FW: Change of timezone City for India

Chenthill pchenthill at novell.com
Wed Jul 2 06:42:01 UTC 2008

I would suggest the capital of India, Delhi alone to be listed.

- Chenthill.
On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 11:16 -0400, Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
> I'm forwarding this message from Goldwyn Rodrigues, who is not on the
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> replies appropriately.
> 				--ado
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Goldwyn Rodrigues [mailto:rgoldwyn at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 5:23 AM
> To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
> Subject: Change of timezone City for India
> Hi,
> I am not sure how the timezone city for India is addressed as Kolkatta
> (formerly known as Calcutta, and listed in timezone as Calcutta), but
> this has been the case since I started using Linux, and don't know the
> reason of the city being used.
> India has only one timezone. I woulid like to suggest to change the
> city to Delhi (from Calcutta), which is the capital of India, and has
> been stable since the country's independence in 1947. If your criteria
> is the most populous city, it would be Mumbai (formerly Bombay).
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_populous_cities_in_India
> Delhi being the capital, is also closer to Allahabad (actually
> Mirzapur), which is the city used for the official meridian, and Delhi
> is also the site of National Physical Laboratory, which is used for
> time keeping. For more details
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Standard_Time

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