Bombay, Calcutta, Madras high courts to adopt respective city names

| Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 18:29
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New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to rename the high courts in Mumbai, Calcutta and Madras. Addressing a press conference, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that from now on Calcutta High Court will be known as Kolkata HC, Bombay HC as Mumbai HC, and Madras HC as Chennai HC.
"Calcutta HC will now be known as Kolkata HC, Bombay HC now Mumbai HC and Madras HC now Chennai HC," Ravi Shankar Prasad said after the cabinet meeting.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out a major expansion of his Council of Ministers, inducting 19 new faces who were chosen after an exhaustive vetting process to carry forward the government's vision of 'Gaon, Garib aur Kisan'.
The 19 leaders from the BJP and alliance partners the Apna Dal, AGP and RPI were sworn-in at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy to them.

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