India Disability News

Preethi Srinivasan gets Kalpana Chawla award from Tamil Nadu CM

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 00:20
One fifth of the world's population do not have anywhere to go and India does not even recognise spinal cord injuries as a specific multiple disability,” she said, adding that if a person with a spinal cord injury is treated by somebody who is not ...

Inclusive Independence Day Celebrations campaign inaugurated in New Delhi

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 04:13
The Joint Secretary and CEO, National Trust, Shri Mukesh Jain has been stated saying in the release,"To encourage inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as part of Inclusive India Initiative, events like this sensitise the ...

Para-athlete: Spicejet asked me to crawl

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 19:09
TIRUPATI: India’s first wheelchair-bound tennis player Madhu Bagri ... All front row seats in Q400 Bombardier aircraft are emergency exit rows and hence passengers with any kind of disability are not allowed to sit on these seats as per DGCA (Director ...

Toilets for disabled at all stations soon

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 17:41
In addition to the 3% reservation, there are a number of relaxations for candidates for persons with disabilities while conducting recruitment ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Accident case: Two sisters get nearly Rs 38L compensation

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 09:32
A motor accident claims tribunal here has awarded a compensation of nearly Rs 38 lakh to two sisters in an accident case in which their 33-year-old mother was killed and one of them sustained permanent disability. The amount of Rs 27,75,000 compensation ...

Indigo Airlines draws flak over broken wheelchair

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 04:17
The carrier has received The Disability Matters Award Asia Pacific thrice, including in 2017. READ ALSO: Air India passengers left gasping for breath after ac malfunctions onboard "Indigo is also the preferred airline for many of us but I am sad that the ...

Indigo Airlines draw flak over broken wheelchair

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 03:22
The carrier has received The Disability Matters Award Asia Pacific thrice, including in 2017. READ ALSO: Air India passengers left gasping for breath after ac malfunctions onboard "Indigo is also the preferred airline for many of us but I am sad that the ...

Tamil Nadu: Digital India remains crippled

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 23:32
It has been more than two years since the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DoPwD), functioning under the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, implemented the Accessibility India Campaign, aiming to make around 3,000 ...

Special Educators’ Forum India (SEFI) for uniform guidelines

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 20:32
“As per the norms of the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), any person found serving persons with disabilities without the certification from the RCI can be prosecuted under Section 13(3) of the RCI Act, 1992.” “Though more than 16 lakh teachers ...

Thalassemia patient loses seat as Chhattisgarh doesn’t recognise disorder under disability quota

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 17:34
According to the state, the government-run medical colleges are governed by the Medical Council of India conditions that do not recognise Thalassemia as a benchmark disability. The 2016 Act has widened the meaning of the word ‘disability’ to include ...

Now, your old PF account will get transferred to new employer automatically

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 12:05
Additionally, EPFO account holders can now withdraw money for medical treatments or purchase of equipments, to aid their physical disabilities without medical certificates. New Delhi: Planning to switch job, but worried about the hassles involved in ...

UGC fund for equal opportunity not enough, say universities

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 00:33
With the University Grants Commission (UGC) assigning only Rs. 2 lakh to the Equal Opportunities Cell of central universities, under which they expect students with disability and those from marginalised sections to be catered, the institutions are forced ...

Kashmir’s para cricket captain to represent India

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 18:25
“We never thought he will come out of his disability this strong and this determined. We are immensely happy for him,” Lone’s family said. Out of favour India cricketer Parvez Rasool has also congratulated Lone on his selection. “It’s truly ...

This Swiss Robotic Device Can Help People With Disabilities Walk Again

Sat, 12/08/2017 - 07:22
In India, an exoskeleton for a full paraplegic comes at a cost ... This exoskeleton is not only targeting people with paraplegia, but can also maybe target people with other disabilities.''

It’s the duty of every institution to help disabled people, says Supreme Court

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 16:59
The observation by the apex court came while hearing a thalassaemia patient’s plea claiming that she falls under the category of persons with benchmark disability as prescribed under the provisions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act ...

British family gang found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:48
The family lured vulnerable people, some of them homeless or with learning disabilities, with the promise of work, food and accommodation, the CPS said. They were taken to travellers sites in the eastern city of Lincoln and housed in shabby, dilapidated ...

Serious disability in financial inclusion drive

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:24
Now, after opening new banking accounts for most households, we must move to the next stage where benefits should reach the silent majority of those individuals with disability. India, a signatory of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with ...

Duty of every institution to help disabled persons: SC

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 15:05
The observation by the apex court came while hearing a thalassaemia patient's plea claiming that she falls under the category of persons with benchmark disability as prescribed under the provisions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Wheelchair marathon in Chennai on Sept 3

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 13:41
The second edition of Kotak Wheelchair Marathon will be held here September 3 with an aim to create awareness on rehabilitating persons with disabilities. The events at the marathon, organised by The Spinal Foundation, a pan-India self-help group for ...

International Conference of Spine Surgeons begins in Thiruvananthapuram

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 12:04
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former president of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) and Indian Orthopedic Association Dr S Rajasekaran said that spinal disorders constitute one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. More than eighty percent of ...

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