India Disability News

Inclusive India to give same chance to differently-abled

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:36
Under Inclusive Education, largescale awareness campaigns would be executed on pan-India basis, making schools and colleges inclusive for the children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Association with government and private organisations will be ...

What are the 4 most commonly occurring chronic diseases in India?

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:49
According to a report by WHO (World Health Organization), chronic diseases like cardiovascular disorders, asthma, mental health disorders, etc, are the leading causes of death and disability in India. The report also suggests a significant increase in ...

Govt to notify rules for Disability Act in week’s time: Union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 08:44
“The Disability Bill was passed by Parliament last year. We are hopeful that its rules will be notified in a week’s time,” the Union social justice minister said at an event on Inclusive India organised by the National Trust. “The Department of ...

Govt to notify rules for Disability Act in week's time: Gehlot

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:31
"The Disability Bill was passed by Parliament last year. We are hopeful that its rules will be notified in a week's time," the Union social justice minister said at a event on Inclusive India organised by the National Trust. "The department of empowerment ...

India’s disabled must have a fighting chance to achieve whatever they want

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 10:35
Each disability needs a different approach to deal with it ... That will ensure that the promises made under the prime minister’s favourite Accessible India Campaign don’t remain a pipe dream. Unless the severity of the problem is known, the State ...

Over 1,500 senior citizens with disabilities to get aids

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 00:42
10 senior citizens were provided with disability aid including walking sticks, hearing machines, dentures on stage. In his key note address CM Fadnavis said, "Senior citizens who face health problems often hesitate to ask their children for things that ...

Inddarjeet beats 3 learning disabilities on road to success

Sun, 04/06/2017 - 02:15
Inddarjeet Soddi, of Vikhe Patil Memorial School, battled with three major learning disabilities to score a CGPA of 8 in the CBSE Class X exams, the results of which were announced on Saturday. He was in Class VII when his parents noticed his inability to ...

Special students beat hurdles to make it big

Sun, 04/06/2017 - 01:09
As someone born with a visual disability to a financially challenged family, the odds were always against Manoj Kumar. When he was eight, his father, the family's sole breadwinner, met with an accident and lost his legs. What took him ahead was the sheer ...

Boy battling disability bags 8 CGPA, on cloud 9

Sun, 04/06/2017 - 00:32
HYDERABAD: Writing the exam was stressful for Sumanth, who has been bogged down with issues of reading and interpretation. But that did not deter him from scoring an impressive 8 CGPA in the Class 10 exams. "I was extremely nervous during the exams. I ...

Battling disability and unsupportive family, Ummul Kher cracks UPSC exam

Sat, 03/06/2017 - 13:20
Living with a disability makes it difficult to achieve ones goal and it also gets harder when your loved ones disown you for it. 28-year-old Ummul Kher has one such case but she has fought all odds and bagged an all-India rank of 420 in Civil Services ...

Acid attack victims not impressed with DU's move to increase reservation under Persons with Disability quota?

Sat, 03/06/2017 - 05:51
The Acid Survivors Foundation of India too agrees that acid attack victims should be ... Meanwhile, student volunteers are thrilled to be helping candidates with disabilities and have been counselling them. They are also helping them fill up application ...

New hope for multiple sclerosis patients

Sat, 03/06/2017 - 03:58
CHANDIGARH: In what might come as a relief for many patients who suffer from disability due to multiple sclerosis (a ... recently introduced by the Drug Controller General of India which had halted clinical trials in the country for a while.PGIMER is ...

Battling disability, Ummul Kher cracks UPSC exam

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 17:29
New Delhi [India], June 2, (ANI): Living with a disability makes it difficult to achieve ones goal and it also gets harder when your loved ones disowns you for it. 28-year-old Ummul Kher has one such case but she has fought all odds and bagged an all India ...

DU admissions: No takers for seats reserved for acid attack survivors?

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:31
Volunteers from Acid Survivors Foundation of India (ASFI) share that none have applied from ... Apart from them, DU has expanded the reservation list for students with physical disability, intellectual disability (a condition characterised by significant ...

Disowned by parents for not dropping out of school, disabled girl cracks civil service examinations

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 11:53
Ummul Kher achieved an All India Rank 420 in her first attempt and hopes to get IAS under the disability quota. Ummul Kher, a 28 year old student from Delhi, who despite having fragile bone disorder since childhood and having been disowned by her parents ...

Home Minister Breaks Protocol, Hugs BSF Jawan Who Sustained 85% Disability While Fighting Terrorists

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 07:14
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh went out of the way and broke the protocol to hug BSF constable Godhraj Meena, who had suffered 85 percent disability due to bullet injuries during a militant attack on J&K’s Udhampur in 2014. BSF convoy carrying Meena ...

Rajnath Singh breaks protocol, hugs brave BSF jawan suffering with disability

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 04:04
BSF constable Godhraj Meena sustained 85 per cent disability after terrorists' bullets hit him during ... force for their daredevil actions during ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan border and while handling attacks by militants in Jammu and ...

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Breaks Protocol, Hugs BSF Jawan With Disability

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 22:12
New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday broke protocol and hugged BSF constable Godhraj Meena who sustained 85 per cent disability after terrorists' bullets hit him during an attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur in 2014.

Rajnath Singh breaks protocol, hugs brave BSF jawan suffering 85 per cent disability

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 16:02
The citation of the 44-year-old trooper said he was on guard duty in the bus and his bravery, acute presence of mind and accurate fire kept the two militants at bay and thwarted their attempts to enter and target the about 30 personnel onboard.

Rajnath Singh breaks protocol, hugs brave BSF jawan suffering disability

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 16:01
This is only in very special cases like that of Meena who has suffered 85 per cent disability after the attack ... for their daredevil actions during ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan border and while handling attacks by militants in Jammu ...

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