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Ambedkar Jayanti 2018: 15 facts about the Founding Father of Modern India

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, fondly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination of Dalits in the Indian society. He was the principal architect of India’s Constitution and India’s first law minister. Born on April 14, 1891 to Bhimabai Sakpal and Ramji Maloji Sakpal in Madhya Pradesh, he was a multi-faceted personality who fought against the caste system and socio-economic deprivation.

The Dramatic Decade: Landmark Cases of Modern India by Indu Bhan- Review

The courts in India are struggling with a huge backlog of cases. As of 2016, there were 27 million pending cases and close to 90 million people still await justice. To the common man these are just numbers but some cases have impacted the collective conscience of the entire nation. The book is divided in to chapters dealing with cases such as the Parliament attack, Nirbhaya rape, 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Babri Masjid demolition, Uphaar tragedy, 1993 Mumbai blasts, bar dancers, etc.

News highlights of the day: BSE NSE ask members to trade cautiously in 200 illiquid stocks

2018-01-04 moneycontrol
India may have to give freer rein to the rupee this year to avoid triggering US accusations that they’re manipulating their currencies to support exports, reports Bloomberg. The Reserve Bank of India has already exceeded a key threshold on how much it can intervene to curb the rupee’s gains that the US monitors, according to Nomura Holdings.

News Live: BSE NSE ask members to trade cautiously in 200 illiquid stocks

2018-01-04 moneycontrol
India may have to give freer rein to the rupee this year to avoid triggering US accusations that they’re manipulating their currencies to support exports, reports Bloomberg. The Reserve Bank of India has already exceeded a key threshold on how much it can intervene to curb the rupee’s gains that the US monitors, according to Nomura Holdings.

News Live: Banks asked not to move NCLT against JP Associates, says report

2018-01-04 moneycontrol
The Reserve Bank of India has ordered banks not to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against Jaiprakash Associates, reports The Economic Times. The move is possibly in anticipation of legal complications after a Supreme Court ruling barred its promoters from selling or transferring assets, bankers said. The ruling was aimed at safeguarding the interests of buyers of homes being built by the company.

News Live: FinMin seeks Parliament nod for Rs 80,000cr PSB recap

2018-01-04 moneycontrol
The Finance Ministry is seeking Parliament nod for its Rs 80,000 crore public sector banks recapitalisation programme. It is seeking the additional expenditure via the third batch of supplementary demands.

News Live: Loss from Wed#39;s Maharashtra bandh pegged around Rs 1,000cr

2018-01-04 moneycontrol
The day-long Maharashtra shut-down called by various Dalit parties may have caused an estimated loss of Rs 700 crore to Rs 1,000 crore, trade bodies told The Daily News & Analysis. Shops and establishments, malls, hotels and restaurants, cinema houses and multiplexes were impacted the most.

Justice Leila Seth, 1st woman CJ of state high court, dead

New Delhi: Justice (retd) Leila Seth, the first woman chief justice of a state high court in the country and mother of celebrated author Vikram Seth, has died. She was 86 and passed away last night at her residence in Noida.

Indore: National symposium at Ambedkar University

Mhow: Dr BR Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Dr Ambedkar Nagar organised a national symposium sponsored by social justice and empowerment ministry, Government of India, here on Tuesday.

China’s rise threatens Asian stability

A conference on Afghanistan without Afghanistan is even more absurd than Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. Yet, there is no denying that Russia, which hosted a meeting of Pakistani and Chinese representatives to discuss the Afghan conflict 37 years after the Soviet invasion in December 1979, has a legitimate interest in a landlocked country that was at the heart of the Great Game that obsessed the British during the 19th Century.

India Makes The Right Call; Turns Down An Aluminum Minimum Import Price

2016-12-29 agmetalminer
India is becoming a growing powerhouse in the base metals industry and - although producers seem more intent in expanding outside the country, witness Aditya Birla's smart acquisition of Novelis - the country has the two significant advantages that encourage an expectation of rapid domestic growth. These are low current per capita consumption and the world's fifth-largest domestic reserves of bauxite.

Democracy and Dissenters

Ramachandra Guha’s latest book Democrats and Dissenters is a collection of sixteen essays. The book often moves beyond India to neighbouring countries to consider parallel process in South Asia and beyond. His earlier three books of a series explore the creation and subsequent career of the Republic of India. The first was India after Gandhi, the second was Makers of Modern India and the third was Patriots and Partisans.

Prime Minister inaugurates CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

“CSIR is a reflection of India in its diversity and heterogeneity and has left its indelible mark in every sphere of activities of the nation while playing a pivotal role in the development of Modern India by its all-round approach to Research & Development”, said the Prime Minister of India and the President of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Narendra Modi was addressing a distinguished gathering on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of CSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology here.

India’s poor sanitation is damaging millions of children. There’s no excuse | Rose George | Opinion | The Guardian

2016-08-09 theguardian
Earlier this year, in a sweltering classroom in Delhi, I met a young Indian boy named Ram. His father is a watchman in a government apartment block, and the family live in the building’s garage. But there is no toilet, so Ram, a small, whipsmart and endearingly cheeky boy, must cross two busy highways to get to the overcrowded public toilet in a nearby slum.

William Dalrymple takes to smartphone photography to make the ‘vision count’

2016-06-26 financialexpress
WHEN NOTED writer-historian William Dalrymple is not busy penning down his thoughts or working on his next bestseller, he’s probably clicking pictures with his Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone. Not too many people know that the 51-year-old author of books such as City of Djinns (1994), White Mughals (2002), Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (2009) and Return of a King:

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