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UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 13:37

UN urges world to tackle human trafficking

SC wants creation of DNA database for unidentified bodies

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:23

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to create a road map for setting up of a DNA database to help in identification of bodies and missing persons.

Smart cards to be given to differently-abled persons: Rajasthan govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:15

Rajasthan government would provide identity numbers and smart cards to differently-abled persons identified in a survey under the Bhamashah scheme, a minister said on Friday.

Seeking doubling of tax exemptions for differently-abled: Min

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:52

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot on Saturday said that his ministry has requested finance ministry to consider doubling the tax exemptions for differently-abled persons.

Syria air raid on displaced persons camp kills 12: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:58

Nearly half of Syria`s population has fled their homes since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad`s rule erupted in March 2011.

Two security personnel injured in Naxal blast in Bijapur

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 19:13

A day after polling in Chattisgarh`s Bastar Lok Sabha seat, two security personnel were today injured in a pressure bomb blast carried out by Naxals in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district of the region, police said.

Protest held over delay in passage of Disability Rights bill

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:14

Differently-abled people expressed anguish over non-passage of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill due to continuous ruckus in Parliament and demanded its clearance.

One arrested in connection with Jalpaiguri blast: SP

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 20:33

One person has been arrested in connection with the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast in which six persons were killed, a senior police officer said.

Activists press for introducing Disabilities Bill in Parliament

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:11

Disability rights groups expressed dismay over the inordinate delay in introducing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in Parliament even after it was approved by the Cabinet a few days ago.

Bombay HC orders implementation of 3 pc disabled quota in IAS

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 23:06

Bombay High Court directed Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Centre to implement the three per cent quota for the disabled in the IAS as per provisions under the Persons with Disability Act.

First toll-free helpline for disabled launched

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 14:55

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.

Missing persons case: Pak`s new Defence Minister appears in SC

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 16:46

To avoid confrontation with the apex court, Sharif who was holding the defence portfolio relinquished it and handed it over to Asif yesterday.