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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...

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‘Social assistance payments to be linked to unique ID number’


February 29th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Payments under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) will be routed through the unique ID number system to avoid delays, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Acid attack victims to get help in Haryana


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Women who are victims of acid attack in Haryana will now get help from the state authorities, including reimbursement of the cost of complete treatment, a ... Read more...

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‘Most Indian states not following law on disabled’


February 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) India is in the process of formulating a new law to replace that on the disabled but most states do not even follow the existing legislation, ... Read more...

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FC Barcelona president Rosell to visit China


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell will lead a club delegation to China in a bid to strengthen "institutional and commercial" links between the club and the ... Read more...

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Chinese library has device to read books to blind


June 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) A library for the blind in Beijing has launched a state-of-the-art device that would read out a book aloud to blind people.The device - launched by ... Read more...

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President Patil to give away national awards for disabled persons


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will give away the National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2010 here tomorrow.The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has ... Read more...

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Kerala to set up centres for disabled children


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will inaugurate activity centres for autistic and visually impaired children here Friday, an official said.Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) director Ishita Roy said ... Read more...

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Court raps government for denying IAS job to blind candidate


July 8th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court has pulled up the government for denying a visually handicapped man an appointment in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) despite there being vacancies and ... Read more...

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Disabled not at par with SC/ST in Delhi University’s MBBS course: court


July 6th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by a physically handicapped candidate seeking relaxation in the eligibility criteria for admission to Delhi University's medical course. ... Read more...

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3,000 ’suvidha’ centres to be set up in Punjab villages


June 4th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 4 (IANS) To ensure better and hassle-free services to the people of rural areas in Punjab, 3,037 'e-gram suvidha' (village help) centres will be set up in the villages across ... Read more...

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Notices to colleges for not adhering to disability quota


March 13th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notices to eight colleges run by the central government for not implementing the disability quota for teachers despite directions. A division bench ... Read more...

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Three specially abled Bengal youths begin India tour


January 17th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jalpaiguri (WB), Jan 17 (ANI): Three specially abled youths from West Bengal began a tour across the country on Saturday to spread awareness among the physically disabled on their abilities.The youths ... Read more...

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Charkha marks its 15th Founders Day


December 8th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 8(ANI): Charkha Development Communication Network, a Non-Governmental Organization, devoted to highlighting issues related to marginalized communities through the media, marked its 15th Founders Day during a quiet event held ... Read more...

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Bangalore firms turning disabled-friendly


December 8th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) Nisha P., 22, brews coffee at a popular coffee outlet here. Murali C., 28, works as systems operation lead specialist in an IT company in this ... Read more...

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Patna witnesses rally by specially-abled kids


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec.3 (ANI): Hundreds joined a rally on Wednesday in Patna city to assert the rights of children with disabilities.The 'Handicapped Vigilant Rally' was held on the eve of International Day of ... Read more...

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Mathura train accident: 22 killed


October 21st, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mathura, Oct. 21 (ANI): A rescue operation was in full swing at the train accident site at Mathura in which at least 22 persons reportedly died and many others suffered injuries.The accident ... Read more...

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Now, body-building championship for Gwalior’s differently-abled


October 2nd, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior, Oct. 2 (ANI): A body building championship held in Gwalior has become a special event, as many differently-abled individuals participated in the championship.Organised by Madhavrao Scindia Samriti at the city's Town ... Read more...

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Disability welfare groups demand promised outlay in budget


June 21st, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Disability welfare activists and NGOs working for people with disability have prepared a list of suggestions for the government to bear in mind while deciding the union ... Read more...

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D Napolean assumes charge as Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment


June 1st, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): D Napolean, the Minister State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, took charge of the office in the presence of Cabinet Ministers Azhagiri and Dayanidhi Maran here ... Read more...

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Court ask UPSC to appoint visually impaired man


February 25th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday provided a ray of hope for a visually impaired man and asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to appoint him within ... Read more...

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Govt. announces substantial schemes for social sectors


February 16th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday announced substantial schemes for women and the downtrodden society. He said a Ministry of Minority Affairs would oversee 15-point programme ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee recounts UPA steps to support weak and downtrodden people


February 16th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee while presenting an Interim Budget in the Lok Sabha here today said that the emphasis has been given to the empowerment of ... Read more...

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New pension schemes for widows, disabled in interim budget


February 16th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government Monday announced two new pension schemes for widows and physically disabled in the interim budget 2009-10.The Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme will provide a ... Read more...

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Physically disabled helping smugglers across India-Nepal border


January 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan Kumar Shah Gorakhpur, Jan.12: (ANI): Trade routes between India and Nepal, which pass through the north Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are misused by smugglers who ... Read more...

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Medfest camp held in Imphal for the differently able


December 4th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K Singh Imphal, Dec.4 (ANI): Special Olympics Bharat, Manipur chapter recently organised a MedFest camp and BOCCE tournament for the differently able persons in Imphal. MedFest is a Special Olympics Healthy ... Read more...

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China’s disabled people meet to evolve action plan


November 11th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (Xinhua) A three-day conference of China's disabled persons kicked off Tuesday to discuss a five-year action plan for their betterment.According to the agenda of the China Disabled Persons Federation ... Read more...

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China opens digital library for blind


October 15th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 15 (Xinhua) A digital library where the blind can listen to music or on-line lectures for free has opened in the Chinese capital. Housed in the National Library, the facility ... Read more...

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Large migration causing trouble for the aged in Orissas Bolangir district


May 19th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by admin
Bolangir (Orissa), May 19 (ANI): Faced by poverty and droughts, Orissas Bolangir district has always been challenged by problems like starvation deaths or child trafficking. But the latest problem is caused ... Read more...

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Donations to quake-hit areas exceed $17 mn: Red Cross


May 13th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, May 13 (Xinhua) The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) Tuesday said it has so far received public donations worth more than 120 million Yuan ($17 million) for victims in the ... Read more...

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Election Commission team to arrive in Karnataka today


April 8th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, Apr 8 (ANI): An Election Commission team, including three Deputy Election Commissioners, will reach Karnataka today to review preparations for the ensuing Karnataka Assembly elections. During their visit, EC officials will ... Read more...

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CEC urges Karnataka political parties to go for eco-friendly poll campaign


April 5th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Apr 5 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswamy on Saturday appealed to the political parties in Karnataka to use eco-friendly materials while campaigning for the forthcoming State Assembly election. ... Read more...

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Election Commission team to arrive in Karnataka today


April 4th, 2008 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, Apr 4 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N. Gopalaswami alongwith two Election Commissioners Dr. S Y Qureshi and Navin Chawla will arrive here on a two-day visit today to review ... Read more...

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Three-phase Assembly polls in Karnataka on May 10, 16 and 22


April 2nd, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): The Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced that the Assembly elections in Karnataka would be held on May 10, 16 and 22.Chief Election Commissioner ... Read more...

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South Asian Ministers adopt declaration to empower people, civil society


March 6th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): The Social Development Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries on Thursday adopted the New Delhi declaration that underlines the relevance of empowering ... Read more...

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