India Disability News

Salisbury named as full-time physical disability coach

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 11:39
This will create an environment that puts cricket and this team at the forefront of disability cricket in England and the ... which included a last-four finish in the recent Blind World Cup in India. "I'm incredibly proud to work with the players on ...

This Mumbai-based organisation is a new ray of hope for the disabled across the country

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 09:34
Since more than three decades, Ratna Nidhi Charitable trust has been bestowing kindness on countless of less-fortunate people in India. Established by Mr ... always lived his life in disability. He always dreamt about living a life under normalcy, just ...

NLU, Assam launches Centre for Disability Studies and Health Laws; becomes the first NLU to sign a MOU with IDIA

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 08:36
In his address Justice Bhuyan highlighted India’s international commitments in the field of Disability studies. He also pointed that our constitution, when it was drafted was way ahead of its time and that we need to see our every action from the lens of ...

Low-cost insurance schemes: Centre expects over 98% renewals this year

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 16:32
Most of the claims being received pertained to death, followed by partial disability. The government, however, is optimistic. “Our feedback from some of the beneficiaries has been quite encouraging. As such insurance penetration is low in India and these ...

States told to implement disabilities act in letter and spirit

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 11:00
A national review meeting on the persons with disabilities (PwD) act today revealed that only seven states had set up separate departments for implementing programes and schemes for the welfare of disabled persons. Besides, 14 states had appointed ...

UT writes to UPSC, wants Disabilities Act implemented

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 19:39
The Director of the Social Welfare, Women and Child Department of the Chandigarh Administration has written to the UPSC to implement the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. It was done after city resident Himjeet Singh Bains wrote to the Director about ...

Free govt coaching for disabled

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 06:59
BHUBANESWAR: Now persons with disabilities (PWDs) from across the state would be given free coaching for various competitive examinations. Besides, the state government would also give skill development training to 5,000 disabled youths every year ...

Story Of Former Sex Worker Falling In Love With A Disabled Beggar Has Left Internet Teary-Eyed

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 05:19
Abbas told her that his wife had left him because of his disability. From that point on, Begum decided to spend the rest fo her life with him. The post reads, “By gaining a lot of courage I told him that I won’t be able to love again but I could push ...

Narendra Modi government completes 3 years: A timeline of NDA's political progress

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 01:58
Accessible India Campaign Launch in December 2015, its objective is to create universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Built Environment, Transport, and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem. The Campaign has the vision to ...

Sexual violence against college women with disabilities examined

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 00:59
Amy Bonomi, Emily Nichols, Rebecca Kammes, and Troye Green, Michigan State University, East Lansing, report how sexual violence and disability-specific abuse can worsen mental health outcomes for women with a disability. Patterns of sexual violence and ...

7th Pay Commission: Navy Pay Regulations, 2017- Full Text

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 17:22
The government had last week the enhanced their pay package after the Union cabinet accepted certain demands of the the three services including restoring an earlier system of disbursing disability pension. To read detailed notification related to Navy Pay ...

NMC’s ‘Ability before Disability’ camp shatters stereotypes

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 21:06
More than 170 special children have signed up for NMC's summer camp which started form April 25. The theme of the camp is 'Ability before Disability'. The camp is being held at three centres, Yashwant Stadiuma at Dhantoli, Lal Bahadur NMC School at Medical ...

Union minister Maneka Gandhi wants special homes for children with permanent disabilities

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 10:25
New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi wants special homes to be set up for children with permanent disabilities, saying child care institutions are "unable to provide" sustained and permanent care to them. In a letter to the Union Social Justice and ...

Maneka Gandhi wants special homes for children with permanent disabilities

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 07:44
(Photo: PTI) New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi wants special homes to be set up for children with permanent disabilities, saying child care institutions are "unable to provide" sustained and permanent care to them. In a letter to the Union Social ...

Want special homes for children with permanent disabilities: Maneka Gandhi

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 07:25
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi wants special homes to be set up for children with permanent disabilities, saying child care institutions are "unable to provide" sustained and permanent care to them. In a letter to the Union Social Justice and Empowerment ...

LISTEN TO US!

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 05:16
Hearing impairment is one such disability which isn’t visible at first but it does create obstacles for those who are suffering from it. In India, 250 children suffer from severe to profound hearing loss. Globally, around 360 million people, ie ...

Disability is no bar for this 16-year-old, scores 82%

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 03:51
However, never once has he thought of giving up on his dreams because of his disability. "I always ask my mother's help to hold a book, and she never denies me. She's like an extension of my own body," said Kanhaiya. His mother Shree Lakshmi is immensely ...

Govt lowers qualifying NEET score for master of dental surgery

Sat, 13/05/2017 - 20:36
32.5 percentile instead of 40 percentile for SC/ST/OBC category and 37.5 percentile instead of 45 percentile for the persons with locomotary disability of lower limbs, as per an order signed by Pradip Kumar Pal, under secretary to the government of India ...

People With Disability To Get Universal Identity Cards Soon: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Sat, 13/05/2017 - 20:00
Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre will soon issue universal identity cards to people with disabilities to help them avail various ... "Around 45,000 cases of Dalit atrocities were reported all over India in one year. But, it was less in Kerala.

Driving and disabilities

Sat, 13/05/2017 - 17:42
We talk to people with disabilities about what they think of this move and ... It’s not a question of roads as much as of pedestrian crossings. India hardly has pedestrian crossing and people barely follow the rules. There are also some auditory ...

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