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Mumbai civic body asks people not to visit Ambedkar memorial on his death anniv amid Covid

Tens of thousands of people annually on December 6 visit Chaityabhoomi in Dadar to pay their respects to the iconic leader, who headed the Indian Constitution’s drafting committee.
Healthcare workers during a Covid-19 screening drive in Andheri (W) in Mumbai on November 20, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during a Covid-19 screening drive in Andheri (W) in Mumbai on November 20, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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No Dalit among 200 priests invited for Ram temple event. What Mayawati said

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the big event for which Diwali-like preparations are in full swing.
Swami Kanhaiya Prabhunandan Giri (2nd from left) alleged he was not invited for Ram temple bhoomi pujan for being a Dalit. (HT Photo)
Swami Kanhaiya Prabhunandan Giri (2nd from left) alleged he was not invited for Ram temple bhoomi pujan for being a Dalit. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 04:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Importance and significance of BR Ambedkar’s 129th birth anniversary

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti falls on April 14 - the birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar or BR Ambedkar, who is known as the ‘Father of The Indian Constitution.’
Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Importance and significance of BR Ambedkar’s 129th birth anniversary.(Twitter)
Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Importance and significance of BR Ambedkar’s 129th birth anniversary.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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‘Start preparing to win 2022 UP assembly polls’: Mayawati to workers

Chairing the meeting, she expressed concern over the ‘slack membership drive’ and constitution of booth committees. She directed the party leaders to expedite the organizational work.
Mayawati asked the BSP office bearers to remove shortcomings in functioning of the organization.(HT PHOTO.)
Mayawati asked the BSP office bearers to remove shortcomings in functioning of the organization.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 06:27 AM IST
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Dalits in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai protest defacement of Ambedkar portrait

Police said they are carrying out investigations to arrest the accused who defaced the portrait by pouring white paint over it.
A portrait of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar wsa defaced in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district late Monday night.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
A portrait of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar wsa defaced in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district late Monday night.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 09, 2019 01:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Heavy police force deployed in MP’s Sagar after Ambedkar statue vandalised

Tension rose in Bandri village on Wednesday after villagers lodged a protest following the vandalisation of the statue.
A decade-old statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar in Bandri village of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh was vandalised Tuesday night.(Representative image/HT Photo)
A decade-old statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar in Bandri village of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh was vandalised Tuesday night.(Representative image/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 21, 2019 07:35 PM IST
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In Republic Day address, President Kovind urges people to perform the ‘sacred act’ of voting

With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, President Ram Nath Kovind Friday gave a clarion call to people to perform the “sacred act” of voting, emphasising this year’s polls should be seen as a “once-in-a-century moment” that will shape the India of the remainder of the 21st century.
In his customary address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the President said development of the country cannot be completed without a salute to the ‘spirit of inclusiveness and pluralism which rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development’.(ANI Photo)
In his customary address to the nation on the eve of the 70th Republic Day, the President said development of the country cannot be completed without a salute to the ‘spirit of inclusiveness and pluralism which rests on a tripod of diversity, democracy and development’.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 07:45 PM IST
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It’s wrong to divide deities into sections: Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot

Gehlot was in Ayodhya on Sunday at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Samrasta Kumbh. The event was organised on the new campus of the Ram Manohar Lohia Awadh University, Faizabad.
Union minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has said it is wrong to divide deities and heroes into sections.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Union minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has said it is wrong to divide deities and heroes into sections.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2018 08:42 AM IST
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IIT Kanpur agrees to Ambedkar portrait, statue on campus

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, will soon have a statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on its sprawling campus. His portrait will be hung in the conference hall of the institute.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, will soon have a statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on its sprawling campus.(Representative photo)
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, will soon have a statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on its sprawling campus.(Representative photo)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 01:28 PM IST
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Unions, parties react to SC order on quota in promotion

Mayawati criticised the Narendra Modi government for the delay in implementation while SP changed stance and welcomed the apex court order, and the BJP claimed credit for Dalit welfare
Employees belonging to backward and upper castes have resented promotions to the scheduled caste staff given during the BSP regime in 2007-2012. The promotions were revoked under the SP government in 2012-2017.(PTI)
Employees belonging to backward and upper castes have resented promotions to the scheduled caste staff given during the BSP regime in 2007-2012. The promotions were revoked under the SP government in 2012-2017.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh: Another Ambedkar statue found broken

Tension prevailed in Sadhopur village of Baharia in trans-Ganga area of Allahabad after a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar was found broken.
Repaired statue of Ambedkar in Sadhopur village of Baharia in trans-Ganga area of Allahabad.(HT Photo)
Repaired statue of Ambedkar in Sadhopur village of Baharia in trans-Ganga area of Allahabad.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2018 11:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Allahabad | ByK Sandeep Kumar, Allahabad

Una Dalits victims to convert to Buddhism to highlight caste discrimination

Ramesh Sarviya and his brothers Vasram and Ashok and cousin Bechar were tied to a car, flogged and paraded half-naked for 15km only to be thrashed outside the Una police station for allegedly skinning dead cattle.
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 03:40 PM IST
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Ambedkar’s ‘tireless efforts’ towards social justice made him a pioneer: UN official

Ambedkar’s immense contribution to the vision of social justice and equality underpins the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner said.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said Ambedkar ensured that “India’s Constitution acknowledges the longstanding social injustices of the past and provides for measures of affirmative action to facilitate access to opportunities for disadvantaged sections of Indian society”.(Reuters File Photo)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said Ambedkar ensured that “India’s Constitution acknowledges the longstanding social injustices of the past and provides for measures of affirmative action to facilitate access to opportunities for disadvantaged sections of Indian society”.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2018 12:36 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, United Nations | ByPress Trust of India

Ambedkar Jayanti highlights: BJP ‘hampering’ ideals behind Constitution, says MK Stalin

Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar was the chief architect of India’s Constitution. Follow the highlights here:
A 50 x 30 feet rangoli made as tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary by Rangresha group in RM Bhatt High School, Parel in Mumbai on Friday.(PTI)
A 50 x 30 feet rangoli made as tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary by Rangresha group in RM Bhatt High School, Parel in Mumbai on Friday.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 08:39 PM IST
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UP cops on alert as political parties plan Ambedkar anniversary celebrations

The caution comes in the wake of recent incidents of tension and violence, such as vandalising of Dalit icon’s statues and the massive Bharat Bandh protest against the alleged dilution of laws assuring protection to the community from atrocities.
A statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar locked in an iron cage in Badaun on Thursday.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
A statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar locked in an iron cage in Badaun on Thursday.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 09:19 PM IST
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BJP says it’s the only pro-Dalit party, accuses Congress and BSP of stoking violence

Violent protests during a ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by several Dalit groups on April 2 left at least 11 people dead. The protests sparked a war of words between the BJP and opposition parties.
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a press conference in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a press conference in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

After Savitri Bai Phule, another Dalit BJP MP blasts Yogi govt for ‘ignoring’ him

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Robertsganj BJP MP Chhotelal accused CM Yogi Adityanath and two others of shrugging off his plea for help against several office-bearers of the Chandauli party unit who had allegedly targeted his brother.
The Yogi Adityanath government has planned several programmes in the run-up to Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14 to drive home the message that it was working for the welfare of lower caste communities.(Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT Photo)
The Yogi Adityanath government has planned several programmes in the run-up to Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14 to drive home the message that it was working for the welfare of lower caste communities.(Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 07:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Vested interests spread panic on issue of reservation for Dalits, says Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah reached out to the Dalit community, which has been protesting a Supreme Court order on a law on atrocities against it, and sought to turn the tables on the Congress by raking up its treatment to Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah comes out of Parliament during the budget session in New Delhi on Monday.(Sushil Kumar/HT file photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah comes out of Parliament during the budget session in New Delhi on Monday.(Sushil Kumar/HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 04:58 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Ambedkar’s grandson questions Yogi government’s ‘Ramji’ move

Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar has questioned the Yogi Adityanath government’s move to insert ‘Ramji’ in between the name of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson took strong exception to Adityanath government’s move of changing Ambedkar’s name in government records and termed it politically motivated.(HT)
Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson took strong exception to Adityanath government’s move of changing Ambedkar’s name in government records and termed it politically motivated.(HT)
Published on Apr 03, 2018 02:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Rajya Sabha poll sees high drama in UP, Karnataka, Jharkhand

Polling in the keenly watched Uttar Pradesh witnessed day-long intrigue, allegations of irregularities and cross-voting as it went down to the wire for the 10th seat before the BJP’s Anil Agrawal trounced the BSP-SP-Congress alliance’s Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Police stand guard outside a polling booth during the Rajya Sabha election at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on March 23, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Police stand guard outside a polling booth during the Rajya Sabha election at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on March 23, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondents

Rajya Sabha polls: Shivpal factor may help BJP as party pushes to win extra seat in Uttar Pradesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal Yadav is likely to break ranks with the Opposition and support the BJP which will contest one more than the 8 Rajya Sabha seats it is certain to win in Uttar Pradesh.
The Yadav family feud broke out in 2016 between Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav over control of the Samajwadi Party.(HT file)
The Yadav family feud broke out in 2016 between Akhilesh Yadav and uncle Shivpal Yadav over control of the Samajwadi Party.(HT file)
Updated on Mar 13, 2018 11:07 PM IST
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