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Panel set up to examine pol science textbooks

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 21:22

The government has set up a panel headed by former UGC chairman S K Thorat in the wake of the cartoon row to review NCERT`s political science textbooks for schools.

JD(U) not for Sibal`s resignation over cartoon row

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 18:02

Opposition Janata Dal (United) on Monday said it was not in favour of seeking resignation of HRD Minister Kapil Sibal over objectionable cartoons in NCERT books.

Ambedkar cartoon issue generates heat in LS

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 13:53

Sanjay Nirupam demanded that an apology should be rendered to those who have been insulted in the cartoons and appropriate action should be taken against the guilty.

Ambedkar cartoon row: 4 sent to police custody

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 13:01

Four persons allegedly involved in the ransacking of the office of former NCERT advisor Suhas Palshikar have been sent to two days police custody by a court.

Ambedkar cartoon row: Textbooks to be reviewed, says govt

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 12:46

Pranab Mukherjee said that all text books will be reviewed and if any inappropriate content is found it will be removed.

Attack on Palshikar`s office "sad and farcical": Yadav

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 21:04

Former NCERT advisor Yogendra Yadav on Saturday described as "tragic and sad" the attack on the office of Suhas Palshikar in Pune.

Cartoon row: Ex-NCERT advisor’s office attacked

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 15:55

A day after the row over Dr BR Ambedkar’s cartoon hit Parl, workers of the Republican Panthers Party created ruckus at the office of former advisor to NCERT.

Cong insulted Gujjars, Jat, Sikh, Jain communities: BJP

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 20:39

BJP slammed the government on the issue of cartoon of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar in school text books and accused Congress of "insulting" Gujjar, Jat, Sikh and Jain communities in text books.

Iranian cartoonist’s 25-lash conviction condemned

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 16:25

The picture drawn by Mahmoud Shokraye of Iranian MP Ahmad Lotfi Ashtiani was deemed insulting.

Ambedkar cartoon: Sibal apologises after Maya breaths fire

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 15:23

Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal tendered an apology in the Lok Sabha after a cartoon of B R Ambedkar in Class XI NCERT text book created a storm in Parliament on Friday.

Ambedkar cartoon: Mayawati threatens to stall Parl

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 13:58

HRD Ministry later said that the government has ordered removal of the cartoon from the NCERT textbooks.

NCERT asked to remove Ambedkar cartoon: Sibal

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:20

The objectionable cartoon, credited to Shankar`s Children`s Book Trust, appears in chapter I titled "Indian Constitution at Work" in the political science subject in the CBSE curriculum.