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India Census

1 In 6 Indian City Dwellers Live In Slums

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

MUMBAI, India — About one in six Indian city residents lives in an urban slum with unsanitary conditions that are "unfit for human habitation," ...

India Is No Country For Young Girls

AP | By MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 07.04.2011 | World

MORENA, India -- The room is large and airy, the stone floors clean and cool – a welcome respite from the afternoon sun. Until your eyes take in...

Census Spotlights India's Missing Girls

AFP | Rupam Jain Nair | Posted 06.04.2011 | World

NEW DELHI (AFP) -- The problem of India's "missing girls" has been put under a harsh spotlight by new census data showing the ratio of female to male ...

Census Reveals Percentage Of World Population That Is Indian

The Guardian | Jason Burke | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

The first results from India's latest census -- the second biggest in the world -- were released on Thursday, revealing that the country has added 181...

India Counts Its Billion-Plus Population For Census

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Millions of census workers fanned out across India on Wednesday as they began a mammoth effort to document every person in the world...

India Census: World's Biggest Headcount Includes Attempt To Photograph, Fingerprint All Adults

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — India began a yearlong census of its billion-plus population in which it plans to photograph and fingerprint every citizen over the ...

India's census fights caste system with technology

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Someday soon a man in a pressed cotton shirt and tie will arrive in Gayriawas, India. This is an uncommon sight in the rural village with its dry fi...