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Khandwa

(kŭnd`və), city (1991 pop. 145,133), Madhya Pradesh state, central India. Khandwa is a district administrative center and a market for cotton, timber, and grain. There are cotton gins, sawmills, and oilseed mills. The town is believed by some authorities to be the city of Kognabanda mentioned by the ancient Hellenistic geographer Ptolemy. During the 12th cent. it was a center of JainismJainism
[i.e., the religion of Jina], religious system of India practiced by about 5,000,000 persons. Jainism, Ajivika, and Buddhism arose in the 6th cent. B.C. as protests against the overdeveloped ritualism of Hinduism, particularly its sacrificial cults, and the authority of
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. Several colleges in the town are affiliated with Saugar Univ.
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Summary: Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): After a video of students cleaning toilets at a government school in a village in Khandwa surfaced on social media, the district magistrate said "there was nothing wrong" with students being imparted "practical lessons on cleanliness."
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 18 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday issued a notice to Congress candidate from Khandwa parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Arun Subhas Chandra Yadav for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
Summary: Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 5 (ANI): The National Security Act (NSA) was on Tuesday invoked against three persons accused of illegal cow slaughter in the communally sensitive Khandwa region, said the police.
Summary: Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 4 (ANI): Documents belonging to District Women and Child Development Department were found being burnt in the premises of the department here.
Summary: Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India], December 6 (ANI): Around 11 people have been arrested and booked for allegedly putting an objectionable poster resembling former Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan in communally sensitive Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa town.
Summary: Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Nov 15 (ANI): The director of a differently-abled centre in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh has been arrested on charges of raping two teenage sisters of the centre.