India Disability News

Centre, AP govt, UPSC 3rd ranker to file counter

11 hours 28 min ago
The petitioner submitted to the court that Gopala Krishna, who belongs to OBC category, had submitted a physically handicapped certificate with a disability of 45 per cent in orthopedically-challenged category. The qualifying marks for the PHC in the ...

Hyderabad HC notice to UPSC topper on his disability status

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:35
However, when contacted Gopalakrishna denied the claims saying he was thoroughly examined by a panel of doctor appointed by UPSC which declared that his right hand has problem and the extent of disability is 59 per cent as certified by the Andhra Pradesh ...

UPSC topper from Andhra Pradesh in legal soup over disability certificate

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 12:02
Hyderabad: In a shocking incident of sorts, Ronanki Gopalakrishna who came third at the all India level in 2016 USPC civil services ... concession in the main exam by providing a false 45% disability certificate. The blow came from a Secunderabad-based ...

UPSC third ranker gets HC notice for producing ‘fake’ disability certificate

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 11:35
The Hyderabad high court on Tuesday issued notices to Gopalakrishna Ronanki, who was ranked third in the civil services examination this year, to prove the disability certificate that he submitted to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) while ...

PM Modi to felicitate Divyangjans in Rajkot on Thursday

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 11:11
The main objective of the scheme is to provide modern aids mainly manufactured by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) and distributed by National Institutes, District Disability Rehabilitation Centres, State Handicapped Development ...

Highest number of divyangs to be felicitated by PM at Rajkot Samajik Adhikarita camp on 29th

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:09
The main objective of the scheme is to provide latest and modern aids mainly manufactured by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) and distributed by National Institutes, District Disability Rehabilitation Centres, State Handicapped ...

GST on wheelchairs, Braille paper is equivalent to a tax on walking or seeing

Tue, 27/06/2017 - 04:04
In other words, disability is not impairment. It is caused by barriers that exist in society preventing the PWD to enjoy their rights. The government has taken several initiatives for PWD: Ten years after India signed the United Nations Convention on the ...

‘Denying education to kids with disabilities is injustice’

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 20:49
Under the act, the types of disabilities have increased three fold ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

All in the attitude

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 08:46
India’s official Census 2011 shows 2.68 crore people in India as suffering from some form of disability. Disabled persons comprise 2.21% of the total population of our country. That huge number is larger than the entire population of many countries!

Kiran Bedi, Ramdas Athawale, Udit Raj, Inaugurate Mumbai-based Ratna Nidhi's Disability Camp in Ladakh

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 08:43
Several dignitaries visited the disability camp. Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, was very moved, "This is social transformation at the grassroot level and I am very happy to see Ratna Nidhi's massive work in this area." She was happy to ...

Finding strength in disabilities, these artists paint a world of their own

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 04:46
Each artist has a disability which they have turned into their strength ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Parents want doctors to label their child 'disabled' for admission

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 01:00
With school and college admissions being the flavour of season, doctors of city's top government hospitals are battling a rush of people with requests for issuance of disability certificates. Demands for disability certificates by parents and students come ...

How long would it take to make India accessible for differently abled?

Sun, 25/06/2017 - 02:58
This is same in case of the 1.6 crore people who are inflicted with locomotor disabilities (this figure is as per Rehabilitation Council of India, 2000 report). The number is still huge if you consider the other forms of disabilities. As per Census 2011 in ...

Ratna Nidhi Trust, Indian Army and MIMC organise free disability camp in Ladakh

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 13:19
Since 2001, Mumbai-based Ratna Nidhi has provided nearly 2.3 lakh equipments to people with disabilities in India including terror affected regions. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for ...

Some work hard to crack JEE & NEET

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 06:08
PUNE: From their first batch of NEET students at Prime Academy, five cleared the exam.Kiran Dapkar, who scored 425 marks, secured an all-India rank 14 in the OBC (physical disability) category. He also topped the OBC in the physical disability category in ...

Indian nurse forced into slavery in Saudi Arabia, Sushma Swaraj comes to rescue

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 04:18
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Swaraj told India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed ... Affairs Ministry to resolve difficulties being faced by a person with disability. Her response came after one Luv Kher requested to renew a passport ...

Coast Guard staffer disabled in accident gets Rs 97 lakh relief

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 17:50
he had not suffered a future loss of income on account of disability. The tribunal, however, awarded Rs 16.02 lakh on account of future loss of income. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app ...

Learning Disabilities Associated With Suicide Attempt

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 16:21
Suicide attempts was much higher for women who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities (16.6%) compared to women who had not (3.3%) a new study by the University of Toronto had found. Men with learning disabilities also were more likely to have ...

Binge Drinking More Common in College Students With Disabilities

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 12:00
College students with disabilities binge drink more often than their non-disabled student peers, according to a study. The study, providing the first picture of alcohol use and binge drinking by US college students with disabilities, is out in Public ...

Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 08:33
The government has once again failed India’s large community of people with disabilities, this time in its drafting of the Goods and Services Tax. Many assistive devices for persons with disabilities and services for the disabled will be taxed at between ...

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