Cabinet renames high courts in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai

Addressing a press conference after the cabinet expansion, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "from now on Calcutta High Court will be known as Kolkata HC, Bombay HC as Mumbai HC and Madras HC as Chennai HC."

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 5, 2016 4:30 pm
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The Union Cabinet, after its expansion on Tuesday, took a series of decisions including renaming of high courts in Kolkata, Bombay and Chennai, and approving short-term loans to be given to farmers.

Addressing a press conference after the cabinet expansion, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said,”from now on Calcutta High Court will be known as Kolkata HC, Bombay HC as Mumbai HC and Madras HC as Chennai HC.”

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The cabinet also gave ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up a major port at Enayam near Colachel in TamilNadu. It also approved long-term contract with Mozambique for import of pulses either via pvt channels or Govt-to-Govt sales via State Agencies.

Earlier in the day, nineteen new ministers were included in the council of ministers.

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    Madan Mohan Gupta
    Jul 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm
    FUNDS ARE HERE FOR ZEVER AIRPORT BUT NIL FOR INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY YOGA KITCHEN CENTRES 2 GIVE EDU HEALTHCARE 2 MASSES SAY 1000 #SABARMATIASHRAMS SHAME TO INDIAN MENTALITY FOR PROMO OF #CONSUMERISM AND THEN PAYING FOR CREATING DEMANDS FOR SUCH INFRASTRUCTURE. VS INVESTING IN INFRA FOR GIVING JOB YOGA TO MEN POWER.
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    Archana Das
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:18 am
    Bravo, what a big achievement
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    Lyndon
    Jul 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm
    Guess they really don't have any other work...
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    Anil
    Jul 5, 2016 at 11:18 am
    Name changing gimmicks.... Now all the poor will get justice
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    Ardhendu Bose
    Jul 6, 2016 at 6:38 am
    KOLKATA SHOULD BE RENAMED AS CALCUTTA lt; THE GREATEST CITY EAST OF THE SUEZ lt; MUST RETAIN ITS HISTORIC LEGACY!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;CALCUTTA HIGH COURT CANNOT HAVE ANY OTHER NAME! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;CALCUTTA BELONGS TO THE WORLD IT , NOT TO INDIANS AND BENGALIS ALONE.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;THE WORLD MUST UNITE AGAINST THIS MINDLESS MACRE OF WORLD'S RICH HERITAGE BY CHANGING THE NAME OF CALCUTTA.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;LET US NOT LANGUISH IN KOLKATA BUT THRIVE IN CALCUTTA.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;LET CALCUTTA HIGH COURT BECOME THE WORLD'S COURT LIKE THAT OF HAGUE!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;IS ANY BODY LISTENING!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;THE GOD OF TIME TO WHOM I AM PRAYING IS CERTAINLY GOING TO.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;KOLKATA WILL HAVE TO BECOME CALCUTTA ONCE AGAIN!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;IT WAS AND WILL BECOME THE GLOBAL CITY OF THE WORLD IN INDIA ONCE AGAIN!
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    aridnam mukherjee
    Jul 6, 2016 at 3:34 am
    Spoiling of historical name, what's the achievement. Stop these nonsense.
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    Rangaesh Gadasalli
    Jul 6, 2016 at 1:25 am
    Since 1947, many people in India have become super stars on a world stage and in India too. let us get rid of useless historic names that repeatedly remind us of slavery under Mughal and British rule. world cl scintists, world cl sports men and women everest climbers and the list goes on and on. Let the present generation get inspired by people like NarayanMurthy Ino cys, sunder Pachori, and many world cl entrepreneurs
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    Guest
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm
    Bombay, Madras and Calcutta High Courts are the oldest chartered High Courts in India having a rich history. Nothing will be achieved by renaming these courts except ruining the history behind these courts. This was completely unnecessary.
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