• Ambaji temple in pilgrim town Ambaji in North Gujarat received 2.59 crore donation during 9-night festival Navratri this year. Navratri is second big season after Bhadarvi poonam fair during which Ambaji temple recieves huge donatio. According to temple trust, during 9-night festival Navratri the temple receieved 24.70 lakh in Bhet kendra, Rs 3.23 lakh for golden conversion of shikhara, Rs 14.21 lakh at gaadi, Rs 1.50 crore at bhandaara and 641 gram donation of gold
  • Talatis who work as government employees at village level will go on strike on Monday, October 22 seeking hike in salary. Talati union has threatened to boycot the government works across all 18,000 villages of Gujarat.
  • Pakistani Marine Security Agency captures three Indian fishing boats off Gujarat coast with around 18 fishermen aboard; Just four days ago, Pakistan had captured another boat and 12 fishermen off Gujarat coast
  • 300 kg heroin case: Gujarat ATS nabs terror operative Manzoor Mir from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. he was instumental in terror finance and had links with Pakistan based terror outfir Jaish-e-Mohammed

30 meter work of Statue of Unity project over

Bharuch: Rs 530 crore amount has been spent so far for construction of the Statue of Unity featuring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Narmada dam in Central Gujarat. So far RCC core work has been completed upto 30 meter and girder work is in progress along with the construction of main bridge and RCC road. The Statue of Unity project will complete in year 2018. More than 2500 laborers and 150 engineers are presently working on the site. Making of concrete structure for Sardar Patel’s main body figure is likely to start in the month of November with his foot. While the inner structure will be made of steel, the outer layer will have steel and finally bronze plates above it to give it a shape of Sardar Patel in standing posture.


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