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On eve of World Population Day, Raje advocates for small family concept

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:51

Terming population growth a barrier to development, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje urged the people of the state to follow the concept of small family and to maintain sex ratio.

India to be world`s most populous nation by 2050

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:51

India will overtake China as the world`s most populous country by 2050, according to a new French study which predicts the global population to surge to 9.7 billion people by the middle of the century.

India likely to top world population by 2028: UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 09:41

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.

Global urban population to be 6.3 billion by 2050

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 13:57

The total urban area is expected to triple between 2000 and 2030, while urban population is expected to nearly double, increasing from 2.84 billion to 4.9 billion, during this period.

One billion people in the world don't have mobile phones

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 09:45

About one billion people across the world still do not own a mobile phone, and a third of the world's population is unable to access the internet, a study has found.

35% of UPA ministers have more than two children

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:09

Do our politicians have the gumption to practice what they preach in public?

India leads growth in world population

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 14:01

India was the first country in the world to launch a national programme for family planning in 1952.

World needs to deal with population, consumption

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 02, 2012, 08:59

The world faces deepening challenges in the 21st century from an expanding population and limited resources, according to a new report from a British-based scientific group.

World lacks enough food as population soars: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 14:30

The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of growing population, a UN report warned.

World lacks enough food, fuel as population soars: UN

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 23:09

The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and to avoid sending up to 3 billion people into poverty, a UN report warned on Monday.

Growing population has resulted in north-south divide: Expert

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 16:42

As the world population touches the seven billion mark on Monday, India is grappling with a north-south divide due to growing migration of labourers and other social factors, an expert in the field has said.

Crowded, stretched world awaits 7 billionth baby

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 23:03

On October 31, a girl will take birth near Lucknow in India, becoming the seven billionth baby of the world.