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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Uttar Pradesh: ‘Prithviraj Chauhan-era’ silver coins found in Baghpat mound

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021
Amit Rai Jain, a Baghpat-based businessman and history buff, was exploring the Khekhra region of Baghpat, close to the Delhi-Saharanpur highway, on Sunday, when he chanced upon a discovery that left him breathless with excitement....

‘Prithviraj Chauhan-era’ silver coins found in Baghpat mound

The Times of India 29 Nov 2021
MEERUT. Amit Rai Jain, a businessman and history buff, was exploring the Khekhra region of Baghpat — close to the Delhi-Saharanpur highway — on Sunday, when he chanced upon a discovery that left him breathless with excitement ... This time, it revealed something considered fascinating in Indian numismatics ... ....

India vows to stand by Africa, says all Covax orders cleared

The Times of India 29 Nov 2021
NEW DELHI. Expressing support for Africa, which has been rattled by the discovery of Covid-19 variant Omicron, the government on Monday announced it had cleared all orders placed so far by the UN-backed Covax programme for supplies of Covishield vaccines, including to African ......

Indian astronomers discover a new exoplanet and rare stars hotter than Sun

Deccan Chronicle 26 Nov 2021
New Delhi. Indian astronomers have added another feather to their cap as they have recently made two new discoveries -- an exoplanet 1.4x the size of Jupiter and a rare class of radio stars hotter than the Sun. The first discovery was made by a team from Ahembdabad's Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) recently....

Black Friday: Crude oil and Equities crash due to fears about new Covid variant

TeluguStop 26 Nov 2021
New Delhi, Nov 26th . .The panic over the discovery of Covid-19 in southern Africa has caused a global crash in equities.This panic has decimated. Read More. .......

Rupee slips 16 paise vs dollar as fresh Covid variant casts a shadow on global growth

The Times of India 26 Nov 2021
NEW DELHI. The rupee weakened as much as 0.2 per cent against the US dollar early on Friday as the discovery of a fresh mutation of the coronavirus disease in South Africa rekindled concerns about a fresh global wave of the pandemic, prompting investors to make a beeline for safe-haven assets such as the Japanese Yen, dealers said ... ....

Delhi govt on hookahs: ‘Not important to drop guard for unnecessary service’

Hindustan Times 30 Oct 2021
In a status report filed before Justice Rekha Palli, the Delhi government has said that due to the upcoming festivals, chances of a third wave of Covid, and discovery of a sub-variant of the virus in many states, it would like to continue the prohibition on the use of hookah ......

Delaware DA explains new bail law's challenges

The Daily Star 21 Oct 2021
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department and District Attorney’s Office, along with the local police departments in Colchester, Delhi, Sidney and Walton, were reimbursed for expenses related to the implementation of discovery and bail reform laws which took effect on Jan....

‘Alien’ mosquitos from East Asia taking over Italy could be vector for viruses – study

Russia Today 20 Oct 2021
Also on Dozens die of dengue fever in India’s Uttar Pradesh, with cases of the mosquito-borne virus also reported in Delhi. The article argued that this discovery “confirms the spread of this species in the north of Italy and raises concerns about its possible role as a vector of diseases in the Alpine area.” ... ....

Human remains found in missing, submerged SUV

WCPO 19 Oct 2021
Indiana State Police has confirmed that a car found submerged in the Ohio River last week belonged to a Delhi Township mom who went missing with her two kids in 2002 and that human remains were in the vehicle ... Delhi Township Police Lieutenant Joe Macaluso said the case always bothered him....

Social videos, influencers to drive festive shopping in India: Facebook

Sify 12 Oct 2021
New Delhi. Social videos, influencers, immersive experiences, and conversational marketing will drive the discovery of brands and festive shopping this year in India, Facebook said on Tuesday ... The guide revealed that social media is the leading channel that drives brand discovery and purchase during the festive season....

MedGenome Labs ventures into D2C biz; offers easy genetic screening services

Live Mint 29 Sep 2021
NEW DELHI. MedGenome Labs, a genomics and clinical data-driven diagnostics and drug discovery research company, on Wednesday launched its direct-to-consumer category under the brand Genessense for consumers in India ... MORE FROM THIS SECTIONSee All. Premium Premium Vedantu raises $100 mn at $1 bn valuation, is India's f .... Here’s how they did it. ....

Collaboration between India, US will advance management of global health threats: Union minister

The Times of India 27 Sep 2021
NEW DELHI. A collaboration between India and the United States will advance scientific discovery and management of global health threats, Union minister of state for health, Bharati Pravin Pawar said on Monday ... scientific discovery and management of global health threats, it added....