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Ahmadabad

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Ahmedabad

(both: ä'mədəbäd`), city (1991 pop. 3,312,216), Gujarat state, NW India, on the Sabarmati River. India's largest inland industrial center, Ahmadabad is noted for its cotton mills. It is also a transportation hub and a commercial center.

Founded in 1412 by Ahmad ShahAhmad Shah
, c.1723–1773, Afghan ruler (1747–73), founder of the Durani dynasty. His success in commanding Afghan forces in India for Nadir Shah of Iran won him the rule of Afghanistan on Nadir's death (1747).
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, the city fell to Akbar in 1573 and enjoyed great prosperity under 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. The British opened a trading post there in 1619; by the early 19th cent. they controlled the city. After the city opened its first cotton mills in the mid-19th cent., it grew into one of the major centers of cotton production in India. Mohandas GandhiGandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
, 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader, b. Porbandar. In South Africa

Educated in India and in London, he was admitted to the English bar in 1889 and practiced law unsuccessfully in India for two years.
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 lived for a while in Ahmadabad. It was the temporary capital of the Gujarat state, from 1960 until 1970, when the capital was moved to Gandhinagar.

The cultural center of Gujarat, Ahmadabad has many outstanding mosques and tombs. It is also sacred to the Jains, who have more than 100 temples there. The Jama Masjid, an ancient Hindu temple converted (15th cent.) to a mosque, is one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Gujarat Univ. (1950) is in the city.

Ahmedabad

, Ahmadabad
a city in W India, in Gujarat: famous for its mosque. Pop.: 3 515 361 (2001)
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Meanwhile, Ahmadullah from Ahmad Abad district says female health workers are an absolute necessity in health centres.
He gave away trophy to the captain of the winning team of Qasim kali shah rukh while Zubair of Ahmad abad team received the run-up shield.
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Director General of the Pakistani armed forces media wing ISPR Major General Athar Abas told Pajhwok Afghan News four hideouts of Taliban insurgents were destroyed and 12 fighters were killed during today's action in Makin, Ladha, Sra Rogha, Ahmad Abad, Gardai Serai and Dri Sarak areas of the Agency.
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However, the third position was shared by three female students including Aeysha Javaid daughter of Mohammad Javaid Akthar, a student of Chiniot Islamia Girls Higher Secondary School Faisal Town Faisalabad, Tehreem Nisar daughter of Nisar Ahmad Wahla, a student of Al-Faisal Girls Grammar High School Ahmad Abad Gulistan Colony Faisalabad and Tayyabah Afzal daughter of Mohammad Afzal, a student of White Rose Girls High School 570 Gulistan Colony Faisalabad, by getting 1073 marks each.
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A police spokesman said here on Sunday that Civil Lines and Nishatabad police stations (Faisalabad), Peoples Colony, Qila Deedar Singh, City Kamonki, Wahndo and Kot Ladha police stations (Gujranwala), Tanda and B-Division police stations (Gujrat), Chitiana police station (Toba Tek Singh), Langrana police station (Chiniot), Ahmad Abad and City Shakar Garh police stations (Narowal) and Kotli Loharan police station (Sialkot) would be reconstructed.
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