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Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

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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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Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke in Delhi on October 27 ahead of Bihar polls. Gandhi said, "High on power and its ego, current Bihar government has deviated from its path. Neither their saying nor..

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane paid tribute at National War Memorial on Infantry Day. They paid tribute in Delhi on October 27...

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Satyendar Jain meets Mayors of municipal corporations sitting on 'dharna' [Video]

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Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain on October 26 met Mayors of all the three municipal corporations, who sat on 'dharna' outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. They are..

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Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [Video]

Jaishankar meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Delhi on October 26. Pompeo is in India to participate in the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. The meeting..

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