disabilities

Opioid substitution therapy centre opens at AIIMS-BBS

OST, along with a comprehensive package of psychosocial interventions, helps people lead drug-free lives.

published on : 11th August 2022

Railways turning friendlier to Divyangjans, says Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

An earmarked separate reservation counter has also been set up at almost all railway stations for the ‘Divyangjans’ where they can reach their wheelchairs without any hassle.

published on : 7th August 2022

'Transport agencies in 12 states don’t run buses for specially-abled': Centre

According to the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry, 61 state transport undertakings (STUs),

published on : 1st August 2022

Differently-abled run into barriers, stay away from higher studies

Many schools deny admission to special children as they don’t have the equipment to cater to them. 

published on : 25th July 2022

Provide draft national policy for PWDs in regional, sign languages: Activists

The draft policy was released on June 6 seeking suggestions from the public within a month.

published on : 14th July 2022

Disability act deadline ignored

According to the 2011 Census, about 2.2% of people in India are disabled. Experts believe the actual figure is more likely 15%.

published on : 20th June 2022

Schools not aware of rights of disabled, says TN Governor RN Ravi

Governor RN Ravi said there is a lack of awareness even though laws are in place for PwDs.

published on : 20th June 2022

Five years since RPWD Act but Tamil Nadu still failing disabled persons

Though new technologies, such as electric wheelchairs, can provide independent mobility to PwDs, they are only as good as the weakest link.

published on : 15th June 2022

Panel formed to ensure 4% persons with disabilities quota

They said a previous committee, which was formed in 2008, remained dysfunctional and are afraid the new panel too would meet the same fate as it lacks PwD representation.

published on : 10th June 2022

Compensation must be set for disabilities from injuries: Karnataka HC

A division bench of Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice P Krishna Bhat passed the order while allowing the appeal filed by a claimant seeking enhancement of the compensation.

published on : 5th June 2022

Eco-zone for kids with disabilities in Trivandrum

The organisation is also carrying out organic farming on 88 cents.

published on : 4th June 2022

Odisha plans to bring special children under normal school fold

The department has a team of special educators who would be roped in for teaching the differently-abled students in normal schools. 

published on : 22nd May 2022

Odisha universities asked to make websites accessible for People with Disabilities

These institutions are Ravenshaw, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Khallikote, Fakir Mohan universities, BPUT and BJB College.

published on : 14th May 2022

Playgrounds in TN to be audited to ensure accessibility to disabled

In order to ensure students with hearing impairment can pursue higher education in southern districts, B Com and BCA will be introduced at an outlay of Rs 18.06 lakh.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Inmate of Kovai government home raped by guard

Thudiyalur All-Women (AWPS) police arrested the accused on Friday.

published on : 9th April 2022

Disabled persons protest against certificate irregularities in Tirupattur

The disabled persons have also charged that they were ill-treated by officials and Collectorate workers during the grievance redressal meeting for the disabled community every Tuesday.

published on : 6th April 2022

SC allows candidates with physical disabilities to apply for IPS, DANIPS, IRPFS till April 1

The SC allowed candidates with physical disabilities, who have cleared the civil services written exam, to provisionally apply to the UPSC for selection to IPS, DANIPS, IRPFS.

published on : 25th March 2022

Denial of reservation for PwDs under HC scanner

The court has issued a notice seeking response from the State government to a writ petition that has challenged it.

published on : 21st February 2022

TN local body polls: Booths inaccessible to disabled, activists say SEC slacking off

“There are 21 types of disabilities. To ensure that they vote without hesitation, authorities should have publicised the facilities available for them at booths and met stakeholders.

published on : 18th February 2022

PIL seeks disabled-friendly Shri Jagannath temple

The petition has named Chief Secretary, Chairman of managing committee of Srimandir and chief administrator of the temple as opposite parties in the case.

published on : 29th January 2022
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