BR AMBEDKAR

  • Ambedkar a victim of 'political untouchability': PM Modi 23 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Describing BR Ambedkar as a victim of "political untouchability", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday credited the key architect of the Constitution for his own growth from a humble background. He also said it would be a disrespect for Ambedkar if he is only viewed as a "messiah" of...
  • Eying Bihar elections, BJP, Congress celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti 1 week ago

    BR Ambedkar's 125th birthday has turned into a tug of war between the BJP and the Congress who are both vying for the Dalit vote bank. In an all out war to capitalise the legacy of the father of the Constitution, parties are gearing up for the Bihar elections that...
  • The BR Ambedkar doodle isn't India only; also on Google home pages in 7 other countries 1 week ago

    To mark the 124 birth anniversary of the Father of the Indian Constitution, Google has posted a doodle on its home pages in 8 countries around the world. The BR Ambedkar doodle is visible on Google's country-specific home pages across three continents - Argentina, Chile, India, Ireland, Peru, Poland, Sweden...
  • B. R. Ambedkar's 124th birthday: His thoughts on democracy, untouchability, gender equality 1 week ago

    On Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India. Ambedkar...
  • BR Ambedkar a pioneer like Veer Savarkar, Madan Mohan Malviya, says RSS April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Hailing BR Ambedkar for his work to reform Hindu society, RSS on Saturday put him in the pantheon of Hindutva icons like Veer Savarkar and Madan Mohan Malviya and said he had opposed conversion to Islam and Christianity. With BJP and Congress trying to outdo each other to claim...
  • Environment Ministry panel clears Ambedkar memorial plan in Lutyens' Delhi October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Social Justice Ministry's proposal to construct a grand Ambedkar memorial in Lutyens' Delhi has received the nod from a high-powered Environment Ministry panel. Sources said that the Expert Appraisal Committee for Projects related to Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone, Building/Construction and Miscellaneous projects, which met here last...
  • Congress leader writtes to Modi, expresses wish to acquire Ambedkar's home in London October 22, 2014

    Maharashtra Congress leader Nitin Raut wrote to the Narendra Modi government expressing his wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to...
  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home September 15, 2014

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40crore residential property where Dr B R Ambedkar lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial to the crusader for social justice, a social organsation on Monday said. The initiative to acquire the 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, currently on...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 192122. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra minister asks government to acquire Ambedkar's home in London September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: A Congress minister in Maharashtra has asked the state government to coordinate with the Centre to acquire a residential property in London where Dr BR Ambedkar lived in the 1920s. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to cost an estimated Rs 40 crore, state...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • BJP was not happy when Ambedkar got Bharat Ratna: Mayawati April 14, 2014

    Lucknow: On the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, BSP chief Mayawati on Monday attacked BJP leaders saying when polls come they see Dalits as Hindus but later they do not even like to sit with them, and the party was not happy when the architect of the Constitution got Bharat...
  • BR Ambedkar's quotes on democracy, untouchability, gender equality April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India....
  • Rahul insulting Ambedkar by taking credit for laws: Modi April 14, 2014

    On the 123rd birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Narendra Modi on Monday attacked Rahul Gandhi saying he was "insulting" the chief architect of the Constitution by taking credit for enacting laws and giving rights to the people. "It is unfortunate that these days Congress party's 'shehzaade' (Rahul Gandhi), I don't...
  • President, PM pays tribute to BR Ambedkar April 14, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary. With several other leaders present, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the principal architect of the Indian Constitution at his statue in the precincts of Parliament House...
  • Does Ambedkar's philosophy need an updated champion? March 19, 2014

    While it is normal for Arundhati Roy's views to be questioned and criticised, it is not often that one finds her self-perceived role as mediator on certain matters questioned at a fundamental level. That this has happened in relation to a long-ago ideological duel between Ambedkar and Gandhi makes it...
  • DU exlab worker who set herself on fire alleging sexual assault dies October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A former Delhi University lab assistant who set herself on fire alleging sexual assault last week died on Monday morning. She was admitted to the LNJP hospital with 90 per cent burn injuries. The lady had tried to immolate herself outside Delhi secretariat on September 30. She alleged...
  • Declare Hyderabad permanent joint capital of AP and Telangana: Chiranjeevi August 4, 2013

    Union Tourism Minister K Chirnajeevi on Saturday demanded that Hyderabad be made permanent joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana or the second capital of India. He told reporters in Delhi that Hyderabad belonged to people of all three regions (Telangana, Andhra and Rayalaseema) and hence it should be made...
  • JD(U) student leader allegedly shot dead August 1, 2013

    A JD(U) student leaderwas shot dead allegedly by unidentified gunmen at a universitycampus inMuzaffarpuron Thursday evening, police sourcessaid. Shamim Khan (20) was shot dead by unidentified persons atBR Ambedkar University campus from close range near theexamination department office, sources said. After the incident the accused manged to escape while Khandied on the...
  • Unidentified men allegedly desecrate BR Ambedkar's statue July 27, 2013

    Some unidentified persons allegedly desecrated a statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar in Radra area here, police said here on Saturday. The statue was damaged by some men in Sardaspur village on Friday night, they said. The damaged statue has been replaced, police said. A case has been lodged against unidentified persons...
  • Ambedkar statue vandalised in Delhi: Police July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A statue of BR Ambedkar was vandalised and its nose and an index finger were broken off, police said. "The statue in Dabri in east Delhi was probably damaged using a brick. A case of injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of...
  • Congress 'using' Dalits as 'vote bank': Rajnath Singh April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday hit out at Congress for doing "nothing for Dalits" in the country and "using" them as mere "vote bank". "Congress ruled the country for 54 years out of the 65 years since independence. This is not little time, but it made no...
  • Bangalore: Dalits object to removal of Ambedkar statue from Metro site February 12, 2013

    Bangalore: A statue of BR Ambedkar is costing the Namma Metro in Bangalore nearly Rs 100 crore. Plans are on to make an alternative design and a wider pathway will be constructed around the statue. This because the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has been forced to stop work after Dalit...
  • Rally in Mumbai on Ambedkar's death anniversary December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: On Dalit icon BR Ambedkar's 55th death anniversary on Thursday, lakhs of people are expected to converge at the Indu Mills in Mumbai to celebrate the Centre's move to install an Ambedkar memorial there. This land faces the sea and is right next to Chaitya Bhoomi, where Ambedkar's ashes...
  • UPA disrupting RS to avoid vote on FDI: BJP December 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Wednesday claimed that the disruption in the House is a tactic adopted by the UPA government and its allies in order to stay way from the FDI debate. Jaitley accused the government of diversionary tactics in the Rajya...
  • Arvind Kejriwal formally launches Aam Aadmi Party November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Monday formally launched the Aam Aadmi Party amidst loud cheers from the people who had gathered at Jantar Mantar to participate in the inauguration ceremony. Introducing the party, Kejriwal said that it will seek to eradicate corruption at all levels in the country. Ahead of...
  • UP has no money for Gandhi, ample for Ambedkar, Patel November 8, 2012

    Lucknow: Does Mahatma Gandhi belong to the Congress? In Uttar Pradesh, it would seem so as a Right to Information (RTI) poser has revealed that the state government "does not allocate any funds for celebrating the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi." In response to a query by RTI activist Gaurav...
  • Bangalore: Ambedkar statue to delay Metro work September 17, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to continue the underground Metro station in front of Vidhana Soudha as the state government is delaying a decision on its request to remove a statue of B R Ambedkar from there. Dalit organisations have strongly opposed the removal...
  • 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...
  • 'The Greatest Indian' grand finale watched by 20 million August 24, 2012

    The grand finale of 'The Greatest Indian' was one of the most watched shows on the Independence Day. ...