India Disability News

Meet Indian Cricket’s ‘Jabra Fan’ Dharamveer Pal

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 20:40
We have all seen Dharamveer Pal runnings around the field across the boundary rope during international matches in India. Dharamveer is a big fan of Indian cricket and despite his physical disability, he has a lot of passion for the game and, not to ...

HPU reserves 5 pc seats for disabled students

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 20:08
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, says that it is mandatory by the university to implement 5 per cent reservation for the disabled, chairman of the foundation Ajai Srivastav said. The university contended that 3 per cent reservation was ...

End-of-life Decision-making for the Intellectually Challenged

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 15:08
Ground breaking look at how advance care medical orders inform emergency medical service (EMS) providers' experiences involving people with intellectual disabilities. A new study by a research team at the University at Buffalo provides insights.

Unequal benefits for families of troops killed on Pakistan, China fronts

Sun, 08/10/2017 - 03:47
Notification or promulgation of Operation Falcon would lead to better death and disability benefits or "higher compensation ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

IRW Winter/Festive '17: 'Rangyatra' by Shubhashini Ornamentals paints Day 2

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 23:28
the first fashion model with a disability, graced the show with her appearance. La Styliste by Purvi Roy presented quirky formalwear at India Runway Week Winter Festive 2017. Niharika Pandey, Varanasi Weavers and Artisans Society supported by AIACA ...

Tripura designates five courts for persons with disabilities

Sat, 07/10/2017 - 06:39
The Law department of Tripura has declared as many as five courts of sessions judge as Special Courts to try all cases of the persons with disabilities as mandated by law facilitate equal opportunity of justice to all sections of the society. " In exercise ...

Activist-author honoured with global cerebral palsy award

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 17:22
On Friday, Adapt, formerly the Spastic Society of India, celebrated its 45th foundation day. "There is a need to recognize the rights of persons with disabilities. While a lot has already been done, there is a need for a lot more too," said Mithu Alur ...

Give Up Nukes: Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN’s India, Pak Partners Write to Narendra Modi, Shahid Abbasi

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 11:56
It has three partner-organizations each in India — Indian Doctors for Peace and Development ... Doctors for Peace and Development (PDPD); and Alliance for Peace and Disability Rights (APDR). Dr Arun Mitra, Ludhiana-based co-president of IDPD, told ...

India's first portal dedicated to para-sports launched

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 11:12
The portal, through its regular updates and incisive analysis, aims to evolve into the point of first reference for all sports">para-sports related news and information, besides, serving as a bridge between India's vibrant and accomplished para sporting ...

3% quota for disabled ignored in appointment of teachers at Madras university

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 03:00
However, not a single post was filled under the 3% reservation due for people with disabilities (PWDs).The notification ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

What it means to be a person with disability and Muslim in times of 'hyper-nationalism'

Fri, 06/10/2017 - 02:50
"My disability is not my identity ... "I don't need to prove my patriotism to anyone. I am a proud citizen of India and I believe I have done my share of duty for my country through my work. I will continue to do so."

Nagaland's Disability Rights activist on a mission to change attitudes

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 23:52
Diethono Nakhro, one of the leading voices supporting disability rights in Nagaland, is on a mission to change the way differently-abled people are viewed by others and to eliminate discriminations against them. Left paralysed by a spine injury in 2006 ...

35K kids are born with cleft lip, palate a year in India

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 17:31
Policies covering cleft care in India The Government of India has the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 which classifies physical disabilities of various parts of the body but unfortunately cleft lip and palate is not considered a disability.

Autism and learning disability centre to open at Manipal

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 17:29
It will also support the centre with various training programmes in the areas of autism and learning disabilities," Rajasekhar said. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 10:50
The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written ...

India’s First Portal Dedicated to Para-sports Launched

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 08:04
The portal, through its regular updates and incisive analysis, aims to evolve into the point of first reference for all para-sports related news and information, besides, serve as a bridge between India’s ... about disability. As a non-profit, I am ...

Amend Article 47

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 03:44
It is also the cause of 14.3 per cent of male deaths and 4.7 per cent of female deaths in India and smoking is the third leading risk factor for Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) lost in the country. Yet according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey ...

National award for mother of city disability activist

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 19:28
He is currently pursuing a degree in social work. He also works for the welfare of people with disabilities. Speaking of her initial experiences, Kaushalya Joshi said, “It was very sad at first when doctors told us that things were not going to work out.

Doctor, lawyer booked for bogus mishap claims from MSRTC

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 18:40
"The lawyer took the help of his accomplice, an orthopaedic doctor, who made fake disability certificates ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

'India ranks highest in online harassment in APAC region'

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 18:33
India reported the highest levels of online harassment through ... "About 87 per cent of people with disabilities or poor mental health and 77 per cent of those with weight issues said they had experienced abuse/insults online," he added.