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    Mumbai: Shatabdi Hospital gets nod to set up Ambedkar’s statue

    Mumbai: The civic-run Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal Hospital) has finally got the approval of setting up a full-size statue of Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.  On October 9, the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation approved the proposal which was floated by Gopal Shetty, Member of Parliament (MP) for building a statue of Dr Ambedkar in the hospital premises. The approval came in correspondence with the Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta. The

  • Maharashtra: Prakash Ambedkar, Asaduddin Owaisi address joint rally

    Mumbai: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar shared the stage here on Tuesday for the first time after announcing a tie-up for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Owaisi said at the joint rally that the two parties want “freedom” from the Narendra Modi government, as the followers of the prime minister’s ideology have committed “atrocities” on Dalits and the minorities.

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    Made in China: Parts of Dr Ambedkar’s statue

    Mumbai: Part of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s statue which will be installed inside the Indu Mills land at Dadar in Mumbai will be made in China by the Lu Young Coppers company. The height of the statue will be of 251 metres, placed atop a 100-metre pedestal, making the monument 350 metres tall. A review meeting for the memorial was held at the office of Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) at

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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.

  • After UP, Bihar adds ‘Ramji’ to BR Ambedkar’s name

    Patna: The Bihar Government on Saturday announced to introduce Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar‘s middle name ‘Ramji’ in government and court records. The decision comes on the 127th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon.

  • 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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