people with disabilities

Putin voices support to Russian Paralympic team


August 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday wished success to the Russian Paralympic team, which will leave for London to take part in the 2012 Paralympic Games."Your every ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Yamunanagar first district with ramps for disabled


August 8th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) Haryana's Yamunanagar will become the first district in the country this Independence Day where all government buildings would have the facility of ramps for physically challenged ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Welfare funds not fully used in northeast’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 29 (IANS) Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Tuesday expressed concern over the poor fund utilisation in social welfare sector in the northeast states.Chairing a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Give disabled children a choice, amend RTE: NAC


April 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) wants the human resource development (HRD) ministry to amend the right to education (RTE) law to ensure ... Read more...

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Need to sensitize society on autism


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said there was an urgent need to sensitise the society about autism to ensure a dignified ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russia should solve poverty problem by 2020 : Putin


January 16th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia should solve its poverty problem by 2020.The country will hold presidential elections March 4, 2012. Putin, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

Quota for disabled in Lok Sabha jobs approved


September 13th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday approved a quota for people with physical disabilities in the Lok Sabha Secretariat jobs.According to a statement from ... 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 |

Eva Longoria learns sign language


June 9th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS)Actress Eva Longoria has learnt sign language to communicate with her deaf fans."I've had a lot of deaf people who have bought my book and I've been ... Read more...

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Mexico bans discrimination against disabled


May 29th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon has passed a new law to provide anti-discrimination protection to people with disabilities.Calderon said that for the first time "the ban ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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 |

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 |

Haryana to fill vacant posts for disabled


April 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to launch a special recruitment campaign to fill up 1,392 vacant posts reserved for the disabled in its various departments, it ... Read more...

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Sibal stresses on need to develop special plan for development of PwDs


April 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal today said that there is a need to develop a special national plan for the skill development of people ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Disabled in India need more attention, says Chidambaram


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.2 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Thursday that India's capacity to respond to the concerns of disabled does not keep the pace with their issues.In a ... Read more...

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Assam hosts career fair for ‘disabled’


November 20th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov.20 (ANI): A career fair is held for the disabled in Guwahati as an initiative to generate employment among disabled.Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi inaugurated the fair on Friday.Career access has ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

David Paterson Spiced Up Saturday Night Live


September 27th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Sep 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Saturday Night Live" was back in the small screen with its 36th season, on Sep 25. The only surprise that came up amidst the "not so ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Disabled in capital unhappy with CWG arrangements


September 17th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) With just 16 days left for the Commonwealth Games, hundreds of disabled sports lovers feel neglected as "adequate disabled-friendly seating arrangements are not available in stadia." Javed Abidi, ... Read more...

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One in 30 Britons have never done a day’s work in their lifetime, says report


September 14th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): One in 30 Britons, about 1.4 million, have never done a day's work in their lifetime according to the Department for Work and Pensions statistics.There are reportedly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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Disabled people to march to parliament Tuesday


April 19th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Led by communist leader Brinda Karat, disabled people from across the country would march to Parliament House Tuesday, demanding a social security system and free healthcare in ... Read more...

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‘We need a national advisor to PM on disability’


March 18th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) In order to ensure the rights of people with disabilities, there is a need for a national advisor on the subject to the prime minister, former chief ... Read more...

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How service dogs help ease disabled living


December 30th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Service dogs can help increase safety and independence for people with disabilities or illness in several ways, experts have observed.A report in the Mayo Clinic Health Letter exemplifies ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Lawsuit filed against ‘Paa’ in Patna court


December 5th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) A lawsuit has been filed in a court here charging Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with violating the diabilities act through his latest film "Paa" in which he ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Stevie Wonder appointed UN Messenger of Peace


December 4th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Legendary singer Stevie Wonder has landed a special position in the United Nations.The 'Superstition' hitmaker has been appointed 'Messenger of Peace' by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.The 59-year-old American ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

People with disabilities demand attention on World Disability Day


December 3rd, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Chennai/Siliguri, Dec.3 (ANI): As the World Disability Day was marked by the disabled people in different parts of the world on Thursday (Dec.3), the people with disabilities in India demanded serious ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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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Court ask government to implement job quota for disabled


September 16th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to implement at the earliest job reservation for people with disabilities. A division bench of Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and ... Read more...

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Virgin Down’s syndrome man turns down sex offers to wait for Miss Right


July 15th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): A man suffering from Down's syndrome has turned down offers of sex, and decided to remain celibate, after his mother launched a campaign to find a woman to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban kills Brit woman in Kabul


October 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct.20 (ANI): The Taliban has killed a British woman working for a Christian charity. A Telegraph report said that two gunmen on a motorbike shot the woman, who was identified as ... Read more...

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Jordin Sparks has no regrets about tongue-lashing Russell Brand


September 11th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): American Idol winner Jordin Sparks apparently has no regrets about lashing out at MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand after he made fun of Jonas Brothers'' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dramatic employment and poverty gap between fit people and disabled


November 25th, 2007 - 11:10 am ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): According to a new report, there still exists a dramatic employment and poverty gap between working-age people with disabilities and those without them.The Third Annual Disability Status Report ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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