Bangalore : The Karnataka government on Friday decided to rename Belgaum as Belagavi and an official announcement in this regard will be made on November 1, the state formation day, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday. Belgaum is in Karnataka but Maharashtra claims that it should belong to it. Siddaramaiah made the announcement after a meeting of leaders of political parties, Kannada litterateurs and various organisations in connection with the case on the boundary row between Maharashtra and Karnataka pending before the Supreme Court.

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