Include acid attack victims in disability list, SC tells states

Include acid attack victims in disability list, SC tells states

SC said enhanced compensation would help in the acid attack victims' rehabilitation and make the state government implement the apex court guidelines in true spirit so that such crimes could be prevented in the future.

NHRC notice to UP over alleged beating of disabled people

The NHRC on Friday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh authorities over the alleged beating up of disabled people by police at Bijnore collectorate. It called for a report on the matter within two weeks.

Thaawar Chand Gehlot announces schemes worth over Rs 22cr for disabled people

 Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot on Thursday announced schemes worth over Rs 22 crore for disabled people of the north eastern states.

More than 800 disabled people get pension in Mizoram

 There were 15,160 people with disabilities in Mizoram as per the 2011 Census out of which 813 people were given disability pension even as the state observed World Disabled Day on Wednesday.

Germany to open central memorial to Nazis` disabled victims

Germany will inaugurate the first national memorial to the estimated 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis on Tuesday, at a ceremony with victims` relatives.

Old, disabled retirees should get pension at doorstep: Govt

An online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System called 'BHAVISHYA' has been launched.

Magnetic shirts offer independence to people with disabilities

A clothing designer has created a line of shirts that have magnets embedded into them so that the user doesn`t fumble with buttons.

Deadline for states on rights of disabled people

Concerned over the delay in response from some states to the draft bill on the rights of people with disabilities, the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has send letter setting a deadline for feedback on the legislation.

Disabled people protest outside PM`s house

Over 40 disabled people on Saturday protested outside the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

‘India lacks proper financing for disabled people’

Millions of disabled people in
India receive only a pittance from the government`s social welfare budget- as compared to billions of rupees granted to cricket and the corporate sector through generous fiscal sops, a report says.

China shelter `sold 70 disabled people into slavery`

The workers were given the same food as the dogs belonging to factory boss.