China 2010 census: 1.3bn population, older, more urban

China’s population grew to 1.34 billion by 2010, according to census figures released on Thursday, up 5.9% from the 1.27 billion counted in the last census in 2000, and lower than the 1.4 billion population some demographers had projected for the latest tally.

The census results showed that China, the world’s second-biggest economy after the United States, is rapidly urbanising and becoming older. These trends augur big changes in the labour market in coming years, as the number of potential workers, especially from the countryside, shrinks.

The figures also showed that China’s population is growing more slowly than in the past. Between 1990 and 2000, the total population increased by 11.7%.

By 2010, half of China’s population, 49.7%, lived in urban areas. In 2000, 36.1% of Chinese lived in cities and towns, although that census used a different counting method.

China is also ageing, the latest census showed.

The proportion of mainland Chinese people aged 14 or younger was 16.60 percent, down by 6.29 percentage points from the number in the 2000 census. The number aged 60 or older grew to 13.26%, up 2.93 percentage points.

“The change in the age composition of population is a reflection of great improvement in the standard of living and medical and health undertakings along with fast economic and social development, the continued low level of fertility, and the accelerated process of population aging.”

The Chinese government’s strict controls on family size, including a one-child policy for most urban families, have brought down annual population growth to below 1 percent and the rate is projected to turn negative in coming decades.

China’s choke on family size to usually one child in cities and two in the countryside now threatens its economic future, many demographers have said, with fewer people left to pay and care for an increasingly graying population.

PAC gives clean chit to PM in 2G scam: Sources

Parliament’s Public Account Committee (PAC) has reportedly given a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the 2G spectrum scam. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the PAC, headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Murli Manohar Joshi, has given a clean chit to the Prime Minister, but the Prime Minister’s Office’s role is under scrutiny as it delayed in providing information to Manmohan Singh.

The PAC has reportedly come to the conclusion that the Prime Minister was not kept in the loop on 2G spectrum deal and has recommended that all 2G licenses should be scrapped.The PAC has also accepted the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss to the national exchequer due to the faulty allocation process of 2G spectrum adopted by the Telecom Ministry.

According to sources former telecom minister A Raja took undue advantage of the delay and by the time the fact was presented to the Prime Minister, the 2G spectrum licences had already been given out.

The PAC has also recommended that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) should be strengthened and all the future licences to be rolled out through TRAI.

The final report on 2G scam was circulated among the PAC members on Wednesday and the Committee will meet on Thursday to adopt the report.

( Update : 27th April / 9.50PM / Source : moneycontrol )

2G chargesheet: Kanimozhi is co-conspirator

Kanimozhi, the daughter of DMK Chief M Karunanidhi, has been formally accused of being a co-conspirator with A Raja in the 2G scam. However, Mr Karunanidhi’s wife, Dayalu Ammal, has been left out.

Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar has also been named as a co-conspirator.

Apart from Kanimozhi, former Telecom Minister A Raja has also been chargesheeted for taking bribe.

Top executives at Cineyug and Kusegaon –  Karim Morani and Mr Balwa’s brother, Asif,  have also been chargesheeted. They’ve been accused of abetment of bribery

In Chennai this morning, before the CBI presented its chargesheet in a Delhi court, Mr Karunandhi said, “I do not know about the chargesheet. If such things come out you (media) will put it and I will know about it.”

Till Friday, CBI sources were sure that both women would be chargesheeted because of their ownership of a TV channel in Chennai that allegedly hosted a massive kickback sent by a telecom company to former Telecom Minister A Raja. Though he is now in jail for the 2G scam, Mr Raja has not been abandoned by the DMK, where he has been held in high regard for his considerable popularity as a Dalit leader.

( Source : NDTV / 25th April / 3.20 PM )

2G scam: Will the new CBI chargesheet submit

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to file a supplementary chargesheet in the 2G spectrum scam today. The chargesheet comes nearly three weeks after the first one which named former Telecom Minister A Raja, top telecom honchos and bureaucrats. (Watch)

Sources in the CBI say that M Karunanidhi’s daughter, Kanimozhi, and his wife, Dayaluammal, will both be accused of benefiting from the scam.  The chargesheet will focus on the Rs. 214 crore transaction involving the DMK family owned Kalignar TV and the alleged payoff routed to a subsidiary of Swan Telecom which is among the firms chargesheeted in the scam

( Source NDTV / 25th April / 11.20 AM )

2G scam: Raja and others complain of deficient documents

Former Telecom Minister A Raja and two corporate honchos, who have been chargesheeted in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam case, today complained to a Delhi court that documents supplied to them by the CBI were incomplete.

In an application filed before Special CBI Judge O P Saini, Raja, Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd Managing Director Sanjay Chandra and Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa sought supply of the deficient documents along with their companies.

On this, CBI assured the court that the documents would be supplied to the accused by April 30.

“A Raja, Sanjay Chandra, Shahid Balwa, M/S Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Pvt Ltd and Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd have filed application seeking supply of deficient documents…
Senior public prosecutor submits that deficient documents would be supplied by April 30,” the court said.

The court has now fixed April 25 for scrutiny of documents and extended the remand of all the accused till then.

The court had earlier on April 20, dismissed the bail plea of five corporate honchos — Sanjay Chandra, Group MD of Reliance ADAG, Gautam Doshi, co-promoter of Swan Telecom, Vinod Goenka and Reliance ADAG”s Surender Pipara and Hari Nair, who have been named as accused in the chargesheet.

The court had dismissed their bail plea saying they may tamper with evidence and even flee to avoid prosecution in the “highest magnitude” 2G spectrum allocation scam.

The agency, in its first chargesheet, running into about 80,000 pages, had said that Raja conspired with top bureaucrats and corporate honchos to cause a loss of Rs 30,984 crore in the allocation of 2G spectrum.

Besides these corporate leaders and Raja, former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja”s personal secretary R K Chandolia and Shahid Usman Balwa have also been named as accused in the chargesheet.

CBI had also named Swan Telecom, Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Private Ltd and Reliance Telecom in its first chargesheet in the case.

Dhoni fans laud his entry in Time’s list of the top 100

Time Magazine naming Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in its annual list of the top 100 is a moment of joy, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said today.

“Congratulations to Dhoni. We are happy to see his name in the Time Magazine’s list. The cricketer continues to make Jharkhand and the country proud with his performance,” Munda said in the presence of JMM chief Shibu Soren and two deputy chief ministers Sudesh Mahto and Hemant Soren here.
Dhoni, ranked 52nd in the Time List and was the only Indian sportsperson to make the list which also included four of his compatriots in Titan of Industry, Mukesh Ambani (61), Brain Mapper VS Ramachandran (79), Philanthropist Azim Premji (88) and Change Agent Aruna Roy (89).

Dhoni’s former teammates are happy because he is bracketed with football star Lionel Messi. “We feel elated to find Dhoni’s name in the famous list.
Today we even discussed how Dhoni must be feeling happier to be bracketed along with football star Messi because Dhoni has been a football lover too,” said former Ranji cricketer Adil Hussein, under whom Dhoni had played for Central Coalfields Limited in tournaments like Sheesh Mahal trophy.

“Some of us old teammates recalled the early playing days with him and are happy to see Dhoni becoming a sports ambassador for our country,” Hussein said. Chanchal Bhattacharya, who is one among the three former coaches of Dhoni during his formative years, said “Earlier, people referred Ranchi as a town with two mental hospitals.

But now that perception has changed with Dhoni making Ranchi popular with his game.”
“And his name in Time Magazine is the ultimate recognition of Dhoni’s contribution in making small towns popular,” he added.

Beginners Tips to Success on Stock Market

Investing in the Stock Market is gradually increasing nowadays and it becomes one of the profitable as well as competitive online businesses. Stock Market investment is based on the stock market tips offered by stock brokers who will take a commission by executing trade.

Since there are risks in investing, it is very important for beginners to educate themselves about the current stock markets. Go through more books about the various aspects of stock market tips and search online for best articles. Once you know the basics, it is enough if you read 3-to-4hrs of learning a week and constant updating is very important.

Stock Market involves buy/sell of shares all over the world and the profit comes all the way. As a beginner, it is not essential to know about the technical analysis of stocks but you must how the market is works.

Choosing the best stock investment services to subscribe will make you to earn profit instantly. Even though the services are not at low price, it makes the investor/trader a successful profitable trader for the long-term.

For beginners the stock market can be an intimidating way to make a second income. Need not bother about that, just follow the tips and “practice makes the man perfect”. Hope by following these simple tips will be helpful to make a lot more in the stock market. Happy Investing!!