Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, Hindustani pronunciation:[d̪ɪlliː]Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the largest city in India in terms of geographical area - about 1,484 square kilometres (573sqmi). It has a population of about 16.3 million, making it the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world. Such is the nature of urban expansion in Delhi that its growth has expanded beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states and at its largest extent can count a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014.
Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.
Delhi (pronounced DEL-High) is a former township (now an unincorporated community) located off of the junction of Ontario Highways 59 and 3. Delhi is known as the "Heart of Tobacco Country." Prior to 1880, this community was known for its lumber industry.
Founded by Frederick Sovereign as Sovereign's Corners around 1826, the community was renamed Fredericksburg and eventually to its present-day name of Delhi. The name is usually attributed locally to a postmaster honouring a major city of the British Empire, Delhi, India.
Delhi Cemetery was first established sometime in the 19th century. While it was originally a cemetery exclusively for residents who were religiously involved in the Roman Catholic Church, changes in cemetery policy made it possible to have anyone buried or interned on their property. At least 111 people and/or families hold their final resting place here. The last names of the graves belong to different ethnic groups ranging from Anglo-Saxon, French Canadian, Eastern European, and those of Belgian descent. There are even few Chinese families buried within the cemetery and a wide amount of tombstones are written in languages other than English.
Delhi's ethnic groups are diverse. During the British Raj, Delhi was a district city of the Punjab Province of British India and is still historically and culturally connected to the Punjab region. The Yamuna river was the historical boundary between the Punjab and the rest of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, and its flood plains provide fertile alluvial soil suitable for agriculture but are prone to recurrent floods. The Yamuna, a sacred river in Hinduism, is the only major river flowing through Delhi. The original natives of Delhi are those whose ancestors lived in the Yamuna basin, a region which spreads radially from the capital up to a distance of approximately 200 kilometres. Today the migrant population consists largely of Bhojpuris and Biharis.
The Indian censuses record the native languages, but not the descent of the citizens. Linguistic data cannot accurately predict ethnicity: for example, many descendants of the PunjabiHindu and Sikh refugees who came to Delhi following the partition of India now speak Hindi natively. Thus, there is no concrete official data on the ethnic makeup of Delhi.
The Delhi government has told the Supreme Court that an amendment act enacted by the Centre in March gives overriding powers to ... “The Amendment Act, by giving the LG overriding powers over the Delhi legislature and the executive, strikes at the root of representative democracy..
It said Delhi government would have to seek his permission before taking any executive action ... This empowered the LG to “interfere in the day-to-day administration of Delhi government by introducing the requirement of obtaining his views before executing a decision of the council of ministers”.
DelhiPolice, IB begin interrogation of 6 suspects. Delhi govt to get Rs 10,000 crore revenue from bidding of liquor shops under new excise policy ...NEWDELHI. A joint team of the Delhi Police and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials have started the interrogation of the six persons, suspected of planning to execute terrorist activities in the country.
NEWDELHI. A joint team of the DelhiPolice and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials have started the interrogation of the six persons, suspected of planning to execute terrorist activities in the country. The Delhi Police has arrested six persons, identified as JaanMohammad Seikh ...
UP ATS and DelhiPolice special cell in a joint operation busted a module of Pakistan’sISI network in the state on Tuesday and arrested three persons ...Senior ATS officials said they had received inputs from central agencies and the Delhi Police special cell that a Pak-backed group was planning to execute serial IED blasts in the state.
New Delhi. With the rainy season nearing its end, Delhi is readying for winter, a time when air pollution hits a peak ... By 2018, Delhi had 36 air monitoring stations and the average PM2.5 concentration that year based on all the 36 stations was 112 micrograms per cubic metre, still three times the acceptable limit.
NEWDELHI... “I am thrilled to launch Poshmark in India, one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in the world and a country with a vibrant culture of thrifting and appreciation for sustainability," said Manish Chandra, founder and chief executive officer of Poshmark.
With the arrest of six persons, the special cell of DelhiPolice on Tuesday claimed to have busted a Pakistan-ISI coordinated and organized terror module that has been closely managed by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother ... Police said the arrested persons were likely to target the states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
New Delhi... “While the direction that they have taken with identifying the sources contributing to Delhi’s air is right, but the true test of this action plan will be how well this is implemented,” said Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director (research and advocacy), Centre for Science and Environment.
Home Try-On (HTO) is Lenskart@Home service where our executives provide eye check-up and frame selection services from the comfort of the customer's home... Chandan Jha and Rajit KumarMaurya, our HTO executives who work in south Delhi, were able to buy bikes of their choice within three months of being with the HTO programme.
NEWDELHI... ) has been demonstrating meaningful improvement in long-term planning and execution and digital capabilities, analysts who attended the FMCG major's Investor Day on September 10 said ... The company has invested in direct-to-consumer Ushop, an HUL product website that it runs in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR.