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Swimmers raise China’s Paralympic gold tally to 46


September 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Chinese swimmers surged to collect five gold medals at the London Paralympics Monday, raising China's gold tally to 46 after Day 5 of competitions.China, which clinched ... Read more...

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Individuals, groups working to empower the disabled awarded


August 14th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Individuals and organisations working towards accessibility and ensuring a life of equality and dignity for the disabled were awarded here Tuesday.Mphasis Universal Design awards were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beijing airport begging ring busted


July 18th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman and 12 disabled people have been arrested in Beijing after the woman forced the disabled to beg at the capital city's international airport, ... Read more...

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Chinese premier promises more jobs


July 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to generate more jobs, especially for fresh university graduates, migrant labourers and disabled people, even as the country's employment situation ... Read more...

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Britain may allow pet monkeys, pigs on plane


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses and monkeys could be allowed to travel with you on planes under new British transport rules.The guidelines are part of a draft ... Read more...

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Priyanka finds Jhilmil endearing


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood's 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra is playing an autistic girl in 'Barfi' and describes it as the most lovable character she has ever played. She ... Read more...

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Delhi government to allot plots to physically challenged


June 19th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced that industrial plots would be allotted to physically challenged people.Labour and Industry Minister Ramakant Goswami said the physically challenged would ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Where destitute, disabled find a home (Feature)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bajhera (Rajasthan), May 1 (IANS) A maggot infested wound in the head, a chopped hand, a smashed nose, a paralysed body...Life was hellish for many destitute, disabled people before they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shanghai mulls welfare for elderly


April 12th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 12 (IANS) The Shanghai government will focus on improving the welfare of elderly and disabled people over the next five years, an official said Wednesday.The municipal government will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Blind fans to enjoy Euro 2012


April 4th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), April 4 (IANS) Some blind football fans will get an opportunity to follow Euro 2012 matches at Ukrainian and Poland stadiums through headphones with live game comments.The head ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Disabled in China seek job opportunities


March 26th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Despite efforts by many non-governmental organisations and policymakers to boost employment, a lot of disabled people in China seem to be leading a life full of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Punish airline for deboarding woman: Disabled rights group


February 21st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling it a violation of fundamental rights, the NGO Disabled Rights Group (DGR) Tuesday demanded stringent action against a private airline for deboarding a woman ... Read more...

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‘Don’t shake hands with Muslims’


December 15th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Academics at Cambridge University have been asked not to shake hands with Muslims or disabled people because it might upset them, a media report said Thursday. A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Doncaster Council Seizes Supercharged Mobility Scooter


December 7th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Doncaster Council has seized a “supercharged” mobility scooter because it cause nuisance in the area. The seized mobility scooter has been modified to have a supercharged ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wasnik releases Microsoft’s disabled-friendly software tools


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Disabled-friendly tools for application in software of common use, developed by software major Microsoft India, were released by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik ... Read more...

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UAE, US discuss bilateral ties


September 26th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 25 (IANS/WAM) Mariam Mohammed Khalfan Al Roumi, minister of social affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and US Ambassador to UAE Michael H. Corbin met here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bhopal Shatabdi train to carry social messages (Lead, With Images)


June 30th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) From July 1, the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express train will be adorned with posters urging people to pay attention to an often neglected section of the society ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bhopal Shatabdi trains carry social messages (With Images)


June 30th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Starting Friday, the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express train will be adorned with posters urging people to pay attention to an often neglected section of the society - ... 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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Delhi to host disabled peoples’ international meet


June 11th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Delhi is all set to host the Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) meet in August this year, a leading disabled rights activist said here Saturday. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Disabled in car crash, Russian travels 11,000 km


June 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 8 (IANS) A physically challenged man in Russia has covered a distance of 11,000 km in two months from Russia's Far East to Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.Alexander Kashin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disabled rights group protests lag on schemes


May 27th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Hundreds of differently-abled people held a protest rally in the city against the "sluggish and careless implementation" of the 11th five year plan (2007-2011) that ... Read more...

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Banderas helps raise money for Brazil’s disabled


May 26th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 (IANS/EFE) Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas auctioned off six photographs from his collection titled "Secretos sobre negro" in a bid to collect fund for a non-governmental ... Read more...

Posted in World |

3.6 lakh disabled in Kashmir, many protest raw deal


May 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has more than 3.6 lakh physically challenged people and the numbers have increased due to over two decades of violence, say statistics released ... Read more...

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MPs can now spend up to Rs.10 lakh on physically disabled


May 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) MPs can now spend up to Rs.10 lakh from their Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund to assist physically disabled people, the ministry ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Israel’s disabled people to recycle electronic waste


May 5th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 5 (IANS) Israel is soon starting a programme for people with disabilities who would recycle electronic waste, including old computers donated by people.The programme hopes to be environment friendly, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Focus on South Asian nations for disabled: UN


May 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) South Asian countries will continue to be on the United Nations's agenda for improvement in conditions for disabled people, a UN member said here Wednesday."Disabled ... Read more...

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Chinese couple jailed for enslaving mentally disabled


May 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A couple in northwest China have been sent to jail for keeping 18 mentally-disabled people as slaves and forcing them to work without pay, officials said.Li ... Read more...

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Release prisoners who have completed term: Pakistan-India panel


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners has recommended to the two governments to immediately release prisoners who have completed jail term and whose verification has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gay history, rights to be taught in US schools


April 17th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 17 (IANS) California is all set to become the first state in the US to teach gay history and rights in schools.Children would get lessons on issues ... Read more...

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Newly developed smart camera can track individuals at any angle


April 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A smart camera that can track people as they move in and out of frame has been developed.Zdenek Kalal at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK, developed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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Paralysed stroke patient in UK uses her mind to conduct orchestra


March 31st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): A paralysed stroke victim in Britain, who can only move part of her face as she suffers from locked-in syndrome, has conducted an orchestra by using her mind. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

LJP activists protest against Centre for poor implementation of MGNREGA


March 30th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) activists staged a protest here on Wednesday to vent their dissent at the Central Government over the poor implementation of Mahatma ... Read more...

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Human cues to improve computer’s user-friendliness


March 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers are using human cues to improve a computer's user-friendliness by going beyond the scope of the traditional keyboard and mouse. "Our research in computer graphics ... Read more...

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