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Why states that can't control population get more seats in Parliament: Court

Can states successfully controlling their population be robbed of their political representations in Parliament, the Madras high court asked.
The order said that Tamil Nadu should be monetarily compensated for the past 14 elections and the amount, according to the court's estimate, will be around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,600 crore.(HT File)
The order said that Tamil Nadu should be monetarily compensated for the past 14 elections and the amount, according to the court's estimate, will be around 5,600 crore.(HT File)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 03:29 PM IST
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Owaisi opposes UP's population policy; asks Yogi to focus on jobs, healthcare

  • Owaisi also highlighted that last year the Centre in an affidavit submitted to the apex court said ‘any coercion to have a certain number of children is counterproductive and leads to demographic distortions’ and asked the Uttar Pradesh chief minister to clarify on their collective stance.
AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 01, 2021 04:07 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The past and present of two-child policies in India

  • From politics to law, the UP law commission’s proposal is likely to be judged on various parameters. However, the draft bill has triggered a debate on the necessity and feasibility of a population control law in India.
There have been petitions seeking a directive to the Union government for framing a policy on population control by enforcing the two-child norm.(Getty representative image)
There have been petitions seeking a directive to the Union government for framing a policy on population control by enforcing the two-child norm.(Getty representative image)
Published on Jul 15, 2021 04:43 AM IST
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By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi

Yogi says rising population behind societal inequality, urges awareness

On the occasion of the World Population Day, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that an increasing population is behind many of society's problems, such as inequality. The state government will be announcing a new 'two-child policy' today in view of this issue.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at party headquarters in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at party headquarters in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

Uttar Pradesh follows Assam to raise concerns regarding rise in population

  • Mittal further said that his statements are not targeted towards any community nor does he want to challenge human rights’ of citizens.
Commuters hang on the gates and sit on the roof while traveling by a crowded train. (PTI Photo)
Commuters hang on the gates and sit on the roof while traveling by a crowded train. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Can’t force couples to have only two children: Centre to Supreme Court

In its affidavit in the top court, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) maintained that the Family Welfare Programme in India gives couples the right to decide the size of their family without any compulsion.
An SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, had in January sought a reply from the MoHFW, which has now been filed. There is, however, no next date of hearing as yet fixed.(FILE PHOTO)
An SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, had in January sought a reply from the MoHFW, which has now been filed. There is, however, no next date of hearing as yet fixed.(FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Against forcing family planning, Centre tells SC after population control PIL

The submission was made in response to a PIL filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay challenging a Delhi High Court order that dismissed a plea seeking certain steps, including two-child norm, to control the country’s growing population.
The ministry said that ‘public health’ is a state subject and the state governments must lead the process of health sector reforms in a suitable and sustainable manner to protect the common people from health hazards.(File Photo)
The ministry said that ‘public health’ is a state subject and the state governments must lead the process of health sector reforms in a suitable and sustainable manner to protect the common people from health hazards.(File Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2020 01:37 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Why Bihar lags in population control

To bring down fertility levels, state could learn how to encourage the use of modern contraceptives from UP
Passengers are in queue outside of Patna Junction during the total lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease. Bihar India on Saturday.
Passengers are in queue outside of Patna Junction during the total lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease. Bihar India on Saturday.
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

‘Giving birth to children like animals harmful for country’: UP Shia Waqf Board chairman

Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi.(ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Population control crucial for climate fight: Scientists

More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.
Extinction Rebellion protesters at a rally as part of the Youth Climate Strike in Los Angeles, California.(Reuters Photo)
Extinction Rebellion protesters at a rally as part of the Youth Climate Strike in Los Angeles, California.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 11:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing/New York | By HTC & Agencies

Over 11,000 scientists around the world declare climate emergency

More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.
More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
More than 11,000 experts from around the world are calling for a critical addition to the main strategy of dumping fossil fuels for renewable energy: there needs to be far fewer humans on the planet.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Eric Roston

The importance of family planning in creating healthier families

Implementing the family planning programme should not be seen only in terms of contraception but through methods of achieving the larger goals of maternal and child health
Family planning is not an end in itself, but a means to creating healthier families(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Family planning is not an end in itself, but a means to creating healthier families(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 03:58 PM IST
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By Sunil Mehra

Jitin Prasada digs out 1998 resolution on population control to make a point

Jitin Prasada, in two tweets, also recalled the Pachmarhi conclave where Congress party’s resolution stressed on the need of population control and stabilisation.
Jitin Prasada, on September 1, had asked the government to bring in a law to check the rising population in the country.(HT File/Vipin Kumar)
Jitin Prasada, on September 1, had asked the government to bring in a law to check the rising population in the country.(HT File/Vipin Kumar)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Bring law to check population growth, says Jitin Prasada

According to the latest United Nation’s population projection, India is expected to surpass China by 2024 and will have more than 1.6 billion people by 2050.
Congress leader Jitin Prasada’s comments come on the back of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, in which had underlined the need to tackle the challenge of population explosion in the country(HT File Photo)
Congress leader Jitin Prasada’s comments come on the back of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, in which had underlined the need to tackle the challenge of population explosion in the country(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 03:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘I dashed towards him’: Children jostle to meet PM Modi after Red Fort speech

The prime minister dressed in a white kurta-pyjama and a colourful turban, arrived at the Red Fort to thunderous applause from the crowd. His speech went on for over 90 minutes from the iconic Mughal fort and touched upon issues like triple talaq, sanitation, importance of water and population control.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting school children after addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday.(MOHD ZAKIR/HT PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeting school children after addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day on Thursday.(MOHD ZAKIR/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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

Haryana achieves 92% annual target for injectable contraceptives

Gurugram was one of the seven districts in the state with a high number of women with unmet needs (those who are fecund and sexually active but are not using any contraception) of 14%, as per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4.
To help women plan and space their pregnancies, with an ultimate goal of population control, the Haryana government was the first state to push for injectable contraceptives in 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
To help women plan and space their pregnancies, with an ultimate goal of population control, the Haryana government was the first state to push for injectable contraceptives in 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 15, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma, Gurugram

On World Population Day, Giriraj demands 2 child norm, links it to religion

The Begusarai BJP MP said that there should be a rule of having only two children in the country for every religion and those who violated it, should be debarred from the right to vote.
Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh, initially posted his comments on population explosion on social media and later spoke to the media.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh, initially posted his comments on population explosion on social media and later spoke to the media.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop

Bihar poised to become 2nd most populous state by 2041

Bihar’s child per woman ratio is 3.3, higher than the national average of 2.3. The state also has a significant number of teenage births. Out of the annual 30 lakh births in the state, 3.5 lakh (approx.) are teenage births, contributing to the state’s high maternal and infant mortality as well as morbidity.
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Published on Jul 11, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar

Delhi High Court agrees to hear PIL for population control in India

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to formulation of Population Control Law.
The plea claims 20 per cent the population does not have Aadhaar and therefore, is thus not accounted for.(Reuters File Photo)
The plea claims 20 per cent the population does not have Aadhaar and therefore, is thus not accounted for.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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‘Third child should not be allowed to vote’: Ramdev on population control

He also demanded a complete ban on cow-slaughter and said that it is the only way out to reduce the conflict between cow smugglers and “gau rakshak” (cow protectors).
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev asserted that in order to contain population growth, the government should bring in a law whereby third-borns should be bereft of voting rights.(HT PHOTO)
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev asserted that in order to contain population growth, the government should bring in a law whereby third-borns should be bereft of voting rights.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 26, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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Haridwar (Uttarakhand) | By Asian News International

Uttarakhand BJP MLAs demand measures to control population

Lakshar MLA Sanjay Gupta and Haridwar rural legislator Swami Yatishwaranand, a saint-turned-politician, said they would put forth a proposal in the Uttarakhand assembly to press for population control.
According to experts, India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country on the planet by 2024.(AP/Picture for representation)
According to experts, India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country on the planet by 2024.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 12:55 AM IST
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Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
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