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durbar

a. (formerly) the court of a native ruler or a governor in India and British Colonial West Africa
b. a levee at such a court

Durbar

 

(also darbar), in medieval Muslim states the term denoted both a council of notables under a monarch and a formal reception. In the latter sense the word was widely used in colonial India; durbars were held by the viceroy of India and by provincial governors. In Afghanistan in the early 20th century the word was used in both senses. In present-day Iran there is a darbar-shah court.

durbar

In India, an audience hall in the palace of a prince.
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Resuming the weekly interaction he held as the Deputy CM of Bihar, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday organised a Janata Durbar , a concept popularised by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at his Polo Road bungalow in the Capital.
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Singha Durbar houses the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, 24 ministries, Secretariat of National Planning Commission, Legislative-Parliamentary Secretariat and 23 other government offices.
Along with the library, Durbar Hall, North and Long Drawing Room and Ashoka Hall have also been refurbished.
Nitish Kumar told us this was not the right place to discuss the matter, as it was a janta durbar for workers of the Janata Dal- United and the Bharatiya Janata Party," alleged Hemant Devi.
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Tenders are invited for civil repairs and providing granite cladding during the replacement of lift near north block guest house and providing cupboards in pantry of durbar hall in the premises of rajbhavan,hyderabad.
Kathmandu, Nov 13 (ANI): Cadres of the Unified CPN (Maoist) clashed with riot police while staging protest outside the country's administrative center, Singha Durbar, as part of their second -phase protests against President Ram Baran's move to overrule the erstwhile Maoists government's decision to sack the then army chief, General Rookmand Katawal.
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