POPULATION

  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study September 19, 2014

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UNled analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • Highlights of SinoIndia trade and commerce September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As India and China try to forge a stronger tie during the threeday state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India, following are few highlights of SinoIndia trade and commerce. The Chinese share in India's import is 11.3 per cent of total trade while that of India in...
  • Cabinet gives nod to fifth phase of Aadhaar September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave its approval to the fifth phase of the Unique Identification (UID) scheme for undertaking enrolment in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. With this, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been given the target...
  • No proposal to integrate Aadhar with National Population Register: Centre July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is not considering any proposal to integrate the UID (Aadhaar) project with National Population Register (NPR), Parliament was informed on Friday. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government at this stage," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to the Lok...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the statelevel function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • Growing population of urban India is an increasing cause of concern July 12, 2014

    One of the main takeaway from the Narendra Modi government's budget was the plan to create 100 smart cities to reduce the burden of migrant population on the ever growing urban India. The question is how will the government make this work. ...
  • India's workingage population to rise to 64 per cent by 2021: Survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The proportion of workingage population in India is likely to increase from around 58 per cent in 2001 to more than 64 per cent by 2021, with a large number of young persons in the 2035 age group, according to the preBudget Economic Survey 201314. India with a large...
  • US faces tough competition because of greying population June 12, 2014

    Washington: US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said that America is facing a tough global competition because of its greying population. "We meet today during a period of fundamental change in our economy. Our population is growing older. The skills needed in today's workforce are shifting. Global competition for business...
  • Indian Muslims welcome Narendra Modi's invitation to Nawaz Sharif May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's gesture of inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearingin ceremony has raised hopes of a longlasting peace between the arch rivals among Muslims of this country. In direct contrast to his election pitch where he spoke of a toughened stand against...
  • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report April 16, 2014

    Washington: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report. Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for the...
  • Only two Muslim MPs in Rajasthan in the last 62 years March 23, 2014

    Since the inception of Lok Sabha elections in 1952, Rajasthan's record of Muslim share of Lok Sabha seats is a meager 0.7 per cent. Around 317 MPs have been elected in Rajasthan in the last 15 Lok Sabha polls, out of which only two Muslims have been elected in the...
  • 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...
  • Internet subscribers in India touch 238.71 million in 2013 February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Internet population rose to 238.71 million last year helped by growing number of users especially in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora said:...
  • Hiware Bazar village becomes a model of development, economic progress December 22, 2013

    Pune: Pucca houses, clean roads, water supply at 7 am, lush green fields are sights such that are rare even in the most developed of towns, but Hiware Bazar near Pune is a unique and successful experiment. Its story is unique as it presents an alternate model of development based...
  • India to have the world's largest Facebook population by 2016: Study November 21, 2013

    Washington: With more and more Indians logging onto social networking sites, India has recorded the highest growth in their usage and is set to control the largest Facebook population worldwide by 2016. The US remains the single country with the greatest number of Facebook users, at 146.8 million this year, and...
  • RSS moots idea of common national population policy October 28, 2013

    Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh on Monday suggested that there should be a common national population policy to help in determining how many children a family should have. "We need to seriously think about the country's population. There should be a common national population policy which will define how many children one should...
  • India to be world's most populous nation by 2050: study October 2, 2013

    India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2050, according to a new French study which predicts the global population to surge to 9.7 billion people by the middle of the century. The report by the French Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), predicts India will take the top...
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population October 1, 2013

    The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group. The report ranks the social and economic wellbeing of elders in 91 countries, with...
  • At 73.9 million, India outpaces Japan to become world's 3rd largest Internet population August 22, 2013

    India with 73.9 million Net users is the world's third largest Internet population, overtaking Japan but behind China and the US, according to research firm ComScore. Rising number of mobile audience, devices and consumption habits reveal that consumers are becoming more platform agnostic in their digital media consumption and switch devices...
  • India's Internet population reaches 73.9 million, 3rd largest in world August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India with 73.9 million Internet users is the world's third largest Internet population, overtaking Japan but behind China and the US, according to research firm ComScore. Rising number of mobile audience, devices and consumption habits reveal that consumers are becoming more platform agnostic in...
  • Kerala is a model of development in India: Santosh Mehrotra August 13, 2013

    According to the world bank almost 70 per cent of Indians live on about Rs 120 a day. Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? Santosh Mehrotra, Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we have...
  • China mulling relaxation of onechild policy: Official August 3, 2013

    Beijing: Facing a demographic crisis with an ageing population, China is mulling a move to further relax its onechild policy by permitting couples to have a second child if either the husband or wife hails from a onechild family. According to the current policy, both father and mother must be the...
  • World population will reach 8.1 billion in 2025: UN June 14, 2013

    United Nations: A new UN report is forecasting that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025 and 9.6 billion in 2050. The report, released on Thursday, said most of the population growth will occur in developing regions which are projected to increase from...
  • 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...
  • 'Mobile phones to outnumber human population by 2014' May 12, 2013

    London: The number of mobile phone subscriptions are set to outnumber the world's population by the end of 2014, a United Nations agency report has said. According to the International Telecoms Union's (ITU) prediction, mobile phone subscriptions will pass a whopping seven billion early in 2014. Currently, there are 6.8 billion...
  • Water management must for India, says President April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said efficient water management is crucial to keep pace with population growth and economic development. "Available water must be managed judiciously to meet the twin burden of population growth and economic development. Conservation, balanced distribution and reclamation of used water are essential cogs in...
  • High population in Bihar a matter of concern: Nitish Kumar March 2, 2013

    Patna: The high population growth rate in Bihar is a matter of concern and if it continues, it will double by 2051 and erode economic growth, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday. "If the population growth rate continues in the years to come, our population will double by 2051...
  • B'lore: '4yearold tiger died due to poisoning' January 29, 2013

    Bangalore: What we feared has come true. Pathological reports have confirmed that the fouryearold tiger that died in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve two weeks ago (January 13) was a victim of rat poison. According to R Gokul, Director, Nagarhole Tiger Reserve pathological reports have confirmed that zinc phosphide was found in...
  • China to continue with controversial onechild policy January 15, 2013

    Beijing: China has shot down speculations that country's new leadership may ease up on the controversial onechild policy, asserting that it would continue adhering to the coercive family planning measure. China's family planning policy should be unswervingly adhered to, Wang Xia, director of the National Population and Family Planning Committee,...
  • Delhi: Shelters for homeless inadequate January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite the Delhi High Court's order directing the government to build one shelter per one lakh population, the capital still has only 150 temporary and permanent shelters that can house a mere 7500 homeless people of the city. With over three lakh homeless people in Delhi, the existing...