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 (ə-chär′, ŭch′är′)
A condiment of South Asian origin typically made of fruits or vegetables pickled in oil, lemon juice or vinegar, salt, and spices.

[Hindi acār and Urdu ačār both from Persian āčār, pickle.]
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a spicy pickle made from mango
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Summary: Shivamogga (Karnataka) [India], Sept 04 (ANI): With the intention of bringing back the memories of the fountain pen era, Krishnamurthy Achar, a carpenter from Avinahalli village has crafted a 19.5 ft long wooden pen.
He told Governor Anyang Nyong'o to dismiss embattled finance executive Nerry Achar following his impeachment by the assembly.
PFA spokesman said that under the supervision of Director Operations Shahzad Magsi, food safety teams of PFA sealed two pickle factories in Kot Addu, Muzaffargarh, including Fresh Achar factory and Shalimar Achar factory after they were found to have pickle having fungus and many pests and lizards around in food processing area, besides use of chemical drums, fake labels and others.
Finance executive Nerry Achar on Thursday said tax must be paid and riders should emulate vegetable vendors.
Addressing on the occasion, the protestors including Mirza Muhammad Nazir, Mirza Mukhtiar hussain, Muhammad Moosa Chandio, Achar Raju, Mirza Akhtar and others said that the tail-end growers of Ahmed Raju Branch, Kandero Mines are facing acute shortage of water due to poor performance of the Irrigation Department officials since past several months.
Governor Nyong'o, his wife Dorothy and son Junior Nyong'o and a number of other relatives flew with the body from Nairobi to Kisumu.At the airport, it was received by Deputy Governor Mathews Owili, County Finance CEC Nerry Achar, several friends and relatives of the family.
It was stated that the raids were conducted in various areas, including Pakha Ghulam Serband, Mathra, Sorizai, Tehkal, Regi, Sufaid Dheri, Badhber, Achar and Bahadar Kali, Marozai, Ahmad Khel, Chagar Matti and other localities on Charsadda Road.
As a result, two persons, Achar Lashari and Mohammad Hussain Nahio suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot, while, three others Ali Akbar Somau, Suleman Nahio and Mohsain Junejo sustained injuries.
He identified the suspects as 39-year-old farmer Bek Sensovann from Kampong Thom province's Achar Leak village, and 23-year-old casino employee Pech Ratha from the province's Poipet city.
The teams also sealed Zubair Akram Meat shop in Multan and Yousuf Achar and Murabba Unit in Vehari.
In the joint raid in Badin, the law enforcers arrested an accused, Mushtaq alias Achar Mullah.