Monday, May 03, 2010

Jullender, Simla were never changed to Jalandhar, Shimla

Colonial era spellings of names of cities like 'Jullender' and 'Simla' were never changed to Jalandhar and Shimla, the union home ministry has revealed in reply to a query put under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The ministry made the revelation in reply to a query by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal, who asked if it is true that British-given spellings to names of cities like Jullender and Simla were rectified in tune with their actual pronunciation like Jalandhar and Shimla. 'As per records available with the ministry, no proposals were received from the state government nor approved by the central government giving to changing the name of Jullender and Simla to change as Jalandhar and Shimla,' the home ministry reply said.
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