BR Ambedkar

  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home Yesterday

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40-crore 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 Yesterday

    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 1921-22. 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 4 days ago

    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 ex-lab 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 leader was shot dead allegedly by unidentified gunmen at a university campus in Muzaffarpur on Thursday evening, police sources said. Shamim Khan (20) was shot dead by unidentified persons at BR Ambedkar University campus from close range near the examination department office, sources said. After the incident the accused manged to escape while Khan died 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. ...
  • The Greatest Indian: Know all about BR Ambedkar August 20, 2012

    Father of the Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar was voted as the 'Greatest Indian' in a poll spearheaded by History TV18 and CNN IBN. ...
  • Will ensure a memorial for Ambedkar, says PM August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said in Mumbai that Babasaheb Ambedkar is the Father of the Constitution and his government will ensure a befitting memorial for him. The Prime Minister told this to an all-party delegation led by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who called on him at Raj Bhavan...
  • FTN: Was Ambedkar greater than Nehru and Patel? August 16, 2012

    Search for the Greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi is over. BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice. ...
  • The Greatest Indian after Independence: BR Ambedkar August 16, 2012

    Search for the Greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi is over. BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice. ...
  • The Greatest Indian: India selects BR Ambedkar August 11, 2012

    Watch the grand finale of The Greatest Indian on August 14. ...
  • TN: Statues defaced, security beefed up August 8, 2012

    Madurai: Security has been stepped up in Madurai and parts of south Tamil Nadu following escalating tension sparked by the desecration of two statues of the Father of Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar and a statue of local Dalit hero Immanuel Sekaran in the temple town. Miscreants had vandalised the...
  • 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...