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Delhi: Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital
Delhi, officially known as 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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Hathras woman, allegedly gang-rape, dies at Delhi hospital [Video]

Hathras woman, allegedly gang-rape, dies at Delhi hospital

A 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was allegedly gangraped in UP's Hathras, died on Tuesday. The woman was allegedly raped by four men in her village on Sep 14 when she went to a farm. She was taken to a..

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Congress showed its true colours: Dharmendra Pradhan on tractor blazed near India Gate [Video]

Congress showed its true colours: Dharmendra Pradhan on tractor blazed near India Gate

Punjab Youth Congress workers set ablaze a tractor at India Gate on Sep 28 as they were protesting against farm reforms and other issues. Later, 5 people, residents of Punjab were detained in..

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Watch: Tractor set on fire at Delhi's India Gate to protest against farm laws [Video]

Watch: Tractor set on fire at Delhi's India Gate to protest against farm laws

A tractor was set on fire near Delhi's India Gate on Monday morning to protest against the farm laws. The protest was being held by Punjab Youth Congress workers. Around 15 to 20 people had gathered at..

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Watch: Tractor set ablaze near India Gate by Punjab Youth Congress workers [Video]

Watch: Tractor set ablaze near India Gate by Punjab Youth Congress workers

Punjab Youth Congress workers staged a protest against the farm laws near India Gate in Delhi on September 28. A tractor was also set ablaze by the protestors. They were protesting against the farm..

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Farm Bills: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continues 'rail roko' protest [Video]

Farm Bills: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continues 'rail roko' protest

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in protest against the new farm bills passed in Parliament. They staged their protest at Devidaspura village by..

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Para-cycling rally reaches Jaipur, to culminate in Delhi's Raj Ghat on Oct 02 [Video]

Para-cycling rally reaches Jaipur, to culminate in Delhi's Raj Ghat on Oct 02

A para-cycling rally organised by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has reached Rajasthan's Jaipur on September 26. The para-cycling rally started from Gujarat's Sabarmati Ashram on September 17. It..

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'24x7 water': Delhi CM's promise to capital residents, blames delay on Covid [Video]

'24x7 water': Delhi CM's promise to capital residents, blames delay on Covid

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a substantial promise to the residents of the capital. He vowed to ensure 24x7 clean running water in all houses in the next 5 years. Kejriwal said that the..

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Delhi Crime’s Richie Mehta on Emmys nomination, not returning for season 2 [Video]

Delhi Crime’s Richie Mehta on Emmys nomination, not returning for season 2

Richie Mehta, writer and director of Netflix's Delhi Crime, inspired by the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, reacts to the show's nomination for Best Drama at the International Emmys, not returning for..

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Fire breaks out at shoe factory in Delhi's Narela [Video]

Fire breaks out at shoe factory in Delhi's Narela

Fire broke out at shoe factory in Delhi's Narela on September 25. 11 fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the incident took place. No casualties have been reported so far.

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IPL 2020: 'Team missing some key players', says CSK head coach after 44-run loss to DC [Video]

IPL 2020: 'Team missing some key players', says CSK head coach after 44-run loss to DC

After suffering a 44-run loss against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on September 25 in Dubai, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming said that the team is missing some..

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Farmers protest with human skull, Delhi-Noida road blocked l Latest updates [Video]

Farmers protest with human skull, Delhi-Noida road blocked l Latest updates

Farmers intensified their protests across the country on Friday. Several roads were blocked by the protesting farmers. Farmers in Uttar Pradesh occupied the streets and several political parties joined..

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BJP leaders pay tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary [Video]

BJP leaders pay tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary

BJP national president JP Nadda paid tribute to Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary at party's headquarters in Delhi on September 25. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Ministers Prakash..

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Bilkis dadi of Shaheen Bagh on TIME's list of 100 influential people [Video]

Bilkis dadi of Shaheen Bagh on TIME's list of 100 influential people

For some people, age is just a number. This is proved by an 82-year-old who is known as 'Dadi of Shaheen Bagh'. Famous TIME Magazine named Bilkis among the 100 most persuasive people in the world...

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3 killed, 3 injured in bus accident on Delhi's Wazirabad Road [Video]

3 killed, 3 injured in bus accident on Delhi's Wazirabad Road

Three people were killed while three others sustained injuries in a bus accident in Delhi. The incident took place on main Wazirabad Road on late night of September 24. The driver lost control over the..

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India mounts huge airlift to return stranded citizens home

Doctors in hazmat suits ran temperature checks on passengers at Delhi airport and bags were disinfected as the first group of Indians returned home on special flights from Singapore and the Gulf on..
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As Delhi families bury coronavirus victims, a gravedigger watches on

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India's coronavirus infections jump past 50,000, fueled by Mumbai, Delhi

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Racing to stop coronavirus, India scours mosques to trace contacts with Delhi gathering

As coronavirus cases rose across densely-populated South Asia, authorities scoured mosques in northern India on Wednesday trying to trace people who attended the gathering of a Muslim group in New..
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Prime Minister Modi tells Indians to save themselves from coronavirus as Delhi locks down

Streets were deserted in the Indian capital on Monday and office buildings shuttered as a lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus began and Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to stay at..
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India executes four men convicted in 2012 Delhi gang rape, murder case

India executed four men on Friday convicted for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in December 2012, in a case that shamed and outraged a nation with one of the world's worst..
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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Delhi on Wednesday after days of violent clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a citizenship law left at least 20 people killed.
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