Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Census

Decade without data – Why India is delaying Census when US, UK, China went ahead during Covid

Government policies, schemes and studies need data. For the first time, India has none to offer for the decade gone by.

Arunachal’s Chakma-Hajong census rekindles ‘outsiders’ controversy, tagged ‘racial profiling’

On Tuesday, a protest was held by representatives of the two communities at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against the Arunachal Pradesh government's decision of exclusive census for them.

Card processing became a leg of mighty computer industry post-WWII, and IBM rose out of it

The US census led to the first data processing company 125 years ago.

You are an OBC if you score 11/22 — We traced nearly 100 years of caste in Indian census

Rajiv Gandhi called Mandal report a ‘can of worms’. India has tried to open it five times and shut it as quickly.

Upper caste networks of political parties are resisting caste census. But not for long

Telangana's project shows that caste census can benefit Dalits and OBCs. But parties like BJP and Congress are too busy with their Dwija networks.

Delegation of BJP-ally JD(U) meets Amit Shah to press for caste-based census

The JD(U) had passed a resolution in support of the caste-based census, a move with potentially wide political ramifications, in its national executive meeting Saturday.

CM Nitish Kumar reiterates demand for caste-based census, says it will help in Bihar welfare

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said caste-based census must be done at least once, and through it, people in the state can gain benefits from various schemes.

Real reason no govt wants OBC count in Census – it will reveal inconvenient truths

The 2021 Census will not have data on OBCs, even though the Modi government had earlier promised it. It’s a conspiracy of ignorance.

India set for first-ever digital Census, govt allocates Rs 3,726 crore for exercise

While presenting the Union Budget for 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the govt is also working on a national language translation initiative.

Modi govt was handed weak data institutions by Congress, but it ruined them further

The BJP’s 2014 manifesto promised ‘real-time data’. Now, the Modi government has no data on migrant workers’ deaths during Covid pandemic.

On Camera


The Gyanvapi Mosque and Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Gyanvapi row and Places of Worship Act were born together. Now each wants to end the other

The outcome in the Gyanvapi dispute will decide the future of not just religious structures, but also the foundational structures of religious freedom that India was built on.
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.