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Centre Clears the way for Belagavi

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belgaum saluteThe Centre on October 17, 2014 cleared renaming 12 cities and towns of the Karnataka including Belgaum as Belagavi and Bangalore as Bengaluru.

Along with it, eleven other cities have also undergone a name change.
Bangalore – Bengaluru,  Mangalore -Mangaluru, Bellary-Ballary, Bijapur-Vijaypura/Vijapura, Chikamagalur-Chikkamagalurru, Gulbarga-Kalaburagi, Mysore-Mysuru, Hospet-Hosapete, Shimoga – Shivamogga, Hubli-Hubballi and Tumkur-Tumakuru.The proposal to change names had been pending since October 27, 2006. Instructions have also been issued for rechristening the post offices and Railway stations.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced recently that the names of key cities would be changed on November 1.

7 thoughts on “Centre Clears the way for Belagavi”

  1. Why rejoice on an illusionay achivement? What is in a name? Just a form, but the substance remains the same. With the new names, does anything change within these places? Nothing credible. The same old dirty pot-holed roads, uncleaned municipal waste, the same people littering around, the same water & electricity problems, etc, etc. Name change is just an egoistic victory and doesn’t add any real value in terms of economic benefits, neither to the individuals in those places nor to the country. Instead, everyone should have struggled to add more real value to their cities by bringing better living conditions, growth and prosperity. Such victories are worthwhile to boast about.

  2. Great News!!! but one doubt Why that ” i ” at the end of the word Belagavi. BELAGAV sounds GREATTTT!!!!!

    One more question… Did Kannada people’s BANGALORE has overtaken by Bengalis??? why name city as bengal village [BENGAL-URU] ???

  3. Impossible things…… india never giveup J&K. Karnataka never giveup belgavi. In both case neibours are doing waste attempt. Hahaha….. jai bharat, jai karnataka.


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