India Disability News

Asthma, COPD led to 3 million deaths worldwide in 2015: Study

8 hours 51 min ago
India recorded 2774.64 prevalent cases of COPD per 100 ... As a result of the larger number of cases, there were more people living with disability - with the countries with the highest burden of disability from COPD and asthma typically residing in ...

Knee implants more affordable as Centre fixes price range

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 18:36
In its order dated August 16, it said, “Osteoarthritis is likely to become the fourth leading cause of disability by 2020 as per the World Health Organization (WHO). India is likely to be one of the leading countries of such immobilized citizens in terms ...

Nasscom launches its first Centre for Excellence for People With Disability

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 16:17
NOIDA: Three specially-abled candidates from Nasscom Foundation have been recruited by Amazon India at associate levels ... also launched its first Centre of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities (PWD). The programme will sponsor 100 specially-abed ...

After cardiac stents, government now caps knee implants price, cuts prices by up to 69%

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 14:04
Citing a World Health Organization bulletin from 2003, it said osteoarthritis could become the fourth leading cause of disability by 2020. India is likely to be one of the leading countries of such immobilized citizens in terms of numbers. "As the public ...

Arms dealer: Everybody wants to date a 21-year-old without an arm, the new Tinder sensation

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 11:54
A year ago, 21-year-old Lauren lost her arm in a two-wheeler accident. The accident indeed desecrated her one arm but her humour seems to bear no scars at all. Lauren is on the dating app Tinder, and her quick bio on Tinder is Jim Carrey high on laughing ...

Man disabled in Delhi road accident gets Rs 24 lakh compensation

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 07:12
A motorcyclist who suffered 75 per cent disability in his left leg after being hit by a vehicle has been awarded compensation of more than Rs 24 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). Mohd Amir was hit by a Tata Sumo on Republic Day last year ...

Man disabled in road accident gets Rs 24 lakh compensation

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 05:00
A motorcyclist who suffered 75 per cent disability in his left leg after being hit by a vehicle has been awarded compensation of more than Rs 24 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). Mohd Amir was hit by a Tata Sumo on Republic Day last year ...

Government to launch insurance scheme for disabled people: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 04:49
Those persons with more than 40% disabilities can apply for this loan ... Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Preethi Srinivasan gets Kalpana Chawla award from Tamil Nadu CM

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 00:20
One fifth of the world's population do not have anywhere to go and India does not even recognise spinal cord injuries as a specific multiple disability,” she said, adding that if a person with a spinal cord injury is treated by somebody who is not ...

Inclusive Independence Day Celebrations campaign inaugurated in New Delhi

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 04:13
The Joint Secretary and CEO, National Trust, Shri Mukesh Jain has been stated saying in the release,"To encourage inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as part of Inclusive India Initiative, events like this sensitise the ...

Para-athlete: Spicejet asked me to crawl

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 19:09
TIRUPATI: India’s first wheelchair-bound tennis player Madhu Bagri ... All front row seats in Q400 Bombardier aircraft are emergency exit rows and hence passengers with any kind of disability are not allowed to sit on these seats as per DGCA (Director ...

Toilets for disabled at all stations soon

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 17:41
In addition to the 3% reservation, there are a number of relaxations for candidates for persons with disabilities while conducting recruitment ... Download The Times of India news app for your device.

Accident case: Two sisters get nearly Rs 38L compensation

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 09:32
A motor accident claims tribunal here has awarded a compensation of nearly Rs 38 lakh to two sisters in an accident case in which their 33-year-old mother was killed and one of them sustained permanent disability. The amount of Rs 27,75,000 compensation ...

Indigo Airlines draws flak over broken wheelchair

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 04:17
The carrier has received The Disability Matters Award Asia Pacific thrice, including in 2017. READ ALSO: Air India passengers left gasping for breath after ac malfunctions onboard "Indigo is also the preferred airline for many of us but I am sad that the ...

Indigo Airlines draw flak over broken wheelchair

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 03:22
The carrier has received The Disability Matters Award Asia Pacific thrice, including in 2017. READ ALSO: Air India passengers left gasping for breath after ac malfunctions onboard "Indigo is also the preferred airline for many of us but I am sad that the ...

Tamil Nadu: Digital India remains crippled

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 23:32
It has been more than two years since the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DoPwD), functioning under the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, implemented the Accessibility India Campaign, aiming to make around 3,000 ...

Special Educators’ Forum India (SEFI) for uniform guidelines

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 20:32
“As per the norms of the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), any person found serving persons with disabilities without the certification from the RCI can be prosecuted under Section 13(3) of the RCI Act, 1992.” “Though more than 16 lakh teachers ...

Thalassemia patient loses seat as Chhattisgarh doesn’t recognise disorder under disability quota

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 17:34
According to the state, the government-run medical colleges are governed by the Medical Council of India conditions that do not recognise Thalassemia as a benchmark disability. The 2016 Act has widened the meaning of the word ‘disability’ to include ...

Now, your old PF account will get transferred to new employer automatically

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 12:05
Additionally, EPFO account holders can now withdraw money for medical treatments or purchase of equipments, to aid their physical disabilities without medical certificates. New Delhi: Planning to switch job, but worried about the hassles involved in ...

UGC fund for equal opportunity not enough, say universities

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 00:33
With the University Grants Commission (UGC) assigning only Rs. 2 lakh to the Equal Opportunities Cell of central universities, under which they expect students with disability and those from marginalised sections to be catered, the institutions are forced ...

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