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Travel Diary | On Soaking In The Statue Of Unity

Travel Diary | On Soaking In The Statue Of Unity

The Statue of Unity would leave you mesmerised, by its stature and ambience

25 February 2022
From Sages To Politicians, Why We Love Building Statues Of Prominent Figures

From Sages To Politicians, Why We Love Building Statues Of Prominent Figures

Can cash-strapped governments like Madhya Pradesh afford to build statues? Why do India politicians make such a great deal about erecting statues?

12 January 2022

Gujarat Zoo To Trade 40 Asiatic Lions For Other Wild Animals For Kevadia Jungle Safari

Till now, around 80 lions have been sent to different national and international zoos, including those in London, Zurich and Prague. Zoos situated in 21 states...

Passengers Express Joy As Chennai Central-Kevadiya Train Sets Off For Maiden Journey

Passengers Express Joy As Chennai Central-Kevadiya Train Sets Off For Maiden Journey

As the Chennai Central-Kevadiya weekly train makes the maiden journey, people of Tamil Nadu can now take a train journey to visit the Statue of Unity

17 January 2021

More Tourists Visit Statue of Unity Than Statue of Liberty: PM Modi

Besides tourists visiting the Statue of Unity, locals will be the biggest beneficiary of the new rail connectivity, Modi said.

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17 January 2021
PM Modi Flags Off 8 Trains To Boost Tourism, Connectivity In Gujarat

PM Modi Flags Off 8 Trains To Boost Tourism, Connectivity In Gujarat

One of the trains, Jan Shatabdi Express is equipped with the 'Vista-dome tourist coach' which offers large viewing areas with rooftop glasses and seats for...


19 November 2020
Karnataka To Have Tallest Statue Of Lord Hanuman Worth Rs 1,200 Crore

Karnataka To Have Tallest Statue Of Lord Hanuman Worth Rs 1,200 Crore

Lord Hanuman’s statue will be 215 metres tall


31 October 2020
Pulwama Attack’s Truth Accepted In Pak Parliament: PM Modi

Pulwama Attack’s Truth Accepted In Pak Parliament: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi's statement came days after Pakistan's Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry admitted his country's role in the Pulwama attack.


31 October 2020
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To Sardar Patel At Statue Of Unity

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To Sardar Patel At Statue Of Unity

Sardar Patel's birth anniversary is being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) since 2014.


13 September 2020
Statue of Unity: Tribals Demand To Revoke New Act Allowing Land Acquisition

Statue of Unity: Tribals Demand To Revoke New Act Allowing Land Acquisition

The protest, organised by the Adivasi Samanvay Manch, was peaceful, said activist Praful Vasava, who claimed the state government was forcibly acquiring land,...


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09 June 2020
Defacement Of Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Was A 'Disgrace': Donald Trump

Defacement Of Mahatma Gandhi's Statue Was A 'Disgrace': Donald Trump

The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised on the intervening night of June 2 and 3.


31 October 2019
BJP 'Adopting' Sardar Patel Because It Has No Freedom Fighter Of Its Own: Priyanka Gandhi

BJP 'Adopting' Sardar Patel Because It Has No Freedom Fighter Of Its Own: Priyanka Gandhi

Describing Patel as the stalwart of congress, Priyanka said she was happy to see BJP trying to adopt 'Iron Man of India'.


31 October 2019
Those Who Can't Win Wars Against Us Are Trying To Destroy Our Unity: PM Modi

Those Who Can't Win Wars Against Us Are Trying To Destroy Our Unity: PM Modi

Flower petals were also showered on the world's tallest statue by an Indian Air Force helicopter.


31 October 2019
President Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah Pay Tributes To Sardar Patel

President Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah Pay Tributes To Sardar Patel

Shah flagged off the 'Run for Unity' event in Delhi to mark the birth anniversary Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.


17 September 2019
On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Says Article 370 Abrogation Was Sardar Patel's Vision

On His 69th Birthday, PM Modi Says Article 370 Abrogation Was Sardar Patel's Vision

PM Modi said the Hyderabad Liberation Day is a result of Sardar Patel's vision. September 17 marks the day in 1948 when the erstwhile Hyderabad State was...


28 August 2019
PM Modi Urges People To Visit Sardar Sarovar Dam After Statue Of Unity In TIME's 100 'Greatest Places' List

PM Modi Urges People To Visit Sardar Sarovar Dam After Statue Of Unity In TIME's 100 'Greatest Places' List

The prime minister said he is happy to share that the water levels at the Sardar Sarovar Dam have touched a historic 134-meter mark.


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29 June 2019
Rains Create Puddles In  Viewing Gallery Of Gujarat's Statue Of Unity

Rains Create Puddles In Viewing Gallery Of Gujarat's Statue Of Unity

The Statue of Unity, a 182-metre memorial to Sardar Patel in Kevadiya in Narmada district, is the tallest structure of its kind in the world and was...


27 January 2019
300 Crocodiles Being Relocated From Statue Of Unity For Seaplane Service

300 Crocodiles Being Relocated From Statue Of Unity For Seaplane Service

Earlier on January 23, state Civil Aviation minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had announced that a seaplane service connecting Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad...


11 December 2018
Railway Ministry To Develop New Station Near Statue Of Unity

Railway Ministry To Develop New Station Near Statue Of Unity

President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the Kevadiya railway station, which will be located at a distance of five kms from the imposing...


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.


04 November 2018
Azam Khan Welcomes Idea Of Lord Ram's Statue, Says Should Be Taller Than Statue Of Unity

Azam Khan Welcomes Idea Of Lord Ram's Statue, Says Should Be Taller Than Statue Of Unity

He said, 'Why did this thought not occur at the time of building the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel? Why would anybody oppose (the building of Lord Ram's...


01 November 2018
On Divya Spandana's 'Bird Dropping' Tweet On Modi, BJP Has A Reply

On Divya Spandana's 'Bird Dropping' Tweet On Modi, BJP Has A Reply

When journalists questioned her online about the meaning and propreity of her tweet on the Prime Minister, Spandana rebutted them with more tweets, remaining...


01 November 2018
Tribal Families In Villages Near 'Statue Of Unity' Skip Cooking Food In Protest Against Rs. 3000 Cr Project

Tribal Families In Villages Near 'Statue Of Unity' Skip Cooking Food In Protest Against Rs. 3000 Cr Project

“A Rs. 3000-crore statue in one of the most backward districts of Gujarat is a farce. We are not against Sardar Patel, but we want schools and hospitals,”...


31 October 2018
Why Not A Bigger Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi: CPI

Why Not A Bigger Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi: CPI

Veteran Communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy raised a question demanding to know why a bigger statute of Mahatma Gandhi was not built by the BJP.


31 October 2018
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Was Congressman To Core Who Had No Tolerance For Communalism: Rahul Gandhi

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Was Congressman To Core Who Had No Tolerance For Communalism: Rahul Gandhi

His remarks came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the 'Statue of Unity' of Patel in Gujarat.


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