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Nitish Govt Writes To NITI Aayog, Seeks Spl Status For Bihar

Dec 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The minister also complained of "lack of initiative" on part of the Centre for setting up public sector units in Bihar which could give a fillip to "industrial growth and technical education" in the state.

Population Control: Fresh Plea In Supreme Court Seeks To Make States, UTs As Parties

Nov 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A PIL in the Supreme Court has sought certain steps, including two-child norm, to control the country's growing population.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Concerned Over ‘Severe Demographic Imbalances’ In India

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for reformulation Of National Population Policy, keeping in view the country’s ‘limited resources’.

China Allows Couples To Have Third Child To Stave Off Demographic Crisis

Aug 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The ceremonial legislature on Friday amended the Population and Family Planning Law as part of a decades-long effort by the ruling Communist Party to dictate the size of families in keeping with political directives.

US Census Shows Diversification While Non-Hispanic White Population Is Shrinking

The share of the white population fell from 63.7 per cent in 2010 to 57.8 per cent in 2020, the lowest on record, driven by falling birthrates among white women compared with Hispanic and Asian women.

10 August, 2021

Better Education, Healthcare Services Will Help Assam Bring Down Muslim Birth Rate: Cong MLA

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the 2011 Census, Muslims comprise 34.22 per cent of Assam's total population of 3.12 crore and they are in majority in several districts.

16 July, 2021

After UP’s Population Control Bill, Rajasthan Health Minister Bats For ‘Hum Do, Humare Ek’ Policy

Tabeenah Anjum

The balance of nature is continuously deteriorating due to the increasing population, says the Minister.

14 July, 2021

Drugs: We Were In Danger Of Becoming 'Udta Assam', Says CM Sarma

Dipankar Roy

Blaming northeast militant groups for the drug trade, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said drugs have been coming from Myanmar but the trade did not enjoy any official blessing.

14 July, 2021

Implement UP Style Population Bill In J&K For Progress, Says BJP

Naseer Ganai

BJP leader Yudhvir Sethi said that the imposition of a population control policy in Jammu and Kashmir similar to Uttar Pradesh will make it a better place to live.

13 July, 2021

Stringent Two-Child Norm: Thoughtlessness Of Our Policy Thinkers Exposed

Mohan Rao

Assam and Uttar Pradesh have joined the long list of dismal states that advocate a stringent two-child norm in population policy.

13 July, 2021

UP Population Control Bill: Strategic Move By BJP To Bolster Its Poll Chances in 2022

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Though the Yogi government claims that the Population Control Bill is not polarising, opposition leaders have questioned its timing.


13 July, 2021

Enforcing Population Control Through Law Has Its Pitfalls, Better To Educate Women: Nitish Kumar

Outlook Web Bureau

‘Things come under control once we take steps to educate the girl child,’ Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in an apparent disapproval of the UP government’s draft population bill

12 July, 2021

'No Proof Of Population Explosion In UP': Population Foundation Of India Chief

Preetha Nair

Population Foundation of India's Poonam Muttreja says that India's population policies should focus on rights and dignity, rather than coercion,

11 July, 2021

Where Will India Get Manpower For War: SP MP's Dig At UP Population Bill

Outlook Web Bureau

Where will we get manpower in case of war if people are not allowed to procreate, asks SP MP

11 July, 2021

Yogi Adityanath Unveils UP’s New Population Policy

Outlook Web Bureau

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister said increasing population was a 'hurdle in development' and that more efforts are needed to control it.

11 July, 2021

World Population Day: Sustaining Sexual, Reproductive Health Care Post-Pandemic

Poonam Muttreja

On World Population Day 2021, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has cost nearly 400,000 lives in the country, it is more important than ever to prioritize safeguarding the health of our population.

11 July, 2021

World Population Day: Does India Really Need A Two-Child Policy?

Dr Nandita Saikia

World Population Day: India’s absolute size population will continue to increase at least until 2050 despite its near replacement level of fertility in 2020.


11 July, 2021

Can Contraception Services Be Made Disaster-proof?

Vinoj Manning

A survey conducted by WHO in 105 countries to assess the impact of Covid-19 on essential services, estimated that family planning services were disrupted in 68% of the countries.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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