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  • Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package April 25, 2015

    New York: The Statue of Liberty, one of the most visited monuments in the United States, and the island it sits on were evacuated because of a suspicious package, police said. Several photographs posted on Twitter showed a long line of tourists waiting to board a return ferry to Manhattan....
  • After Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who could be the next wax techie at Madame Tussauds? April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Madame Tussauds- a place where the statues of legends are immortalized in wax, is seeking to add to its collection another techie after Apple founder Steve Jobs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In order to zero in on whom to wax-up next in its tech leaders' collection, the museum...
  • Asha Bhosle, Sharad Pawar's wax statues unveiled in Mumbia April 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle says she gets immense satisfaction when her songs soothe the listeners in their times of hardship. "This satisfaction gives me more peace than earning money," said Bhosle, speaking at a function to inaugurate her wax statue, made by Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum. NCP chief Sharad Pawar's...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch gets life-sized chocolate statue April 2, 2015

    London: A lip-smacking model of 'The Imitation Game' star Benedict Cumberbatch has been created out of chocolate. The 6ft statue is made from 40kg of thick, hollow Belgian milk chocolate, and it took eight people a total of 250 hours to create it, reported Daily Telegraph. The team began by learning...
  • Katrina Kaif's wax statue unveiled in London's Madame Tussauds museum March 28, 2015

    London: Katrina Kaif became the latest Indian star to join the Bollywood line-up at Madame Tussauds in London. Kaif unveiled the wax statue and joined the new Bollywood setting as part of the popular wax-work museum's '15 years of Bollywood' celebration. After coming face-to-face with her wax model, Kaif said, "This is...
  • Amitabh Bachchan 'honoured' to unveil historic Gandhi statue at Britain March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was "honoured and humbled" to unveil a historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi here along with other dignitaries including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Bachchan, 72, who also read out an excerpt from Gandhi's 'The World of Tomorrow', took to...
  • Arun Jaitley arrives in UK for talks, Gandhi statue unveiling March 14, 2015

    London: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday arrived for his first official visit and began his two-day tour with a bilateral meeting over breakfast with UK Chancellor George Osborne at his office. The two ministers are scheduled to address a wide range of topics to further strengthen India-UK ties and more...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jialtey to meet investors, unveil Gandhi statue during UK visit March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet his British counterpart George Osborne and hold a meeting with institutional investors organised by JP Morgan during his three-day official visit to the UK. Jaitley, leaving for the UK on Thursday, will also unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square,...
  • Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: Madras HC February 19, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Thursday directed a PIL petitioner to provide exact details on roadside statues, temples and flagposts which disturbed free traffic flow and caused accidents so it could pass appropriate orders. "Affidavits should not be of general nature, it should...
  • You can now get a 3D-printed selfie statue for Rs 6,000 February 17, 2015

    Berlin: Want to up your selfie game? You can now get a 3D printed replica of yourself! A German company is allowing people to get a 3D selfie - a detailed, four-inch figurine of their body - for a sum of $95. Making one of these figurines requires a massive pile of...
  • Gandhi statue at British Parliament will cement India ties: David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Justifying the decision to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the initiative would lead to Britain cementing its historical connection with India. Cameron said there were "lots of reasons for the Gandhi statue to be installed at the British Parliament" alongside...
  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Gandhi's killers, PM yet to respond December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal...
  • Watch: PM Modi's full speech at unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane November 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a bronze 2.5-metre long statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parkland in Australia's southeastern state of Queensland. "I firmly believe that Mahatma Gandhi is as relevant today as he was during his time," Modi said. ...
  • Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On October 2- observed as Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary- a new era was born, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed the Indian diaspora in Australia's Brisbane. "On October 2 (1869), a person was not born in Porbandar but an era was born," the PM said while unveiling a...
  • Live: Modi to unveil Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting Australia will unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane on Sunday. Catch all the live updates here. ...
  • Patel statue world’s tallest, costliest. What can it buy? November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: October 31st was the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, popularly known as India's Iron Man. He was Independent India's first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister and played an instrumental role in uniting India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi contends that Patel has not been adequately recognised by...
  • L&T bags contract to build 'Statue of Unity' for Rs 2,979 crore October 28, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The work order for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Statue of Unity' - the world's tallest statue of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was issued by the Gujarat government on Monday, to leading engineering company Larsen and Toubro (L&T). Work on the 182-metre tall statue of Sardar...
  • UP government seals agreement for construction of Buddha statue October 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government finalised an agreement with Maitreya Project for construction of 200-feet Lord Buddha statue in Kushinagar district. The decision in this regard was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. As per the agreement, the proposed height the bronze statue has been...
  • First finger then head missing from Hazare's statue in Gurgaon October 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: Social activist Anna Hazare's life-size statue installed in the posh Civil Lines area here was beheaded in the early hours Saturday, an activist said. Last year, Hazare had written to the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh, seeking his help in the installation of his statue here. Hazare had...
  • Lenin's statue brought down by Ukrainian nationalists in Kharkiv September 29, 2014

    London: Nationalists have brought down a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine, a move supported by officials, media reported on Monday. People cheered and leapt for joy when the statue came crashing down which stood at the centre of Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv, BBC reported. Pro-Russian protesters in the largely Russian-speaking...
  • Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London September 14, 2014

    London: Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a lifesize statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. Winehouse's many fans will have no problem recognizing the singer, who is portrayed sporting her distinctive beehive hairdo. Winehouse's father Mitch said Sunday...
  • Did you know the tallest Hanuman idol in India is 135 feet tall? 12 colossal statues in India that will make you feel really small September 10, 2014

    As Hyderabad bid adieu to Ganpati, it also created a record for immersing the country's largest idol this year. The 60feet high Ganesha idol was created within three months, using over two hundred artisans. The organiser of the visarjan, the Khairatabad Ganesha Utsav Committee says it gathered artisans from across...
  • Kareena Kapoor dresses her wax statue in red 'Chammak Challo' saree August 19, 2014

    London: Actress Kareena Kapoor's wax statue at Madame Tussauds has undergone a style change with the actress donating her famous 'Chammak Chalo' red saree from 'Ra.One' for the replica. The statue was earlier styled in the black tank top and harem pants that Kareena wore in 'Mauja hi mauja' song from...
  • Unidentified persons vandalise statue of eminent geologist PN Bose July 26, 2014

    The statue of eminent geologist, P N Bose, located at Armoury road crossing in Jamshedpur was vandalised by miscreants, the police said on Friday. In a press statement, Tata Steel said they had been deeply pained and hurt with this attempt of damaging the memorial of the legendary geologist on Thursday...
  • Jaitley pleases Modi, allots Rs 200 crore for Sardar Patel statue July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposed Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel statue in Gujarat, touted as the tallest statue in the world at 182 metres, will get Rs 200 from the central government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced during his Budget speech on Thursday. Jaitley's decision to allot Rs 200 crore for the construction...
  • Photos: This is acutely embarrassing. Asian student gets stuck in a giant vagina statue after joke photo goes wrong June 23, 2014

    An Asian student who thought it will be a joke if he took a funny picture with a giant, marble vagina statue on the grounds of Germany's Tubingen University Institute of Microbiology, found himself in quite a predicament. He got stuck in the enormous 'vagina' and had to be rescued...
  • 11 ft tall statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu inaugurated June 14, 2014

    Malda: West Bengal Food Processing and Horticulture minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury on Saturday inaugurated a 11 ft tall statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Ramkeli near Gaur in Malda district. The statue was inaugurated to commemorate the visit of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Ramkeli around 500 years ago. A fair is also...
  • Review petition in Gujarat High Court against 'Statue of Unity' February 18, 2014

    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 and...
  • Justin Bieber's statue to be removed from Madame Tussauds February 11, 2014

    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 a...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears Rs 100 crore Shivaji statue in Mumbai February 5, 2014

    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 Party's...