Differently Abled

  • Delhi: Special arrangement for differently-abled voters at polling booths 08-04-2014 10:40 PM

    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...
  • Airlines can no longer refuse to fly differently-abled passengers 29-03-2014 08:57 AM

    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: Meet Sruti Mohapatra who changed many a lives after her accident 05-03-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • John Abraham meets differently-abled children at MBCN School 13-02-2014 10:29 PM

    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)...
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport 21-10-2013 10:22 AM

    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 05-09-2013 11:17 AM

    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...
  • Differently-abled youth tries to commit suicide in front of a minister 30-08-2013 06:46 AM

    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...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets 20-08-2013 01:03 PM

    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 15-08-2013 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Civil Aviation bureau to amend security process for differently-abled 09-08-2013 10:15 AM

    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...
  • Need to enable differently-able, homeless people to vote: EC 03-08-2013 11:54 PM

    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...
  • Should Indian airports be more sensitive towards the differently abled? 12-07-2013 09:05 PM

    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...
  • Meet Achint who swam against all odds to win gold at Special Olympics 31-05-2013 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Achint Babbar swam against the odds to win the gold medal for India at the Special Olympics. He is an inspiration for every child with special needs. Agility, rigorous training and years of hard work - all are prerequisites to become a swimming champion, but for Achint Babbar,...
  • Disabled people protest outside PM's house 27-10-2012 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: Over 40 disabled people on Saturday protested outside the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding the resignation of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid over financial impropriety in the running of his trust for differently-abled people. The protesters belonging to the Rashtriya Viklang Party (RVP) gathered reached the...
  • Centre not taking action against Khurshid's NGO: Azam Khan 21-10-2012 05:43 PM

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Sunday questioned why the Centre had not taken action against Law Minister Salman Khurshid's NGO, which is in controversy over allegedly forging names of beneficiaries of a scheme for the handicapped. "Why is the Union Government not coming...
  • Bhopal: SOS village a support system for orphans 22-12-2011 09:26 AM

    Bhopal: A unique village provides a strong support system to the orphans in Bhopal. The SOS village is not just a school but also home attracting women from across India to turn caregivers and help the children realise their dreams. Anudeep, abandoned when she was 3 months old, is one...
  • Chennai: 27 couples wed with a difference 09-12-2011 08:46 AM

    CHENNAI: Twenty-seven couples getting married under the same roof may itself be a rare sight. But what made the mass wedding at Geeta Bhavan in Gopalapuram even more special was the fact that each of the 27 couples featured at least one differently-abled partner. Even as they sat in pairs,...
  • Differently-abled tour to celebrate the difference 03-12-2011 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: A group of 300 volunteers and differently-abled individuals set out on a tour called the Badhte Kadam journey to spread the message that differently-abled people just want respect. The tour, which began on October 21, intends to cover different states for 40 days to spread their message to...
  • Real Hero Dr Mir works for the differently abled 02-08-2011 08:40 AM

    Srinagar: Dr Maqbool Mir's school in Srinagar gives the differently abled children of the valley a shot at life. In a region where medical care is a distant reality, Dr Mir's school is open to all. It is a helping hand for 16-year-old Zafar, who was born with a speech...
  • Differently abled girls raped in Navi Mumbai 06-03-2011 07:21 AM

    Mumbai: Five deaf and mute girls were allegedly raped in a state-funded shelter for differently abled children in Navi Mumbai. Fifteen other minors were also reportedly sexually abused. Four people, including the founder of the home have been arrested and put in custody till March 15. The police say many...