persons with disabilities

National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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Disabled student challenges IIT’s rejection in court


June 25th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for denying admission to a student under the handicapped category on ... Read more...

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Government should implement reservation for disabled: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay Wednesday demanded that the government fully implement reservation provisions for the disabled and apprise parliament about the ... Read more...

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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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‘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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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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Right to Food campaign demands universal PDS


November 1st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With the government working on a draft food security bill, the Right to Food Campaign Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should make the ... Read more...

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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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High court questions Himachal on quota for disabled


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday asked the director of elementary education here to state his department's policy on reservation for the physically challenged in jobs.This ... 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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End manual scavenging in six months, PM tells states


June 17th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Calling it one of the "darkest blots" in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked states to pledge to eliminate manual scavenging within six ... Read more...

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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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Afghanistan to get Indian help in upholding human rights (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's apex human rights body, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), will help Afghanistan in promoting human rights, prevent trafficking of women and children and ... Read more...

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NHRC to support Afghanistan rights efforts


May 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will help in public sector capacity development in Afghanistan, including the development of systems for investigation of human rights ... Read more...

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Cultural festival of specially-abled children organized in Imphal


May 1st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, May 1(ANI): A cultural festival was organized at the Government Deaf and Mute School in Manipur's Imphal district on Sunday.The aim of the event was to nurture the talents of persons ... 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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Social Justice and Empowernment Ministry utilizes over 97 percent of 2010-11 plan budget


April 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 3(ANI): Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has utilized 97.2 percent of its allocated budget of Rs.4300 crores (revised estimates) for the financial year 2010-11."A total expenditure of ... Read more...

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Specially-abled Delhi artists present dance show to promote equality


February 13th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Giving a message of dignity and equality, the specially-abled artists presented colourful dance performance on wheelchairs in New Delhi.Despite being confined to the wheel chairs, the physically ... Read more...

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Mukul Wasnik opens sports meet of students with disabilities at Delhi University


February 5th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik today inaugurated the Second Inter College Sports meet for the students with disabilities which began here today.The ... 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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European Union ratifies UN convention on disability rights


January 5th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday ratified the United Nation's (UN) Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities that intends to ensure rights of people with disabilities.This ... Read more...

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President Pratibha Patil awards specially-abled persons on World Disability Day


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday conferred the National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on specially-abled persons here on World Disability Day.Speaking at the event, ... Read more...

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This wheelchair-bound weightlifter inspires many (Dec 3 is World Disability Day)


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Polio bound him to a wheelchair and he faced ridicule the first time he visited a gym. But Joginder Singh Saluja fought the odds ... 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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Disabled to march in Delhi for their rights


November 29th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Some will be on their wheelchairs, others will be led by their friends or supported by their crutches. On Dec 3 nearly 5,000 disabled people are ... 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...

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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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UN bodies urge Pak to prevent ‘victimisation’ of ‘most vulnerable people’ in flood relief


October 28th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): Three UN human rights bodies have called on Pakistan to ensure that women, minorities and the disabled are spared from "further victimisation" during the recovery from the devastating ... 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 should ensure social security for mentally-challenged’


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) The new disability law should ensure social security cover for the mentally-challenged in the country, the apex federation representing the parents of persons with mental retardation demanded here ... 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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