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  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Guaranteed to make you smile: Amazing video of how a deaf and blind Brazil fan is experiencing the World Cup football matches June 20, 2014

    A video of a hearing impaired and blind Brazil fan experiencing World Cup football has gone viral. Carlos, who cannot hear or see is helped by friends in experiencing what a football match in which his side plays might feel like. The video description says: On 6/11, I woke up in...
  • India signs treaty to facilitate published works for blind May 1, 2014

    Geneva: India has signed the "Marrakesh Treaty" to facilitate access to published works for blind, visually impaired or print disabled persons. The treaty was signed on Wednesday at a ceremony organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) during the 27th session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Veena Ish,...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Dutch confirm Hiddink appointment, Blind follows in 2016 March 28, 2014

    The Netherlands named two new national coaches on Friday with Guus Hiddink's appointment after the World Cup confirmed following months of speculation and Danny Blind lined up to replace him after the Euro 2016 tournament. Hiddink had been the front-runner for several months to take over from Louis van Gaal after...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart March 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Indian Blind cricket team tours Pak, hopes to improve ties February 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan and India might have suspended bilateral cricket ties but the Indian blind cricket team which has reached Pakistan via the Wagah border is hoping to change this trend. Their captain Shekar Naik said that people in both nations were very passionate about Indo-Pak cricket matches and wanted to see...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language February 3, 2014

    52-year-old Bertha from Meghalaya was born with a failing eyesight which she lost completely while pursuing her masters in Bangalore. Bertha G Dkhar has created a braille code for the Khasi language - making her a visionary in the true sense. According to the World Health Organization almost 10 per...
  • Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall December 18, 2013

    Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty. The black Lab bravely leapt on to the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train. Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando both escaped serious injury when the train passed over...
  • NGO to air inspiring stories of the visually impaired on TV September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: An inspiration to many, the visually impaired have set extraordinary examples of courage and optimism. Now an NGO is taking it a step further by airing a 13-episode TV series with Naseeruddin Shah to change societal mindsets towards the visually impaired. At 30 years, Madhu, a communication facilitator...
  • Indian blind football team set for international tournament August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: There's hardly been any publicity and fanfare, but blind football has taken a massive step forward in India. The Indian Blind Sports Association (IBSA), the national sports body for the blind, is sending a squad to represent India at the Thailand Open Football 5-A-Side Tournament 2013 in...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi responds to plagiarism charges August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' had started making waves even when it was not released. It provoked the critics and the common movie enthusiast on its release but a doubt about the film's originality surfaced when a short film by Akram Hassan was found by some bloggers. In...
  • Indian blind cricket team to tour Pakistan August 6, 2013

    Lahore: The body running cricket for the blind in Pakistan said on Monday it has persuaded its counterparts in India to come on tour in February next year. The trip would be the Indian blind team's third tour to their arch-rivals, the last coming in December 2011 when they lost...
  • Comedies don't get respect at Oscars: Sandra Bullock August 4, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock feels that the Academy Awards do not show respect to comedy movies. The 49-year-old has been part of some comedy-drama's like 'Miss Congeniality', '28 Days', 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood', 'The Thing Called Love' and 'Love Potion No.9'. She won an Oscar in 2010 for...
  • CJ Show: Unavailability of books for visually impaired July 22, 2013

    Cj Neena Chaudhary daughter Shivangi is visually impaired by birth. She wants to educate her, but the unavailability of braille books for blind is posing a challenge. Here she appeals publishers and authorities to make special books available for visually impaired students. ...
  • NCW demands patrolling on Puri-Konark marine drive June 24, 2013

    Puri: A day after slamming the Odisha government as "insensitive" towards crimes against women, National Commission for Women on Sunday demanded 24-hour police patrolling on Puri-Konark marine drive where a blind girl was raped and murdered recently. "There should be round-the-clock patrolling by police on Puri-Konark marine drive where women...
  • Odisha: One arrested for raping, killing blind girl June 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A taxi driver was arrested in Puri on Saturday for allegedly raping and murdering a visually impaired minor girl, police said. Banamali Barik, 35, who was arrested, is a drug edict and has a criminal record. He was a frequent visitor to the victim's house. He has confessed to the...
  • I thought I'd never see again with my left eye: Deepak Dobriyal June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: While shooting for Annirudh Chautala's film in Rajasthan, Deepak Dobriyal had the retina, cornea and lens of his left eye pierced in a freak accident. Two months later, he is on the way to recovery and says the ruptured eye and the disrupted career are both back on the...
  • SC asks DU to be more sensitive to visually impaired students May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked Delhi University to look into the grievances of blind students seeking a special course to initiate them into the four year undergraduate course starting in the coming academic year. The blind students have sought the introduction of a bridge course for teaching Mathematics and...
  • New app helps blind photographers snap perfect pictures May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Who said photography was only for those with normal vision? Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Dustin Adams, Lourdes Morales and Sri Kurniawan, have developed a camera app that can be used by the blind and partially sighted people to fulfill their photography ambitions, reports NewScientist....
  • India Positive: Stories of innovations by the youth February 2, 2013

    This week on India Positive, watch how young students have created innovative devices to help the society in many ways. ...
  • School students build device to help visually impaired walk independently January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After months of brainstorming, students of a private school in Delhi have come up with a device for the visually impaired. It is fitted with a sound alarm, voice navigator and an emergency SMS service. Almost half the number of the visually impaired people in the world come...
  • Will a cricket crazy nation give the blind team their due? December 14, 2012

    A defiant India beat Pakistan by 30 runs in a thrilling final of T20 World Cup for the sightless on Thursday. ...
  • Will the T20 triumph by blind team change the mindset? December 14, 2012

    The Indian team that won the T20 World Cup for blind is yet to get the recognition from the BCCI. ...
  • India thrash Pakistan to win World T20 for blind December 13, 2012

    Bangalore: A defiant India beat Pakistan by 30 runs in a thrilling final of T20 World Cup for the sightless at the Central College ground here Thursday. Batting first on a warm day, India scored 258 runs for eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and restricted Pakistan to 228 runs...
  • India to face Pak in blind cricket T20 WC final December 12, 2012

    Bangalore: Hosts India will lock horns with undefeated arch-rivals Pakistan in the summit-clash of the blind cricket Twenty20 World Cup final after comprehensively beating their respective semi-final rivals here on Wednesday. Pakistan registered their nine straight win in the tournament when they spanked England by nine wickets in the semi-finals. England...
  • Detergent water row won't affect Ind-Pak ODIs: PCB December 9, 2012

    The PCB has said that the incident involving the captain of the national blind team in India will neither affect relations between the two cricket boards nor the forthcoming One-day series in India. PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf, dismissed speculations about some conspiracy behind the incident where the blind cricket team captain,...
  • Pak blind cricket team captain discharged, apology from hotel averts row December 8, 2012

    Bangalore: The captain of the visually-impaired cricket team of Pakistan, Zeeshan Abbas, was on Saturday admitted to a hospital in Bangalore after he drank cleaning liquid that he mistook for water at breakfast before a match with Bangladesh. The incident threatened to escalate into a bigger crisis with some sections...
  • Bangalore: Pak blind cricket team captain discharged December 8, 2012

    Bangalore: The captain of Pakistan's blind cricket team, who was hospitalised on Saturday after mistakenly consuming phenyl, has been discharged. Before leaving hospital, Zeeshan Abbas said that he had consumed the liquid by mistake and that no one had given it to him. Meanwhile, the hotel where the incident happened...