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Explained: China scared of India winning economic race, brings in 3-child policy

China's one-child policy, introduced in the 1970s, was diluted in 2016, and has been updated again in 2021 (Agencies)
China's one-child policy, introduced in the 1970s, was diluted in 2016, and has been updated again in 2021 (Agencies)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 09:23 PM IST
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Why India can shed its population obsession

India will overtake China as the most populous country by 2025 or perhaps sooner.
India is poised at a unique moment in history, where it can exploit its demographic advantage to realise its economic goals.(PTI)
India is poised at a unique moment in history, where it can exploit its demographic advantage to realise its economic goals.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 07:34 AM IST
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By Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

This Croatian town is selling houses at 12. Here is the reason

Legrad municipality's offer has garnered interest from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Argentina or Colombia, the mayor of the town said.
Legrad is near the border with Hungary and has around 2,250 inhabitants. About 70 years ago, the number was double.
Legrad is near the border with Hungary and has around 2,250 inhabitants. About 70 years ago, the number was double.
Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:47 PM IST
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Covid-19 should force India to think about its elderly population

We need a more productive dialogue among the elderly, their associations, civic bodies, urban designers and health care leaders on how we can have a long-term, partnered, inclusive and holistic care approach for the elderly
People queue to register for coronavirus tests, Noida, October 07, 2020(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
People queue to register for coronavirus tests, Noida, October 07, 2020(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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By Saumyajit Roy

City’s trees overshadows its population

The ratio of trees per person is 1.23 in the city
Pune Municipal Corporation published the draft Environment status report for the year 2019-20 and highlighted the existing status of green cover, river, besides noise and air pollution.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Pune Municipal Corporation published the draft Environment status report for the year 2019-20 and highlighted the existing status of green cover, river, besides noise and air pollution.(Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 04:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar

India’s population may peak to 1.6 bn in 2048, decline in 2100 to 1.09 bn, according to study

According to the scientists the Covid-19 pandemic has affected local and national health systems throughout the world, and caused over half a million deaths.
There may be dramatic declines in working age-populations in countries such as India and China, which they said may hamper economic growth and lead to shifts in global powers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
There may be dramatic declines in working age-populations in countries such as India and China, which they said may hamper economic growth and lead to shifts in global powers. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 09:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

India’s population could peak at 1.6 billion in 2048: Study

Both China and India, the world’s two most populous nations, will register population peaks before 2050, following which they will post sharp declines. In 2100, China’s population will be 51.1% of its peak population, and India’s will be down to 68.1% of its peak, said the analysis.
Migrant workers and their families wait in lines outside a railway station to board a train to their home state West Bengal, after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Ahmedabad on June 18, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Migrant workers and their families wait in lines outside a railway station to board a train to their home state West Bengal, after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Ahmedabad on June 18, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 06:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma

To grow, India must invest in public health

There is a clear pattern. Countries and states which have prioritised health saw a corresponding economic rise
Malnourished children earn 20% less as adults than other children(HT FILE PHOTO)
Malnourished children earn 20% less as adults than other children(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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By Ashok Alexander

6.5 percent of the Indian population suffers from some form of serious mental disorder

Nowadays people experience enormous stress due to strained financial conditions, workplace and tensed relationships, hence making India one of the most depressed countries in the world.
6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of serious mental disorder.(Unsplash)
6.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from some form of serious mental disorder.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 02:15 PM IST
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New Delhi (India) | By Asian News International

Population bomb is still ticking, defuse it or else…| Opinion

One of the incentive in Uttar Pradesh was a special allowance to those who had two or less children. Strangely, the UP government withdrew this incentive though Modi had rightly given a call to check a population explosion from the Red Fort on Independence Day in 2019.
All successive governments had put the family planning programme on the back burner although in between incentives were announced to encourage family planning.(HT File Photo)
All successive governments had put the family planning programme on the back burner although in between incentives were announced to encourage family planning.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sunita Aron

Controversial US lawmaker delivers shocker, says no population without incest, rape

Condemnation followed swiftly, from Democrats and some republicans. All Democrats running for the White House condemned the lawmaker sharply.
Republican lawmaker Steve King.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Republican lawmaker Steve King.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Understanding the PM’s concerns on population | Opinion

There is a mismatch between resources and population, causing instability. India must address the issue
Any liberal democratic society must ensure regional, religious and economic stability through neutral population policy and programmes(AFP)
Any liberal democratic society must ensure regional, religious and economic stability through neutral population policy and programmes(AFP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 07:22 AM IST
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By Rakesh Sinha

Population control a form of patriotism: PM Modi

73rd Independence Day: Prime Minister had a word of praise for those who are going for small families. He said that such families are observing a form of patriotism.
(Reuters FILE)
(Reuters FILE)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 06:41 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Indian-American population grew by 38% between 2010 and 2017: Report

In 2017, the population of Indian-Americans with multiple ethnicities was recorded as 44,02,363, up 38.3 per cent from 31,83,063 in 2010.
In general, the population of American residents tracing their roots to South Asia grew by 40 per cent.(HT Photo/ Representatives Image)
In general, the population of American residents tracing their roots to South Asia grew by 40 per cent.(HT Photo/ Representatives Image)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 06:52 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Muslim bodies in Bihar demand seats in proportion of population

Muslims in Bihar form 17% of the voting population. In 2014, only four members from the community were elected to the Lok Sabha from Bihar while in 2009, only three could make it to Parliament.
Bihar had a Muslim population of 1. 37 crore in 2001, which rose to 1.75 crore in 2011, an increase of over 27%. The state sent three Muslim MPs in 1999 and 2009 while in 2014, their number rose to four.(HT)
Bihar had a Muslim population of 1. 37 crore in 2001, which rose to 1.75 crore in 2011, an increase of over 27%. The state sent three Muslim MPs in 1999 and 2009 while in 2014, their number rose to four.(HT)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop

China’s Beijing sees population fall for first time in 20 years: Report

The number of people in the city’s six urban districts fell 3 percent from 2016 to 2017, the Xinhua report said, citing the city’s People’s Congress.
China’s elderly population is expected to reach 400 million by the end of 2035, up from around 240 million this year.(AP)
China’s elderly population is expected to reach 400 million by the end of 2035, up from around 240 million this year.(AP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 12:25 PM IST
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Shanghai | By Reuters

World diabetes day: Maharashtra plans dedicated diabetes unit for rising incidence in rural population

As we observe world diabetes day today Maharashtra’s medical education and research ministry has decided to start a full-fledged diabetes unit in one of the medical colleges in the city or in Mumbai, which will be dedicated to treat diabetics and associated morbidities
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Maharashtra’s medical education and research ministry has decided to start a full-fledged diabetes unit in one of the medical colleges in the city or in Mumbai.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE ONLY)
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Maharashtra’s medical education and research ministry has decided to start a full-fledged diabetes unit in one of the medical colleges in the city or in Mumbai.(PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE ONLY)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed

Will future megacities be a marvel? New Delhi’s air quality suggests otherwise

More than 27 million people live in and around Delhi with about 7,00,000 more joining them each year, according to research firm Demographia. Air pollution is a major challenge the government needs to address.
Smog blankets landmarks like India Gate in winter, delaying flights at the airport due to poor visibility and significantly bringing down Delhi’s air quality standards.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Smog blankets landmarks like India Gate in winter, delaying flights at the airport due to poor visibility and significantly bringing down Delhi’s air quality standards.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 11:57 AM IST
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Bloomberg, London | By Jill Ward

India’s population will be 25% more than that of China by 2050, says study

Population Reference Bureau figures show that, at the moment, the Indian and Chinese populations are estimated to be 1.37 and 1.39 billion respectively.
According to Population Reference Bureau estimates, the compound annual growth rate of India’s population between mid-2018 to mid-2030 is likely to be 0.93%, and come down to 0.46% between 2030 and 2050.(AP file photo)
According to Population Reference Bureau estimates, the compound annual growth rate of India’s population between mid-2018 to mid-2030 is likely to be 0.93%, and come down to 0.46% between 2030 and 2050.(AP file photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 04:33 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore

Australia’s population hits 25 million, 10 years earlier than projected

Australia’s economic success is built on migration with more than a third of the population born overseas, according to the latest census data which shows England, China, New Zealand and India as the top countries where migrants come from.
People walk on a pedestrian street in the central business district of Sydney on August 7.(AFP Photo)
People walk on a pedestrian street in the central business district of Sydney on August 7.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 12:55 PM IST
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Sydney | By Reuters

Woman with 18 children says ‘fertility fame’ did nothing to end poverty

Bissar of Haryana village become a curiosity show of sorts after she was featured in a Hindi media. Headlines didn’t end her family’s hardscrabble life.
Bissar (standing) with her son her son Shakarudin (in T-shirt) and other relatives in Akeda village of (Mewa) district near Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/ HT file photo)
Bissar (standing) with her son her son Shakarudin (in T-shirt) and other relatives in Akeda village of (Mewa) district near Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/ HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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