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Maharashtra: Residential Quarter-Like Structure Found During Debris Work At ‘Bibi Ka Maqbara’

Last year, work of debris removal was undertaken in the south west area of the monument, which was built in the 17th century by the Mughals.

20 May 2022

Victoria Memorial Hall Turns 100; Was Opened With A Jewelled Key

The edifice, often shown in films, television series and advertisements, as a representative image of Kolkata, was designed by William Emerson, the chief architect, with inputs from the supervising architect, Vincent Jerome...


George Floyd Statue Vandalised With Racist Symbols 5 Days After Installation

After five days of unveiling the statue, it was vandalised with black paint and marked with the logo of a white supremacist group


Headless statue

Statues And Politics | Incidents Of Vandalism In Recent Past

With new statues being erected, and the old being vandalised, these sculptures have played a larger role in shaping the political discourses over the years. 

04 February 2022

How Delhi’s Monuments Inspire Queer Affirmation And Rebellion

How Delhi holds within its embrace stories of Queer love that have transpired, and continue to do so, within the foundations of its five-thousand-year-old ruins.


Shiv Sena Founder Bal Thackeray's Statue Unveiled In Mumbai

Today marks Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's 95th birth anniversary

23 January 2021

Govt To Review Situation, Decide About Reopening Tourist Places: Aaditya Thackeray

The minister, who also holds the environment portfolio, also said that the state is aiming to meet 25 per cent of its electricity needs through renewable sources.

27 January 2022

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PM Modi Likely To Lay Foundation Stone For New Parliament Building In December

In September, Tata Projects Limited won the bid to construct the new parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore.

25 November 2020

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16 November 2020
PM Modi Urges People To Go 'Vocal For Local', Unveils Statue Of Peace

PM Modi Urges People To Go 'Vocal For Local', Unveils Statue Of Peace

Prime Minister Modi unveils the statue on the 151st birth anniversary of Vijay Vallabh Surishwer, and requests seers to spread the message of bolstering our...


21 September 2020
Two Men And A Statue: No Bound To Tamil Nadu's Fixation With Statues

Two Men And A Statue: No Bound To Tamil Nadu's Fixation With Statues

A.Nallathambi of Atthanurpatty village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu had a five feet stone statue of himself sculpted and erected.


17 July 2020
Periyar's Statue Smeared With Saffron Paint In Coimbatore, Protests Erupt

Periyar's Statue Smeared With Saffron Paint In Coimbatore, Protests Erupt

The workers of DMK and other parties, who cleaned the statue, demanded the arrest of the culprits and warned that they would intensify their agitation if such...


04 June 2020
Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Vandalised Outside Indian Embassy In US

Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Vandalised Outside Indian Embassy In US

The Indian embassy in the US has informed the State Department and registered a complaint with local law enforcement agencies, which are now conducting an...


09 October 2019
Tension In UP's Tigai Village After Ambedkar's Statue Found Damaged

Tension In UP's Tigai Village After Ambedkar's Statue Found Damaged

Station House officer Santosh Kumar Singh said a case has been registered against unidentified persons for vandalising the statue.


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20 August 2019
Ahead Of DU's Student Union Polls, ABVP Amid Criticism Installs Savarkar's Statue Outside Campus

Ahead Of DU's Student Union Polls, ABVP Amid Criticism Installs Savarkar's Statue Outside Campus

The move has been criticised by the Congress-affiliated NSUI and Left-backed AISA which said Savarkar cannot be kept on the same pedestal as Subhash Chandra...


09 July 2019
A Temple for Big B In Kolkata

A Temple for Big B In Kolkata

This museum-cum-temple in Kolkata is dedicated to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.


27 June 2019
Pakistan To Unveil Statue Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh In Lahore On The Ruler's 180th Death Anniversary

Pakistan To Unveil Statue Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh In Lahore On The Ruler's 180th Death Anniversary

The statue will be installed outside the Mai Jindian Haveli in Lahore Fort, just nearby the building that houses the samadhi of Maharaja as well as the...


19 June 2019
Man In Telengana Erects 6-Foot-Tall Statue Of US President Donald Trump, Worships Him As 'God'

Man In Telengana Erects 6-Foot-Tall Statue Of US President Donald Trump, Worships Him As 'God'

As tensions over trade-related issues heat up between India and the US, Bussa Krishna, a 32-year-old farmer from Konne village in Jangaon district, unveiled...


27 April 2019
World's Largest Buddha Statue In China Measuring 71- Meter, Reopens To Tourists After Six Months

World's Largest Buddha Statue In China Measuring 71- Meter, Reopens To Tourists After Six Months

The statue, which sits outside the city of Leshan in China, had developed cracks and some damage on its chest and abdomen.


02 April 2019
'They Represent Will Of People', Mayawati Justifies Construction Of Her Life-Size Statues In UP

'They Represent Will Of People', Mayawati Justifies Construction Of Her Life-Size Statues In UP

The EC on January 7, 2012 had ordered that statues of Mayawati and elephants be covered during the state Assembly election.


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28 March 2019
Diljit Dosanjh Unveils His Wax Statue At Delhi's Madame Tussauds, Says It's A Dream Come True

Diljit Dosanjh Unveils His Wax Statue At Delhi's Madame Tussauds, Says It's A Dream Come True

It is a big moment for me and my fans that a man wearing a turban and representing Sikh culture has a wax statue here for the first time,Diljit Dosanjh said.


07 February 2019
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Life-Size Portrait To Be Installed In Parliament Central Hall

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Life-Size Portrait To Be Installed In Parliament Central Hall

The leaders whose portraits already adorn the Central Hall include former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi.


24 December 2018
Chhatrapati Shivaji Statue In Sea To Cost Maharashtra Exchequer Rs 3643.78 Crore

Chhatrapati Shivaji Statue In Sea To Cost Maharashtra Exchequer Rs 3643.78 Crore

According to the timetable set by the government, the statue work and construction of a sea wall will begin in 2019-20.


13 December 2018
Build Goddess Sita's Statue Alongside Lord Ram's Statue In Ayodhya: Cong Leader To Yogi

Build Goddess Sita's Statue Alongside Lord Ram's Statue In Ayodhya: Cong Leader To Yogi

Singh has suggested to lower the hieght of already-planned Lord Ram's statue and in addition to that, build the statue of the divine pair on the ground.


26 November 2018
Nitish Kumar Unveils 70-Feet Tall Lord Buddha's Statue In Bihar's Rajgir

Nitish Kumar Unveils 70-Feet Tall Lord Buddha's Statue In Bihar's Rajgir

The statue has been installed above a 16-metre radius pedestal in the middle of the lake Ghora Katora and has been made from 45,000 cubic foot pink sandstone.


23 November 2018
Andhra Pradesh's New Assembly Building Will Be Taller Than Statue Of Unity: Reports

Andhra Pradesh's New Assembly Building Will Be Taller Than Statue Of Unity: Reports

On October 31, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the world's tallest statue -- The Statue of Unity, in Gujarat.


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