Iron Lady

  • Margaret Thatcher visited hairdresser 120 times in 1984, reveals diary 03-01-2014 05:25 PM

    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. Thatcher, who was premier from 1979 to 1990 and died in April 2013 at the age of...
  • Julia Roberts felt 'terrible' after hitting Meryl Streep in 'August: Osage County' 15-12-2013 11:52 AM

    Los Angeles: Actress Julia Roberts says she felt 'terrible' after she knocked over veteran actress Meryl Streep for a scene in 'August: Osage County' because she left her 'battered and bruised'. Roberts, 46, plays Streep's on-screen daughter Barbara in the gritty comedy drama. She was forced to push the 64-year-old...
  • Britain stages grand funeral for Margaret Thatcher 17-04-2013 06:50 AM

    London: London will stage its biggest political funeral in almost half a century on Wednesday when Britain's governing elite join the Queen and global leaders to bid farewell to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, better known as the "Iron Lady". In an event comparable to that of Winston Churchill's funeral...
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral 16-04-2013 01:17 PM

    London: For the first time in 48 years, London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent on Wednesday as a mark of respect for 'Iron lady' Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The former Conservative Prime Minister died of a stroke in London on Monday aged 87. She will be given a ceremonial funeral...
  • UK: Thatcher memorial library planned in London 14-04-2013 07:49 PM

    London: Plans to create a mega library-cum-museum and training centre in memory of Margaret Thatcher are being devised in the lead up to the funeral of the former British premier on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Iron Lady', who died of a stroke aged 87 last week, aim to raise around...
  • Anti-Thatcher party in London's Tarfalgar Square 14-04-2013 06:57 AM

    London: Hundreds of opponents of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher partied in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate her death, sipping Champagne and chanting "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead." Thatcher's most strident critics had long vowed to hold a gathering in central London on the Saturday following her passing, and...
  • Thatcher: Admirers mourn death, opponents celebrate 10-04-2013 08:20 AM

    London: Admirers of Margaret Thatcher on Tuesday mourned the "Iron Lady" who as Britain's longest serving prime minister in over a century pitched free-market capitalism as the only medicine for her country's crippled economy and the crumbling Soviet bloc. World leaders past and present, from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev...
  • Thatcher's body removed from Ritz, funeral on April 17 09-04-2013 05:27 PM

    London: Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral will take place in London on Wednesday, April 17, David Cameron's office said on Tuesday. The service will be held in St Paul's Cathedral, Downing Street said. Buckingham Palace said in a statement that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend...
  • Margaret Thatcher: UN Chief condoles death of Iron Lady 09-04-2013 12:05 PM

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condoled the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, saying the 'Iron Lady' will be remembered for her pioneering role as a committed global leader and for her contribution to peace and security. Thatcher suffered a stroke on Monday and...
  • Tributes pour in after Margaret Thatcher's death 08-04-2013 08:09 PM

    London: Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher may have divided opinion during her lifetime but her death here on Monday has attracted a unanimous outpouring of tributes across party and political lines. Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes to his former Conservative party leader on what he described...
  • Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87 08-04-2013 05:45 PM

    London: Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" who transformed Britain and inspired conservatives around the world by radically rolling back the state during her 11 years in power, died on Monday following a stroke. She was 87. Britain's only woman prime minister, the unyielding, outspoken Thatcher led the Conservatives to three...
  • Irom Sharmila re-arrested in Manipur 14-03-2013 02:25 PM

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  • 'The Iron Lady' initiates debate in UK 06-01-2012 02:17 PM

    London: No one inflames British passions quite like Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister whose biopic 'The Iron Lady' has rekindled debate on her legacy ahead of the film's release on Friday. Legions of admirers cast her as a pioneering politician whose bold policies rescued Britain from economic collapse, but...
  • New Movie softens Thatcher's 'Iron Lady' image 28-12-2011 11:29 AM

    Los Angeles: Making a film about an iconic politician like Britain's Margaret Thatcher is akin to walking into a movie minefield, and casting an American even one as revered as Meryl Streep is asking for more trouble. Yet the makers of new movie 'The Iron Lady', which opens in U.S....
  • Meryl Streep on Vogue cover for the first time 12-12-2011 05:42 PM

    New York: Meryl Streep may be considered one of the finest actresses around, yet she says she believed her career was over 20 years ago. Streep, now 62, tells Vogue magazine she was offered three different roles to play a witch after turning 40. She believed it meant women in...
  • Watch: Trailer of Meryl Streep's 'The Iron Lady' 15-11-2011 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Academy award winner Meryl Streep will be next seen in The Iron Lady. It is a biographical film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Actor Jim Broadbent will be seen playing Thatcher's husband, Denis Thatcher in the film. Anthony Head and Richard E Grant are also a...
  • Treat me like Anna Hazare: Irom Sharmila to PM 01-09-2011 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: Manipur's iron lady Irom Sharmila, who is on fast for the past 11 years to demand the repeal of the AFPSA, spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN saying that once the government accepts her demands she will break her fast. Anubha Bhonsle: In this room of the Jawaharlal Nehru hospital...
  • Irom Sharmila's silent resilience ignored 10-06-2011 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: When it comes to fasts and dharnas, popularity clearly matters. Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare hog the public limelight and the Centre's attention but a woman who has been on a fast in Manipur against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act has been ignored for ten years now....
  • Spot the difference: Hazare vs Irom Sharmila 20-04-2011 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: Irom Sharmila Chanu and Anna Hazare have one thing in common " the ability to fast indefinitely for what they perceive is right. But the similarities end there. She has been on a political fast for 11 years but her silent resilience moves you when you realize the...
  • Shatrughan lauds 'Iron Lady' Mayawati 15-06-2007 01:44 AM

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