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Statue of Unity footfall logs 30.5% rise, crosses pre-Covid numbers

“The average daily tourist footfall at present is 12,369 as against 10,194 during the pre-Covid period, marking a jump of 21%,” said a Union government official familiar the matter, requesting anonymity.
A view of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat’s Narmada district. (Santosh Hirlekar / PTI)
A view of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat’s Narmada district. (Santosh Hirlekar / PTI)
Published on May 01, 2022 11:52 PM IST
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On Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary, tributes pour in for ‘India’s unifier'

To mark his significance during the independence struggle and his contributions to independent India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.
Post Independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was handed the home ministry and also became the first deputy PM of India.(HT Archives)
Post Independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was handed the home ministry and also became the first deputy PM of India.(HT Archives)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 08:19 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Scared of an Italian': BJP on Karnataka leaders' video over Sardar Patel photo

In the viral video, Siddaramaiah told DK Shivakumar that there was no portrait of Sardar Patel. "We never keep Patel's picture on the day," Shivakumar said. 
Screenshot from the viral video shared by BJP leader CT Ravi. 
Screenshot from the viral video shared by BJP leader CT Ravi. 
Published on Nov 24, 2021 02:19 PM IST
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National Unity Day: As India pays tributes to Sardar Patel, know the history

Vallabhbhai Patel was dubbed “Sardar” (chief) for his leadership skills in leading the country through the struggle for independence and beyond, and most notably during the integration of the princely states and the India-Pakistan War of 1947.
23 January 1950 - Sardar Patel pressing the button to unveil a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the Delhi Town Hall (HT Archives)
23 January 1950 - Sardar Patel pressing the button to unveil a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the Delhi Town Hall (HT Archives)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 09:48 AM IST
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‘Committed a sin’: BJP slams Cong over alleged anti-Patel remarks in CWC meet

Former PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra, who joined the Congress in 2017, made these remarks, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, citing a media report.
Tariq Hameed Karra joining Congress in 2017 (PTI)
Tariq Hameed Karra joining Congress in 2017 (PTI)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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