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Don’t delay the census further

The move to a smarter census is laudable but not worth the wait for such a vital exercise

It is a matter of concern that the 2021 decadal census has seen such an unprecedented delay (Hemant Padalkar/HTPhoto)
Published on May 23, 2023 08:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Patna high court halts caste survey in Bihar

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded the resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar, who had spearheaded the demand for the caste survey.

The Patna high court. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 05, 2023 02:34 AM IST
By, Patna

Patna high court stays Bihar’s caste-based survey

A division bench said prima facie the state government has no power to carry out the survey and directed the authorities to secure the data collected

The court fixed July 7 as the next date for the hearing a bunch of petitions against the survey. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 04, 2023 04:51 PM IST

Srinagar residents baffled as police distribute ‘census’ forms amid data drive

Police acknowledged the conduct of the exercise, but refused to cite the reasons for it; the economics and statistics department meanwhile census exercise in Srinagar

The forms titled “Census Format 2023” being distributed in Srinagar. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:28 PM IST
By, Srinagar

Anand Mohan’s release as per norms: Nitish

Nitish Kumar said the release of prisoners on remission was not a new thing and it happens across the country in keeping with the provisions in the Central Prison Manual, 2016.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during an event in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Patna

SC tells Patna HC to take call of petitions for stay on caste-based survey

The Court was hearing an appeal filed by organisation Youth For Equality which had approached the high court on April 18 to stay the survey

It was in June last year that the state government decided to conduct a door-to-door caste census. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 07:47 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

‘Census Data Research Workstation’ to come up at GBPSSI soon

The centre is being set up to make accurate micro-level data of census available to teachers, scientists, researchers, students and other users and pave way for their in-depth evaluation and advancement of all related research work on socio-economic and demographic subjects.

MoU signing ceremony under way at GBPSSI. (HT)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Delhi to participate in City Nature Challenge

To take part in the challenge, one needs to simply download the GPS-enabled iNaturalist app and submit photographs between April 28 and May 1

Organisers said the photo simply needs to be of natural flora and fauna – anything from insects and fungi to flowers and trees. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:03 AM IST

India to overtake China in population by July 1: UN

WPP projections show that India’s population will reach a peak population of 1.697 billion in 2063 . China’s population, which started declining in 2022 is expected to fall to 1.168 billion by that time

HT Image
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:05 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/beijing

Stray dog population in Pune city drops to 1.79 lakh

Stray dog population in Pune has decreased by 42.87% in the last five years, according to a recent census by the Pune Municipal Corporation. Factors contributing to the decline include changes in resource supply during lockdowns, increased urbanisation, and sterilisation surgeries. The census was conducted by QICODE SOLUTIONS using a capture-recapture method to estimate population sizes. The study aimed to control the street dog population and manage the incidence of rabies through Animal Birth Control and Rabies Control programmes.

Latest PMC census suggests the number of stray dogs has dropped to 1.79 lakh. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 01:43 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare, Pune

Battle for Muslim vote bank in coastal Karnataka

According to the government data, in Udupi, only 91 Muslim girl students were enrolled in PUCs, compared to the 2021-22 number of 178 girls

Wearing a hijab in classrooms became a major political and religious issue in 2022 after the state government issued an order that effectively banned it in classrooms in government run colleges. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 01:46 PM IST
By, Mangaluru

Assam govt’s reply denying anomalies in rhino census features inconsistencies

The 14th rhino census carried out in KNPTR in March last year stated that the total number of endangered animals increased from 2413 in 2018 to 2613.

Zero rhino poaching was also reported in Assam in 1977. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 01:58 PM IST

DCPCR: New system helped 55,000 kids resume school

Officials said that the attendance of enrolled students is updated daily through an online portal by the schools. If a student seems to have skipped school for around a week, DCPCR officials or volunteer groups contact the family to understand why the student has been skipping school.

Officials said that in most cases, the student did not officially drop out, but was chronically absent from school. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 11:45 PM IST

The increase in India's tiger population is no mean feat

From Project Tiger of 1973 to present-day conservation efforts, India has done well. To take this further, address systemic challenges

In 2022, the tiger population stood at 3167. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 05:57 PM IST

Assam denies allegations of anomalies in Kaziranga rhino count

In the 14th rhino census carried out in KNPTR in March last year, authorities had stated that the total number of endangered animals had increased from 2,413 in 2018 to 2,613—a jump of 200 animals

RTI and wildlife activist Rohit Choudhury had filed an RTI over the anomalies. (Ducati India | Twitter)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 04:37 PM IST

Tiger Zinda Hai: Judicial Lens

Sudhir Mishra and Simran Gupta talk about Project Tiger’s 50 years, the role of the judiciary and India’s success in doubling the tiger population

Project Tiger is a wildlife conservation project launched by the Government of India on April 1st 1973 to protect the Bengal tiger and its habitats. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 06:02 PM IST

HC: PIL against Bihar caste survey maintainable, hearing on April 18

In the second phase, which is scheduled to begin from April 15, data pertaining to people’s castes and religions will be collected.

HC: PIL against Bihar caste survey maintainable, hearing on April 18
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 04:01 AM IST
By, Patna

Patna HC says PIL against caste survey ‘maintainable’

“The court will now examine the decision of the government of Bihar with respect to the caste-based survey and see whether it is in public interest,” said Dinu Kumar, counsel for petitioner Akhilesh Kumar, a social worker.

Patna high court (HT file)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 10:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Sum of us: The ancient and modern history of counting people

From ancient Babylon to the first modern-day national census, in Iceland, headcounts have been recorded on clay, in stone, as knots in cords.

A wall mosaic at the ancient Chora Church in Istanbul depicts Joseph and Mary with a census official, just before the birth of Jesus. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 08:49 PM IST

A booming population of feral dogs becoming major threat to wolves in Pune district

Increasing stray dog population in Pune district is threatening the ancient Indian wolf species. The wolf population is decreasing from their natural habitat due to fights and transmission of infectious diseases like rabies. The Grassland trust is working on a project for wolf conservation, and the forest department is taking measures like dog testing and awareness programmes to protect the wolf population. A census is planned to identify the exact wolf population in the region. Other threats to Indian wolves include road accidents, conflicts with shepherd communities, and habitat destruction due to infrastructure developments.

Indian wolves in Pune district, acknowledged amongst most ancient species, are facing a major threat from increasing stray dog population (SOURCED/REPRESENTATIVE)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 12:21 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Civic poll: Political parties gear up as Prayagraj mayoral seat unreserved

Political parties in Uttar Pradesh are preparing for the upcoming urban local bodies' elections, following the state government's draft notification for reservation. The mayoral post in Prayagraj, as well as those in Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Aligarh, Bareilly, Moradabad, Ayodhya, and Mathura-Vrindavan, will be unreserved. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Samajwadi Party, Congress, and Bahujan Samaj Party have all begun preparing for the elections. The mayoral post in Prayagraj has been declared unreserved for the fourth time in five elections, following the Supreme Court's approval of a fresh census of Other Backward Classes.

t is the fourth time that the Prayagraj mayoral seat has been declared unreserved. (For Representation)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 06:20 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Supreme Court to hear plea over Bihar caste census on Jan 20

There are at least two petitions pending before the Supreme Court that have challenged the June 2022 notification of the Bihar government for conducting a caste-based census.

Enumerator staff marks a house during the first phase of caste-based census in Bihar state at Chhajjubagh in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 05:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bihar: First phase of caste-based census begins

In the first phase, which is scheduled to end on January 21, the number of all households in the state will be counted.

The decision of a caste census was taken by the Bihar cabinet on June 2 last year.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 12:55 AM IST
By, Patna

First phase of caste-based census begins in Bihar

The second phase of the survey which is likely to be held from April 1 to April 30 will collect date pertaining to people of all castes, sub-castes, socio-economic conditions etc.

The decision of a caste census was taken by the Bihar cabinet on June 2 last year.(ANI)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 11:31 AM IST

Morning brief: Freezing of boundaries may further defer Census 2021

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

The Census 2021 exercise may not commence till at least September 2023. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 08:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Caste survey to begin in Bihar from Jan 7, first leg to focus on house numbering

The state cabinet had given a go-ahead for a caste based survey, including gathering information of socio-economic status of households, on June 2 in 2022

The ruling RJD and JD(U) have advocated the caste and socio-economic survey on the ground that the enumeration of different caste groups would help in better implementation of welfare schemes for the socially and economically disadvantaged groups. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 05:52 AM IST
By, Patna

Bihar caste-based census gets cabinet nod, to be completed by February 2023

The Bihar government will spend ₹500 crore from its contingency fund. This comes a day after chief minister Nitish Kumar said that a caste-based count will be conducted in a set times frame.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had said that the caste-based count will be conducted in a set time frame. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 07:25 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Nitish Kumar says caste-based census to begin in Bihar, all-party meeting soon 

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar further said that he had informed leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav about the same.

File photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar(HT Print)
Published on May 16, 2022 06:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Census should not merely be data-oriented: House panel

The panel has also recommended the constitution of a separate expert group by the Registrar General of India (RGI) to examine the census pattern since its commencement and suggest measures to bring qualitative change in the exercise.

An online form for migrants during pre-census 2021, at the bus stand near Police line, in Gurugram, in September 2019. (HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2022 06:05 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, New Delhi

Tracking numbers that form a nation waiting to exhale

Reports on the 1951 Census were issued in 17 volumes, which were divided into 63 parts

A party of 800 Students of Banaras University meet India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlala Nehru at the International Engineering Exhibition in Delhi.
Published on Feb 12, 2022 05:47 AM IST
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