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Statue of Unity


Fifth body of family that went missing from Statue of Unity found

March 07, 2020 12:15 am

Trupti's body was found five kilometers away from where the family' car and four bodies were pulled out from the minor canal in Shankarpura in Dabhoi on Thursday.

Statue of Unity land dispute: Gujarat govt questions maintainability of PIL

January 24, 2020 1:42 am

The state argued that given that the matter pertains to a land-related issue, the aggrieved parties must move a petition and not a PIL, which was moved by social activists.

Proposed Statue of Unity Tourism Authority: Tribals stage protest, say it will take away rights of villagers

December 24, 2019 5:48 am

The rally was led by sarpanches of villages that lie near the SoU. The sarpanches contend that the proposed authority would take away the rights of the villagers which is now protected under the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA).

Authority with punitive powers planned in Gujarat’s tribal district

December 10, 2019 12:48 pm

The authority will have powers ranging from acquiring land for any development project in the area, which is predominantly tribal, to taking punitive action against those violating it or encroaching it.

Statue of Unity surpasses daily average footfall at USA's Statue of Liberty

December 06, 2019 7:37 pm

"With 74 per cent increase over the daily average of the first year, that is, November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019, daily average of 15,036 is now registered in the first month of this second year.

Death of imported animals at Kevadia park: Some mortality expected, says govt

November 22, 2019 9:35 am

On Tuesday, the death of a giraffe and two impalas in the park were reported, with the Director of the park Dr Ram Ratan Nala terming it peracute mortality syndrome, which affects giraffes even as the autopsy report of the animals is awaited.

Statue of Unity Safari delayed, Gujarat seeks seized chimps

November 19, 2019 7:21 am

Rupani’s request to Union Minister of Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention in getting the three chimpanzees, which are believed to have been illegally smuggled from abroad, follows death of several exotic animals meant for the park in transit.

10 held for protesting against PM’s event at SoU

November 02, 2019 5:59 am

The 10 accused have been booked under IPC sections 147 (Punishment for rioting), 143 (Whoever is a member of an unlawful assembly), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation).

Sardar Patel Birth Anniversary HIGHLIGHTS: 'One district, one problem & total solution' should be your ideology, PM Modi says in Kevadia

October 31, 2019 7:45 pm

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti/Birth Anniversary HIGHLIGHTS: The Modi-led government has been observing Patel's birth anniversary as 'Ekta Diwas' or National Unity Day since 2014.

PM Modi to attend Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary in Gujarat

October 30, 2019 10:34 pm

Modi will also participate in the "Ekta Diwas Parade" and administer the oath of national integration before heading to Vadodara in the evening.


March of Unity: CISF, BSF take part in 'Ekta Diwas Parade'

October 31, 2019 3:58 pm

Born on October 31, 1875, at Nadiad in Gujarat, Sardar Patel was India’s first Home Minister who is credited for the merger of over 560 states into the Union of India.


Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

November 03, 2018 10:05 am

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

The World's Tallest Statue - Statue of Unity is now open

October 30, 2018 6:50 pm

The Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. Here are some interesting facts about world's tallest statue located at the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river in Gujarat.