Differently Abled

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 12, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • SC: 3% quota must for disabled in all government jobs including IAS 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that 3% reservation for differently-abled persons must be provided in all government jobs including IAS. The SC has also pulled the Centre for opposing the implementation of the quota. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said the disabled persons have not got...
  • Centre to organise first of its kind survey to prepare targeted schemes for specially-abled September 11, 2014

    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...
  • Now, state-sponsored pilgrimage for differently-abled in Chhattisgarh August 20, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh government has decided to sponsor trips to key pilgrimage centres across the country for differently-abled people of the state. For this purpose, the Social Welfare Department has made amendments in the Chhattisgarh Mukhyamantri Teerth Yojna Act 2012 which was meant for aged people, an official release said in Raipur...
  • New financial scheme for differently abled students in Sikkim August 4, 2014

    Gangtok: Sikkim government has framed a new financial scheme for the benefit of differently-abled students in an effort to enable them to avail education and secure a meaningful livelihood, an official said on Monday. Students with disabilities can now avail scholarship from the government under this...
  • AAP's differently-abled volunteer a star campaigner in Varanasi May 3, 2014

    Varanasi: While the battle between Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi is turning out to be one of the most keenly watched contests, it is Kejriwal's star campaigner, differently-abled Munna Ram Meena, who is stealing the limelight. Munna...
  • Delhi: Special arrangement for differently-abled voters at polling booths April 8, 2014

    Special arrangements have been made by Delhi Election Commission to provide better accessibility to the differently-abled voters at polling booths across the city, when the national capital goes to Lok Sabha polls on April 10. The Commission has also decided to hold officials, who are in-charge of setting up polling stations,...
  • 'Veer' campaign: Grand finale March 30, 2014

    Thumbs Up and Being Human Foundation, in association with CNN-IBN, launched the 'VEER' campaign on January 26 to empower the differently-abled. ...
  • Veer: Watch the highlights of the Grand Finale April 2, 2014

    Thumbs Up and Being Human Foundation, in association with CNN-IBN, launched the 'VEER' campaign on January 26 to empower the differently-abled. Watch the Grand Finale of Veer this weekend on CNN-IBN. We're leaving you with the highlights. ...
  • CJ fights against insensitivity towards differently-abled by airlines March 29, 2014

    Suffering from Limb Girdle Dystrophy, Anjali Aggarwal turned Citizen Journalist to highlight the insensitive behaviour displayed by airline companies towards the differently-abled. ...
  • Airlines can no longer refuse to fly differently-abled passengers March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Giving a sigh of relief to the differently-abled people, no airlines can refuse any person with disabilities to fly in the aircraft. The ruling comes after the government framed stricter guidelines to aide air travel of such passengers. Airport operators will now have to make special arrangements for...
  • 'Veer' campaign reaches milestone, raises Rs 1 crore in first leg April 2, 2014

    Thumbs Up and Salman Khan's Being Human Foundation in association with CNN-IBN launched the 'Veer' campaign on January 26, empowering the differently-abled - and it has reached a milestone. Raising Rs 1 crore in the first leg, they hope this becomes a nation-wide movement. ...
  • Veer: Meet Sruti Mohapatra who changed many a lives after her accident March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: For someone with faith and determination, the odds of life cannot be a deterrent. A living example of such indomitable spirit is Sruti Mohapatra whose life changed forever after a near fatal accident. The accident left Sruti paralysed waist below. But despite being confined to the wheelchair, she did...
  • Veer: A campaign to make India disabled-friendly March 1, 2014

    Aerated drink Thumbs Up has joined hands with its brand ambassador Salman's Being Human Foundation and CNN-IBN for the campaign, which has American India Foundation (AIF) as implementation partners. The initiative aims to reach out to PwDs with skill training and employment opportunities. It will also raise advocacy on issues...
  • John Abraham meets differently-abled children at MBCN School February 13, 2014

    Actor-producer John Abraham on Thursday attended the 15th annual day function of an institution for differently-abled children and said it is "very inspiring to see the children" and that he would like to "spend time" with them in future. He attended ‘Swayam Sidhha’ at Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan School (MBCN)...
  • 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. ...
  • Veer: Fight for the rights of differently-abled people January 26, 2014

    CNN IBN in association with American India Foundation and Being Human come together for a special campaign to fight for the rights of the differently-abled people. The show plans to bring the issue of disability into focus. ...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after a woman was allegedly asked to remove her prosthetic leg at an airport, another passenger with a prosthetic leg recounts his humiliation at Delhi's IGI Airport. He was forced to strip for a security check. This comes two months after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security...
  • Delhi: 40 teachers for 27,000 differently-abled students in govt schools September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, it has been found that for every 27,000 differently-abled children there are just 40 guest teachers in government schools in Delhi. While the children are suffering, so are the teachers with most of them being overworked and underpaid. Despite a large number of vacancies no...
  • CJ Show: Fight for my childs RTE September 2, 2013

    CJ Ruksana's daughter is suffering for cerebral palsy-a neurological condition affecting the brain and nervous system. She wants to educate her, but the government school in her locality refuses to admit her daughter. Watch her story as she requests the authorities to make special arrangements for differently-abled children. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show September 2, 2013

    Continuing with our 'NO Country for Children campaign'- We hear a mother's relentless fight for her differently-abled child's education. Also, Actor Nandita Das talks about the obsession with fair skin and why she is part of 'Dark is beautiful' campaign, plus much more on the show. ...
  • Differently-abled youth tries to commit suicide in front of a minister August 30, 2013

    Frustrated over not getting a job, a differently-abled youth tried to commit suicide on the dais in presence of a state minister at a function organised to honour local players in Patna on Thursday. Anurag Chandra, a resident of Paliganj in Patna district, sprinkled petrol on himself after coming on...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differently-abled,...
  • Children with special needs as efficient as others: Pranab August 15, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said differently-abled children are as efficient in handling challenges of life as other kids provided they are given support and opportunities. Mukherjee, who was interacting with some differently-abled children on the occasion of the 67th Independence Day, said Rashtrapati Bhavan will set an example in fulfilling...
  • Civil Aviation bureau to amend security process for differently-abled August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bureau of Civil Aviation has been planning to amend security procedures for differently-abled passengers, for whom taking a flight was no less than a nightmare, to make it more friendly. After CNN-IBN reported Suranjana Ghosh's case, who was forced to strip and remove her prosthetic leg at the...
  • Need to enable differently-able, homeless people to vote: EC August 3, 2013

    The Election Commission is looking at ways to improve voter turnout during polls by, among others, including differently-able and homeless people in the exercise, officials said at the conclusion of a two-day meet here in Agra of election officers of states and Union territories. Talking to reporters upon the conclusion of...
  • CJ Poonam fights for disabled friendly railway stations July 24, 2013

    CJ Poonam highlights the absence of special infrastructure for differently-abled at railway stations. She finds it extremely difficult to get to the other side of the platform as there are no special ramps or walkways for people like her to move across. ...
  • 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. ...
  • CJ Show: Where are the ramps for differently-abled? July 21, 2013

    CJ Suvarna highlights the absence of ramps for differently-abled in post offices across Delhi. She finds it extremely difficult to climb the stairs and wants authorities to intervene and make public offices disabled friendly. ...