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Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

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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 called the 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. 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. Delhi is of great historical significance as an important commercial, transport, and cultural hub, as well as the political centre of India.

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Devotees flock to Delhi's Bankhandi Mahadev Temple on 1st Monday of 'Sawan' month [Video]

Devotees flock to Delhi's Bankhandi Mahadev Temple on 1st Monday of 'Sawan' month

Prayers were offered at Bankhandi Mahadev Temple in Delhi's Chandni Chowk on the first Monday of 'sawan' month. Precautionary measures are being taken by temple authorities in view of COVID spread...

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India Now Has The Third Highest Number Of COVID-19 Cases In The World [Video]

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CM Shivraj Chouhan wishes Ram Vilas Paswan on his birthday [Video]

CM Shivraj Chouhan wishes Ram Vilas Paswan on his birthday

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan at the latter's residence in Delhi on July 05. Ramvilas Paswan's son Lok Janshakti Party..

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Delhi likely to receive heavy rain on July 7-8: IMD [Video]

Delhi likely to receive heavy rain on July 7-8: IMD

Indian Meteorological Department, Senior Scientist, Rajendra Kumar Jenamani on July 05 said that Delhi received good rainfall today and this spell will remain for few days. On July 7-8 Delhi may..

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Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Harsh Vardhan visit DRDO-built COVID Hospital in Delhi [Video]

Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Harsh Vardhan visit DRDO-built COVID Hospital in Delhi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on July 05. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also..

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PM Modi calls on President Kovind, briefs him on national, international issues [Video]

PM Modi calls on President Kovind, briefs him on national, international issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on President Ram Nath Kovind in Delhi on June 05. He briefed President Kovind on the issues of national and international importance. The meeting took place at..

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G Kishan Reddy, CM Kejriwal visits DRDO-built COVID Hospital in Delhi [Video]

G Kishan Reddy, CM Kejriwal visits DRDO-built COVID Hospital in Delhi

Union Minister G Kishan Reddy visited DRDO-built COVID Hospital near Air Force Station in Delhi on July 05. CM Arvind Kejriwal also visited the COVID hospital. Speaking on it, CM Kejriwal said, "For..

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Have experience of several months in handling COVID patients: ITBP DG SS Deswal [Video]

Have experience of several months in handling COVID patients: ITBP DG SS Deswal

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is the nodal agency to operate the 10,000 bedded Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Beas in Chattarpur. At the inaugural ceremony, DG of ITBP,..

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Rain, thunderstorm bring respite for Delhiites [Video]

Rain, thunderstorm bring respite for Delhiites

Rain lashed out in parts of Delhi on July 05 early morning. Lightning and thunderstorm were also observed which brought a change in weather. It has brought a much-needed relief from the heatwave..

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Plasma donors in Delhi step up to help positive patients [Video]

Plasma donors in Delhi step up to help positive patients

Amid tensions of Corona virus all over the country, people are making efforts to rid off it, therefore Plasma Bank has been set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi...

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Delhi's Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Mosque reopens for public [Video]

Delhi's Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Mosque reopens for public

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi's famous Jama Masjid reopened their doors for devotees on July 04. The mosque will remain open from 9 am to 10 pm while following social distancing norms. Fatehpuri mosque..

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Watch: Drunken cop driver runs car over woman in Delhi [Video]

Watch: Drunken cop driver runs car over woman in Delhi

In disturbing incident in Delhi, a car ran over a woman near Chilla Village in Delhi on July 03. It is reported that the accused cop was under the influence of alcohol at the time of incident. He has..

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Asadha Poornima: India is proud of being 'land of origin of Dhamma', says President Kovind [Video]

Asadha Poornima: India is proud of being 'land of origin of Dhamma', says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on July 04 addressed the nation on the occasion of Asadha Poornima in Delhi. He said, "India is proud of being the land of the origin of the Dhamma. It was from India that it..

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Fake salt manufacturing racket busted in Delhi [Video]

Fake salt manufacturing racket busted in Delhi

Delhi Police busted a fake salt manufacturing racket. Police have recovered over 3,000 kg of fake salt and a manufacturing machine from their possession. The police team conducted a raid at a shop and..

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Delhi will definitely receive rainfall on July 4: IMD scientist [Video]

Delhi will definitely receive rainfall on July 4: IMD scientist

India Meteorological Department's senior scientist, RK Jenamani on the weather conditions in Gujarat and Delhi. Jenamani said, "Gujarat will receive very heavy rainfall from July 04 and 05. Delhi will..

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Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 crore compensation cheque to family of doctor who died of COVID [Video]

Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 crore compensation cheque to family of doctor who died of COVID

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 03 met the family of LNJP Hospital's Dr. Aseem Gupta who died due to COVID-19. The CM handed over a compensation amount of Rs 1 crore to his family during..

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