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India Set to Launch World’s Tallest Statue at the end of October [Photos]



The statue of Unity which reveal a figure molded from Approximately 1,850 metric tons of bronze, stands 182 meters above the Narmada River in the western Indian state of Gujarat; The world’s tallest statue is set to be unveiled at the end of October in India.

According to media report, the towering figure of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a popular political and social leader, who was part of the freedom struggle that resulted in India’s independence from British colonial rule in 1947, will be unveiled on 31 October.

To this date, The Spring Temple Buddha in China was the world’s biggest statue at 128 meters.


‘The Statue of Unity’ project was announced by Modi back in 2010 when he was still the chief minister for the state of Gujarat.


The statue was reportedly built with funds allocated by the Gujarat state government, it has also received support from the federal government and individual contributions.

The committee overseeing the construction of the project reportedly also asked for public donations to finish the statue and called on farmers across the country to donate iron.

 The project also includes a museum, research, and entertainment center with a 3-star hotel built in a complex nearby.
One of the tallest statues in South Africa includes the nine-meter-tall bronze statue of Nelson Mandela standing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.


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Russian: President Putin eases access to citizenship for east Ukraine residents.



Source: Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of the rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Separatist rebellions broke out against Ukrainian rule in both regions in 2014. Moscow provided military help for the separatists, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, though Russian officials have denied providing material support.

Large swathes of the two regions are now under the de facto control of the Moscow-backed rebels, while Kiev says it is determined to re-assert its control, a position backed by most Western countries.

There was no immediate reaction from Kiev to Putin’s order. Ukrainian officials are likely to react angrily to any indication Moscow is drawing the rebel regions closer into its own orbit.

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Machester Derby – Epl’s Most important Match of the Season



The Manchester derby today is arguably the most important match of the season as it will determine the comfort of Liverpool on the league table or the come back of Manchester City on top, while it also may determine the place of United in the European leagues next season.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have won five of their last seven Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford (D1, L1), having triumphed in only one of the first 14 visits. A seventh away win for City would be a new Premier League record for overall wins at Old Trafford by a visiting club

Manchester United have Luke Shaw available after suspension but Phil Jones limped off during the defeat at Everton and is not expected to be fit.

Ander Herrera, who has been out for four weeks with a thigh injury, was not part of the squad which arrived at the team hotel on Tuesday.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss out after sustaining a hamstring problem last weekend.

Claudio Bravo is City’s only other injury absentee

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