India Disability News

Move over, princesses: Children’s books are taking on terrorism, disability

Sat, 28/10/2017 - 12:40
Himanjali Sankar, associate publisher at Bloomsbury India, adds that when they choose to publish ... The book is a mystery, with disability as a side angle. Nanju is known as a wannabe. He walks funny and doesn’t care how people view him.

Healthy Heart Can Protect Older Adults from Disability

Sat, 28/10/2017 - 03:33
Older adults who have a healthy heart are at a lower risk of developing disability Maintaining an ideal Body Mass Index (BMI) lowers the risk of disability Regular physical activity reduces the chance of being disabled A healthy heart is essential to the ...

Capt Amarinder orders special drive to fill vacancies for persons with disabilities

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 13:29
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has ordered a special recruitment drive to be conducted across the state to clear the backlog of vacancies for Persons with Disabilities ...

India should suspend inter-country adoption

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 10:30
The death of a three-year-old adopted girl from India, Sherin Mathews, in Texas in the United States has sent shock waves across the globe and once again highlighted the vulnerable situation of adopted children. Sherin, who had a developmental disability ...

Special recruitment drive for persons with disabilities in Punjab

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 09:58
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a special recruitment drive to be conducted across the state to clear the backlog of vacancies for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the public sector. To observe the International Day of persons ...

Lack of awareness renders GMCH’s learning disability centre less effective

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 17:02
Aurangabad: The psychiatry department of the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) through its recently opened learning disability (LD) centre is working for the identification and certification of children with learning disability apart from ...

'Sherin Mathews didn't have developmental disability'; foster father on suicide watch in jail

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:39
The owner of the orphanage in India, from where three-year-old Sherin Mathews was adopted by Texas couple Wesley Mathews and Sini Mathews, says that the child had no eating problems. The statement runs contrary to claims made by Sherin's father that she ...

India: Implementation of the rights of persons with Disabilities Act 2016

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:03
The passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (the Act) and subsequent notification of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 (the Rules) is intended to bring Indian legislation in line with the United Nations Convention on ...

Tata Starbucks reaffirms growth in India

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 06:07
an initiative that enables livelihood opportunities for young people with disabilities from the families of plantation workers. To commemorate the opening of its 100th store, Tata Starbucks is introducing India’s first You Are Here – Mumbai – ceramic ...

Swiss Couple Stalked, Attacked in Fatehpur Sikri; Sushma Swaraj Intervenes

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 03:22
They then started following the couple and forcibly clicked pictures. The couple had been touring in India since September 30 and was in Agra for two nights before they decided to visit Fatehpur Sikri on Sunday. Quentin, who is now undergoing treatment at ...

Karnataka: Scooter lessons to help them ride over disability

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 21:17
Udupi-based Jagadeesh Bhat may have physical disability, but that doesn’t stop him from training the disabled to ride a scooter. For the last one year, he has trained over 100 people to ride scooters as a service and to make them more confident.

Tata Starbucks Reaffirms Growth in India with Entry into Kolkata in 2018 and Commitment to Social Impact Programs

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 17:23
an initiative that enables livelihood opportunities for young people with disabilities from the families of plantation workers. To commemorate the opening of its 100th store, Tata Starbucks is introducing India’s first You Are Here – Mumbai – ceramic ...

India-China border: Govt wants temperature-controlled posts for ITBP jawans

Wed, 25/10/2017 - 00:22
There are 176 border posts along the India-China border, from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh ... The ministry is working to help jawans who have suffered 50 per cent disability during operations through the Bharat Ke Veer benevolent fund, he said.

IGNOU, NHFDC Organises National Conference For Persons with Disability

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 10:27
organised a two day national conference on 'Vocational Rehabilitation and Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disability (PWD) in India' beginning today at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre in Maidan Garhi inviting Ramdas Athawale, MoS, MoSJE and P ...

Offers of help pour in for disabled boy kept chained for 22 years

Tue, 24/10/2017 - 03:01
Prominent among these was the National Trust, a body under the central government's department of empowerment of persons with disabilities ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Three multinationals join UN global network on disability inclusion

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 21:38
New York, Oct 24(Just Earth News): Three multinational enterprises – Capgemini, Legrand and the Savola Group – on Monday became the latest members of a United Nations global network that promotes equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in the ...

Awards for those working on employment opportunities for disabled

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 12:33
The awards will be given away on on December 2, the eve of World Disability Day. In India, not many persons with disabilities are applying for corporate jobs. This is definitely a concern, because it opens the conversation beyond employment, to lack of ...

Insurer Hartford to buy Aetna's US life and disability business

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 11:58
Aetna's group life and disability insurance unit had premiums of about $2 billion ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. (This story has not been edited by ...

Delhi hospital gives hope to Iraqi child with rare disorder

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 01:05
Khan's Body Mass Index (BMI) was 35.5 (95 per cent ) when he came to India to seek medical intervention. In affected children above 3 years, symptoms such as obesity, intellectual delays, learning disabilities, or behaviour problems, especially connected ...

Student suffering from thalassaemia struggles to get admission in MBBS course

Mon, 23/10/2017 - 00:30
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016: Thalassaemia ... Meanwhile, the varsity said that it was waiting for the approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for the candidate's admission. Furthermore, the MCI told the court that the timeline ...

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