Bar on disabled people from undertaking Haj to continue: Centre tells HC

Bar on disabled people from undertaking Haj to continue: Centre tells HC

The reason for the prohibition was that the pilgrimage is physically demanding, exhausting and in case of a stampede, disabled people would be more at risk, Centre said.

Apr 12, 2018, 09:12 AM IST
`Inclusive` Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

`Inclusive` Hungary playgrounds for disabled kids

 Shrieks of laughter by non-disabled and disabled children having fun together at Hungarian playgrounds are becoming more common thanks to some determined parents turned innovative designers.

Dec 02, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet!

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet!

He uses his feet for not just his job, but for everyday things as well – eating, bathing, brushing teeth, shaving and even lighting his 'beedi'. 

Jul 22, 2017, 12:12 PM IST
Work-out for the disabled in the form of an 'exercise pill'?

Work-out for the disabled in the form of an 'exercise pill'?

Scientists led by Ronald Evans at the Salk Institute in San Diego made the discovery after they set out to explore what endurance meant on the molecular level.

May 05, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Disabled 9-year-old boy writes & eats using his feet

9-year-old handicapped boy named Sandeep since birth is armless. Despite being handicapped, he studies and writes using his feet and is the brightest student of all his classmates.

Jan 08, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

National University for Rehabilitation to come up in Thiruvananthapuram

 The central government will invest Rs.1,700 crore to transform the NISH here into the National University for Rehabilitation Sciences and Disability Studies for the benefit of the disabled, union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Saturday.

Nov 28, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Key buildings, stations, websites to be made disabled friendly

With around 2.68 crore persons living with disability in India, government today said it has set a target to convert 4,800 key buildings, all international airports, 75 railway stations, 25 per cent of public transport buses and 3000 public-centric websites into disabled friendly services by July next year.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Govt. starts 'On-line On-Site' to aid persons with disabilities

An online beneficiaries registration system, 'On-line On-Site', was launched today to ensure transparency in schemes implemented by the ministry to provide assistive aids to persons with disabilities.

Aug 17, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

Kalam concerned about disabled, developed lightweight prosthetics

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam was concerned about people with disability and along with his team developed lightweight prosthetics from space-age material to enable disabled children to walk easily.

Jul 29, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

UPSC topper likely to be face of govt's schemes for disabled

Ira Singhal, who topped this year's civil services examination, could be the brand ambassador for the programmes of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Jul 08, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

10 years age relaxation for the disabled in central govt jobs

A relaxation of ten years in age will be allowed for the visually-challenged, hearing-impaired, and persons suffering from locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all posts under the central government.

Jun 29, 2015, 19:15 PM IST

HC notice on PIL on quota for disabled in civil services exam

The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Centre and UPSC on a plea by an organisation for disabled persons seeking quashing of the civil services exam notification alleging non-implementation of statutory three per cent quota for handicapped persons.

Jun 20, 2015, 00:58 AM IST

Bills on transgenders, disabled in monsoon session: Gehlot

The government is working on an umbrella policy for transgenders and a bill on their rights would be introduced in parliament in the coming monsoon session, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Thursday.

Jun 12, 2015, 00:36 AM IST

6-year-old boy asked to remove hearing aid to look good in pic

 A six-year-old boy in the UK was left "embarrassed and upset" when his school made him take off his hearing aid so that he looks "smart" for his official school photo.

Jun 11, 2015, 18:45 PM IST

Govt launches action plan for skill training of disabled

Government has launched a national action plan for skill training of persons with disabilities to improve vocational training and employment opportunities for differently-abled people.

Apr 28, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

Watch: A girl who made her disability her strength!

Watch: A girl named Vandana from Jharkhand, who made her disability her strength!

Apr 20, 2015, 09:27 AM IST

Soon, 'smart trousers' that can aid mobility of elderly, disabled people

 Researchers are planning to develop "smart trousers" that can help elderly and disabled individuals in moving comfortably.

Feb 24, 2015, 17:42 PM IST

'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.

Dec 11, 2014, 17:10 PM IST

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.

Dec 03, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

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.

Dec 03, 2014, 22:12 PM IST