India Disability News

India, Australia discuss role of women in sports

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 17:54
Srinivas said the women athletes in India have started outperforming their male counterparts ... Malik added: “I never allowed my disability to become my weakness. The definition of differently-abled wasn’t acceptable to me. I wanted to achieve the ...

8 Out Of 10 Indians Face Online Abuse, Especially Those With Disabilities Or Weight Issues

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 13:10
Even more saddening, a staggering 87 percent of people with disabilities or mental health conditions reported ... to analyse not only the level of harassment and “trolling” online in India, but also the effects it has on the people victimised by ...

India ranks highest in online harassment in APAC region:Norton

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 13:08
Within India, 51 per cent respondents from Mumbai said they had ... “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.

Online harassment on the rise in India, Mumbai leads

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:39
NEW DELHI: Eight out of ten people surveyed have experienced some form of online harassment in India, with the most common forms ... Frighteningly, 87 percent of people with disabilities or poor mental health and 77 percent of those with weight issues ...

Deepa Malik to receive M G Mehta Human Spirit award

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:19
... to persons with disabilities in India," trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust, Rajiv Mehta said. The award will consists of a cash award of Rs 1 lakh and a citation. The award ceremony will be held on November 21 at the Y B Chavan Auditorium in south Mumbai.

Mumbai leads with 51 per cent cases of online harassment in India

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 11:08
Shockingly, 87 percent of the people with disabilities or poor mental health and 77 percent of those with weight issues reported experiences of abuse or insults online. "The level of online harassment in India is extremely concerning. Our latest research ...

Paralympian Deepa Malik to Receive M G Mehta Human Spirit Award

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 08:22
to a deserving individual who is a role model to persons with disabilities in India,” trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust, Rajiv Mehta said. Meanwhile, Malik remains upset over being ignored for Khel Ratna this year and feels exception should have been made by ...

Deepa Malik to receive MG Mehta Human Spirit award

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 08:00
... to persons with disabilities in India," trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust, Rajiv Mehta said. The award will consists of a cash award of Rs 1 lakh and a citation. The award ceremony will be held on November 21 at the Y B Chavan Auditorium in south Mumbai.

Online harassment in India rises, Mumbai leads

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 07:31
Shockingly, 87 per cent of the people with disabilities or poor mental health and 77 per cent of those with weight issues reported experiences of abuse or insults online. “The level of online harassment in India is extremely concerning. Our latest ...

A book launches in India to spread awareness on preventable child blindness

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 06:52
or any disability, may experience. It ends on a positive note where, with a simple pair of spectacles, the girl’s vision is improved, and things that held her apart are no longer a barrier to a full life. Orbis India has adapted The Singing Tree as part ...

Build unisex toilets for the disabled: PM Narendra Modi

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 03:09
India has 2.68 crore disabled people in the country ... The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities releases funds to retrofit these buildings, but only after receiving proposals from states.

Fight the stigma for better access, period

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 02:01
CHENNAI: While there have been several discussions about menstruation across India, none of it really addresses women with disabilities. The challenges faced by disabled women are different from the rest, and any discussion about women’s reproductive ...

Yerwada teen misses NEET bus trying to prove her disability

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 19:35
Accordingly, she was sent to All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR) at Haji Ali, Mumbai, where she was issued a certificate stating that she had just 18 per cent disability and hence not eligible for admission under person ...

Women With Disabilities More Likely to Miss Cancer Screening

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 16:52
Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities. This is according to a new paper published in the ...

Epic fail for rail insurance: Over 26.67 crore insured, but only 25 claimed it

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 14:13
The scheme offers travellers or their families compensation of up to Rs 10 lakh in the event of death or permanent total disability, Rs 7.5 lakh for permanent partial disability, up to Rs 2 lakh for hospitalisation expenses and Rs 10,000 for transportation ...

Wheelchair-bound man will write to CJI over 'Pakistani' barb

Tue, 03/10/2017 - 00:49
Speaking to DNA, Ali said the point that he is trying to make is beyond that of disability rights. The Guwahati-based man who is bound to the wheelchair and was called a 'Pakistani' when he could not stand up for the national anthem at a movie theatre has ...

Gandhi and his dream of India

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 17:50
This is the India of my dreams....I shall be satisfied with nothing ... provide social security for old age, sickness and disabilities, promote small scale industries, securing all workers a living wage and work opportunities, ensuring a decent standard ...

Man in wheelchair called Pakistani for sitting during national anthem in Guwahati multiplex

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 13:24
A wheelchair-bound disability rights activist was allegedly heckled and called ... With cases of lynching happening in India from the slightest of provocations, the crowd inside the hall could have turned against me if they came to know I am a Muslim ...

A ‘wicked weed’ that’s spoiling India’s rivers is making women independent in a Kerala village

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 09:49
But while the water hyacinth, or jal kumbhi as it is known in Hindi, is pretty to look at, it is also choking up India’s springs ... from polio and can only walk on her hands. A life-long disability in her legs has strengthened the use of her hands ...

Wheelchair-bound man termed 'Pakistani' to write to CJI Misra

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 09:28
But I will take this up, and write to the CJI, as a citizen of India," he told ANI ... irrespective of their caste, creed or disability, if any. "In our organisation, we start our day by singing the national anthem. Is this practice followed in the ...

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