Solapur

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Solapur

(sō`ləpo͝or, sōləpo͝or`), city (1991 pop. 620,846), Maharashtra state, W central India, on the Deccan plateau. Once a fortress town, Solapur is now a district administrative center, a great textile-manufacturing city, and a market for oilseeds and tobacco. It passed to the Mughals in 1668, to Hyderabad in 1723, to the MarathasMarathas
or Mahrattas
, Marathi-speaking people of W central India, known for their ability as warriors and their devotion to Hinduism. From their homeland in Maharashtra their chieftains rose to power in the 17th cent.
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 in 1795, and to the British in 1818. A 14th-century Muslim fort is in the city.
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He also laid the foundation stone of the combined project of improvement in water supply and sewerage system as part of area-based development in Solapur Smart City, augmentation of drinking water supply from Ujani Dam to Solapur city and underground sewerage system under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
The Maharashtra government had to eat a humble pie after it was forced to rescind its previous order of forcible retirement of senior police inspector Mehboob Abdul Karim Mujawar of Solapur city. The government directed Mujawar to resume duties from Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who inaugurated a number of developmental projects in Solapur city of Maharashtra on Wednesday, reaffirmed that the 'historic' Citizenship Amendment Bill will not have any adverse impact on the rights of people in the Northeast.
Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of the combined project of improvement in water supply and sewerage system as part of area-based development in Solapur Smart City, augmentation of drinking water supply from Ujani Dam to Solapur city and underground sewerage system under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).