BR Ambedkar: News

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, fondly called "Babasaheb," was an eminent jurist, politician, economist, social reformer, author of several books, a profound scholar, and political thinker. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India and Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee. He also served as independent India's first Law Minister. Born on April 14, 1891, Ambedkar grew up battling the social evil of untouchability, an experience that turned him into a crusader for social justice leading the Dalits' Rights movement in pre- and post-independent India. Ambedkar was highly educated, obtaining Degrees and Majors in multiple subjects like Law, Economics, and Political Science from universities in India and abroad. He secured a number of Doctorates, including one in Economics from the London School of Economics. In the latter half of his life, Ambedkar donned the hat of a politician, beginning from the 1930s, and later played a key role in free India's national polity until his death in 1956. In 1990, he was awarded India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously.

18 Apr 2024

Jawaharlal Nehru

How India held its 1st Lok Sabha election

On October 25, 1951, hundreds of people carrying ballot papers queued up in the small town of Chini, Himachal Pradesh, to cast their first-ever votes in independent India.

05 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

'Awful': Kejriwal's photo next to Bhagat Singh, Ambedkar triggers backlash

The placement of jailed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's photograph alongside revered freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and BR Ambedkar has triggered controversy.

14 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

Telangana unveils massive Ambedkar statue; here are other iconic statues

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao unveiled a 125-foot-tall bronze statue of BR Ambedkar in Hyderabad on Friday to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution.

04 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Truth has become victim of false news: CJI Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud remarked that truth has become a "victim" in the age of social media amid the spread of fake news.

23 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Bengaluru road asphalted ahead of PM's visit caves in

A road in Bengaluru, spruced up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Monday, caved in a day later after a spell of overnight rain.

20 Jun 2022


5 must-read autobiographies of Indian personalities

Autobiographies are a source of inspiration for readers.

25 May 2022

Andhra Pradesh

Renaming district: Violent protesters in Andhra set minister's house ablaze

Andhra Pradesh's Amalapuram is on the edge after demonstrations against the renaming of the Konaseema district turned violent.

26 Jan 2022


Republic Day 2022: Powerful quotes by BR Ambedkar

Baba Saheb Ambedkar was a famous Indian politician, economist, and jurist who is celebrated for fighting for the rights of Dalits or untouchables.

04 Jan 2022

Tamil Cinema

Pa Ranjith to present documentary on his idol, BR Ambedkar

Acclaimed Kollywood filmmaker Pa Ranjith is all set to present a documentary on Dr. BR Ambedkar's cremation place Chaityabhumi via his Neelam productions.

25 Jan 2021

Indian Army

Republic Day 2021: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

21 Jan 2020

Indian Army

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

20 Jan 2020


Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

15 Jan 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a penchant for landing in news. And ironically, his words help his political rival, the BJP, reap electoral benefits.

14 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

At Azad's bail hearing, judge asks if cops read Constitution

A judge of Tis Hazari Court reminded today that protesting is a constitutional right and can take place in any corner of the country.

04 Apr 2019


Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

A few weeks ago, BSP supremo Mayawati announced she will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

12 Feb 2019


Chhattisgarh: Congress government rename 5 schemes, BJP remarks 'political vindictiveness'

The newly-formed Congress government in Chhattisgarh has rechristened five schemes named after late Jan Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya by the previous BJP-led dispensation.

06 Feb 2019


#KhadiExpress: Special train dedicated to Gandhiji launching in 2 months

Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi named "Khadi Express" soon.

29 Nov 2018


Rajasthan polls: Congress manifesto covers farm-loan waivers, free girl education

Loan waiver to farmers, free education to girls, unemployment allowance of up to Rs. 3,500 to educated youth are among the promises Rajasthan Congress has made in its election manifesto released in Jaipur today.

17 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Chidambaram responds to Modi's statement of a non-Gandhi Congress President

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, hit back today at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting the Congress, reminding him of the party's legacy by listing out the names of its Presidents from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family.

12 Nov 2018


Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

Twenty-five Dalits converted to Buddhism in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar) in a ceremony performed by Bodh Bhikshu Bhante Pergyashil.

31 Oct 2018


#StatueOfUnity: About Ram Sutar, sculptor of the world's largest statue

On Wednesday, all eyes were on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he unveiled the world's tallest statue, the 522-ft tall 'Statue of Unity' of Sardar Patel, on an island on the Narmada near the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

25 Oct 2018

Delhi University

Delhi University approves nine new courses for aspirants

Nine new courses, including one on Disability Studies and Literary Representations, have been approved by a panel of the Delhi University on Wednesday.

12 Oct 2018


Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

29 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi stresses on importance of character building over literacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the importance of character building over literacy and called for the "wholesome" education in the country.

Pune Police claim Bhima Koregaon violence was pre-planned

In a new development in the Bhima Koregaon violence, the Pune police have now claimed that it was pre-planned.

29 Aug 2018

Devendra Fadnavis

From Bhima Koregaon violence to activists' arrest: Things to know

The arrests of five activists in different cities on Tuesday on allegations of being associated with Maoists has sparked an uproar.

12 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Reservation here to stay; mob lynching is a crime: Modi

PM Narendra Modi has iterated that mob lynching is a crime, no matter the motive, and states need to take effective measures to check such incidents.

02 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Ahead of Amit Shah's visit, Mughalsarai station being painted saffron

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is visiting Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh on August 5, and ahead of his visit, the station is being painted saffron.

16 Jun 2018


Varsity official suspended for adding 'Maharaj' title to Ambedkar's name

Acting Registrar of Aurangabad's Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Sadhna Pandey was this evening suspended by the Vice-Chancellor for adding the word "Maharaj" to the name of Dr. BR Ambedkar.

BJP MLA wraps Ambedkar statue with saffron-clothes after pouring milk

A video purportedly showing BJP MLA Sanju Devi in UP's Ambedkar Nagar cleaning a statue of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar with milk, applying "tilak" on its forehead, and draping it in "saffron robe" amid chanting of hymns has gone viral.

31 May 2018

Mahatma Gandhi

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

To say that Indian politics, or rather politics across the world, is at a juncture where ideological slug-fest has overtaken courtesy, would not be an exaggeration.

Lord Hanuman was world's first tribal leader, claims BJP MLA

In yet another gaffe, BJP MLA from Rajasthan Gyan Dev Ahuja, recently said Hindu God Hanuman was the first tribal leader and that "SC/ST people" should be ashamed for disrespecting him.

10 May 2018


Center trying to fulfill Ambedkar's dream of powerful, prosperous nation

Reaching out to Dalits and other backward communities in poll-bound Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government was trying to fulfill BR Ambedkar's dream of a powerful and prosperous nation.

30 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

According to Gujarat speaker, BR Ambedkar, PM Modi are Brahmins

Adding to the list of controversial statements made by BJP leaders recently, Gujarat speaker Rajendra Trivedi said Dalit icon BR Ambedkar was a Brahmin.

17 Apr 2018

Akhilesh Yadav

'Ram' was part of Dr. Ambedkar's name, says UP Governor

Reacting to the controversy over including "Ramji" in Dr. BR Ambedkar's name, UP Governor Ram Naik today asserted that "Ram" was part of the full name of the Indian Constitution's key architect.

14 Apr 2018


Bihar govt. introduces Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in official records

In a move to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti, the Bihar government, following in the footsteps of the UP government, has decided to introduce Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's middle name, 'Ramji', in government and court records.

14 Apr 2018


PM in Chattisgarh: Inaugurates Ayushman Bharat, internet scheme, rail-line

PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first healthcare centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.

14 Apr 2018


UN: Sikhs protest against minority atrocities during Ambedkar's birth-anniversary celebration

A group of Sikhs staged protests against alleged atrocities perpetrated against minority commUNities in India during the commemoration of Babasaheb Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary at the United Nations Headquarters.

PM Modi launches Ambedkar memorial, slams Congress

PM Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Ambedkar Memorial at 26, Alipur Road in New Delhi on the eve of the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.

14 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Ambedkar's statue vandalized a day before Dalit icon's birth-anniversary

A statue of BR Ambedkar in Richhpal Garhi village of Bisrakh in Greater Noida was found damaged, a day before the nation commemorates the birth anniversary of the Dalit icon.

14 Apr 2018


Meerut put on high-alert for Ambedkar Jayanti

The 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar will be celebrated in Meerut amid high-security and suspended Internet.

12 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

In Uttar Pradesh, Ambedkar statue gets police protection

Following incidents of vandalising, a statue of BR Ambedkar was put inside an iron cage in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.

10 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Politics of color: Ambedkar's saffron statue re-painted blue in UP

A 5-feet tall statue of Dalit icon Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, which was rebuilt and painted saffron in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district, was repainted blue on Tuesday.

09 Apr 2018


UP: Four booked for derogatory Facebook post against Ambedkar

An FIR has been registered against four people for allegedly making derogatory remarks against BR Ambedkar on social media and assaulting a Dalit youth in Reoti area of Balia, police said today.

06 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: BR Ambedkar statue beheaded, Dalits demand boundary wall

Another statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was vandalized, this time in civil lines area of Satna, Madhya Pradesh.

04 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi: No other government honored Ambedkar as we did

PM Modi today slammed other political parties for using BR Ambedkar's legacy for political mileage.

04 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

No other govt honored Ambedkar like we did: PM Modi

Hitting out at political parties for politicizing the legacy of BR Ambedkar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said no regime had honored the Dalit icon like his government had.

31 Mar 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Probe ordered after 2 Ambedkar statues vandalized in 24 hours

Two statues of BR Ambedkar were vandalized in Uttar Pradesh in 24 hours. State CM Yogi Adityanath has asked district magistrates to ensure the security of statues.

31 Mar 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Statue Vandalism: Ambedkar statue vandalized in UP's Siddhartnagar district

Unidentified persons vandalized the statue of BR Ambedkar in Gohaniya village in UP's Siddhartnagar district, triggering protests by locals.

29 Mar 2018

Samajwadi Party

BR Ambedkar becomes Bhimrao 'Ramji' Ambedkar in UP

In a surprising move, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include 'Ramji' in BR Ambedkar's name in all official documents.

27 Mar 2018


After flirting briefly, Mayawati won't back Akhilesh for UP bypolls

On Monday, Mayawati sprang a surprise by announcing that BSP won't support SP in the upcoming bypolls for Kairana parliamentary and Noorpur assembly seats.

25 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Mann Ki Baat highlights: MSP, affordable healthcare and more

In the latest edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi has announced that each and every expense incurred by farmers, including their labor cost, will be accounted for while fixing the Minimum Support Price (MSP) at 1.5 times the input cost.

24 Mar 2018

Samajwadi Party

Rajya Sabha polls: SP cancels victory celebration after BSP loss

In a show of solidarity to the BSP, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has cancelled victory celebrations for its own candidate after BSP's lone candidate lost in the Rajya Sabha polls.

23 Mar 2018

Samajwadi Party

Rajya Sabha polls: BSP MLA hints he voted for BJP

Uttar Pradesh BSP MLA Anil Singh on Friday indicated that he had cross-voted in favor of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls, saying "I am with Maharaj-ji," referring to UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

22 Mar 2018


Hardik Pandya in trouble after parody-account makes controversial tweet

A court has ordered an FIR against Hardik Pandya for 'his comment' on Dr BR Ambedkar.

12 Mar 2018


Signboard carrying photograph of Ambedkar found damaged in UP

A signboard carrying BR Ambedkar's photograph was found damaged outside a panchayat building at Jadwad village in Bhopa area, police said.

08 Mar 2018


More vandalism cases: Gandhi, Ambedkar's statues targeted in Kerala, TN

A strange new trend seems to have gripped the country. Two more incidents of statues being vandalized have come to the fore, taking the total number of such cases this week to five.

07 Mar 2018


Artificial Intelligence can help eliminate caste system, inequalities: Ambedkar followers

The supporters of BR Ambedkar have planned to celebrate the 127th birth-anniversary of Dalit leader at UN headquarters in New York next month with "Artificial Intelligence for Humanity" theme.

22 Feb 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

All about Kamal Haasan's political party 'Makkal Needhi Maiam'

In true filmy style, superstar Kamal Haasan finally took the political plunge. He used drama, dialogue-baazi and emotion, enticing people into his fold.

03 Jan 2018


After 2 days, Maharashtra bandh called off by Ambedkar's grandson

Today's Maharashtra bandh was called off at around 4:30pm by Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar.

03 Jan 2018


Maharashtra bandh: Security high, no dabba service, waiver by airlines

There is high security across Maharashtra in the wake of a statewide bandh called by Dalit protesters today.

06 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi: Central Bank of India, RBI were Ambedkar's vision!

Despite cyclone Ockhi closing in, PM Narendra Modi continued with his punishing schedule of addressing rallies, ahead of the Gujarat polls.

26 Nov 2017


Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi commemorates Constitution Day

In the 38th edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' today at 11 am, PM Narendra Modi commemorated Constitution Day in India.

10 Oct 2017

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul in Gujarat: Never seen women wear shorts in RSS!

Rahul Gandhi began his second day of Navsarjan Yatra in Vadodara by paying his respects to Babasaheb Ambedkar at a Sankalp Bhoomi prayer meeting.

13 Jun 2017


Actress found dead in her house in Mumbai

Krutika Chaudhary, an actress hailing from Haridwar, was found dead at her residence in Andheri (west) today.

06 Jan 2017

Bombay High Court

The city that keeps moving forward

On Saturday night, a night marathon has been organized to encourage women to "reclaim the night".