India Disability News

CBSE Board Class 12 Results 2017 declared: Tamil girl beats visual disability, scores 96.6%

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 15:49
New Delhi: The compulsion of using a magnifying glass for reading did not deter Dharshana M V 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 results: Tamil girl beats visual disability, scores 96.6%

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 14:55
The compulsion of using a magnifying glass for reading did not deter Dharshana M V form putting in her best efforts, as she scored 96.6 per cent and secured the third rank in CBSE class XII examination in the differently-abled category. Aditya R Raj from ...

NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 12:52
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation fighting for patients’ rights in India on Sunday pressed for an amendment ... roster along with serious cases like permanent physical disability or loss of human life against delinquent doctors ...

Ahmedabad government blind to Accessible India

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 23:51
AHMEDABAD: While the central government is pushing the cause of people with disabilities, termed divyangs, and has also passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill last year, the state seems to have missed the message. The appointment of a blind ...

State government blind to Accessible India

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 21:06
Ahmedabad: While the central government is pushing the cause of people with disabilities, termed divyangs, and has also passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill last year, the state seems to have missed the message. The appointment of a blind ...

New hope for stroke patients with disabilities

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 04:51
Stroke is the leading cause of acquired disability among adults. About 700,000 people in the United States experience a stroke every year, and 7 million are living with the aftermath. In the first weeks after a stroke, people rapidly recover some abilities ...

A beautiful mind seeks work, orders to Union Public Service Commission

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 04:20
Bains wants them to consider his candidature for civil services and banking-sector tests, in line with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act. Bains is a former winner of the National Talent Search Scheme scholarship and All-India Talent Scholarship ...

Panel orders Rs 1 crore compensation for disabled victim

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 23:54
NEW DELHI: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered an insurance company to pay a compensation of Rs 1.08 crore to an executive of a private company, who suffered permanent disability following a car accident. Noting that wheelchair-bound ...

‘State govts should educate people about Persons with Disabilities Act schemes’

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 23:14
Under the act, the reservation has been increased from 3 to 4 per cent besides recognising 21 disabilities which were earlier seven,” said Kang. Officials said it was discussed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Accessible India Campaign/Sugamya ...

Panel orders Rs 1cr compensation for disabled victim

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 22:17
New Delhi: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered an insurance company to pay a compensation of Rs 1.08 crore to an executive of a private company, who suffered permanent disability following a car accident. Noting that wheelchair-bound ...

‘DU disability quota mere tokenism’

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 22:05
who is also the author of Rethinking Disability in India, said: “I feel the major idea should be to understand the oppression and marginalisation that is experienced by any particular category. One experiences oppression due to the existence of power ...

Donald Trump’s proposed steep aid cuts may hit India: Mark Suzman

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 03:14
India can take the lead in sharing its best practices in areas ... from health care and food stamps to student and disability payments. Other news reports said a 62-page budget outline showed an overall cut to the international affairs programs of the ...

Soon, toy cars that'll help get kids with disabilities moving

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 03:04
Two new modified toy car designs have been developed for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in physical and social activities. The new cars were developed by the Oregon State University ...

Crazy little thing called love

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 01:18
The focus, however, was not on expected structural issues. Instead, what took place was a kind of dialogue between the world of desire and the world of mental disability, which we sometimes call pagalpan. At the best of times we are socially uncomfortable ...

HC moved over 4% quota for disabled to PG Assistant post

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:51
He also prayed for a Court direction to the board to issue a fresh notification by providing 4 percent reservation and also remove the restriction imposed on the persons with disabilities under certain category. Section 34 of the Rights of Persons with ...

DHFL General Insurance to start operations soon

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 12:33
MUMBAI: DHFL General Insurance on Thursday said it has received certificate of registration from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI ... accidents, death, disability and disasters," Kapil Wadhawan, chairman of WGC, said ...

Cut-off for PG medical lowered by 7.5 percentile

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 04:59
AHMEDABAD: The Union government, in consultation with the Medical Council of India, has lowered the qualifying National ... percentile instead of 45 percentile for persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs, according to an order signed on May ...

A life more ordinary

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 08:03
Summary: Ms. Sahni explains: “Despite the crores of persons with disability in India, many remain invisible to many of us for various reasons. For the weekend meet-up, Ms. Sahni confesses that when she put the word out she expected maybe 20 people to ...

MCL signs Rs 5 crore MoU with ALIMCO; Benefit around 10,000 people with orthopaedic disability in Odisha

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 13:11
Bhubaneswar : Around 10,000 needy people with orthopaedic disabilities in Angul ... MCL has signed a memorandum with ALIMCO (Artificial Limb Manufacturing Corporation of India), a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of ...

MCL signs MoU with ALIMCo for aids and appliances to disabled

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 09:14
BHUBANESWAR: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, will distribute aids and appliances worth Rs 5 crore among 10,000 people with orthopaedic disabilities in four districts of Odisha. People of Angul, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur ...

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