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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, popularly known as Sidi Saiyyid ni Jali locally, built in 1572 AD, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. As attested by the marble tablet fixed on the wall of the mosque, it was built by Sidi Saiyyid in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, general in the army of the last Sultan
Sultan
Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III
Muzaffar Shah III
of the Gujarat
Gujarat
Sultanate.[1] The mosque was built in the last year of the existence of Sultanate of Gujarat.[1] The mosque is entirely arcuated and is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches. The rear wall is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs. The two bays flanking the central aisle have reticulated stone slabs carved in designs of intertwined trees and foliage and a palm motif
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Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
(/ˈɑːmɪdəbɑːd/ ( listen)), also known as Amdavad[7] is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, which is a state in India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district
Ahmedabad district
and the seat of the Gujarat
Gujarat
High Court. Ahmedabad's population of 5,633,927 (as per 2011 population census) makes it the fifth most populous city in India,[3] and the encompassing urban agglomeration population estimated at 7,650,000 is the seventh most populous in India.[8][9] Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
is located on the banks of the Sabarmati
Sabarmati
River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city.[10] Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India
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Thaltej-Jodhpur Tekra
The Jodhpur Tekra are a small group of hills located in the western part of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
in India. These hills are named after 'jodhpur state'in Rajasthan. During Maharaja Abhay Singhji's time, Jodhpur state army attacked Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
city and captured it from Muslim rulers. All the majar thikana's of marwar state participated in this war like the Thakur of Nimaj, the Thakur of Ras, Thakur Abhay Singh of Balunda, and Thakur Kusal Singh of Auwa.Thakur Abhay Singh of Balunda looted Nangara & Nishan from the sultan of Ahmedabad, which is still kept in balunda garh,during holi..thikana's damami pour Opium water on Nangara in the remembrance of that famous victory,Thakur Aabay singhji also build a gate in the fort called Fateh pole after this victory The PIN code for this area of the city is 380015. The Government Polytechnic Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
is situated here
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Mahagujarat Movement
Mahagujarat movement, known as Mahagujarat Andolan locally, was a political movement demanding the creation of the state of Gujarat
Gujarat
for Gujarati-speaking people from the bilingual Bombay state
Bombay state
of India in 1956
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2001 Gujarat Earthquake
The 2001 Gujarat
Gujarat
earthquake, also known as the Bhuj
Bhuj
earthquake, occurred on 26 January, India's 51st Republic Day, at 08:46 AM IST and lasted for over 2 minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau
Bhachau
Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India.[5][6] The intraplate earthquake reached 7.7 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum felt intensity of X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale
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2002 Gujarat Riots
The 2002 Gujarat
Gujarat
riots, also known as the 2002 Gujarat
Gujarat
violence and the Gujarat
Gujarat
pogrom,[4][5][6][7] was a three-day period of inter-communal violence in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Following the initial incident there were further outbreaks of violence in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
for three months; statewide, there were further outbreaks of communal riots against the minority Muslim population for the next year.[4][8] The burning of a train in Godhra
Godhra
on 27 February 2002, which caused the deaths of 58 Hindu
Hindu
pilgrims karsevaks returning from Ayodhya, is cited as having instigated the violence.[9][10][11][12] According to official figures, the riots ended with 1,044 dead, 223 missing, and 2,500 injured
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Naroda Patiya Massacre
Coordinates: 23°05′N 72°40′E / 23.083°N 72.667°E / 23.083; 72.667 Naroda
Naroda
Patiya massacrePart of 2002 Gujarat
Gujarat
riotsThe skyline of
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Gulbarg Society Massacre
The Gulbarg Society massacre
Gulbarg Society massacre
took place on 28 February 2002, during the 2002 Gujarat
Gujarat
riots, when a crowd started stone pelting the Gulbarg Society, a Muslim
Muslim
neighbourhood in Chamanpura, Ahmedabad. Most of the houses were burnt, and at least 35 victims, including a former Congress Member of Parliament, Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive, while 31 others went missing after the incident, later presumed dead, bringing the total deaths to 69.[1][2][3][4][5] The Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India
had stayed the trial in major Gujarat
Gujarat
cases on petitions filed by the National Human Rights Commission and the Citizens for Justice and Peace, who sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation and transfer of the cases outside Gujarat
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2008 Ahmedabad Bombings
The 2008 Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
bombings were a series of 21 bomb blasts that hit Ahmedabad, India, on 26 July 2008, within a span of 70 minutes. 56 people were killed and over 200 people were injured.[3][4] Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
is the cultural and commercial heart of Gujarat
Gujarat
state, and a large part of western India
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Geography Of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati in the northern part of Gujarat
Gujarat
and the western part of India. It is located at 23°02′N 72°35′E / 23.03°N 72.58°E / 23.03; 72.58 spanning an area of 205 km². The average elevation is 53 metres. There are 2 main lakes located in the city limits – the Kankaria lake, and the Vastapur lake. Kankaria
Kankaria
lake, located in Maninagar, is an artificial lake developed by Qutb-ud-din Aybak in 1451. It also has an aquarium and a zoo. In the middle of the lake is an island palace named naginawadi, built during the Mughal era. The city is located in a sandy and dry area. Except for the small hills of Thaltej-Jodhpur Tekra, the entire city is almost flat. The Sabarmati bifurcates the city into eastern and western parts, connected by five bridges, two of which were constructed after independence
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Sabarmati River
The Sabarmati river is one of the major west-flowing rivers in India.[3] It originates in the Aravalli Range
Aravalli Range
of the Udaipur
Udaipur
District of Rajasthan
Rajasthan
and meets the Gulf of Cambay of Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
after travelling 371 km in a south-westerly direction across Rajasthan and Gujarat.[3] 48 km of the river length is in Rajasthan, while 323 km is in Gujarat.[3]Contents1 Basin 2 History 3 Sabarmati Riverfront 4 Dams4.1 Dharoi Dam5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksBasin[edit] The Sabarmati basin has a maximum length of 300 km. and maximum width of 105 km. The total catchment area of the basin is 21674 km2 out of which, 4124 km2 lies in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
State and the remaining 18550 km2 in Gujarat.[4] Sabarmati river basin is situated in the mid-southern part of Rajasthan
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Kankaria
Kankaria
Kankaria
Lake, formerly known as Hauj-e-Qutb, is the second largest lake in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It is located in the south-eastern part of the city, in the Maninagar
Maninagar
area. It was completed in 1451 during the reign of Sultan Qutb-ud-Din Ahmad Shah II
Ahmad Shah II
though its origin is placed in the Chaulukya
Chaulukya
period sometimes. A lakefront is developed around it, which has many public attractions such as a zoo, toy train, kids city, tethered balloon ride, water rides, water park, food stalls, and entertainment facilities. The lakefront was revamped in 2008. Kankaria
Kankaria
Carnival is a week-long festival held here in the last week of December
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Vastrapur Lake
Vastrapur
Vastrapur
Lake is situated in western part of Ahmedabad. It is officially named after Narsinh Mehta. The lake was beautified by the AMC after 2002 and has since become a popular spot in the city. Every weekend, a large number of people visit this lake. It currently boasts an open-air theater and children's park. There is a pathway all around the lake which serves many walkers and joggers in the early mornings and in the evenings. The lush green lawns surrounding this lake also serve as a central hub of Ahmedabad, wherein various cultural events take place regularly. At times, the water from Narmada River
Narmada River
is allowed to flow into this lake
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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
The Amdavad Municipal Corporation, or the AMC, established in July 1950 under the Bombay Provincial Corporation Act (1949), is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Ahmedabad.Contents1 History 2 General Elections 3 Services3.1 Obligatory services 3.2 Discretionary services4 Achievements 5 Administration5.1 Wards6 Track Record and Reforms 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Municipality was founded in 1873, which became a borough municipality in 1926. Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Municipality was upgraded to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Municipal Corporation
in 1950.[2] General Elections[edit] The general elections for the elected wing of the corporation is held every 5 years, the last election being in 2010. Previously, 1/3 of the seats were reserved for women, but the current amount is 1/2. There are 62 wards which will be soon reduced to 50 wards
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Bombay State
Bombay
Bombay
State was a large Indian state created at the time of India's Independence, with other regions being added to it in the succeeding years. Bombay
Bombay
Presidency (roughly equating to the present-day Indian state of Maharashtra, excluding South Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and Vidarbha) was merged with the princely states of the Baroda, Western India
India
and Gujarat
Gujarat
(the present-day Indian state of Gujarat) and Deccan States (which included parts of the present-day Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. On November 1, 1956, Bombay
Bombay
State was re-organized under the States Reorganisation Act on linguistic lines, absorbing various territories including the Saurashtra and Kutch States, which ceased to exist
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Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority
The Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Urban Development Authority is a civilian government body responsible for overseeing and sanctioning construction and infrastructure development across the suburbs of the city of Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat
Gujarat
in India. The office of AUDA is at Usmanpura, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. Recently the area of working of AUDA has been limited due to merger of 18 Gram Panchanyats of Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
district with the Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Municipal Corporation. AUDA completed many works in the metro region of Ahmedabad. Bhupendra Patel is the current chairman of AUDA.[1] AUDA is coming up with a state-of-the-art office on Ashram Road, Ahmedabad. The 22-storeyed structure will be on the lines of the Green Building Concept and will be called the Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Habitat Centre.[2] References[edit]^ TNN (2014-12-30)
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