Articles about BR Ambedkar

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.

Republic Day 2022: Powerful quotes by BR Ambedkar

26 Jan 2022

Lifestyle
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.

Pa Ranjith to present documentary on his idol, BR Ambedkar

04 Jan 2022

Entertainment
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.

Republic Day 2021: Five facts that every Indian must know

25 Jan 2021

India
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.

Actor, who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, joins Athawale's party

26 Oct 2020

India
Actor, who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, joins Athawale's party

Actor Payal Ghosh on Monday joined Union Minister Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A) in Mumbai.

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

21 Jan 2020

India
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.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

India
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.

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

15 Jan 2020

Politics
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.

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

14 Jan 2020

India
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.

#CAAProtests: Cops try detaining Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad, he escapes

20 Dec 2019

India
#CAAProtests: Cops try detaining Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad, he escapes

A short while ago, New Delhi's historic Jama Masjid witnessed dramatic scenes as Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, led a massive protest against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, defying orders of police.

India-WI 1st T20I: MCA hopes to sort out security issue

22 Nov 2019

Sports
India-WI 1st T20I: MCA hopes to sort out security issue

India and West Indies are set to face each other in a three-match T20I series, starting December 6 at the Wankhede in Mumbai.

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

15 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

26 Aug 2019

Politics
Mayawati slams Rahul and other Opposition leaders over Kashmir visit

BSP supremo Mayawati lashed out at leaders of Congress and other parties who tried to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, to understand the aftermath of revoking Article 370.

Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

04 Apr 2019

Politics
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.

Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

03 Apr 2019

Politics
Mayawati: If Lord Rama's statue accepted, why not mine?

On Tuesday, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati defended her statues, which dot the Uttar Pradesh landscape, in Supreme Court.

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

19 Feb 2019

India
What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

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

12 Feb 2019

India
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.

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

06 Feb 2019

India
#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.

Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

18 Dec 2018

Politics
Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

In the run up to the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had promised that every person in the country would receive Rs. 15 lakh if Indians' black money stored in offshore accounts was recovered.

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

08 Dec 2018

India
If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently sparked a controversy by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit, which was followed by a widespread debate.

Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns

06 Dec 2018

Politics
Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns

Upset with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party on Thursday.

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

29 Nov 2018

Politics
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.

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

17 Nov 2018

Politics
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.

Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

12 Nov 2018

India
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.

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

31 Oct 2018

India
#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.

Delhi University approves nine new courses for aspirants

25 Oct 2018

Delhi
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.

Today's absurd news: BJP leader calls Modi Vishnu's 11th incarnation

13 Oct 2018

Politics
Today's absurd news: BJP leader calls Modi Vishnu's 11th incarnation

Dr. BR Ambedkar had warned Indians of leader worship, saying it kills the essence of democracy.

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

12 Oct 2018

India
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.

PM Modi stresses on importance of character building over literacy

29 Sep 2018

India
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.

Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste

11 Sep 2018

Politics
Ram Vilas Paswan seeks 15% reservation for upper caste

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, in an interview to Hindustan Times, demanded that the upper caste should get 15 per cent reservation.

Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

04 Sep 2018

India
Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

In a letter, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed media outlets to refrain from using the word "Dalit" henceforth.

Pune Police claim Bhima Koregaon violence was pre-planned

31 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

29 Aug 2018

India
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.

This special Delhi Metro train will spread patriotism. Here's how

13 Aug 2018

India
This special Delhi Metro train will spread patriotism. Here's how

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro has come up with a unique design for a train to spread the message of patriotism.

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

12 Aug 2018

Politics
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.

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

02 Aug 2018

Politics
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.

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

16 Jun 2018

India
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.

Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

03 Jun 2018

Politics
Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee

Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.

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

02 Jun 2018

India
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.

5 moments of political bonhomie cutting through ideological Lakshman Rekha

31 May 2018

Politics
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

27 May 2018

Politics
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.

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