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Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2015: Honouring our farmers

Agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood for the major Indian population. Mahindra instituted Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards to recognize & reward the purposeful contributions by farmers and agri institutions towards the development of Indian Agriculture.

Russian patriarch says halving abortions would solve population crisis

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called on Thursday for a deep cut in the "horrifyingly high" number of abortions, which he linked to a Western rejection of moral norms.

Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development
Australia migratory bird levels plunge from Asia development

Coastal developments in northeast Asia are threatening the survival of Australian migratory shorebirds, a study has found, with some species experiencing population declines of up to 75 percent over the last two decades.

DNA: Sakshi Maharaj's controversial population policy!

Addressing a gathering of saints on Tuesday,Sakshi Maharaj said every Hindu woman must produce at least 4 children to "protect" the religion.

Japan newborn babies in 2014 fewest on record: Government

 Japan`s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country`s population, official data showed Thursday.

India to host 11th conference on population, development

India will host the 11th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development in Delhi Nov 25-26 to promote cooperation on reproductive health and development.

Global infection outbreaks rising since 1980: Study

The number of outbreaks of infectious diseases and the number of unique illnesses causing them appear to be increasing around the globe, says a study co-authored by an Indian-American professor.

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: Study

The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published on Thursday.

Kerala population ageing fast: Survey

With a good track record of social development indicators, especially in health and education sectors, Kerala is all set to witness a demographic transition with a rise in the proportion of aged in the total population along with declining growth rate of the population.

India’s livestock population decreases by 3.33 percent: Census
India’s livestock population decreases by 3.33 percent: Census

The population of indigenous cattle has decreased by 8.94 per cent even as the number of female animals has increased.

Half of elders in Odisha work out of economic compulsion

Nearly half of Odisha's elderly population continue to work in their old age due to economic compulsion and only 20 percent of them choose to do so, a study by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has found.

Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: Study
Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: Study

Despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, researchers have found that it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years.

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.