'No definite time envisaged for passing of Disabilities Bill'

The Government on Thursday said that no definite time frame can be envisaged for passing the Right to Persons with Disabilities Bill at this stage.

Improve delivery of schemes for disabled: President

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday called for reinforcing efforts to put better delivery mechanisms in place for entitlements to persons with disabilities, besides refining policy framework.

Rs 2,000 cr for disabled in next four years: AP CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said Rs 2,000 crore will be allocated for the welfare of disabled persons in the state in the coming four years.

Must ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities: PM

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday saluted people with disabilities and gave a call for working together to create a world where such people can scale new heights of success without any obstacles.

Thirty years on, Bhopal film highlights tragedy of world's worst industrial disaster

Thirty years on from the Bhopal disaster, an international film opens on Friday dramatising the story of how an American pesticide factory in India accidentally released cyanide gas into the atmosphere, killing thousands of people and leaving many more sick or disabled.

Indian Museum plans to increase access to disabled

 Taking a leaf out of top international museums` books, the Indian Museum here is planning to introduce the concept of visitors` study group and innovative measures for the disabled to increase public engagement, an official said Wednesday.

Draft report on ID card for Persons with Disabilities complete

Inching closer to the ambitious project of issuing Unique Disability Identification Card for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Disability Affairs has released the draft Detailed Project Report for this purpose.

3% quota must for disabled in all govt jobs including IAS: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons be given in all category of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS while pulling up the Centre for "frustrating" the very purpose of empowering legislation by opposing it.

Camp to provide aid to J&K residents with disabilities

A special camp to provide mobility aid to 1,300 physically challenged people from Jammu and Kashmir will be organised here on Thursday.

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation distribute motor-vehicles to disabled

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra on Saturday handed over the keys of especially designed motorised vehicles to 52 physically challenged people here under the `Access to Opportunities` programme of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.

Naidu advocates for implementation of 3 percent job quota for disabled

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has taken up with his two ministerial colleagues the issue of implementation of three per cent reservation in government jobs for persons with disabilities.

Blind, disabled to be provided facilities to vote in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh election department on Monday said it had made adequate arrangements to facilitate voting by blind and 100 per cent disabled persons in the state.

HC reserves order on 3% quota for disabled in nursery admissions

Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea challenging the Lt Governor`s nursery admission guidelines, which clubs disabled children with those from economically weaker groups (EWS) and seeking three per cent quota for kids with special needs.

Govt approves proposals for visually handicapped, disabled

The government on Friday gave its nod to a proposal to provide accessible mobile phones and laptops to visually impaired students and enhance income eligibility ceiling for the disabled to help them get more concession and subsidy in purchase and fittings of aids and appliances.

Salman Khan`s NGO backs campaign for disabled

Superstar Salman Khan`s Being Human Foundation has joined hands with a news channel to launch Veer, a two-month-long media campaign showcasing case examples of Persons with Disabilities (PwD), who have succeeded in their endeavours on the strength of their self-belief.

Proposed law on disabled set to be tabled in Winter Session

Government is set to table the new disability bill in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, to guarantee civil and political rights to such people and expand the definition of disability.

First toll-free helpline for disabled launched

Now help is only a phone call away for people with speech and hearing disabilities in the eastern part of the country with the launch of a toll-free helpline.

`Laws related to persons with disabilities be implemented strictly`

Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Prasanna Kumar Pincha said laws related to disabled should be strictly implemented in all states.

Loan scheme for disabled students at IGNOU

IGNOU is the world`s largest open university system with a pan-India and international reach with flexible entry qualifications.

Youth disabled due to mishap, compensated for Rs 27 lakh

A 26-year-old youth, who suffered permanent disability in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 27 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT).