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3 villages in Rajasthan renamed: MHA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three villages in -- Ismail Khurd, Miyon ka Bara and Narpada -- have been renamed as Pichanwa Khurd, and Narpura respectively, officials said today.

The decisions came months ahead of the Assembly elections in Rajasthan, which currently has a BJP government headed by

of the district has been renamed as Pichanwa Khurd, Miyon ka Bara in district has been renamed as while Narpada in district has been renamed as Narpura, an official source said.

The names were changed after the received no objections from the Ministry of Railways, which conveyed that no railway station, no post office and no village exist with the new names.

The decisions to change the names were taken by the following three separate proposals of the government.

Another source said there have been demands from the villagers that due to their names, there were difficulties for the residents to receive matrimonial proposals.

The renaming of the three villages came in the wake of change of name of Mughalsarai railway station to Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction in

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry, has not yet received the government's proposal to change the name of the state from to 'Bangla'.

The Assembly had passed a resolution on July 26 for this.

The name of any state was changed last time in 2011, when became Odisha. Names of was changed to in 1995, to in 1996, to in 2001.

The central government had approved the name changes for 11 cities of Karnataka, that include to Bengaluru, in 2014.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:25 IST
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