India Disability News

Hike quota for persons with disabilities: Minister to states

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 08:13
Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot today requested states to provide more reservation in jobs and education to persons with disabilities (PwD) in view of an increase in their population. Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot today requested states to provide ...

7 Indian Athletes Who Overcame Physical Disabilities To Shine In Their Respective Fields

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 07:41
Sports is the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. When athletes go that extra mile, they are willing to test the limits and break them if possible. It's hard enough for able-bodied athletes, and an even more of a task for those who are specially abled ...

Could the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2018 set new standards for the classic distance in India?

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 05:40
In addition to the marathon, there is a half marathon, Dream Run (6km), Senior Citizens Race (4.3km), a Champions with Disability Race (1.5km) and, a new race in 2018, the Timed 10K run. MALE ELITE ATHLETES (with nationality, year of birth and personal ...

Accessible India Campaign: No good response from States to make websites accessible to differently-abled

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 02:07
This has prompted the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) to initiate a project with ERNET (Education and Research Network, an autonomous society of the communications and information technology ministry) under Digital India ...

100 accessible websites of States, UTs under Accessible India campaign launched

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 01:16
In an initiative to empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), 100 accessible websites of various State Governments and Union Territories (UTs) under the Accessible India Campaign were launched by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment ...

How A TV Serial Watched By 400 Million Changed Gender Beliefs In Rural India

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 22:06
disability and alcoholism and created positive impact on people’s behaviour. Could such an approach work in India? With this thought, Muttreja sought the expertise of Arvind Singhal, a US-based communication and social change expert. Singhal used the ...

Gehlot to inaugurate awareness programme on Disabilities Rights

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 14:37
The Integrated Welfare Society for Divyangjan is organising an awareness programme on 'The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016,' here tomorrow. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot will inaugurate the programme ...

Govt Launches 100 Websites with Improved Accessibility For People With Disabilities

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 09:03
Accessible Websites are those websites into which Persons with Disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. He said that Accessible India Campaign is a nationwide flagship campaign of ...

Soon imported phones in India will get more expensive

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 07:54
While that’s a good thing for the Make in India initiative, that may not be good news for ... It does not seek long-term protection. Short-term disability mitigation is however necessary. The recent spurt in imports esp features phones (after PMP 1/7 ...

Soon imported phones in India will get more expensive: Report

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 04:47
While that’s a good thing for the Make in India initiative, that may not be good news for ... It does not seek long-term protection. Short-term disability mitigation is however necessary. The recent spurt in imports esp features phones (after PMP 1/7 ...

Cheaper deal on advance booking of railway tickets a possibility

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 01:32
However, officials say that senior citizens, people with disabilities and pregnant women could be allotted ... Executive Director (Revenue Management) of Air India Meenakshi Malik, professor S Sriram, and Iti Mani, Director, Revenue, Le Meridien, Delhi.

Differently-abled in Telangana get 5% reservation in welfare schemes

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 04:16
If the degree of disability is over 40 per cent the district medical board ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

6 yrs on, parents fail to get disability pension for son

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 17:26
The poor parents of a boy with 100 per cent disability from Khetla village have been running from pillar to post since 2011 for his pension. But despite having all documents and applying repeatedly, they are yet to see any positive development. Sahil Singh ...

Laureus World Sports Awards: Marcel Hug, Oksana Masters in hunt for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:06
The Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award is handed to the person who best demonstrates excellent athletic achievement and strong leadership qualities in a sport in the Paralympic programme. As Laureus' India partners, Firstpost brings you ...

Meet Girish Sharma, The Man Who Did Not Let A Physical Disability Come In The Way Of His Dream

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:32
Girish lost a leg at 2 to a train accident, despite the physical disability, he took up badminton professionally ... That's not all soon after, he also went on to represent India in Israel where he won 2 silver medals in both singles and doubles and ...

The future belongs to biopharma. Can India catch up with China?

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 07:36
The emergence of drug resistant strains of diseases is another threat, leading to higher economic costs from illness and disability. For example, India and China account for over 50 per cent of global multi-drug resistant tuberculosis cases. China’s ...

Man with intellectual disability goes missing in Chennai

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 00:35
CHENNAI: A 26-year-old man with intellectual disability reportedly went missing near the Adyar gate bus stop on Saturday morning. M Praveen Kumar, a resident of Kotturpuram, has been working as a house keeping staff at Hotel Savera for the last five years.

TechnipFMC India sponsors Jaipur foot camps in partnership with Rotary Club

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 22:26
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 16 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Technip India ... an inclusive environment and make this world a better living place for people with disabilities. In partnership with Rotary Club, we are privileged to organise Jaipur Foot ...

Union government plans special groups for specific needs

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 20:57
The group on disability will look at the challenges faced by differently ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

TechnipFMC in India Sponsors Jaipur Foot Camps in Partnership with the Rotary Club

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 10:46
Technip India collaborates with the Rotary Club of Mumbai Sion Dist ... build an inclusive environment and make this world a better living place for people with disabilities. In partnership with Rotary Club, we are privileged to organise Jaipur Foot ...

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