Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022



Health Minister says no to BJP MP’s Bill on population control: Awareness, not force

April 02, 2022 7:45 am

BJP MP Rakesh Sinha had introduced his Population Regulation Bill in Rajya Sabha in July 2019. He withdrew the Bill on Friday, following Mandaviya’s intervention.

What's behind South Korea's population decline?

December 22, 2021 2:33 pm

🔴 The figures come as no surprise for South Korea which has long been aware of the challenges of population decline.

Italy offers tourists a chance to relocate to villages and even get paid for it

July 13, 2021 2:34 pm

The offer is essentially aimed at luring millennials who are eager to work and have a change of scene

World Population Day: Five countries with the highest population growth rate

July 11, 2021 8:05 pm

From Syria to Uganda, take a look at these five countries with the fastest growing population rate

‘Population age structure is changing, the share of elderly is increasing’

July 10, 2021 4:26 pm

"The share of elderly population is increasing... moreover, because of the gender differential in life expectancy, the share of females among the elderly is increasing," said Prof Anjali Radkar, head of the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

Why China’s about-turn shows restrictive population policy doesn't work

June 05, 2021 8:49 am

India’s policy must move beyond the language of the past that restricts maternity leave and election eligibility

Australia gears up for the great Koala count, using drones, droppings and dogs

December 07, 2020 3:18 pm

When the count begins in a few months, heat-seeking drones, acoustic surveys and detector dogs will be deployed. Individuals will don hiking boots and head out into the bush for some koala spotting. Many will also look for koala droppings.

India needs a more informed debate, better policy design to address population growth

November 02, 2019 12:02 pm

The UN Population Division estimates that the medium fertility variant, the most likely scenario, will result in a peak population of 165 crore in the year 2061 and a decline thereafter.

Assam announces two-child limit for jobs in govt

October 23, 2019 4:24 am

The move comes two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged the issue of “population explosion” in his Independence Day speech.

PIL filed in Delhi HC for population control in India

May 28, 2019 1:39 pm

The plea claims that the population of India has "marched ahead" of China, as about 20 per cent our population does not have Aadhaar and therefore not accounted for, and there are also crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.


The divine train journey

January 27, 2014 11:53 am

Thousands of Muslims attended the annual three-day event near Dhaka that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.


Seven countries are home to over half the world's population: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

About 53% of the world population of the world lives in just seven countries. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

Street dogs maul kid to death

January 11, 2016 5:59 am

Ajnala, Jan 11 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a three-year-old boy was killed by a pack of street dogs by constant clawing in a village in Ajnala town of Punjab. The victim, Angad Veer was playing outside his residence when the stray dogs attacked him. The deceased was the only child of his parents. Alerted by screaming of the child, residents rushed out to rescue him but large number of wild dogs tried to attack them too.Veer was rushed to a nearby hospital in Ajnala, where doctors declared him brought dead.The villagers alleged government failure in keeping a check on the growing population of stray dogs despite many cases of dog menace.