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A loose long-sleeved shirt or tunic, often extending to the knees, worn primarily in South Asia.

[Hindi and Urdu kurtā, from Persian kurta.]
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(ˈkʊətə) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a long loose garment like a shirt without a collar worn in India
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Noun1.kurta - a loose collarless shirt worn by many people on the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars or pyjama)kurta - a loose collarless shirt worn by many people on the Indian subcontinent (usually with a salwar or churidars or pyjama)
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
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The said trains will run on the 34 km long stretch between Jayanagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal.
When his son Farid (Akbar Kurtha) becomes a Muslim fundamentalist, rejects acculturation and invites a Muslim leader to stay in his home, Parvez finds that he cannot understand his son's behaviour.
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Parvez believes he has succeeded when he and his wife Minoo (Gopi Desai) meet their prospective in-laws, an English police officer and his wife, to whose daughter their son Farid (Akbar Kurtha) has become engaged.
Parvez's son (Akbar Kurtha) is becoming increasingly hard-line in his religious beliefs and, rebelling against what he sees as his father's immorality, he invites a religious elder to stay in the family home.
The two leaders noted that the stretch of railway lines from Jayanagar to Janakpur/ Kurtha and from Jogbani to Biratnagar Custom Yard will be completed in 2018, and that work on the remaining stretch of the ongoing rail link projects: (a) Jayanagar-BijalpuraBardibas and (b) JogbaniBiratnagar, will be taken forward on priority.