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Malegaon

(mälā`goun), town (1991 pop. 342,431), Maharashtra state, W central India, at the confluence of the Girna and Masam rivers. It is a weaving center for saris and a market for agricultural products. Malegaon was formerly a military post and is now a district administrative center. It was captured by the British in 1818 during the war with the Pindaris, marauding tribes of landless and casteless men who were often mercenaries of Maratha leaders.

Malegaon

 

a city in central India, in the state of Maharashtra on the Girna River. Population, 191,800 (1971). It is connected by highway with Bombay. Malegaon’s industries include cotton textiles and clothing (saris and other items), and there are vegetable-oil mills.

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JUSTICE UU Lalit of the Supreme Court on Friday recused himself from hearing a petition seeking a fair trial into 2008 Malegaon blasts allegedly involving right- wing Hindu extremist groups.
Mumbai: In the first case registered under the newly amended law banning beef in Maharashtra, three men have been booked, two of them arrested and produced before a local court today in Malegaon, 104km from Nashik.
There have also been voices in India demanding proper investigation to unearth the culprits behind Malegaon blasts and the linkage between the army officers and Hindu extremist organizations.
It had started from Malegaon eight days ago," said MRF spokesperson Halim Siddiqui.
To prove his point, Shinde cited the examples of the Samjhauta Express blast (February 18, 2007), the Mecca Masjid (May 18, 2007) and Malegaon explosions (September 8, 2006.
8, 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts that killed 37 people and wounded hundreds, were released on bail on Wednesday on the order of the Special Court in Mumbai, ruling that they were innocent and were falsely implicated in the case by the police.
They are connected with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and are said to be responsible for the bomb blasts at Ajmer Dargah (2007), Makkah Masjid at Hyderabad (2007), Malegaon (2008) and Goa (2009).
And he goes to the ultra low-budget movie capital of Malegaon, where they make spoof films for pounds 250.
India has been hit by a spate of recent bomb attacks, the latest last night in the western city of Malegaon.
Authorities quickly clamped a curfew over the city of Malegaon, where the blasts occurred, which has a long history of violence between Muslims and Hindus.
Twin bombs rigged to bicycles exploded yesterday amid throngs of Muslims as they left afternoon prayers at a mosque in the western city of Malegaon, killing 31 people and leaving 100 injured, officials said.