India Disability News

Diving beyond boundaries

Sat, 23/09/2017 - 18:04
and India's first blind solo paraglider. "I founded ABBF because I knew there would be people with disabilities who loved adventure," says Ganatra, who is set to organise a group scuba diving session for people with disabilities in Vellore in November.

Odisha: Rs 1000 for pregnant women to come to hospital

Sat, 23/09/2017 - 16:02
Patnaik also launched the NHM Employees' Welfare Fund which provides for compensation of up to Rs 6 lakh for death or permanent disability above 80 per cent and compensation up to Rs 2.5 lakh for partial disability. "It will also provide for reimbursement ...

Meet Nirvaan, India's smallest and youngest baby born after 22 weeks

Sat, 23/09/2017 - 06:28
Nirvaan, India's smallest and youngest pre-term baby who was born ... The surviving infants are at high risk of having serious neuro developmental disability such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, hearing loss, visual impairment and epilepsy.

India’s smallest and youngest pre term baby: Nirvaan, born after 22 weeks, survives life threatening events

Sat, 23/09/2017 - 06:18
India’s smallest and youngest pre term baby ... The surviving infants are at high risk of having serious neuro developmental disability such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, hearing loss, visual impairment and epilepsy. Stating that there was ...

‘Awareness key to mental health’

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 21:18
"We need to create awareness about dementia, depression and disability coming with old age and how it affects ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

'Disability is in People's Head' - Meet the Leg Amputee Competing for 'Miss BumBum'

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 16:00
The bodacious Brazilian is training hard at the gym in preparation to take part in the 7th annual Miss BumBum contest, a compeition for most beautiful backside, and her disability is not slowing her down at all.

India's smallest baby discharged after 132-day neonatal care

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 15:59
Nirvaan, India's smallest and youngest pre-term baby born after 22 ... The surviving infants are at high risk of having serious neuro developmental disability such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, hearing loss, visual impairment and epilepsy.

Meet the Bengaluru dentist who is all set to represent India at Miss Wheelchair World 2017

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 12:13
And when she won the 2014 pageant, it was a "dream come true" moment for her. When it comes to infrastructure, India is not disability friendly, Rajlakshmi says. "You do not have free mobility. And this is something that senior citizens face as well.

Clinical trials: Govt may tighten rules for compensation

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 16:38
New Delhi: Drug companies conducting clinical trials in India must pay up 60% of the compensation amount within 15 days if a patient dies or suffers a permanent disability in the course of a trial, according to new government rules in the works.

How Delhi excludes the disabled, single women, and Muslims from a regular existence

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 12:00
Rupin, who manages a disability helpline for an NGO in Delhi ... one out of every three Muslims in urban India lives below the poverty line. The Planning Commission while releasing its poverty estimates in March 2012 for the first time segregated its ...

China’s Credit Rating Slashed From AA- to A+ by S&P Citing Strong Debt Burden

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 09:48
S&P, earlier had warned China of disability in its financial market due to the unprecedented ... The downgrading of China comes at a time when its economic rival, India, is aiming to compete with the dragon nation in terms of investment and GDP growth.

Spark Minda Foundation wins 4th CSR Impact Award at India CSR Summit 2017

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 08:44
India. Spark Minda Foundation is declared the winner under Special Category – Care for Persons with Disability. Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation received the award from Mr. Gaurav Kapoor, Head, National Skill Development Corporation ...

Uttar Pradesh set to bring in death penalty for hooch deaths

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 22:41
According to a statement from the state government, once amendments are made, in cases of deaths or permanent disability of people due to consumption of illicit liquor, there will be provision for life imprisonment, or penalty of Rs 10 lakh, or both ...

In UP, hooch deaths might invite death penalty soon

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 18:54
Lucknow: In a major development, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to introduce death penalty for those dealing in spurious liquor if its consumption leads to death or permanent disability. The state Cabinet has approved an ...

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath amends 107-year-old law for capital punishment in hooch death cases in UP

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 15:40
The BJP government on Wednesday amended the 107-year-old UP Excise Act, 1910 approving capital punishment for those involved in manufacturing and selling illicit liquor resulting in permanent disability and deaths. Uttar Pradesh has become the second state ...

Death penalty for hooch deaths in UP; government may issue ordinance

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 15:38
After Delhi and Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh would become the third state where bootleggers could be sent to the gallows if consumption of spurious liquor leads to loss of life or permanent disability ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Uttar Pradesh govt to add death penalty section in Excise Act for hooch deaths

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 10:37
Lucknow: Acting tough on illicit liquor manufacturers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to add a new section in the Excise Act to provide death penalty for spurious liquor makers if its consumption causes death or permanent disability. The ...

World Alzheimer’s Day 2017: India’s silent sufferers

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 06:32
A 2016 Lancet study on healthy life expectancy revealed that while women in India have a higher overall life expectancy than men, women also spend more years in ill health and disability than men. We need to intensify clinical research efforts to look for ...

Collector sanctions pension for eye surgery victims

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 03:26
KAKINADA : East Godavari Collector Karthikeya Mishra on Monday passed orders for disability pension to be given to the ... for failing to follow rules laid down by the Medical Council of India. Hospital authorities then paid compensation between `5,000 ...

IEHP partners with IEDC to host the 2017 Disabilities Conference

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 18:41
people with disabilities to live independently by helping to stage the 2017 Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) Conference, set for Wednesday, September 27 at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center in Rancho Cucamonga, from 10am to 4pm.

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