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The Hindu - India acquires Ambedkar’s London house

Maharashtra Minister Raj Kumar Badole exchanged contracts in northwest London

London, 28 August 2015. Ending months of uncertainty, India on Thursday sealed the deal to acquire the ownership of a three-storey bungalow here, where Dalit icon and architect of Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar lived as a student in the 1920s, and will be converted into an international memorial. 51 more words


The Hindu - OBC leaders oppose Patels’ demand

Some question the timing and semantics of the agitation

Nistula Hebbar

New Delhi, 28 August 2015. Amid the demand by many communities for Other Backward Classes (OBC) status, the one made by Patels (Patidars), who have been on an agitation in Gujarat, stands out. 390 more words


The Hindu - Kashmir not a third party, it is integral to dialogue: Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister says that any discussion with India, minus the Kashmir issue, would be futile.

Islamabad, 26 August 2015. Asserting that Kashmiri separatist leaders are not a “third party”, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that any dialogue process with India which does not include the Kashmir issue will be futile. 159 more words


RGI releases Census 2011 data on Population by Religious Communities 

Total Population in 2011 is 121.09 crores ;

  • Hindu 96.63 crores (79.8%);
  • Muslim 17.22 crores (14.2%);
  • Christian 2.78 crores (2.3%);
  • Sikh 2.08 crores (1.7%);
  • Buddhist 0.84 crores (0.7%);
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Doordarshan of Progress

With an aim to fast-track development and progress in the North-East region, the MIB is planning to increase the number of Doordarshan channels. The Ministry is considering a trifurcation of the sole 24×7 channel: DD Arunprabha for Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim; one for Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland; and a third channel for Assam and Meghalaya to cater to the rich & diverse cultures of the region. 106 more words

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The Hindu - Costly delay in buying Ambedkar’s house in London

Citing a prolonged delay, the owner of the 2,050-sq.ft, three-storey bungalow, has threatened to withdraw the offer.

Omar Rashid

Mumbai, 24 August 2015. A big question mark looms over the Maharashtra government’s move to acquire the London bungalow where B R Ambedkar lived as a student in the 1920s. 510 more words