Population

  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister 12-07-2014 08:03 AM

    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 state-level function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with...
  • Growing population of urban India is an increasing cause of concern 12-07-2014 12:13 AM

    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 working-age population to rise to 64 per cent by 2021: Survey 09-07-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The proportion of working-age 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 20-35 age group, according to the pre-Budget Economic Survey 2013-14. India with a...
  • US faces tough competition because of greying population 12-06-2014 12:26 PM

    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 24-05-2014 10:38 PM

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's gesture of inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony has raised hopes of a long-lasting peace between the arch rivals among Muslims of this country. In direct contrast to his election pitch - where he spoke of a toughened stand...
  • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report 16-04-2014 10:47 AM

    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...
  • Only two Muslim MPs in Rajasthan in the last 62 years 23-03-2014 01:17 PM

    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 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...
  • Internet subscribers in India touch 238.71 million in 2013 19-02-2014 06:14 PM

    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 22-12-2013 10:49 AM

    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 21-11-2013 04:54 PM

    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,...
  • RSS moots idea of common national population policy 28-10-2013 06:47 PM

    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...
  • India to be world's most populous nation by 2050: study 02-10-2013 01:34 PM

    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...
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population 01-10-2013 07:22 PM

    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 well-being of elders in 91 countries,...
  • At 73.9 million, India outpaces Japan to become world's 3rd largest Internet population 22-08-2013 05:15 PM

    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...
  • India's Internet population reaches 73.9 million, 3rd largest in world 22-08-2013 05:04 PM

    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 their digital media consumption...
  • Kerala is a model of development in India: Santosh Mehrotra 13-08-2013 05:37 PM

    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...
  • China mulling relaxation of one-child policy: Official 03-08-2013 06:30 PM

    Beijing: Facing a demographic crisis with an ageing population, China is mulling a move to further relax its one-child policy by permitting couples to have a second child if either the husband or wife hails from a one-child family. According to the current policy, both father and mother must be...
  • World population will reach 8.1 billion in 2025: UN 14-06-2013 12:30 AM

    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 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...
  • 'Mobile phones to outnumber human population by 2014' 12-05-2013 08:03 PM

    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...
  • Water management must for India, says President 09-04-2013 06:04 AM

    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...
  • Delhi: Shelters for homeless inadequate 05-01-2013 09:28 AM

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  • Now, more Indians have good jobs: Survey 25-10-2012 10:27 AM

    Washington: The percentage of Indians with good jobs is up from where it was two years ago but it provides little strong evidence that India's sluggish economy is firmly on the mend, according to a new survey. About one in four Indian adults (26 per cent) were employed full time...
  • Bangladeshis not behind Assam violence: Gogoi 09-09-2012 11:07 PM

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Muslims are outnumbering Hindus in Assam not because of the increase in illegal migration from Bangladesh but because Muslims are illiterate and bear more children. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the Chief Minister took full responsibility for the communal riots and said...
  • Minorities body slams Gogoi for remarks on Muslims 09-09-2012 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Wajahat Habibullah on Sunday took on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his remarks against Muslims in the state in an interview. Gogoi, in an interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, blamed illiteracy amongst Muslims for their population...