President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary.
Arundhati Roy's most recent foray into India's fractured political landscape has been in the form of an introduction to Dr BR Ambedkar's essay 'The Annihilation of Caste'.
Union Tourism Minister K Chirnajeevi on Saturday demanded that Hyderabad be made permanent joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana or the second capital of India. He told reporters in Delhi that Hyderabad belonged to people of all three regions (Telangana, Andhra and Rayalaseema) and hence it should be made a permanent capital of the two states or the second capital of India as once suggested by BR Ambedkar.
Some unidentified persons allegedly desecrated a statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar in Radra area here, police said here on Saturday.
A case of injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class have been registered by the police.
Singh talked at length about the contributions of Dr BR Ambedkar, including empowering the underprivileged.
While the statues of Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru have been moved, Ambedkar's remains in the construction zone.
Dalit outfits had set December 6 as the deadline for the state to decide on the issue, failing which they threatened to forcibly occupy the mill premises.
AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that there will be no space for dynastic politics or corrupt people in the party.
An RTI poser revealed that the state government "does not allocate any funds for celebrating Mahatma's birthday".
Dalit organisations have strongly opposed the removal of the statue.
This comes after the Thorat committee's recommendation that 22 cartoons be removed from the textbooks.
The grand finale of 'The Greatest Indian' was one of the most watched shows on the Independence Day.
Father of the Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar was voted as the 'Greatest Indian' in a poll spearheaded by History TV18 and CNN IBN.
The Prime Minister told this to an all-party delegation led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.
Search for the Greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi is over. BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice.
Millions voted for the Father of the Indian Constitution. Watch the grand finale of The Greatest Indian on August 14.
Tension was sparked by the desecration of two statues of B R Ambedkar and one of local Dalit hero Immanuel Sekaran.
A committee set up by the HRD Ministry suggested the removal of 43 cartoons from textbooks saying they were inappropriate.
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