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Ajmer

(ăjmēr`, əj–), former state, NW India. Now part of Rajasthan state, it formerly consisted of two detached areas surrounded by Rajasthan and was identical with the former British province of Ajmer-Merwara. The city of Ajmer (1991 pop. 402,700), the former capital and now a district administrative center, was founded in the 12th cent. The city is a trade center and has cotton mills and railroad shops. Manufactures include wool textiles, hosiery, shoes, soap, and pharmaceuticals. Marble is quarried nearby. Ajmer was a 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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 military base; it was there that Jehangir received Sir Thomas Roe, ambassador of James I of England. A Jain temple (constructed 1153; now a mosque), the tomb of the Muslim saint Muin-al-din Hasan Chishti, and a palace of AkbarAkbar
, 1542–1605, Mughal emperor of India (1556–1605); son of Humayun, grandson of Babur. He succeeded to the throne under a regent, Bairam Khan, who rendered loyal service in expanding and consolidating the Mughal domains before he was summarily dismissed (1560) by
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 are the most notable historic buildings. Mayo College, sometimes called India's Eton, is in Ajmer.

Ajmer

a city in NW India, in Rajasthan: textile centre. Pop.: 485 197 (2001)
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Juswant Singh Bains (33), his brother Jujhar Singh Bains (34), both of Martin Street, Parkfields, Wolverhampton, and their cousin Ajmair Singh Shinmar (32), of Lawn Road, Parkfields, all pleaded not guilty to killing Baldev Yadav.
Both the victims were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital in critical condition where Ajmair Khan succumbed to his injuries.
A money extortionist Abdul Bangali was arrested after an encounter and extortion money, extortion demanding slips and sophisticated weapons were also recovered by Khawaja Ajmair Police Station on Monday morning.
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Ajmair Singh, who worked in two Middlesbrough branches, was spared jail at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.
Juswant Singh Bains, his brother Jujhar Singh Bains and their cousin Ajmair Singh Shinmar appeared before Wolverhampton magistrates charged with the murder of Baldev Khrisan Yadev, who was shot dead in the Parkfields area of the city last year.
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