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2nd theatre fest for the disabled kicks off in Sharjah


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Nov 12 (IANS/WAM) The 2nd Theatre Festival for the Disabled commenced here Saturday.The event, which will last till Nov 15, has been organised by the UAE's Social Affairs Ministry ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Helen Kellers, Stephen Hawkings await their rights


August 24th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) More than three years after Nepal promulgated an interim constitution that pledged free education to all children with different abilities, the country's young Helen Kellers and ... Read more...

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Final draft of new disability law submitted


July 1st, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The final draft of a new disability law has been submitted to Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik, a statement said Friday.According to the ... Read more...

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New law to bring dignity to disabled: PM


June 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government was planning to bring a new law that will ensure dignity and equality to the disabled ... Read more...

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Indian activist attending UN disabled rights meet


April 11th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Indian disabled rights activist Javed Abidi has been invited to attend the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) committee meeting ... Read more...

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New law on disability soon, says Mukul Wasnik


January 14th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The old disability act will soon be replaced by a new legislation that will be suitably aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with ... Read more...

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Task force set up for barrier-free public buildings


October 29th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) A task force has been set up to work out details for a national centre to facilitate and support development of a barrier-free environment in public buildings, ... Read more...

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Central government favours disabled-friendly buildings


October 6th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) To provide easy accessibility to people with disabilities in state government buildings, main hospitals and universities, the central government Wednesday invited proposals from the states for central ... Read more...

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NHRC chief releases book on rights of persons with disabilities


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman, Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, on Friday, released a book that focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities.The book titled "Convention on Rights ... Read more...

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New law on anvil for welfare of disabled


August 26th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The government will bring a new legislation to harmonise the provisions of the Persons with Disability Act with the spirit and principles of the UN Convention, Social ... Read more...

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‘Awareness, support can prevent mental illness’


August 8th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Awareness and community-support at an early stage can help prevent the onset of mental illness, experts suggested Saturday. They were speaking at a panel discussion commemorating 10 years ... Read more...

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Deaf get representation in panel on disability act


June 9th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The government has decided to include a hearing impaired person in the newly-formed committee which will draft the new disability act, activists of groups working for the ... Read more...

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Disabled people plan hunger strike in Delhi for rights law


June 8th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A group of disabled people will begin an indefinite hunger strike from Wednesday outside the Shastri Bhawan, which houses many central government ministries, to protest their poor ... Read more...

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Country-wide campaign on disability to start Friday


November 12th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a unique awareness programme on disability, four different groups, each constituting a disabled person and four volunteers, will travel across the country and sensitise people on ... Read more...

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We need a new disability law, says rights group


October 28th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The government is planning to amend the Persons with Disability Act and align it closely with the UNCRPD. Despite the proposed amendments, an NGO here says that ... Read more...

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Make internet more accessible to the disabled: rights group


January 5th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) In order to make the internet more accessible to all, including the disabled, a rights group has asked for adoption of web accessibility standard which has already ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar appeals for implementation of provisions of unconvention on rights of persons with disab


June 13th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 13 (ANI): Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar has requested all Union Ministers to ensure all due rights to persons with disabilities.In a letter ... Read more...

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UAE ratifies UN Convention on disabilities


April 4th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 4 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that will go into force next month, WAM news agency ... Read more...

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Rights panel to make smart cards for the disabled


February 18th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Multi-purpose smart cards for disabled people in the country are set to become a reality, thanks to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The cards will contain ... Read more...

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