Winston Churchill

  • Kevin Spacey to play Winston Churchill in a new film 27-03-2014 10:31 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Mahatma Gandhi among leaders most admired by CEOs 15-04-2013 07:57 PM

    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 (co-founder of Apple), said...
  • PM acting like Sardar Winston Churchill: Shanti Bhushan 16-08-2011 10:50 AM

    "The government has no right to continue, this has become like the British rule," said Shanti Bhushan. ...
  • 'Churchill's policies led to Bengal famine' 20-12-2010 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: Britain rose as an economic giant in the early 20th century at the cost of millions in the 1942-43 Bengal famine as, instead of sending emergency food shipments, prime minister Winston Churchill built stockpiles for post-war Europe, says Germany-based journalist-writer Madhusree Mukerjee. "I wanted to understand poverty which...
  • Churchill's great-grandson jailed on drug charges 21-12-2007 12:21 AM

    Dhaka: World Cup co-host Bangladesh has said it is keeping a vigil on international cricket bookies to ensure that they do not try to establish contacts with players and officials. Travel papers of visitors are being closely checked to look for 25 bookies whose list has been supplied by the...