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Twitterati react to Cabinet changing names of high courts: ‘Mumbai is a name, Bombay a feeling’

The ever-opinionated bunch in Twitterverse were quick to react to the Cabinet renaming the 'Bombay, Madras and Chennai high courts', and they don't seem too happy with the rechristening.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2016 10:43 pm
cabinet reshuffle, high courts name change, mumbai high court, bombay high court, chennai high court, madras high court, kolkata high court, calcutta high court 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.”

Hours (or shall we say minutes?) after the Union Cabinet reshuffle took place, the government announced a series of decisions including renaming of high courts in Kolkata, Bombay and Chennai.

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At 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.”

This renaming comes within three months of Gurgaon being renamed as Gurugram. Unsurprisingly, the ever-opinionated bunch in Twitterverse were quick to react, and they don’t seem too happy with the rechristening.

Sample these:




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    ansari ayaz
    Jul 5, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    Bombay is a original history of the city not mumbai
    1. I
      Jul 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm
      Good refreshing change by the govt. Surely will bring all Indians closure and enhance unity and Indianness
      1. C
        Jul 5, 2016 at 11:41 am
        and what is Bollywood going to be called ?
        1. T
          Tapas K.
          Jul 7, 2016 at 3:20 am
          Dull headed politicians have no right to change name of High Courts. They should know that "History can't be changed."
          1. Mayur Panghaal
            Jul 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm
            Renaming doesnt end at courts....entire Modi modus opei is to rename cong schemes and call them his own...lt;br/gt;_________________________________lt;br/gt;1)Nirmal Bharat - Renamed to Swatch Bharatlt;br/gt;2) Direct Benefit Transfer - Renamed Jan Dhan Yojnalt;br/gt;3) National Pension Scheme - Renamed Atal Pension Yojanalt;br/gt;4) National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) - Renamed Digital India lt;br/gt;5) Aam Aadmi Beema Yojana (AABY), - Renamed Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojanalt;br/gt;6) IAY – Indira Awaas Yojna to GRAM - Renamed National Gram Awaas Missionlt;br/gt;7) Planning Commission - Renamed Niti Ayyoglt;br/gt;8) Rajiv hi Gramin Vidyutikaran Pariyojna - Renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGY).lt;br/gt;9) Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) - Renamed as Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)lt;br/gt;10) modi said the current government took a strategic decision to begin production of neem-coated urea to boost the falling fertility of India’s over-fertilised agricultural lands.lt;br/gt;Reality: Parliamentary data reveal that urea, along with various pesticides, has been coated with neem for 11 years.lt;br/gt;11) Modi has implied that issuing “soil-health cards” is an original idea of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.lt;br/gt;Reality: More than 50 million soil-health cards had been issued to farmers across states and union territories by March 2012.lt;br/gt;12) Modi claim Farm credit target raised to Rs 8.5 lakh crore. This was a key achievement during 2014-15.lt;br/gt;Reality: An examination of government data since 2010-11 reveals that farm-credit targets are raised by at least Rs 1 lakh crore every year. The target for 2014-15 was fixed at Rs 8 lakh crore.lt;br/gt;13)Modi Launched Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY), Traditional Agriculture Growth Programme, to promote organic farming; every farmer to get Rs 20,000 per acre every three years.lt;br/gt;Reality: PKVY is, again, an example of change in nomenclature; it clubs existing organic-farming schemes/programmes.lt;br/gt;14)National Manufacturing policy of 2011 renamed to Make in India.
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