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The principal architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar led a crusade for the upliftment and empowerment of Dalits in the country.(ANI)

Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Remembering BR Ambedkar on his 129th birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Every year, Ambedkar’s birth anniversary is celebrated on April 14 to honour his countless contributions in the making of the present-day independent India.
Prakash Ambedkar(HT Photo)
Prakash Ambedkar(HT Photo)

Too much ideological inconsistency is politically damaging

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:51 PM IST
Dalit leaders are upset not just by Ambedkar’s fruitless political/electoral ambitions but also by his ideological inconsistency
Ashok Das, the founder and editor of Dalit Dastak, a monthly magazine, at his office in Pandav Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Ashok Das, the founder and editor of Dalit Dastak, a monthly magazine, at his office in Pandav Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Celebrating Ambedkar, the journalist

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manoj Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:24 AM IST
January 31 will mark 100 years of Ambedkarite journalism—which continues to inspire young Dalit journalists, who are launching media outlets, carrying forward the leader’s legacy
BR Ambedkar(HT File)
BR Ambedkar(HT File)

Delhi CM Kejriwal plans to develop full syllabus on Ambedkar, releases booklet today

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The Delhi government on Friday introduced a booklet on the life and work of Dr B R Ambedkar in the curriculum for classes 6 to 8.
The Dalit outfits conducted road blockades and forced business establishments to down shutters. The protesters demanded that the police should arrest the accused immediately. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The Dalit outfits conducted road blockades and forced business establishments to down shutters. The protesters demanded that the police should arrest the accused immediately. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Dalits in Thiruvallur protest desecration of Ambedkar’s statue

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) party, Puratchi Bharatam and other Dalit outfits brought traffic to a halt in the town after unknown people tied a noose on Ambedkar’s statue at Periyapalayam in Thiruvallur.
The impact of MK Gandhi’s principled resistance to BR Ambedkar’s political demand for separate electorates for the so-called depressed classes lives on.(HT image)
The impact of MK Gandhi’s principled resistance to BR Ambedkar’s political demand for separate electorates for the so-called depressed classes lives on.(HT image)

Gandhi, Ambedkar and the 1932 Poona Pact

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 05:39 PM IST
The 1931 Poona Pact shaped India’s Dalit political representation, and its implications are felt even in today’s parliamentary elections. At the heart of it lay a fundamental difference in their points of view. While Gandhi saw untouchability as a social issue, Ambedkar understood caste as a political one
The alliance of the Student Federation of India (SFI), Dalit Students Union (DSU), Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and Tribal Students’ Forum (TSF) bagged all the key posts of president, vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary.(HT PHOTO.)
The alliance of the Student Federation of India (SFI), Dalit Students Union (DSU), Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and Tribal Students’ Forum (TSF) bagged all the key posts of president, vice-president, general secretary and joint secretary.(HT PHOTO.)

Dalit, Left alliance sweeps University of Hyderabad student body polls

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 10:56 PM IST
The elections were held amidst tight security on Thursday and the counting of votes took place at Ambedkar auditorium on the University campus at Gachibowli on Friday afternoon. The final results were announced later in the evening.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is the editor for Saamna, the Marathi news paper said the VBA-AIMIM alliance’s failure is a lesson in Maharashtra politics(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is the editor for Saamna, the Marathi news paper said the VBA-AIMIM alliance’s failure is a lesson in Maharashtra politics(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Shiv Sena cites VBA-AIMIM break up, says Dalit-Muslim vote bank is myth in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Sena mouthpiece Saamana’s editorial, hit out at VBA president Prakash Ambedkar while claiming that vote-bank politics around one religion and caste does not succeed in Maharashtra.
The Congress wanted an alliance with the VBA for Lok Sabha elections but, as usual, Ambedkar had been very impractical, demanding 22 of the 48 seats from the Congress.(HT File)
The Congress wanted an alliance with the VBA for Lok Sabha elections but, as usual, Ambedkar had been very impractical, demanding 22 of the 48 seats from the Congress.(HT File)

High ambition in times of extreme polarisation

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 12:24 AM IST
Based on the last Assembly results, Prakash Ambedkar is likely to discover that Muslim candidates, even on Congress tickets, do far better than Dalit candidates, more so because in the last few years the biases of Hindu society have only been reinforced rather than obliterated the way Sharad Pawar was hoping
Mumbai Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar had opposed incorporating Article 370 in the Constitution.(Yogen Shah)
Mumbai Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar had opposed incorporating Article 370 in the Constitution.(Yogen Shah)

Ambedkar had opposed Article 370, says Maharashtra CM at RPI function

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:24 AM IST
He even staged a walkout from the constituent Assembly before passing of the resolution. He further said that the Opposition is running a malicious campaign against the BJP claiming that they would end reservation.
Purchased by the Maharashtra government in September 2015 for 3.1 million pounds, the house – 10 King Henry’s Road – covers 2,550 square feet over four storeys.(FILE PHOTO.)
Purchased by the Maharashtra government in September 2015 for 3.1 million pounds, the house – 10 King Henry’s Road – covers 2,550 square feet over four storeys.(FILE PHOTO.)

Ambedkar’s museum in London faces closure, Maharashtra govt to appeal against decision

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 08:24 AM IST
The Maharashtra government is appealing against the Camden council’s decision through London-based solicitors. The appeal will come up for hearing by an independent planning inquiry on September 24.
Before the Lok Sabha (LS) polls, Ambedkar had played hardball, leading to the VBA contesting independently. VBA had tied up with AIMIM and was able to poll 41.08 lakh votes in the state, bringing its vote share to 7.63%.(HT image)
Before the Lok Sabha (LS) polls, Ambedkar had played hardball, leading to the VBA contesting independently. VBA had tied up with AIMIM and was able to poll 41.08 lakh votes in the state, bringing its vote share to 7.63%.(HT image)

Ready to give Cong 144 of 288 Assembly seats: Prakash Ambedkar

Hindustan Times, MUMBAI | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:33 AM IST
The Congress said that it did its best to convince Ambedkar of the danger posed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance.
A Bhim Army supporter holds up an Ambedkar figure at a rally celebrating political leader Kanshi Ram’s 85th birthday on March 15, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A Bhim Army supporter holds up an Ambedkar figure at a rally celebrating political leader Kanshi Ram’s 85th birthday on March 15, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Review: No Laughing Matter: The Ambedkar Cartoons by Unnamati Syama Sundar

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Unnamati Syama Sundar’s book, which shows how cartoonists between 1932 and 1956 presented Ambedkar unflatteringly, is a step towards understanding the caste impulses that drive visual cultures in India
BR Ambedkar was the first Indian to earn a doctorate degree in economics from a foreign varsity.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)
BR Ambedkar was the first Indian to earn a doctorate degree in economics from a foreign varsity.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: Father of our Constitution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 10:36 AM IST
Popularly known as Babasaheb, he was an economist and social reformer who strongly advocated an end to untouchability directed towards the backward sections of society.
If the VBA goes solo once again, there are chances it could damage the Congress-NCP’s prospects in the upcoming Assembly polls too.(HT Photo)
If the VBA goes solo once again, there are chances it could damage the Congress-NCP’s prospects in the upcoming Assembly polls too.(HT Photo)

‘B team’ barb: Prakash Ambedkar slams Congress

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 02:38 AM IST
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, the presence of VBA candidates led to defeat of the Congress-NCP in nine seats, as the anti-BJP votes got split between them.
Prakash Ambedkar has refused to get into an alliance with the Congress or NCP.(HT Photo)
Prakash Ambedkar has refused to get into an alliance with the Congress or NCP.(HT Photo)

Congress to chalk out strategy to win back Dalit support, deal with VBA

UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 07:02 AM IST
The VBA polled more than 7% votes and ensured a major setback to the alliance convened by Congress and NCP
VBA managed to garner enough votes to help the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates to turn the 2019 elections verdict in their favour.(HTPhotos)
VBA managed to garner enough votes to help the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates to turn the 2019 elections verdict in their favour.(HTPhotos)

Ambedkar’s VBA scores a point despite poll failures

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar and Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Senior Congress leaders and former chief ministers of the state — Ashok Chavan and Sushil Kumar Shinde — were defeated in their respective constituencies of Nanded and Solapur with the approximate number of votes that went to the VBA.
The VBA was registered with the Election Commission of India only this year and has fielded candidates in 47 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, leaving one seat to its alliance partner, AIMIM(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The VBA was registered with the Election Commission of India only this year and has fielded candidates in 47 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, leaving one seat to its alliance partner, AIMIM(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

The OBC identity has come of age since 1993

By Tejas Harad
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 09:55 PM IST
But it must be seen if the OBCs have shed their caste consciousness enough to support a party led by a Dalit
Pune, India - December 31, 2017: Prakash Ambedkar in 'Elgar Parishad' at Shanivarwada in Pune, India, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Pune, India - December 31, 2017: Prakash Ambedkar in 'Elgar Parishad' at Shanivarwada in Pune, India, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Neither Modi nor Rahul would become next PM, says Prakash Ambedkar

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 01:22 AM IST
He said the next PM would neither be from BJP nor Congress, adding that former PM HD Deve Gowda is a dark horse in such a situation
Gosaiganj falls in the parliamentary constituency of Ambedkarnagar, which will go to the polls on May 12, along with 13 other Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Gosaiganj falls in the parliamentary constituency of Ambedkarnagar, which will go to the polls on May 12, along with 13 other Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

In battle for UP, Modi and Opposition lock horns on Ambedkar, Lohia

Hindustan Times, AYODHYA/BARABANKI | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 01:16 PM IST
The site is where the Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque, stood until it was demolished 28 years ago by Hindu kar sevaks (volunteers) who believe it marks the birthplace of the god Ram .
People gather at the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Pimpri in Pune, on Sunday.(HT Photo)
People gather at the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Pimpri in Pune, on Sunday.(HT Photo)

PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi in fresh war of words over BR Ambedkar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 12:42 AM IST
At an election rally in Aligarh, Modi spoke at length about the contribution of Ambedkar, India’s first law and justice minister who campaigned against discrimination against Dalits and untouchability.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi takes part in a roadshow, during the ongoing general elections, at Silchar, Assam on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi takes part in a roadshow, during the ongoing general elections, at Silchar, Assam on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: On Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, Priyanka Gandhi’s caution on Constitution

Hindustan Times, Silchar | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 08:16 PM IST
Slamming the the BJP’s manifesto, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said there is no space for different cultures and religions in it.
Lok Sabha elections 2019| Ambedkar’s only aim is to defeat Congress, NCP: Bhalchandra Mungekar(ANI)
Lok Sabha elections 2019| Ambedkar’s only aim is to defeat Congress, NCP: Bhalchandra Mungekar(ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019| Ambedkar’s only aim is to defeat Congress, NCP: Bhalchandra Mungekar

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 10:31 AM IST
The Congress tried to stitch up an alliance with Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and both the parties held multiple rounds of talks.
Jai Siddheshwar Shivacharya, a Lingayat spiritual leader is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Solapur. Based on the caste split of votes in the area, Shivacharya is emerging as an unlikely power horse.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Jai Siddheshwar Shivacharya, a Lingayat spiritual leader is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Solapur. Based on the caste split of votes in the area, Shivacharya is emerging as an unlikely power horse.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Shivacharya swami holds edge over Shinde, Ambedkar in Solapur

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 03:05 PM IST
All three Lok Sabha candidates are firmly in the running making this seat toughest to call.
Prakash Ambedkar (second from left) filed his nomination from Solapur constituency on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Prakash Ambedkar (second from left) filed his nomination from Solapur constituency on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Solapur constituency gears up for triangular contest

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande and Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 03:47 PM IST
Solapur will go to polls in the second phase of the general election on April 18
Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar(HT File Photo)
Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar(HT File Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Pawar did not let Dawood surrender, alleges Prakash Ambedkar

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 12:57 AM IST
The NCP, however, ridiculed the allegations saying that the same had been made earlier and Pawar had pointed out that condition put by Dawood was not acceptable.
Prakash Ambedkar said it was a rumour spread by the Congress-NCP that he was splitting their votes to benefit the ruling parties.(PTI/File Photo)
Prakash Ambedkar said it was a rumour spread by the Congress-NCP that he was splitting their votes to benefit the ruling parties.(PTI/File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi announces 39 poll candidates

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2019 04:20 AM IST
Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Friday declared candidates for 39 of the 48 seats in the state for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. He also finally ruled out any alliance with the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine.
Ambedkar, who has good following among Dalits in the constituency, may give a tough competition to Shinde, who is planning a comeback.(FILE)
Ambedkar, who has good following among Dalits in the constituency, may give a tough competition to Shinde, who is planning a comeback.(FILE)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prakash Ambedkar to contest from Solapur, trouble for Sushil Kumar Shinde

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 11:55 PM IST
Ambedkar, who heads the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), was expected to contest from Akola. “I have decided to contest from Solapur,” he said.
In a bid to woo the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, to form an alliance, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party offered the party four Lok Sabha seats in the state.(HT FILE)
In a bid to woo the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, to form an alliance, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party offered the party four Lok Sabha seats in the state.(HT FILE)

Ambedkar has shown no interest in alliance, says Ajit Pawar at event in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 03:08 PM IST
Congress-NCP has offered four seats to Ambedkar-led smaller parties. I don’t know what is going on Ambedkar’s mind said
Newly appointed vice chancellor of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow, Dr Sanjay Singh chose to start his innings on the campus on a devotional note.(HT photo)
Newly appointed vice chancellor of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow, Dr Sanjay Singh chose to start his innings on the campus on a devotional note.(HT photo)

New VC of BBAU takes charge, perform hawan, seek Ambedkar, Shiva’s blessings

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 03:35 PM IST
Dr Sanjay Singh, who was professor and head, department of pharmaceutical engineering and technology (IIT-BHU), has been appointed BBAU VC for five years.
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