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  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Gandhi's killers, PM yet to respond Yesterday

    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...
  • Narendra Modi misguiding people on Patel, Mahatma Gandhi: Congress January 27, 2014

    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 Patel...
  • Gujarat: HC rejects PIL challenging construction of 'Statue of Unity' January 13, 2014

    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 declined...
  • Congress leader in Andhra Pradesh builds idol for Sonia Gandhi, to build temple next January 9, 2014

    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 temple...
  • After iron, one day Modi will seek your wife: Jharkhand minister Mannan Mallik December 30, 2013

    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). Now...
  • Artist to redo Kerala exCM's statue after lack of resemblance December 27, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid criticism that the fullsize 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 redo the face of the structure. Some Congress...
  • Narendra Modi's wax statue unveiled December 22, 2013

    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' December 22, 2013

    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 the...
  • Day after burial, South Africa unveils Nelson Mandela 'unity' statue December 16, 2013

    Pretoria: A ninemeter (30foot) 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 antiapartheid hero. The 4.5 metric ton statue is the largest of Mandela created in the world...
  • Modi flags off 'Run for Unity', says Sardar Patel tried to unite India December 15, 2013

    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 182metre statue in the middle of Narmada...
  • Modi holds marathon to collect iron for Sardar Patel's statue December 15, 2013

    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 Patel...
  • Nelson Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency December 13, 2013

    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 reported...