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New Delhi

(dĕl`ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of the National Capital Territory of DelhiDelhi
, union territory and city, N central India. The union territory, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (2001 provisional pop. 13,782,976), 573 sq mi (1,484 sq km), is on the Delhi plain, which is crossed by the Yamuna River and stretches between the Aravalli
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, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. Predominantly an administrative center, it was constructed between 1912 and 1929 to replace Calcutta (now KolkataKolkata
, formerly Calcutta
, city (1991 pop. 10,916,272), capital of West Bengal state, E India, on the Hugli River. It is the second largest city in India and one of the largest in the world.
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) as capital of British India; New Delhi was officially inaugurated in 1931. The city is also a transportation hub and trade center with manufactures in electronics, automobile parts, engineering products, and electrical appliances.

Designed by architects Sir Edwin LutyensLutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer
, 1869–1944, English architect. He began his career designing small houses in Surrey and later executed a series of large country establishments, many of them complete with furniture and gardens.
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 and Herbert Baker, New Delhi has broad, symmetrically aligned streets that provide vistas of historic monuments. Between the main government buildings a broad boulevard leads east to west from India Gate, a massive war memorial arch (built 1921), through a great court to the resplendent sandstone and marble Government House (formerly the viceroy's palace; now the residence of India's president). In the southern section of the city is the prayer ground where Mahatma GandhiGandhi, Mohandas Karamchand
, 1869–1948, Indian political and spiritual leader, b. Porbandar. In South Africa

Educated in India and in London, he was admitted to the English bar in 1889 and practiced law unsuccessfully in India for two years.
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 was assassinated (1948). In the west are Balmiki and Lakshminarayan temples, which Gandhi frequented; the Swaminarayan Akshardham temple (2005) is is East Delhi across the Yamuna. The city has many sports stadiums and medical institutes. In recent years metropolitan New Delhi, including Old DelhiDelhi
, union territory and city, N central India. The union territory, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (2001 provisional pop. 13,782,976), 573 sq mi (1,484 sq km), is on the Delhi plain, which is crossed by the Yamuna River and stretches between the Aravalli
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, has experienced overcrowding and severe air pollution. The city opened its subway system, the second in India, in 2002.

New Delhi

 

the southern, administrative part of Delhi, the capital of India. New Delhi is the site of the principal governmental institutions of India, which has led to the incorrect use of the name New Delhi to designate Delhi.

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According to government officials, the CM has handpicked senior- level officers from every department who are closely monitoring public A complaint against three quacks operating from the New Delhi district was received by the grievance department of the Delhi .
The New Delhi district is home to ' VVIPs' like MPs, senior bureaucrats, cabinet ministers and their security is a major concern.
We have deployed extra force and swift action helped us in the arrest of one of the accused," a senior police official of New Delhi district said.
Tenders are invited for Providing services of staff for office work in sub division, division and circle office in connection with Construction of New Delhi District Court Complex, Rouse Avenue, DDU Marg, Delhi.
According to a senior police officer of New Delhi district, a call was made to the police after a brawl erupted during a marriage function at a recreation club in the President's estate.
Bassi also told his force that there are specific intelligence inputs about possible terror attack on Delhi- Kabul flight, Lahore- Amritsar bus, Lahore- Delhi bus and Samjhauta Express, two prominent five- star hotels situated in New Delhi district area, private international school in Delhi and the embassies, especially the US embassy in Chanakyapuri area.
A SENIOR police officer of New Delhi district told M AIL T ODAY that President Obama would be lodged at the ITC Maurya Hotel during his stay in Capital; he is expected to reach New Delhi on January 24.
A crime forensic team of New Delhi district was also called to lift fingerprints from the car and foot prints around it," a police source said, adding that the fingerprints and footprints that were lifted will now be sent to the forensic department for examination.
Installation of the cameras will be in New Delhi district (in and around Rajpath), central and North district (Red Fort), security unit (Rajpath) and north-west district (Chhatrasal Stadium).
A senior police officer said that every building within a radius of two kilometres in New Delhi district will have snipers and commandos.
Tenders are invited for Making arrangements of Chowkidar and office attendant for Division Office B-123 in connection with Construction of New Delhi District Court Complex at Rouse Avenue, DDU Marg, New Delhi
On the basis of their complaint, a missing person's complaint was registered at Tughlaq Road police station of New Delhi district," the officer added.