Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicStatue of Unity

Topic: Statue of Unity

PM Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

PM Modi, whose two-day Gujarat visit started on Friday, reached the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district this morning and offered flowers at the Statue of Unity.

Vikas and Pegasus together, as joblessness hovers above Statue of Unity

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Sardar Patel statue was built not to spite Nehru, PM Modi tells voters at Amreli

No one from Congress has visited the Statue of Unity despite Sardar Patel being a leader of their party, said PM Modi.

What Sardar Patel said on Ayodhya is relevant to mediation today

Sardar Patel wrote that Ayodhya issue can be resolved peacefully with ‘willing consent’ of Muslims, and was clear against giving advantage to any group.

The 12 controversies that Indian Twitterati loved in 2018

From ‘Lady Doritos’ to fitness challenges, from ‘Urban Naxals’ to ‘bird droppings’, here are 12 controversies that set Twitter alight in the year gone by.

Seven decades before Statue of Unity, Nehru had unveiled a Sardar Patel statue in Godhra

Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel shared mutual respect as comrades in the Independence movement and disciples of Mahatma Gandhi.

Pritish Nandy refuses to believe he mistook another Sardar Patel statue for Statue of Unity

Nandy tweeted an image of a bronze sculpture of Sardar Patel, made by Jashuben Shilpi, to claim Statue of Unity has no resemblance to Patel’s actual face.

Gujarat government plans air and rail connectivity to Statue of Unity

An airport will be built at Rajpipla town for tourists coming to see the 182-metre Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue.

Crowds overwhelm Statue of Unity, expose teething issues at site

Authorities at the Statue of Unity were underprepared to deal with the influx as long queues spark heated arguments   

India’s infrastructure could use a dose of ironclad resolve that got Statue of Unity done

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. took less than three years to erect the statue. By comparison, China needed 11 years to construct its Buddha.

On Camera

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

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Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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