WINSTON CHURCHILL

  • Mayor warns of thousands of terror suspects on London streets October 11, 2014

    London: London's mayor Boris Johnson said that thousands of potential terrorists are being monitored by security services in the British capital. He warned that an attack was highly likely, causing the raising of the national terror threat level from substantial to severe more than a month ago. "In London we're...
  • Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in a new film March 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: After essaying politician Francis Underwood in 'House of Cards', Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has agreed to play Britain's former prime minister Winston Churchill on the big screen. Sierra/Affinity is producing and fully financing the project titled "Captain of the Gate" for roughly $20 million, and StudioCanal is in early...
  • Britain stages grand funeral for Margaret Thatcher April 17, 2013

    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 in...
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral April 16, 2013

    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...
  • Mahatma Gandhi among leaders most admired by CEOs April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi figures among the top three most admired leaders of the world, said a global survey of CEOs conducted by accountancy firm PwC. While Winston Churchill tops the list of 10 most admired leaders, Gandhi figures in the third position after Steve Jobs (cofounder of Apple), said...
  • PM acting like Sardar Winston Churchill: Shanti Bhushan August 16, 2011

    "The government has no right to continue, this has become like the British rule," said Shanti Bhushan. ...
  • 'Churchill's policies led to Bengal famine' December 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Britain rose as an economic giant in the early 20th century at the cost of millions in the 194243 Bengal famine as, instead of sending emergency food shipments, prime minister Winston Churchill built stockpiles for postwar Europe, says Germanybased journalistwriter Madhusree Mukerjee. "I wanted to understand poverty which is...
  • Churchill ordered coverup of UFO sighting August 5, 2010

    London: Britain released hundreds of previously secret "UFO files" on Thursday including a letter saying that Winston Churchill had ordered a 50year coverup of a wartime encounter between a UFO and military pilot. The files, published by the National Archives, span decades and contain scores of witness accounts, sketches and classified...
  • Churchill's dentures auctioned for 15,200 pounds July 30, 2010

    London: A pair of dentures worn by wartime British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were auctioned for 15,200 pounds, thrice the expected price. The set of partial upper dentures was put up for sale by Nigel Cudlipp, son of the dental technician who made them. Churchill used to hide his childhood lisp...
  • Winston Churchill's dentures up for sale July 20, 2010

    London: A partial set of British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill's goldmounted dentures, specially designed to disguise his natural lisp, go up for sale this month. The partial dentures, which Keys Auctioneers have catalogued with an estimated value of 4,000 to 5,000 pounds ($7,600), are being sold by the son of...
  • Gandhi turned great for Churchill only after death September 29, 2008

    London: Winston Churchill once called Mahatma Gandhi a 'bad man who should have been done away with'. These secret conversations have now been revealed by British historian Andrew Roberts in his latest book, Masters and Commanders. While Churchill led the British Empire to victory in World War II, Mahatma Gandhi broke...
  • Gandhi a 'bad man', reveal Churchill secret notes September 20, 2008

    London: Winston Churchill once called Mahatma Gandhi "a bad man and an enemy of the Empire" who should have been done away with. The wartime prime minister of Britain told Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts of South Africa at a meeting of the war cabinet in London in the 1940s: "You...
  • Churchill's greatgrandson jailed on drug charges December 21, 2007

    London: The greatgrandson of the late British prime minister Winston Churchill has been sentenced to three years in an Australian prison, British media reported on Thursday. Thirtythreeyearold Nicholas Jake Barton was arrested in June 2006 after the police discovered 250,000 psychotropic Ecstasy pills and drugmaking equipment in his home. He pleaded...