India Disability News

Ex-Soldiers Feel Betrayed as BJP Continues to Pursue Cases Against Disability Pension

Fri, 08/03/2019 - 07:30
They body parts of an officer or a jawan is equal. You cannot pay them differently. That should happen in India also. The disability pension of jawans and JCOs should be calculated after rectification ...

We are In process of amending disability notification: MCI tells Delhi HC

Fri, 08/03/2019 - 03:53
New Delhi: The Medical Council of India’s (MCI) notification specifying the eligibility criteria of PwD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates who want to pursue medical courses, on the basis of their ...

Seminar on disability inclusion

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 23:39
The Department of Community Education & Disability Studies, PU, organised a seminar ‘Gen Next Disability Inclusion’ here on Thursday. The seminar was in collaboration with the State Legal Services Aut...

Why women in India need to buy health insurance

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 17:35
Women in India are making strides in every sphere ... cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, congenital disabilities that affect newborns, etc. To ensure higher coverage you can also seek super top-up polic...

Women with disabilities face additional vulnerability

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 17:19
Ashla Rani, a former IT professional who became a paraplegic at the age of 28 and who currently works with Pallium India, says that the additional vulnerability of disability makes women extremely hel...

Modi's insensitivity shines the light on our perceptions of people with disabilities

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 03:55
What does this say about the ‘Accessible India’ campaign rolled out in 2015 to give those with disabilities universal access and equal opportunity? Such asymmetries seem universal under Indian conditi...

Press Conference at Press Club of India to highlight the plight of Divyang

Thu, 07/03/2019 - 03:09
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effort has ensured that people with disabilities being called 'Divyang ... will be interacting with the members of the media at Press Club of India at 12 noon. Amit Kuma...

Crop burning’s deadly harvest: Air pollution costing India $30 billion annually in disease burden

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 18:17
No wonder, the study estimates, a complete abatement of fire-cracker and crop residue burning could stem the loss of 4.2 million and 14.9 million years in terms of disability-adjusted life years, valu...

Smartphone maker Panasonic launches Eluga Ray 800 for Rs 9,999 in India

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 04:45
Panasonic refreshes Eluga series in India by rolling out Ray 800 at Rs 9,999 ... The fire damaged many rooms of the Disability Division of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Delhi Fire Se...

Rights activist writes to EC over leaders mocking disabilities

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 17:50
Disability rights activist and member Delhi State Steering ... Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended up mocking dyslexic students via video conference during the finals of the Smart India Hackathon at II...

'KolkataTalks-Let's make a difference!' event promotes inclusion, accessibility of persons with disability

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 09:07
is to use awareness building to diminish the socio-cultural constraints of persons with disabilities and improve accessibility in public spaces in east and north-east India. The event will be followed ...

India PM Modi ‘must apologise to dyslexics’

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 06:08
Dr Kumar is a clinical psychologist who specialises in learning disabilities and has worked at Delhi’s Sir ... addressing engineering students who were participating in the Smart India Hackathon – an ...

Modi's dyslexia 'joke': Politicians treating disability as a laughing matter must stop

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 05:42
It is disappointing that disability is still a laughing matter for political leaders in India. Perhaps they place too much reliance on the Census figures of 2.1% of the population having a ...

Stubble burning to cost India Rs 11 lakh crore in 5 years, but it could be saved: 6 key facts

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 05:13
Eliminating crop stubble burning would add 14.9 million life years in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi that would otherwise be lost to disability and disease. Pollution from crop stubble burning and firecrac...

93 million children with disabilities ‘among the most likely to be left behind’: UN rights chief

Tue, 05/03/2019 - 02:17
New York, Mar 5 (IBNS): States should do more for an estimated 93 million children with disabilities who are “among the most likely to be left behind and the least likely to be heard”, UN High ...

Centre for Disability Sports yet to become reality!

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 16:20
Proposed in the Budget 2015-16, the ambitious ‘Centre for Disability Sports’ has inched a step further towards reality with the Government identifying Gwalior as the city where the first-of-its kind f...

Differently-abled to get Inspired India Awards on March 6

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 16:07
Prerna Social and Cultural Society will organise Inspired India Award ceremony on March 6 at Ravindra ... “These Indians with disabilities prove that it is just a state of mind. They have not let thei...

Modi Makes Fun of Dyslexic Children, Slammed by Disability Activists and Politicians

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 12:35
disability rights activists, journalists, and others on Twitter—since the video began doing the rounds on social media. Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and ...

Disability activists protest against PM Modi’s insensitive remarks

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 09:19
There been a spontaneous outpouring of disapproval and indignation throughout the country at the Prime Minister’s mocking at people with dyslexia during an interaction with students at the Smart India ...

Disability rights group seeks apology from PM Modi over dyslexia related jibe

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 03:52
NPRD which is a group of cross-disability rights groups in India, has condemned the “distasteful” remarks in connection with dyslexia. NPRD has demanded the PM to apologise to persons with disabilitie...

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