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Soon, 'Mangaluru' to be Official Name of Mangalore


Narayana Swamy
Daijiworld Media Network

Mangalore, Feb 26 : Six years after the then chief minister of Karnataka Dharam Singh's proposal of changing the names of 12 major cities into pure Kannada forms, the time is nearing to change them officially.

Though some of the cities have already implemented the cities' names in Kannada, there was no compulsion from the government to follow the rule. According to reliable sources, the legal hurdles to go ahead with the proposal is almost cleared now and within a month 12 major cities of Karnataka will be renamed according to their Kannada roots.

This means, Bangalore will be renamed as 'Bengaluru', and Mangalore as 'Mangaluru'.

The Karnataka government is finalising the process, and the official gazette is awaited.

S V Ranganath, chief secretary of Karnataka government said that legal hurdles related to renaming 12 cities have been cleared, and only the opinion from Surveyor of India is awaited. The committee headed by S V Ranganath has submitted the report to Surveyor of India in order to make necessary changes in the map and survey documents.

It may be recalled that when the proposal was made in 2005 there had been opposition from a few corners, specially to changing the name of 'Bengaluru' and 'Belagavi'.  Public Interest Litigations were filed in the high court to put a stay on announcing the change of names. But both applications were rejected by the high court in 2008. Later, even the central government approved the change of names, but the implementation was not possible due to technical reasons.

The old and new names of twelve cities are as follows:

Bangalore - Bengaluru
Mangalore - Mangaluru
Bellary - Ballary
Bijapur - Vijapura
Belgaum - Belagavi
Chikmaglur - Chikmagaluru
Gulbarga - Kalburgi
Mysore - Mysoru
Hospet - Hospete
Shimoga - Shivamogga
Hubli - Hubballi
Tumkur - Tumakuru

Comment on this article

  • nawaz, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 5 2012

    what rubbish these politicians r upto,they have nothing to think of nation,thats why doing things like this because the change of name may fetch food shelter to poor.scams of crores and crores r going on these r behind changing names for what sake,chor kabhi sudar nahi sakte.first of all if u r able put these chor politicians behind bars.hell with change of name.mangalore always rocks dharmiyaaaaaa.dharam gabbar bhejdunga

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  • Sunitha, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 4 2012

    Mr.Dharam Singh please change your name as Dharma Simha

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  • Thomas, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 1 2012

    Dinesh Poorajry,
    rightly said that foreigners like indian culture and indians like foreign culture that is why we wear pant and shirt otherwise we mangalaoreans would have to wear komana.

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  • Parson Zoh, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 1 2012

    This Is height of foolishness. The person who have initiated this, I want to ask him will he change his name & his father's name? What bothers if the names remain same. Bombay Became MUMBAI,Fools Only do this kind of work, who does not have any work.

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  • Gerald, modankap-bantval

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    DINESH POOJARY ANY REPLIES ON ARUN KASARGOD COMMENTS??? HE IS CHALLENGING YOUR IDENTITY AS A MANGALORE /BANGALORE ? ARE YOU DUFFER NOW LIKE RSS/BD!!!!

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  • Arun, Kasaragod

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Tulus will form Tulu Rakshana Vedike, Kannadigas will form Kannada Rakshana Vedike, Konkanis will form Konkani Rakshana Vedikes!!! and know what, Fight in the name of languages and ethinicity, this is the only thing these people can do! And then at last for decoration purpose will blab "First be Indians, Last be Indians" etc etc... Re, first sort out all these language based ills in your own state/city and then advice others to be Indian. Either accept Kannada or disintegrate as separate states. Thats it!

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  • Arun, Kasaragod

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Are you sure about that?? Almost all the trains originating from Mangalore Central depart towards Kerala. And that means we Malayalis use the station more and contribute more! Might be Mangalore Junction will have a different story altogether!

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 29 2012


    Its the right time we had Tulu(nadu) Rakshana Vedike. These malluuuuuuus are turning our Kudla into a malayalipuram. Does any politician of any party care for Mangaloreans? Go to railways and you need to speak only in malayalam in order to get a response from the malluuus sitting there.

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Hello Arun Kasargod, if Mangalore is Managalpuram for you then dont call Bangalore as Bengalapuram. For your kind info. Manglore Railways bookings reserved for Mallus by own mull officers for rest only Tatkalik Ticket and making money. Contributions towards Konkan Railyway majority Shares by Karnatak. Kerala only 2% now grabbing our facility. Dont talk n comment rubbish. Learn and Proudly say WE ARE INDIANS first.

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  • Thomas, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Mangalore is better than some one calling Manga in Kannada Monkey! we do have lot of monkeys in our state particulary in Ghat.

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  • Arun Shetty, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    You are talking like a frog in the well. People like you first come out of this well. Broad minded people don't talk like this.
    No need to learn from you people.
    Don't compare Kannur with Mangalore. Its a big joke........

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore, Oman

    Wed, Feb 29 2012

    Shame on you guys who boast about our state and useless leaders. Look at the comments of Arun Kasargod, boldly and with guts openely pointing out about achievemnts and inteligence of whole of Karnataka State. No way anybody can stop them reaching any corner of India and togetherwith greater hights

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  • Arun, Kasaragod

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Oh come on! Have you seen any Kerala cities? Leave Kasaragod, come south and see Kannur. Its a municipality but still is as large as Mangalore. Surely, Mangalore is not the best city in whole India! How can you be so proud when you yourself do not have any linguistic - cultural identity? You say Tulu, but it is not even officially recognized. You people do not have your own state, your language is under Kannada's foot and alas, your culture itself is under threat.First learn to respect other cultures, OK! Yes, we do venture out of our state for jobs, get jobs, make money and succeed.

    You people cannot find job in your own state, cannot find job outside, jobless enter politics and do all these useless gimmicks! FYI, the contribution of Malayalis to the city, mainly its economy is undeniable. 90% of the rail bookings in Mangalore Central are done by Malayalis thus making it one of the most profitable stations in India. Even the name of the city is derived from Mangaladevi, who herself was a princess from Kerala. It will be always Mangalapuram for us even if change it to Mangaluru/Kudla/Kodial whatever!

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  • ad, mangloor

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Whats in a name???- "Manga"luru.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Wow!! amazed at the prioritization of govt duties & responsibilities..

    RENAMING CITIES?? How does that bring improvement to the everyday lives of people??

    Providing basic food, shelter, sanitation & education for the needy & has sadly taken a backstand..but renaming a city has become priority..
    Focus on bettering humanity needs & fulfill the requirements of the position. That will earn you respect..not changing names!!
    Why don't we all change our names to kannada/tulu speaking names...sounds like a plan!! What say?

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  • Durgadas Suvarna, BLORE/MLORE

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Arun, Doha Qatar since most of the commentators here are ok with the name Kudla for mangalore. So what's problem with the change in name of Bombay to Mumbai. Most of the people including foreignors are comfortable with the name Mumbai, but i dont understand why the people like you have problem with the name Mumbai.

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  • Ravi Gopal Acharaya, Udipi/Dubai

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Raji N, Kannur/Mangalore
    Being a outsider to the city you need not pass coment like this as to which state Mangaluru (Kudla)should be. First of all Kerala govt need to make better future of Kasaragod an other cities. Till today people of Kerala do not have jobs in their own state and what future we expect if Mangaluru is donated to Kerala?
    Shame on you for the dirty comment!!!!

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    @Raji.N,Kannur/Kudla
    Hope you people have no plans to shunt Bengaluru to Kerala and name it as "Bengalapuram"!!!
    Mangalore should be named as "KUDLA" and not as Mangaluru.

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  • Arun, Doha Qatar

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Believe it or not ! BOMBAY's name was changed more than 15 years back to the silly maniac name MUMBAI. The name BOMBAY has so much charm, charisma and makes one feel so proud. And the word MUMBAI sounds so obnoxious, degrading. Guess what, I regularly write letters to my residence in BOMBAY with the Pin Code No on it. I was once told by one of my Shiv Sena friend that Bal Thackeray had instructed the postal authorities not to deliver any letters with the word BOMBAY written on it. Yet the postman adopts a care-a-damn attitude. He knows who is sane and insane. He still delivers the letters promptly. After all, WHAT'S IN A NAME ! ! ! ! ! Is Bal Thackeray / Shiv Sena listening?

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Like that Lady Hill has to renamed Sthree Gudde, Hat hill - Toppi Gudde, Light house hill Road - Vidyut mane gudde marga, Come on guys use your kidneys get filtered properly. MANGALORE is beautiful for beatiful people and we are MANGALOREANS surely not manglapurians.

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  • Ravi Gopal Acharaya, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    Raji N, Kannur/Mangalore
    Mangaluru will always be in Karnataka not in Kerala. Being a outsider to Mangaluru better you need to improve Kasargod in your state? Please pass comment with maturity.

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  • joel, Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 28 2012

    hahahahha  mangaluru itseems ... it will always be mangalore for me ,... and kudla and kodial with love .... y doesn dharam singh change his name to dharam singhu .....  bangalore to bangaluru changed fine .. pls don dirty and destroy our beautiful mangalore ...even if its changed mangaloreans all over the world and in kudla will still call it mangalore ,.

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  • John Tauro, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    "A rose is a rose, what's in a name" is what the great English playwright, William Shakespeare once said. Whether Mangaluru or Mumbai, they will always remain Mangalore and Bombay respectively. Mangaluru is not a new name, it is only the Kannada version of Mangalore. The Kannada speaking population has been referring to Mangalore as Mangaluru, Tulu speakers call it Kudla and Kodial in Konkani. To English speakers it is Mangalore.

    Just as India is referred to as Bharat in Hindi,Bombay as Mumbai in Marathi, Japan as Nippon in Japanese, Spain as Espana in Spanish and so on. But the English versions remain the same. Mangalore to Mangaluru is in fact is not a change of name. Therefore, the government should ensure that no expenses are involved in this regard.

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  • Deemanth Suvarna, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Who are they U. R. Ananthamurthy & Dharam Singh??? who have given them the rights to do so!!! we live in this city, let the people from MANGALORE decide what the name should be!!! If they got a love for their language like Kannada, tulu, konkani or english.. keep it at home. Do not bring it into the public, forcibly implement city's name to be this or that.
    Bring change in System, Infrastructure development, Education etc... people will definitely appreciate the initiative, rather then changing names!

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    The rest of the world can go and fly kites for all I care. For me it always was and will always be BOMBAY, MANGALORE, BANGALORE. Nothing will ever change that.

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  • Raji N, Kannur/Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Mangalapuram is the better name than Mangaluru. Mangalore should be in Kerala for the better future of the city.

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  • HKunder, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Changing such a beautiful name "Mangalore" to "Mangaluru" is really a foolishness. Gradually after few years even "Mangaluru" will be changed to "Bende Kaloor".

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  • BK, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Our politicians have reached apex of stupidy. They can do any thing for vote and popularity.
    This must be opposed by the people.
    How raveparty was supported by this Sadanda Gowda, he dont have shame for any act.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Sandesh Shetty, Bangalore/Kudla

    Rightly said.

    A lady client from US had come to our office and was there here for about 2 weeks. One day she came in Saree... !!!

    Foreign people love Indian culture, languages etc.

    Only Indians does not respect our own land, culture..

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  • Ravi Gopal Acharaya, Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    No Mangalore, no Mangaluru and no Mangalapuram. It should be KUDLA always as that is the real and oldest name people of Tulunadu used to call.
    Jai Tulunadu

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  • Prasanna, Rao

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Absolutely nonsense. If they really want to rename...then Kudla should have been the choice. otherwise mangalore is very convenient.

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Evan Puttur-Puttaooru, Adyar- Adyaru, Palemar-Palemaru, Manchkal-Manchakallu, Prabhakar-Prabhakaru etc. BJP no other development work then infighting and divertion.

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  • Marcel Lasrado, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    I agree with R.Bhandarkar's Comments. Really Many Monkeys are presents in our Politics. So if they Change the name from Mangalore to "MANGAGALA OORU" it will suit to our politicians. I hope rest of the people satisfy with Mangalore only.

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  • Reginald, Karkala

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Mr.sandesh,oman -Better you relocate you self to kerala and then call it mangalapuram if you have problem with the name Mangalore Or Mangaluru.We are not Keralite's we are Kannadigas.

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  • Manjunath, Dubai

    Fri, Oct 24 2014

    Guys karnataka govt. want to irradicate tulu language and tululuva culture to preserve their kannada culture and language, first they changed our district name into Dakshina kannada even though it is tulu nadu but nobody raise their voice, and now they want to change mangalore as mangaluru so we the people of tulunadu should totally disagree because mangalore is tulunadu, if it get changed it should be kudla or remain as mangalore. we tuluvas should fight back to this stupidity and never allow kannadigas to dominate Tulunad. Trust me guys if we would have been in seperate statehood we wouldn't have face this problem. Jai Tulunad.

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  • Mario Wilson Cornelio, MANGALORE/Kuwait

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    If the govt wants to change the name and if its so keen in implementing the regional name or the name based on language let them rename MANGALORE as KUDLA..Our land from ages is TULU NADU i.e a TULU speaking region so why to enforce name in kannada...And speaking about original roots mangalore was always noted as either kudla or mangalore itself but only when you read it in kannada books its called mangaluru or whtevr..Most of the people here so call'd kannada supporters who in real cant even speak kannada properly say it is modern or colonial name then PLEASE check our national capital's name its NEW DELHI why new its english right...??? Namma tulunadu dha veera janakle jus rethink wht to support and what not..jus a name change into kannada doesnt make any sense guys we are the most modern n intelligent part in karnataka so dont be dumb n support all stupid acts of d Govt try to maintain our TULUVA standard...and by the way MANGALORE has always a charm n the way its been pronounced..its awesome..

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  • sujan kumar, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    People mangalore name was kept by portugese,so mangaluru is gud...mangaluru(mangaladevi)..not mangagala ooru..ya it will be difficult to follow it but hav 2 adjust..and some told PORNATAKA for KARNATAKA,and some people lik it..karnataka have its own legacy n respect,make fun of politicians but not to our state...show some respect to the place where u've been living..

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  • Yogesh, Bombay

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Instead of cosmetic changes...the state govt should give priority to locals/statizens in Govt.jobs as well as private cos. as done in other metros/states.In Blr Kannadigas are a minority in software cos and in Govt orgs like ISRO, HAL, etc. the other state ppl have their godmen sitting in HR and related depts and only allowing their people. I'm supporter of Unity in diversity but there is a limit! It should not go to extreme so much that locals/sons-of-the-soil are sidelined. Unfortunately that is happening in KA and we need to check it !!!

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  • Roshan Shetty, BAHRAIN

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    BIG NOOOOOOOOOOOOO TO Mangaluru ...IT WON'T SOUND GOOD ...FOR ME IT WILL ALWAYS BE MY MANGALORE

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  • Alban D'Souza, Farla

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Dr Prakash Harischandra, Surathkal/ Galveston TX USA, if you say "hell with British", then why you reside out of India? Why can't you stay in Mangalore and do your practice?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Thank the Lord they did not come up with 'Mangagala Ooru'!
    Whatever be the name one must be fortunate to live in this place,
    the 'serene' and most 'peaceful' area in planet 'earth' at the moment! We have a responsibility to keep it better than we had it, for generations to come!A place is always known by the 'people' who live(lived) in it first and then by it's name!

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  • Ashraf, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Thokkottu, bollai, paner bcroad right poyi..
    for me Mangalore sounds good instead of mangaluru

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore, Oman

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Why not Mangagalapuram

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  • Peter, Brahmavar/Sharjah

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    kapda badalne se aadmi nahi badalta

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  • Thomas, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Well said Mr. Kamath this applies to Dr. Prakash Hraishchandra also.

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  • Rocky , Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Mangalore will remain 'Mangalore' for us mangaloreans...

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  • Kishore Bhandary, Mumbai / Udupi

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Instead rename it as Manganauru. All kinds of Mangagiri is happening. Why they want to get rid of such a beautiful name "Mangalore"?

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  • Alwyn fernandes, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    CHANGING THE NAMES IS EASIER THAN ANY DEVELOPMENT !!! POLITICIANS THINK THIS IS THEIR ACHIEVEMENT..

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  • deepak kumar, INDIAN

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Blind citizens , wake up !! This is just a gimmick to divert the Kadri police Haftha issue.

    Earlier the British divided and ruled and now the uneducated politicians are following the same strategy with the Indian citizens!!

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  • deepak kumar, INDIAN

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Sandesh and Dinesh names also needs to be changed to Sandeesha and Dineesha or Dinnu .

    Useless fellows, no matter what u change the name of Mangalore to , it will always remain Mangalore to us....

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  • Mushtak, Belthangady,Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    "Mangalore" is one of the best name. Please do not change the name.

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  • janardhan, TULUNADU

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Mangaladevi's MANGALURU, TULU NADU, KUDLA...not Mallus' MANGALAPURAM or MANGALORE...as it was renamed by the Portugese..10-20 yrs from now our kids atleast will know...

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Melbourne

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Politicians who do not know how to do any good work for the benefit of their people indulge in this type of non sense work of changing name of cities & states,etc. wasting crores of rupees of tax payers money intead of spending wisely for the development work of the state.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    What is the name whether it is Mangalore or Mangaluru, it does not matter. Only thing there should be changes for the betterment of Mangalore so that people will live safely and the government is clean without corruption. Better roads for drivers to drive safely and side-walks for people to walk without fear. There are many more other issues for the government to take care of. Name is for Namesake.

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  • Arjun, India

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Why it took 50 years to change the names that were coined during british rule in India?..In Russell Peters words.."we just wanted to make sure they are not coming back for sure"!

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  • Ilyas Hussain, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    We are from Tulu Nadu, so name should be changed to NAMMA KUDLA.
    and this name is very suitable because tulu is very popular language in Mangalore.

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  • Arun, Kasaragod/Mysore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Very happy that Kasaragod is not part of Karnataka! Otherwise those idiots might have changed Kasaragod to Kasarkodu. And for us Mangalore will be always Mangalapuram irrespective of whatever illogical names these Karnataka politicians come up with. Just remember, Mangalore/Mangaluru/Mangalapuram names are all derived from Mangaladevi Temple. Mangaladevi itself was a princess from Kerala! (Its fact, check Wikipedia) )

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 27 2012

    Now a days Kerala people (Malbares)calling Mangalapuram Sorry to say we Mangloreans cannot stop that and some of mangloreans calling as same, after so called organisations dint thought about that and dint try for that, mangloreans dosent want that, still what will happen Manglore or Mangaluru or mangalapuram ??

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  • Jeevan Tauro, Mangalore/Canada

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    These politicians are not bothered about the poor or about developing their respective cities in India. All over India they are so busy changing the names!!!! What good will this do to India. When will this politicians spend peoples money rightly and stop wasting their times just changing names. India is going from bad to worse when I thought it is improving and developing!

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Kudla is the right name for Mangaluru. Because it is the centre of Tulunaadu and Tulu culture.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Our political leaders are serious about changing the name of cities. I wish if they have shown same seriousness in changing the infrastructure for better.

    However, there is a need to change the spelling of KAUP to KAPU and Koondapura to Kundapura.

    It seems that the politicians are eagerly waiting to change the Bajpe airport name also. This name should not be changed. It has its own charm.

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  • nishan, Surathkal

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    By changing name or its spelling or pronounciation... hanebaraha does not change... mangaluru would be the same wat MANGALORE was....

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  • Siddik, Mangalore/KSA

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Dude...i loved it

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  • Siva Avadani, Manipal/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    This is a biggest scam, by changing the name there will be millions of rupees staionary will change, all government documents and instruments will change and imagine the cuts these goons will do out of it. Once Rajeev Gandhi changed the Air Inlia logo and similar scam occured, then the old logo was implementd. These dirty politicians do these all things for their benifit and not with the love of place, first they have to change the name of palemar as ponnu marle then rest.

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  • Louis, Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Rohan,Mangluru, I just could not stop laughing at your comment. Pornataka.

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  • Sampath Shetty, Dubai/Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Need not blame ruling government for this.
    Any how it was initiated by Dharamsing.

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  • K.Raghava Mayya, Padil, Mangalore-7

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    This place was originally Kodiyala and our ancestors were calling in the same name particularly in villages nearby, even though Mangalore was in official records. In Kannada it was Kodiayala, same pronounciation in Konkani also, but in Tulu was 'Kudla' , Tulu version of Kodiala. Slang English pronounciation Mangalore was of the actual pronounciation of 'Mangala Ooru' named after Goddes Mangaladevi. Before the place was with only small population with all mudroads only (even Hampankatta was of mudroad], there was a Water tank in that area for the benefit of Bullocks drawing the carts from hinterland actually built by a phylonthropist Appanna.In slang English language it was called 'Hampankatta' when people of the region were calling it as Appannana Katte.I remember in my boyhood our elders were telling only 'Kodiala' even though for last over 200 years Mangala uru was named to the place.

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  • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Surathkal/ Galveston TX USA

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Learn something from the Tamilian , the true Dravidians. Do You still refer to Chennai as MAdras, Gone, Its Colloquial now Chennai is the norm. I did not find a single Tamilian who said MAdras was right. So Whats the big deal, Just like You like to name Your Son or CHild , The Government has right To give back the Rightfull name back to the City . Stop negativity . Few Years down the line Next generation wont even recall it was mangalore.

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  • Dr Prakash Harischandra, Surathkal/ Galveston, TX USA

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    I am not surprised by the immature comments. Mangaloreans did neiter pride much of their Kannada , expdct for the true People. Most of our Kannada is even that of of a primary school . I feel ashamed to speak kannada with a majority of people in Mangalore , Since itsmostly Kannada Kaggole. Mande Beccha Borchi Yenk Tulu la BArpondu for my off beat trackers.
    My English Friends say Its long Due we changed the names to keep in line with our heritage. They say the Welsh changed with out problems , So whats the Big Deal in Throwing the bloodsucker ( Slavery ) Names of Wenlock Lady Goschen , Sturrock Road. Change it in lIne with our heritage. Hell with British Heritage, Sure Some Useless people in Mangalore Feel Its better to be a British Butler than a Indian.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, BAHRAIN

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    The name change did not impact all of mangalore's residents!! Jo kuch bhi karo log 'MANGALORE' naam se hi pukarenge!!

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  • Sandesh Shetty, Bangalore/Kudla

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru agree with your comments. Even i too work in US MNC co in bangalore. I am also a regular visitor to USA and also get to meet so many US people. Those US people are very much impressed by our Indian culture. Also as you told i have heard many times US people using the name Bengaluru. Even they will follow the same for Mangaluru, but i dont understand why our commentators have problem with the change in name of mangalore. The only reason being they dont like BJP state govt??

    @rohan, Mangalore - you have added the place mangalore along with your name. Also remember that mangalore is also a part of karnataka. It is not in America or England. So please dont pass such cheap comments about the state name Karnataka.

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  • S Kamath, India

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Mr.Mohan Prabhu, Please return to India immediately, Canada is a former British Colony, why live in former British colonies???

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  • rohan, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Karnataka - Pornataka

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  • Jacobnelson, Bejai/Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Vidhana Saba would be changed to allow to see full moovi.Chitra Mandira!

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  • sandy, mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Ted-Todu, in future CM Gowda will be Gadda?

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  • Mohan, PALEPORNUKRISHNA NAGARA

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Mangalore must be named after Palemar who made Mangalore well known around the world it must me PALEPORNUKRISHNA NAGARA

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  • Murugan pb, manipal/dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Dear Sriman Zahoor! Ahmed,Karkal,I support ur idea..India to Bharat!

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  • Ted, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    There is a very less likelihood of a Punjabi accessing Daijiworld.com and commenting. Please avoid using proxy names to defame other communities.

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  • geoffrey, hathill

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    We all have heard of eccentric monarch Muhammad Bin Tughlaq who changed the coinage from metal to leather, shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad just for the heck of it and there’s no dearth of historians who consider Tughlaq a genius, but the fact is all his transformations failed miserably. Changing Mangalore to Managaluru or to any other name isn’t much different from ‘Tughlaqism’

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  • Ganesh, mangaladevi, mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    What joke. Dear leader try to change name of Cancer, try to change name of corruption, try to change poor. instead of all this nonsense make automatic signal in main city, go and visit govt. hospital, bus stand, rail station, central market, instead of changing name, better first kick out, take action against renuka and blue boys.

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  • RP, Mlore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Imagine the millions wasted in changing sign boards, govt. stationary, letter heads and so on. Same thing was done with Air India when they changed the Logo from 'Maharaja' the present one. Crores down the drain. All these kind of curruption goes unnoticed.

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Kudla or Mangaluru anything is fine. But surely not English name. Our cities name should reflect our language/culture.

    Some people here says it will be difficult for others to accept new name. In my previous company one client came from US and he addressed us saying "Good Morning Bengaluru". Even his PPT presentation contained the same name.

    People of the world will accept the new name. Only people of other states do not accept the new names.

    Development, Globalization is OK. At the same time our languages, culture should be developed. Losing our identity does not sound good..

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  • Abdul Samad, Udupi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT ! IT WAS THE FIRST PRIORITY OF THE RULING GOVT AND KEEPING OTHER BASIC NEEDS ASIDE.!!!

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari G , Nellore/Kodyadka

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Good moove . What do we achieve my doing this ?

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  • Sandesh Shetty, Bangalore/Kudla

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Dear commentators there is nothing to make hue and cry of this news. If you all are not comfortable with the name Mangaluru it's better you use your own name for our city Mangalore.

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Mr.Abdul Khader Kukkaje, Mangalore/Abudhabi..everything changed from time to time..

    tushara changed to turkmenistan..
    uttara kuru changed to kyrgistan..
    padma kamboja changed to tajikistan..

    still we didn't change name of
    ahmedabad/hyderabad/faridabad/allahbad/ferozabad..!!

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    'Bombay Dyeing' never become 'Mumbai Dyeing'...!!

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  • naik.a, kudala

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    WHY..Mangaluru,waste of time,energy,..or ..keep a local name in our local language..

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  • Ivan, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    This is utter nonsense...Why cant the names be as they are so that all the Indians can pronounce them with ease,Why are they changing it to kannada accent...!The leaders have to be open-minded...we are Indians,Why discriminate every state...!!!So mangalore can now be kudla,kodial or anything...does it even matter?

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  • Nawaz Qatar , Udupi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    The remaining city is only Udupi to change the name :and will change to Odupi

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  • Ted, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Few more suggestions
    • MANGALORE / Kudla/Kodiyal / Maikala
    • SURATHKAL / Shiratakal
    • SULLIA / Sulya
    • UDUPI / Odipu
    • KARKALA / Karikallu / Pandya Nagari
    • MULKI / Moolikapur
    • PADUBIDRI / Padubidre
    • KAUP / Kapu
    • KATAPADY/Katapadi/ Kattu Paadi
    • MANIPAL / MannuPalla
    • BRAHMAVAR / Brahmavara / Ajapura
    • HONNAVAR / Honavar / Onore / Naour / Hanuruha Island / City of Hinaur / Honnupura
    • KARWAR /Kone /Cintacora /Chitrakul / Chittakula / Sindpur / Carwar

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Due to various reasons, we can’t change the scenario of Mangalore at least we can change the name now. But just a spelling and pronunciation change only, else unlike previous Governments still sounds better than Indira or Rajiv Nagar, Aurangabad, etc etc

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Actually Mangalore should be renamed as "Kudla", Moodabidri as as "Bedra", Karkala as "Karla" and D V Sadananda Gowda as "Halli Gowda"

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  • Ajay Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Hope they don't rename Karnataka Vidhana Sabha as "House of Corrupt Politicians". Useless politicians. Dharam Singh was the worst CM of Karnataka. Good for nothing.

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  • Alwyn D Almeida, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Instead of changing names, let us all change our heart and let us all become humans 1st. Spend so much money on these name change and one more scam ? God please bless our POLITICAL LEADERS.

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte- Riyadh

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    A name change?.A political gimmick anyway.Looks like 'A old lady with new make-up'.nothing more than that.

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  • Ruchir Agarwal, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    "Whats in a name".. its better and sensible to retain the sane name to avoid confusion in the national and international trade.Also it will difficult for the tourist to pronounce the new name

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  • Vikas, Udupi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    What would be the new name for Udupi? Can any one guess!!

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore, ottawa

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Makes sense. If a person has a right to change his or her personal names, why should anyone object to a State or a country doing the same and go back to the original roots? Those who do, still cling on to the old British ideas.

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  • thomasaquin, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Why in Kannada??
    It should be named KUDLA!!

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  • N.K, MANGALORE / DUBAI

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    why this kolaveri kolaveri di

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  • agra, mangaluru.

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    this is nothing but wasting public money ,,,

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  • Stany D'Souza, Mumbai / Miyar

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Yes, in the years to come Karkala to Karla, Moodbidri to Bedra and Padubidri to Paddedra and the list goes on...

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  • khursheed, abu dhabi/karkala

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Bye Bye "M A N G A L O R E" .....

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  • Orton, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Soon Mood Bidre will become Bedra

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    KUDLA PANDAD DIVODITTAND..Shuru malpugana onji galate..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/ Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Forget changing names of our CITIES. First change the name of our STATE.
    We are ashamed to say we are from KARNATAKA. It is all because of our CHOR POLITICIANS.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    We Mangaloreans refer to Mangalore as 'Kudla' in daily useage by and large.However Keralites pronounce it as 'Mangalapuram'only.Even the train bogies bound to Mangalore carry sign board as 'Mangalapuram'only.I very much doubt that these boards will be changed as 'Mangaluru' when the name is chanaged as such.The decision of the government reminds me the Tulu proverb" Bele daanthina achaari baaleda pinkaan kettiyege"!!!
    Government may consider the change of name as"Kudla" instead of Mangaluru which is a true tribute to Tulunadu.

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  • IVAN, Mangalore / Muscat

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    when they will repair the roads and provide 24 hrs electricity/water, improvement health sector etc. Just changing the cities name by words what will make difference ! Is there any growth of the city or improvement in Governing system or society will improve. Our leaders lacks vision and intellegence. Transform cities with better infrastructure.

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  • Chetan, Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    This is Kolaveri effect...U after every term. Moon..u, Colour..u, Girl..u, Luv..u.
    Why this foolish..u peolple..u do this..u?

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  • Naik, Muscat

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    I only hope they won't change the name of roads in due course

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Pls Change Belthangady as BOLTHERU and Uppinangady as UBAAR.

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  • Peter Pinto, dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    What about "karnataka"? Should it not be changed to just "NATAKA"?

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  • prakash, mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    If the Zeebra scratched it wont become tiger! Nothing will change in changing names change yourself! these political gimick. Make the cities look cleaner. take out the goondaism!

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  • vincy, haleangadi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    These people are good for these things only.Development govinda !

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  • DEEPAK, ADYAR

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    This government is busy in changing the names of the city rather changing the lives of the People. There is much it can do for upliftment of the people than wasting the time on this.

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  • samuel sadanand, balmatta/kuwait

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    These babus have no other work.so this is the only change to be brought about by the babus and netas?change of name?first let them change their names.everyone must oppose such silly tricks by politicians.the only contribution they can make to the society is this?

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    ...it took 6years just to change the names of cities THEN imagine how many more years/centuries required to make the city or improve the poverty stricken public.... What a great acheivement by all then and now Karnataka governments!!!! No award in whole world would be enough to honour our leaders and system. Anyway with the new names let us hope the cities will have new light n better life.

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  • Abdul Khader Kukkaje, Mangalore/Abudhabi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    After changing also people will say as previous only.the official changing will get some works to printing press to change the documents and some works to painters and some good business to paint shop. one more orguments why we cant change it as "KUDLA " mangalore is known as Tulunadu Tuluvara Nadu.some people can also say their demand or interest as kodiyala maikaala etc.

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  • john Dsouza, USA/Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    When there is lot of Work or changes to be done for the development for the State and for the People. they are worried about the changing the name of the Place. Our so called Political representative are Fit or making Money and Looting Common People moneys

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  • Vincent, Kadubettu

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Mr Stany Robert

    As u r request, i will suggest u as Kaarukalla!!!

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  • Mitwa, Sharjah

    Sun, Feb 26 2012


    Please change this Govt First... Rest all can be changed later..

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  • Abdul Khader Kukkaje, Mangalore/Abudhabi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Kannada schools are going to close.there is no facilities in kannada school.there is no teachers as well as no students for kannada school. government itself thought and coments about closing the kannada schools in karnataka.there is lack of kannada talking people in Bangalore.,which is the capital city of karnatka. may be tamil telugu hindi and english talking people are more then that. Regarding the language Bangalore is known as ENNADA EKKADAGALA NADUVE SWALPA KANNADA.Even the politician childrens (their sons,daughters,grandsons,grand-daughter,etc and all their relatives are studying in english medium school only.,if survying about this, may be there is no kannada medium student of of any politicians.for them, thease language emotions are only for their political benefit.after all there are many politician they can't speak fluent and proper kannada.sometime even our chief minister is speaking english (n tulu) mixed kannada.then what they are going to gain by changing the names of the cities. what they say that in pure kannada.which they are not able to speak..,kannada is a rich language there are the origin kannada words for most of all the things., did they aware? which the kannada words are availbale there still they omit english words for that, while they are speaking kannada. If they have sincere love and respect with our Great Kannada Language.then give all the facilities to goverment kannada schools.should give priority to the kannada medium,students while recruiting for the government jobs. restrict some of the government jobs only for the kannada medium students. First of all better to arrange a kannada class to all the elected represents to speak fluent in kannada.then we can think about changing this names of the cities.

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  • SAYED KALEEM, Udupi/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    We need development.

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  • GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    THIS IS SAME LIKE "PONDELA HUSSANE" WHO CARES ?????? FIRST REPAIR THE ROADS - MAKE A PROPER BUS SHELTERS - GOOD BUS TERMINALS - FOOT PATHS - GOOD FLYOVERS - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - THEN YOU NAME IT AS SINGAPORE !!!!!!!!

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  • Ibrahim, M'lore/Riyadh

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Name of Bombay changed to Mumbai is there any changes they find, still most of the people say Bombay only, instead of concentrate on developemental works?? Jobless people and Hopeless too,,,,,

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  • Arman, Managalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Why we don’t want name to be changed. However yes we want good drinking water electricity and the most important proper drainage systems.

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  • ben, kinnigoly

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    I WOULD LIKE TO RENAME KINNIGOLY AS " GOLIKADE " BECAUSE MY GRANDPA " SAVERAM " USED TO CALL IT THAT WAY !

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  • Louis, Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Yedyrappa changed his name become CM n went to Jail. Change the name of Dharam Singh too. Foolish politicians nothing else to do. Bombay is internationally known and Bombay n not Mumbai. On any way it won't help the public. New generation won't accept these new names with old accent. One more development work from BJP.

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  • vimith peter mathias, pilar/shiva

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    KARNATAKA GOVT CAN NOT CHANGE ANYTHING BESIDE MAKING MONEY, ATLEAST THEY PROVED THAT THEY CAN CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CITIES. VIVA INDIA JAI HO BARATH. vimith/manchakal.

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  • Zahoor Ahmed, Karkal

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Last 6 decades we made such kind of works only.Why not Change India to Bharath

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  • Vinod, Udupi

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    When our governments can't do any development work, they change the names! utter non-sense.. I think the status-quo on the names should be maintained! Wasting tax payers money in changing the names is ridiculous indeed when thousands of people find it difficult to earn livelihood.. Sensible people should protest and hope that sense prevails on the government to maintain status quo!

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  • Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Very nice step taken. Hope this time it will materialize..

    Penalize the people who do not follow the Govt Rule, cancel the licenses of the firms which does not respect the Govt order.

    Bangalore Mirror should become Bengaluru Mirror. Bangalore/Mangalore times should become Bengaluru/Mangaluru times..

    Also make learning Kannada compulsory for outside people. They are earning their bread and butter here, they should respect our language also..

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  • R.Fernandes, Dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Nonsense. There are better jobs to do.

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  • Ronald Raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    What next change name from Daram Singh to Daramanna Simha? Will he agree to that? This is Stupidity!.

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  • Noel F Lewis, Kinnigoli/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    This is BS! Guys are you not comfortable with the existing once??

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  • Ananth Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Old Wine in New Bottle! Or i must say, Old Wine, Old Bottle, New Cork!!

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  • GERALD, Modankap-Bantwal

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    MALLUS ALREADY NAMED IT AS "MANGLAPURAM" - KANNADIGAS ARE VERY LAZY IN EVERY WORK

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  • Stany Robert, Nitte/Kakarla

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    How can I change name of my town - Karkala to KARLA.....Anyone suggest please.

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  • Dexter, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 26 2012

    Oh Gosh.....absolute non sense

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