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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 Central National Capital Region (CNCR) 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 city by particulate matter concentration.

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Process to form Sena-led govt in final stages: Uddhav to MLAs

Amid hectic political activity for government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met his party's legislators here and told them that the process to form a Sena-led..
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Maharashtra govt formation moves: Uddhav meets Sena legislators

As the government formation process picked momentum in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met his party's legislators to discuss the political situation in the state. Sena MLA..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Delhi


Priyanka Chopra Wears Face Mask On Set In Delhi [Video]Priyanka Chopra Wears Face Mask On Set In Delhi

According to CNN, smog in Delhi worsens at this time of the year, as temperatures dip and farmers light fires to clear their land. It is ranked as the most polluted city in the world. And actress..

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As Delhi chokes, odd-numbered cars are banned from the roads [Video]As Delhi chokes, odd-numbered cars are banned from the roads

Authorities in New Delhi have banished all cars with number plates ending in an odd number from the road, as they try to tackle a hazardous shroud of pollution. David Doyle reports.

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Delhi pollution 'like smoking 50 cigarettes a day' [Video]Delhi pollution 'like smoking 50 cigarettes a day'

Air quality has dropped to its worst recorded level this year in New Delhi and nearby cities, with a thick haze hanging over the Indian capital. Emer McCarthy reports.

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BJP, AAP clash in Rajya Sabha over water quality in Delhi

BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members clashed in Rajya Sabha on Friday over the quality of water being piped to households in the national capital, prompting an angry response from chairman M Venkaiah..
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Sharad Pawar outwitted Chanakya of politics: NCP takes a jibe at BJP

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has finally "outwitted" the "so-called Chanakya of the Indian politics", the party said on Friday, as it inches closer to forming a government with Shiv Sena and Congress in..
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AQI remains in 'poor' category in Delhi, situation to improve further in 48 hours

As people in the national capital region continue to suffer from rising pollution levels, the AQI remained in the poor category on Friday morning.
DNA - Published

Islamic insurgents spreading terror throughout J&K and elsewhere in India: US lawmaker

"India faces many regional and geopolitical threats. Islamic insurgents are a constant threat, spreading terror throughout Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in India. We should support the government in..
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BIS calls meeting of state authorities to discuss drinking water quality amid blame game in Delhi


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Centre claims Delhi's air quality improving


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INX Media case: Delhi court allows ED to quiz Chidambaram in Tihar on Nov 22, 23


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Delhi water sample row: Kejriwal's nominee for joint water testing rejected by Paswan

Yesterday, Arvind Kejriwal rejected the BIS study, saying that the city's water supply should not be judged based on an analysis of 11 samples.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra govt formation: Leaders of Congress, NCP meet in Delhi


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Why 'cash for stubble' couldn't save Delhi from toxic air

Farmers in Punjab welcome government's aid, however, they say it came a little too late
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Delhi Air Quality likely to be 'very poor' today, may worsen in next 48 hours

According to the Center-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 269 in the morning.
DNA - Published

Delhi man impersonating as Lufthansa pilot with 'fake ID' nabbed at IGI airport

CISF said the man used the fake ID to get privilege at airports.
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Sonia Gandhi expresses concern over Delhi air pollution


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Lok Sabha Speaker pulls up officials for skipping Parliamentary panel meet on pollution; next meet on Wednesday

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pulled them up and asked officials, absent from the meet on pollution in Delhi, to ensure that it is not repeated. The panel's head Jagdambika Pal had written to the speaker..
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Quake hits Nepal, tremors felt in Delhi, Lucknow


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Over 20,000 volunteers have joined AAP through 'AK' mobile app: Party leader

More than 20,000 volunteers have joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) through the 'AK' mobile application which was launched by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal last month, senior party leader Pankaj..
IndiaTimes - Published

Con man boards over 15 flights as pilot, held

CISF apprehended a person impersonating a as Lufthansa pilot while boarding an AirAsia India flight from Delhi to Kolkata on Monday and handed him over to the police. The impersonator is learnt to have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi-NCR: Air quality index improves to 'Poor' category

Notably, Gurugram's AQI was found to be in the 'moderate' category
DNA - Published

Times Literature Festival: Save the dates for Delhi’s biggest celebration of writers & the written word


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JNU Protests: Students' agitation over hostel fee hike brings Delhi to halt

JNUSU office-bearers later met MHRD officials and handed over a memorandum with demands.
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JNU Protest: Metro stations closed, roads blocked in Delhi - Latest updates

Students continue their protest against JNU hostel fee hike.
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Ahead of Sonia-Pawar meet, Uddhav Thackeray defers Nov 24 Ayodhya visit

NCP president Sharad Pawar is expected to meet his Congress counterpart Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday to discuss government formation. In the wake of the supreme court judgment on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media: ED moves HC seeking rectification of inadvertent error in P Chidambaram's bail order

The ED in its application urged the court to correct the "accidental slip/inadvertent error" that is there in the November 15 verdict passed by Justice Suresh Kait. The facts of another case have found..
IndiaTimes - Published

INX Media money laundering case: Chidambaram moves SC challenging HC order dismissing bail plea

The Delhi high court had on Friday dismissed Chidambaram's bail plea in the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), saying prima facie allegations against him are serious in nature and he..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi: Dip in pollution level, but AQI remains in 'poor' category

No relief to the citizens of Delhi.
DNA - Published

President's rule should end in Maharashtra, says NCP leader Nawab Malik

The statement comes a day before party supremo Sharad Pawar is set to meet Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the next course of action pertaining to the Maharashtra political..
DNA - Published

Delhi experiences slight improvement in air quality, AQI down from 'severe' to 'poor'

Yesterday, the AQI at certain places in Delhi remained in the 'severe' category
DNA - Published

Sharad Pawar-Congress meeting may seal Maharashtra deal

Congress and NCP leaders expect the process of government formation in Maharashtra along with Shiv Sena to gain momentum after NCP president Sharad Pawar irons out the differences with senior Congress..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi’s tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai’s best: BIS

Tap water in Mumbai is the safest for drinking while Delhi’s water is the worst among 21 big cities, according to a report based on sample tests done by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Of greater..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sharad Pawar likely to meet Sonia in Delhi, discuss alliance with Shiv Sena


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Mumbai tops ranking for tap water quality; Delhi finishes at bottom

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that tap water in Delhi and several other cities did not comply with the requirements according to a study conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards. "Mumbai tops..
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Shiv Sena may not attend NDA meet in Delhi on November 17


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Govt should have paid as much attention to pollution as it did to Article 370: Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday hit out at the government over the pollution crisis in Delhi, saying the Centre should have paid as much attention to poor air quality as it did in..
IndiaTimes - Published

BIS study: Mumbai tops ranking for quality of tap water, Delhi lowest

Kolkata ranked the second-lowest with 9/9 samples failing
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to chair all-party meeting today ahead of winter session

Om Birla will hold a meeting on Saturday with the leaders of all parties in the House for the smooth functioning of Parliament during the winter session which is beginning from Monday. Among the bills..
IndiaTimes - Published

Goa top cop Pranab Nanda dies of heart attack during official visit to Delhi

Pranab Nanda was a 1988 batch Indian Police Service officer (IPS) officer.
DNA - Published

Delhi: Man arrested for smuggling drones, iPhones worth approx Rs 26 lakh at IGI airport

''A large consignment of drone, mobile phones, and memory cards were found from the luggage of the accused,'' the customs department stated.
DNA - Published

Thick smog covers national capital as AQI remains in 'severe' category at some places in Delhi

The air quality index in Wazipur and Mundka are at 437 and 458 (severe category) respectively.
DNA - Published

Bail for P Chidambaram will send wrong message: Judge

The Delhi high court on Friday denied bail to former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case and said his role appeared to be "active and key" and the allegations against..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Odd-even’ not effective, explore other steps, SC tells Delhi govt

The bench pulled up the city government and said: “Stubble burning is only for a few days. There will be a problem even after it has stopped. The situation will further deteriorate when there will be..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi court directs police to issue 10-day pre-arrest notice to Shehla Rashid, dismisses anticipatory bail

The activist had levelled a series of allegations on the situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre abrogated Article 370 on August 5.
DNA - Published

CBI raids Amnesty International Bengaluru, Delhi offices


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'My work will speak': Gautam Gambhir responds to attacks over his absence from Delhi

BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Friday hit out at his critics who have targeted him over his absence from the national capital amid the worsening air pollution that has disrupted city's normal life.
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi's schools to reopen next week, parents wary of hazardous air

Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most..
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Delhi Air Pollution: How do people breathe? Supreme Court asks AAP government

The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Delhi government over the increasing air pollution in the city. The court also noted that the Odd-Even scheme might not be the solution to curb air pollution.
DNA - Published

Joint action by all agencies needed to combat air pollution in Delhi: Prakash Javadekar


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Delhi pollution: Key officials skip crucial meet


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Delhi HC denies bail to P Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case

Earlier on Wednesday, a Delhi court had extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram till November 27 in the INX Media money laundering case.
DNA - Published

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