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No decision yet on countrywide roll-out of NRC, Union home ministry tells parliamentary panel
India

No decision yet on countrywide roll-out of NRC, Union home ministry tells parliamentary panel

The update of the NRC was carried out in Assam to identify bona fide Indian citizens living in the state but the initiative had created a nationwide uproar

Census, NPR unlikely in 2020, not on govt's priority list amid COVID-19 pandemic, say officials
India

Census, NPR unlikely in 2020, not on govt's priority list amid COVID-19 pandemic, say officials

The house-listing phase of the Census and the exercise to update the National Population Register were scheduled to be carried out from 1 April to 30 September, but were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

US Census head says Donald Trump memo doesn't change bureau's policy to 'count everyone'
World

US Census head says Donald Trump memo doesn't change bureau's policy to 'count everyone'

“We will continue full steam ahead with our mission of counting every person," US Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said in prepared remarks for a congressional hearing Wednesday

In Rajya Sabha, Narendra Modi alleges Opposition criticising CAA, NPR due to vote bank: PM quotes Lohia, Shastri to justify Centre stand
Politics

In Rajya Sabha, Narendra Modi alleges Opposition criticising CAA, NPR due to vote bank: PM quotes Lohia, Shastri to justify Centre stand

Narendra Modi quoted statements made by Ram Manohar Lohia and Lal Bahadur Shastri on supporting minorities facing persecution in Pakistan.

MHA calls meeting to discuss modalities for Census 2020, NPR with state officials; West Bengal govt to skip event
India

MHA calls meeting to discuss modalities for Census 2020, NPR with state officials; West Bengal govt to skip event

The Union Home Ministry has convened a meeting on Friday to discuss the modalities for the Census 2020 and the National Population Register (NPR); West Bengal govt says the state won't attend it

P Chidambaram says Congress' NPR form had different context from BJP's; terms Centre's population log part of 'sinister agenda'
Politics

P Chidambaram says Congress' NPR form had different context from BJP's; terms Centre's population log part of 'sinister agenda'

Chidambaram said that under the UPA, the stress was on residency and not citizenship, as under the BJP's version of the exercise

Nationwide NRC, NPR won’t provide accurate listing of Indian citizens or weed out illegals; govt knows this all too well
India

Nationwide NRC, NPR won’t provide accurate listing of Indian citizens or weed out illegals; govt knows this all too well

For reasons well documented by the government itself, the NRC will not be able to provide an accurate listing of Indian citizens, nor help address the illegal immigrant problem.

Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated
India

Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated

The BJP's goal of cultivating the support of a large chunk of Bengali Hindus in Assam using the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 could very well be based on misconceptions if the available Census data is taken into account

Narendra Modi govt to conduct caste-wise census in 2021, says Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar
Politics

Narendra Modi govt to conduct caste-wise census in 2021, says Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar Modi made the statement while addressing a function organised by BJP's Extremely Backward Class Morcha to celebrate 'Jannayak Karpoori Thakur birth anniversary' in Patna.

BJP bets on citizenship bill to make inroads in Assam, West Bengal as TMC's 'U-turn' leaves legislation up in air
India

BJP bets on citizenship bill to make inroads in Assam, West Bengal as TMC's 'U-turn' leaves legislation up in air

The BJP has an opportunity to get cosier with Bengali Hindus, many of whom are eagerly waiting for the bill to become a law.

Expansion of Agra-Mathura bus service could help reverse fortunes as unplanned routes add to losses despite sustained occupancy
India

Expansion of Agra-Mathura bus service could help reverse fortunes as unplanned routes add to losses despite sustained occupancy

The Agra-Mathura bus service (AMCTSL) will continue to make losses if its routes are not planned to include high traffic intensity areas as well as improve frequency during peak hours

Trump Govt wants to know your US citizenship status for 2020 census; move draws widespread flak
World

Trump Govt wants to know your US citizenship status for 2020 census; move draws widespread flak

The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.

More than 500 missing children have been traced through Aadhaar, says UIDAI CEO
India

More than 500 missing children have been traced through Aadhaar, says UIDAI CEO

Ajay Bhushan Pandey said this happened in instances where a child found in an orphanage underwent Aadhaar enrolment and it was found that his/her 12-digit biometric identifier had already been made.

Aadhaar helped UIDAI locate 500 missing children; govt data shows 180 kids go missing every month
Business

Aadhaar helped UIDAI locate 500 missing children; govt data shows 180 kids go missing every month

Biometric based Aadhaar has made UIDAI's task of locating missing children a much easier exercise

Swachch Bharat trumps education: Click pictures of those who relieve themselves in the open, Bihar teachers told
India

Swachch Bharat trumps education: Click pictures of those who relieve themselves in the open, Bihar teachers told

Directions were given to school teachers in certain Bihar districts to dissuade people from defecating in the open and click pictures of those who refused.

A study claims that Facebook can be used as a reliable source to provide real-time data for census
News & Analysis

A study claims that Facebook can be used as a reliable source to provide real-time data for census

Zagheni and his colleagues also developed a computer programme for extracting data from Facebook Ads Manager about expats from more than 50 countries.

UK may become first country to remove compulsory sex identification from census form
World

UK may become first country to remove compulsory sex identification from census form

The UK is set to become one of the first countries in the world not to require its citizens to identify their sex as part of its census forms.

Unclear estimates about number of villages in India have hampered development plans
India

Unclear estimates about number of villages in India have hampered development plans

The number and the definition of villages vary across databases, making it challenging to plan across sectors for a village development plan.

US Census reveals median age has gone up; every ethnic group grew, but whites slowest
World

US Census reveals median age has gone up; every ethnic group grew, but whites slowest

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could put strains on government programs from Medicare to education..