Ambedkar Cartoon

  • Ambedkar cartoon, 5 others removed from textbooks September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The latest batch of the NCERT textbooks is out, but this time, without six cartoons from four political textbooks. This comes after the Thorat committee's recommendation that 22 cartoons be removed from the textbooks. The cartoon of Ambedkar that sparked off protests in Parliament has been replaced with...
  • Final decision on cartoons in textbooks likely today July 31, 2012

    New Delhi: NCERT on Monday held "exhaustive" deliberations with the textbook development committee on political science on the issue of removal of certain cartoons and objectionable content from CBSE textbooks, a final decision on which is expected on Tuesday. The meeting comes amid indications that the controversial cartoons on BR...
  • Cartoon row: NCERT committee to meet today July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The NCERT monitoring committee will meet on Saturday to decide whether to axe caricatures from text books. The Thorat Committee, set up by the Human Resource Development Ministry, had recommended the scrapping of 46 caricatures, of which 24 pertained to the Nehru-Gandhi family. Sources say that the cartoon on...
  • No logic behind the removal of some cartoons: NCERT chief July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over cartoons in text books threatens to escalate. After a committee set up by the HRD Ministry recommended the removal of 43 cartoons, which included those of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, from the NCERT textbooks of classes 9-12, the chief of the national council has...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on match fixing in IPL May 19, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Ambedkar cartoon row, Rekha in Rajya Sabha and much more. ...
  • MPs 'don't mind cartoons, but not in textbooks' May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: It is a cartoon controversy that has almost no one laughing. After a furore by MP's over BR Ambedkar's caricature, the government has banned all cartoons in textbooks. The question is whether politicians take themselves too seriously. RJD chief Lalu Prasad's was the loudest voice in Parliament demanding a...
  • Pakistan is part of India: School textbooks May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan is a part of India and PV Narasimha Rao is the Prime Minister of the country - this is being taught to school students in some states, according to a Member of Parliament. AIADMK member S Semmalai highlighted this in Lok Sabha on Wednesday while referring to the...
  • Should cartoon and politician satire be censored? May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The members of Parliament across party lines said not just Ambedkar cartoons but no political cartoons at all should be allowed in school textbooks. The BJP said HRD Minister Kapil Sibal must resign on this issue. The question is whether cartoon and politician satire should be censored. CNN-IBN Deputy...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Yogendra Yadav May 14, 2012

    An under pressure government has decided that no political cartoons will be allowed in school textbooks. ...
  • Cartoon row: MPs fail to see the funny side May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Cartoons making fun of political leaders is certainly no laughing matter. The toons finding their way into textbooks came under all-round attack in Lok Sabha on Monday, prompting the government to promise an inquiry into the role of NCERT officials and ensure there are no recurrences. A controversy that...
  • No political cartoons in textbooks, says Govt May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Cartoons are not a laughing matter for politicians after a 63-year-old cartoon of DR BR Ambedkar led to uproarious scenes in Parliament, forcing the Union Government to apologise. Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee assured Parliament on Monday that no political cartoons would be allowed in school textbooks and all...
  • 'Ambedkar wouldn't have opposed the cartoon' May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the uproar over the controversial cartoon picture of BR Ambedkar in a textbook, NCERT advisors Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar resigned on Friday. Yadav and Palshikar were chief advisors for political science at the NCERT. However, BR Ambedkar's grandson has said that Ambedkar wouldn't have opposed the...
  • Are politicians justified in agitating over an Ambedkar cartoon? May 11, 2012

    Kapil Sibal said that the issue had come to his notice in April and an order had been sent to the NCERT regarding the same. ...
  • News 360: Sibal apologises for Ambedkar cartoon May 11, 2012

    Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal apologises for the 63-year-old Ambedkar cartoon, printed in textbooks. ...
  • Ambedkar cartoon row: Education advisors resign May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Following the uproar over the controversial cartoon picture of BR Ambedkar in a textbook, NCERT advisors Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar resigned on Friday. Yadav and Palshikar were chief advisors for political science at the NCERT. Defending the move, Yadav said "it's a travesty to my mind to read...
  • Ambedkar cartoon row: Kapil Sibal says sorry May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday apologised for the controversial cartoon picture of BR Ambedkar in an NCERT textbook, after Dalit MPs protested over the matter in the Lok Sabha. As soon as the session began, Opposition members rushed to the Well of the House, holding posters of the...
  • TMC terms Ambedkar cartoon 'shameful', seeks action May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: UPA's key ally Trinamool Congress on Friday termed as "a crime and a very shameful matter" the issue of publication of a cartoon of BR Ambedkar in an NCERT text book and demanded "strong action" against the officials responsible for it. "This is a very shameful matter. This is...
  • Ambedkar cartoon row: Depiction wrong, says Pranab May 11, 2012

    Dalit MPs from Tamil Nadu have taken taken offence to a 1949 cartoon of BR Ambedkar, the architect of India's Constitution. ...
  • Ambedkar cartoon, Aircel-Maxis issues disrupt LS May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A cartoon depicting BR Ambedkar purportedly published in a NCERT textbook and row over Home Minister P Chidambaram's statement in the Aircel-Maxis deal on Friday led to disruption of the Lok Sabha. As soon as the House met, Thirumaa Valavan Thol (VCK) trooped into the Well waving placards claiming...