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  Gujarat Information Bureau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Muslims enriched the Gujarat architecture by introducing the dome, the half-domed portal, the stalalite, squinch arch, honey-combing and the pendentive, the Gujarat diaper and floral designs and figure sculptures were supplemented with intricate geometric devices, undulating arabesaves graceful inscribing of texts of the holy Koran.
The Saurashtra, the North Gujarat, the South Gujarat and the Tribal areas are main settlement patterns in Gujarat.
This is the land of Gujarat where a very small community "Parsis" in the world came in the middle of 7th centuary and landed at Sanjan in Gujarat and adopted Gujarati language.
www.gujaratinformation.net /places/places.html   (5128 words)

  
  Gujarat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gujarat borders Pakistan, and the states of Rajasthan to the north-east, Madhya Pradesh to the east, Maharashtra and the Union territories of Diu, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the south.
Gujarat was a major center of Indian Ocean trade, and their capital at Anhilwara (Patan) was one of the largest cities in India, with a population estimated at 100,000 in the year 1000.
Gujarat was hit with a devastating earthquake on January 26, 2001 at 9:00, which claimed a staggering 20,000 lives, injured another 200,000 people and severely affected the lives of 40 million of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gujarat   (3347 words)

  
 Distressing human rights situation in Gujarat, September 2001
The state of human rights in Gujarat, especially during the last three years that the BJP has been in power, people's life has been one of distress, and dissatisfaction.
Gujarat has a rich tradition of service-minded voluntary organizations ready to help with their spirit of initiative and enterprise.
PUCL, Gujarat notes with regret that the government has turned a deaf ear to the repeated entreaties and requests made by the PUCL, including several meetings with tile Governors of the State Minister in-charge of Home Department as well as the police officers of the State or the formation of state level Human Rights Commission.
www.pucl.org /reports/Gujarat/2001/hr-situation.htm   (948 words)

  
 Gujarat Vidhan Sabha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gujarat Legislative Assembly is uni-cameral in nature and its term is 5 years unless it is dissolved sooner.
The Gujarat Legislative Assembly on 7th September, 1978 passed a resolution to that effect in the House and accordingly, a new committee, namely, the Committee for the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Economically Backward Classes came into existence.
The number of members was 154 in the Second Gujarat Legislative Assembly, from 1967 it was 168 in the Third Gujarat Legislative Assembly and the number rose to 182 in the Fifth Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 1975.
www.gujaratassembly.gov.in /assembly.htm   (2652 words)

  
 Ahmedabad Summary
Gujarat was conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1573.
Ahmedabad has a second cricket stadium at the Sports Club of Gujarat which is owned by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, which as the home ground of the Gujarat cricket team is the venue for domestic tournaments such as the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy and many inter-school and collegiate tournaments.
The prestigious Gujarat Vidyapith was established in 1920 by Mahatma Gandhi, and played the unique role of being one of the first institutions of higher learning managed entirely by Indians and outside of British control.
www.bookrags.com /Ahmedabad   (5035 words)

  
 :: SECULAR INDIA ::..
On February 20, Governor Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje gave his assent to the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill 2006, which was passed in the state assembly by the Congress Party last December 30.
Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat also have passed such laws in 1978 and 2003 respectively, with their governors’ approval, but they have not been implemented as rules have yet to be framed.
Governors in those states, however, have not given their assent to any of these bills.
www.secularindia.com /articles/2007/03/05IndiaAnti-Conversion.htm   (1319 words)

  
 Surat History
It came into conflict with Anhilvad Patan, the Ruler of Gujarat, when Mulrai and his son Chamunda tried to wrest Lata from the hands of Barappa, the General in-charge of Lata.
A new chapter in the annals of the port-city and the country was to begin with the thud of the gun and the strokes of diplomatic maneuvers.
The holding of the 23rd session of the Indian National Congress in Surat in 1 907 was an event of far reaching consequence because the session witnessed the tragic split between nationalists and moderates.
www.gujaratplus.com /web/gujarat/cities/surathist.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Debating India - Removal of Governors a right decision: Patil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If some Governors are not prepared to follow the ideals of secularism and socialism as enshrined in the Constitution and choose to take their orders from the political parties or organisations that they belong to rather than from the Government, what are we expected to do," he asked.
Advani’s charge that the Government’s decision to remove the Governors had struck a blow to federalism, he assured the House that the Government was committed to upholding the federal character of the Constitution.
The Governor was only a nominated person whereas the BJP had tried to remove the elected Government of Bihar by invoking Article 356.
india.eu.org /1996.html   (501 words)

  
 Rediff On The NeT Special: President Shankar Dayal Sharma on the role of the constitutional head in a hung House
Krishna Pal Singh was appointed as governor of Gujarat, Chaudhary Randhir Singh as governor of Sikkim and O P Sharma as governor of Nagaland.
I P Gupta was appointed lieutenant governor of the Andaman and Nicobar islands and Tejendra Khanna lieutenant governor of Delhi.
The role of the governor was earlier studied by a committee of governors constituted by then president V V Giri, after a decision in the conference of governors in November 1970.
www.rediff.com /news/jun/03sharma.htm   (2241 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Governors' removal issue referred to Constitution Bench
The Supreme Court today referred to a five-Judge Constitution Bench a writ petition challenging the removal of four Governors appointed during the former National Democratic Alliance regime, observing that important questions of law relating to appointment and removal of Governors required consideration by a larger Bench.
In its reply, the Centre asserted that the term of office of five years for a Governor was subject to the doctrine of pleasure of the President embodied in Article 156 (1) of the Constitution.
The Centre submitted that the exercise of a power founded on the doctrine of pleasure, even though the same was on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers, could not be questioned by the court, particularly in view of the bar of Article 361 (1) of the Constitution granting immunity to the President.
www.hindu.com /2005/01/25/stories/2005012505391100.htm   (422 words)

  
 Cambay, India
Cambay lies on an alluvial plain at the north end of the Gulf of Cambay, which is noted for the extreme rise and fall of its tides, which can vary as much as thirty feet in the vicinity of Cambay.
Cambay was the capital of a princely state of British India within the Gujarat division of Bombay.
Its Nawabs were descended from Momin Khan II, the last of the Mughal governors of Gujarat, who in 1742 murdered his brother-in-law, Nizam Khan, governor of Cambay, and established himself there.
www.creekin.net /c4052-n85-cambay-india.html   (419 words)

  
 Gujarat Carnage
The developments in Gujarat and in Ayodhya for the last one month make it clear that this violence is not a riot in the traditional sense, but an extremely planned, systematic, state sponsored, and one-sided pogrom.
The Christian community, itself a victim of the same terrorism in Gujarat and its contiguous states, expresses its solidarity with the victims, and pledges its support to Civil Society in restoration of peace and the rehabilitation of the uprooted and the traumatized.
The escalation of the Ayodhya regime is one facet of it.
www.sabrang.com /gujarat/statement/statement.htm   (6008 words)

  
 Rajgopalan's Despatches
Khurana was quite reluctant in accepting the Governor's post but the BJP decided to move him out of Delhi politics in view of the party failing miserably under his leadership to capture the Delhi Assembly from Congress.
The Governors are political appointees of the Government in the Centre and hence it becomes imperative for them to bow out of office instead of the new government asking them to resign, the BJP sources said.
Gujarat Governor Kailashpati Mishra and Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand, who openly canvassed for votes for the BJP, top the list of the Governors to be shunted out.
www.liberalsindia.com /update/Rajgopalan-25.php   (499 words)

  
 Delhi Sultans and Rajas 1300-1526 by Sanderson Beck
However, a revolt led by Dipalpur governor Ghazi Tughluq raised an army that defeated Khusrau's forces; Khusrau was beheaded; and in 1320 the new Sultan was called Ghiyas-ud-din Tughluq Shah.
Tughluq restored some administration to the Delhi sultanate by appointing honest governors and reducing taxation to one-tenth of the gross produce, while his son and successor conquered the Pandyas in the south and took Madura.
The Portuguese fought frequently with the zamorins of Calicut and the sultan of Gujarat.
www.san.beck.org /2-8-DelhiSultans1300-1526.html   (12518 words)

  
 The Hindu : Front Page : Centre justifies removal of Governors
The Centre has asserted in the Supreme Court that the term of office of five years for a Governor is subject to the doctrine of pleasure of the President embodied in Article 156 (1) of the Constitution.
It said the allegation of the petitioner that Governors were removed for their difference in ideology was apparently based on some media reports and not on facts.
The Centre sought the dismissal of the petition as it was misconceived.
www.hindu.com /2005/01/10/stories/2005011003691100.htm   (268 words)

  
 Onlinevolunteers.org - Gujarat Carnage: The Aftermath: News: Archive (October, 2002)
Deodhar (Gujarat), November 29 Notwithstanding Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's appeal to refrain from using Godhra as an issue, caretaker Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that it was “impossible” to forget the killing of innocent people in Godhra.
A "riot-free Gujarat'' where the people will be able to live in "peace, prosperity, happiness and security'' and special courts or inquiry commissions to try the communal riot and the cooperative bank scam cases have been promised by the Congress in its election manifesto for the December 12 Assembly elections.
Leaders of the Gujarat unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad tonight discussed a possible alternative to its proposed controversial `Vijay yatra' across the State in the light of the Election Commission's ban on it.
www.onlinevolunteers.org /gujarat/news/index-arch10.htm   (5728 words)

  
 April 13, 2001 - April 13, 2001 :: News Archive :: Gujarat News at GujaratPlus.com
ANAND: Gujarat is likely to receive a further assistance of around $300 million from the World Bank.
Kurien, who is also the Chairman of the IRMA board of governors, said "I hope that you shall discover through experience that the richness of life comes not with a pay slip but from placing ones talents at the service of those who genuinely need them."
Nishimizu, who delivered the keynote address at the twentieth annual convocation of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) on Thursday dwelt on the dichotomy faced by India -- there have been path breaking strategies but still there is TB and malaria; there have been committed thinkers yet there are so many illiterate people.
www.gujaratplus.com /00-01archive/arc630.html   (1596 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation
Advani was to visit Gujarat before the national executive in Mumbai but was forced to cancel his programme in view of the discontent in the state BJP against chief minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning.
Though dissidence in the Gujarat BJP has been brought under control after the national executive, Modi’s arch rival, former chief minister Keshubhai Patel, was not present at the felicitation.
Advani, who plans to meet party MPs from Gujarat, is also expected to meet Modi and Patel separately to discuss a cabinet expansion and find a replacement for Rajendrasinh Rana who completed his tenure as the state BJP president about a year ago.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040705/asp/nation/story_3454176.asp   (460 words)

  
 Brett Marston: 12/15/2002 - 12/21/2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Varadarajan draws parallels between the BJP in Gujarat and the Congress Party in 1984 after a masscre of Sikhs in the wake of the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Governor Manfred Stolpe (SPD) voted "yes," while State Interior Minister Jörg Schönbohm (CDU) voted "no." Wowereit asked Stolpe to speak for the state of Brandenburg; as governor of the state, he was technically the higher-ranking official within the state government, although the Constitution does not rank members of the delegation.
The lead editorial in the ToI notes that the electoral success of the BJP was localized: in central Gujarat, i.e., in areas hard-hit by violence, voters turned their backs on the Congress and voted for the BJP, while voters in the south and the north increased their support for Congress.
marston.blogspot.com /2002_12_15_marston_archive.html   (3995 words)

  
 High Court of Gujarat - Judgement/Orders
It was contended that, by the new policy, the students in Gujarat were put to a huge disadvantage and their rights to pursue education in a vocation / profession of their choice were materially affected.
State of Gujarat, reported in XX GLR 614 was cited for the proposition that, mathematical nicety or perfect equality are not required to meet the test of Article 14.
A large number of students who have appeared at the AIEEE Examination including 5,000 candidates from Gujarat are awaiting the outcome of their efforts, and, the implementation of a conscious policy decision lawfully taken, cannot be thwarted in absence of any statutory compulsion against it.
gujarathighcourt.nic.in /Judgement/letpatentappealno629of2003.htm   (4938 words)

  
 International Religious Freedom Report 2002: Executive Summary
The hostility against Muslims in Gujarat reflected tensions within the governing coalition, which is led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Hindu nationalist party with links to Hindu chauvinist groups implicated in the past to attacks against religious minorities.
Religious violence and the lack of an effective government response to punish perpetrators and prevent further attacks continued to lead to allegations that officials were complicit in some of the violence or, at a minimum, allowed it to occur with impunity.
Reacting to the communal violence in Gujarat, the Ambassador and other senior Administration officials publicly expressed regret, extended condolences to the victims, and urged all parties to resolve their differences peacefully.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2002/13608.htm   (8558 words)

  
 Federal Restructuring
On appointing governors, both shifted stance but together: "Ideal course would be to abolish the post, but if that is not feasible then the selection should be made by the President from a panel of three eminent persons suggested by the CM".
Ironically, barely within 24 hours after the heated, but largely academic, discussions at ISC on curbing the discretionary powers of the governors with regard to Article 356, it was invoked in UP generating greater political heat outside.
The only tangible thing that the states got was the assurance that the bills passed by the state legislatures and sent for presidential assent will be disposed of - either accepted or returned - within four months.
www.cpiml.org /liberation/year_1996/december/article2.htm   (1387 words)

  
 Hand in guv Congress demeans Constitution
None of the four governors who were dismissed had perpetrated anything remotely linked to a crisis or a major scandal.
Since Article 156 (1) says governors hold their office at the pleasure of the President, the head of state must be kept above political controversy.
Tomorrow, governors with “Marxist background” may be anathema, and that would be wrong in equal measure.
www.hvk.org /articles/0704/29.html   (405 words)

  
 Index J
The new governor, Republican George Mickelson, was proud of his revolving economic development fund, financed by a temporary one-cent sales tax increase, to attract jobs and industry.
5, 1935), lieutenant governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (2001-04) and of Pondicherry (2004).
The governor was also accused of stealing from the state pension fund, and the opposition said her officials kept files on thousands of people in the province.
www.rulers.org /indexj.html   (19277 words)

  
 History of Surat City of Gujarat in India
Subsequent to Muhammad Sahab-ud-din Ghori, the next mention of Surat is in 1347 A.D., in connection with the rebellion of Gujarat during the reign of Muhammad Tughlak (1325 to 1351).
In 1373 A.D., the emperor Firoz Tughlak(1351 to 1388) is said to have built a fort at Surat to protect the town against Bhils.
In 1512, shortly before Barbosu was in Gujarat, Surat is said to have been burnt by the Portuguese.
www.insurat.com /about/history1.htm   (779 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rajasthan
It borders Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north.
November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining.
Pratibha Patil is governor of Rajasthan state in India.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rajasthan   (1157 words)

  
 Governors' removal: BJP may move court - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The BJP is also taking legal advice on the removal of the four Governors and is considering a challenge to the order of sacking them.
In Gujarat, an unfavourable report from the Governor could be potentially embarrassing for the BJP and could also pave the way for some kind of Centre's intervention in the state, a senior party leader said.
BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley said the motive behind the dismissal was "political" and accused the Congress of preparing the ground for toppling the Governments in the States where the Governors had been dismissed.
sify.com /news/politics/fullstory.php?id=13512641   (587 words)

  
 Female Governors 1920-90
She was elected President of the Senate and immediately became acting governor since the predecessor had been hospitalized and later died.
She acted as interim governor for a week until the newly elected governor was sworn in and afterwards continued as state senator.
She was appointed governor in 1986 and elected 1988, 1992 and 1995.
www.guide2womenleaders.com /Governors1920.htm   (2238 words)

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