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Mumbai News Live: Maharashtra cabinet decides to rename Aurangabad to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, Osmanabad to Dharashiv – The Indian Express

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (File)

Mumbai Rains, IMD Weather Forecast Mumbai Live:  The Maharashtra cabinet Saturday ratified the decision to rename Aurangabad as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad as Dharashiv. The Navi Mumbai airport has been renamed DB Patil airport. Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “We will bring in a resolution in the Maharashtra assembly pertaining to the name change which will then be forwarded to the centre for clearance.”

Shinde said the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government’s decision to rename Aurangabad city when it had been reduced to minority was illegal, and it will be ratified again in the next cabinet meeting. The Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government had earlier announced the renaming of Aurangabad in central Maharashtra as `Sambhajinagar’ — after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s elder son Chhatrapati Sambhaji — in its last cabinet meeting on June 29, hours before Thackeray resigned.

In other news, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Saturday has predicted moderate rain in the city of Mumbai. “Possibility of heavy rainfall at isolated places. Occasional strong winds with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely,” IMD said. Also, rain-related incidents have claimed the lives of 102 persons across Maharashtra so far during the ongoing monsoon season, the state disaster management authority said in a report on Friday. These figures are between June 1 and July 14, it said.

Mumbai News Live Updates: Eknath Shinde govt to decide on renaming cities at cabinet meet today; Orange alert issued for Palghar, rainfall in certain parts likely to reduce from Saturday; follow this space for more live updates.