India Disability News

Rajnath Singh breaks protocol, hugs BSF jawan, who suffered 85% disability after militant attack

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 14:44
In a rare gesture, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday broke protocol and hugged BSF constable Godhraj Meena who has suffered 85 per cent disability after militants' bullets hit him during an attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur in 2014. New Delhi ...

Pune girl beats physical disability, scores 91.4 percent in Boards

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 02:11
Pune (Maharashtra) [India] June 1 (ANI): Central Board of Secondary Education ... All battles are won by the mind, so once you make your mind strong the physical disabilities don’t count much,” said Harmehar’s mother Suvinder Kaur Grewal.

DU introduces change in reservation policy, increases categories for admitting students with disabilities

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 01:49
The move comes as a respite for parents of DU aspirants with disabilities By adhering to the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 and introducing a change in its reservation policy, Delhi University has increased the categories for ...

DU introduces change in reservation policy: More categories for admitting students with disabilities

Thu, 01/06/2017 - 01:02
The move comes as a respite for parents of DU aspirants with disabilities By adhering to the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 and introducing a change in its reservation policy, Delhi University has increased the categories for ...

Anger over GST impact on differently abled

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 21:48
For wheelchairs made in India, if one part breaks, we have to replace it entirely and that is expensive. This is unfair because most people with disabilities are unemployed,” said Abha Khetarpal Maurya of the NGO, Cross the Hurdles, who has also received ...

Disability, poverty are no hindrance to Shubham and Nitin

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 20:22
Nagpur: Poverty and physical handicap are no hindrance to people determined to fight all odds. Shubham Nandeswar, who lost his eyesight at the age of 10, and Nitin Wankhede who has been paying for his own college education by working odd jobs are two such ...

Overcoming disability, Amartya vows to fulfil mom’s last wish

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 20:46
Born physically handicap, lost his mother when in class V, underwent surgeries... Life seems certainly not fair to Amartya Anshul Narnoni. Not burdened by the inequalities of life, Amartya, however, ensured that he does not lag behind in studies. Amartya ...

Microsoft Hosts India's First Accessibility Summit For Tech Access To The Differently-Abled

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 12:33
Microsoft India today hosted its first-ever Accessibility Summit in India, called ‘#ThinkAccessAbility’ to improve access to technology for people with disabilities. The summit aimed to demonstrate how important it is for organisations to have ...

Disabled persons data of 2011 may be underestimated; actual number more higher: Official

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 12:16
“As per the 2011 census, the figure (people with disabilities) is 2.68 crore. It comes to about 2.23 per cent of the population (of India). That figure is probably an underestimation.” he said. “The WHO estimates that worldwide the number of people ...

Microsoft hosts its first-ever Accessibility Summit in India

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 11:43
Microsoft India today hosted its first-ever Accessibility Summit (#ThinkAccessAbility) in the country to enhance technology access for people with disabilities. The summit aimed at demonstrating the business value of accessible technology for organizations ...

Microsoft hosts its first-ever Accessibility Summit in India to enhance technology access for people with disabilities

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 10:02
Microsoft India today hosted its first-ever Accessibility Summit (#ThinkAccessAbility) in the country to enhance technology access for people with disabilities. The summit aimed at demonstrating the business value of accessible technology for organizations ...

Benefits of Disability Act to cover 14 new categories, including acid attack victims

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 01:57
As per 2011 census, India has 26,810,557 people under disabled population. Government officials said once the new disability assessment guidelines come, all district medical officers will be advised to follow new norms in issuing the certificate.

Disability Act to include 14 new categories, to provide benefits to acid attack victims

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 23:16
As per 2011 census, India has 26,810,557 people under disabled population. Government officials said once the new disability assessment guidelines come, all district medical officers will be advised to follow new norms in issuing the certificate.

Class X Madhyamik results: Despite poverty, disability, these Bengal students shine

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 15:19
They faced poverty and physical disability but that could not deter these bravehearts from scoring well in this year’s Class X Madhyamik examinations of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. Anirban Khara ranked 2nd with a score of 689 out of 700.

New toy cars for children with disabilities developed

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 05:35
Scientists have developed new toy cars that encourage children with disabilities to engage in physical and social activities. The sit-to-stand car encourages the child to stand up in order to activate the switch that makes the car move. The goal is to ...

CBSE Board Class 12 Results 2017 declared: Tamil Nadu's Dharshana MV beats visual disability, scores 96.6%

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 02:48
New Delhi: The compulsion of using a magnifying glass for reading did not deter Dharshana MV from putting in her best efforts, as she scored 96.6 percent and secured the third rank in CBSE Class XII examination in the differently-abled category. Aditya R ...

CBSE class 12th result 2017: Kanwar Arora trumps disability with 89%

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 02:36
MOHALI: Yet again, Kanwar Arora defeated disability and scored 89.4% in humanities in Class XII results declared by CBSE on Sunday. The student of Vivek High School, Mohali, scored a CGPA of 9.8 in his Class X. Being deaf and unable to speak clearly since ...

Disability no bar, these warriors break all stereotypes to shine through

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 00:51
Breaking all stereotypes, the Humanities student from the Delhi Public School in RK Puram scored 93 per cent in CBSE Class XII examinations For 18-year-old Anoop Kumar, disability was never an excuse to not aim high or perform well. Breaking all ...

Disability no deterrent for him

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 19:41
Determination and dedication are the words in which Kunwar, who has 100 per cent sensorineural hearing loss disability, believes and finds success. Mohali boy Kunwar, a student of Vivek High School, Sector 38, Chandigarh, cannot hear any sound. Still he ...

Disability pension is tax-free

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 17:44
For this disability, a monthly sum proportionate to the percentage of disability under the existing rules is also given to me. As per Govt. of India, Min of Fin dept of Revenue CBDT inst no: 2/2001 forwarded vide letter no; F/200/51/99/T-1 dt.02 July 2001 ...

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