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Statue of Unity


Tent City at Statue of Unity site is open — as a wedding venue

July 09, 2020 8:07 am

Bookings are open for customised wedding packages in the Statue of Unity complex, with the Gujarat government planning to open up tourist destinations after the three-month Covid lockdown.

Why is trouble brewing around Statue of Unity in Gujarat?

July 06, 2020 4:00 am

Villagers have been clashing with the authorities in the area for over two months. What is the reason behind the unrest?

Explained: Why is trouble brewing around Statue of Unity in Gujarat?

July 05, 2020 1:53 pm

Villagers have been clashing with the authorities in the area for over two months. What is the reason behind the unrest?

Gujarat: Tourists make beeline to Kevadia, police chase them away

June 14, 2020 9:58 pm

The Narmada district police is working overtime on weekends to chase away revellers driving down to Kevadia, which is home to the Statue of Unity, and its allied tourist spots, including the Zarwani waterfalls, a popular picnic spot during rain.

For DIsplaced families of 6 villages near SoU: SSNNL makes public relocation plan, compensation package

June 02, 2020 5:15 am

Apart from announcing a relocation plan for the displaced families, SSNNL has agreed to allot commercial shops in a complex of the SoU parking lot to those affected, in compensation for shops and stalls razed from these six villages.

Non-payment of dues since lockdown: Notice served to Statue of Unity contractor L&T

May 29, 2020 8:41 pm

On Friday morning, the SoU management in a statement confirmed that L&T, which has constructed the statue and is also responsible for the maintenance of the site, had defaulted on the payment of wages to its outsourced employees -- mostly the housekeeping staff and security personnel.

Gujarat HC dismisses PIL for tribals' land near Statue of Unity

May 02, 2020 6:44 pm

The court observed that this could not be treated as a PIL since the right of possession that was being claimed was an individual right.

Statue of Unity put up 'for sale' on OLX for COVID-19 donations, police probe underway

April 06, 2020 7:52 pm

The Statue of Unity, a memorial dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was put up for sale for Rs 30,000 crore.

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:12 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.