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Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

Jaunpur (Hindustani pronunciation:  (About this sound listen)) is a city and a municipal board in Jaunpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located 228 km southeast of state capital Lucknow.

Jaunpur is located to the northwest of the district of Varanasi in the eastern part of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Demographically, Jaunpur resembles the rest of the Purvanchal area in which it is located.

History
View at Juanpore, on the River Ganges (1847)[1]

Jaunpur historically known as Sheeraz-e-Hind having its historical dates from 1359, when the city was founded by the Sultan of Delhi Feroz Shah Tughlaq and named in memory of his cousin, Muhammad bin Tughluq, whose given name was Jauna Khan.[2] [3] In 1388, Feroz Shah Tughlaq appointed Malik Sarwar, an eunuch, who is notorious for having been the lover of Feroz Shah Tughlaq's daughter, as the governor of the region. The Sultanate was in disarray because of factional fighting for power, and in 1393 Malik Sarwar declared independence. He and his adopted son Mubarak Shah founded what came to be known as the Sharqi dynasty (dynasty of the East). During the Sharqi period the Jaunpur Sultanate was a strong military power in Northern India, and on several occasions threatened the Delhi Sultanate.

Silver coin of 32 rattis issued by Ibrahim Shah of Jaunpur.
It depicts the elephant Citranand attacking another, called Udiya, during the Mughal campaign against the rebel forces of Khan Zaman and Bahadur Khan in 1567.

The Jaunpur Sultanate attained its greatest height under the younger brother of Mubarak Shah, who ruled as Shams-ud-din Ibrahim Shah (ruled 1402-1440). To the east, his kingdom extended to Bihar, and to the west, to Kanauj; he even marched on Delhi at one point. Under the aegis of a Muslim holy man named Qutb al-Alam, he threatened the Sultanate of Bengal under Raja Ganesha.[4]

During the reign of Husain Shah (1456–76), the Jaunpur army was perhaps the biggest in India, and Husain decided to attempt a conquest of Delhi. However, he was defeated on three successive attempts by Bahlul Khan Lodi. It is a dominant trend in modern historiography of the period that this defeat was a cause of a large number of eunuchs in the military ranks. Finally, under Sikandar Lodi, the Delhi Sultante was able to reconquer Jaunpur in 1493, bringing that sultanate to an end.

The Jaunpur Sultanate was a major center of Urdu and Sufi knowledge and culture. The Sharqi dynasty was known for its excellent communal relations between Muslims and Hindus, perhaps stemming from the fact that the Sharqis themselves were originally indigenous converts to Islam, as opposed to descendants of Persians or Afghans. Jaunpur's independence came to an end in 1480, when the city was conquered by Sikander Lodhi, the Sultan of Delhi. The Sharqi kings attempted for several years to retake the city, but ultimately failed.

Although many of the Sharqi monuments were destroyed when the Lodis took the city, several important mosques remain, most notably the Atala Masjid, Jama Masjid (now known as the Bari (big mosque) Masjid) and the Lal Darwaza Masjid. The Jaunpur mosques display a unique architectural style, combining traditional Hindu and Muslim motifs with purely original elements. The old bridge over the Gomti River in Jaunpur dates from 1564, the era of the MughalEmperor Akbar. The Jaunpur Qila, a fortress from the Tughlaq era, also remains in good form.

Jaunpur district was annexed into British India based on the Permanent settlement of 1779, and thus was subject to the Zamindari system of land revenue collection. During the Revolt of 1857 the Sikh troops in Jaunpur joined the Indian rebels. The district was eventually reconquered for the British by Gurkha troops from Nepal. Jaunpur then became a district administrative center.

Present state

Jaunpur is the district headquarters. The district has 2 Lok Sabha and 9 Vidhan Sabha constituencies.

Demographics

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Jaunpur had population of 1,80,362 of which male and female were 93,718 and 86,644 respectively. The literacy rate was 82.83. With a sex ratio of 925 female per 1000 male. The district has a population density of 1,113 people per km2 .[5]

Religion

See http://www.census2011.co.in/census/city/150-jaunpur.html Hindi and Urdu are the main spoken languages in Jaunpur.

Religions in Jaunpur
Religion Percent
Hindus
63%
Muslims
33%
Others†
4%
Distribution of religions †Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (0.2%).
Rivers of Jaunpur

Gomti, Sai, Varuna, Pili, and Basuhi are the five rivers which make its land fertile.[6]

Transportation
Rail

Jaunpur is well-connected with all major cities of India thanks to Indian Railways. It has four major railway stations: Jaunpur City Railway Station(JOP) and Jaunpur Junction (JNU), Shahganj Junction (SHG), Janghai Junction, Kerakat railway station (KCT). Zafarabad (ZBD) also a railway station where's many train routes are diverted i.e. Allahababd, Varanasi, Lucknow Via Sultanpur, Lucknow via Shahgan, Ghazipur via Jaunpur junction.

Road

Jaunpur is well-connected to Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Allahabad and other cities like Azamgarh, Mirzapur, Janghai, Sultanpur, Kerakat, Ghazipur etc. NH-56, SH-36 are the roadways connecting all major cities to Jaunpur.

Rulers

Sharqi Dynasty

  • Data Deen Gaur
  • Malik Sarwar Khwaja-yi Jahan (1394–1399)
  • Malik Qaranful Mubarrak Shah (1399–1401)
  • Ibrahim Shams-ud-Din (1401–1440)
  • Mahmud Shah (1440–1458)
  • Mohammed Shah Bhikan Khan (1458)
  • Husain Shah (1458–1483)
Education
University

Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, formerly Purvanchal University, is in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the educational hubs of eastern Uttar Pradesh, established in 1987 as a residential-cum-affiliating university. It is named after Vir Bahadur Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Institutes

Jaunpur district has more than 50 Graduate and post graduate institutes and more than 200 undergraduate colleges and more than 300 colleges up to high school. There is also a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya situated 21 km south from the district headquarters on Lumbini - Duddhi Road in Katghara Village near Mariahu Tehsil .

Schools

It has many C.B.S.E. affiliated and 1 I.C.S.E. affiliated schools along with schools recognized by U.P. board. top state board government college- Rashtriya intermediate college sujanganj

Top C.B.S.E. Board schools-

St. Patrick's Sr. Sec. School: Only real convent school affliated to CBSE in Jaunpur.

Maa Durga Ji Sr. Sec. Vidyalaya,

St. Joseph,

Blossoms, etc.

I.C.S.E. board school-

St. Jepher's School, Purani Bazar, Jaunpur

R.N.Tagore Sr. Secondary School (Near Shashwat Soni House)Sukkhipur,JAUNPUR

It has only 1 I.C.S.E. affiliated school known as St. John's School in siddiquepur.

Industries

GSG, GS Green Enterpriese Katehari- Leduka Jaunpur was established in March 2017 by the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, under U.P. Industrial Area Development Act, 1976 to facilitate concentrated effort on Industrial development of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

In its 1st phase of activity, the authority has a fully developed growth center area on 10 acres of land, under growth center scheme of Govt. of India.

SIDA (Satharia Industrial Development Authority)

Satharia Industrial Development Authority was established in November 1989 by the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, under U.P. Industrial Area Development Act, 1976 to facilitate concentrated effort on Industrial development of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

In its 1st phase of activity, the authority has a fully developed growth center area on 508 acres of land, under growth center scheme of Govt. of India.

Virtually all kind of industrial, commercial and social infrastructural facilities, such as Medical, Educational, Residential, Roads, Transportation, drainage, Telecommunication, dedicated industrial power 33/11 KV supply, post office, bank, water supply, community center, shopping center, field hostel etc., have been fully established and are operative.[7]

Pepsico India Pvt. Ltd.

Pepsico Inc. is an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products.

Hawkins Cooker Limited

Hawkins Cookers Limited is a company in India which manufactures pressure cookers and cookware based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company has three manufacturing plants at Wagle estate Thane, Hoshiarpur and Jaunpur.[8]

Local Media

Mostly all major English, Hindi and Urdu dailies including Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Dainik Jagran, Amarujala, Hindustan, Rashtree Sahara, Inquilab, Hausla News available in Jaunpur. Hindi and Urdu dailies also have their bureaus in the city. Almost all big Hindi TV news channel have stringers in the city. Hindi newspaper Tarunmitra is also published from Jaunpur.

Landmarks

There are a number of tourist attractions in Jaunpur including monuments, and holy places.

Monuments
Religious Sites
Jaunpur Atala Masjid.
Jaunpur Jama Masjid

Good for tourism..

Contact

DM Jaunpur Collectorate Compound Jaunpur-222002 Phone-(05452) 260666/220444, 260230(Fax) E-mail- dmjau[at]nic[dot]in

Satyam Srivastava Advocate and Criminologist and Trainer GS Global Academy CEO Mob No-9936051697 8178777900

C K Singh 9838876011 Assistant Professor, Prasad Institute of Technology, Jaunpur and Financial Education Resource Person, SEBI

Local products
References
  1. "View at Juanpore, on the River Ganges". Wesleyan Juvenile Offering. IV: 60. June 1847. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  2. Stan Goron and J.P. Goenka: The Coins of the Indian Sultanates, New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2001.
  3. Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 98. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.
  4. Goron and Goenka, p. 343.
  5. "Jaunpur City : Census 2011 data".
  6. Cf. "Jaunpur" article in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, p.282.
  7. "About SIDA".
  8. Hawkins Cookers Limited
  9. "Jaunpur's raddish". Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
External links

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Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

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Jaunpur ( Hindustani pronunciation:   (   listen ) ) is a city and a municipal board in Jaunpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . It is located 228 km southeast of state capital Lucknow . Jaunpur is located to the northwest of the district of Varanasi in the eastern part of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . Demographically, Jaunpur resembles the rest of the Purvanchal area in which it is located. History View at Juanpore, on the River Ganges (1847) Jaunpur historically known as Sheeraz-e-Hind having its historical dates from 1359, when the city was founded by the Sultan of Delhi Feroz Shah Tughlaq and named in memory of his cousin, Muhammad bin Tughluq , whose given name was Jauna Khan. In 1388, Feroz Shah Tughlaq appointed Malik Sarwar, an eunuch , who is notorious for having been the lover of Feroz Shah Tughlaq's daughter, as the governor of the region. The Sultanate was in disarray because of factional fighting for power, and in 1393 Malik Sarwar declared independence. He and his ad ...more...



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Jaunpur district

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Jaunpur district is a district in the Varanasi Division in the state of Uttar Pradesh , India . Jaunpur is the administrative centre. It lies in eastern part of state. Jaunpur City is situated on the bank of the Gomti River . It is located 228 km southeast of state capital Lucknow. The district have two Lok sabha seats, one Rajya Sabha and nine Vidhan Sabha seats. According to the 2011 census report Jaunpur has 1024 females on thousand males, the highest ratio in Uttar Pradesh . Historic places and sights Atala mosque Main pishtaq leading into the iwan of Atala Masjid Firoz Shah III began the construction of the Atala mosque in 1393 .Atala mosque is model of Indo-Iran architecture.The Atala became a model for other mosques in the Jaunpur district. Architecturally, it retained and advanced the element of monumentalism. The height of the Atala mosque is over 100 feet (30 m). The perimeter is 248 feet (76 m). The entrance has three massive stone pylons. The central one consists of a high arch between two sloping ...more...



Atala Mosque, Jaunpur

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Atala Masjid or Atala Mosque is a 15th-century mosque in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh , India . It is one of the chief tourist attractions in Jaunpur. It is located 2.2 km north-northeast of Jaunpur , 7.3 km northwest of Zafarābād , 16.8 km north-northeast of Mariāhū , 26.3 km west-northwest of Kirākat . Description The Jaunpur Atala Masjid was built by Sultan Ibrahim (1402–1436), Sharqi Sultan of Jaunpur on foundations laid during the reign of Tughluq Sultan Firuz Shah III (1351–1388). Construction started in 1377 and was completed in 1408. A Madarsa named Madarsa Din Dunia is housed in central courtyard of the mosque. The Mosque is on the List of Monuments/Sites of Archaeological Survey of India of Directorate of Archaeology, (U.P.) and on list List of Monuments of Archaeological Survey of India . William Hodges in his book Select Views in India mentions this mosque. See also Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur Jama Masjid, Jaunpur References ACME MApper Archnet Digital Library: Atala Mosque Archived May 9, 2012, at the Wayb ...more...



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Economy of Uttar Pradesh

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Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur

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Shahi Bridge or Munim Khan's Bridge or Akbari Bridge or Mughal Bridge or Jaunpur Bridge is a 16th-century bridge over river Gomti in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India . The Shahi Bridge is located 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) north of Jaunpur, 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) northwest of Zafarābād , 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi) north-northeast of Mariāhū and 26.6 kilometres (16.5 mi) west-northwest of the town of Kirākat . Construction Jaunpur Bridge: a plate from ' William Hodges ' book 'Select Views in India' Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered the construction of the Shahi Bridge, which was completed in the year 1568–69 by Munim Khan . It took four years to complete the bridge. It was designed by Afghan architect Afzal Ali. Current use Distant view of Shahi bridge over Gomti river, Jaunpur. The bridge was severely damaged in the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake . Seven of its arches had to be rebuilt. In addition to its historical significance, the bridge is still in use. The bridge is on the Protection & Conservation list of Di ...more...



Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2017

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Jaunpur Junction railway station

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Jaunpur Junction (JNU Station), also known as Bhandariya railway station , is a railway station in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh , India . This station is part of the Northern Railway Lucknow Division and the Varanasi-Lucknow line via Faizabad . It is also part of the Allahabad-Jaunpur line and Aunrihar–Jaunpur line . This Station is an Adarsh Category in Northern Railway. This station is situated in northeast Jaunpur. Nearby stations include Jaunpur City (JOP) and Zafarabad Junction (ZBD). Jaunpur junction is a medium revenue station, serving over 16,000 passengers and over 50 trains on a daily basis. It is under the administrative control of the Northern Railway zone 's Lucknow Division, and partly of the North Eastern Railway zone 's Varanasi Division. History The Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway opened the 1,676 mm ( 5 ft 6 in ) broad gauge line from Varanasi to Lucknow in 1872. The line was extended to Faizabad with the Faizabad Loop. Then Jaunpur Junction was built. The Curzon Bridge across the Ganges was opened in ...more...



Mariahu

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Mariahu ( Mariyahu) (Hindi: मड़ियाहूँ) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jaunpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . It is one of the six Tahsil's of Jaunpur District. Other five are Jaunpur city, Shahganj, Machalishahar, Badlapur and Kerakat. Geography Mariyahu is located at 25°37′N 82°37′E  /  25.62°N 82.62°E . It has an average elevation of 87  metres (285  feet ). Demographics As of the 2001 Census of India , Mariahu had a population of 20,142. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. In Mariahu, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Most of the young population of Mariyahu migrates towards big metro cities of India especially Mumbai for the purpose of higher education and employment. Education Mariahu has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 50%. Mariahu has 'Mariahu PG college' and 'Kaushilya Mahavidyalaya' and 'Shri Dawarika Shikshan Sansthan' Mariahu Jaunpur.for higher education. ...more...



List of districts of Uttar Pradesh

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Division Headquarters Districts Map Agra division Agra Agra Firozabad Mainpuri Mathura Aligarh division Aligarh Aligarh Etah Hathras Kasganj Allahabad division Allahabad Allahabaad Fatehpur Kaushambi Pratapgarh Azamgarh division Azamgarh Azamgarh Ballia Mau Bareilly division Bareilly Budaun Bareilly Pilibhit Shahjahanpur Basti division Basti Basti Sant Kabir Nagar Siddharthnagar Chitrakoot division Chitrakoot Banda Chitrakoot Hamirpur Mahoba Devipatan division Gonda Bahraich Balarampur Gonda Shravasti Faizabad division Faizabad Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Barabanki Faizabad Sultanpur Gorakhpur division Gorakhpur Deoria Gorakhpur Kushinagar Maharajganj Jhansi division Jhansi Jalaun Jhansi Lalitpur Kanpur division Kanpur Auraiya Etawah Farrukhabad Kannauj Kanpur Dehat Kanpur Nagar Lucknow division Lucknow Hardoi Lakhimpur Kheri Lucknow Raebareli Sitapur Unnao Meerut division Meerut Bagpat Bulandshahr Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Hapur Meerut Mirzapur division Mirzapur Mirzapur Sant Ravidas Nagar Sonbhadra Moradabad ...more...



Jama Mosque, Jaunpur

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Jama Masjid or Jama Mosque or Jami Masjid or Bari Masjid is a 15th-century mosque in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh , India . It is one of the chief tourist attractions in Jaunpur. The mosque is 2.2 km north-northeast of Jaunpur , 7.3 km northwest of Zafarābād , 16.8 km north-northeast of Mariāhū , 26.3 km west-northwest of Kirākat . Special prayers are held every Friday. Regular prayers for five times are offered everyday, Plan of Western Half of Jami Masjid Jaunpur India In literature William Hodges in his book Select Views in India mentions this mosque. See also Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur Atala Masjid, Jaunpur References ACME MApper India a modern idők elött External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jama Masjid, Jaunpur . ATALA MASJID/JAUNPUR Legacy of the Sharqi Kingdom of Jaunpur atala@www.columbia.edu Notes Nath, R. 1978. History of Sultanate Architecture. New Delhi, Abhinav Publications, 102-104. Williams, John A. and Caroline. 1980. Architecture of Muslim India. Set 4: The Sultanate of Jaunpur, about 1 ...more...



Kaithora, Jaunpur

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Kaithora is a village in Badlapur tahsil , Jaunpur district , Uttar Pradesh , India. The population was 655 at the 2011 Indian census . References "Census of India: Search Details" . Census of India . Retrieved 27 April 2017 . Kaithora is a village in Badlapur tahsil , Jaunpur district , Uttar Pradesh , India. The population was 655 at the 2011 Indian census . References "Census of India: Search Details" . Census of India . Retrieved 27 April 2017 . ...more...



Culture of Uttar Pradesh

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The Culture of Uttar Pradesh is an Indian Culture which has its roots in the Hindi and Urdu literature, music, fine arts, drama and cinema. Lucknow , the capital of Uttar Pradesh, has several beautiful historical monuments such as Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara . It has also preserved the damaged complex of the Oudh-period British Resident 's quarters, which are being restored. Uttar Pradesh attracts large number of visitors, both national and international; with more than 71 million domestic tourists (in 2003) and almost 25% of the All-India foreign tourists visiting Uttar Pradesh, it is one of the top tourist destinations in India. There are two regions in the state where a majority of the tourists go, viz. the Agra circuit and the Hindu pilgrimage circuit. The city of Agra , gives access to three World Heritage Sites : Taj Mahal , Agra Fort and the nearby Fatehpur Sikri . Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal . It is cited as "the jewel ...more...



List of cities in Uttar Pradesh by population

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Kanpur Lucknow Faizabad Ghaziabad Noida Agra Varanasi Meerut Saharanpur Allahabad Gorakhpur Jhansi Bareilly Aligarh Moradabad The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh borders with Nepal and the Indian states of Bihar , Jharkhand , Chhattisgarh , Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan , Haryana , Uttarakhand and National Capital Territory of Delhi . The Himalayas lies in the north of the state and the Deccan Plateau is at the south. In between them, the river Ganges , Yamuna , Ghaghra flow eastwards. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into two distinct regions, Southern hills and Gangetic plain. Uttar Pradesh is divided into 75 districts under 18 divisions . As of 2011, with an estimated population of 199,581,477. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India. Uttar Pradesh occupies 6.88 percent of the India's land surface area but is home to 16.49 percent of the India's population. As of 2011, 64 cities in the state had a population of over 100,000 people. Kanpur is the largest city with 1,640 square kilometres (630 sq mi) ar ...more...



Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh

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Pratapgarh ( Hindi : प्रतापगढ़ ), also called Belha, Bela, Bela Pratapgarh', is a city and municipality of Uttar Pradesh , India . It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district , part of the Allahabad Division . Pratapgarh is the birthplace of the national poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan . It is one of the oldest districts of Uttar Pradesh, that came into existence in the year 1858. It is at a height of 491 Mt. from sea level. Indian poet Aadya Prasad Mishra 'Unmatt' hails from this place. History and etymology Belha Devi Temple in Pratapgarh City The district is named after its headquarter town Belha Pratapgarh, commonly known as Pratapgarh. Raja Pratap Bhadur Singh, a local raja between 1628–1682, located his capital at Rampur near the old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratapgarh after himself. Subsequently, the area around the fort became known as Pratapgarh. When the district was constituted in 1858, its headquarters was established at Belha, which came to be known as ...more...



Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University

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Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University , formerly Purvanchal University , is in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh . It was established in 1987 as a residential-cum-affiliating university. It is named after Shri Vir Bahadur Singh , the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh . The university is engaged in research through MoU with foreign and local universities, organizations and institutions. Many of its departments are identified by UGC as Centres of Excellence. Started with 69 affiliated colleges, the university has widened its spectrum of activities with 470+ affiliated graduate and post-graduate colleges and students enrollment of nearly 500,000 Plus as on ( 2013–14 ) in 12 districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The infrastructure development, achievement of academic excellence, quality assurance in the higher education and socio-economic development of this highly backward and rural region are the priority areas for the university. Research A committee monitors research activity in the university. Over 60% of the fa ...more...



Purvanchal

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old Regions of Uttar Pradesh . Varanasi attracts millions of Hindu pilgrims every year. Ayodhya Laxman Ghaat on the bank Ghaghara river. Purvanchal is a geographic region of northern India , which comprises the eastern end of Uttar Pradesh and western end of Bihar , where Hindi - Urdu , and its dialects Awadhi and Bhojpuri are the predominant language. It is bounded by Nepal to the north , Indian state Bihar to the east, Bagelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh state to the south , the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh to the west and the end of Lower Doab (the Kanpur-Fatehpur-Allahabad region) in Uttar Pradesh to its southwest. Etymology The name Purvanchal is derived from two Hindi word Puruv(East) and Anchal(Region) which means The eastern part of a region or East zone. Modern Definition Purvanchal consists primarily of 4 divisions: the eastern Awadhi region in the west, the western Bhojpuri region in the east, the Baghelkhand region in the south, and the Nepal region in the north . Districts Purvanchal includes th ...more...



Sixteenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh

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Vidhan Bhawan building in Lucknow . The Sixteenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh (a.k.a. Sixteenth Vidhan Sabha of Uttar Pradesh ) ( Hindi : सोलहवीं उत्तर प्रदेश विधान सभा ) was constituted on 15 Mar 2012 as a result of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2012 held between 8 Feb to 3 Mar 2012. The Sixteenth Legislative Assembly has total of 404 MLAs (including one nominated Anglo-Indian member) against a total strength of 404 members. Important members # From To Position Name Party 01 2012 2017 Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party 02 2012 2017 Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey Samajwadi Party 03 2012 2017 Deputy Speaker Vacant - 04 2012 2017 Leader of the House Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party 05 2012 2017 Leader of the Opposition Gaya Charan Dinkar Bahujan Samaj Party 06 2012 2017 Principal Secretary Pradeep Kumar Dubey - Party wise strength Party Mar 2012 Mar 2017 +/- Samajwadi Party 224 229 +5 Bahujan Samaj Party 80 80 0 Bharatiya Janata Party 47 41 -6 Indian National Congress 28 29 1 Rasht ...more...



2005 Jaunpur train bombing

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The 2005 Jaunpur train bombing occurred on 28 July 2005, when an explosion destroyed a carriage of Shramjeevi Express train near the town of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh . The Shramjeevi Express train was travelling in the afternoon between Jaunpur and Delhi when, at 5.15pm, a sudden explosion tore through one of the carriages. The train's crew was able to halt the engine quickly, thus preventing the train derailing following the blast. As other passengers and locals aided those wounded by the blast, emergency services fought to extinguish the burning carriage. Thirteen people were killed by the blast, or died later from their injuries. A further 50 people required medical treatment, including several who underwent amputations. The cause of the explosion was traced to the carriage's toilet, where a bomb using the explosive RDX had detonated. RDX is a military grade explosive which had been used in several terrorist attacks on Indian targets, including the Ayodhya train bombing in June 2000. Eyewitnesses reported ...more...



Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh

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Fatehpur is a city and a municipal board in Fatehpur district in the state of Uttar Pradesh , India. The city between two holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna, was founded by Rishi Purwar and later on he became the King of city . Geography Fatehpur is located at 25°56′N 80°48′E  /  25.93°N 80.8°E . It has an average elevation of 110 metres (360 feet). This district is situated between two important cities Allahabad and Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh. It is well connected with those cities by train route as well as bus route. The distance from Allahabad is 117 km and 76 km from Kanpur. It lies in fertile land also known as ' Doaba ' between Ganges and Yamuna. National High-way 2(NH-2) goes through the city.it is the junction for going to BANDA, Allahabad, Kanpur and Raebareli. History The known history of Fatehpur is as old as the Vedic era. Cunnigham has written about "Bhitaura" and "Asani" places of this district, while discussing about the residuals of the Vedic era . There are proofs that Chinese traveller Huen Tsang ...more...



Harivansh Singh

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Haribansh Singh is an Indian politician and a member of the Apna Dal ; and has won the Indian general elections, 2014 from the Pratapgarh (Lok Sabha constituency) . Early life and education He hails from Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh . He is Graduate in B.Sc. from T.D. College, Jaunpur, Gorakhpur University , Gorakhpur . Career He is business man from Mumbai . Kunwar Haribansh Singh elected to 16th Lok Sabha of Indian Parliament on 16 May 2014 from Pratapgarh (Lok Sabha constituency) , Uttar Pradesh. Social and Cultural Activities: Arranged group wedding of poor girls at own cost; Financial support for sick people through Smt. Sonpatti Devi Memorial Medical Trust; and Financial help to poor students towards their payment of school fees, books and uniforms. National President : Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha; President : Hindi Bhashi Vikas Manch and Navi Mumbai Ramleela Mandal, Vashi; Trustee : Uttar Bhartiya Sangh, Mumbai and Uttar Bhartiya Jankalyan Parishad, Kalyan; and Director : New Bombay Publication Pvt ...more...



Tourism in Uttar Pradesh

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Taj Mahal , one of the most famous tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh and India . Situated in the northern part of India, bordering with the capital of India New Delhi , Uttar Pradesh is one of the most popular and an established tourist destination for both Indians and non-Indians alike in India. The most populous state of India, Uttar Pradesh contains a large number of historical monuments and places of religious significance. Geographically, Uttar Pradesh is very diverse, with Himalayan foothills in the extreme north and the Gangetic Plain in the centre. It is also home of India's most visited sites, the Taj Mahal , and Hinduism 's holiest city, Varanasi . Kathak , one of the eight forms of Indian classical dances , originated from Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh is at the heart of India , hence it is also known as The Heartland of India. Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh like Awadhi cuisine , Mughlai cuisine , Kumauni cuisine are very famous not only in India but also many places abroad. Uttar Pradesh is known for ...more...



Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council

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The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council or the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India . Uttar Pradesh is one of the seven states in India, where the state legislature is bicameral, comprising two houses: the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council). The Vidhan Parishad is a permanent House, consisting of 100 members. History The Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad came into existence by the Government of India Act of 1935. The current Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik , was previously an elected member of it. The Legislative Council consisted of 60 members. The term of a member of the Council was nine years with one-third of its members retiring after every three years. The Houses enjoyed the right of electing their Presiding Officers known as the President. The first meeting of the Legislative Council was held on 29 July 1937. Sir Sitaram and Begum Aijaz Rasul were elected the President and ...more...



List of institutions of higher education in Uttar Pradesh

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This is an incomplete list of institutions of higher education in the state of Uttar Pradesh , India . Autonomous institutes IIM Lucknow There are 7 autonomous institutions of higher education in Uttar Pradesh: Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research , Kanpur Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad National Institute of Fashion Technology , Raebareli Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences , Lucknow National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Raebareli Footwear Design and Development Institute , Noida Footwear Design and Development Institute , Raebareli Tilak Dhari Singh Post Graduate College , Jaunpur Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Raebareli GLA University , Mathura , Ut ...more...



Uttar Pradesh Police

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Uttar Pradesh Police ( Hindi : उत्तर प्रदेश पुलिस), often abbreviated to as UP Police , is the law enforcement agency of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh headquartered in Allahabad . The Uttar Pradesh Police is headed by a Director General of Police (DGP) ranked IPS officer. The current DG of Uttar Pradesh Police is Sulkhan Singh . UP Police is the largest police force in the world. It was formed in 1863 as the Office of the Inspector General of Police, Uttar Pradesh under the Police Act, 1861. Uttar Police is the governed by Department of Home and Confidential of Uttar Pradesh Government . List of Uttar Pradesh Police Chiefs List of Directors General/Inspectors General of Uttar Pradesh Police post-Independence No. Name From To Directors General 55 SULKHAN SINGH 22 Apr 2017 Incumbent 54 S. JAVEED AHMAD 1 Jan 2016 22 Apr 2017 53 JAGMOHAN YADAV 1 Jul 2015 31 Dec 2015 52 ARVIND KUMAR JAIN 31 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2015 51 ARUN KUMAR GUPTA 1 Jan 2015 31 Jan 2015 50 ANAND LAL BANERJEE 28 Feb 2014 31 Dec 2014 49 RIZWAN ...more...



Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2012

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The Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election followed as a result the expiration of the five-year term of the previous legislature elected in Uttar Pradesh, India. The election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly was held in seven phases from 8 February through 3 March 2012. Uttar Pradesh has the world's largest population for a sub-national democracy. The incumbent chief minister Mayawati 's Bahujan Samaj Party , which previously won an absolute majority of seats, was defeated by Mulayam Singh Yadav 's Samajwadi Party , which gained an absolute majority in the election. Mulayam's son and Samajwadi party president Akhilesh Yadav was nominated as chief minister by the party. Background Uttar Pradesh is the largest province in India in terms of population , but the fourth largest in terms of landmass after the bifurcation to create Uttarakhand . It is also considered politically important because of the number of seats it returns to the Lok Sabha and as including the constituencies of such nationally n ...more...



Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh

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Sultanpur is a city and a municipal board in Sultanpur District in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . Located on the right banks of the Gomti river (a major tributary of the Himalayan Ganga River ), Sultanpur is the administrative headquarters of Sultanpur District and is a part of Faizabad Division . It is situated 135 km south-east of state capital Lucknow . According to the 2011 Indian census , Sultanpur has a population of 116,211 people. Total area occupied by Sultanpur is 4436 km . The common language of the people of Sultanpur is Awadhi , dialect of Hindi . Sultanpur is distinguished for its unique culture. Sultanpur (सुलतानपुर), another name of Kushbhawanpur ( कुशभवनपुर) the name is however often confused for "सुल्तानपुर - City of Sultan . Although the area has been part of successive North Indian kingdoms through centuries, the recorded history of the city began in the colonial times. Long a center of Hindu and Buddhist culture it fell under Muslim occupation in the 12th century. The town was comp ...more...



Government Medical College, Jaunpur

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Government Medical College, Jaunpur is an upcoming state medical college located near Jaunpur in Jaunpur district , Uttar Pradesh , India. It is situated in Siddiqpur block of Jaunpur district which is on Nawab Yusuf Road, connecting Jaunpur to Shahganj. The medical college is being made on the compound of previously state run yarn mill, which was closed earlier due to recurrent loss since years. The foundation stone was laid on September 24, 2014. It is expected to be complete and be functional with 150 bed capacity in early 2017. The government hospital and medical college will benefit millions of people from Jaunpur and nearby districts. References http://www.news18.com/news/uttar-pradesh/akhilesh-yadav-lays-the-foundation-stone-of-jaunpur-medical-college-610643.html http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/india/20140925/2465844.html Government Medical College, Jaunpur is an upcoming state medical college located near Jaunpur in Jaunpur district , Uttar Pradesh , India. It is situated in Siddiqpur bloc ...more...



Jaunpur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Jaunpur Lok Sabha Constituency is a parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh . Assembly Segments Badlapur Shahganj Jaunapur Malhani Mungra Badshahpur Members of Parliament 1952: Birbal Singh, Indian National Congress 1957: Birbal Singh, Indian National Congress 1962: Rajdeo Singh , Indian National Congress 1967: Rajdeo Singh , Indian National Congress 1971: Rajdeo Singh , Indian National Congress 1977: Yadavendra Dutt Dubey , Bharatiya Lok Dal 1980: Azizullah Azmi, Janata Party (Secular) 1984: Kamla Prasad Singh, Indian National Congress 1989: Yadavendra Dutt Dubey , Bharatiya Janata Party 1991: Arjun Singh Yadav , Janata Dal 1996: Rajkeshar Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party 1998: Parasnath Yadav , Samajwadi Party 1999: Swami Chinmayanand , Bharatiya Janata Party 2004: Parasnath Yadav , Samajwadi Party 2009: Mulayam singh, Bahujan Samaj Party 2014: Krishna Pratap Singh , Bharatiya Janata Party Election results General Election, 2014 : Jaunpur Party Candidate Votes % ± BJP Krishna Pratap (K. P.) 3,67,149 36.45 ...more...



Government Polytechnic Jaunpur

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Government Polytechnic Jaunpur , founded in 1984, is a government institute of technical education in Jagdishpur, Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. It is affiliated with the Uttar Pradesh Board of Technical Education and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education . It falls under the East zone (Varanasi) of UPBTE. The institute is accessible by road and rail, the closest station being Zafrabad Junction , 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away. It has an administrative block, a laboratory block, a workshop, an electronics and computer block, and an on-campus hostel building for students. Degrees offered Diploma in Pharmacy Diploma in Electronics Engineering Diploma in Computer Science & Engineering History Government Polytechnic Jaunpur was established in 1984. It began with only one branch, the Diploma in Pharmacy, and an admission capacity of 40 students. The diplomas in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science were added later. Diploma classes in Electronics Engineering for Mahamaya Polytechnic o ...more...



2002 Jaunpur train crash

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The Jaunpur train crash was the result of an act of sabotage which caused the derailment of a passenger train at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh , a state in Northern India on 13 May 2002. Overview The Shramjeevi Express was travelling from New Delhi to Patna at a time of high tension between Muslim and Hindu groups in the area who have a history of mutual violence and antagonism. The train derailed suddenly after hitting a broken rail, throwing the carriages in the air and dragging thirteen of them off the rails, some into each other. Fortunately, there was no fire, and local people and emergency services were able to rescue everyone from the wreckage promptly and effectively, with the 80 injured receiving medical care at local hospitals. Twelve passengers were reported to have been killed as a result of the crash, all in one carriage which rolled over. Following the incident, reports from local police surfaced indicating that the train had derailed because somebody had removed restraining fishplates from the rails ...more...



Parasnath Yadava

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Parasnath Yadav (born 12 January 1949) is an Indian politician for the Jaunpur (Vidhan Sabha Constituency) in Uttar Pradesh . Mr. Yadav owns Rural Engineering department as Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government. External links Parasnath Yadav's website Parasnath Yadav (born 12 January 1949) is an Indian politician for the Jaunpur (Vidhan Sabha Constituency) in Uttar Pradesh . Mr. Yadav owns Rural Engineering department as Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government. External links Parasnath Yadav's website ...more...



Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh

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The Pratapgarh district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India , and Pratapgarh town is the district headquarters. The Pratapgarh district is a part of Allahabad division and lies between 25° 34' and 26° 11' latitudes while between 81° 19' and 82° 27' longitudes. Economy In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Pratapgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640 ). It is one of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). Demographics Religions in Pratapgarh District Religion Percent Hindus   85.11% Muslim   14.10% Buddhism   0.24% Christians   0.12% Sikhism   0.05% Jainism   0.02% Others†   0.0% According to the 2011 census Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh has a population of 3,173,752, roughly equal to the nation of Mongolia or the US state of Iowa . This gives it a ranking of 109th in India (out of a total of 640 ). The district has a population density of 854 inhabitants per squa ...more...



Jaunpur

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Jaunpur may refer to the following entities associated with the state of Uttar Pradesh , India: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh , a municipality Jaunpur district , in the Varanasi Division Jaunpur (Lok Sabha constituency) , an electoral district Jaunpur Sultanate , a 15th-century northern Indian kingdom Jaunpur may refer to the following entities associated with the state of Uttar Pradesh , India: Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh , a municipality Jaunpur district , in the Varanasi Division Jaunpur (Lok Sabha constituency) , an electoral district Jaunpur Sultanate , a 15th-century northern Indian kingdom ...more...



Geography of Uttar Pradesh

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Uttar Pradesh is India's fourth largest and most populous [States of India ], located in the north-central part of the country. It spreads over a large area, and the plains of the state are quite distinctly different from the high mountains in the north. The climate of this state can also vary widely - primarily due to it being far from the moderating effect of the sea and the occasional cold air arising due to western disturbances - with temperatures reaching as high as 49 °C in summer, and as low as -1 °C in winter. Location Uttar Pradesh is bounded Uttarakhand on the north-west, Haryana and Delhi on the west, Rajasthan on the south-west, Madhya Pradesh on the south, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand on south-east and Bihar on the east. Situated between 23°52'N and 31°28'N latitudes and 77°3' and 84°39'E longitudes, this is the fourth largest state in the country in terms of area, and the first in terms of population. Uttar Pradesh can be divided into three distinct hypsographical regions : The Shivalik foothills ...more...



Administrative divisions of Uttar Pradesh

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Divisions Headquarters Districts Map Agra division Agra Agra Firozabad Mainpuri Mathura Aligarh division Aligarh Aligarh Etah Hathras Kasganj Allahabad division Allahabad Allahabad Fatehpur Kaushambi Pratapgarh Azamgarh division Azamgarh Azamgarh Ballia Mau Bareilly division Bareilly Badaun Bareilly Pilibhit Shahjahanpur Basti division Basti Basti Sant Kabir Nagar Siddharthnagar Chitrakoot division Chitrakoot Banda Chitrakoot Hamirpur Mahoba Devipatan division Gonda Bahraich Balarampur Gonda Shravasti Faizabad division Faizabad Ambedkar Nagar Barabanki Faizabad Sultanpur Amethi Gorakhpur division Gorakhpur Deoria Gorakhpur Kushinagar Maharajganj Jhansi division Jhansi Jalaun Jhansi Lalitpur Kanpur division Kanpur Auraiya Etawah Farrukhabad Kannauj Kanpur Dehat Kanpur Nagar Lucknow division Lucknow Hardoi Lakhimpur Kheri Lucknow Raebareli Sitapur Unnao Meerut division Meerut Baghpat Bulandshahar Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Meerut Hapur Mirzapur division Mirzapur Mirzapur Sant Ravidas Nagar Sonbhadra Moradaba ...more...



Kara, Uttar Pradesh

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Kara is an old township situated near Sirathu , on the banks of Ganges , 69 km (43 mi) west of the city of Allahabad in Kaushambi district in Uttar Pradesh state in India . It was capital of a very big region for centuries under the Delhi Sultanate and Jaunpur Sultanate rule. Name It has been sometimes spelt at Karrah, Kada and Kurrah but actually it is Kara(in Hindi कड़ा and Urdu کڑہ )and often called with its sister town across the river Ganges called Manikpur . Still it is called Kara-Manikpur . Kara falls in Kaushambi district while Manikpur has now become a part of Pratapgarh district . Overview Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of the Ganges below the town of Kara, 1803 Centuries ago it was the seat of the Governor of the Sirkar of Kara ("the Province of Kara"). Between the 7th century and the 16th century it retained its charm and importance as the capital, but in 1526, the Mughal emperor Akbar made Allahabad the capital and thus reduced Kara to a subdivision of the province. During British Rule, Allahabad ...more...



Pali, Jaunpur

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Pali is a village in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. References Election Commission of India (2002). "State Elections 2002" (Text/HTML) . List of Contesting Candidates. Government of India . Retrieved August 30, 2010 . Pali is a village in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. References Election Commission of India (2002). "State Elections 2002" (Text/HTML) . List of Contesting Candidates. Government of India . Retrieved August 30, 2010 . ...more...



Deoria, Uttar Pradesh

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Deoria is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh , India . It is one of 5 tehsils of Deoria district . Deoria is located 50 km to south-east of Gorakhpur and about 310 km from state capital Lucknow . Demography Religions in Deoria Religion Percent Hindus   88% Muslims   11% Others†   1% Distribution of religions † Includes Jains (0.5%), Buddhists ( As per provisional data of 2011 census, Deoria had a population of 129,570, out of which males were 67,754 and females were 61,816. The literacy rate was 93.73 per cent. According to 2001 census Deoria had 104222 inhabitants (54.737 men, 49.485 women). References "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF) . Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011 . Retrieved 2012-07-07 . Census of India 2001. "Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001" . Archived from the original on 16 June 2004 . Retrieved 20 June 2008 . External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to Deo ...more...



Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

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Aligarh (  (   listen ) ; formerly Allygurh & Koil ) is a city in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh that is famous for lock industries and the administrative headquarters of the Aligarh district . It lies 203 kilometres (126 mi) northwest of Kanpur and is approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) southeast of the capital, New Delhi . Notable as the seat of Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh is one of the largest cities in Uttar Pradesh, and is the 55th largest city in India. History Moat at the Aligarh Fort Before the 18th century, Aligarh was known as Kol. The history of the district up until the 12th century is obscure. According to an 1875 gazetteer written by Edwin T. Atkinson , the name Kol was given to the city by Balarama, who slew the great Asura (demon) Kol there and, with the assistance of the Ahirs , subdued this part of the doab . In another account, Atkinson points out a "legend" that Kol was founded by the Dor tribe of Rajputs in 372. This is further confirmed by an old fort, the ruin ...more...



Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur

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Lal Darwaza Masjid (Red Portal mosque or Ruby Gate mosque) of Jaunpur, was built in 1447 by Queen Rajye Bibi and dedicated to Sayyid Ali Dawood Kutubbudin a saint. History The Lal Darwaza Masjid was built with the palace of Bibi Raji, who was the Queen of Sultan Mahmood Sharqi , a ruler of the Sharqi Dynasty. The Lal Darwaza Masjid, Jaunpur was formed to serve as a private mosque for the Queen. Bibi Raji established a religious school in the area surrounding the Lal Darwaza in Jaunpur for all the local Muslim residents. The school (or Madrasa) was named Jamia Hussainia and it exists till date. Description This Mosque was built in 1447 (as per inscription of this mosque), during the reign of Sultan Mahmud Sharqi, by Queen Bibi Rajyi, dedicated to Maulana Sayyid Ali Dawood Kutubbudin, a celebrated saint (Maulana) of Jaunpur, whose descendent still live in the mohalla bazaar bhua Pandariba Jaunpur and mohalla Namaz Gah laldarwaza. Mohalla Namaz Gah was named by Bibi Rajye, who also builds here a monastery and a ...more...



Uttar Pradesh Legislature (Vidhan Bhawan)

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Vidhan Bhawan ( Hindi : विधान भवन ) is located in Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh , India . The state is one of the few in the country which has a bicameral legislature also called Vidhan Bhavan with two houses -the lower and the upper. The lower house is the Vidhan Sabha or the State Legislative Assembly and the upper house is called the Vidhan Parishad or the State Legislative council. The Vidhan Sabha had 431 members till 1967, but now the Vidhan Sabha consists of 403 directly elected members and one nominated member from the Anglo-Indian community. The Vidhan Parishad has 100 members. Built in 1928, the building was originally called the "Council House" and holds sitting of the legislature of the state of Uttar Pradesh since 1937 along with housing other important offices of Uttar Pradesh Government . History In early 20th century , the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh was Allahabad ; a decision was taken in 1922 to move the capital to Lucknow and to construct a building there to house the Assembly Constitue ...more...



Seema Dwivedi

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Seema Dwivedi is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party . Dwivedi is a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Mungra Badshahpur constituency in Jaunpur district . References My Neta PM Modi urged to field woman candidate from Varanasi BJP MLA from Jaunpur Seema Dwivedi had complained against station officer Mungra Badshahpur in Jaunpur Seema Dwivedi is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party . Dwivedi is a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Mungra Badshahpur constituency in Jaunpur district . References My Neta PM Modi urged to field woman candidate from Varanasi BJP MLA from Jaunpur Seema Dwivedi had complained against station officer Mungra Badshahpur in Jaunpur ...more...



Dr. Rizvi Learners' Academy

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Dr. Rizvi Learners' Academy is a private senior secondary school established in 1996 and is managed by DR. AKHTAR HASAN RIZVI EDUCATIONAL TRUST, TOWN & POST KARARI, TEHSIL MANJHANPUR, DISTRICT KAUSHAMBI UTTAR PRADESH. It is located in Jaunpur , in Uttar Pradesh state of India.It is a co-educational school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) . The school provides education from classes Nursery to Class 12 . Various co-curricular activities include Music , Dance , Arts and Sports . The campus of Dr. Rizvi Learners' Academy features a library , computer labs, science labs, and an Audio Visual Room. Dr. Rizvi Learners' Academy is a private senior secondary school established in 1996 and is managed by DR. AKHTAR HASAN RIZVI EDUCATIONAL TRUST, TOWN & POST KARARI, TEHSIL MANJHANPUR, DISTRICT KAUSHAMBI UTTAR PRADESH. It is located in Jaunpur , in Uttar Pradesh state of India.It is a co-educational school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE ) . The school ...more...



List of Rajput clans of Uttar Pradesh

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This is a list of Rajput clans of Uttar Pradesh . A clan is a group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent . Even if lineage details are unknown, clan members may be organized around a founding member or apical ancestor . The kinship-based bonds may be symbolic, whereby the clan shares a "stipulated" common ancestor that is a symbol of the clan's unity. When this "ancestor" is non-human, it is referred to as a totem , which is frequently an animal. Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, "son of a king" ) is a member of the patrilineal clans of the Indian subcontinent . They rose to prominence from the late 6th century CE, and, until the 20th century, the Rajput rulers dominated many regions of central and northern India , including the eastern regions of present-day Pakistan. Rajput clans of Uttar Pradesh Bargurjar Raghuvanshi Bais Chandel Dor – a Rajput clan of India. Jadaun – a clan ( gotra ) of Rajputs Pundir Sengar Durgvanshi Raghuvanshi See also Caste Caste system in India References "Raj ...more...



Agra

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Agra (  (   listen ) ; Āgrā) is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh , India. It is 378 kilometres (235 mi) west of the state capital, Lucknow , 206 kilometres (128 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi, 58 kilometres (31 mi) south from Mathura and 125 kilometres (78 mi) north of Gwalior . Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh , and the 24th most populous in India. Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal , Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī , all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites . Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur ; and the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc , tourist circuit of UP state, along Lucknow the capital of the state and Varanasi . Agra falls within the Braj cultural region. The city was first mentioned in the epic Mahābhārata , where it was called Agrevaṇa (derived from Sanskrit (अग्रेवण) meaning "the border of the f ...more...



Diyawan Mahadev

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Diyawan Mahadev , also known as "Diyawan Nath" is temple located in the village named Diyawan in the district of Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh . It is about 40 km from the city of Jaunpur close to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. A great fair is organised every Monday where thousands of devotees visit the temple. Nearby cities: Bhadohi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur Coordinates: 25°36'58"N 82°26'53"E Diyawan Mahadev , also known as "Diyawan Nath" is temple located in the village named Diyawan in the district of Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh . It is about 40 km from the city of Jaunpur close to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. A great fair is organised every Monday where thousands of devotees visit the temple. Nearby cities: Bhadohi, Jaunpur, Mirzapur Coordinates: 25°36'58"N 82°26'53"E ...more...



Meghpur, Jaunpur

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Meghpur is a village in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. References Election Commission of India (2002). "State Elections 2002" (Text/HTML) . List of Contesting Candidates. Government of India . Retrieved August 30, 2010 . Meghpur is a village in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. References Election Commission of India (2002). "State Elections 2002" (Text/HTML) . List of Contesting Candidates. Government of India . Retrieved August 30, 2010 . ...more...



Pataura, Jaunpur

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Pataura is a village in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. References Election Commission of India (2002). "State Elections 2002" (Text/HTML) . List of Contesting Candidates. Government of India . Retrieved August 30, 2010 . ग्राम पतौरा भीम यादव पुत्र श्री सहादुर यादव पूर्व क्षेत्रपंचायत सदस्य 2009 सभी ग्राम वासियों को हमारी तरफ हार्दिक बधाई। Pataura is a village in Jaunpur , Uttar Pradesh , India. References Election Commission of India (2002). "State Elections 2002" (Text/HTML) . List of Contesting Candidates. Government of India . Retrieved August 30, 2010 . ग्राम पतौरा भीम यादव पुत्र श्री सहादुर यादव पूर्व क्षेत्रपंचायत सदस्य 2009 सभी ग्राम वासियों को हमारी तरफ हार्दिक बधाई। ...more...




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