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Blind mole-rats `resistant to cancers`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 16:22

Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) are resistant to cancer, a new study has claimed.

Narendra Dabholkar: The man who fought blind faith

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 14:29

Acclaimed thinker and reformer Narendra Dabholkar devoted his life to exempt people from the scourge of superstition.

Blind PhD-holder fails to get job, forced to end hunger strike

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 16:42

A PhD-holder blind woman, who was on a hunger strike in front of the Divisional Commissioner`s office here since August 15 because she did not get a job under the disabled`s quota, was forcibly shifted to a hospital today.

How ears can be turned into eyes for the blind

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 13:21

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a device that can help blind people use sounds to build an image in their minds of the things happening around them.

Australia`s blind snakes slither into species book

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 10:17

Scientists have added dozens of Australian species to the family of small worm-like snakes called Scolecophidia, which are some of the least-understood creatures on Earth.

Don`t undermine national interest: China warns blind dissident

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 20:41

China warned blind dissident Chen Guangcheng against indulging in any activities to undermine the country`s national interest during his visit to Taiwan, which it considers as a rebel province.

Johnny Depp opens up about vision problem

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 09:00

Johnny Depp, who often sports tinted glasses, has revealed he has been "basically blind as a bat" in his left eye.

One arrested for raping, killing minor blind girl in Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 00:30

A taxi driver was arrested in Puri Saturday for allegedly raping and murdering a visually impaired minor girl, police said.

Rape, murder of blind girl: Driver arrested, vehicle recovered

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 22:57

A visually challenged girl was allegedly abducted, raped and murdered on the outskirts of Puri town two days ago.

Minor blind girl raped, killed in Puri

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 17:20

A visually challenged minor girl was allegedly raped and killed by miscreants who forcibly took her to forest at Beladala village in the district, police said on Thursday.

Deepak Dobriyal relives his nightmare of nearly going blind

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 17:25

While shooting for Annirudh Chautala’s film in Rajasthan, Deepak Dobriyal had the retina, cornea and lens of his left eye pierced in a freak accident. Two months later, he is on the way to recovery and says the ruptured eye and the disrupted career are both back on the road to recovery.

CAB celebrates Tendulkar`s birthday with blind students

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 22:24

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) celebrated Sachin Tendulkar`s 40th birthday one day in advance by cutting a 10-pound cake in the presence of 100 blind students.