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New Delhi: Capital of India
New Delhi is a district located in NCT Delhi. New Delhi serves as the capital of India and the seat of all three branches of the Government of India.


PM Modi launches 'Transparent Taxation' platform to honour honest taxpayer [Video]

PM Modi launches 'Transparent Taxation' platform to honour honest taxpayer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a platform for "Transparent Taxation - Honoring the Honest" via video conferencing in New Delhi on August 12. "This platform has big reforms such as faceless..

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi vacates Delhi bungalow after Centre’s order [Video]

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi vacates Delhi bungalow after Centre’s order

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra vacated her official Lodhi Estate bungalow on Thursday. Priyanka handed over the possession to CPWD on Thursday. An official statement issued by the..

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'Respecting partners imperative': PM Modi at Mauritius SC building inauguration [Video]

'Respecting partners imperative': PM Modi at Mauritius SC building inauguration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building in Port Louis through video conferencing. The new Supreme Court building..

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Source of 80% new COVID cases can be traced within 72 hrs: Health Ministry [Video]

Source of 80% new COVID cases can be traced within 72 hrs: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry on community transmission has stated that in 80% of new cases, source of infection and close contacts can be traced within 72 hours. "India has cluster of cases and pockets of..

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HM Amit Shah launches Plantation Drive from his residence [Video]

HM Amit Shah launches Plantation Drive from his residence

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched Plantation Drive 2020 from his residence in New Delhi. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi was also present at the event.

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Study: Nearly A Quarter Of Residents Of This World Capital Have Already Had COVID-19 [Video]

Study: Nearly A Quarter Of Residents Of This World Capital Have Already Had COVID-19

Alarming new data from New Delhi, India reveals nearly one in four residents there may have been infected with the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to CNN, antibody tests on a random sample of..

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Dead body found near submerged bus under Minto Bridge [Video]

Dead body found near submerged bus under Minto Bridge

A body was found near waterlogged road under Minto Bridge on July 19. It was retrieved by a trackman working at New Delhi yard. Trackman Ramniwas Meena said, "I spotted the body while I was on duty at..

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South China Sea is part of global commons: MEA [Video]

South China Sea is part of global commons: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on July 16 said that the South China Sea is a part of global commons, and New Delhi has an "abiding interest" in peace and stability in the region. "South China sea is..

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Over 2 lakh stranded Indians repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission: Air India CMD [Video]

Over 2 lakh stranded Indians repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission: Air India CMD

Over 2 lakh stranded Indians have been repatriated under government's Vande Bharat Mission by Air India, informed the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, Rajiv Bansal. "As on July 13, Air..

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Traders' body CAIT distributes 'Boycott China' facemasks in Delhi markets [Video]

Traders' body CAIT distributes 'Boycott China' facemasks in Delhi markets

'Boycott China' facemasks were worn by people in India in protest against China's expansionist policies. In capital New Delhi, a large number of facemasks were distributed in busy market areas to make..

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Kerala CM Office involved in gold smuggling case: JP Nadda [Video]

Kerala CM Office involved in gold smuggling case: JP Nadda

BJP president JP Nadda on July 12 accused the Office of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of having involvement in the state's gold smuggling case. "We can see the heat in CM's office also. He..

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India expects China to restore peace on border: MEA [Video]

India expects China to restore peace on border: MEA

held a press conference in the national capital. While briefing the mediapersons on India-China border issue in Ladakh, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on July 2 said that..

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Hike in fuel prices halts [Video]

Hike in fuel prices halts

After 21 consecutive days of surge, fuel prices didn't go uphill on June 28. Price of petrol stands at Rs 80.38/litre and diesel costs Rs 80.40/litre in New Delhi. For the 1st time, diesel had crossed..

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Coronavirus: Indian hospitals overwhelmed with thousands of cases [Video]

Coronavirus: Indian hospitals overwhelmed with thousands of cases

In India's worst-hit cities New Delhi and Mumbai, reports of people being turned away from hospitals continue.

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Officials of Indian Embassy in Pakistan return to India [Video]

Officials of Indian Embassy in Pakistan return to India

Five officials of the Indian Embassy in Pakistan, including the two who were abducted and tortured by Pakistan security agencies, return to India via the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on June 22...

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Rajnath Singh departs for Russia [Video]

Rajnath Singh departs for Russia

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left for Russia on June 22 from New Delhi. Rajnath Singh will attend 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow. The Defence Minister will also hold talks to further deepen the..

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China 'returns captured Indian soldiers' [Video]

China 'returns captured Indian soldiers'

China has returned 10 Indian soldiers captured during a deadly border clash earlier this week, an Indian government source said on Friday, as two Asian nuclear powers sought to de-escalate tensions on..

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India-China military talks: New Delhi seeks PLA disengagement from Fingers area, friction points in Eastern Ladakh

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MEA thanks Afghanisthan for safe return of of 11 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

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The phase-I human clinical trial of India's first indigenously-developed vaccine against novel coronavirus, Covaxin, began at the AIIMS in New Delhi on Friday with the first dose of the injection given..
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