India Disability News

Crowd-funding can be an effective tool to help the disabled

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 07:11
Conservative estimates of the World Bank and World Health Organization suggest that there are about 70-100 million individuals with a disability in India. One person gets disabled in India every minute. It is for these mobility camps that crowd funding is ...

'Crowd-funding can be an effective tool to help the disabled'

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 06:08
Conservative estimates of the World Bank and World Health Organization suggest that there are about 70-100 million individuals with a disability in India. One person gets disabled in India every minute. It is for these mobility camps that crowd funding is ...

PSC turned a blind eye on disabled candidates: CAG

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 02:33
"KPSC had altered the eligibility criteria fixed by the Government of India for the disabled thereby denying appointment to people with disabilities which was a violation of rights and opportunities guaranteed by persons with disabilities act, 1995," the ...

Simarpreet Singh Mamik defied disability to be among Top 30 Under 30 for HT Youth Forum 2017

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 14:04
Challenges faced by India: It will come as no surprise that lack of wheelchair accessible infrastructure in the country restricts many persons with disabilities in exploring essential opportunities like education and jobs. Our public transport can still ...

Public parks will soon be disabled-friendly in God's Own Country, Kerala

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 09:59
The first step towards achieving the goal would be to make all public parks barrier-free, reported Times of India. Bala Kiran ... unless they provide access to people with physical disabilities. This move by Kerala Tourism is not a stand-alone project ...

Not just fun, they ran for social causes too

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 23:20
So, I'll be halfwalking and half-running," said 67-year-old Parvathamma. Those participating in the Champions with disability run could run alone or with a buddy and those on wheelchairs were helped by volunteers. Fortis Hospital set up a 35bed camp at the ...

Disability rights activists rap NITI action plan

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 20:53
This assumes significance, as the Rights of Persons with Disability Act (RPDA), 2016 mandates all public ... recalled the ‘Accessible India’ campaign launched with much fanfare in 2015. “The mission was supposed to improve physical accessibility ...

Disabled Bengaluru siblings forced to share wheelchair at work

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 12:00
Bhavani is a homemaker who takes care of their needs. But despite their financial constraints, Rekha and Jayanth are determined to not let disability get in the way of life. After all, it didn't keep them from consistently earning distinction in studies ...

Buying an insurance policy online? You need to read this

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 02:55
The trend of buying online insurance policies is slowly and steadily growing in India. It is easy ... such as accidental disability benefit, critical illness or premium waiver covers. So, in case you had planned to bundle these products, it won't be ...

Turning a blind eye to intellectual disabilities

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 02:01
According to the 2001 Census, around 26 million people in India, or 2.13 per cent of the population, suffer from intellectual disabilities, and of them, 3.5 million require 24/7 care due to their disabilities. The number of this population must have grown ...

Government drags its feet on making sites disabled-friendly

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 22:56
Only three of the 31 public buildings and spaces surveyed under the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities' Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) had received 'satisfactory' ratings. The offices of the director of tourism and ...

Delhi University Announces Admission Dates, First Cut-off on June 20

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 15:12
The applicant has to upload mandatory documents such as Class X board certificate, extracurricular activities, sports, SC, ST, OBC, Kashmiri Migrants, persons with disability certificate etc., if applicable.

Tughlaqabad gas leak: Many unanswered questions

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 09:44
Bengaluru: Has the horrific Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, considered the world`s worst industrial disaster that claimed nearly 4,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands with various stages of disability ... Although India had taken several steps to prevent ...

Don't hug, kiss or sleep with any child: Staff at government-run juvenile homes issued manuals

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 23:50
It also urged staffers to be inclusive and involve kids without exclusion on the basis of gender, disability, ethnicity or religion. It warned them against the potential for peer abuse and urged them to develop special measures to protect younger and ...

Uttar Pradesh’s disadvantaged kids still neglected: CAG report

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 22:59
The report also reveals that out of 18.76 lakh differently-abled students enrolled in primary schools between 2010-16, only 2.09 lakh had disability certificate. Despite the non-availabilty of any disability proof, the state government found the remaining ...

Run for your life

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 21:10
More than 200 para-athletes will participate in Champions with Disability run of the World 10K The 10th edition of World 10K flags off on Sunday, and the stories of people participating in it should inspire you to get off that couch If you’re lazy and ...

Pre-2006 Army retirees to get disability aid

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 18:47
Years after multiple judicial pronouncements and strictures by courts, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today issued orders authorising disability pension to those who had sought pre-mature retirement prior to 2006. In 2004, the Delhi High Court had ...

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 23:37
May 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though the ADA explicitly excludes transgender people from ...

SBI Foundation to support 50 children with speech & hearing disabilities in West Bengal

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 16:29
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India launched the Cochlear Implant program in 2015 by providing Rs 6.00 lakhs subsidy per child for parents having monthly income of less ...

Make public places disabled-friendly: HC; Speaks of spl audit

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:24
New Delhi, May 18 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre whether there was any law for ‘disability audit’ of public buildings in the city and asked the authorities to take care of the “comfort” of differently abled persons in government ...

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