Census

  • 91 of 543 Lok Sabha seats in cities with over a million people 14-03-2014 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: Over 48 cities in India have a population of 10 lakh or more. Among them, the five cities, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kokata, Chennai and Bangalore are classified as top Metro cities. Hyderabad and Ahmedabad occupy the sixth and the seventh place respectively. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad...
  • Temple map of India 10-10-2013 09:22 AM

    'Toilets first, temples later'. Maintaining the desired sequence, first came the toilet map of India and here is the temple map of India. The temple in the title signifies a place of worship that can be of any religion. The data sourced from the Census of India 2011 shows the...
  • Toilet map of India 08-10-2013 08:16 AM

    Jairam Ramesh and Narendra Modi have brought the focus on the lack of basic toilet facilities in much of the country. These maps will tell us explicitly why India needs "toilets first and temples later." While the state of availability of latrine facilities in India has improved in the 10...
  • Asians could swing the next UK general elections, says study 12-08-2013 07:49 PM

    London: according to a new study. The study by cross-party group Operation Black Vote (OBV), which campaigns for a fairer vote across various communities in Britain, found the number of seats where ethnic minority voters could decide the outcome had rocketed by 70 per cent compared to the 2010 election....
  • North India has maximum doctors in India: Survey 31-07-2013 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: North India has the highest number of doctors in the country while the eastern region has the least, highlighting disparity in access to healthcare, according to a survey by market research firm IMS Health. According to IMS Health Physician and Chemist Census, while North India accounts for 31...
  • New Delhi: Sex ratio shows improvement 11-06-2013 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The sex ratio in Delhi has shown an improvement with the female population being grown by 24.9 per cent while the male population grew at a lesser rate of 18.1 per cent. According to the Primary Census Abstract 2011 released here on Tuesday, of the overall 21.2 per...
  • Himachal literacy rate up 6.3 per cent in decade: Census 26-05-2013 11:50 AM

    Shimla: The literacy rate in Himachal Pradesh, with a population of over 68 lakh, has registered an increase of 6.3 per cent over a decade, says a Census report. The literacy rate has increased to 82.8 in 2011 from 76.5 in 2001, with male literacy rate increasing by 4.2 per...
  • World population to hit 7 billion by October-end 20-07-2011 12:24 PM

    London: The world's population will hit seven billion by the end of October with five babies being born every second, experts have predicted. A little over a decade ago, the world's population stood at six billion. But, with five babies being born every second, 78 million people are added to...
  • Govt needs to finalise National Food Bill: Montek 29-06-2011 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: The government should form a clear idea about the proposed National Food Security Bill as the new poverty list may not be available soon, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. The proposed National Food Security Bill, the 2009 election promise of the UPA government,...
  • Cabinet gives the go ahead for caste census 19-05-2011 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday has given the go ahead for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and caste census. The aim of the BPL census is to divide the population economically into above and below poverty line groups while the caste census will give a correct idea about...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-05-2011 12:02 AM

    Catch all the top stories of the day with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Scientist points out loopholes in tiger census 17-05-2011 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was a moment of celebration when the Environment Minister announced that India's tiger population has increased by almost 16 per cent. But now, leading tiger scientist Ullas Karanth has questioned if there were problems with the methodology used. In a published paper, Karanth has stated, "Details now...
  • Mah govt worried over skewed sex ratio in Beed 17-05-2011 10:30 AM

    Mumbai: Concerned over the growing incidence of female infanticide in state's Marathwada region and Beed district in particular, the Maharashtra government has convened a meeting on May 20 of all concerned officials in Beed to discuss crackdown on irregular activities. Beed has the lowest male-female sex ratio in the age...
  • Poor sex ratio: men may turn gays, says Farooq 14-04-2011 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Concerned at the growing uneven sex ratio in the country, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said there will be a day when men will have no girls to marry and they may have to turn "gay". "The day is not far when there will be no girls...
  • A girl too many?

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    Could a family that dared to defy the widespread household practice of female infanticide in Jaisalmer thirty years back by raising a girl have killed...

  • HP tribal district has best child sex ratio 01-04-2011 12:36 PM

    Shimla: While the overall child sex ratio has declined in India, Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district has set an example with 1,013 females per 1,000 males in the 0-6 age group - the highest in the country at the district level. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the district with...
  • Nagaland now has less people than 10 years ago 01-04-2011 11:15 AM

    Kohima: Nagaland has recorded a negative decadal growth of population with the new Census data showing the state's population at 19,80,602 against the 2001 figure of 19,88,636. While all the North Eastern states recorded the decadal population growth more or less around the national average of 17.64 per cent, Nagaland...
  • What the census means for the country 31-03-2011 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: Counting over a billion people is no easy task. But the Census 2011 has done just that, giving India its newest headcount. At 121 crore population, it's the combined population of USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan. But the good news is that despite a growth rate...
  • Census: India's literacy rate rises by 9.2 pc 31-03-2011 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: India's effective literacy rate has recorded a 9.2 per cent rise to reach 74.04 per cent, according to provisional data of the 2011 census released on Thursday. Effective literacy rate in the 2001 census was 64.83, which improved to 74.04, said Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner...
  • Census: India's population growth finally drops 31-03-2011 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: India's population has been pegged at 1,210.2 million, according to the provisional 2011 Census report released on Thursday in New Delhi. Out of 1,210.2 million people in India there are 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females. The population is an increase by 181 but significantly the growth...
  • Tiger count up: a good day for the big Indian cat? 28-03-2011 11:20 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to Tiger conservationist Valmik Thapar about the rise in the population of tigers in India by 12 per cent. ...
  • Tiger population rises by 12 per cent in 2010 28-03-2011 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: The tiger population in India has risen by more than 12 per cent in the last three years. As per the tiger census, which was released on Monday, the estimated population of the big cat in India stands at 1,636 up from 1,411 in 2007. The Minister of...
  • 30 Minutes: Census - Counting a billion 26-03-2011 10:53 PM

    This week on '30 Minutes', watch what goes into counting the country's population and making the census. ...
  • Sachin and Priyanka to promote Census 2011 15-02-2011 10:01 AM

    New Delhi: Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra will encourage people to be counted in Census 2011 when they appear in television spots. The television advertisements are part of a wider campaign that started on February 2 and will go upto February 28, the dates when the...
  • Other sex: new category for Census 2011 10-02-2011 09:08 AM

    Kolkata: Thirty-eight-year old Nitai can now stand up and get counted. India, after 64 years of its Independence, has decided to give her an identity and Census 2011 will have a new sex category for her. Apart from male and female, there will be a third option for the question...
  • Kasab to be included in census 08-02-2011 08:50 PM

    Mumbai: Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, awarded death penalty in the 26/11 attacks case, would be among those who would be counted in the 15th national census, as part of the population enumeration exercise. The second phase of the census beginning on Wednesday will include head counting and population enumeration. Kasab...
  • Facebook, Twitter to be used for Census 2011 04-02-2011 08:20 PM

    Bhopal: Social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter will also used to make people aware of the importance of Census 2011, an official said Friday. The Madhya Pradesh government and the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) held a day-long workshop on the role of media in Census 2011. It was announced...