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.
A senior government officer travelling with her minor son suffered injuries after two men on a scooter snatched her bag and dragged her on the road when she wouldn’t let go ... I asked them for help but they didn’t say anything and snatched my bag.” ... I went with my instincts and pulled the bag, but they were on a scooter ... DelhiNewsLive Updates.
New Delhi. A deputy labour commissioner in the Jammu and Kashmir administration was targeted by two members of a thak-thak gang who fled with her bag containing some cash, her ID and an ATM card in south Delhi’s Khanpur area, police said ... towards her and snatched her sling bag.
NEWDELHI... He topped the chart by scoring 348 out of 360 marks. Among the girl students, Kavya Chopra of IIT-Delhi topped the list with 98 common rank list (CRL) . She has secured 286 out of 360 marks ... As many as 18 students managed to bag the number one rank in the JEE-Main examination, of which two students were from the Delhi region ... .
Mridul Agarwal from Delhi zone has topped the JEE-Advanced this year by scoring the highest marks ever in the IIT entrance exam, results for which were announced on Friday ...Second and third ranks in the coveted exam have been bagged by Delhi's Dhananjay Raman and Anant Lunia.
Mridul Agarwal has bagged the top position in the exam ...IITDelhi zone students Mridul Agarwal and Kavya Chopra have bagged the top position in overall and female category, respectively ... Kavya Chopra of IIT Delhi zone is the top ranked female with CRL 98.
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The results of the ... Among the girl students, Kavya Chopra of IIT-Delhi topped the list with 98 common rank list (CRL) ... As many as 18 students managed to bag the number one rank in the JEE-Main examination, of which two students were from the Delhi region.
Mridul Agarwal from the IITDelhi zone was the all-India topper this time ... The second and third ranks in the exam have been bagged by Delhi’s Dhananjay Raman and Anant Lunia ... This year, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay zones account for 28 qualified candidates each in the top 100 ... Delhi news Live Updates.
JAIPUR ... Khalin's fifth career trophy ended his three-year long title drought. The 29-year-old Joshi, who hails from the KarnatakaGolfAssociation (KGA) course, overcame the disappointment of his runner-up finish in Delhi last week as he bagged a winning cheque worth Rs. 6,46,600 to move up from fifth to third in the PGTI Order of Merit ... .
Kolkata beat Delhi by three-wickets to enter final ...Eoin Morgan’s side had the IPL 2021 Qualifier 2 in the bag when they were cruising at 96/0, but six wickets fell in a heap, allowing the Delhi Capitals to claw back into the match ... Chakravarthy bags two as Kolkata restrict Delhi to 135/5 ... He finishes on 30 runs and Delhi reach 135/5 after 20 overs.
She was elated as she had taken a 30,000 rupees ($400) loan for the delivery ... hunger ... Nisha is a Dalit, who fall at the bottom of India’s complex caste hierarchy, and lives in a slum in New Delhi’s Shahdara area. She works as a rag-picker and recounts picking up at least one bag of biomedical waste every day during the peak of the COVID second wave ... .
The family members of Ahmed have alleged that Nisar is a resident of Kashmir’s Budgam and does not own any residence in Delhi. However, even the FIR lodged against Nisar under sections 8 and 20 of the NDPSAct states that he is a resident of Jamia Nagar, Delhi and permanent resident of Jammu and Kashmir.