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Delhi: Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital
Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by the state of Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries, and include the neighbouring satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida in an area now called National Capital Region (NCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second-largest urban area according to the United Nations. As of 2016, recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires. Delhi ranks fifth among the Indian states and union territories in human development index. Delhi has the second-highest GDP per capita in India. Furthermore, it is considered one of the world's most polluted cities by particulate matter concentration.


Protesters clash in Delhi: Army says 'not deployed for internal security duties'

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PM’s radio message: From aiding artisans to being ‘student for life’

“A few days ago, at a small place at the Hunar Haat in Delhi, I witnessed hues of our country’s diverse expanse, cultures, traditions, cuisines and the warmth of emotions,” the PM said and shared..
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Videos for Delhi

India pollution: Calls for action to improve Delhi air quality [Video]India pollution: Calls for action to improve Delhi air quality

With elections on the horizon, a call for action from residents of one of the world's most polluted cities.

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Gunman fires at anti-CAA protest rally in Delhi [Video]Gunman fires at anti-CAA protest rally in Delhi

Teenage suspect in police custody after he fires at protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia university, injuring a student.

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Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university [Video]Facing criticism, Delhi police probe attack on students at elite university

Delhi police are investigating how masked men burst into a premier university and attacked a student protest with sticks and rods, an officer said on Monday, the latest incident to ignite criticism of..

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DD gears up for Donald Trump's visit

Public broadcaster Doordarshan has deployed a fleet of high definition broadcast vans and cameras in Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi to provide live coverage of US President Donald Trump's visit to India, a..
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How Carterpuri village near Delhi got its name? Hint - It is named after a former US President

arter had visited the village since his mother Lillian Gordy Carter had been stationed in the village in the 1960s as a social worker.
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Mother and cop at same time! Gujarat police constable takes care of 1-year-old son during duty, earns praises

"And here in Delhi women are sacrificing their kids in the name of protest," a Twitter user wrote in response
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Top News of the Day | Feb 23, 2020: Anti-CAA stir turns violent in Delhi's Jaffrabad, India all set to host Trump & more

In top news of the day on Sunday, February 23, 2020, an anti-CAA protest near the Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi turned violent. Kiwi pacer Trent Boult produced a terrific performance to..
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Clash between two groups at northeast Delhi's Jaffrabad as anti-CAA protesters block road

The protest began on Saturday night as protesters gathered near the metro station, blocking a road which connects Seelampur with Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.
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Nirbhaya case: Delhi court dismisses convict Vinay Sharma's petition seeking psychiatric treatment

Vinay Sharma had received minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment after he banged his head on the wall on February 16. He then moved the court with a plea seeing direction to jail..
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Kejriwal, Sisodia unlikely to accompany Melania during Delhi school visit

Sources said that both were to attend the programme since the school comes under the government of Delhi. Melania Trump after reaching Hyderabad House here on February 25 will move to a Delhi..
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Delhi Court allows Shashi Tharoor to travel abroad

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor had moved an application in a Delhi court on Tuesday, seeking permission to travel abroad. Shashi Tharoor is an accused in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death case and is..
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Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia barred from attending Melania Trump's Delhi govt school visit: AAP

US First Lady Melania Trump is scheduled to visit a Delhi government school in South Delhi to attend a "happiness class". The curriculum was introduced by Manish Sisodia two years ago.
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Shaheen Bagh: Protesters OK with opposite carriageway opening

Though the protesters remained adamant that they won’t move from their present spot, they also insisted that it was the police which had closed the carriageway on the other side, thereby giving the..
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Delhi: Fitness machine installed at Anand Vihar Railway Station gives you free platform ticket

The unique initiative was shared by Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Twitter
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UP Police opens Noida-Faridabad road closed due to Shaheen Bagh protests, shuts after few minutes

According to reports, the police removed the barricades on the stretch from Noida's Mahamaya flyover to Delhi and Faridabad was opened just for the passage of a bus.
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PM Modi, Amit Shah can't always help, RSS cautions BJP after Delhi poll debacle

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Build grand statue of Hanuman ji in Ayodhya Ram Mandir premises, he was Lord Ram's favourite: AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj

Bhardwaj is the elected MLA of Delhi's Greater Kailash, where the registered office of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi trust is located
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Air India extends suspension of its China flights till June 30

Last month, the national carrier had suspended its six weekly Delhi-Shanghai flights from January 31 to February 14. However, it did not restart the flight operations from February 15 onwards. The..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 20, 2020: Nirbhaya convict seeks psychiatric care, Air India suspends flights to China & more

In top news of the day on Thursday, February 20, 2020, one of the Nirbhaya case convicts moved a Delhi court seeking psychiatric treatment for himself. India's flag carrier airline, Air India, on..
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War of words in Congress: Now, Sandeep Dikshit raises 'leadership question'; gets Shashi Tharoor's support

The differences within the Congress after the party's drubbing in the recently concluded Delhi assembly elections refuse to die down. Sandeep Dikshit, who is the son of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit,..
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How Arvind Kejriwal model of development poses threat to BJP in upcoming state polls

After sweeping Delhi assembly election, AAP now plans to go national and also replicate the ‘Kejriwal model of development’ in other states. Also, several states have started emulating this model..
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1997 Uphaar tragedy case: SC rejects curative plea of victims against verdict sparing Ansal brothers further jail term

While 59 people died of asphyxia, over 100 others were injured in the stampede after a fire broke out in Delhi's Uphaar Cinema
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Melania Trump to visit Delhi govt school during India visit: Sources

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Aircel-Maxis: Delhi court grants time till May 4 to CBI, ED to complete probe

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Not in a hurry for US trade deal, says India ahead of Trump visit

Earlier, Trump indicated that a bilateral trade deal during his visit to Delhi next week might not be on the cards as he was "saving the big deal" with India for later.
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PM Modi visits 'Hunar Haat' in Delhi; interacts with artisans, enjoys 'litti chokha'

More than 250 stalls have been set up at India Gate lawns as part of "Hunar Haat" programme in Delhi.
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Top News of the Day | Feb 19, 2020: Kejriwal's meeting with Amit Shah, talks with Shaheen Bagh protesters and more

In top news of the day on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah. This was their first meeting after the AAP trounced the BJP..
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Delhi elections prove Modi-Shah are not invincible, says AAP as it plans strategy for Goa

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Delhi court grants bail to ex-Niti Aayog CEO, others in INX Media case

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'Very good and fruitful meeting': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah

The meeting was held at Amit Shah's residence.
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Court adjourns hearing in JNU sedition case due to pending sanctions by Delhi govt

Under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the court cannot take cognizance of the police charge sheet without sanction from the state government.
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Round trip to Bangkok will now cost you just Rs 13,000

The cheapest return fare on flight from Mumbai departing to Bangkok this week was Rs 12,300 and from Delhi Rs 13,400. In comparison, a Mumbai-Bagdogra was Rs 13,500 and Delhi-Bagdogra Rs 11,000. Ditto..
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Average Delhi temp in April could be 1-1.5°C higher than normal

In April, the mean temperature is likely to be higher than normal by 1-1.5°C in Delhi, UP, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, MP and most of Maharashtra. February has already turned out to be warm this..
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80 lakh foreigners, jihadis in Assam NRC, NGO tells SC

"Azharuddin, Ranjit Ali, Luit Jamiul Jamal and Muqaddir Islam, all arrested jihadis, have been declared Indian citizens through the NRC. We have been repeatedly pointing out these wrongs and prodding..
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Thanking Lord Hanuman, AAP's Saurabh Bhardwaj to organise regular Sunderkand path in Delhi's Greater Kailash

This is in line with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's earlier sentiments, seeking the blessings of Lord Hanuman.
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People of Delhi taught a lesson to BJP which it will remember for long: Gehlot

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BJP appoints observers to select leader of legislative party in Delhi, Jharkhand assemblies

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Shashi Tharoor moves application in Delhi court to travel abroad

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Top News of the Day | Feb 17, 2020: New death warrant for Nirbhaya convicts, more videos of Jamia violence emerge & more

In top news of the day on Monday, February 17, 2020, the Patiala House Court issued fresh death warrants for all four individuals convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case. After a video..
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Colleges miffed as govt pushes them to promote its schemes

At a recent workshop in Delhi, social media coordinators from premier institutions such as IITs, IIMs and IISERs, among others, were not only asked to make extensive use of their Twitter handles to..
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Videos of police action inside Jamia library trigger fresh row

Two months after violence at Delhi’s Jamia university during an anti-CAA protest, a video clip showing police barging into a varsity library and beating up people there with sticks went viral early..
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PM Modi congratulates Arvind Kejriwal on taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister

PM Modi was also invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Kejriwal, besides BJP MPs and MLAs from Delhi. Modi, however, could not attend.
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Top News of the Day | Feb 16, 2020: Kejriwal swears in as Delhi CM, IPL 2020 schedule announced, and more

In top news of the day on Sunday, February 16, 2020, Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time. The fixture-list of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)..
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Ahead of Bihar polls, BJP attempts to reign in party leaders who make controversial remarks

A few days back, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had attributed controversial remarks made by some party leaders as one of the reasons for the BJP's defeat in Delhi polls.
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'Love is free': Delhi CM Kejriwal defends AAP govt on freebies

Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third successive time on Sunday, defended the AAP government during its previous regime on giving freebies to the people.
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Modi-Shah not invincible: Sanjay Raut on Delhi Assembly poll results

In his weekly column in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', its executive editor Raut criticised BJP's "religion-centric" political strategy while lauding the developmental works of the Arvind Kejriwal-led..
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Arvind Kejriwal swears in as Delhi CM for third time, retains 2015 cabinet

Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (February 16) took oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time at the Ramlila Maidan.
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BJP cries over split milk in spate of meetings over Delhi poll debacle

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17 people from Delhi who returned from abroad before coronavirus screening showed symptoms, hospitalised

Seventeen people, out of a large number of passengers who had arrived in Delhi from China and other coronavirus-affected countries before the screening at the airport began around mid-January, have..
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Rare vintage automobile beauties from India and abroad steal show at car rally

From 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster from the US to a 1939 Buick Roadmaster convertible sedan from Canada, besides a bevy of other vintage four-wheeled beauties on Saturday rolled across the streets of..
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J&K: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal booked under PSA

Former IAS officer and chief of Jammu & Kashmir People's Movement Shah Faesal has been booked under the PSA. The JKPM leader, who was bound to fly out of India, was detained at the Delhi airport in..
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