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Junagadh

(jo͞o`nəgäd') or

Junagarh

(–gär'), former principality, Kathiawar peninsula, W India, on the Arabian Sea. The region of Junagadh became a district of Gujarat state in 1960. Grains, cotton, sugarcane, and oilseed are grown there, and the fishing industry is important. Junagadh was wrested from the MughalMughal
or Mogul
, Muslim empire in India, 1526–1857. The dynasty was founded by Babur, a Turkic chieftain who had his base in Afghanistan. Babur's invasion of India culminated in the battle of Panipat (1526) and the occupation of Delhi and Agra.
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 empire in the mid-18th cent. by Sher Khan Babi, a Muslim freebooter who established a dynasty that was later supported by the British. In 1947 the Muslim ruler ceded his state to Pakistan, although the population was overwhelmingly Hindu. He was forced to flee when Indian forces invaded the state. The town of Junagadh (1991 pop. 167,110) was formerly the state capital and is now a district administrative center. It is also a market for gold and silver embroidery, perfume, and copper and brass vessels. The town has ancient Buddhist caves and RajputRajputs
[Sanskrit,=son of a king], dominant people of Rajputana, an historic region now almost coextensive with the state of Rajasthan, NW India. The Rajputs are mainly Hindus (although there are some Muslim Rajputs) of the warrior caste; traditionally they have put great value
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 forts, as well as a modern college. Nearby is the Gir forest, the only place in Asia where lions are found.

Junagadh

a town in India, in Gujarat: noted for its Buddhist caves and temples. Pop.: 168 686 (2001)
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The broad sweep of his aide memoire was broken down into three aspects: That the Govt of India took possession of Junagadh state by force, after its legal accession to Pakistan, and has largely vitiated its case in Kashmir by its actions in Kashmir That the Govt of India brought pressure to bear, at various times, on the Maharajah and the Govt of Kashmir in order to induce the State to acceded to the Dominion of India That the Govt of India planned the dispatch of Indian forces to Kashmir sometime in advance of the actual date.
Junagadh was the largest state in Kathiawar with a population of 700,000 ( 82 per cent Hindu), seaboard with an area of about 3500 sq miles.
Test Case Junagadh became a test case, with other princes coming forward and airing their concerns.
Jamsaheb of Nawanagar for instance was clear that if Govt of India did not prevent Junagadh from going over, the confidence of the princes would be shattered in the process as a whole.
The carcass of the lioness was found in the mango farmland near the Girnar Mountain in Junagadh.
Riyaz Kadivar Veterinary Officer of Sakkarbuag Zoo in Junagadh said, "The primary reason behind the lioness death was that she was suffering from stomach and intestine infection.
It (HIV infection) has not happen due to blood transfusion from the Junagadh Blood Bank.
He said that a high-level team had gone to Junagadh to ascertain the details of the incident and the government would undertake more precautionary measures on the basis of the report.
Boys were caught in the heavy current and washed away when they had gone to bathe in the check dams near the hilly areas of the Junagadh forests.
Then they caught hold of the bushes near the check dam and we rescued them," said Devayat Nandniya, forest guard, Forest Department of Junagadh.
Fifty-two-year-old Bharatdas Darshandas of Banej village, situated deep in the Gir forest, feels privileged to be the lone voter from the village which falls under the Una assembly segment of Junagadh constituency.
Banej, 29 km from Junagadh, is a pilgrimage centre for the people of Junagadh and Una.