population growth

U.S. jobless rate drops to 8.1% as people give up searching for work


September 8th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- With employers in the United States adding just 96,000 jobs last month, the national unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent as nearly four times as many people ... Read more...

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Giant Python Caught in Florida


August 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Aug 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A python was discovered in Florida which was considered as the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida. This was proven by the scientist on a Tuesday ... Read more...

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Chinese people protest female foeticide


July 13th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Many people in China are concerned over people's preference for baby boys than girls and inclination for gender tests and abortions.In one such display of growing ... Read more...

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More role for women in population policy: Experts


July 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India needs to move away from its "targeted approach" towards family panning programmes that have been in existence under a decade-old policy, experts said here ... Read more...

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‘India to work for removal of taboos around family planning’


June 9th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) In its bid to check population growth, India is willing to engage with communities on removing cultural taboos associated with family planning, the head of ... Read more...

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Now, family planning counsellors at district hospitals


June 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The government will soon have family planning counsellors at district hospitals across the country for better utilisation of its population control services, officials said ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for next round of migration study


May 25th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Centre for Development Studies here has started the ground work for the seventh round of the comprehensive study on international and internal emigration from the ... Read more...

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Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and ... Read more...

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Indian-origin people close to being in 100 Americans


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) People of Indian origin are close to making one percent of America's population of 308.7 million with their numbers shooting up by a whopping 69.37 percent ... Read more...

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Singapore’s jobless rate at 14-year low


March 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Singapore's unemployment rate improved to a 14-year low of 2 percent in 2011 amid the tight labour market, authorities said Thursday.The jobless rate for residents was ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir


March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Beijing mulls residential permits


March 6th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) The Beijing government is considering introducing a residential permit system to limit the city's booming population, an official said Tuesday.Beijing will carry out the pilot programme ... Read more...

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Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

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US economy on road to recovery: White House


February 18th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) The United States economy is on the road to recovery with stronger job growth expected this year, but income inequality and Europe's debt crisis could still ... Read more...

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In 40 years, US could face water crisis


February 17th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Global warming and climate change are likely to unfold a water crisis in the United States within the next 40 years, says a new report.It concluded ... Read more...

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Putin backs Russia’s population growth


February 13th, 2012 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed a set of measures aimed to increase the country's population from 142 million to 154 million people.Putin said ... Read more...

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African Union summit concludes with package of agreements (Second Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) The 18th African Union (AU) summit ended in this Ethiopian capital Tuesday with the adoption of a series of agreements on the continent's economic, political ... Read more...

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African Union vows to boost infrastructure development


January 31st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) Africa will accelerate its infrastructure development and put in place related policies and laws to boost the integration process, said a document from the African ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam to participate in World Economic Forum


January 17th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, will participate in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, scheduled Jan 25-27.The Hyderabad-based firm ... Read more...

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US population grows at slowest rate since 1940s


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) The US population is growing at its slowest pace since the 1940s, authorities said Wednesday.The US saw its population increase by 2.8 million between April 1, ... Read more...

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Holistic understanding of heritage conservation needed: PM


December 20th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India needed to evolve a more holistic understanding of heritage conservation that combines preservation efforts with the social ... Read more...

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Indian Americans grow to 3.2 mn, top in income


November 16th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Some 3.2 million Indian Americans, including Asian Indians of mixed race, lived in the United States in 2010 as South Asians led all Asian groups in ... Read more...

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Don’t worry too much about population: Chinese daily


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) It is "completely unnecessary to worry too much about the current population", said a Chinese daily. The world population crossed the seven billion mark Monday.An article ... Read more...

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Nano, bike on offer for sterilisation in Rajasthan


November 1st, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 1 (IANS) Get sterilised, win a Nano or maybe a motorcycle, a TV or refrigerator! Another Rajasthan district has put up such tantalising offers on lottery basis to ... Read more...

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India should focus on its young, say experts


October 31st, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) As the world welcomed the "symbolic" seven billionth babies Monday, social experts said that India should stop worrying about capping the population and focus instead ... Read more...

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Asians, Europeans need different doses for same condition


October 17th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Dietary and lifestyle differences may explain why South Asians and Europeans require different doses of drugs to treat similar conditions.Vidya Perera, final year pharmacy doctoral student ... Read more...

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World population could hit seven bn this month


October 1st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The population of the earth could grow to seven billion this month, up from just three billion fifty years ago, and may reach ten billion ... Read more...

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Childless by choice: a growing norm in China


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) China, the world's most populous nation, is experiencing winds of demographic change. The one-child norm of Chinese couples is fast being replaced by the trend ... Read more...

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India, China record world’s highest urbanisation


September 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world's highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.Population growth is driving urbanisation, especially in developing ... Read more...

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US jobless claims surge


September 16th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) New applications for unemployment benefits rose by 11,000 last week to 428,000, the highest level in nearly three months, the US Labor Department said Thursday.The figure ... Read more...

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US job creation stalls


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) The US economy created no net new jobs in August and official unemployment remained at 9.1 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.Most analysts had expected 93,000 ... Read more...

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Sex ratio of Haryana improves


August 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) The sex ratio in Haryana has improved with 877 females in 2011, from 861 in 2001, for every 1,000 males, said an official Friday."The sex ratio ... Read more...

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Nearly 70 percent of Indians live in villages: Census


July 15th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Over 68 percent, or 833 million, of Indians still live in villages despite a sharp decline recorded for the first time in the overall growth ... Read more...

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North India’s population growth rising steeply: NGO


July 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's four largest so-called BIMARU states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh -- have been showing a steep rise in population despite effective methods ... Read more...

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Check Pakistan’s population growth: Gilani


July 11th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) The government's efforts to check population growth need to be supplemented by the civil society, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.In a message on World ... Read more...

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