Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island`s economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs.

Slum population rose by 130 lakh between 2001 and 2011: Govt

Slum population in the country has increased by over 130 lakh between 2001 and 2011, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby

A baby girl born early today has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.

Arunachal CM appeals for population stabilization

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Monday appealed to all stakeholders to creat awareness among the public on the need for population stabilization ahead of the `World Population Day` to be celebrated across the world on July 11 next.

Indians make up over 1 percent of Australia population: Report

A new report has found Indians comprise over one percent of the total population of Australia while Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi and Sindhi have emerged as some of the fastest growing languages other than English in the country.

Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Japan aims to keep population at 100 million 50 years later

A Japanese government panel today proposed measures to halt the slide in the country`s population from 127 million and stabilise it at 100 million in 50 years.

Indian-Americans form 3rd largest Asian population in US

Indian-Americans numbering 3.34 million is the third largest Asian community in the United States, after China and Philippines, a report said.

Industrial civilisation could be headed for `irreversible collapse`: NASA-funded study

Researchers have highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in near future because of unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

Stable population only hope in species` response to climate change

The climate in the UK has warmed over the last forty years, and many species, including butterflies, have shifted their distributions northwards, a new study has found.

Japan`s population logs record drop in 2013

Japan`s population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013, according to health ministry estimates released today, highlighting concerns over an ever-dwindling workforce supporting a growing number of pensioners.

China to ease one-child per couple family planning policy

China initiated steps to "adjust" its `one-child` family planning policy to address serious demographic challenges and allow millions of couples to have 2 children in the world`s most populous nation.

China to ease controversial one-child policy

China, the world`s most populous nation, will relax its controversial decades-long one-child population policy which restricted most couples to have only a single child, the ruling Communist Party announced on Friday.

Abysmal doctor-population ratio, the cause behind India’s poor health state

India’s health is in ICU thanks to a cavernous gap in the availability of skilled health personnel.

Population explosion responsible for food inflation: Najma Heptullah

BJP leader Najma Heptullah says India’s inflation woes are directly related to its ever growing population.

India to have over 320 million people above 60 in next two years

In next 2 years, India will have 320 million people over 60 years of age, a swell of more than three times since 2010, according to the UN estimates.

`Climate change to cause $52 bn in global flood losses by 2050`

A recent study has revealed that rapid climatic changes, combined with increasing population, economic growth and land subsidence, could cause global flood losses worth 52 billion dollars by 2050.

Migrants from India, Pak drive UK population boom

The estimated population of England now stands at 53.5 million with 5.3 million people in Scotland, 3.1 million in Wales and 1.8 million in Northern Ireland.

China under pressure to cover costs of ageing population

China will face financial pressure in the future to cover its growing population of old people with its social insurance funds, a senior government official said on Monday.

India likely to top world population by 2028: UN

The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by one million over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations report.