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Singapore records slowest decade of population growth rate since 1965

Just last year, the global financial hub saw its population fall 0.3% to 5.69 million, the first drop since 2003, due to fewer foreign arrivals on the back of travel curbs and job losses brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many other developed countries, Singapore is struggling with the implications of low birth rates and an ageing population. In picture - Commuters leave a train station in Singapore.(Reuters)
Like many other developed countries, Singapore is struggling with the implications of low birth rates and an ageing population. In picture - Commuters leave a train station in Singapore.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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Canada’s population sees record low growth due to sharp decline in migration

A key highlight of the trend is that the number of Indians arriving in Canada as permanent residents (PRs) this year is set to number less than half the total for 2019
People walk along a street in Montreal, Canada.(AP)
People walk along a street in Montreal, Canada.(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

Ashmit Patel: There’s pressure to find newer ways to survive, I do think about it, but don’t stress about it

The actor says he is quarantining with his aged parents Amit and Asha Patel and admits that he is concerned about their health
Actor Ashmit Patel says we all must concentrate on making things right, correct our past mistakes post the crisis
Actor Ashmit Patel says we all must concentrate on making things right, correct our past mistakes post the crisis
Updated on May 22, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee

After uproar, Madhya Pradesh govt revokes order on male sterilisation

A controversy erupted following the National Health Mission’s (NHM) February 11 order that warned MPHWs of dire consequences as only 4% of the target could be achieved until January 30 in the current financial year.
Though MP’s male sterilisation target was 60,000, only 2,514 men have been sterilised in the entire state. (Representative image)(Getty Images)
Though MP’s male sterilisation target was 60,000, only 2,514 men have been sterilised in the entire state. (Representative image)(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent, Bhopal

What works for India’s Family Planning Programme

Most recently ‘Mission Pariwar Vikas’ was launched in 2016, for improved access to contraceptives and family planning services in high fertility districts spreading over seven high focus states.
The total fertility rate, or TFR, of a country is an average number of children a woman produces in her life-time in a particular country.(HT File Photo)
The total fertility rate, or TFR, of a country is an average number of children a woman produces in her life-time in a particular country.(HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

‘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 | ByHT Correspondent

The NRC signals a deeper crisis of citizenship

Humanity, institutions, culture, and the terms of being Indian are at stake. It is time to embrace differences
People to check their names on the final list of the National Register of Citizens, Kamrup, August 31, 2019(PTI)
People to check their names on the final list of the National Register of Citizens, Kamrup, August 31, 2019(PTI)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 06:13 AM IST
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BySuraj Gogoi

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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Religion just one facet of India’s population explosion debate | Analysis

Expressing concern over a “population explosion” in India, Union minister Giriraj Singh last week suggested, for the second time, that Indians with more than two children be deprived of their right to vote.
Image for representation(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Image for representation(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 06:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Town planning body to grant permission for land-use changes

DTCP officials said developing sectors in the city needed social and recreational infrastructure, as the population was fast in these areas.
With the aim of building leisure, recreational and healthcare infrastructure in developing sectors of the city, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has decided to allow permissions for change of land use (CLU) to set up restaurants, hotels and outdoor play areas, among other facilities.(HTPhotos)
With the aim of building leisure, recreational and healthcare infrastructure in developing sectors of the city, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has decided to allow permissions for change of land use (CLU) to set up restaurants, hotels and outdoor play areas, among other facilities.(HTPhotos)
Published on Jun 27, 2019 03:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

Uttar Pradesh’s birth rate higher than national average

According to the data, in Uttar Pradesh the birth rate is higher in rural areas (27.0) than in urban areas (22.6).
At present, Uttar Pradesh stands number two in birth rate after Bihar (26.4).(Representational Photo)
At present, Uttar Pradesh stands number two in birth rate after Bihar (26.4).(Representational Photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: A tribute to mummy ke rishtedaar

This Mother's day, understand why your mom has a soft corner for her own relatives.
We all have rishtedaars of all kinds, shapes and sizes, in our lives. But there are none to beat mom’s relatives.
We all have rishtedaars of all kinds, shapes and sizes, in our lives. But there are none to beat mom’s relatives.
Updated on May 11, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySonal Kalra, New Delhi

Education, jobs can stop population growth

The median age of India’s population will be 29 years in 2020 making it the youngest country in the world. But, when it comes to policy, young people continue to be seen and counted, but not heard.
Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times)
Education, jobs can stop population growth(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 12:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySanchita Sharma

Plan to expand Basai water treatment plant put on hold

The GMDA had started erecting a boundary wall around the land earmarked for Basai part-2 plant in January and was likely to allot tender for the project to complete it by the end of 2020.
The plan to construct a second water treatment plant (WTP) in Basai, at Sector 101, along the northern peripheral road (NPR or Dwarka expressway), has been indefinitely deferred by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).(HT File)
The plan to construct a second water treatment plant (WTP) in Basai, at Sector 101, along the northern peripheral road (NPR or Dwarka expressway), has been indefinitely deferred by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA).(HT File)
Published on Mar 20, 2019 01:37 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByDhananjay Jha

Lok Sabha election 2019: A new challenge for federalism

Indian states have grown at drastically at different rates over the past 40 years, and seat allocation has not kept pace — leading to different sets of objections from the southern and northern states.
If federalism is the glue that has kept the world’s largest democracy together, there are growing signs that this adhesive is becoming unstuck.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
If federalism is the glue that has kept the world’s largest democracy together, there are growing signs that this adhesive is becoming unstuck.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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Why states should focus on improving living conditions and worry less about population decline

A demographic group, after reaching replacement rate, will continue to grow for the next few decades, mostly because the proportion of people in the reproductive age – born during the periods of fast population growth - is still high
India's population tops 1.2 billion making it the second most populous country in the world after China.(AP)
India's population tops 1.2 billion making it the second most populous country in the world after China.(AP)
Published on Jan 06, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

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 | ByReuters

The arguments against population control laws

India continues to promote various family planning methods to curb population explosion(HT Photo)
India continues to promote various family planning methods to curb population explosion(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj Nair

Want to move to Australia? Sydney and Melbourne may not be an option

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government is in the early stages of drafting plans to force thousands of migrants to settle outside the nation’s two largest cities.
An art display at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. India is the biggest source of skilled migrants, comprising 21 percent in fiscal 2017, followed by China and the UK.(Reuters File Photo)
An art display at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. India is the biggest source of skilled migrants, comprising 21 percent in fiscal 2017, followed by China and the UK.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 04:47 PM IST
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Education, healthcare can win global war on poverty: Goalkeepers report

One billion people worldwide have come out of poverty since 2000, but rapid population growth in the world’s poorest countries threatens to slow or even reverse the decline, according to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers: The Stories Behind the Data 2018 released on Tuesday.
The report cites examples of China, India and Ethiopia as countries that have achieved “historic growth” over the past 30 years despite being once considered hopeless at cutting poverty.(AP/Picture for representation)
The report cites examples of China, India and Ethiopia as countries that have achieved “historic growth” over the past 30 years despite being once considered hopeless at cutting poverty.(AP/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 19, 2018 07:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanchita Sharma

Tanzanian president seeks end to contraception, says ‘country needs more people’

President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to “give up contraceptive methods” insisting his country needs more people, local media reported Monday.
President John Magufuli urged Tanzanians to ignore bad advice disseminated by outsiders saying: “It is important to reproduce.” “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” he added.(John Magufuli /Twitter)
President John Magufuli urged Tanzanians to ignore bad advice disseminated by outsiders saying: “It is important to reproduce.” “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” he added.(John Magufuli /Twitter)
Published on Sep 10, 2018 07:42 PM IST
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Scientists collect rhino poo in conservation initiative

In a collaboration dubbed “Saving species with faeces”, the team from Chester Zoo and University of Manchester, aims to identify causes of poor population growth of Africa’s “mega-herbivores”, including Eastern black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, and Cape mountain zebras.
A major focus for the 1.1 million pound initiative is the endangered black rhino, a species successfully bred in captivity at Chester Zoo in recent years and whose excrement is a source of useful data to understand the health of the animal.(AFP/File Photo)
A major focus for the 1.1 million pound initiative is the endangered black rhino, a species successfully bred in captivity at Chester Zoo in recent years and whose excrement is a source of useful data to understand the health of the animal.(AFP/File Photo)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 05:47 PM IST
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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 | BySandeep Rawat

Spending money on garbage

Mumbai is expected to spend around 280 crore in the current financial year – almost 1% of its municipal budget – on disposing of its garbage
A garbage pile outside Ram Mandir Railway station in Mumbai in August, 2018.(HT Photo)
A garbage pile outside Ram Mandir Railway station in Mumbai in August, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 12:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManoj R Nair

World Population Day: Family planning, migration and India’s changing demographics

Falling fertility and ageing populations in developed states will create huge employment gaps that will be filled by migrants from underdeveloped north
As fertility and populations get smaller in regions where education, employment and living standards are higher, people from less developed states will migrate there looking for employment and opportunity.(Getty Images)
As fertility and populations get smaller in regions where education, employment and living standards are higher, people from less developed states will migrate there looking for employment and opportunity.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 09:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanchita Sharma

Contraception and women’s empowerment: Here’s how safe, reliable contraceptives are freeing women to earn

Much like the birth-control pill drove women’s sexual and economic emancipation in the west in the ’60s, modern contraception is quietly changing lives in India.
The Union health and family welfare ministry last year launched Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 districts across seven states that have the highest fertility rate.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Union health and family welfare ministry last year launched Mission Parivar Vikas in 145 districts across seven states that have the highest fertility rate.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 10:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Cash incentive to check population growth in UP

Getting married after the age of 19 and having first child after a gap of two years from marriage ( at the age of 21) will fetch a cash reward to girls in the state who belong to below poverty line, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe families.
Under its latest initiative, the national population stabilization fund, in association with State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency has launched the scheme in Uttar Pradesh to help control population growth.(Representative image)
Under its latest initiative, the national population stabilization fund, in association with State Innovations in Family Planning Services Project Agency has launched the scheme in Uttar Pradesh to help control population growth.(Representative image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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HindustanTimes, Lucknow | ByGaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Withdraw minority status for Muslims, stem their population growth: Pravin Togadia

Former VHP chief Praveen Togadia said that his outfit will create a vote bank of 20 crore Hindus in the country to influence politics in a democratic manner.
Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia addresses during his indefinite fast outside the state VHP headquarters at the Paldi in Ahmedabad.(PTI File Photo)
Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia addresses during his indefinite fast outside the state VHP headquarters at the Paldi in Ahmedabad.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 09:48 PM IST
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‘Age of average homebuyer has come down to 28 from 42,’ says chief of Credai

Shrikant Paranjape talks about how the real estate industry in the city has changed post the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (Rera), demonetisation and goods and services tax (GST).
Shrikant Paranjape, president, confederation of real estate developers’ associations of India (Credai), Pune.(HT Photo)
Shrikant Paranjape, president, confederation of real estate developers’ associations of India (Credai), Pune.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2018 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNamita Shibad

Delhi to overtake Tokyo as world’s most populous city by 2028: UN report

Tokyo with 37 million people is the world’s largest city but it is due to be overtaken by Delhi around 2028, the United Nations report said.
India is expected to surpass China as the country with the world’s largest total population, according to UN estimates.(HT File Photo)
India is expected to surpass China as the country with the world’s largest total population, according to UN estimates.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 01:46 PM IST
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