India Disability News

People with intellectual disability cannot donate organs even to their kin

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 09:15
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Immediate Past National President Indian Medical Association (IMA), said, “There are five aspects to an informed consent: competence, which is ...

Soon, wheelchairs, ramps at SCR stations

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 23:33
HYDERABAD: All stations under SCR are set to come up with folding wheelchairs and ramps for passengers with disabilities and senior citizens ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

A look into blind sports: visually impaired show stomach for fight

Sun, 14/01/2018 - 08:17
We are planning to reach out to the females. In India socially, culturally and religiously there are many barriers, in addition to that the disability is another barrier. "By way of sports if girls and women come out and play, the experience will empower ...

India’s Aadhaar Project Threatens Rights: Amnesty International

Sat, 13/01/2018 - 12:10
Many persons with disabilities have been denied benefits because they ... In August 2015, the Supreme Court of India (SCI), in an interim order, said that Aadhaar enrollment was “not mandatory” and should not be a condition to obtain any benefits ...

Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame his disabilities to become a billiards champion

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:28
Divyanshu Ganatra is the founder of Adventures Beyond Borders – an organisation that promotes inclusive and outdoor sports for persons with disability. Meet Harshvardhan Kadam, the artist who painted India's largest mural at Pune's Yerwada Jail ...

Mediacom India wins Bronze at Warc Media Awards 2017 for Effective Channel Integration

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 02:22
The marketing focus offered the opportunity to start a conversation about disability and to change public attitudes towards it. Agencies OMD and 4creative created Channel 4's most accessible campaign, pushing media partnerships to their limit and a smart ...

Obese people more likely to suffer from disability after joint surgery

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 10:07
Needing help for any of these tasks was labeled as a dependence disability. About 22 percent of participants reported new or worsening dependence approximately two years after their surgery - including more than one in four obese patients and one in five ...

Ernakulam Is India's 1st Disabled-Friendly Railway Station, Thanks To This Resilient Woman

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 09:30
india rail info Virali was once mishandled by railway porters who took advantage of her disability. With an intention to make railways handicap-friendly, Virali kicked off the #mytraintoo campaign. She has started collecting petitions from different parts ...

Zoya Hussain : The Disability Of My Character In Mukkabaaz Portrays The Lack Of Voice That Women Have In The Society

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 01:54
It was then that she realised that he wanted her to act in the film. Zoya, who essays a mute woman in the film, said the disability of her character in the movie portrays the lack of voice that women have in the society. In order to get into the skin of ...

Rs 18 lakh crore: What India could gain by cutting road deaths

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 00:44
India has the dubious distinction of maximum road deaths ... The estimates have been calculated based on the effects of road traffic death rates and disability metrics on income growth. The calculation was done taking into account comprehensive dataset ...

Cases of rubella infection passed on from pregnant woman to foetus on the rise in India, data shows

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 16:00
New Delhi: India is seeing a rise in the number of rubella infections ... low birth weight and intellectual disability,” she said, adding “vaccination is the only solution for preventing congenital rubella syndrome. We need to strengthen and increase ...

Intellectual Disability Is Not A Tragedy, Ignorance Is …

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 13:22
Although the pace of Intellectual Disability (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disease (ASD ... We are not yet sure about the actual prevalence of this disorder in India as owing to the limitations that we face with the diagnostic procedures, no such study has ...

PETA India gets custody of horses rescued from illegal racing sting

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 06:07
Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Andheri, awarded to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India interim custody of five horses ... will likely worsen to the point of permanent disability. Now that PETA has obtained custody of the horses ...

PETA India gets custody of horses seized in illegal racing sting

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 05:45
Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Andheri, awarded to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India interim custody of five horses ... will likely worsen to the point of permanent disability. Now that PETA has obtained custody of the horses ...

Soon, government will offer pan-India licence to firms providing contract workers

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 18:58
India jumped a record 30 places to the 100th spot in the World ... but also do not pay pension and death and disability benefits. The government and the corporate sector employ a large number of contract workers, who now account for 55% of public sector ...

Children with disabilities compete in sports day

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 15:33
Children with disabilities showcased impressive grit and sportsmanship ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Mall store salesman held for raping minor with disability

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 15:27
The accused was produced at the Alibaug district sessions court on Saturday, and was sent to police custody till January 10. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Mandatory national anthem in cinema halls: Centre asks Supreme Court to modify order, says panel formed to frame guidelines

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 14:58
It would also have representatives of Ministries of Information and Broadcasting and Minority Affairs, Department of Legal Affairs, Department of School Education and Literacy and the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability, the affidavit ...

Cervical cancer in India: What every sexually active woman should know

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 06:14
Also, cervical cancer mortality comparison, premature deaths and disability in India increases in a sexually active woman (preferably 20- 24 years of age). With the deadly figures, it goes without saying that every sexually active woman should be aware ...

Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame disabilities to become a billiards champion

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 04:17
Meet Venkateswaran Subramanian, popularly known as 'Raja', who has overcome disabilities and achieved success in life, becoming one of India's best billiards players. Raja had polio at the age of two which resulted in a deformed leg. He lost vision in ...

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