India Disability News

Senate OKs bills to address VA budget crisis, claims backlog

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 14:11
The other piece of legislation approved by the Senate would cut the time it takes for the VA to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts, part of a bid to reduce a rapidly growing claims backlog. That bill was a priority for ...

Microsoft Word to ''Read Aloud'' text for the dyslexic

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 05:38
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in some kids who have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing.

Understanding ragging: Ahead of the academic season, a look at the problem, its impact

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:30
199 cases of injuries (81 of which led to permanent disability) and 128 cases involving sexual abuse. Our study, the first and largest of its kind in India, used quantitative and qualitative methods to survey 10,632 students from 37 colleges (both ...

‘It’s time for compassion’: HT readers respond to Let’s Talk About Hate

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 02:14
People with disabilities have to encounter multiple hates due to their ... I appreciate that you tried to showcase the suffering the Kashmiri youth faced in other parts of India. Aren’t we (whole of India) already suffering from hatred among each other?

City first in Maha to give disability certificate to autistic kids

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 20:33
Other disability certificates include certificates for blindness ... travel concessions education policies from Life Insurance Corporation of India and many more. Speaking to TOI, assistant profession of psychiatrist department in Government Medical ...

MCI Likely To Permit Colour Blind Students To Seek Admission to MBBS

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 16:55
He also told the court that colour blindness is not a disability under the Rights of Persons with ... education to review the norms regarding Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD) in India and other countries. The report has concluded that CVD is not an ...

Dhruv Sharma, Kannada actor and cricketer passes away

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 12:24
Dhruv was deaf and mute and even with his such disabilities, the multi-talented actor excelled in the industry and sports. The actor-cricketer is survived by parents, wife and two daughters. According to a Times of India report. Dhruv had no pre ...

Where people with disabilities, health disorders find a match (Lifestyle Feature)

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 11:07
To bring about this systemic change and create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities, Inclov launched Social Spaces, which has proven to be a huge success. We have had 20 meet-ups across India so far, impacting 10,000 -plus people," he added.

PlanetAbled: A Travel Company with a Difference

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 10:49
As per 2011 census, 2.2% of the total population in India is disabled. WHO puts this figure much higher, 10 to 15%, as many disabilities are still not recognised by the government. A good number of the disabled population are employed with government and ...

Inclov: Matchmaking app to help people with disabilities, health disorders take things forward

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 09:22
To bring about this systemic change and create an inclusive environment for people with disabilities, Inclov launched Social Spaces, which has proven to be a huge success. We have had 20 meet-ups across India so far, impacting 10,000 -plus people," Shankar ...

The invisible men and women of Aadhaar

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 08:19
India is going through a curious phase where these questions ... on it that 'proves' that he is more than 50 per cent disabled. He is thus eligible to get disability pension from the state. Despite numerous visits to the block office, an 18-km walk ...

Dhruva Sharma death: From Kannada actor to CCL cricketer, disability couldn't stop him from scaling heights

Tue, 01/08/2017 - 05:12
Dhruva, who was the son of businessman and actor Suresh Sharma, represented India in Deaf Cricket World Cup in 2005 ... Although he did not turn a star, Dhruva wanted to convey the message that disability can never stop people from following their dreams.

Bihar reshuffle: 28 IAS officers transferred, including DMs of seven districts

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 18:47
Bhagalpur municipal commissioner Avnish Kumar Singh has been posted as Lakhisarai DM replacing Sunil Kumar who has been made additional secretary-cum-director of social security and disability ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Odisha govt to give free pre-recruitment coaching to persons with disabilities

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 14:19
BHUBANESWAR: Buoyed by the success of a number of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in different competitive ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Commission for Case Manager Certification's new board focus: Developing case managers for an evolving health care landscape

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 13:58
a new slate of officers to support the work of the nationally accredited Commission, which certifies and supports workforce development for more than 42,000 case managers and more than 2,600 disability management specialists nationwide. Charlotte Sortedahl ...

CAT 2017 Notification Important Dates | Apply Online @

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 13:33
(It may also be referred to as Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions. The fee for General category candidates is ...

Anaemia prevails in Asia as major global public health problem

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 13:04
In India, there is a need to do more than what is being done ... It was the leading cause of years lived with disability among children and adolescents and is associated long-term with reduced working performance, cognitive impairment, and fatigue.

Permanent disability in accident, man gets Rs 29 lakh damages

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 11:49
A motor accident claims tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of over Rs 29 lakh to a man who suffered 75 per cent disability in a road accident in 2012. MACT presiding officer Amit Bansal directed the Reliance General Insurance Company Limited ...

'One Day Home’ to offer secures stay for commuting women: Minister KK Shailaja

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 10:57
Most of the disabilities if identified at an early stage can be prevented ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Turmeric can be used to fight cancer in children, find US scientists

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 06:09
They are also associated with developmental delays, hearing loss, or other disabilities even after traditional treatments ... clearance of the TB organisms in a short time". © 2017 IANS India Private Limited. All Rights Reserved. The reproduction of ...