India Disability News

Children with special needs receive aid from SSA

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 09:01
Mittal requested the parents to send their children to school so that they could rise above their disabilities. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

No 'disabled rebate' in LMC online tax

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 03:17
People with 50-80% dis ability are due 50% rebate, while those with above 80% disability are to get 100% rebate ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Permanently disabled and can't pay insurance premiums?

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 00:46
Some of the areas that the new plans have started addressing are: Waiving your premiums and accelerated benefits: Some life covers waive future premiums in case of permanent disability caused by an accident and also on the diagnosis of certain critical ...

Equal opportunity policy must for cos

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 21:17
Mumbai: India Inc has been nudged to be more inclusive when it comes to hiring and retaining the differently-abled as 'The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017' — which came into effect last month — also casts certain obligations on private ...

Parents Of Disabled Children Run Hopelessly For Aadhaar To Get Rs 600 Allowance In Bengal

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:25
Mina Mondal, whose daughter Mamoni was born with a disability is running place to place to try and ... Nothing For Assam Where Death Toll... 20.4K SHARES India Will Soon Get Nuclear Submarines That Can Attack China And Pakistan At The Same Time 39.3K ...

No teachers for children with disabilities in Pune schools

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 08:25
around 14% children in India are suffering from learning disability. These children go to normal schools but fail to understand the subjects like normal students. The problems faced by these children go unnoticed hampering their growth.” She added that ...

Allotment of Berths for Disabled

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 03:10
New Delhi, July 26: In order to provide better accessibility to persons with disability, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations, beginning with 'A-1', 'A' and ' B ' category stations: a€¢ Standard ramp for barrier free ...

Ready to produce evidence of disability, IAS topper tells Hyderabad HC

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 01:38
who was awarded All India 3rd rank in Civil Services examination 2016, informed the Hyderabad High Court that the PIL case filed against him was sponsored at the instance of his friends and cousins. “I am ready to produce all the physical disability ...

Sunil Shitap held, compensation raised to Rs 5 lakh

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 01:12
He also announced that those who have suffered major injuries leading to permanent disability would be compensated with Rs. 1 lakh each. The Chief Minister, however, made it clear that this announcement would not change the standing order on compensation ...

A life of dignity

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 22:24
National Trust, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Inclusive India Initiative. This Initiative aims to provide education, employment and community life access to ...

BPL households, unorganised sector workers deprived of low-cost health cover

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 18:45
RSBY envisages to “mitigate risks due to disability, health shocks ... As per the official data of RSBY, 41,331,073 people in India are already availing the services. As per the last national sample survey office report (71st round), 92.7 percent ...

India Adopts New Disability Law Regime

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 14:28
The Government of India has instituted a new disability law regime with enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The new disability law regime is modeled on the United Nations ...

The 8th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2017 winners announced

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 05:54
New Delhi: Corporates and Entrepreneurs would do well to think in terms of making their products accessible to India’s 70-100 million persons with disabilities. Because one of the biggest challenges faced by people with disabilities is accessibility.

'Intellectual disability' of 6-yr-old enough reason for Immigration Canada to reject citizenship appeal of parents

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 18:39
Winnipeg, July 26 (IBNS): Parents of six years old Karalynn in a small community in Manitoba received a shock when they were denied permanent citizenship by the Immigration Canada just for their daughter's 'intellectual inability', according to Global News ...

Compensation for Centre's civilian staff enhanced

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 17:38
The ex gratia lump sum compensation for 100 per cent disability to paramilitary forces, including troopers of Assam Rifles, who are disabled in the performance of bona fide official duty under various circumstances and are boarded out from service on ...

City youth to represent country in Vietnam

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 17:31
City youth Yashvir Goyal (17) has won first position in the hearing impaired category of the National IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities ... across the country had been selected to represent India. At the national level, the contest involved e ...

BillionAbles App to help disabled find accessible public places

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 10:11
The Delhi-based start-up, BillionAbles has launched a new app called BillionAbles that aims to assist people with disabilities to find accessible restaurants, tourist locations and other public places across India. According to the start-up’s founder ...

Man with hearing disability run over by train

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 17:40
Salem: A 21-year-old man with hearing disability was run over by a train while trying to cross the track at Korikkadu near Kandampatty on Monday. The deceased has been identified as K Naveenkumar, 21, of Kandampatty. He was a daily wage labourer and was on ...

1.8L students with disabilities enrolled at primary level:Govt

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 16:02
As many as 1.82 lakh children with learning disabilities are enrolled at primary level in schools according to the Unified District Information System for Education 2015-16, the Lok Sabha was informed today. According to the data provided by Union Minister ...

Labels we use, images we conjure, and policies we design

Mon, 24/07/2017 - 09:04
I was once part of a discussion about how many persons with a disability reside in India. One would think that we would have a reasonably fair idea, but we do not seem to. At least, not everyone agrees on the number. In our country, estimates about numbers ...