India Disability News

India Is Second Largest Consumer Of Tobacco Products, Shows Survey

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 15:16
Of the 346 million global Smokeless Tobacco consumers, India alone has 152.4 million consumers with ... infections and possible disability and infertility. Retinopathy leading to blindness is another common complication associated with diabetic tobacco ...

New Data Show More Than Half of Smokers in India Have Tried to Quit but Have Been Unsuccessful

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 12:54
NEW DELHI, India, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite nearly seven ... College of Physicians found that 'harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use,' we continue to largely ignore the fact that many smokers do ...

Workplace Dress Codes Need to be Revised for Employees With Disabilities

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:34
"People with disabilities are no different than any other consumer looking for clothing," said Kerri McBee Black, instructor and doctoral candidate in textile and apparel management. "Consumers want clothing that expresses their sense of style. They want ...

World No Tobacco Day: India is the second largest consumer of tobacco products with 28.6 percent, reveals survey

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:21
infections and possible disability and infertility. Retinopathy leading to blindness is another common complication associated with diabetic tobacco users,” added Sharma. A Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) report shows that India is the second ...

Miss India Deaf 2018 winner to compete in an international pageant

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:20
Deshna will represent India at the 8th Miss and Mister Deaf International pageant ... in the society by being a face and the torchbearer for people with hearing disability. Her larger goal in life is to work for the betterment of young girls like her ...

World No Tobacco Day: India Is Second Largest Consumer Of Tobacco Products, Shows Survey

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 08:30
Of the 346 million global Smokeless Tobacco consumers, India alone has 152.4 million consumers with ... infections and possible disability and infertility. Retinopathy leading to blindness is another common complication associated with diabetic tobacco ...

World No Tobacco Day: India among top 4 users of tobacco

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 04:06
infections and possible disability and infertility. Retinopathy leading to blindness is another common complication associated with diabetic tobacco users," added Sharma. A Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS-2) report shows that India is the second largest ...

From Kargil war hero to India’s first blade runner, meet Major DP Singh

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 00:56
The vagaries of life can rock our world in many ways, more so for those with disabilities. But Major (retired) DP Singh doesn’t think so. An army veteran, he lost his leg in the Kargil war of 1999, and is now India’s first blade runner, who says ...

Burning the midnight oil to beat disability & excel in exams

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 22:51
Belonging to an economically weak family of farmers in Bihar, Mahato came to Pune when he was just seven-year-old. He has 41% disability as his left leg is shorter than the right one, making it difficult for him to walk. “I want to become an engineer ...

Miss India Deaf 2018 Deshna Jain To Compete At Pageant in Taiwan

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 12:05
She wants to make a difference to society by being a face and the torchbearer for people with hearing disability. Her larger goal in life is to work for the betterment of young girls like her who can be trained, counselled and coached to study and build a ...

A Ticking Time Bomb: Non-Communicable Diseases ‘Behind Most Deaths In India’

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 01:01
The 2017 report by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) measures disease burden, in terms of disability-adjusted-life-years (DALYs ...

Disability didn't deter Anushka Panda from scoring 97.8% in Class 10 CBSE exam

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 00:26
It was a dream come true for 14-year-old Anushka Panda who defied spinal muscular atrophy and being bound to the wheelchair to become one of the All-India toppers in the specially-abled category, as the class X CBSE exam results were announced on Tuesday.

Ayushman Bharat: Coverage of 21 disabilities sought

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 19:05
This will make them self-reliant," a senior official in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) said at an event organised by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) yesterday. The Rights of the Persons with Disabilities ...

India is my home due to my long association with it: Brett Lee

Tue, 29/05/2018 - 18:41
“India is incredible. It always loves me and I love it back ... “Every child is not born with same privileges and for those who are born with hearing disabilities, it is important to raise awareness about this process. They have the right to live ...

Disability did not deter him from dreaming big

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 21:11
Rajkot: He may have physical deformity since birth, but that did not deter him from dreaming big. On Monday, Devang Dabhi (16) inched closer to his goal of becoming an engineer as he secured 96 percentile in SSC board exam. Though he was born without a ...

12-yr-old boy with learning disability abused: Mom

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 17:50
Coimbatore: Parents of a 12-year-old boy with learning disability petitioned the collector on Monday seeking action against their neighbours, who allegedly physically abused him. “They burnt my son’s face. When I confronted them, they replied ...

Girl with disability climbs Chamundi hills barefoot

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 08:05
A girl with disability climbed Chamundi Hills barefoot to offer prayer to Goddess Chamundeshwari for making H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister. In 2006, Sangeetha, who hails from Kalaburgai, had met Mr Kumaraswamy, who was then Chief Minister ...

International Menstrual Hygiene Day: To progress, India must end culture of shame and silence, writes Shabana Azmi

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 07:15
Moreover, women are not a homogenous category. They are segmented by socio-economic background, access to education, and even disability. There exists a large number of disabled women in India who are doubly discriminated against. Poor menstrual health ...

Empowering India’s women

Mon, 28/05/2018 - 01:27
There exist a large number of disabled women in India, who are suffering because of the taboo and lack of education around menstruation, but due to other stigmas around disability, goes undiscussed. The taboo that surrounds this topic has ensured that it ...

32-year-old Indian-origin sikh truck driver succumbs to injuries two weeks after being shot in Ohio

Sun, 27/05/2018 - 09:25
Roberts had been indicted for aggravated robbery, felonious assault and possessing weapons under disability for allegedly firing at ... a murder indictment is expected next week. A native of India, Singh had been living in the US for about eight years.

Pages