India's old population at alarming proportion
India is home to over 76.6 million people over the age of 60.
According to data available with the health ministry, the country has 76,622,321 persons aged 60 and above.
With nearly 14 per cent of the elderly population, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 11.6 million elderly.
Maharashtra follows with 8.45 million senior citizens. West Bengal has 5.7 million, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have 5.5 million senior citizens each.
Delhi is home to 7,19,650 citizens above the age of 60.
At the other end of the spectrum are places like Lakshadweep (3,729), Daman and Diu, Pondicherry and Dadra and Nagar Haveli with about 8,000 elderly each.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the Electricity Amendment Bill, 2022, to allow consultation with all stakeholders, including the states, farmers and farmer unions. “However, the amendment bill is being brought in the Parliament tomorrow without discussions with stakeholders,” wrote Sukhbir, adding the states were concerned that their rights will be trampled on if the Amendment Bill were to be enacted in its current form.
Passing the driving test in Delhi is likely to get slightly easier from Monday, with the state government likely to do away with some portions of the exercise that don't compromise on safety standards, said transport department officials aware of the matter. A candidate will get 150 seconds to pass the parallel parking test, up from 120 seconds. Delhi has 15 functional driving tests tracks, of which 13 are automated.
Six-year-old Mohan Singh was separated from his family during the bloody riots of 1947, in which 22 members of his family were slaughtered in the communal violence unleashed in his village, Chak 37, in Pakistan. Seventy-five years on, Mohan Singh, who was raised by a Muslim family in Pakistan, is all set to meet his family members who managed to successfully cross to India at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, a week before Independence Day.
Two men were arrested with charas in separate cases. One Happy, 34, from Surajpur in Kalkaand was arrested with 1.1-kg charas in Kishangarh. Police said he is a taxi driver and brought the drugs into the city from Himachal Pradesh. Also, one Mohd Azad, 30, of Kajheri village, was arrested with 665-gram charas. Police said he also used to procure the contraband from HP. Drugs cases have been registered against both of them.
PRAYAGRAJ: The Shahganj police arrested three police constables posted in Pratapgarh district for allegedly looting silver worth Rs 4 lakh from a jeweller. Police also recovered the looted silver from them. Police officials said jeweller Vikram and his nephew Himanshu of Hathras district came to Prayagraj on Saturday and were returning with silver ornaments. Police constables Dharmdhurandhar Gupta, Rahul Singh and Rakesh Singh caught them near Shahganj police station.