India Disability News

Disabled community wonders why a separate matchmaking app is needed for them

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:11
Disability rights activist Nidhi Goyal ... The app is possibly one of the few in India that are accessible, and can be used by the visually impaired. Since its launch, there have been 8,000 matches, say the founders (a match happens when a request is ...

Speaking for the disabled

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 16:13
Former US senator Tom Harkin has been a longstanding champion of people with disabilities and is in the city for the India Inclusion Summit. He talks to STOI about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Clint Eastwood, and Donald Trump. Tom Harkin ...

After 2-year grind, Aadhaar respite likely for applicant with disability

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 22:12
I am hoping the court will consider the stumbling blocks of patients like Sanat," Nupur added. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

School kids must have lessons on disability: HC

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 16:28
Chennai: The Madras high court has directed the state government to include lessons on disabilities and the rights of those ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

CISF deployed at Delhi Airport becomes autistic friendly force

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 09:13
DG CISF OP Singh told India Today, "The need of the hour is to handle such ... In one of the major steps, the force recently also did away with compulsory X-Ray of passengers with disability, who had to otherwise undergo removal of prosthetic limbs at ...

India has large and growing horizontal fiscal imbalances: Report

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 08:27
The document pointed out that in India, after the recent changes in the institutional ... Even the former is able to offset the revenue disabilities of low income states only partially. The consequence of this is that the higher income states are able ...

Painting competition for children with disabilities on Nov 14

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 01:05
HYDERABAD: On the occasion of children’s day, a drawing and painting competition will be held for children with disabilities. The event is being organised by Round Table India, an organisation that aims to promote community service. It will be held at ...

If Kangana Rananut does Arunima Sinha biopic, it'll be a landmark film for differently-abled in India

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:44
In over a century of Hindi cinema, we’ve seen just a smattering of films that feature a female lead with any kind of physical disability. Which, then, throws up the question: does Bollywood believe that characters with physical disabilities are somehow ...

Delhi to host national event for youth with disabilities

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:03
The “National Convention of Youth with Disabilities” will be held here on November 9 and 10. The event aims to expose the youth to the social sector movement in India in order to identify and inspire next-generation leadership of not just the Indian ...

Government doctors are being trained to help women in India get safe and legal abortions

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 06:40
“Despite abortion being legal in India for the last 46 years ... or that a child born to a woman who has had an abortion will have a physical or mental disability. To counter such beliefs, the comprehensive abortion care programme has distributed ...

Stroke becomes important cause of premature death and disability in India: Experts

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:38
CHANDIGARH: "With approximately 1.5 million new cases reported every year, stroke is becoming an important cause of premature death and disability in India. Dr Sonal Gupta, director - Neurosurgery, and Dr Manoj Khanal, senior consultant - Neurology from ...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks cricket, Mixed Reality, quantum computing, and his book Hit Refresh in India

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:38
Recounting the birth of his eldest son Zain, Nadella opened up about a difficult birth and his consequent learnings about empathy, stemming from the personal experience of raising a child with severe disabilities. Discussing the Microsoft CEO’s passion ...

Double Amputee Mandy Horvath’s Brutally Honest Tinder Bio Is Hilarious

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 07:27
After all the trauma she went through, Mandy was determined not to leave her disability stop her from leading a normal life. Following which, she set a Tinder profile filled with dark comedy in the bio about her missing legs. In her Tinder bio, the double ...

Canadian amputee athlete Terry Fox inspired India's first blade runner (Human Interest Feature)

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 06:38
"Disability somehow motivated me to take up running because ... more than 500 of whom have already participated in various marathons across India. "Someone asked me: 'Don't you feel pain when you run?' The answer is that a normal person also feels pain ...

Canadian amputee athlete Terry Fox inspired India's first blade runner

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 04:27
"Disability somehow motivated me to take up running because ... more than 500 of whom have already participated in various marathons across India. "Someone asked me: 'Don't you feel pain when you run?' The answer is that a normal person also feels pain ...

Little India's ignored desires

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 16:19
Winning gold for India at a world championship is no mean feat ... a ball game played by people with severe physical disabilities, at the games, claims to be a spinster by choice. Along with dwarfism, she also has polio and has a disability level of ...

Campaign to include children with disability in education

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 14:38
KOHIMA: Children of 23 schools along with their teachers on Saturday took out a rally here as part of the 'Include Vidya Campaign' for inclusion of children with disability in the ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Jamshedpur Winter Fest aims to bring city on tourist map of India

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 13:30
‘Our main aim is to bring Jamshedpur in the tourist map of India and to show the country and the world ... Coin Exhibition from 8th to 10th December at Indian Red Cross Society, World Disability Day on 3rd December at Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Jam @ Streets ...

Physical disability won’t prevent deserving candidate from becoming doctor

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 09:51
Physical disability will no longer be grounds to prevent a person from becoming a doctor, bringing the curtain down on a two-decade-long battle between specially-abled students and India’s medical studies regulator. The Medical Council of India (MCI ...

21 categories of even the severely-disabled can now become doctors

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 07:09
India got its first disability law in 1995, which granted 3% reservation in education to people with seven particular types of disabilities. A new law replaced it this year, which raised their quota to 5% and increased the different categories of ...

Pages