have come to pass.

Thatcher govt wanted 1982 World Cup boycott over Falklands War

Former Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher`s government wanted to demand the withdraw of the country`s team from the 1982 World Cup amid fears that they could play Argentina while British and Argentine troops were fighting in the Falklands, according to officials documents.

CPI(M) takes jibe at Arvind Kejriwal

CPI(M) took jibe at AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for his remark "government has no business in business", saying it late British Premier Margaret Thatcher`s slogan before she privatised public services.

No records showing British govt`s involvement in Opeartion Bluestar: Salman Khurshid

Rejecting reports of involvement of Margaret Thatcher government in Operation Bluestar, Salman Khurshid said there are no records indicating this and entire operation was carried out by Indian Army.

Operation Bluestar: Akali Dal to bring adjournment motion in Parliament today?

Shiromani Akali Dal is likely to bring an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Thursday over UK report on Operation Bluestar.

No evidence of involvement of UK in Operation Bluestar: David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has asserted that there was "absolutely no" involvement of the Margaret Thatcher Government in the 1984 Operation Bluestar by the Indian Army to flush out militants from the Golden Temple.

Report of UK involvement in Operation Bluestar `shocking`: Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was unhappy over the disclosure that help had been sought from UK prior to Operation Bluestar.

UK has shared outcome of its enquiry in Operation Bluestar claims: India

India on Tuesday said it has "noted" the report and the statement made by the UK government that British assistance to India in planning Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in 1984 was "purely advisory" and "limited".