India Disability News

New MCI norms for MBBS, BDS disability quota

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:04
Candidates with vision, hearing and speech disabilities and those with disabilities of the upper limbs are not eligible for the quota. This year, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has changed the eligibility criteria for the PwD quota. The information ...

Britain's disabled workers continue to miss out on jobs due to a lack of tax breaks and incentives for employers

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:38
London, July 11 (IBNS): Disabled people would have a better chance to find a job if the government did more to support businesses - by abolishing national insurance contributions of disabled workers and providing incentives to hire workers with disability.

Aadhaar Helps Three Lost Children Reunite With Families in Bengaluru

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:05
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Regional Office in Bengaluru had carried ... Monu is a child with an intellectual and developmental disability who was brought to the orphanage on May 21, 2016. The staff called him Monu, but his ...

Learning Disability: A Reality

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:52
A learning disability is a disorder that affects the the neurological aspect of a child's body. Basically the way a child works out ideas and concepts in their head is different from how other kids do it. They maybe as smart as the other people ...

Educating India’s deaf-blind, their caregivers, on sex and sexuality

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:27
Sex education is still seen as taboo in India, and more so when the intended audience comprises people with disabilities. Nonetheless, this is exactly what a group of experts is trying to change. With the theme ‘Understanding Sexuality, Sexual ...

Bengaluru: Aadhaar helps three kids unite with family

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 23:27
Monu to go back to MP A child with intellectual and developmental disability was brought to the orphanage on ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Berth too high, platform too far: It’s time to refashion Indian Railways into a disabled friendly network

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 19:29
On the 3rd of December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.) This campaign begins with the statement that for persons with disabilities universal accessibility is critical to gain equal ...

Government claim on GST benefit on disability aids incorrect, misleading: Disability organisations

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 17:26
This, lays bare the priorities of the government," said a statement issued by disabled organisation which included Delhi Viklang Adhikar Manch, Wheelchair Trust of India, Differently-Abled Welfare Federation, Kerala, Infinite Ability, Disability Rights ...

'Govt claim on GST benefit on disability aids incorrect,

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 13:52
This, lays bare the priorities of the government," said a statement issued by disabled organisation which included Delhi Viklang Adhikar Manch, Wheelchair Trust of India, Differently-Abled Welfare Federation, Kerala, Infinite Ability, Disability Rights ...

New Delhi: Uber driver held for raping woman with disability

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 01:49
Cops said it was difficult to crack the case because the survivor suffers from a medical condition that impairs her ability to recollect events An Uber cab driver has been arrested for allegedly picking up a woman from Delhi and raping her at an isolated ...

Physiotherapists demand an independent council

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 21:24
Most common disability among the aged was locomotors disability and ... There are total 90 million elderly persons in India, which, as per 2011 Census, are expected to grow to 173 million by 2026. In year 2001, 7.4% of the total population was elderly ...

‘Diabetes epidemic shifting to urban poor, India needs urgent prevention, screening’

Sun, 09/07/2017 - 01:35
Q: Diabetes accounts for 2.4% of the disability adjusted life years lost in India, IndiaSpend reported on October 13, 2016. It also leads to other major complications such as stroke, kidney failure and vision loss. How should public health programmes be ...

BillionAbles app will help find accessible places for disabled people

Sat, 08/07/2017 - 04:56
BillionAbles has announced the launch of a new app called BillionAbles, aimed at finding accessible places across India for people with disabilities. The app will be for available for Android users on Play Store from 3 PM on July 8. BillionAbles is a ...

MP asks govt to withdraw appeals in disability pension cases

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:48
Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has urged Defence Minister Arun Jaitley to consider withdrawing pending appeals in court cases relating to disability pensions to benefit the armed forces personnel who opted for legal recourse. In a letter to Jaitley ...

MP urges Centre to withdraw appeals in disability pension cases

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 13:58
A Defence Ministry order dated June 29 had asked authorities to grant the disability pension as per Supreme Court orders in 2013 in the 'Dharamvir Singh versus Union of India' case. The order said a member is presumed to be in sound mental and physical ...

Aadhaar mandatory for welfare schemes?: SC asks petitioners to urge CJI to set up Constitution bench

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 08:03
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the concerned parties in Aadhaar matter to urge Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar to set ... mandatory for availing benefits including mid-day meal, disability pensions as well as for victims of Bhopal gas ...

SC takes cue of excess IT collection; suggests disability fund

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 03:48
Considering this, the court had earlier directed that a disability fund be created and this excess fund be utilized for their welfare. On Thursday (June 6) the court directed the RBI to file an affidavit within a week stating how much of such collection ...

Disabled demand rollback of GST on aids

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 03:35
After a point, it could cause the disability to worsen," says Ahmed ... "This is the government that launched the Accessible India campaign and Inclusive India campaign. I don't understand why they should charge people to walk with a cane," says Nirmita ...

Disability organisation slams 'Blind' for casting Alec Baldwin

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 03:25
The Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading disability rights group, has criticised new film "Blind", starring Alec Baldwin in the role of a novelist who loses his sight in a car crash. The private philanthropic group, known for advocating the casting of ...

Study: Accidents kill more adolescents than diseases

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 00:41
Hyderabad: Death and disability in adolescents in India is more due to non-communicable diseases and injuries rather than communicable diseases, according to a data analytical study from the Global Burden of Disease. Self-harm, road traffic injuries ...