Doklam stand-off: China rejects reports of 'compromise'; Indian Army says no evacuation at border newsreporter.in
Though India and China continue to militarily reinforce their positions in the wake of an ongoing stand-off over Doklam region, Indian Army has denied ordering the evacuation of some villages near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.
Some news channels quoted government sources as saying that there has been "some build-up" in terms of movement of additional troops and tanks as well as artillery and air defence units in the Tibet Military District by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
However, the sources also claimed that there is "no major mobilization" towards the Line of Actual Control as yet.
India will suffer greater losses than in 1962, if war were to break out today, says Chinese media newsreporter.in
As the Sino-Indian border standoff enters the 20th day, an increasingly strident Chinese media said New Delhi must be taught "a bitter lesson" and added that India "will suffer greater losses than in 1962" if war were to break out today.
An editorial on Wednesday in the hardline state-run Global Times also said the Chinese public is "infuriated by India's provocation" and "look(s) down" on India's military might.
India has been projected to have the largest Muslim population by 2050, according to a report by the Pew research centre. The report says there will be 311 million Muslims in India by 2050, a population which will constitute 11 per cent of the global trend. The research also says that India will continue to house the largest number of Hindus in the world, with their population rising to 1.3 billion. Currently, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population.
The research cites young median age and high fertility rates as the reasons behind the increasing population. For Muslims, this age is 22 as compared to Hindus for whom the age is 26. The median age for Christians is 28. Muslim women in India have an average of 3.2 children per woman against Hindu women who have 2.5 children per woman, while Christian women have 2.3 children per woman.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari releases road accidents report in India in 2015 on Thursday. The report shows over 5 lakh accidents occurred last year, killing 146,000 people and leaving thrice the number injured. The accidents increased 2.5% compared to 2014 data. More accidents are reported in rural areas owing to poor roads. 77.1% of accidents, deaths and injuries, were mainly because of over speeding by the drivers says report. Majority of accidents victims involve two-wheelers. Persons killed in road accidents were in the productive age group of 15 -34 years.
The 2015 data reveals that about 1,374 accidents and 400 deaths take place every day on roads. About 17 people die on raod per hour in India. Thirteen top states lead by Tamil Nadu together accounted for 86.7 percent of all road accidents in the country.