Physically Challenged

  • Centre to organise first of its kind survey to prepare targeted schemes for specially-abled 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a step in providing better opportunities for the specially-abled citizens, the Central government is planning for first of its kind national survey to identify these citizens and prepare targeted schemes for them. Based on this data, identification cards and certificates would be issued to the specially-abled people which...
  • Physically-challenged woman gang-raped in Shamli, case registered after 8 months June 3, 2014

    A 25-year-old physically-challenged woman was allegedly gangraped by four youths at Kairana town in the neighbouring Shamli district, police said on Tuesday. The incident which occurred about eight months ago, came to light when the victim was found pregnant by her relatives, to whom she narrated the matter, police said. A case...
  • Physically challenged girl rape case: Haryana Police's laxity revealed April 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: It is not just the politicians who are insensitive to gender issues but a DSP in Haryana too has been caught on a hidden camera displaying complete callousness in dealing with the gangrape of a mentally challenged and visually impaired minor girl. The victim is 17, visually impaired and...
  • Physically-challenged, senior citizens have a tough time at polling booths April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission had directed polling officers to make sure that special arrangement were made for the physically-challenged voters; but not much seemed to have changed. Here is a report by Himanshu Mehta of CNN-IBN. Despite news reports attributed to the Election Commission that special arrangements are in...
  • 'Veer' campaign discusses employability for people with disabilities February 16, 2014

    Veer, CNN-IBN's special initiative discusses skills and employability of people with disabilities. It also discusses the key factors that would help an individual with disabilities become independent. ...
  • Veer: Sun ITES encourages employment of people with disabilities February 10, 2014

    Sun ITES, an outsourcing firm in Bangalore is showing the way in not discriminating against those with disabilities. Almost 50 per cent of its staff comprises of people with some form of disability. ...
  • 17-year-old physically challenged rape victim commits suicide November 15, 2013

    A 17-year-old physically challenged girl allegedly committed suicide in Loni area after she was raped by a contractor of the factory, where she was working. The girl, who was crippled and had started working in the garment factory in Tronica City only a few days ago, was found hanging in her...
  • Delhi: Man sexually assaults physically-challenged minor February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A man allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted and kept hostage for two days his physically-challenged minor neighbour before she was rescued by the police on Wednesday. The accused, Ranjit, lured the victim, an eighth standard student in a government school, on Sunday evening when she was alone at her house...
  • Men and women on wheelchairs travel miles November 23, 2011

    Kolkata: There are people who showcase hope even in moments of great despair. A group of physically challenged men and women travel miles and have refused to be restricted by their disabilities. Having traveled to 20 states, 10,000 km on the road, they have several thousand kilometres more to go....
  • Thanks for bike Rahul, but no money for petrol! September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: "Thanks for giving us motor cycles. But our income is low. We need petrol allowance too," was a plea a few physically-challenged people made to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra on Wednesday. The appeal was made at a function to distribute motorised three-wheelers to 226 physically-challenged people organised by...
  • Zindagi Live speaks to people of short stature January 12, 2009

    How would you feel if people hooted at you as you stepped out of your home, children calling you by names, or the world laughing at you.. all this only because you were a dwarf. Well it's hard to believe if you are a normal sized human being; however, some dwarfs...
  • Gizmos make life less challenging for physically impaired June 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Technology is really making a difference at Delhi University where visually impaired students are using MP3 players not as a distraction, but to focus on their lectures. Technology has been good for us, but it has had dramatic effects on the lives of visually impaired students. It is...
  • CNN-IBN Impact: Physically challenged get extra time February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Physically challenged students appearing for the state board exams in Maharashtra this year, will now have an additional hour to write their exams — half an hour more than what they got earlier. The decision has been taken by the Maharashtra state board of education a day after CNN-IBN...
  • Masterstroke with a paintbrush in his mouth August 15, 2007

    Mumbai: Manji Ramani doesn’t need his hands to hold a paintbrush. His colourful paintings were made with him holding a brush in his mouth. Ramani, 48, lost his limbs years ago and for 26 years his mouth has been his source of livelihood. Ramani earned little as an artist until he became...