CENSUS

  • Caste-based census important to ensure social justice: M Karunanidhi November 8, 2014

    Chennai: A day after Supreme Court set aside a Madras High Court order directing the Centre to conduct caste-based census, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the Union Government to factor in the necessity of holding such an exercise. "Though the Supreme Court has given the order based on present legal...
  • Is caste based census a political minefield? November 7, 2014

    Supreme Court upholds the Centre's power to conduct census in the manner they want. Since, Census is a policy decision the Centre is free to conduct it the way it wants, says the court. ...
  • Centre has the right to conduct caste based census, says SC November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the Central government's decision to conduct a caste based census. The court on Friday said that that it is an exercise essential to frame government policy. The Court has upheld Centre's appeal against Madras High Court's ruling in 2010. "Conducting census is a...
  • Female foeticide a matter of shame: PM Narendra Modi October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described female foeticide as a "matter of deep shame" and asked the people to pledge to end gender-based discrimination and create an atmosphere of equality for girls. He invited people to share on 'MyGov'...
  • Exclusive: How India is managing its tiger reserves September 16, 2014

    There are 47 tiger reserves in India that are key to the survival of the beautiful beast, who continues to face threats from poachers and loss of habitat in the name of development. In those reserves lives not just the tiger but the world's hope as India, where 60 per cent...
  • Exclusive: If the tiger can survive, it's in India September 11, 2014

    To many, in fact most, tiger estimation or census is about knowing a number the final count of a majestic beast, the sight of which inspires awe in unlimited measure but the existence of which lies in the hands of the Homo Sapiens. However, very little does the society...
  • Census dispels Hindi myth, only 25 pc in India claim Hindi is their mother tongue June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The newly elected BJP led NDA government's eagerness to promote Hindi on social media platforms has led to a controversy dividing the people on language lines. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has defended the Centre's decision to promote Hindi. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has...
  • 91 of 543 Lok Sabha seats in cities with over a million people March 14, 2014

    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 October 10, 2013

    '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 October 8, 2013

    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 August 12, 2013

    London: according to a new study. The study by crossparty 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. "The black...
  • North India has maximum doctors in India: Survey July 31, 2013

    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 per...
  • New Delhi: Sex ratio shows improvement June 11, 2013

    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 May 26, 2013

    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 cent...
  • 92 Asiatic lions died in Gujarat in last two years March 25, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Ninetytwo Asiatic lions have died, including 83 of natural death, in the past two years in Gujarat's Saurashtra region while there has been no case of poaching. In a written reply to a question asked by Congress MLA from Lathi, Bavku Unghad, Minister of State for Forest and Environment...
  • Delhi buying chocolates online, Hyderabad electric shavers: eBay March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Buyers in Delhi are indulging their sweet tooth by buying chocolates online, customers in Chennai are spending big on batteryoperated toys, while consumers in Kolkata find solace in acquiring Tibetan collectibles, a census by eCommerce platform eBay shows. According to eBay's 'Census 2012, country's commercial capital Mumbai is...
  • Brit Indians are largest minority in UK: report December 10, 2012

    London: Indians are expected to rank as the largest ethnic minority group in the UK in the latest results from the 2011 census, according to a media report. Data from the 2011 census, to be released tomorrow, will suggest there are now more than one million people born to parents...
  • Another round of migration study in Kerala May 25, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre for Development Studies here has started the ground work for the seventh round of the comprehensive study on international and internal emigration from the state, says the study head. S. Irudayarajan, chief of the migration unit of the autonomous research institute, told IANS that the next round...
  • Elephantine problem May 21, 2012

    A tiger death raises a million eye brows. An investigation is immediately sought. Conservationists make a hue and cry demanding the arrest of the poacher. But they don't show same intensity of concern when an elephant dies due to poaching or electrocution. Invariably the blame is thrust on elephants for cropraiding....
  • Newborn girl dumped near sewer in Udaipur April 15, 2012

    Udaipur: A newborn girl was found dumped on the edge of a sewer line in a deserted area in Rajasthan's Udaipur city early Saturday morning, police said. The infant girl, who appears to have been disowned by her parents, has been adopted by an NGO. "Some morning joggers heard the cries...
  • 58.8 pc households in Maharashtra have TV sets March 16, 2012

    Mumbai: About 58.8 per cent of households in Maharashtra have TV sets while 13.3 per cent have computer/laptop and 69.1 per cent have telephone/mobile in their households, as per the data on "housing, amenities and assets" in the 2011 census. The respective figures at national level are 47.2, 9.5 and 63.2...
  • Castebased census starts in national capital January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: As the process of carrying out a castebased census kicked off in the capital on Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit backed the effort, contending it would help formulate more inclusive policies by identifying the weaker sections. Talking to reporters after chairing a cabinet meeting in Delhi, Dikshit said...
  • World population to hit 7 billion by Octoberend July 20, 2011

    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 June 29, 2011

    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, aims...
  • Cabinet gives the go ahead for caste census May 19, 2011

    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 May 18, 2011

    Catch all the top stories of the day with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Scientist points out loopholes in tiger census May 17, 2011

    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 in...
  • Mah govt worried over skewed sex ratio in Beed May 17, 2011

    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 malefemale sex ratio in the age group...
  • Poor sex ratio: men may turn gays, says Farooq April 14, 2011

    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 to...
  • HP tribal district has best child sex ratio April 1, 2011

    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 06 age group the highest in the country at the district level. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the district with the...