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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).