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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 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 neighboring satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh and Sonipat 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.


India reimposes some restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Muslim festival

Indian authorities reimposed some restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Sunday ahead of the Muslim festival Eid, amid fears that large gatherings could trigger renewed protests against Delhi's withdrawal..
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Thousands protest in Indian Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi's withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar on..
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Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India [Video]Security high as restrictions eased in Kashmir but Pakistan cuts last direct link to India

For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, allowing people to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. Rough cut..

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Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

The longest-serving chief minister of Delhi dies in the capital after a long illness.
BBC News - Published

Bus crash kills 29 in northern India

The bus was carrying about 50 people and travelling from Lucknow to the Indian capital, Delhi.
BBC News - Published

In drought-hit Delhi, the haves get limitless water, the poor fight for every drop

In this teeming capital city of more than 20 million people, a worsening drought is amplifying the vast inequality between India's rich and poor.
Reuters - Published

India's Modi visits bombed Sri Lanka church, vows support after attacks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday honored those killed by Islamist militants in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings, vowing support for the island nation as Delhi seeks to counter the rise of China..
Reuters - Published

Delhi metro: Will free public transport make women safer?

delhi metro: will free public transport make women safer?
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's plan sparks a debate on public transport and women's safety.
BBC News - Published

Narendra Modi sworn in for second term after election landslide

narendra modi sworn in for second term after election landslide
Thousands are attending the ceremony in central Delhi, including Bollywood stars and regional leaders.
BBC News - Published

India votes in penultimate phase of seven-round general election

Voters in Delhi and elsewhere in India's north lined up early on Sunday to cast their ballots in the second-to-last round of a seven-phase general election, with the opposition seeking a united stand..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan summons Delhi envoy in protest against any possible 'misadventure'

Pakistan, warning of a possible new attack by giant neighbor India, said on Sunday it had summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner to protest against any "misadventure".
Reuters - Published

Khawaja century sees Australia win ODI series against India

khawaja century sees australia win odi series against india
Australia beat India by 35 runs in the fifth one-day international in Delhi to overturn a 2-0 series deficit and win 3-2.
BBC News - Published

Trump moves to scrap trade privilege for India, Delhi plays down impact

U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan warns India against attack

pakistan warns india against attack
PM Imran Khan also urges Delhi to provide evidence to support its claims that Pakistan was involved.
BBC News - Published

India-Pakistan crisis: Saudi Arabia aims to de-escalate tensions

india-pakistan crisis: saudi arabia aims to de-escalate tensions
Saudi Arabia hopes to soothe India-Pakistan tensions, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Delhi.
BBC News - Published

Karol Bagh: Seventeen die in India Delhi hotel fire

karol bagh: seventeen die in india delhi hotel fire
A video shows people jumping from the fourth floor of Arpit Palace hotel in India's capital Delhi.
BBC News - Published

India's singing, beatboxing policeman wins hearts

india's singing, beatboxing policeman wins hearts
Delhi traffic policeman Vikas Singh has become a viral video star in India.
BBC News - Published

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