Dr BR Ambedkar

  • Maharashtra minister asks government to acquire Ambedkar's home in London 2 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Remove Gandhi, Nehru cartoons: NCERT panel July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government-appointed committee looking into the controversy surrounding political caricatures in the school textbooks has submitted its recommendations. The NCERT panel said that cartoons with negative references to politicians and bureaucrats should be removed from the textbooks. It found that current textbooks carry too many cartoons of the Nehru-Gandhi...
  • Manual scavenging remains a reality despite ban April 14, 2012

    Lucknow: It is the 121st birth anniversary of the father of India's Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar who fought against untouchability and manual scavenging. CNN-IBN shows how in the heart of Lucknow, practices like manual scavenging and untouchability still exist, raising questions over the government's claims to have successfully enforced the...
  • Assam education scam: schools exist only on papers March 25, 2011

    The BR Ambedkar School in Guwahati, which has apparently received Rs 4,01,450 for its 217 students, actually does not exist. ...
  • Assam: Several schools funded but do not exist March 25, 2011

    Guwahati: The election campaign in Assam is gathering momentum, with politicians battling more for votes and less for issues. But education seems far from their agenda. Government schools in Assam are in shambles. And an RTI filed by a young student has revealed shocking revelations. The BR Ambedkar School in Guwahati,...