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 (573 sq mi). 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.

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December 8, 1983, Forty Years Ago: A US spy in Delhi

Indian Express 08 Dec 2023
A Delhi-based US diplomat, Harry L Weatherbee, has left India after the discovery of his alleged involvement in the espionage network, which was recently busted by the Intelligence Bureau ... Warning for Centre The Punjab government has alerted Delhi about the possibility of ......

Dhak Dhak OTT Release: When and where to watch Ratna Pathak, Dia Mirza, Sanjana Sanghi, Fatima Sana Shaikh starrer

Pinkvilla 08 Dec 2023
... women as they embark on a bike ride from Delhi to Khardung La ... Dhak Dhak features four women from different walks of life, who join forces for an extraordinary journey filled with emotions, adventures, and discoveries as they set out on a bike trip from Delhi to Khardung La....

Residents spooked over leopard pugmarks in Sainik Farms

Hindustan Times 07 Dec 2023
A leopard spotted in Sainik Farms has left residents of the south Delhi locality that abuts the southern Ridge forest spooked, with the discovery of pugmarks convincing them that the animal is still in the area ... Delhi’s forest department officials have set up traps in Sainik Farms to rescue the leopard....

White House warned India over concerns after thwarted assassination plot in U.S.

Union Leader 23 Nov 2023
The Biden administration this summer warned New Delhi that it had intelligence suggesting the Indian government was involved in a conspiracy to kill a Sikh separatist on U.S ... government's discovery of the plot against Pannun and its raising of concerns to Delhi came after Modi's state visit, according to the people familiar with the matter....

Award-winning Kashmir journalist in press freedom case released after nearly two years behind bars

Auburnpub dot com 23 Nov 2023
The Indian government has tightened its grip on Kashmir since Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the region’s special status in 2019 and split the former state into two union territories, bringing it under direct rule of New Delhi ... Discovery Company ... CNN’s Sania Farooqui contributed reporting from New Delhi....