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  Bombay State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bombay state is a former state of India.
Bombay state was significantly enlarged on November 1, 1956, expanding eastward to incorporate the Marathi-speaking Marathwada region of Hyderabad state, the Marathi-speaking Vidarbha region of southern Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarati-speaking Saurashtra and Kutch.
Bombay state was partitioned into Gujarat and Maharashtra states on May 1, 1960, after an agitation for a separate Marathi state turned violent.
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 AllRefer.com - Bombay, India (Indian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
In 1956, Bombay was reorganized as a state and absorbed parts of Hyderabad and Madhya Pradesh and the princely states of Kutch (Kachchh) and Saurashtra.
Bombay, after it passed to Great Britain in 1661, was the headquarters (1668–1858) of the East India Company in W India.
Bombay was convulsed by anti-Muslim riots in 1993.
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 Gujarat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The state of Gujarat was created on May 1, 1960, out of the northern, predominantly Gujarati-speaking portion of Bombay state.
It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, by the state of Rajasthan to the north and northeast, by Madhya Pradesh to the east, and by Maharashtra to the south and southeast.
Agitation by Marathi nationalists for their own state led to the split of Bombay state on linguistic lines; on 1 May 1960, it became the new states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
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 Mumbai India  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
In 1991 Marathi, the state language of Mahârâshtra, was spoken by 42 percent of the population, Gujarati by 18 percent, Urdu by 11 percent, Hindi by 10 percent, Tamil by 3 percent, Sindhi by 3 percent, and Punjabi by 2 percent.
In 1661 the Bombay territory was given to King Charles II of England as part of the wedding dowry for Catherine of Braganza, who was the Portuguese king’s sister.
Bombay became the capital of the Bombay Presidency, a British-controlled area, in 1687 when the capital was transferred from Surat.
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 Bombay state -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bombay state is a former state of (A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947) India.
The southernmost, (A Dravidian language spoken in southern India) Kannada-speaking portion of Bombay state became part of the new linguistic state of (State in southern India; formerly Mysore) Karnataka.
Bombay state was partitioned into (An industrialized state in western India that includes parts of Bombay) Gujarat and (A historical area in west-central India) Maharashtra states on May 1, 1960, after an agitation for a separate Marathi state turned violent.
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 States of India - Gujarat, Information about Gujarat, Gujarat Tour Packages, Gujarat Holidays
The state is bounded by the Arabian sea on the west, Pakistan and Rajasthan in the north and north-east respectively, Madhya Pradesh in the south-east and Maharashtra in the south.
In 1960 Bombay state was split up, and Gujarat was formed from the northern and western portions, which were predominantly Gujarati-speaking areas.
Among the most durable and effective of the state's cultural institutions are the trade and craft guilds known as mahajans which often solves disputes, acted as channels of philanthropy, and encouraged the arts.
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 Maharashtra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The state was created on May 1, 1960 to satisfy demands of the Marathi linguistic group, who form the majority ethnic group in the state, for their own state.
Bombay state, which had been enlarged in 1956 to include Marathi-speaking portions of Hyderabad state and Madhya Pradesh as well as Gujarati-speaking areas to the north, was split into two linguistic states, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Desh is in the centre of the state, east of the Ghats.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gujarat was part of Bombay Presidency, with several districts ruled directly by British officials, and most of what is now Gujarat divided into dozens of princely states, including that of the Maratha Gaekwads of Vadodara (Baroda), ruled by local rulers who acknowledged British sovereignty.
The northern part of the newly-enlarged Bombay state spoke Gujarati, while the rest of the state was mostly Marathi-speaking.
Agitation by Marathi nationalists led to the split of Bombay state on linguistic lines; on May 1, 1960, it became the new states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
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 Bombay --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The capital of the new state of Maharashtra since 1960, and former capital of the old Bombay state, Bombay has long been referred to as “the Gateway of India.” In fact, a large ceremonial gateway was erected in 1911 to commemorate the first visit ever made to India by a British king and queen.
Bombay is located on a site of ancient settlement and took its name from the local goddess Mumba—a form of Parvati, the consort of Siva (Shiva), one of the principal...
With the establishment of regional universities in the state in 1948–50, it was designated a federal university, with jurisdiction over numerous colleges and postgraduate institutions in the...
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 Regional parties in India
This party is considered a state party, but actually it is a religion oriented party whose followers are the Sikhs.
During the British rule, the city of Bombay was the capital of Bombay State.
Bombay the cultural capital of the Marathis and the Gujaratis was made capital of Maharashtra.
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 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Bombay, state begin to count losses from rains
BOMBAY, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and floods in India's western state of Maharashtra last week have caused losses of at least 150 billion rupees ($3.5 billion), the Times of India newspaper said on Wednesday, quoting early government estimates.
The losses in Bombay, the state's capital, alone could be as much as 100 billion rupees, the newspaper reported.
Rains and floods have let up and Bombay airport was functioning normally on Wednesday for the first time since the deluge started last Tuesday, when a record-breaking 94 cm (37 inches) of rain pounded the city.
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 GUJARAT FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gujarat (ગુજરાત; in Gujarati) is the most industrialized state in India after Maharashtra and is located in western India, bordered by Pakistan to the northwest and Rajasthan to the north.
The state of Gujarat was created on May_1, 1960, out of the northern, predominantly Gujarati-speaking portion of Bombay_state.
In 1956, Bombay state was enlarged to include Kutch, Saurashtra, and parts of Hyderabad_state and Madhya_Pradesh in central India.
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 Bare Acts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Explanation.- For the purpose of this sub-section, the fund in the public account of the State of Bombay known as the Debt Redemption and Avoidance Fund shall be deemed to be a sinking fund.
(5) The share of the State of Gujarat in the liability on account of public debt apportioned under sub-section (3) shall be reduced by 1,419 lakhs of rupees and the share of the Share of the State of Maharashtra in such liability shall be correspondingly increased.
59.Pensions.- The liability of the State of Bombay in respect of pensions shall pass to, or be apportioned between, the State of Maharashtra and Gujarat in accordance with the provisions contained in the Eleventh Schedule.
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 India: Memorandum to the Government of India arising from an Amnesty International visit to India 5-15 January 1994
State of Madras(7) the Supreme Court held that the provision is mandatory.
The State Government's decision in January 1994 to transfer this Deputy Commissioner to the Computer Division was seen by many in the police and outside as undue political interference with police operational policy damaging to the development of police professionalism(11).
The Amnesty International delegation to Bombay was told by several informants whose past responsibilities meant that they were in a position to know, that Commissioners of Police were expected to take instructions from ministers and their senior advisors about aspects of day-to-day police operational policy and decision-making.
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 Gujarat biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The state of Gujarat was created on May 1, 1960 carving out the Gujarati speaking areas of the state of Bombay.
It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the West, the states of Rajasthan in the north and northeast, by Madhya Pradesh to the East and by Maharashtra to the south and southeast.
Portions were administered directly by Britain as part of Bombay Presidency, but most of what is now Gujarat was divided into dozens of princely states, including that of the Maratha Gaekwads of Vadodara (Baroda), ruled by local rulers who acknowledged British sovereignty.
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 Bombay on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bombay, after it passed to Great Britain in 1661, was the headquarters (1668-1858) of the East India Company in W India.
India's tinseltown: Bombay combines the energy of Hong Kong with the theatricality of Los Angeles.
Saviour of the Bombay duck The EU didn't know what it was, but banned it anyway.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Bombay.asp   (757 words)

  
 Maharashtra on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The mountains of the Western Ghats run parallel to the coast of the state, leaving a narrow strip known as the Konkan between the Arabian Sea and the interior plateau.
The state is rich in minerals; manganese, iron ore, bauxite, coal, and salt are mined.
Maharashtra is governed by a chief minister and cabinet responsible to a bicameral legislature with one elected house and by a governor appointed by the president of India.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Maharash.asp   (676 words)

  
 rediff.com: BMC elections to be held on time
The Bombay state election commission on Monday refuted a report in some sections of the press claiming that the election of the Bombay Municipal Corporation had been deferred to June 2002.
Explaining the statutory position as provided in section 243 E of the Constitution, a spokesperson of the commission stated that the holding of elections to municipal corporations and councils is statutorily binding since there is no provision for deferring them.
The spokesperson further stated that elections are slated for 172 municipal councils in the state for December this year and for 29 municipal councils in January 2002.
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 Knowing India: Maharashtra: Where Cinema and Corporates Thrive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bounded on the north-west by Gujarat, having Madhya Pradesh on the north, newly carved State Chhatisgarh towards east, Andhra Pradesh on the south-east and Karnataka on the south-west, Maharashtra is a prominent state in West Central India.
The State having a coastline stretching 530 km along the Arabian Sea, was formed in 1960 when the Marathi and Gujarati linguistic areas of the earstwhile Bombay State were separated and Bombay (now Mumbai) became the capital of the new State.
The overall rate of literacy in the State is 77.27 per cent of which the male literacy rate is 86.27 per cent and female literacy rate is 67.51 per cent.
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 50 Million workers strike for right to strike! : Thunderbay IMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the financial capital, Bombay, volumes were hit in the federal bond and the foreign exchange markets, with dealers from state banks, the dominant players, absent from their desks.
Walkouts by state workers inconvenience citizens and hurt the economy, the Supreme Court said, and disputes should be resolved in the courts.
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 Reel_Five
From Secretary of State to Governor, Bombay, Oct. 19, 1895.
of State to Viceroy and latter to former.
The Amir; The Native States and Govt.; Control of Native Chiefs; Gaekwar's visit to Calcutta; Budget estimates; Industrial exhibition in Calcutta; Employment of Muslims; Arundel Report; Tilak and Rai and Sedition; Enclosed Speech at the National Social Conference by C.M. ghose; An Extract from Bande Mataram; An extract from The Englishman.
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It is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, by the state of Rajasthan to the north and northeast, by Madhya Pradesh to the east,and by Maharashtra to the south and southeast.The relief is low in the most part of the state.
Bombay Presidency in 1909, southern portionPortugal was the first European power to arrive in Gujarat, acquiring several enclaves along the Gujarati coast, including Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Agitation by Marathi nationalists for their own state led to the split of Bombay state on linguistic lines; on 1 May it became the new states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
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 Maharashtra Festivals, Maharashtra Day, India Festival Tours, Heritage Travel in India, Mumbai Fair
Maharashtra is one of the largest states in India, both in terms of population and area.
The present state was formed in 1960 when the Marathi and Gujarati linguistic areas of the former Bombay state were separated.
But this equation of two linguistic units in one state did not work and therefore on 1st May 1960, under the Bombay re-organization Act, Maharashtra and Gujarat were divided into separate states.
www.indiantravelportal.com /maharashtra/festivals/maharashtra-day.html   (242 words)

  
 WCBSTV.com: Your Source For New York News, Weather, Sports & Traffic: India Rains Kill At Least 200   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Another 100 deaths were feared across the state, which has been pounded by incessant rainfall since Tuesday, he said.
The domestic and international airports in Bombay, among the busiest in the country, have been shut down since Tuesday evening, and all incoming flights were being diverted to New Delhi and other airports.
India's previous heaviest rainfall, recorded at Cherrapunji in the northeastern Meghalaya state - one of the rainiest places on Earth - was 83.82 centimeters (33 inches) on July 12, 1910, Sharma said.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Bombay
Mumbai, city in western India, capital of Mahārāshtra State and premier port of India, located on the Arabian Sea.
Bombay (cat), breed of shorthaired cat, named after the city of Bombay (now Mumbai), India, because its jet-fl coloring and copper-colored eyes...
Bombay (state), former presidency of British India and later state of the republic of India, lying along the northwestern coast of the Indian...
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 Daily Herald : Passage from India
In 1960 Bombay state was split up and Gujarat was formed from the north and west parts, predomi-nantly Gujarati-speaking areas.
India is a secular state, but the RSS holds that Hindus, 81 percent of India's 1 billion population, are the rightful heirs of the subcontinent.
On the outskirts of Bombay, in the district of Thane, is the Hindusthani Suicide Squad training ground.
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