Population

  • 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...
  • The booming explosion

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    The explosion of our times is not the nuclear bomb but the baby boom. You've come a long way baby... ...

  • World population expands, Germany's shrinks 01-11-2011 09:59 AM

    The world population touched seven billion on Monday but Germany is not part of this baby boom. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 31-10-2011 11:48 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Seven bn & counting: Family planning a challenge 31-10-2011 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: In keeping with the United Nations projection that the world population would hit 7 billion for the first time, on October 31, babies from the Philippines, to Uttar Pradesh are symbolically being recognised as the seven billionth person. Though the UN on Monday announced the birth of the...
  • 7 billionth baby: Historic but challenging, says UN 31-10-2011 06:27 PM

    As India, with a population of 1.21 billion, is catching up to China, Frederika Meijer of UN talks on the issue. ...
  • Nargis, born in UP, is world's 7 billionth baby 31-10-2011 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: The United Nations announced that the world population will hit 7 billion on Monday, October 31, but could not pinpoint exactly where the child will be born. Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, where an estimated 11 children are born every minute, is a likely candidate, with the...
  • India to overtake China's population by 2025: UN 31-10-2011 08:35 AM

    China's population will decline at about 2050, whereas India's population will only begin its decline by 2060 at 1.7 billion. ...