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PM Modi praises Patan farmer, woman tour guide in Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised a farmer from Gujarat’s Patan, Kamraj Chaudhary, for his innovative farming techniques. He was addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. PM Modi said that Chaudhary of Patan’s Lukhasan village is an example of people who are expanding the scope of science by taking...

CEC Sunil Arora visits Statue of Unity

India’s chief election commissioner Sunil Arora, along with his wife, on Wednesday visited the Statue of Unity in Gujarat—the world’s tallest statue. He was accompanied by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited’s MD Rajeev Gupta, Vadodara collector Shalini Agarwal and other senior government officials. Arora, after his visit to the statue and the allied tourist hotspots,...

Statue of Unity: PM Modi flags 8 trains to boost tourism

In a bid to boost tourism and increase connectivity to the Statue of Unity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains that will connect Gujarat’s Kevadia to various parts of the country. Notably, these new trains will be operated from Ahmedabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Rewa, Chennai, Dadar and Pratapnagar. The virtual event was...

Statue of Unity too gets caught in boycott Chinese product campaign

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: The India-China standoff and the resultant death of 20 jawans in the clash has resulted in Indians joining the boycott Chinese products bandwagon. This boycott call has gained momentum in social media with even Chinese software not being spared. But now a campaign has also begun that states ‘Boycott Made in China...

Seaplane operations at Sabarmati, Statue of Unity likely to begin from Oct

The seaplane operations on the Sabarmati and Statue of Unity are likely to begin by October 2020. Media reports said that Union Minister for Shipping Mansukh Mandviya has directed the Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL) and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to jointly start seaplane operations. This is part of the 16 seaplane routes...

Will tourists get a grand welcome at the Statue of Unity if locals oppose the same?

Vishal Mistry: Since the Statue of Unity (SOU), the tallest statue in the world, project began in Narmada districts Kevadia, the tribals in the area have opposed the project on the grounds that it robs them of their land and gets them pittance in return. As the state government gears up to make the place...

Kevadia downs its shutters in support of bandh, SSNL says land being fenced is its own

Kevadia chose to down its shutter to support the Kevadia Bandh call being given in solidarity with the villagers of the six villages surrounding the Statue of Unity. The villagers are protesting the fencing of thier land in the villages. The bandh was called in support of the six villages. The Sardar Sarovar Nigam Limited...

Cops detain villagers as they protest fencing of land near Statue Of Unity

The local police in Rajpipla detained several women from the villages in and around the Statue of Unity. The villagers have been protesting against the survey work and other such land related activity being carried out by the government in the area. On Wednesday, women of some six to seven villages protested the fencing being...

Locals protest survey by authorities in Kevadiya amids lockdown

Vishal Mistri, Rajpipla: The locals in Rajpipla’s Kevadiya area have protested a survey by the local authorities amidst the 45-day lockdown in the state. The villages of Kevadia, Kothi, Gora, Navagam and Limdi have been cordoned off by the authorities and the Statue of Unity (SOU) authorities along with cops and local administration has begun...

5 Members of Same Family Found Dead from Narmada Canal After Visiting Statue of Unity

Thousands of people come from home and abroad to see the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in Kevadia Colony of Narmada district. Five members of a family from Vadodara allegedly went missing under mysterious circumstances after visiting the Statue of Unity. A senior police officer from the district said that the family was last...

Tamil lady walks for integrity from Delhi to The Statue Unity; recorded……..

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: On first year of completion of the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, National Integration Day ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ will be celebrated in Kevadia of Narmada district in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Government of Gujarat is working tremendously with full zeal to make this program a successful....

Tribal Leaders Detained, strict patrolling before arrival of PM Modi

Vishal Mistry, Rajpipla: In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ will be celebrated in Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat on 31 October. In order to prevent the people of tribal society from protesting, a tight police arrangement is made, more than eight thousand police personnel have been deployed. In such...