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Statue of Unity

From Sages To Politicians, Why We Love Building Statues Of Prominent Figures

Jan 12, 2022 Asad Ashraf

Can cash-strapped governments like Madhya Pradesh afford to build statues? Why do India politicians make such a great deal about erecting statues?

Gujarat Zoo To Trade 40 Asiatic Lions For Other Wild Animals For Kevadia Jungle Safari

Jul 30, 2021 PTI

Till now, around 80 lions have been sent to different national and international zoos, including those in London, Zurich and Prague. Zoos situated in 21 states in the country have received

Passengers Express Joy As Chennai Central-Kevadiya Train Sets Off For Maiden Journey

As the Chennai Central-Kevadiya weekly train makes the maiden journey, people of Tamil Nadu can now take a train journey to visit the Statue of Unity

More Tourists Visit Statue of Unity Than Statue of Liberty: PM Modi

Jan 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Besides tourists visiting the Statue of Unity, locals will be the biggest beneficiary of the new rail connectivity, Modi said.

PM Modi Flags Off 8 Trains To Boost Tourism, Connectivity In Gujarat

One of the trains, Jan Shatabdi Express is equipped with the 'Vista-dome tourist coach' which offers large viewing areas with rooftop glasses and seats for passengers.

19 November, 2020

Karnataka To Have Tallest Statue Of Lord Hanuman Worth Rs 1,200 Crore

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Lord Hanuman’s statue will be 215 metres tall

31 October, 2020

Pulwama Attack’s Truth Accepted In Pak Parliament: PM Modi


PM Narendra Modi's statement came days after Pakistan's Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry admitted his country's role in the Pulwama attack.

31 October, 2020

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To Sardar Patel At Statue Of Unity


Sardar Patel's birth anniversary is being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) since 2014.

13 September, 2020

Statue of Unity: Tribals Demand To Revoke New Act Allowing Land Acquisition


The protest, organised by the Adivasi Samanvay Manch, was peaceful, said activist Praful Vasava, who claimed the state government was forcibly acquiring land, in the process displacing tribals, and posing grave danger to indigenous culture.

09 June, 2020

Defacement Of Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Was A 'Disgrace': Donald Trump


The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised on the intervening night of June 2 and 3.

31 October, 2019

BJP 'Adopting' Sardar Patel Because It Has No Freedom Fighter Of Its Own: Priyanka Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Describing Patel as the stalwart of congress, Priyanka said she was happy to see BJP trying to adopt 'Iron Man of India'.


31 October, 2019

Those Who Can't Win Wars Against Us Are Trying To Destroy Our Unity: PM Modi

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Flower petals were also showered on the world's tallest statue by an Indian Air Force helicopter.

31 October, 2019

President Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah Pay Tributes To Sardar Patel

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Shah flagged off the 'Run for Unity' event in Delhi to mark the birth anniversary Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

17 September, 2019

On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Says Article 370 Abrogation Was Sardar Patel's Vision

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PM Modi said the Hyderabad Liberation Day is a result of Sardar Patel's vision. September 17 marks the day in 1948 when the erstwhile Hyderabad State was annexed to the Indian.

28 August, 2019

PM Modi Urges People To Visit Sardar Sarovar Dam After Statue Of Unity In TIME's 100 'Greatest Places' List


The prime minister said he is happy to share that the water levels at the Sardar Sarovar Dam have touched a historic 134-meter mark.

29 June, 2019

Rains Create Puddles In Viewing Gallery Of Gujarat's Statue Of Unity

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The Statue of Unity, a 182-metre memorial to Sardar Patel in Kevadiya in Narmada district, is the tallest structure of its kind in the world and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 last year.

27 January, 2019

300 Crocodiles Being Relocated From Statue Of Unity For Seaplane Service

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Earlier on January 23, state Civil Aviation minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had announced that a seaplane service connecting Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad to the Statue of Unity would commence soon.


11 December, 2018

Railway Ministry To Develop New Station Near Statue Of Unity

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President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the Kevadiya railway station, which will be located at a distance of five kms from the imposing structure, on December 15, the Western Railway (WR)

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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