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Morena district collector says the idol of Dr B R Ambedkar has been installed overnight in an illegally constructed house on Wednesday to save it from demolition.(HT Photo)

Ambedkar idol installed to save illegally-made house from demolition in MP village

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Morena superintendent of police said villagers had constructed a few houses on government land and they attacked a team of officials that had arrived for demolition.
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West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel, at the Governor’s house in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel, at the Governor’s house in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)

West Bengal govt distancing itself from rule of law: Dhankar

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:09 PM IST
TMC Lok Sabha member and spokesperson Saugata Roy reacted by saying that Dhankhar is not following ethics.
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Expressing his anger towards the West Bengal government, Dhankhar said he has sent them multiple reminders but to no avail, adding that the state is functioning unconstitutionally.(ANI/Twitter)
Expressing his anger towards the West Bengal government, Dhankhar said he has sent them multiple reminders but to no avail, adding that the state is functioning unconstitutionally.(ANI/Twitter)

On BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary, Bengal governor reminds state to ‘uphold Constitution’

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Speaking on the occasion of the 64th death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, Dhankhar claimed that the state of West Bengal is “virtually on fire”.
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Dr BR Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and a Dalit icon, passed away in 1956.(File Photo)
Dr BR Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and a Dalit icon, passed away in 1956.(File Photo)

Mahaparinirvana Diwas: Leaders pay tributes to BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:41 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and others paid tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary.
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A view inside a hospital dedicated to the treatment of coronavirus patients in New Delhi, India.(HT Photo)
A view inside a hospital dedicated to the treatment of coronavirus patients in New Delhi, India.(HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9am: Delhi’s private hospitals violating Covid-19 norms and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The term ‘parinirvana’ has a deep meaning in Buddhist traditions and refers to someone who has attained nirvana in his lifetime and after death.(ANI)
The term ‘parinirvana’ has a deep meaning in Buddhist traditions and refers to someone who has attained nirvana in his lifetime and after death.(ANI)

‘BR Ambedkar’s thoughts, ideals continue to give strength to millions’, says PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Presidents, Prime Ministers, chief ministers and top politicians, all come forward to commemorate Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvana Diwas every year.
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Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

On BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary, a look at his contributions

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Owing to his status as a Buddhist leader, Ambedkar’s death anniversary is referred to as Mahaparinirvana Diwas.
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Seventy-one years have passed since India adopted its Constitution, guaranteeing equality to all its citizens, including its largest minority population — women.(HTPHOTO)
Seventy-one years have passed since India adopted its Constitution, guaranteeing equality to all its citizens, including its largest minority population — women.(HTPHOTO)

Reform institutions to ensure equitable representation to women

By Reshma Arif Khan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:36 AM IST
It was BR Ambedkar who stated that a Constitution was only as good as the individuals who implemented it. Thus, a modern democratic nation-state must aspire to develop institutions that enshrine within themselves constitutional values as originally conceptualised in their foundation
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A photograph of MK Gandhi taken by Margaret Bourke-White in 1946 for Life magazine.(National Gandhi Museum)
A photograph of MK Gandhi taken by Margaret Bourke-White in 1946 for Life magazine.(National Gandhi Museum)

Becoming a Gandhian

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 06:35 AM IST
As we remember the Mahatma this year, it is time to return to the core ideas which made him what he was. To rediscover these, Hindustan Times returns to a set of sparkling essays published last year as a part of a series titled Gandhi: 150 Years On.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(ANI file photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(ANI file photo)

CAG reports help enhance effectiveness of governance: Vice president

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 02:07 PM IST
“Today, the CAG has evolved as an enabler to Balasaheb’s vision that not only ensures public financial accountability but also acts as a friend, philosopher and guide of the executive,” vice president M Venkaiah Naidu said, while unveiling a statue of BR Ambedkar in the CAG office in New Delhi.
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PM Modi addressed the nation on April 14 where he announced extending the nationwide lockdown till May 3.(ANI / Twitter)
PM Modi addressed the nation on April 14 where he announced extending the nationwide lockdown till May 3.(ANI / Twitter)

India’s relentless fight against Covid-19 tribute to BR Ambedkar, says PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 10:38 AM IST
PM Modi, in his fourth address to the nation in less than a month, made the comments as he said the 21-day lockdown will be exgended till May 3 to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
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BJP national president JP Nadda has criticised the Congress of not according the respect that BR Ambedkar deserved while he was alive.(ANI / Twitter)
BJP national president JP Nadda has criticised the Congress of not according the respect that BR Ambedkar deserved while he was alive.(ANI / Twitter)

On Ambedkar Jayanti, BJP says Congress didn’t pay the respect Baba Saheb deserved

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 10:15 AM IST
BJP national president JP Nadda pointed out that when the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power, BR Ambedkar was accorded the respect he deserved.
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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)
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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is celebrated every year on April 14.(ANI)
Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is celebrated every year on April 14.(ANI)

Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: This Bhim Jayanti, ‘feed the needy’, distribute ration and masks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, in present-day Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow. 
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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.’
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The architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar led a crusade for the upliftment and empowerment of Dalits in the country.(ANI)
The architect of the Constitution of India, Ambedkar led a crusade for the upliftment and empowerment of Dalits in the country.(ANI)

BR Ambedkar received Bharat Ratna posthumously, other important events of March 31

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 10:16 AM IST
BR Ambedkar was conferred Bharat Ratna on March 31, 1990.
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CM gives nod for installation of statues of iconic figures

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The CM also approved the proposal put forth by principal secretary, cultural affairs, Hussan Lal for installing the statue of BR Ambedkar by Punjab Technical University in and around Phagwara/Jalandhar.
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BR Ambedkar, May 1946. Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty images
BR Ambedkar, May 1946. Photo by Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty images

Republic at 70 | BR Ambedkar’s legacy: Hope, defiance, critique

UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Reform: The chairman of the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly continues to inspire millions of people. His ideas and institutions form the pillars of the world’s largest democracy
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Members of Dalit Group Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York held a protest against the SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.(Sourced)
Members of Dalit Group Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York held a protest against the SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu.(Sourced)

Dalit group in New York protests burning of Indian Constitution by SFJ adviser

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Ashok Mahi, president of Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York, said they were offended by SFJ activist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu’s move and had reached out to his organisation also to underscore their “strong feelings” associated with the Constitution and Dr BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution.
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The massive protests against the CAA have brought the Constitution into the public discourse. A demonstrator stands next to a hoarding of the Preamble to the Constitution in Delhi.(REUTERS)
The massive protests against the CAA have brought the Constitution into the public discourse. A demonstrator stands next to a hoarding of the Preamble to the Constitution in Delhi.(REUTERS)

Constitution @ 70: A look at how citizens are reanimating its progressive ideals

By KumKum Dasgupta | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:16 PM IST
As the Constitution completes 70 years, its stirring Preamble continues to inspire Indian citizens
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Republic Day 2020: Quotes by popular leaders and noteworthy names in history that you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram.
Republic Day 2020: Quotes by popular leaders and noteworthy names in history that you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram.

Republic Day 2020: Quotes by key leaders and noteworthy names in history that you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:57 AM IST
India’s Republic Day is celebrated to honour the day the Constitution of India came into effect in the year 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. January 26, 2020, marks India’s 71st Republic Day.
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Preamble Constitution of Republic of India
Preamble Constitution of Republic of India

Republic@70: People who steered India’s founding document

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:53 PM IST
India is going to celebrate its 70th Republic Day on January 26 this year.
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People celebrate the 127th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Noida, April 14(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
People celebrate the 127th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Noida, April 14(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

The twin crisis of Dalit politics and Dalit discourse

By Abhinav Prakash Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 06:42 PM IST
Dalit outfits can’t decide if they are religious missionaries, political parties, or social reform movements
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Uddhav Thackeray wants to be known as a good administrator.(HT FIle)
Uddhav Thackeray wants to be known as a good administrator.(HT FIle)

Are we going to witness Uddhav Thackeray 2.0?

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:18 AM IST
It could be too early to say this, but it appears now that Thackeray wants his government to deliver. He wants to deliver results
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PM Narendra Modi at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019.(HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019.(HT Photo)

Highlights | Ayodhya verdict a step towards a better future: PM Modi at HTLS 2019

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 11:40 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the inaugural session of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.
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Everyone should follow “constitutional morality” and constitutionally-mandated procedures regardless of any “ideological differences”, said President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Everyone should follow “constitutional morality” and constitutionally-mandated procedures regardless of any “ideological differences”, said President Kovind.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)

Constitution Day: Must follow ‘constitutional morality’, says President Kovind

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:00 PM IST
President Kovind was addressing the joint sitting of Parliament called to commemorate the Constitution Day, which was boycotted by the Congress and some other opposition parties.
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Dr BR Ambedkar, chairman of the Drafting Committee (left), presents the final draft of the Indian Constitution to Dr Rajendra Prasad.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Dr BR Ambedkar, chairman of the Drafting Committee (left), presents the final draft of the Indian Constitution to Dr Rajendra Prasad.(Alamy Stock Photo)

At the core of the Constitution is respect for mass aspirations

By Gopal Krishna Gandhi | Hinduastan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Dr BR Ambedkar, in particular, with seamless ease fluxed his understanding of the aspirations of the emerging nation with his formidable learning and knowledge of the ideas of Thomas Jefferson, James Bryce and George Grote.
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CelebsPick: 5 near-forgotten heroes whose stories need a fresh retelling

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 08:22 PM IST
In the age of biographies, five storytellers pick one personality they’d want to celebrate
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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

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
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.
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The Ambedkar University campus(Hindustan Times)
The Ambedkar University campus(Hindustan Times)

Dalit students reject ethnic dress code, want formal attire for convocation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 03:26 PM IST
The dalit students of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University here have rejected the dress code of kurta pyjama for the convocation. They have requested the vice chancellor to allow them to receive their degrees in formal attire as a mark of respect to Dr BR Ambedkar
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