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World’s tallest statue seen as Indian civic election ploy

The 36,000 million rupee (US$530 million) giant statue of the 17th century Maratha warrior king Shivaji to be built on a rocky outcrop in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai has ruffled political feathers ahead of civic elections due early next year. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday laid the foundation stone for the 192-meter high Shiv […]