Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the capital of India during the British Raj until December 1911. However, Delhi had served as the political and financial centre of several empires of ancient India and the Delhi Sultanate, most notably of the Mughal Empire from 1649 to 1857. During the early 1900s, a proposal was made to the British administration to shift the capital of the British Indian Empire (as it was officially called) from Calcutta to Delhi. Unlike Calcutta, which was located on the eastern coast of India, Delhi was at the center of northern India and the Government of British India felt that it would be logistically easier to administer India from the latter rather than the former.
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New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 7 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in the Indian National Capital Territory of Delhi. This constituency came into existence in 1951. Famous film actor, Rajesh Khanna lost here by a close margin in 1999 to Jagmohan.
From 1966-93, New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency comprised the following Delhi Metropolitan Council segments:
Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, Hindustani pronunciation:[d̪ɪlliː]Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the largest city in India in terms of geographical area - about 1,484 square kilometres (573sqmi). It has a population of about 16.3 million, making it the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world. Such is the nature of urban expansion in Delhi that its growth has expanded beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states and at its largest extent can count a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014.
Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.
Delhi's ethnic groups are diverse. During the British Raj, Delhi was a district city of the Punjab Province of British India and is still historically and culturally connected to the Punjab region. The Yamuna river was the historical boundary between the Punjab and the rest of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, and its flood plains provide fertile alluvial soil suitable for agriculture but are prone to recurrent floods. The Yamuna, a sacred river in Hinduism, is the only major river flowing through Delhi. The original natives of Delhi are those whose ancestors lived in the Yamuna basin, a region which spreads radially from the capital up to a distance of approximately 200 kilometres. Today the migrant population consists largely of Bhojpuris and Biharis.
The Indian censuses record the native languages, but not the descent of the citizens. Linguistic data cannot accurately predict ethnicity: for example, many descendants of the PunjabiHindu and Sikh refugees who came to Delhi following the partition of India now speak Hindi natively. Thus, there is no concrete official data on the ethnic makeup of Delhi.
Overpopulation and the ensuing overuse of scarce resources such as water put heavy pressure on the environment. The city suffers from air pollution caused by road dust and industry, with comparatively smaller contributions from unclean engines in transportation, especially diesel-powered city buses and trucks, and 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers with two-stroke engines. Noise pollution comes mainly from motorcycle and automobile traffic. Water pollution and a lack of solid waste treatment facilities have caused serious damage to the river on whose banks Delhi grew, the Yamuna. Besides human and environmental damage, pollution has caused economic damage as well; Delhi may have lost the competition to host the 2014 Asian Games because of its poor environment.
NEWDELHI. Shell plc has completed the acquisition of Solenergi PowerPrivateLtd ... On 29 April, Shell Overseas Investment B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell plc, had signed an agreement with Actis to acquire 100% of Solenergi Power and Sprng Energy group of companies for $1.55 billion.
It is currently sailing in the east Indian Ocean, according to Refinitiv Eikon ... New Delhi fears its bigger and more powerful rival China will use Hambantota as a military base in India’s back yard ... India said late last month it was monitoring the planned visit of the ship, adding that New Delhi would protect its security and economic interests ... .
DelhiConfidential... New Delhi fears its bigger and more powerful rival China will use Hambantota as a military base in India’s backyard ... India said late last month it was monitoring the planned visit of the ship, adding that New Delhi would protect its security and economic interests ... The new generation of star kids pick friendship over rivalry.
NEWDELHI . The government is working on a policy on floating solar power generation, offering higher incentives to companies willing to invest in plants requiring a power generation technology that is expensive, two people in the know said ...The Union new and renewable energy ...
His return to power would leave New Delhi dismayed, given his antipathy towards India and his assiduous courting of the Chinese during his presidential tenure ... The ever-widening rift could well affect the MDP's electoral prospects next year and queer the pitch for New Delhi if the China-backed Yameen seizes power once again.
NEWDELHI... Separately, chief ShailendraDubey claimed an estimated 27 lakh power engineers and workers across the country abandoned their workstations and took to the streets in protest against the Bill ... The Bill has provisions to ensure timely payment to generation companies by power distributors ... Free power to farmers will continue.
NEWDELHI... According to the statement of objectives and reason of the bill although the Electricity Act2003 has facilitated the development of the power sector, the continuing as well as new challenges of sustainability of the power sector, contract enforcement, payment security ...
CWG medalist seeks support from Kejriwal, says never got any support from Delhi government despite being in city for 20 yearsNothing new, says Fadnavis on quasi-judicial power to bureaucrats; assures cabinet expansion ‘soon’Chennai lad V Pranav becomes India’s ...
... in city for 20 yearsNothing new, says Fadnavis on quasi-judicial power to bureaucrats; assures cabinet expansion ‘soon’Chennai lad V Pranav becomes India’s 75th GrandmasterMan ‘electrocuted’ while charging e-rickshaw in Outer Delhi‘NightmareStart’.
... government despite being in city for 20 yearsNothing new, says Fadnavis on quasi-judicial power to bureaucrats; assures cabinet expansion ‘soon’Chennai lad V Pranav becomes India’s 75th GrandmasterMan ‘electrocuted’ while charging e-rickshaw in Outer Delhi.