India Disability News

Ensuring more options for persons with disabilities

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 17:55
This included persons with disabilities and senior citizens. “We started in 2014. By last year, we figured there was a huge demand for such services. There were lots of requests from within and outside India. So we expanded within Bengaluru and are now ...

Persons with disability take part in Ability Marathon in Bhubaneswar

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 15:38
The celebration will be ended on Sunday. A bike rally by persons with disabilities will be held in the city to mark the special day. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

World's first IT campus for Persons With Disabilities to come up in Hyderabad

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 12:45
especially those with severe disabilities but still deserve an opportunity to lead life with dignity and self-respect," Pavithra 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.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: A differently-abled Delhi girl’s cosplay prowess

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 12:34
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed every year on December 3, meet Delhi-based Kaushik — a girl who is determined to not to let her disability get in the way of her passion. The 23-year-old suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy ...

International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2017: Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 07:53
The theme for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017 is "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all." Individuals with disabilities can contribute to a similar and sometimes greater extent than others if social and ...

For These 11 Indians With Disabilities, There 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough!'

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 04:02
Here are the true legends who didn’t let their disability stop them from conquering the world. Sai Prasad Vishwanathan is India's first disabled skydiver. As a child, he suffered a loss of sensation in the lower half of his body. But that did not stop ...

DRF to launch campaign for people with disabilities

Sat, 02/12/2017 - 00:53
On the occasion, Lemon Tree Hotels was also given away the Dr Anji Reddy Memorial Award for Model Employer of Persons with Disabilities 2017. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your ...

Divyangs to rally for themselves on world disability day

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 16:33
They are not being issued disability certificates and unique disability ID cards ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot promises commitment to Empower persons with disabilities

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 04:25
He mentioned that India has enacted a new law namely 'Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016' in line with the provisions of UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The law guarantees a number of rights and entitlements such as right ...

Should the disabled go to separate schools or should all schools have education about disabilities?

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 06:33
Over the last month, courts in India have made major observations related to disability and education. One, by the Supreme Court, has disappointed persons with disabilities in its understanding that this group should be further isolated from mainstream ...

84 Per Cent Seats Reserved For People With Disabilities Remain Vacant in Top Universities: Survey

Thu, 30/11/2017 - 00:40
“Laws and policies are meaningless if colleges and universities are not accessible to persons with disabilities. These are the top 50 national institutions. Imagine what it would be like in other colleges and universities across India,” said Javed ...

Health Ministry launches IHMI to reduce disability and death related to cardiovascular diseases

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 09:21
The Union Health Ministry has launched the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) which is aimed to reduce disability and death related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in India, by improving the control of high blood ...

President will confer National Award for Divyangjan Empowerment 2017 on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 05:21
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will confer the "National Award for Divyangjan, 2017" at a function organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under the Ministry of Social Justice and ...

Health Ministry and ICMR launch India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 05:21
New Delhi : Smt Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, DHR and DG, ICMR, launched the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) at a function, here today. The IHMI aims to reduce disability and death related to ...

Health Ministry, ICMR launch India Hypertension Management Initiative

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 02:55
The IHMI aims to reduce disability and death related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in India, by improving the control of high blood pressure (hypertension), reducing salt consumption and eliminating artificial trans-fats ...

India Hypertension Management Initiative to reduce blood pressure rolled out

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 14:43
Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) Secretary and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday launched the India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) that aims to reduce disability and death related to cardiovascular disease ...

India to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with awards function in New Delhi

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 09:39
According to the release, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot; Minister of States for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar and Ramdas Athawale will also be present the occasion. In Focus Last year, the Parliament ...

Malnutrition and air pollution leading to shortening lifespan of Indians, says the India Health of the Nation’s States Report

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 11:01
accounting for 11% of all disability in India in 2016. 5. Child and maternal malnutrition was India’s leading risk factor for health loss in 2016, causing 14.6% of the country’s total DALYs. This is due largely to the contribution that malnutrition ...

‘When you blend fashion with fitness, disability goes out of the window’: Jack Eyers, Mr England

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 07:12
However, the six-pack hunk never let his disability restrict him to within the four walls ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

BoF to consider extension to profs with physical disability

Sat, 25/11/2017 - 18:05
He claimed that the extension in service has been given as per the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Prof Nagpal is also citing judgment dated May 25, 2011, of the Punjab and Haryana ...

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