India Disability News

A ‘Pakistani’ is here: Wheelchair-bound man abused for sitting during national anthem in Guwahati theatre

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 09:28
The directives suggested that wheelchair users and people with locomotor disability should not move and position themselves “maintaining the maximum possible attentiveness and alertness physically”. For other disabilities, it added that “persons ...

Stand for anthem, you Pakistani: How man in wheelchair was abused

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 06:19
Thirty-six-year-old Arman Ali, a disability rights activist, was seated in one of the front rows of the movie theatre when the incident happened GUWAHATI: A wheelchair-bound man was allegedly called a 'Pakistani' for not standing up while the national ...

Moga rally: Differently-abled target Congress over pending pension, ‘unfulfilled’ promises

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 18:08
He further informed that there are close to 10 lakh disabled people in Punjab approximately including blind, deaf, dumb, physically-challenged, mentally retarded among others but only 4 lakh of them have been issued disability certificates by the government.

15-year-old Visually Impaired Girl Completes Journey From Manali to Khardung La on a Tandem

Sun, 01/10/2017 - 03:21
The youngest participant, Manasvi, told Times of India that it was a mesmerising experience for ... ABBF aims to encourage people, with disabilities and also those without it, to take part in adventure sports together. It was founded in 2014.

On a tandem, blind girl pulls off Himalayan feat

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 21:00
Manasvi and her father Kailash's adventure was part of an initiative that has been touted as India's first blind-and-sighted tandem ... which aims to promote inclusion by enabling people with disabilities and those without to participate in adventure ...

Born without a left arm, Nagpur all-rounder aiming to bowl to Virat Kohli before fifth ODI

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 17:52
“Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance ... as far as disabled cricket’s presence in India is concerned. Long neglected, especially because of no affiliation to the BCCI, differently abled cricketers in India have been leading arduous ...

Dissolving the bitter pill

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 15:28
In this regard, the Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology has recently appealed and petitioned the Prime Minister to declare Type-1 Diabetes a disability in India. A group of NGOs are supporting the online petition. The Right to ...

The top 10 causes of death in India

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 14:28
Stroke, which was ranked as the sixth biggest cause of death in 2005, rose to become the fourth biggest killer in India. The risk factors for stroke, which is also known as cerebrovascular disease, are the same as heart disease, but the disability caused ...

High Blood Pressure - A Silent Killer

Sat, 30/09/2017 - 13:53
In India almost one third of adult population is Hypertensive ... High blood pressure is a factor in three-fourth of strokes leading to disability and loss of life. High blood pressure affects circulation of blood in brain creating a higher risk for ...

Amity University organises TEDx event

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 01:35
Other speakers for the event included Jagdish Chaturvedi, Director, Clinical Innovations, Nidhi Goyal, Disability Right and India's first female disabled stand-up comedian, Parshwanath Upadhye, Indian classical dancer and 'Natya Mayura' Awardee ...

Maharashtra set to get disabled-friendly transport, infrastructure

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 21:26
An official from Mantralaya said that India is one of the signatories to the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “It is mandatory for us to make provisions for the physically challenged. The social justice and ...

Bound To Wheelchair, Body Covered In Rashes & Has Bald Patches; Priya Bharghava Is One Beauty Queen Who Redefined Disability

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 11:44
Here's a look at the MCA graduate who was crowned Miss India wheelchair in the year 2015 and is now all set to take over the Miss World Wheelchair pageant this October.

CVD fastest growing illness in India: ASSOCHAM study

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 07:40
India is not just the diabetes capital of the world with more ... out of which around 45 per cent would be due to productivity loss from disability, premature death, or absenteeism.UNI MB AE 1318

India ranks second wherein class 2 students could not even read a short text, says World Development Report 2018

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 07:29
Also, India stands first in the list of seven countries in which ... These young students are already disadvantaged by conflict, poverty, gender or disability and then they reach adulthood without even the most basic life skills. Young students who are ...

Kochi hospital performs Asia’s first double above-the-elbow hand transplants

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 06:59
When my mother told me that hand transplants are now being done in India, I got great strength and hope, and my disability began to look temporary. I felt that one day, I will lead a near-normal life again,” said Shreya. Meanwhile, she had been using ...

World Bank warns of learning crisis in countries like India

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 04:58
India also tops the list of seven countries in which a grade ... Young students who are already disadvantaged by poverty, conflict, gender or disability reach young adulthood without even the most basic life skills, it said. “This learning crisis is ...

ESI fined Rs 10Lakhs for causing disability

Thu, 28/09/2017 - 00:05
The complainant was rendered permanently disabled due to the act of negligence of Dr Satyanarayana." Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

City researcher bags CSIR award

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 19:19
for his contributions to the development of ‘novel drive control systems for mobility carts for people with motor disability.’ The award was presented by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function organised on the occasion of the Council for Scientific ...

Yetnebersh Nigussie, Blind Female Ethiopian Rights Lawyer Wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 18:17
Speaking to the Thompson Reuters Foundation, Yetnebersh was quoted saying, “I really want to see a world where nobody is discriminated because of his or her disability or any other status.” Leading a life with a disability is never an ideal situation ...

Debunking myths about India’s multilateralism

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 16:58
India has negotiated international rules covering issues like tobacco control, desertification, food security and agriculture, labour, disability rights, and refugee rights. Unsurprisingly, India’s positions on these issues are shaped by how bureaucrats ...