It is believed that the name Delhi originates from a Persian word called Dahleez which means threshold (or frontier). Another possibility is that the name could be derived from Raja Dhillu a Mauryan king who named the city after himself after building it in 50 BC.
New Delhi is the capital of India.
Delhi was a British province headed by a chief commissioner until 1947, when India attained its independence. It became a centrally administered state in 1952, but in 1956 its status was changed to that of a union territory under the central government. A unified corporation for both urban and rural areas was established in 1958, and Delhi was designated the national capital territory in 1991
Delhi, has seen the rise and fall of many empires which have left behind a plethora of monuments that tell of the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. A city which traces its history to Mahabharata, the great epic tale of wars fought between estranged cousins.
Mughals ruled Delhi in succession starting from Qutab-ub-din to Khiljis, Tughlaqs . The city of Delhi passed on to the hands of the British in 1803 AD.
Delhi Metro has become the world's first railway network to earn carbon credits from the United Nations for helping cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read more HERE
"We are pleased to announce to Our People that on the advice of Our Ministers tendered after consultation with Our Governor-General in Council, We have decided upon the transfer of the seat of the Government of India from Calcutta to the ancient Capital Delhi...."
WITH THESE WORDS, King George V delivered a sensational surprise to his subjects in Delhi on 12 December 1911. T