India Disability News

Acid victims to get reservation in government jobs, promotions

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:29
The move may stoke controversy as reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities is before the Supreme Court of India. The vacancies earmarked will be for the posts of office assistants to Indian Administrative Service officers. "In case of direct ...

Acid victims to get reservation in govt jobs

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:17
The move may stoke controversy as reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities is before the Supreme Court of India. The vacancies earmarked will be for the posts of office assistants to Indian Administrative Service officers. "In case of direct ...

GST relief for disabled fails to placate activists

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 17:58
New Delhi: While the goods and services tax (GST) for a number of disability aids and appliances has been brought down, disability rights' groups slammed the new tax regime for clubbing disability goods with items like kites, incense sticks and cashew nuts ...

Morgan's Inspiration Island Is The First Theme Park Geared To Cater To Children With Disabilities

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 10:52
Thanks to this incredible water park known as Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, here people with disabilities can also have fun and enjoy their summers. therivardreport.com Most water parks are inaccessible for the disabled, but Morgan ...

5 Dietary habits to keep your sugar in check

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 08:32
According to a report by WHO (World Health Organisation), chronic diseases like cholesterol, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure are the leading cause death and disability in India. The report also suggests a significant rise in chronic diseases in ...

Letter to Big B: GST on items for disabled absurd

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 18:14
Under GST — which will be implemented from July 1 across India — taxes ranging from 5-18% on goods used by people with disabilities have been approved. When contacted by TOI, Javed Abidi, honorary director, NCPEDP, said: "With 70-100 million disabled ...

'GST curtails mobility, hampers education’: Activists protest tax on equipment for disabled

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 12:52
“Persons with disabilities traditionally are known to be poor, how can you expect us to pay tax when most of us are below the poverty line. India is not an accessible country, we can't even use public transport that is why we buy adapted cars because ...

Shootings second leading cause of deaths in US kids: Study

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 12:18
"These are preventable injuries that have a major public health impact on early death and disability among children," said Katherine A Fowler from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US. Among the 1,300 children who die each year ...

Kochi girl attacked with blade for refusing marriage proposal

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 09:23
Kochi (Kerala) [India]June 19 (ANI): Chithira, a worker at the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) Laboratory in Kochi, was reportedly attacked by a youth on the city's main road for refusing to marry him. The accused Syam used a blade for the ...

Music Can Help Improve Skills in Children With Learning Disabilities

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 05:47
People whose speech is impacted by learning difficulties, strokes, dementia, brain damage and autism, could benefit from tailored music sessions. It could enable individuals and their families to feel less isolated or neglected within society, while ...

Public events to be telecast in sign language

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 00:32
and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which India became a signatory in 2007. A panel was formed by the previous UPA government for broadcasts in government-run channels like Doordarshan. There is also a call to ...

14 newly recognised disabilities find no mention in government-run Swavlambhan scheme

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 23:54
The scheme doesn't take in account of the 14 new disabilities added in the Person with Disability Act 2016. The scheme currently covers only 7 disabilities. The revamped Persons with Disability Act 2016 might have come as a respite for several but it has ...

Compensation for disabled paramilitary personnel upped to Rs 20L

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 20:44
Ex-gratia compensation for paramilitary personnel, injured in action leading to 100 per cent disability, has been increased from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The enhanced compensation will be applicable to all central paramilitary personnel whose disability is ...

Rock Garden to go disabled-friendly

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 19:14
Hundreds of tourists from India and the other countries visit the Rock Garden ... all buildings will be made accessible to the disabled persons. The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1951 ...

All ICSE schools told to detect learning disabilities

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 17:40
Mumbai: Schools affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations in the country will have to detect learning disabilities among their students and take suitable pedagogical and other measures to overcome them. Bombay high court had in ...

Compensation For Disabled Paramilitary Jawans Raised To 20 Lakhs

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 10:49
For cases with less than 100 per cent disability, the amount of ex-gratia compensation ... They are also deployed along the inhospitable India- Pakistan border and the icy heights of the India-China border.

Central government to makes changes to empower differently-abled

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 09:50
The Bill, compliant with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was ratified by India in 2007, increased the existing reservation quota of 3% to 5%. As per the rules, all public buildings in the country will have ...

Ex-gratia compensation for paramilitary personnel with disability increased upto Rs 20 lakh

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 04:46
For cases with less than 100 per cent disability, the amount of ex-gratia compensation ... They are also deployed along the inhospitable India-Pakistan border and the icy heights of the Sino-Indian border.

Compensation for disabled paramilitary jawans upped to Rs 20L

Sun, 18/06/2017 - 03:53
For cases with less than 100 per cent disability, the amount of ex-gratia compensation ... They are also deployed along the inhospitable India- Pakistan border and the icy heights of the Sino-Indian border.

Cops beat, drag mentally disabled woman by hair

Sat, 17/06/2017 - 00:17
KOLKATA: A woman with mental disability was dragged by her hair onto the road and beaten up with sticks and slippers, allegedly by three policemen, outside a market at Jagatpur in Keshtopur off VIP Road on Friday morning. Residents of the area reportedly ...

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