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

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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.

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

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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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Release of Two Suspects shifted Jussie Smollett assault inquiry – Chicago police

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Chicago Police is requesting for fresh interview with Jussie Smollett after saying “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack on the Empire actor had shifted since the release without charge of two Nigerian brothers they had detained for questioning.



Smollett lawyers responded that though the star would continue to cooperate with police, but felt “victimised” by reports he might have been involved in the attack.

“Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying,” a statement issued by law firm Todd Pugh and Victor P Henderson said.

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Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said: “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation.

Smollett in his report had said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and “This is MAGA (Make America Great Again) country!”.

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Ex-President Abdulla yameen apprehended for corruption in Maldives

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Formal President Abdulla Yameen has been accuse of money laundering and the state court has ordered for his arrest adding that he will remain in the state custody until the end of the trial.



Police says Abdulla Yameen has refuse to return the money despite anti-corruption watchdog intervention, and instead he fax in the money to another account which he obtained profit.

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The 59-year-old was charged with money laundering last week over claims he received $1m, stolen from state coffers in the country’s biggest-ever corruption scandal.

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In December, the police said authorities froze Yameen’s bank accounts and seized more than 100 million rufiyaas ($6m) in US dollars and local currency.

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