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Gopalkrishna Gandhi justifies efforts to save Yakub Memon, says capital punishment is 'wrong'
India

Gopalkrishna Gandhi justifies efforts to save Yakub Memon, says capital punishment is 'wrong'

Opposition vice-presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday justified his efforts to save Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon from the gallows, saying the practice of capital punishment was medieval and wrong.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2017: Here's a look at Dalit History Month to explore forgotten narratives
Life

Ambedkar Jayanti 2017: Here's a look at Dalit History Month to explore forgotten narratives

On Ambedkar Jayanti, here's a look at a website which focuses on the history of dalits.

BJP is anti-Ambedkar, wants to change Constitution, alleges BSP chief Mayawati
Politics

BJP is anti-Ambedkar, wants to change Constitution, alleges BSP chief Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday dubbed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre as anti-Ambedkar and anti-Constitution

Ambedkar Social Centre coming up in Mumbai in place of demolished bhawan
Mumbai

Ambedkar Social Centre coming up in Mumbai in place of demolished bhawan

A centre of The People's Improvement Trust, established by Babasaheb Ambedkar in 1944, is coming up at Dadar in place of the old Ambedkar Bhavan.

Ambedkar's role in framing Constitution is a myth, says IGNCA chief Ram Bahadur Rai
India

Ambedkar's role in framing Constitution is a myth, says IGNCA chief Ram Bahadur Rai

Recently appointed as chief of a premier government-funded art centre here, Ram Bahadur Rai on Tuesday questioned Dr BR Ambedkar's role in framing of the Constitution and describing it as a "myth".

Ginni Mahi: Meet the young Punjabi Dalit singer spreading Ambedkar's message
Life

Ginni Mahi: Meet the young Punjabi Dalit singer spreading Ambedkar's message

Ginni Mahi is a young Dalit woman powerfully asserting her voice and, moreover, saying that her voice needs to be heard.

Arun Jaitley attacks Rahul Gandhi for supporting those 'who want to break up India'
Politics

Arun Jaitley attacks Rahul Gandhi for supporting those 'who want to break up India'

Arun Jaitley said it was India's "misfortune" that Rahul Gandhi sympathised with the actions of a "small group of Jihadists and a bigger group of Maoists".

Sonia Gandhi lashes out at BJP, says it's a 'joke' that party leaders are swearing by Constitution
Politics

Sonia Gandhi lashes out at BJP, says it's a 'joke' that party leaders are swearing by Constitution

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday targeted the government on issue of intolerance alleging that ideals and principles of the Constitution were under threat and being attacked deliberately.

Legacy saved, only just: Maha govt buys house in London where Ambedkar lived as student
India

Legacy saved, only just: Maha govt buys house in London where Ambedkar lived as student

After a political war over the buying of a house in London where B R Ambedkar had stayed, the Maharashtra state government has bought the house after completing a 3.1 million pound deal.

Maharashtra govt set to acquire Ambedkar's London house in 15 days
India

Maharashtra govt set to acquire Ambedkar's London house in 15 days

The Maharashtra Government is all set to acquire the ownership of the three-storey bungalow in London, where Dalit icon and architect of Indian Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar lived as a student in the 1920s, within 15 days.

Bye bye Nehru, hello Ambedkar: What Rahul Gandhi was upto in Mhow
Politics

Bye bye Nehru, hello Ambedkar: What Rahul Gandhi was upto in Mhow

The battle for dalit votes has begun. Get ready for a new Congress that would talk more of Ambedkar and dalits, and less of the Nehru-Gandhis.

Maharashtra govt closer to buying Ambedkar's London house, PM Modi could inaugurate
Politics

Maharashtra govt closer to buying Ambedkar's London house, PM Modi could inaugurate

A valuation survey of the bungalow is currently on and the estimated cost of the historic bungalow would be around Rs 35 crore to Rs 40 crore.

Society should co-operate to end the blot of manual scavenging: PM Modi
India

Society should co-operate to end the blot of manual scavenging: PM Modi

Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this “blot”.

Mega event cancelled: Rahul Gandhi rains on the Congress' Ambedkar parade
Politics

Mega event cancelled: Rahul Gandhi rains on the Congress' Ambedkar parade

The 'sabbatical' of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi forced the party to cancel many programmes and hold a low-key function for Ambedkar Jayanti.

PM Modi pays tribute to Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary
India

PM Modi pays tribute to Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary

Rich tributes were today paid to the architect of Constitution, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary, observed as '<em>Mahaparinirvan Din</em>'.

Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions
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Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions

Booker winner Arundhati Roy is at is again. This time she wants Gandhi's name removed from the institutions named after him.

Gandhi Jayanti thoughts: Time for Ambedkar-series currency notes?
Economy

Gandhi Jayanti thoughts: Time for Ambedkar-series currency notes?

Printing his image on currency notes will go a long way in bringing his contributions to economics back into the reckoning. It will give Ambedkar the position he deserves in the economic history of India.<br /><br />

PM promises Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai
Mumbai

PM promises Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai

The Prime Minister has promised to look into the creation of a memorial in a mill in Mumbai and reportedly expressed surprise that work had not begun already.

Why Kalam can never be the Greatest Indian
India

Why Kalam can never be the Greatest Indian

"He shines in comparison to other people in public life. He is seen as simple, honest, decent and accessible as compared to our PMs and CMs who are seen as corrupt, brutal, inaccessible and flanked by security guards.

Ambedkar cartoon: Members are thin-skinned , not sensitive
India

Ambedkar cartoon: Members are thin-skinned , not sensitive

It needs a sense of humour to understand a cartoon. Out Parliamentarians have lost it.