AMPUTEE

  • I was harassed for over 30 minutes at Mumbai airport, claims Suranjana Ghosh July 12, 2013

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. ...
  • Twitter reacts to Suranjana amputee who was asked to take off her prosthetic leg at Mumbai airport July 12, 2013

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. ...
  • Amputee alleges harassment: Citizens say India not disabled friendly July 12, 2013

    After a woman said she was asked to take off her prosthetic leg at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check, citizens are saying there should be a separate counter for disabled people to make the process more easy for them. ...
  • Amputee alleges harassment: Activists say need to sensitise CISF July 12, 2013

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. Suranjana was told that the metal detectors would be set off by the metal components of her artificial...
  • Should Indian airports be more sensitive towards the differently abled? July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: A woman on Friday said she was harassed at the Mumbai airport just last week. Suranjana Ghosh Akira was asked to take off her prosthetic leg and that meant she had to strip. Suranjana Ghose Akira would strike one as any young successful hardworking professional, which she is. She...
  • CJ fights airlines callous treatment July 12, 2013

    Watch CJ Anjlee as she speaks up against airlines' callous treatment of the differentlyabled: ...
  • Woman asked to remove her prosthetic leg before boarding flight in Mumbai July 12, 2013

    Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. ...
  • Woman asked to remove her prosthetic leg before boarding a flight July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Suranjana Ghosh Aikara, who is an above the knee amputee, was asked to take off her prosthetic leg, which required her to strip, at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for security check. Suranjana was told that the metal detectors would be set off by the metal components of her...
  • I'll start a sports academy for physically challenged: Arunima Sinha June 4, 2013

    Arunima Sinha is the world's first female amputee to scale Mount Everest. She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed out of a running train in 2011. One of her legs had to be amputated below the knee to save her. She joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • Arunima becomes first Indian amputee to scale Mt Everest May 21, 2013

    Kathmandu: Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest. 25yearold Sinha reached the 8,848 metrehigh summit of the world's highest peak at...
  • I had no intention to kill Reeva: Oscar Pistorius February 19, 2013

    Pretoria: South African sports star Oscar Pistorius was "deeply in love" with his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and had no intention to kill her, he said in an affidavit presented at a court bail hearing on Tuesday. Pistorius has been charged with murdering Steenkamp last week at his home. More to follow ...
  • Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend February 19, 2013

    Pretoria: Olympian Oscar Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a shouting match on Valentine's Day, hitting her three times, a South African prosecutor said on Tuesday as he charged the sports icon with premeditated murder. Pistorius sobbed softly as his lawyer...
  • Double amputee Pistorius into Olympic 400m SFs August 4, 2012

    London: It began with a smile at the starting line. Moments later, Oscar Pistorius took off and the clickclickclicking of carbon on the track was all but drowned out by the 80,000 fans on hand to watch him make history on Saturday. The first amputee to compete in track at...
  • Double amputee Pistorius set to run in Olympics July 4, 2012

    Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4x400metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games. In a surprising lastminute decision on Wednesday, South Africa's Olympic committee and national track...
  • AIIMS gets notice for not giving amputees artificial limbs February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for failing to comply with its earlier order to provide artificial limbs within one month to victims of the September 7, 2011, blast outside the court. A bench of Acting Chief Justice AK...
  • Lizard enzyme could help amputees regrow limbs December 7, 2010

    London: Amputees could regenerate their limbs thanks to scientists on the verge of discovering how salamanders grow back lost legs and damaged organs. Axolotl salamanders are now going under the knife, under anaesthesia, in experiments at the Hanover Medical School in Germany. The hope is one day for their genes to be...
  • Amputee swimmer blames Govt for unrealised goals January 26, 2010

    Prasanta Karmkar is a champion. He lost his right arm in an accident, but he never let his disability get in the way of winning several medals for India in swimming contests. He even won several gold medals at the recent International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation games, but in...
  • Amputee athletes enjoy Beijing Paralympics September 8, 2008

    Beijing: The Olympic Games may be over, but the world's best differentlyabled athletes are now in Beijing to show the world they too can produce some unforgettable performances. And the Chinese intend to keep their reputation intact as great hosts. The fireworks were almost as spectacular as those a month ago...
  • Amputee sprinter gets undue advantage: IAAF July 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) is studying whether South Africa's doubleamputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius enjoys an unfair advantage while racing against ablebodied athletes. "The guy Oscar beat on Friday the stride length was the same, but the speed through the air was slower for the ablebodied...