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Delhi • India
Bahá'í Lotus Temple in South Delhi
Bahá'í Lotus Temple in South Delhi
Coordinates: 28°37′N 77°14′E / 28.61, 77.23
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
1,483 km² (573 sq mi)
• 239 m (784 ft)[1]
District(s)
Population
Density
Metro
13,782,976 (2,001 census) [2] 17 million (2,007 estimate)[2] (1st) (2007)
• 11,463 /km² (29,689 /sq mi)
• 25 million[3] (2007)
Language(s) Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Lt. Governor Tejendra Khanna
Mayor Aarti Mehra
Established 1 November 1958
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (70)
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
UN/LOCODE
Vehicle

• 110 xxx
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• INDEL
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Website: delhigovt.nic.in

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Delhi (Hindi: दिल्ली; Punjabi: ਦਿੱਲੀ; Urdu: دلی; IPA[d̪ɪlːiː]; sometimes referred to as Dilli) is the second largest metropolis in India, with a population of 13,782,976[4] and a federally-administered union territory officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). Located on the banks of the Yamuna River in northern India, it is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... Punjabi redirects here. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... The following is a list of the most populous cities in India. ... India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... The river Yamuna is a major river of northern India, with a total length of around 1370 km. ... The Indo-Gangetic Plain is a rich, fertile and ancient land encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the most populous parts of Pakistan, and virtually all of Bangladesh. ... This is a list of the oldest, still surviving, towns and cities in the world. ...


Delhi has been the capital of several ancient Indian empires and a major city along the old trade routes between northwest India and the Indo-Gangetic Plains. It is the site of many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. The Mughal emperor Shahjahan built the city, now known as "Old Delhi", to serve as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857. The History of India begins with the Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent from 3300 to 1700 BCE. This Bronze Age civilization was followed by the Iron Age Vedic period, which witnessed the rise of major kingdoms known as the Mahajanapadas. ... A trade route is the sequence of pathways and stopping places used for the commercial transport of cargo. ... Schematic map of the Indo-Gangetic Plain The Indo-Gangetic Plain also known as The Kathwiarschi plains is a large and fertile plain encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the most populous parts of Pakistan, and virtually all of Bangladesh. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... This article or section should be merged with Shah Jahen—preferably maintaining this as the main entry. ... Mughal Empire at its greatest extent in 1700 Capital Lahore, Delhi, Agra , Kabul, Lucknow and Bhopal Language(s) Persian (initially also Chagatai; later also Urdu) Government Absolute Monarchy , Unitary Government with a federal structure Emperor  - 1526-1530 Babur  - 1530–1539 and after restoration 1555–1556 Humayun  - 1556–1605 Akbar  - 1605... // Events January 30 - King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is beheaded. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


After the British Raj took control of India during the 19th century, Calcutta became the capital until George V announced in 1911 that it was to move back to Delhi. A new capital city, New Delhi, was built during the 1920s. When India gained independence from British rule in 1947, New Delhi was declared its capital and seat of government. As such, New Delhi houses important offices of the federal government, including the Parliament of India. Anthem God Save The King-Emperor The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (1858 - 1912) New Delhi (1912 - 1947) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... , This article is about the capital city of India. ... The History of the Republic of India began on August 15, 1947 when India became an independent Dominion within the British Commonwealth. ... The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity. ... Sansad Bhavan, The Parliament of India The Parliament of India (or Sansad) is bicameral. ...


Owing to the immigration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a cosmopolitan city. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city.[5] Today, Delhi is a major cultural, political, and commercial center of India. The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... The city of Los Angeles is an example of urbanisation Urbanization or Urbanisation means the removal of the rural characteristics of a town or area, a process associated with the development of civilization. ...

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Etymology

The etymology of "Delhi" is uncertain. The most common view is that it is an eponym of Dhillu, a king who ruled the area in ancient times.[6] Some historians believe that the name is derived from Dilli, a corruption of dehleez or dehali—Hindustani for 'threshold'—and symbolic of city as a gateway to the Indo-Gangetic Plain.[7] Another theory suggests that the city's original name was Dhillika.[8] The Hindi/Prakrit word dhili ("loose") was also used for the area, and gradually transformed into the local name "Dilli". The coins in circulation in the region under the Tomara Rajputs were called dehliwal [9] An eponym is the name of a person, whether real or fictitious, who has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hindustani redirects here. ... Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... Prakrit (also spelt Pracrit) (Sanskrit: , original, natural, artless, normal, ordinary, usual, i. ...


History

At 72.5 m (238 ft), the Qutub Minar is the world's tallest free standing minaret.
At 72.5 m (238 ft), the Qutub Minar is the world's tallest free standing minaret.[10]
Built in 1560, the Humayun's Tomb is a prime example of Mughal Architecture.
Built in 1560, the Humayun's Tomb is a prime example of Mughal Architecture.
The India Gate commemorates Indian soldiers who died in World War I
The India Gate commemorates Indian soldiers who died in World War I
Main article: History of Delhi

Human habitation was probably present in and around Delhi during the second millennium BC and before, as evidenced by archeological relics.[11] The city is believed to be the site of Indraprastha, legendary capital of the Pandavas in the Indian epic Mahabharata.[6] Settlements grew from the time of the Mauryan Empire (c. 300 BC).[11] Remains of seven major cities have been discovered in Delhi. The Tomara dynasty founded the city of Lal Kot in 736 AD. The Chauhan Rajputs of Ajmer conquered Lal Kot in 1180 AD and renamed it Qila Rai Pithora. The Chauhan king Prithviraj III was defeated in 1192 by the Afghan Muhammad Ghori.[6] In 1206, Qutb-ud-din Aybak, the first ruler of the Slave Dynasty established the Delhi Sultanate. Qutb-ud-din started the construction the Qutub Minar and Quwwat-al-Islam (might of Islam), the earliest extant mosque in India.[6][12] After the fall of the Slave dynasty, a succession of Turkic and Central Asian dynasties, the Khilji dynasty, the Tughluq dynasty, the Sayyid dynasty and the Lodhi dynasty held power in the late medieval period, and built a sequence of forts and townships that are part of the seven cities of Delhi.[13] In 1398, Timur Lenk invaded India on the pretext that the Muslim sultans of Delhi were too much tolerant to their Hindu subjects. Timur entered Delhi and the city was sacked, destroyed, and left in ruins.[14] Delhi was a major center of Sufism during the Sultanate period.[15] In 1526, Zahiruddin Babur defeated the last Lodhi sultan in the First Battle of Panipat and founded the Mughal Empire that ruled from Delhi, Agra and Lahore.[6] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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This article is about the post-independence Indian Army. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, including a history as the capital of several empires. ... BC may stand for: Before Christ (see Anno Domini) : an abbreviation used to refer to a year before the beginning of the year count that starts with the supposed year of the birth of Jesus. ... The first city of Delhi is believed to be founded by the legendary Pandavas of the Mahabharata around 1400 BC. It was called Indraprastha. ... The Pandavas were the five sons of the king Pandu. ... For the film by Peter Brook, see The Mahabharata (1989 film). ... The Mauryan empire (321 to 185 BCE), at its largest extent around 230 BCE. The Lion Capital of Asoka, erected around 250 BCE. It is the emblem of India. ... The Tomar or Tanwar is a northwestern Indian clan of the Chandravanshi Rajputs caste. ... Look up AD, ad-, and ad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Chauhan (Chauhan - Punjabi,चौहान - Hindi, چوہان - Urdu, some Chauhans also choose to spell their name Chohan - ﮀﻮﮨﺎﻥ) - are an Arya clan in India. ... Rajput constitute one of the major Hindu Kshatriya groups from India. ... , Ajmer   (Hindi: अजमेर ) is a city in Ajmer District in Indias Rajasthan state. ... Quila Rai Pitharo was a seven gated strong fort in Delhi built by Prithviraj. ... For the Indian TV serial with the protagonist of the same name, see Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. ... Muhammad of Ghor or Muhammad Ghori (originally named Muizz-ad-din) (1162 - 1206) was a Persian conqueror and sultan between 1171 and 1206. ... Qutb-ud-din Aybak was a ruler of Medieval India, the first Sultan of Delhi and founder of the Slave dynasty (also known as the Mamluk dynasty). ... The Slave dynasty (Urdu: سلطنت غلامان) served as the first Sultans of Delhi in India from 1206 to 1290. ... The Delhi Sultanate (دلی سلطنت), or Sulthanath-e-Hind (سلطنتِ ہند) / Sulthanath-e-Dilli (سلطنتِ دلی) refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India from 1210 to 1526. ... At 72. ... Khilij Dynasty Khilji or Khalji (Urdu / Pashto: خلجی خاندان) was a ruling dynasty that was made-up of ethnic ghilzai afghans(called pushtunes or pathans). ... The Tughlaq Dynasty of north India started in 1321 CE in Delhi when Ghazi Tughlaq assumed the throne under the title of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. ... rulers of Indias Delhi sultanate (c. ... The Lodi Dynasty ( 1451 to 1526), was the last phase of the Delhi Sultanate. ... The city of Delhi is the site where seven cities were built in the past. ... For the chess engine Tamerlane, see Tamerlane. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Sufism is a mystic tradition within Islam that encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to Divine love and the cultivation of the elements of the Divine within the individual human being. ... Zāhir ud-DÄ«n Mohammad, commonly known as Bābur (February 14, 1483 – December 26, 1530) (Chaghatay/Persian: ‎ , Hindi: ज़हिर उद-दिन मुहम्मद; also spelled ), was a Muslim Emperor from Central Asia who founded the Mughal dynasty of India. ... The first battle of Panipat took place in northern India, and marked the beginning of the Mughal Empire. ... Mughal Empire at its greatest extent in 1700 Capital Lahore, Delhi, Agra , Kabul, Lucknow and Bhopal Language(s) Persian (initially also Chagatai; later also Urdu) Government Absolute Monarchy , Unitary Government with a federal structure Emperor  - 1526-1530 Babur  - 1530–1539 and after restoration 1555–1556 Humayun  - 1556–1605 Akbar  - 1605... For other uses, see Agra (disambiguation). ...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ...


The Mughal Empire ruled northern India for more than three centuries, with a five-year hiatus during Sher Shah Suri's reign in the mid-16th century.[16] In the year 1556, a Hindu General Hemu Vikramaditya defeated Mughals and had his coronation at Purana Quila and re-established Vikramaditya dynasty. Mughal emperor Akbar shifted the capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jahan built the seventh city of Delhi that bears his name (Shahjahanabad), and is more commonly known as the Old City or Old Delhi. The old city served as the capital of the Mughal Empire since 1638. Nader Shah defeated the Mughal army at the huge Battle of Karnal in February, 1739. After this victory, Nader captured and sacked Delhi, carrying away many treasures, including the Peacock Throne.[17] In 1761, Delhi was raided by Ahmed Shah Abdali after the Third battle of Panipat. At the Battle of Delhi on 11 September 1803, General Lake's British forces defeated the Marathas. For the recipient of the Victoria Cross, see Sher Shah (VC). ... Delhi is one of the most historic capitals in the world and two of its monuments- the Qutb Minar and Humayuns Tomb - have been declared World Heritage Sites. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Shabuddin Mohammed Shah Jahan (also spelled Shah Jehan, Shahjehan. ... Shahjahanabad was a city on the present site of Delhi, India, established by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk. ... Nāder Shāh Afshār (Persian: ; also known as Nāder Qoli Beg - نادر قلی بیگ or Tahmāsp Qoli Khān - تهماسپ قلی خان) (August 6, 1698[1] – June 19, 1747) ruled as Shah of Iran (1736–47) and was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty. ... The battle of Karnal was the war between Nader Shah Afshar and King Saraad Hindion. ... The Peacock Throne, called Takht-e-Tavous (Persian: تخت طائوس) in Persian, is the name originally of a Mughal throne, later used to describe the thrones of the Persian emperors from Nader Shah Afshari to Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. ... Ahmad Shah Durrani Ahmad Shah Abdali (c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Belligerents British East India Company Maratha Empire Commanders General Lake Joe Dimaggio 6th Earl of Sweatervest] General Bourquin Strength 4,500 19,000 Casualties and losses 400 2 The Battle of Delhi took place on September 11, 1803, between 4,500 British troops under General Lake, and 19,000 Marathas... Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake (July 27, 1744 - February 20, 1808), was a British general. ... Flag of the Maratha Empire Extent of the Maratha Empire ca. ...


Delhi came under direct British control after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[6] Shortly after the Rebellion, Calcutta was declared the capital of British India and Delhi was made a district province of the Punjab. In 1911, Delhi was again declared as the capital of British India. Parts of the old city were pulled down to create New Delhi; a monumental new quarter of the city designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens to house the government buildings. New Delhi, also known as Lutyens' Delhi, was officially declared as the seat of the Government of India and the capital of the republic after independence on 15 August 1947. During the partition of India thousands of Hindu and Sikh refugees from West Punjab and Sindh migrated to Delhi. Migration to Delhi from the rest of India continues, contributing more to the rise of Delhi's population than the birth rate, which is declining.[18] Belligerents Rebellious East India Company Sepoys, 7 Indian princely states, deposed rulers of the independent states of Oudh, Jhansi Some Indian civilians. ... This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... Anthem God Save The King-Emperor The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (1858 - 1912) New Delhi (1912 - 1947) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy... Punjab was a province of British India. ... Edwin Lutyens Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, OM, KCIE, PRA (29 March 1869 – 1 January 1944) was a leading 20th century British architect who is known for imaginatively adapting traditional architectural styles to the requirements of his era. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is under construction. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The Punjab/ پنجاب province of Pakistan is part of the larger Punjab region. ... Sindh (SindhÄ«: سنڌ, UrdÅ«: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. ...


The Constitution (Sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991 declared the Union Territory of Delhi to be formally known as National Capital Territory of Delhi.[19] The Act gave Delhi its own legislative assembly, though with limited powers.[19] The Constitution of India lays down the framework on which Indian polity is run. ... A Legislative Assembly in some parts of the Commonwealth refers to a legislature, or a chamber of the legislature. ...


Geography and climate

See also: Climate of Delhi

The National Capital Territory of Delhi is spread over an area of 1,483 km² (573 sq mi), of which 783 km² (302 sq mi) is designated rural, and 700 km² (270 sq mi) urban. Delhi has a maximum length of 51.9 km (32 mi) and the maximum width of 48.48 km (30 mi). There are three local bodies (statutory towns) namely, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (area is 1,397.3 km² (540 sq mi)), New Delhi Municipal Committee (42.7 km² (16 sq mi)) and Delhi Cantonment Board (43 km² (17 sq mi)).[20] Climate of Delhi is semi-arid with high variation between summer and winter temperatures. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ...

The Great Gangetic Plains cover most of Delhi, as can be seen in this NASA image.
The Great Gangetic Plains cover most of Delhi, as can be seen in this NASA image.

Delhi is located at 28°61′N, 77°23′E, and lies in northern India. It borders the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh on East and Haryana on West, North and South. Delhi lies almost entirely in the Gangetic plains. Two prominent features of the geography of Delhi are the Yamuna flood plain and the Delhi ridge. The low-lying Yamuna flood plains provide fertile alluvial soil suitable for agriculture. However, these plains are prone to recurrent floods. Reaching up to a height of 318 m (1043 ft),[21] the ridge forms the most dominating feature in this region. It originates from the Aravalli Range in the south and encircles the west, northeast and northwest parts of the city. Yamuna, a sacred river in Hinduism, is the only major river flowing through Delhi. Most of the city, including New Delhi, lies west of the river. East of the river is the urban area of Shahdara. Delhi falls under seismic zone-IV, making it vulnerable to major earthquakes. [22] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x688, 86 KB) Screenshot from NASA WorldWind. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x688, 86 KB) Screenshot from NASA WorldWind. ... The Gangetic Plains are the part of the Ganges River (or River Ganga) that flows across Indias northern plains. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... The Indo-Gangetic Plain is a rich, fertile and ancient land encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the most populous parts of Pakistan, and virtually all of Bangladesh. ... , Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: , IPA:  , translation: Northern Province), [often referred to as U.P.], located in central-south Asia and northern India, is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... For the town in Hoshiarpur district, see Hariana. ... The Gangetic Plains are the part of the Ganges River (or River Ganga) that flows across Indias northern plains. ... Not to be confused with the nearby Jamuna River a tributary of the Meghna River, which is sometimes confused both in older historical literature, and by translations of the local dialects. ... Delhi ridge is a ridge in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. ... Alluvium is soil land deposited by a river or other running water. ... A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Shahdara, New Delhi is a suburb of Delhi. ... The Indian subcontinent has had a history of devastating earthquakes. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. ...


Delhi has a semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter temperatures. Summers are long, from early April to October, with the monsoon season in between. Winter starts in October and peaks in January and is notorious for its heavy fog.[23] Extreme temperatures range from −0.6 °C (30.9 °F) to 47 °C (117 °F).[24] The annual mean temperature is 25 °C (77 °F); monthly mean temperatures range from 14 °C to 33 °C (58 °F to 92 °F).[25] The average annual rainfall is approximately 714 mm (28.1 inches), most of which is during the monsoons in July and August.[6] The average date of the advent of monsoon winds in Delhi is 29 June.[26]. In general terms, the climate of a locale or region is said to be arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or even preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial unit of length. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Civic administration

See also: Divisions of Delhi, Districts of Delhi, and List of towns in National Capital Territory of Delhi
Map showing the nine districts of Delhi
Map showing the nine districts of Delhi

As of July 2007, the National Capital Territory of Delhi comprises nine districts, 27 tehsils, 59 census towns, 165 villages and three statutory towns – the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD); the New Delhi Municipal Committee (NDMC); and the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB).[27] Below is a list of various neighborhoods of Delhi: Map showing the nine districts of Delhi. ... The National Capital Territory of Delhi is divided into nine districts. ... The National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) is a special union territory of India jointly administered by the Central government, the NCT elected government and three municipal corporations. ... Image File history File links Delhi_districts. ... Image File history File links Delhi_districts. ... The equivalent terms tehsil, tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, and taluq refer to a unit of government in some countries of the Indian subcontinent. ...


The Delhi metropolitan area lies within the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). The NCT has three local municipal corporations: Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Delhi Cantonment Board. MCD is one of the largest municipal corporations in the world providing civic amenities to an estimated 13.78 million people.[28] The capital of India, New Delhi, falls under the administration of NDMC. The chairperson of the NDMC is appointed by the Government of India in consultation with the Chief Minister of Delhi. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is a municipal corporation that governs most of the metropolis of Delhi in India. ... New Delhi Municipal Council is a city and a municipal council in New Delhi district in the Indian state of Delhi. ... Delhi Cantonment is one of the three census towns that make up the National capital territory of India. ... Chief Ministers of Delhi See also Delhi [Chief Ministers of India]] External links Categories: | | ...


Delhi has four major satellite cities which lie outside the National Capital Territory of Delhi. These are Gurgaon and Faridabad (in Haryana), and NOIDA and Ghaziabad (in Uttar Pradesh). Delhi is divided into nine districts. Each district (division) is headed by a Deputy Commissioner and has three subdivisions. A Subdivision Magistrate heads each subdivision. All Deputy Commissioners report to the Divisional Commissioner. The District Administration of Delhi is the enforcing department for all kinds of State and Central Government policies and exercises supervisory powers over numerous other functionaries of the Government. , Gurgaon   (Hindi: गुड़गांव) is the sixth largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. ... , Faridabad is a city and a municipal corporation in Faridabad district in the state of Haryana, India. ... For Greater Noida see Greater Noida , NOIDA is the acronym for New Okhla Industrial Development Area that is under the management of New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also, NOIDA). ... , Ghaziabad   (Hindi: गाज़ियाबाद, Urdu: غازی آباد) is an industrial city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ...


The Delhi High Court has jurisdiction over Delhi. Delhi also has lower courts; the Small Causes Court for civil cases, and the Sessions Court for criminal cases. The Delhi Police, headed by the Police Commissioner, is one of the largest metropolitan police forces in the world.[29] Delhi is administratively divided into nine police-zones, which are further subdivided into 95 local police stations.[30] The High Court of Delhi was established on October 31, 1966. ... The phrase lower court has several possible meanings in English: In reference to an appeal, the lower court is the court whose decision is being reviewed. ... In Indian cities, the Small Causes Court is responsible for adjudicating matters related to civil cases. ... In Indian cities, the Sessions Court is responsible for adjudicating matters related to criminal cases. ... The Delhi Police has the task of policing the National Capital Region of Delhi, India. ... The Police Commissioner of Delhi is the chief of the Delhi Police. ... Delhi is divided into nine Districts of Delhi Police. ...


Government and politics

The North Block, in New Delhi, houses key government offices
The North Block, in New Delhi, houses key government offices

As a special union territory, the National Capital Territory of Delhi has its own Legislative Assembly, Lieutenant Governor, Council of Ministers and Chief Minister. The legislative assembly seats are filled by direct election from territorial constituencies in the NCT. However, the Union Government of India and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi jointly administer New Delhi. The legislative assembly was re-established in 1993 for the first time since 1956, with direct federal rule in the span. In addition, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) handles civic administration for the city as part of the Panchayati Raj act. New Delhi, an urban area in Delhi, is the seat of both the State Government of Delhi and the Government of India. The Parliament of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) and the Supreme Court of India are located in New Delhi. There are 70 assembly constituencies and seven Lok Sabha (Indian parliament's lower house) constituencies in Delhi.[31][32] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Situated on Raisina Hill, New Delhi, India Secretariat Building is a set of two buildings on the opposite side of Rajpath that are home to many important Ministries of the Government of India. ... , This article is about the capital city of India. ... A Union Territory is an administrative division of India. ... Sansad Bhavan, The Parliament of India The Parliament of India (or Sansad) is bicameral. ... Immediately in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan is the Jaipur Column, topped by a star. ... The Supreme Court of India is the highest court of the land as established by Part V, Chapter IV of the Constitution of India. ... The Lok Sabhha (alternatively titled, the House of the People, by the Constitution of India) is the lower house in the Parliament of India. ...


Delhi was a traditional stronghold of the Indian National Congress, also known as the Congress Party. In the 1990s the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Madan Lal Khurana came into power. However in 1998, Congress regained power. Sheila Dixit of Congress is the incumbent Chief Minister. The Congress retained power in the Legislative Assembly in the 2003 election as well by a large margin. However, in 2007, the BJP scored a crushing victory over the ruling Congress in the MCD election, signalling a near certain return to power in the elections of Dec, 2008. Both parties have advocated full-fledged statehood for Delhi, but the process to establish this has been slow. Indian National Congress, Congress-I (also known as the Congress Party and abbreviated INC) is a major political party in India. ... BJP could mean one of Indias largest political parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party British Journal of Photography British Journal of Psychiatry British Journal of Pharmocology This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Madan Lal Khurana (born October 15, 1936, Lyallpur (now called Faisalabad in Pakistan) is an Indian politician. ... Sheila Dikshit (sometimes rendered Dixit) (born March 31, 1938) is the Chief Minister of Delhi since 1998. ...


Utility services

NDMC Building, also known as the Palika Kendra.

The water supply in Delhi is managed by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). As of 2006, it supplied 650 MGD (million gallons per day) of water, while the water demand for 2005–06 was estimated to be 963 MGD.[33] The rest of the demand is met by private and public tube wells and hand pumps. At 240 MGD, the Bhakra storage is the largest water source for DJB, followed by river Yamuna and Ganges.[33] With falling groundwater level and rising population density, Delhi faces severely acute water shortage. Delhi daily produces 8000 tonnes of solid wastes which is dumped at three landfill sites by MCD.[34] The daily domestic waste water production is 470 MGD and industrial waste water is 70 MGD.[35] A large portion of the sewerage flows untreated into the river Yamuna.[35] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 1. ... Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is the government agency responsible for supply of potable water to the most of the National Capital Territory region of Delhi, India. ... Village pump redirects here, for information on Wikipedia project-related discussions, see Wikipedia:Village pump. ... Manual water pump in KoÅ¡ice-Ťahanovce, Slovakia An electric driven pump of water works nearby the Hengstey See, Germany 19th century Dutch diesel pump in Rijswijk, Netherlands Manual pump used to obtain water in Afghanistan This article is about the mechanical device. ... Ganga redirects here. ... Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations. ... This article is about the metric tonne. ... Look up Dump in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The city's per capita electricity consumption is about 1,265 kWh but actual demand is much more.[36] In 1997, Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB) replaced Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking which was managed by the MCD. The DVB itself cannot generate adequate power to meet the city's demand and borrows power from India's Northern Region Grid. As a result, Delhi faces a power shortage resulting in frequent blackouts and brownouts, especially during the summer season when energy demand is at its peak. Several industrial units in Delhi rely on their own electrical generators to meet their electric demand and for back up during Delhi's frequent and disruptive power cuts. A few years ago, the power sector in Delhi was handed over to private companies. The distribution of electricity is carried out by companies run by Tata Power and Reliance Energy. The Delhi Fire Service runs 43 fire stations that attend about 15,000 fire and rescue calls per year.[37] The watt-hour (symbol W·h) is a unit of energy. ... Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB)is the government agency responsible for supply of electricity to the most of the National Capital Territory region of Delhi, India. ... Tree limbs create a short circuit in electrical lines during a storm that spawned two tornadoes. ... The Tata Power Company Limited is India’s largest private sector electricity generating company with an installed generation capacity of over 2300 MW. The Company has emerged as a pioneer in the Indian power sector, with a track record of performance, customer care and sustained growth. ... Reliance Energy, formerly known as Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES), is a company under the Reliance - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group [1] banner, one of Indias largest conglomerates. ... Delhi Fire Service (DFS) is the state-owned service that attends fire/rescue calls in the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. ...


State-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and private enterprises like Vodafone Essar, Airtel, Idea cellular, Reliance Infocomm and Tata Indicom provide telephone and cell phone service to the city. Cellular coverage is extensive, and both GSM and CDMA (from Reliance and Tata Indicom) services are available. Affordable broadband internet penetration is increasing in the city.[38] The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited is the government owned telephone service provider in the cities of Mumbai, Thane, New Delhi and Navi Mumbai in India. ... Vodafone Essar is the third largest cellular operator in India that covers 16 telecom circles in India [1]. Despite the change in name of the company from Hutch Essar, the marketing brand remains to be Hutch; although, the brand is about to be changed to Vodafone on 21 September 2007. ... For the information technology, see Airtel (FBI). ... Idea cellular is a wireless telephony company operating in various states in India. ... Reliance Infocomm is an Indian telecommunications company, and is the brainchild of Mukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries. ... Tata Indicom is a private telecom service provider operating in most parts of India. ... A telephone company (or telco) provides telecommunications services such as telephony and data communications. ... For other uses, see GSM (disambiguation). ... General Information Generically (as a multiplexing scheme), code division multiple access (CDMA) is any use of any form of spread spectrum by multiple transmitters to send to the same receiver on the same frequency channel at the same time without harmful interference. ... Broadband Internet access, often shortened to broadband Internet or just broadband is a high data-transmission rate Internet connection. ...


Economy

Shopping malls cater to the increased purchasing power of the people
Urban extensions of Delhi like Gurgaon and Noida have symbiotic association with the city.
Urban extensions of Delhi like Gurgaon and Noida have symbiotic association with the city.
Connaught Place is an important economic and cultural center
Connaught Place is an important economic and cultural center

With an estimated net State Domestic Product (SDP) of US$95 billion (FY 2005),[39] Delhi is the second largest commercial center in South Asia after Mumbai. Delhi has a per capita income of 53,976 INR which is around 2.5 times of the national average.[39] The tertiary sector contributes 70.95% of Delhi's gross SDP followed by secondary and primary sectors with 25.2% and 3.85% contribution respectively.[39] Delhi's workforce constitutes 32.82% of the population showing an increase of 52.52% between 1991 and 2001.[40] Delhi's unemployment rate decreased from 12.57% in 1999–2000 to 4.63% in 2003.[40] In December 2004, 636,000 people were registered with various employment exchange programmes in Delhi.[40] For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... , Gurgaon   (Hindi: गुड़गांव) is the sixth largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,097 × 798 pixels, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded on October 19, 2007 by Mr Mobs Uploaded to wiki by user:nikkul http://flickr. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,097 × 798 pixels, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded on October 19, 2007 by Mr Mobs Uploaded to wiki by user:nikkul http://flickr. ... Commercial buildings in Connaught Place on a very foggy day Shops along the innermost Connaught Circle at night LIC building in Connaught Circle at night Connaught Place (officially called Rajeev Chowk, but referred to as C.P. by Delhiites) is a central business district of New Delhi, India. ... State Domestic Product, or SDP, is the total value of goods and services produced during any financial year within the geographical boundaries of a province or state. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... The tertiary sector of industry (also known as the service sector or the service industry) is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing), and primary industry (extraction such as mining, agriculture and fishing). ... The secondary sector of industry includes those economic sectors that create a finished, usable product: manufacturing and construction. ... The primary sector of industry generally involves the changing process of natural resources into primary products. ...


In 2001, the total workforce in all government (union and state) and quasi government sector was 620,000. In comparison, organised private sector employed 219,000.[40] Delhi's service sector has expanded due in part to the large skilled English-speaking workforce that has attracted many multinational companies. Key service industries include information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism. Delhi's manufacturing industry has also grown considerably as many consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around Delhi. Delhi's large consumer market, coupled with the easy availability of skilled labour, has attracted foreign investment in Delhi. In 2001, the manufacturing sector employed 1,440,000 workers while the number of industrial units was 129,000.[41] Construction, power, telecommunications, health and community services, and real estate form integral parts of Delhi's economy. Delhi's retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India.[42] However, as in the rest of India, the fast growth of retail is expected to affect the traditional unorganized retail trading system.[43] The economy of India, measured in USD exchange-rate terms, is the twelfth largest in the world, with a GDP of US $1. ...


Transport

Main article: Transport in Delhi
Buses cater 60% of the transport demand in Delhi. Shown here is a DTC bus
Buses cater 60% of the transport demand in Delhi. Shown here is a DTC bus
Delhi metro, operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Delhi metro, operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main airport in Delhi.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main airport in Delhi.

Public transport in Delhi is provided by buses, auto rickshaws, a rapid transit system, taxis and suburban railways. A busy main road in New Delhi. ... The initialism DTC can stand for one of several things: Direct Torque Control, a method to control electric motor with very good torque dynamics Danish Touring Car Championship, Danish touring car racing series Deutsche Tourenwagen Challenge, a former German touring car racing series Doctoral Training Centre The Delhi Transport Corporation... The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited or DMRC is an Indian corporation that was formed in 1995 to build and operate the Delhi MRTS. It has achieved huge success in connecting different parts of Delhi City DMRC Homepage Template:India-corporate-stub ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixels, file size: 198 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded on October 12, 2005 by Silly Jilly uploaded to wiki by user:nikkul http://www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixels, file size: 198 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded on October 12, 2005 by Silly Jilly uploaded to wiki by user:nikkul http://www. ... Check-in area of domestic departure terminal 1A Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP), located in Delhi, is one of Indias main domestic and international gateways. ... Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ... The Delhi Metro is the metro system of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited. ...


Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of the total demand.[44] The state-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is a major bus service provider for the city. The DTC operates the world's largest fleet of environment-friendly CNG buses.[45] Though pollution from road transport has decreased in recent years, it is still at a high level.[46]. A busway network, at present consisting of a single line between Ambedkar Nagar and Delhi Gate, is also under construction. Autobus redirects here. ... Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is the main public transport operator of Delhi. ... This article is about high-capacity bus transit systems. ... Ambedkar Nagar is a city in Uttar Pradesh state of India. ... The Dehli Gate was once the main and only road that lead from Lahore, Pakistan to Dehli, India. ...


The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system, serves many parts of Delhi. As of 2007, the metro operates three lines with a total length of 65 km (40 miles) and 59 stations while several other lines are under construction.[47] Line 1 runs between Rithala and Shahdara. Line 2 runs in an underground tunnel between Vishwa Vidyalaya and the Central Secretariat. Line 3 runs between Indraprastha, Barakhamba Road, and Dwarka. The network is being expanded at a rapid pace with Phase-II under construction (128 km), expected to be completed by 2010. Phase III and IV will be completed by 2015 and 2020 respectively, creating a network spanning 413.8 km, longer than London's Underground[48] The Delhi Metro is the metro system of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ...


Railways served only 1% of the local traffic until 2003.[44] However Delhi is a major junction in the rail map of India and is the headquarters of the Northern Railway. The four main railway stations are Old Delhi, Nizamuddin Railway Station, Sarai Rohilla and New Delhi Railway Station.[44] End of the single track, unelectrified line at Bad Radkersburg, Styria, Austria, quite close to the Slovenian border. ... Image File history File links India_railway_schematic_map. ... The Northern Railway is one of the 16 railway zones in India. ... Delhi (दिल्ली or Dillī in Hindi and Bengali and دیلی in Urdu) is a term that refers to either the State of Delhi or the National Capital Territory (NCT) of the Republic of India. ... Nizamuddin Railway Station Nizamuddin Railway Station railway station is conveniently located near South Delhi localities. ... Sarai Rohilla is a train station in Delhi, India. ... The New Delhi Railway Station (station code NDLS) is the main railway station in Delhi, and is one of the largest stations in India. ...


Auto rickshaws are an important and popular means of public transportation in Delhi, as they charge a lower fare than taxis. Most run on Compressed Natural Gas and are yellow and green in colour. Although they are equipped with electronic meters, which are supposed to show the fare, these are rarely used and bargaining is the norm. Passengers and drivers meet at this auto rickshaw stand in Chennai. ... Typical North America vehicles carry this diamond shape symbol, meaning it is running on compressed natural gas fuel. ...


Taxis are not an integral part of Delhi public transport, though they are easily available. Private operators operate most taxis, and most neighborhoods have a taxi stand from which taxis can be ordered or picked up. In addition, radio taxis, which can be ordered by calling a central number, have become increasingly popular. These are usually air-conditioned and charge a flat rate of Rs. 15 per kilometer. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ...


Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is situated in the southwestern corner of Delhi and serves for domestic and international connections. In 2006–07, the airport recorded a traffic of more than 20.44 million passengers,[49][50] making it one of the busiest airports in South Asia. In future the airport will handle more than 100 million passengers per annum (more than what Atlanta airport, currently world's busiest airport, handles today).[51] Safdarjung Airport is the other airfield in Delhi used for general aviation purpose.[52] The proposed Taj International Airport is expected to be operational by 2012[53][dead link] Check-in area of domestic departure terminal 1A Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP), located in Delhi, is one of Indias main domestic and international gateways. ... Safdarjung Airport is an airport in Delhi, India and is home to the Safdarjung Flying Club. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ...


Private vehicles account for 30% of the total demand for transport.[44] At 1922.32 km of road length per 100 km², Delhi has one of the highest road densities in India.[44] Delhi is well connected to other parts of India by five National Highways: NH 1, 2, 8, 10 and 24. Roads in Delhi are maintained by MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi), NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board, Public Works Department (PWD) and Delhi Development Authority.[54] The Network of National Highways in India National Highways in India is the class of roads maintained by the Central Government and is the main long-distance roadways. ... The Network of National Highways in India The list of National Highways in India gives a region wide listing of the Indian Highways, a class of roads maintained by the National Highways Authority of India. ... DDA or Delhi Development Authority [edit] About DDA The Delhi Development Authority was created in 1957 under the provisions of the Delhi Development Act to promote and secure the development of Delhi DDA has played a vital role in the orderly-yet-rapid development of Delhi. ...


Delhi's high population growth rate, coupled with high economic growth rate has resulted in an ever increasing demand for transport creating excessive pressure on the city's existent transport infrastructure. As of 2008, Delhi had 55 lakhs (5.5 million) vehicles within its municipal limits, making most vehicle populous city of the world. Also, the number of vehicles in the metropolitan region, i.e., Delhi NCR (National Capital Region (India)) is 112 lakhs (11.2 million)[55], again surpassing all the metropolitan regions of the world like New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City and others. In order to meet the transport demand in Delhi, the State and Union government started the construction of a mass rapid transit system, including the Delhi Metro.[44] In 1998, the Supreme Court of India ordered all public transport vehicles to use compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel instead of diesel and other hydro-carbons.[56] This article is about National Capital Region of India which includes Delhi and adjoining urban areas. ... Delhi metro network, as it will look by 2010 Delhi Metro, operational since 2002, is seen as a model for other metros. ... The Supreme Court of India is the highest court of the land as established by Part V, Chapter IV of the Constitution of India. ... Typical North America vehicles carry this diamond shape symbol, meaning it is running on compressed natural gas fuel. ...


Demographics

The Akshardham Temple in Delhi is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world.
The Akshardham Temple in Delhi is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world.[57]

Many ethnic groups and cultures are represented in Delhi, making it a cosmopolitan city. A seat of political power and a centre of commerce, the city attracts workers—both blue collar and white collar—from all parts of India, further enhancing its diverse character. A diplomatic hub, represented by embassies of 160 countries, Delhi has a large expatriate population as well. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Akshardham [1] is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. ... The Gopuram of temples, in south India, are adorned with icons depicting a particular story surrounding the temples deity. ... A blue-collar worker is a member of the working class who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. ... White-collar workers perform tasks which are less laborious yet often more highly paid than blue-collar workers, who do manual work. ... For the band, see Expatriate (band). ...


According to the 2001 Census of India, the population of Delhi that year was 13,782,976.[2] The corresponding population density was 9,294 persons per km², with a sex ratio of 821 women per 1000 men, and a literacy rate of 81.82%. By 2003, the National Capital Territory of Delhi had a population of 14.1 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in India surpassing Mumbai.[58][59] This included 295,000 people living in New Delhi and another 125,000 in Delhi Cantonment. By 2004, the estimated population had increased to 15,279,000. That year, the birth rate, death rate and infant mortality rate (per 1000 population) were 20.03, 5.59 and 13.08, respectively.[60]. Currently the city's municipal population is expected to be 17 million, making it the world's most populous city[61] (but not the most populous metropolitan region, that being Tokyo) According a 1999–2000 estimate, the total number of people living below the poverty line in Delhi was 1,149,000 (which was 8.23% of the total population).[62] In 2001, the population of Delhi increased by 285,000 as a result of migration and by an additional 215,000 as a result of natural population growth.[60] The resulting high migration rate, made Delhi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. By 2015, Delhi is expected to be the second largest agglomeration in the world after Tokyo.[59] Map showing the population density of each state in India Although India occupies only 2. ... Literacy is the ability to use text to communicate across space and time. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Mortality rate is the annual number of deaths per 1000 people. ... Infant mortality is the death of infants in the first year of life. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...

Jama Masjid, is the largest mosque in India.
Jama Masjid, is the largest mosque in India.

Hinduism is the religion of 82% of Delhi's population. There are also large communities of Muslims (11.7%), Sikhs (4.0%), Jains (1.1%) and Christians (0.9%) in the city [63]. Other minorities include Parsis, Anglo-Indians, Buddhists and Jews.[64] Aligarh Universitys main mosque File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Aligarh Universitys main mosque File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa مسجد جھان نمہ, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... JAIN is an activity within the Java Community Process, developing APIs for the creation of telephony (voice and data) services. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Parsi community. ... Anglo-Indians are persons who have descended from a mix of British and Indian parentage. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...


Hindi is the principal spoken and written language of the city. Other languages commonly spoken in the city are English, Punjabi and Urdu. Of these, English is an associate official language, and Punjabi and Urdu second official languages. Linguistic groups from all over India are well represented in the city; among them are Maithili, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi. Punjabis, Jats and Gujjars are examples of the various ethnic communities in the city. Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... Indian English comprises several dialects or varieties of English spoken primarily in India, and/or by first generation Indian diaspora elsewhere in the world. ... Punjabi redirects here. ... The phrase Zaban-e Urdu-e Mualla written in Urdu Urdu () is an Indo-European language of the Indo-Aryan family that developed under Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, and Sanskrit influence in South Asia during the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire (1200-1800). ... Maithili (मैथिली MaithilÄ«) is a language of the family of Indo-Aryan languages, which are part of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... Kannada - aptly described as sirigannada (known to few as Kanarese) is one of the oldest Dravidian languages and is spoken in its various dialects by roughly 45 million people. ... Telugu redirects here. ... Bangla redirects here. ... Marathi (मराठी ) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the Marathi people of western India. ... The Punjabi people (Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, پنجابی, also Panjabi people) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group from South Asia. ... About 8 million Jats live in the Indian state of Haryana. ... The Gujjar or Gurjar are an ethnic group and caste of the Indian subcontinent. ...


In 2005, Delhi accounted for the highest percentage (16.2%) of the crimes reported in the 35 cities in India with populations of one million or more.[65] The city also has the highest rate of crime against women (27.6 compared to national average rate of 14.1 per 100,000) and against children (6.5 compared to national average of 1.4 per 100,000) in the country.[66] As per the 2001 census there are 36 cities or urban agglomerations in India with a population of 1 million or more. ...


Culture

Rice and Kadhai Chicken from Delhi.
Traditional Indian pottery on display in Dilli Haat.
The Auto Expo, Asia's largest auto show, showcases modern forms of transport
The Auto Expo, Asia's largest auto show,[67] showcases modern forms of transport

Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by the many monuments of significance found in the city; the Archaeological Survey of India recognises 175 monuments in Delhi as national heritage sites.[68] The Old City is the site where the Mughals and the Turkic rulers constructed several architectural marvels like the Jama Masjid (India's largest mosque)[69] and Red Fort. Three World Heritage Sites—the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb—are located in Delhi.[70] Other monuments include the India Gate, the Jantar Mantar (an 18th century astronomical observatory) and the Purana Qila (a 16th century fortress). The Laxminarayan Temple, Akshardham and the Bahá'í Lotus Temple are examples of modern architecture. Raj Ghat and associated memorials houses memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and other notable personalities. New Delhi houses several government buildings and official residences reminiscent of the British colonial architecture. Important structures include the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Secretariat, Rajpath, the Parliament of India and Vijay Chowk. Safdarjung's Tomb is an example of the Mughal gardens style Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Dilli Haat is a food plaza/craft bazaar located in the heart of Delhi. ... The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. ... An auto show, or motor show, is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... The Archaeological Survey of India is an Indian government agency in the Department of Culture that is responsible for archaeological studies and the preservation of cultural monuments. ... The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa مسجد جھان نمہ, commonly known as Jama Masjid of Delhi is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. ... The Delhi Fort also known as Lal Qilah, or Lal Qila, meaning the Red Fort, located in Delhi, India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Humayuns tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture located in Nizamuddin east, New Delhi. ... Built in the memory of more than 90,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the Afghan Wars and World War I, the India Gate is one of the most famous monuments in Delhi. ... The Yantra Mandir (literally the temple of instruments, and often called the Jantar Mantar) is in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. ... Exterior of Purana Qila in Delhi, by Paul La Porte Literally translated, Purana Qila means Old Fort. Recent archaeological excavations have exposed evidences such as pottery which throws a new light on the existence of the city of Indraprastha at this place in Delhi, as mentioned in the great epic... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Akshardham [1] is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. ... This article is about the generally recognized global religious community. ... There are currently seven Baháí Houses of Worship around the world, although Baháí communities own many properties where they plan for Houses of Worship to be constructed as the Baháí community grows and develops. ... Raj Ghat, Delhi Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. ... “Gandhi” redirects here. ... Colonial house Henry M. Jacksons home Everett, Washington A colonial house is a style of house. ... The Secretariat Building in New Delhi. ... Rajpath, heading towards India Gate. ... Rajpath, heading towards India Gate. ... Safdarjungs tomb Tomb inscription Safdarjungs Tomb is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum in Delhi, India. ... Mughal Gardens are a group of styles in garden design which originate from the Islamic Mughal Empire. ...


Delhi's association and geographic proximity to the capital, New Delhi, has amplified the importance of national events and holidays. National events such as Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi's birthday) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Delhi. On India's Independence Day (15 August) the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from the Red Fort. Most Delhiites celebrate the day by flying kites, which are considered a symbol of freedom.[71] The Republic Day Parade is a large cultural and military parade showcasing India's cultural diversity and military might.[72][73] , This article is about the capital city of India. ... The Republic Day of India (Hindi: गणतंत्र दिवस Gantantra Divas) is a national holiday of India to mark the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950 and the adoption of the Constitution of India. ... Indias Independence Day (Hindi: स्वतंत्रता दिवस) is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. ... Gandhi, taken in 1931. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Republic Day Parade refers to a military and cultural parade held in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on the Republic Day of India, on 26 January every year. ...


Religious festivals include Diwali (the festival of lights), Mahavir Jayanti, Guru Nanak's Birthday, Durga Puja, Holi, Lohri, Maha Shivaratri, Eid and Buddha Jayanti.[73] The Qutub Festival is a cultural event during which performances of musicians and dancers from all over India are showcased at night, with the Qutub Minar as the chosen backdrop of the event.[74] Other events such as Kite Flying Festival, International Mango Festival and Vasant Panchami (the Spring Festival) are held every year in Delhi. The Auto Expo, Asia's largest auto show,[75] is held in New Delhi biennially. Diwali, or Deepawali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) (Markiscarali) is a major Indian and Nepalese festive holiday, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. ... In Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti is the most important religious holiday. ... Guru Nanak The religion of Sikhism preaches that there is one God but that he is formless. ... Durga Puja (Bengali: দুর্গাপূজা Durga Puja) is the biggest festival of Hindus in Bihar, West Bengal, East Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bengali Hindus all over the world. ... For the Indian film of the same name, see Holi (film). ... Pongal (பொங்கல் in Tamil) is an Indian festival to give thanks for the harvest. ... Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivaratri (Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 14th day in the Krishna Paksha of the month Maagha (as per Shalivahana) or Phalguna(as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar. ... The word Eid can mean several things: There are two Islamic festivals of Eid: One is called Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر) that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, The other is Eid ul-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى) or Eid-e Qurban (Persian: عید قربان) which is celebrated to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Qutub Festival is a three day festival usually held in November-December in the Qutb complex in the Indian metropolis of Delhi. ... Over 500 types of mango are featured at the International Mango Festival The International Mango Festival, held annually in Delhi, India, is a two-day festival showcasing mangoes. ... Vasant Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, and art. ... The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. ... , This article is about the capital city of India. ...


Punjabi cuisine and Mughlai delicacies like kababs and biryanis are popular in several parts of Delhi.[76] Due to Delhi's large cosmopolitan population, cuisines from every part of India, including Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, Bengali, Hyderabadi cuisines, and South Indian food items like idli, sambar and dosa are widely available. Local delicacies include Chaat and Dahi-Papri. There are several food outlets in Delhi serving international cuisine including Italian and Chinese. Tandoori chicken is a popular dish in Punjabi cuisine. ... Left to right: Chenjeh Kabab, Kabab Koobideh, Jujeh Kabab Kebab (kebap in Turkish, kabab in Iran, India and Pakistan, Kabab or كباب in Arabic, also spelled kebob, kabob) means grilled (or broiled) meat in Persian and Turkish. ... Iraqi Biryani (as served in Amman, Jordan) The name biryani or biriani (Urdu بریانی ;Hindi बिरयानी) is derived[1] from the Persian word beryā(n) (بریان) which means fried or roasted. Biryani is a family of Middle Eastern, Southern Asian dishes made from a mixture of spices, rice (usually basmati), meat/vegetables and... , Rājasthān (DevanāgarÄ«: राजस्थान, IPA: )   is the largest state of the Republic of India in terms of area. ... , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA  , translation: Great Nation) is Indias third largest state in area and second largest in population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Bengali cuisine is a style of food preparation originating in Bengal, a region in the eastern South Asia which is now divided between the independent country of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. ... , For other uses, see Hyderabad. ... The idli (IPA:), also romanized idly or iddly, is a steamed rice cake popular throughout South India. ... The South Indian staple breakfast item of Idly, Sambhar and Vada served on a banana leaf. ... For the term as used in Ayurveda, see Dosha. ... A young man at his chaat stand in Mussoorie, India. ...


Historically, Delhi has always remained an important trading centre in northern India. Old Delhi still contains legacies of its rich Mughal past that can be found among the old city's tangle of snaking lanes and teeming bazaars.[77] The dingy markets of the Old City has an eclectic product range from oil-swamped mango, lime and eggplant pickles, candy-colored herbal potions to silver jewelry, bridal attire, uncut material and linen, spices, sweets.[77] Some of old regal havelis (palacial residences) are still there in the Old City.[78] Chandni Chowk, a three century old shopping area, is one of the most popular shopping areas in Delhi for jewellery and Zari saris.[79] Notable among Delhi's arts and crafts are the Zardozi (an embroidery done with gold thread) and Meenakari (the art of enameling). Dilli Haat, Hauz Khas, Pragati Maidan offer a variety of Indian handicrafts and handlooms. However, the city is said to have lost its own identity and socio-cultural legacies as it went to absorb multitude of humanity from across the country and has morphed into an amorphous pool of cultural styles.[80][5] Chandni Chowk ,New Delhi Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in central north Delhi, India. ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... Dilli Haat is a food plaza/craft bazaar located in the heart of Delhi. ... Hauz Khas is an area in Delhi, India. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Education

See also: Educational Institutions in Delhi
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, country's premier medical institution
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, country's premier medical institution

Schools and higher educational institutions in Delhi are administered either by the Directorate of Education, the NCT government, or private organizations. In 2004–05, there were 2,515 primary, 635 middle, 504 secondary and 1,208 senior secondary schools in Delhi. That year, the higher education institutions in the city included 165 colleges, among them five medical colleges and eight engineering colleges,[81] six universities—DU, JNU, JMI, GGSIPU, IGNOU and Jamia Hamdard—and nine deemed universities.[81] GGSIPU is the only state university; IGNOU is for open/distance learning; the rest are all central universities. Delhi, being the capital of the country, attracts students from all over India. ... Image File history File links AIIMS_central_lawn. ... Image File history File links AIIMS_central_lawn. ... AIIMS redirects here. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... University of Delhi,New Delhi The University of Delhi is a university in India. ... The sprawling campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय) is located in New Delhi, the capital of India. ... Jamia Millia Islamia (Urdu: جامعہ ملیہ اسلامیہ, Hindi: जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया, translation: National Islamic University) is an Indian Central University located in New Delhi. ... Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, also known as GGSIPU or IPU, is a university located in the city of Delhi in India. ... The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) [इन्दिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विश्वविद्यालय] is a national university with its headquarters in New Delhi, Delhi, India. ... Jamia Hamdard is a University located in New Delhi. ... Deemed University is a status of autonomy granted to high performing institutes and departments of various universities in India. ... Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, also known as GGSIPU or IPU, is a university located in the city of Delhi in India. ... quagmire:For alternate meanings see state university (disambiguation). ... The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) [इन्दिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विश्वविद्यालय] is a national university with its headquarters in New Delhi, Delhi, India. ... National Central University (國立中央大學) is a Taiwan. ...


Private schools in Delhi—which employ either English or Hindi as the language of instruction—are affiliated to one of two administering bodies: the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE). In 2004–05, approximately 15.29 lakh (1.529 million) students were enrolled in primary schools, 8.22 lakh (0.822 million) in middle schools and 6.69 lakh (0.669 million) in secondary schools across Delhi.[81] Female students represented 49% of the total enrollment. The same year, the Delhi government spent between 1.58% and 1.95% of its gross state domestic product on education.[81] The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations for class 10, i. ... The Central Board of Secondary Education is a board of school education in India. ... A lakh (Hindi/Nepali : लाख, Urdu: Ù„Ú©Ú¾, Bengali: , Telugu : లక్ష, Tamil : இலட்சம்) is a unit in the Indian numbering system, widely used both in official and other contexts in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Pakistan. ...


After completing the ten-year secondary phase of their education under the 10+2+3 plan, students typically spend the next two years either in junior colleges or in schools with senior secondary facilities, during which their studies become more focused. They select a stream of study—liberal arts, commerce, science, or, less commonly, vocational. Upon completion, those who choose to continue, either study for a 3-year undergraduate degree at a college, or a professional degree in law, engineering, or medicine. Notable higher education or research institutes in Delhi include All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi College of Engineering, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi School of Economics, and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. India has had a long, interesting history of education and has been a seat of learning for . ... For the Indian grade 11 and 12 schools, see Junior College A junior college is a two-year post-secondary school whose main purpose is to provide a method of obtaining academic, vocational and professional education. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... AIIMS redirects here. ... A portion of IIT Delhis main building, with the wind tunnel (Wind T) The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), is one of the topmost college of engineering in India situated in the south part of the capital. ... NSIT redirects here. ... Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) is an engineering college in India. ... College The Faculty of Management Studies is a premier business school in India. ... Delhi School of Economics, started in 1949, is a conglomerate of three departments, under the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Delhi. ... The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the countrys foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. ...


Media

As the capital of India, New Delhi is the focus of political reportage, including regular television broadcasts of Indian parliament sessions. Many country-wide media agencies, among them the state-owned Press Trust of India and Doordarshan, are based in the city. Television programming in the city includes two free terrestrial television channels offered by Doordarshan, and several Hindi, English and regional-languages cable channels offered by Multi system operators. Satellite television, in contrast, is yet to gain large-scale subscribership in the city.[82] Pitampura TV Tower is a 235-metre-tall television tower with an observation deck that is located in the northwest of New Delhi, India. ... Reportage can be a single journalists report of news (especially when witnessed first-hand), distributed through the media. ... Press Trust of India is a nonprofit cooperative among the Indian newspapers. ... Doordarshan (sometimes DoorDarshan; ) is a Public broadcast Terrestrial television channel run by Prasar Bharati, a board nominated by the Government of India. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... M.S.O. (MULTIPLE SYSTEM OPERATOR) In the cable TV industry, an operator of multiple cable systems. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ...


Print journalism remains a popular news medium in Delhi. During the year 2004–05, 1029 newspapers—in thirteen languages—were published from the city. Of these, 492 were Hindi language newspapers, and included Navbharat Times, Dainik Hindustan, Punjab Kesri, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar and fastest growing weekly The Stageman International.[83] Among the English language newspapers, The Hindustan Times, with over a million copies in circulation, was the single largest daily.[83] Other major English newspapers include Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India, The Hindu, The Pioneer and Asian Age. Radio is a less popular mass medium in Delhi, although FM radio has been gaining ground[84] since the inauguration of several new FM channels in 2006.[85] A number of state-owned and private radio stations broadcast from Delhi, including All India Radio (AIR), one of the world's largest radio service providers, which offers six radio channels in ten languages. Other city-based radio stations include Big FM (92.7 FM)''Radio Mirchi (98.3 FM), Fever (104.0 FM), Radio One (94.3 FM), Red FM (93.5 FM) and Radio City (91.1 FM). Hindi (DevanāgarÄ«: or , IAST: , IPA:  ), an Indo-European language spoken all over India in varying degrees and extensively in northern and central India, is one of the 22 official languages of India and is used, along with English, for central government administrative purposes. ... Navbharat Times is the largest Hindi Daily in Delhi and Bombay. ... Dainik Jagran is a Hindi daily newspaper. ... Dainik Bhaskar is a Hindi-language daily newspaper of India. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Indian Express is an Indian newspaper started by Ram Nath Goenka, and is published from New Delhi. ... Business Standard is a financial daily from Business Standard Ltd (BSL). ... The Common Man featured on a commemorative stamp released by the Indian Postal Service on the 150th Anniversary of the Times of India - 1988. ... For followers of Hinduism, see Hindu. ... Logo of the Pioneer Daily The Pioneer is an English language newspaper in India. ... The Asian Age newspaper logo The Asian Age is an Indian newspaper. ... In telecommunications, frequency modulation (FM) conveys information over a carrier wave by varying its frequency. ... For the electronica band, see All India Radio (band). ... Big FM is a nationwide private FM radio station in India owned by Indian businessman Anil Ambani. ... Radio Mirchi is a nationwide network of private FM radio stations in India. ... Radio City is a FM radio station in India. ...


Sports

As in the rest of India, cricket is a popular sport in Delhi.[86] There are several cricket grounds (or maidans) located across the city, including the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, one of the oldest cricket grounds in India to be granted status as venue for international cricket matches. The Delhi cricket team represents the city in the Ranji Trophy, a domestic first-class cricket championship played between different cities and states of India.[87] The city is also home to the IPL team Delhi Daredevils. Other sports such as field hockey, football (soccer), tennis, golf, badminton, swimming, kart racing, weightlifting and table tennis are also popular in the city. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India was built by the Government of India in 1982. ... Estadio Azteca, in Mexico City, the third largest stadium in the world The following is an incomplete list of sports stadiums ordered by their capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators that the stadium can accommodate. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Maidan is an unofficial region of Karnataka state of southern India. ... Established in 1883, the Feroz Shah Kotla - run by the politicised Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) - is undergoing its latest facelift - one that began over two years ago. ... The Delhi cricket team is one of the first-class cricket teams, that plays in Indias domestic competition, the Ranji Trophy. ... The Ranji Trophy is the domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between state and city sides, equivalent to county cricket in England and the Sheffield Shield in Australia, and also denotes the trophy that is awarded to the winner. ... A first-class cricket match is one of three or more days duration between two sides of eleven players officially adjudged first-class. ... The Indian Premier League (also known as the DLF (Delhi Land and Finance) Indian Premier League), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the game. ... This article is about the sport. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... Karting, go-kart, go carting and similar terms redirect here. ... This article is about the sport of weightlifting. ... Ping Pong redirects here. ...


Sports facilities in Delhi include the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium and the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. In the past, Delhi has hosted several domestic and international sporting events, such as the First and the Ninth Asian Games.[88] The coming years will see the city host the 2010 Commonwealth Games, projected to be the largest multi-sport event ever held in the city. Delhi lost bidding for the 2014 Asian Games,[89] but is bidding for 2020 Olympic Games.[88][90] Delhi was chosen by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile to host the first ever Indian Grand Prix in 2010.[91] Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India was built by the Government of India in 1982. ... The Indira Gandhi Arena is an indoor sports arena, in New Delhi, India. ... The 1st Asian Games were held from March 4 to March 11, 1951 in New Delhi, India. ... The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982 in New Delhi, India. ... Asian Games Logo The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. ... The 2010 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi, India, the capital of India, between October 3 and October 14, 2010. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... The 17th Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia and will be held in Incheon, South Korea. ... Asian Games Logo The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. ... The 2020 Summer Olympics The International Olympic Committee has yet to begin the selection process for the host city; the site of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad—as they will be officially known—is expected to be announced in mid 2013. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established on June 20, 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... The Indian Grand Prix is a race planned to be part of the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile annual Formula One automobile racing championships. ...

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  • Economic Survey of Delhi 2005–2006. Planning Department. Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. Retrieved on 12 February 2007.
  • First City? A Symposium on Remembering Delhi Seminar (web edition) (515) (July 2002). Retrieved on 12 February 2007.
  • Horton, P (2002), Lonely Planet Delhi (3 ed.), Lonely Planet Publications, ISBN 1864502975
  • Rowe, P & P Coster (2004), Delhi (Great Cities of the World), World Almanac Library, ISBN 0836851978

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