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...
  • 'Veer' campaign: Grand finale 30-03-2014 03:00 PM

    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 29-03-2014 03:45 PM

    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 29-03-2014 11:22 AM

    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 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' campaign reaches milestone, raises Rs 1 crore in first leg 24-03-2014 10:55 AM

    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 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...
  • Veer: A campaign to make India disabled-friendly 01-03-2014 08:38 PM

    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 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)...
  • Veer: Sun ITES encourages employment of people with disabilities 10-02-2014 02:40 PM

    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 26-01-2014 03:25 PM

    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 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...
  • CJ Show: Fight for my childs RTE 02-09-2013 11:49 AM

    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 02-09-2013 11:17 AM

    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 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...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices 24-08-2013 02:45 PM

    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 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...
  • CJ Poonam fights for disabled friendly railway stations 22-07-2013 12:26 PM

    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 22-07-2013 12:08 PM

    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? 21-07-2013 02:53 PM

    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. ...
  • CJ Suranjana fights for dignity of differently-abled 21-07-2013 02:39 PM

    CJ Suranjana was asked to remove her prosthetic leg for a security screening at an airport - a process that would have required her to strip in public. She says she's not against security, but that there must be procedures in place to protect the dignity of the differently-abled. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Special on Differently-abled 21-07-2013 01:54 PM

    In this CJ special show, differently-abled from across the country turn CJ's to fight for their dignity and rights. Plus,the challenges they face and their appeal to make cities and services friendly for differently-abled ...
  • 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...
  • CJ fights airlines callous treatment 12-07-2013 03:52 PM

    Watch CJ Anjlee as she speaks up against airlines' callous treatment of the differently-abled: ...
  • Proper facilities for the disabled still a matter of concern 05-06-2013 02:26 PM

    The disability Act was implemented back in 1995, but the lack of facilities for the disabled is still a matter of concern. And the city in question here is the commercial hub of India, Mumbai. ...
  • 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,...