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Meerut

(mē`rət), city (1991 pop. 849,799), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. An agricultural market, it processes flour, sugar, cotton, and vegetable oil. It is also an industrial center, with manufacturing and smelting concerns. Meerut was conquered by Muslims in 1192, ravaged by TimurTimur
or Tamerlane
, c.1336–1405, Mongol conqueror, b. Kesh, near Samarkand. He is also called Timur Leng [Timur the lame]. He was the son of a tribal leader, and he claimed (apparently for the first time in 1370) to be a descendant of Jenghiz Khan.
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 in 1399, and became part of 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. An important town of the Jat Bharatpur kingdom (mid 18th cent.), it subsequently fell to the British, who made it a major military cantonment. The first outbreak of the Indian MutinyIndian Mutiny,
1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. It is also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers.
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 occurred in Meerut in May, 1857, but the British held the city.

Meerut

 

a city in India, in Uttar Pradesh state; located between the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. Population, 367,800 (1971, in agglomeration). The city is a transportation junction. It has sugar, cotton, and leather and footwear industries, as well as art industries.

Meerut

an industrial city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh: founded as a military base by the British in 1806 and scene of the first uprising (1857) of the Indian Mutiny. Pop.: 1 074 229 (2001)
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Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 29 ( ANI ): A girl was shot in Meerut's Kithore area after allegedly being raped.
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 2 ( ANI ): The district hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut witnessed a celebration with drums played outside the emergency ward of the hospital, on the New Year's day, creating a major nuisance for the patients.
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 26 ( ANI ): A state-run medical college in Meerut raised eyebrows when Russian belly dancers were called to perform at its alumni function on Monday.
Summary: Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillors registered a protest when Meerut Mayor Sunita Verma, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, allegedly kept sitting while the national song, Vande Maataram, was played at an official ceremony, on Tuesday.
Summary: Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 6 (ANI): An investigation has been launched after a national-level wrestler was assaulted in Meerut on Thursday.
Summary: Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 20 (ANI): A woman in Meerut got into an ugly spat with her brother-in-law over breaking house lock, and ended up beating him along with her mother and sister.