India Disability News

Sign of the Times: National Anthem has a new language

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 18:37
Goa is one of the five states in India to witness the release of the country’s National Anthem in sign language. While this is a much needed step when it comes to disability rights, are we as a state, doing enough to change the outlook towards people ...

Social media used to disrupt GST adoption: Govt officials

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 16:45
Last month, Gandhi had accused the Modi government of being insensitive and tweeted: “GST on disability aids like wheelchairs and Braille typewriters once again shows this government’s complete insensitivity towards our most vulnerable. Congress Party ...

Police round up 800 differently abled people in Chennai

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 09:08
Disability rights activist T M N Deepak contacted TOI while ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Union ministry writes to Punjab government to help Bathinda boy for Hanoi event

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 07:40
Yashvir, who has speech and hearing impairment, had won the national IT challenge for youth with disabilities held in Kurukshetra on July 20-21. He was selected to represent India in the global challenge. Union social justice and empowerment ministry ...

Inclusive India campaign for Divyangs in Odisha capital tomorrow

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 07:21
With help of private organisations of various districts, the Inclusive India will be promoted, said State Commission for Persons with Disabilities Commissioner Minati Behera to media in a press conference yesterday.

Man disabled in accident gets Rs 3.45 lakh compensation

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 05:41
An accident claims tribunal has awarded a compensation of Rs 3.45 lakh to a man who suffered a permanent disability after being hit by a dumper here in 2012. Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) member K D Vadane, in a recent order, directed the ...

Union ministry writes to Pb govt to help Bathinda boy for Hanoi event

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 00:31
Yashvir, who has speech and hearing impairment, had won the national IT challenge for youth with disabilities held in Kurukshetra on July 20-21. He was selected to represent India in the global challenge. Union social justice and empowerment ministry ...

7th CPC (Pay Commission) Latest News: Constant Attendant Allowance Enhanced by Government

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:50
According to a report, at present, the Constant Attendant Allowance (CAA) is Granted to pensioners who retired on disability pension under the CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules of 1939, with 100 per cent disability. (where the individual dependent on ...

HC clears decks for appointment PG Assts under gen category

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 11:14
The petitioner had contended only 18 posts had been shown in the roster to be filled up by persons with disabilities which does not even cater to three per cent reservation. The court on June 7 last had directed the state government not to make any ...

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to award para-athlete who slept on train floor after being denied lower berth

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 04:20
Efforts range from filing of RTIs and cases in the offices of the Central and State Disability Commissioners. As an Access Auditor for the Accessible India Campaign, she has audited 139 buildings across the country on their accessibility and her report now ...

How to guard yourself against snakebites

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 01:32
India was witnessing up to 50,000 deaths every year due to snakebite while thousands of victims survive with disability. “We hope to reduce the number of lives lost to snakebite and sensitize people to co-exist with snakes, which is a necessity in India.

Government of India to Empower Disabled with Short Film Competition

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:22
With the theme to create awareness on accessible India campaign and to promote various schemes of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) among common masses the short film making competition is announced open for all.

Why shouldn't the blind also enjoy books?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 09:08
Don't miss: A blind, brilliant author's reluctant vision of India Representational Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images Research scholars and disability experts from the Carnegie Mellon University in the United States, the Indian Institute of Technology ...

Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Illness on the Rise in the Middle East

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:25
Mokdad and his team discovered that mental disorders contributed to nearly 11 million years lived in less than ideal health, also known as years lived with disability (YLDs). The problem is exacerbated by the lack of both mental health practitioners and ...

Mumbai champ Vighnesh Nair's disability doesn't stop him from excelling at his game

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 02:11
Vighnesh's disability does not deter him from excelling as a defender for St Anne's. Like many boys, 14-year-old Vighnesh Nair plays football passionately and strives to ensure success for his school, St. Anne's, Orlem (Malad). Vighnesh's exploits on the ...

Once upon a time... in braille

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:26
But that’s for able-bodied children only, as there children with disabilities do not have easy access to story books in India. For instance, the availability of ‘inclusive story books’ (with illustrations) for children with vision impairment in ...

People of all faiths stand together for disabled people

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 00:16
Nagpur: With an aim to mobilize various communities to help bring disabled people on par with the society the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) organized a three-day Interfaith Round Table conference on disability. The programme was held at St ...

Dr. Bronner's Donates $1 Million to Non-Profit TERI to Support Autistic and Special Needs Community

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 14:31
The Campus of Life will provide an innovative and therapeutic environment, and conduct cutting edge research as a world-class, international center of community, acceptance and empowerment for individuals with developmental disabilities. "After I visited ...

Delhi University releases ninth cut-off list for reserved category students, check on

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 12:14
The University of Delhi has released its ninth cut-off list for the admission of candidates from reserved categories including scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST), other backward classes (OBC), persons with disabilities (PWD) and Kashmiri migrants ...

Engineer awarded Rs 23 lakh for loss of 10 teeth in accident

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 01:16
"Though the earning capacity of the petitioner is not affected due to the disabilities, in day to day life he is ... the insurance company , The New India Assurance Company Ltd contended that the accident was caused due to the petitioner's negligence.