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  • Review petition in Gujarat High Court against 'Statue of Unity' 18-02-2014 12:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: A review petition was filed in Gujarat High Court on Monday against the 'Statue of Unity', a pet project of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, seeking reversal of an earlier order whereby a PIL on the issue was dismissed. On January 13, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya...
  • Justin Bieber's statue to be removed from Madame Tussauds 11-02-2014 04:51 PM

    New York: Pop star Justin Bieber's wax statue will be removed from the Madame Tussauds museum here as the bosses feel that the showcase "no longer does justice" to the singer or the attraction. Bret Pidgeon, general manager - Madame Tussauds, said: "This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears Rs 100 crore Shivaji statue in Mumbai 05-02-2014 04:57 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday cleared a proposal to construct Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji's statue in Mumbai worth Rs 100 crore. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that the state Cabinet has also cleared exact location where it will be erected. Shivaji's statue is a rival project to Bharatiya Janata...
  • Narendra Modi misguiding people on Patel, Mahatma Gandhi: Congress 27-01-2014 05:56 PM

    Rajkot: Bringing the issue of legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel back in public discourse, Congress on Monday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of "misguiding" the common people on leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and the independent India's first home minister. "People of the state are being misguided about Sardar...
  • Gujarat: HC rejects PIL challenging construction of 'Statue of Unity' 13-01-2014 10:26 PM

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday rejected a PIL challenging the construction of the Statue of Unity, Chief Minister Narendra Modi's pet project. A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala rejected the PIL, challenging the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and...
  • Congress leader in Andhra Pradesh builds idol for Sonia Gandhi, to build temple next 09-01-2014 03:26 PM

    A Congress leader in Andhra Pradesh has built a temple for party president Sonia Gandhi, according to various media reports. The accompanying pictures show Gandhi as the officiating deity in the temple built by Shankar Rao, a legislator from Andhra Pradesh. Dismissing accusations of sycophancy, Rao told reporters that the...
  • After iron, one day Modi will seek your wife: Jharkhand minister Mannan Mallik 30-12-2013 07:35 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, now seeking iron scrap from the people for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue, will one day seek a wife from the common people, a Jharkhand minister said Monday, creating a political row. "Earlier, the BJP were seeking bricks (to build the temple in Ayodhya)....
  • Artist to re-do Kerala ex-CM's statue after lack of resemblance 27-12-2013 12:22 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid criticism that the full-size bronze statue of former Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran, unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee in Thiruvananthapuram recently, failed to depict the true profile of the late Congress veteran, the artist who made it has decided to re-do the face of the structure. Some Congress...
  • Narendra Modi's wax statue unveiled 22-12-2013 06:59 PM

    A wax statue of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was unveiled here ahead of the 'Mahagarjana rally' he is addressing in suburban Bandra this afternoon where 10,000 tea vendors have been specially invited. ...
  • Mumbai: Modi's wax statue unveiled ahead of 'Mahagarjana rally' 22-12-2013 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: A wax statue of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was unveiled ahead of the 'Mahagarjana rally' in suburban Bandra on Sunday afternoon where 10,000 tea vendors have been specially invited. BJP President Rajnath Singh unveiled the statue before the two leaders proceeded for the rally. Singh posed with...
  • Day after burial, South Africa unveils Nelson Mandela 'unity' statue 16-12-2013 11:52 PM

    Pretoria: A nine-meter (30-foot) bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolize unity and reconciliation was unveiled in South Africa on Monday, a day after the nation buried the former president and anti-apartheid hero. The 4.5 metric ton statue is the largest of Mandela created in the...
  • Modi flags off 'Run for Unity', says Sardar Patel tried to unite India 15-12-2013 08:21 AM

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flagged off 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event is organised in a bid to collect scrap iron to build Sardar Patel's 182-metre statue in the middle of Narmada...
  • Modi holds marathon to collect iron for Sardar Patel's statue 15-12-2013 07:43 AM

    New Delhi: In a bid to usurp legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is organising a 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara across the county. Modi tweeted, "Remembering one of India's most inspiring personalities and the man who unified India, Sardar...
  • Nelson Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency 13-12-2013 12:41 PM

    A statue of Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the Presidency coming Monday, the South African government announced on Thursday. President Jacob Zuma will unveil the country's former president's statue at the Presidency (Union Buildings) Monday, Xinhua...
  • No political motive behind statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, says Gujarat minister 12-12-2013 03:08 PM

    Ruling out any "political motive" behind construction of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, a senior BJP minister on Thursday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi wanted the project to serve as the "source of inspiration for all". A 14-member BJP delegation, led by Agriculture Minister Babubhai Bokhiria, on Wednesday night handed...
  • Modi to write to sarpanchs seeking iron for Sardar Patel's statue 07-12-2013 10:24 PM

    Nagpur: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will urge nearly 1.87 crore sarpanchs across the country to send soil and iron for construction of the 'tallest statue' of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Gujarat Urban Development Minister Anandiben Patel said on Saturday. "Modi will be writing letters to...
  • Nitish's 'Ramayan Mandir' brainchild of retd IPS officer, not Bihar govt: Sushil Kumar Modi 15-11-2013 09:02 AM

    BJP on Friday dismissed any competition between Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for building the tallest statue in the world. "Some media are comparing the 'Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel' statue being set up in Gujarat with the proposed 'Virat Ramayan Mandir' in Bihar, trying to show competition between Narendra Modi...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha greets on eve of Diwali 02-11-2013 10:26 PM

    On the special episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha greeted everyone on the eve of Diwali. Also watch him talk about political war over Sardar Patel, Krrish 3 and Sachin Tendulkar's Ranji Trophy career. ...
  • 450 schemes, projects, buildings named after Nehru-Gandhi family: BJP 01-11-2013 06:21 PM

    Chennai: Veteran BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the Congress for opposing Narendra Modi's plan to construct a grand statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel saying that the Congress wanted to appropriate all credit for one family. Referring to the plans to name the Food Security bill after Indira Gandhi,...
  • Government says it spent Rs 8.5 cr on ads to honour Sardar Patel 01-11-2013 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress continue to fight over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's legacy a day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the Congress had forgotten all about Patel. The government's publicity arm, the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity, has now released...
  • Sardar Patel statue foundation ceremony: How it happened 31-10-2013 11:08 AM

    Bharuch: 12:21 pm: Narendra Modi hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging the Centre was not allowing the completion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. "I want to tell the PM that Rajasthan and Guajrat wants water, Madhya Pradesh wants electricity. I don't want credit, please do this for our...
  • Gujarat: Police foil protest at Sardar Patel statue site 31-10-2013 10:28 AM

    Bharuch: With hours to go before Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the Sardar Patel statue, the Gujarat Police has foiled a protest at the site. The protestors are primarily villagers from 66 tribal dominated villages located near the Sardar Sarovar...
  • Amidst politics, Modi to lay foundation stone of Sardar Patel statue 31-10-2013 07:55 AM

    Ahmedabad: Amidst the political controversies, it is the day when Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's statue in Bharuch in Gujarat. The proposed structure will be 597-feet tall and will directly face the Narmada Dam. The political war...
  • Full text: Modi's blog ahead of Sardar Patel's birth anniversary 30-10-2013 05:59 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in his blog on on Wednesday said that Sardar Patel's birth anniversary would be more special this year because the foundation stone of the Statue of Unity will be laid on the day. At a height of 182 metres, the Statue of...
  • Gujarat: Sardar Patel statue to be twice the size of Statue of Liberty 30-10-2013 10:27 AM

    Ahmedabad: As the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress slug it out over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's legacy, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will unveil his statue near Bahrauch on October 31. The proposed statue will be 182 metre tall and will be the tallest in the world. The total...
  • Statue of Liberty reopens to public amid impasse over shutdown 14-10-2013 08:16 PM

    The iconic Statue of Liberty reopened to the public, on Sunday, two days after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the crippling federal government shutdown. Ferry trips to Liberty Island National Park from Manhattan's Battery Park resumed at 9 am and...
  • Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down 01-10-2013 10:03 AM

    From New York's Liberty Island to Alaska's Denali National Park, the US government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all but the most critical government services for the first time in nearly two decades. A midnight deadline to avert...
  • Snapshot: Akshay, Dimple unveil Rajesh Khanna's statue 11-08-2013 03:01 PM

    A statue of Bollywood's original superstar Rajesh Khanna was unveiled in Mumbai on August 10 in the presence of his family members - estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle Khanna, son-in-law Akshay Kumar, and other industry members. ...
  • McGrath's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds Sydney 01-08-2013 01:14 PM

    Sydney: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath was ON Wednesday immortalised in wax with his life-size statue becoming the newest addition to the world-famous Madame Tussauds Museum here. McGrath was the winner of the Madame Tussauds Sydney Aussie Votes campaign where the Australian public was asked to cast their vote on...
  • Rajesh Khanna's statue to be unveiled on his first death anniversary 17-07-2013 07:06 PM

    Mumbai: A statue of late Rajesh Khanna, considered Bollywood's original "superstar", will be unveiled in the country's film capital here Thursday on his first death anniversary. Channel UTV Stars Wednesday announced that the statue will be unveiled at the Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand Promenade here. "UTV Stars...