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  • Mumbai: 70 metric tonnes of waste collected in clean-up drive at Chaityabhoomi

    Mumbai: As the followers return home after paying tribute to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his death anniversary at Shivaji Park Dadar, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the next day itself took the clean-up drive and collected around 70 metric tonnes of garbage from the place. According to the information given by the Dadar (G north), civic ward officials, 1,500 clean up workers deployed to undertake the initiative.

  • Mumbai: Cyclone Ockhi dampens the spirit of those paying homage at Chaityabhoomi

    Mumbai: Devotees have begun coming to Chaityabhoomi at Shivaji Park, a day before Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s death anniversary on December 6 and much to their dismay their hopes were dashed. Firstly, they have no place to sleep and moreover, the pandal erected for the book exhibition and stalls have all got washed away in the Mumbai rains. Meanwhile,  a pandal fell at Shivaji Park and three people were injured.

  • Prime Minister pays tributes to Ambedkar at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur

    Nagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur. After paying floral tributes at the hallowed precincts, where the Dalit icon and architect of the Constitution embraced Buddhism in 1956 with his large number of followers, Modi prayed for a few minutes with folded hands.

  • The Essential Ambedkar: Review

    The Essential Ambedkar                                                   

  • Cover the printing press in Ambedkar Bhavan: Bombay HC

    Mumbai: On Thursday, the Bombay High Court suggested that the machinery of the printing press in the now-razed Ambedkar Bhavan may be covered with a tarpaulin sheet, to protect it from rain.

  • How to stop atrocities on ‘Dalits’

    A lot of hot discussion took place in the Parliament recently following the attack on some youths by a group of persons in Una, Gujarat. The attackers called themselves protectors of cows and the victims were so-called dalits, who were engaged in removing the hides of dead cows. It was their profession by which they earned a living, as per tradition.

  • MBMC fixed hundreds of potholes on specific routes when VIP visited Mira-Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: Fed up pothole ridden roads and their complaints falling to the deaf ears of the civic administration, here is a simple, holistic solution – just pray to God that a VVIP visits your area to attend some public function and watch the action unfold. That is exactly what residents of certain areas have witnessed in Mira Bhayandar.

  • Mumbai’s Trust members accuse Ambedkar bros of Gundagiri

    Mumbai: The demolition of the historic Ambedkar Bhavan has led to a controversy as the former IAS officer and State Information Commisisoner Ratnakar Gaikwad and an Advisor to the People’s Improvement Trust (PIT) has alleged that the Ambedkar brothers are known for their ‘Gundagiri’.

  • How much inequality is too much?

    It is important to distinguish between the two concepts of poverty and inequality. The former refers to lack of access to basic stuff like food, clothing and shelter. The latter refers to how income or wealth is distributed in society. The former is measured in terms of a poverty line, and what fraction of the population is below that line. The latter is measured in terms of the gap between the rich

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    Milestones achieved by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

    Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was one of the architects of the Indian Constitution of the Independent India. He was a well-known statesman and a prominent jurist. Born on 14th April 1891 (Ambedkar Jayanti), Ambedkar’s efforts to eradicate the social evils like untouchability and caste restrictions were remarkable. The leader, throughout his life, fought for the rights of the dalits and other socially backward classes. An iconoclastic social reformer

  • People pay tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar’s statue on the occasion of his 59th death anniversary in Dadar on Sunday.

    People throng to Shivaji Park on Ambedkar’s death anniversary

    Mumbai : Tens of thousands of people gathered at Dadar Chaityabhoomi in Shivaji Park to pay homage to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on the occasion of his 59th death anniversary on Sunday. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, died on December 6, 1956.

  • State garnering ammo for Maratha reservation

    Mumbai : As part of its efforts to pursue the issue of Maratha reservation with renewed vigour, the state government has recently asked all departments to submit details of employees from the Maratha caste working with them. The government has also asked the archives directorate to find out some “evidences” in history books, which can prove the state’s stand in the Supreme Court that Marathas need reservation.

  • Embracing Buddhism served as unifying force: Experts

    Mumbai : On the 59th anniversary of Dhammachakra Pravartan Day, the day on which Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar embraced Buddhism, FPJ spoke with experts on whether his dream of liberating Dalits and other backward caste people from social segregation has gained momentum.

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    Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar as political currency

    The ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed national memorial of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on Indu Mills land at Dadar at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday may have boosted the morale of boisterous BJP leaders eager to masquerade as saviours of the downtrodden. But two facts reveal that it had more to do with politically encashing on the sentiments of Dalits than actually doing something meaningful for them: The event