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Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

21 Jan 2020

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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.

Understanding BSP, the party holding important cards this elections

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.

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

03 Apr 2019

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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.

Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

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.

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

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.

Delhi University approves nine new courses for aspirants

25 Oct 2018

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

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.

PM Modi stresses on importance of character building over literacy

29 Sep 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

30 Apr 2018

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.

Major gaffe: UP BJP minister calls Mayawati's rule better

20 Apr 2018

Major gaffe: UP BJP minister calls Mayawati's rule better

In a major embarrassment to the Adityanath government, his cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya hailed the governance of Mayawati.

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

17 Apr 2018

'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.

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

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.

PM Modi launches Ambedkar memorial, slams Congress

14 Apr 2018

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.

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

14 Apr 2018

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.

Meerut put on high-alert for Ambedkar Jayanti

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.