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    Dr Ambedkar’s grandsons divided on use of banned word

    Mumbai: The grandsons of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, who was the architect of the Indian Constitution, are divided over the use of the word ‘Dalit’, which has been banned by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry. Advocate Prakash Ambedkar and president of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM), is of the opinion people should be free to use the word in connection with socio-economic and political backwardness.

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    Mumbai: Decades-old trees to make way for Dr B R Ambedkar memorial

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s tree lovers have cried foul-play by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and other private players, as decades-old trees have been hacked to make way for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s memorial at Indu Mills in Dadar. Seventy-nine of around 116 trees face the axe while 37 will be transplanted. Although the development authority has acquired the necessary permissions for tree cutting, the final nod for construction of the site is

  • BJP garland: Ambedkar statue ‘purified’

    Meerut  : A group of Dalit lawyers in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh “purified” the statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar with milk and ‘gangaajal’ soon after it was garlanded by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state secretary Sunil Bansal on Friday.

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    Uttar Pradesh: Ambedkar statue damaged in Gorakhpur

    Gorakhpur (UP): A statue of Dr B R Ambedkar was damaged by some unidentified people in Deoria district’s Rampur Khas village, following which locals staged a protest on Wednesday, police said. The damage to the statue was spotted by some villagers this morning, according to reports.

  • No other government honoured BR Ambedkar as we did: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Seeking to reach out to the Dalit community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said no regime had honoured B R Ambedkar like his government had. Modi’s remarks come soon after widespread protests, some turning violent, in different parts of the country over a Supreme Court verdict putting in place safeguards to prevent misuse of a law to prevent atrocities of SCs and STs.

  • Dalit leader calls on PM Narendra Modi to clear stance on Maharashtra violence

    Mumbai: One of the accused in Bhima-Koregaon violence Sambhaji Bhide is revered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his ‘guru’, grandson of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Prakash Ambedkar, claimed on Thursday and said the prime minister should make his stand clear on the caste violence gripping Maharashtra.

  • State govt to schools: observe November 7 as ‘Students Day’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has directed its schools and junior colleges in the state to observe November 7 as ‘Students Day’, to mark Dr B R Ambedkar’s entry into school education 117 years back in 1900. A Government Resolution (GR) issued by the state school education and sports department on October 27 in this regard has described the Dalit icon’s enrolment in school as the dawn of a new era.

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    Ambedkar’s birth anniversary celebrated across Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The 126th birth anniversary of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar was celebrated today with traditional fervour across Maharashtra. In Nagpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Ambedkar at Deekshabhoomi, where the architect of the Constitution embraced Buddhism in 1956 with a large number of followers.

  • Ambedkar Jayanti: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s role in India’s ‘Independence’

    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had immense contribution in the shaping modern India. He led millions of oppressed, to a life of self-respect, dignity, and responsibility. Babasaheb, as he was also known as, always stressed on the importance of better education, so that position of common people in society can be improved. It was Ambedkar who was primarily responsible for the formulation of Constitution, adopted after India became independent.

  • BJP invokes Ambedkar to prove point

    NEW DELHI : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday invoked Constitution framer Dr. B R Ambedkar on the Constitution Day to assert Prime Minister Modi was making his dream come true as ”Babasaheb” was the first to propose that the currency should be revised every 10 years to cleanse the economy.

  • MCGM to release coffee table book on Dr B R Ambedkar

    Mumbai: After spending Rs two crore on medical books and periodicals, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai will soon spend over Rs 74,000 for the artwork on coffee table books on Dr B R Ambedkar that will be released in the first week of December 2016.

  • RBI to issue Rs.10 coins to mark birth anniversary of Ambedkar

    Chennai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly put into circulation coins Rs. 10 denomination to commemorate the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. The outer ring of the bi-metallic coin is composed of aluminum bronze alloy and the centre piece is made up of cupro nickel.

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    End arrogance to get things moving

    Parliament in session, Prime Minister in Parliament, debates, discussions and even the prospect of legislation- is it all real or just a fantasy, or nostalgia? Such has been our experience with parliamentary sessions in recent years, that we are somewhat taken aback to see things actually working.

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reassures worried nation

    Positive signs were available on Friday that the winter session of Parliament might yet succeed in doing some useful work. To begin with, what signals the breaking of ice between the leaders of the ruling and the main Opposition party is the invitation by Prime Minister Modi to Sonia Gandhi for discussion on the urgent legislative business of the government. Sonia and Manmohan Singh were set to meet the PM at the

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    Sardar Patel: An embodiment of national unity

    In its January 27, 1947 issue, Time Magazine featured 72-year old veteran Congress leader Vallabhbhai Patel on its cover page. The comprehensive story on the socio-political dimensions of Patel’s life led to speculation that perhaps the person taking over as the first prime minister of independent India would be the “Sardar of Bardoli”, a title given to him by Mahatma Gandhi for successfully championing the cause of the peasants in Gujarat against anti-farmers