India Disability News

From Kanyakumari to Ladakh, Lalithkumar is going on a tough bike trip despite his disability

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 05:24
and urinary catheters to those with spinal cord injury disabilities and mobility disabilities, to go pan India. Though no corporate has come forward to sponsor his trip that is expected to cost around Rs 5 lakh, a few individuals have helped him out.

Why you should avoid most add-ons, optional features of term insurance plans

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 03:34
Instead of plain protection against death, term plans now offer cover against disability and diseases. Instead of offering lump sum cash on death of the policyholder, they now pay in instalments. Instead of covering the person till his earning years ...

'Foot drop' fails to deter her from storming into merit list

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 01:24
PUNE: Vaishnavi Kardile, a special student who uses a wheelchair when at home and wears corrective shoes when travelling, stands tall at rank 40 in the Persons with Disability (PWD) category of the JEE advanced exam. Vaishnavi has faced a 'foot drop ...

Fiscal burden to decide scope of welfare schemes

Sun, 11/06/2017 - 20:52
While disability pension starts at 18 years ... A shift from BPL list to SECC, which provides a pinpointed household-wise deprivation profile of rural India, would result in a purge of beneficiaries, not a happy prospect for ruling political parties ...

Para-athlete Suvarna Raj denied lower-berth seat, forced to sleep on floor; Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu orders probe

Sun, 11/06/2017 - 14:26
She runs an organisation for disabled people and is currently working on ‘Accessible India Campaign’, a campaign by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for achieving worldwide accessibility for people with disabilities.

Forced To Sleep On Train Floor, Para-Athlete Rejects Minister's Remedy

Sun, 11/06/2017 - 12:33
I want permanent solution for persons with disabilities." Associated with the activism for 12 years, Ms Raj represents India in para table tennis. She has won two medals at the Thailand Para Table Tennis Open in the year 2013. She also represented Yogendra ...

Differently-abled children to be ambassadors of government programme in Kerala

Sun, 11/06/2017 - 11:27
‘Anuyatra’ campaign is a joint initiative of Kerala Social Security Mission under state Social Justice Department, the State Initiative on Disabilities (SID) and the Magic Academy with the support of Departments of Health, Education, Local Self ...

Disabled children to be ambassadors of government programme in Kerala

Sun, 11/06/2017 - 08:35
‘Anuyatra’ campaign is a joint initiative of Kerala Social Security Mission under state Social Justice Department, the State Initiative on Disabilities (SID) and the Magic Academy with the support of Departments of Health, Education, Local Self ...

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates ‘Eastern Regional Conference’ on issues relating to Empowerment of persons with Disabilities

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 11:04
Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, in his address, said that the Government of India has initiated many new useful schemes for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjans) and hoped that the deliberations in the Conference will surely benefit all concerned.

'Home blood pressure monitors wrong 70 per cent of time'

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 08:07
"High blood pressure is the number one cause of death and disability in the world," said Jennifer Ringrose from The University of Alberta in Canada. "Monitoring for and treating hypertension can decrease the consequences of this disease. We need to make ...

Greater Chennai Corporation clears path to the waves on wheelchair

Sat, 10/06/2017 - 05:12
To make the world's second longest beach inclusive for people with disabilities, it has been proposed to lay a pathway using wood and eco-friendly material from the Loop Road till the shoreline. An official said the stretch from the MGR Memorial to Light ...

Why does Maharashtra fall short on drugs for haemophiliacs?

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 16:27
At Mumbai's KEM Hospital, we have patients coming not only from Maharashtra but all over India with life-threatening bleeds. The inclusion of haemophilia in the Disability Bill signals the intent to provide care to people with haemophilia in India.

National Trust under M/O Social Justice & Empowerment launches ‘Inclusive India Initiative’

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 11:12
The ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ of National Trust is specifically catering to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; with an objective to include these people in the mainstream and in all important aspects of social life ...

This Stand-Up Comedian With Disability Is An Inspiration For All

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:22
Nidhi Goyal is an inspiration, she is India's first blind stand-up comedian. Despite losing her eyesight at a young age of 15, she comes across as one of the happiest and most positive person. Her comedy routine revolves around the daily encounters with ...

Inclov: An Indian gives the world its first matchmaking app for people with disability

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 04:24
Or about whether the disabled population in India actually has decent avenues for matchmaking or dating? This is why we spoke with Kalyani Khona, co-founder of Inclov (Inclusive Love), the world’s first match making app for people with disabilities and ...

Ansari to launch Anuyatra plan on Monday

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 04:03
As many as 22 projects will be launched as part of Anuyatra, a joint venture of social justice department and Kerala Social Security Mission, to address issues of people with various disabilities. Announcing the project here on Thursday, health minister K ...

Unconditional love

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 17:56
The app Inclov is connecting people across India, and helping those with disability and health disorders find love. Co-founders of Inclov, Kalyani Khona and Shankar Srinivasan Love isn’t always easy to find. And for some, circumstances make it tougher.

Now, disabled people can experience, enjoy all tourist spaces, facilities in Kerala

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 21:48
Let's enforce the 'Rights of Persons with Disabilities' While the officials of the Kerala ... I remember an instance once, when Stephen Hawking visited India. He wished to see the Taj Mahal but the ones who guided him had to inform him that the tourism ...

Woman with 80% hearing loss shines in UPSC 2 years in a row

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 02:04
With 824 marks (out of 2,025) in last year's civil services examination, she was the second rank holder in the physical disability category, but wasn't selected because examiners found her "temporarily unfit" as she was overweight. Candidates need to pass ...

Accessibility at the core

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 22:53
The summit, which brought together thought leaders, representatives from the government and technology innovators for disability inclusion in India, aimed at collaborative effort and policy’s role for creating accessible India. Madhu Khatri, Associate ...