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Friday, November 03, 2006

Bangalore Bangaluru

The city in southwest India, capital of Karnataka, India's high-tech capital Bangalore, known worldwide as an outsourcing hub. The government has decided to change the name of Bangalore into Bengaluru. In recent years regional groups and prominent writers demanded the name of the city, home to six million people, be changed to better reflect the local language. Bengaluru is a transliteration of the original spelling, according to state historians.

Sunil Mehta, vice-president of Indian software and outsourcing services lobby group NASSCOM, said the new name would not affect the more than 1,500 information technology companies that have set up base in Bangalore.

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