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There will be 1.6bn Indians by 2100


New Delhi: In 2028, just 15 years away, India is expected to become the world’s most populous country, when it will cross China’s population of 1.45 billion.
India’s population will continue to explo

UN says world hungry not 1 Billion after all

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The United Nations now says its 2009 headline-grabbing announcement that 1 billion people in the world were hungry was off-target and that the number is actually more like 870 million.

The U.N. Food

Kerala heading towards zero-population growth rate


Kerala is heading for a significant phase in its demographic transition with the state moving towards achieving zero population growth rate, which will result in an increase in scarcity of labour.

Mobile phones set to outnumber world's population by 2015


Experts have said that the number of mobile subscriptions will soon cross the world population, as the global address book for mobile phones has reached six billion contacts, according to a report.


High population influx in suburbs may add to congestion woes


While Chennai observed World Population Day on Wednesday (July 11), the state capital is all set to witness more congestion.

According to 2011 census data, the old Chennai city that was confined to 1

Developing nations to get $2.6 bln for family planning

Rich nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said they had pledged more than 2.6 billion dollars towards family planning in developing countries at a summit in London on Wednesday.

The aim

5,101 people in 10 years

The city has been experiencing a sharp deceleration in its population growth.

During the last 10 years the increase in population has only been 5,101 persons. As per the 2011 census, the population

Prime areas turn commercial zones in Chennai


The tax and town planning department of the city corporation is recording the frenzied urbanisation of parts of north and central Chennai where several residential areas are now being converted into c

Patna drinking its own sewage

With only 10 per cent of Patna’s population connected to a sewage network system, some NGOs claim 90 per cent of the city’s excreta is flowing directly or indirectly into the Ganga river.

The Patna

India, China to account for 50% emissions

Noting that little progress has been made in stemming climate change, a UN report has pointed out that India and China will account for more than half of transportrelated emissions in the world which

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