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Ganja

(gänjä`), formerly

Kirovabad

(kē'rəvəbät`), city (1989 pop. 278,000), in NW Azerbaijan, on the Ganja River. The largest Azerbaijani industrial center after Bakı, Ganja produces cotton and silk textiles, building materials, carpets, cottonseed oil, agricultural implements, copper sulfate, and wine. It was founded in the 6th cent., c.4 mi (6 km) east of the modern city, but was demolished by earthquake in 1139, after which the survivors settled on the present site. The medieval city was an important textile and wine center. It was destroyed by the Mongols in 1231 and recovered slowly. It was the seat of a khanate under Persian suzerainty from the 17th cent. until its conquest (1804) by the Russians, who named it Elisavetpol. It became Gyandzha (the Russian spelling of Ganja) again after the Russian Revolution, but in 1935 it was renamed in honor of S. M. KirovKirov, Sergei Mironovich
, 1888–1934, Russian Soviet leader. He fought in the civil war of 1918–20 and rose to power as one of Stalin's most trusted aides. A member of the Communist party Politburo from 1930, he was secretary of the party at Leningrad (now St.
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. Ancient Ganja was the native city of the 12th-century poet, Nizami Ganjavi, whose tomb still remains. There is also a 17th-century mosque.
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"There was specific information about an ambulance being used for the last few days for illegal transportation of ganja. The packets of dry ganja were hidden in various cavities in the vehicle.
Constantly supporting social projects, during its Ganja trip the company together with 'Regional Development' Public Union, founded by the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation visited Ganja orphanage.
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07 hours by train from Baku, 40 in Ganja will leave at 11 to 55 at the end, back in Ganja at 18 and 30 at the 22 hours of leave from 45 in the will.
Petaling Jaya (PJ) police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din said acting on a tip-off, police raided the house and seized a plastic packet containing 14g of ganja and 11 ganja trees besides a Ducati Scrambler motorcycle and Toyota GT86 car belonging to the suspect.
He used to procure ganja from Odisha and sell it to his friends, students and other IT professionals in the city," said Bengaluru city police commissioner M.
"Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to possession of small quantities of ganja for personal use, the smoking of ganja in private places and the use of ganja for medical-medicinal purposes," he said.
Naveen Kumar, a 2008 batch IPS officer, has alleged that he was facing threat to his life from his senior who had links with the Ganja smugglers as he was unhappy with his driver against the smugglers.
Sami Seppala, director of regional sales and marketing at Sampo, and Elshan Mammadov, deputy director of Ganja Automobile Plant, signed the memorandum.
On June 9, a major drug trafficking racket was busted in Odisha, as police arrested 34 persons and seized 3,305 kilograms of ganja from their possession.
The documents were inked by Director of Ganja Automobile Plant Kamran Nazarov and Director General of MTZ Holding Company Fyodor Domotenko.
The project aims to improve the quality of education, in particular, to increase the attractiveness of vocational education in Ganja and adjacent regions, to stimulate enrollment and participation of students and to improve the vocational education system in these regions in accordance with the demand of the industry.