DISABILITY

  • SC dismisses Defence Ministry appeals against disabled soldiers: Political executive loses opportunity to earn goodwill December 13, 2014

    The writer is former Indian Army Major Navdeep Singh. It is well known that the current political regime is proactive and deeply concerned about the welfare of men and women in uniform. It is also well documented that both the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister are sensitive...
  • Veer: Crossing a milestone of training nearly 500 specially-abled people December 3, 2014

    The Veer campaign's aim was to train almost 1000 persons with disabilities so that they could be employed. On world disability day, the campaign has crossed an important milestone of training almost 500 specially-abled people. ...
  • Thane: Youth arrested for raping a disabled girl November 29, 2014

    Thane: A 22 years old youth was arrested by the police on the charge of raping a disabled girl at Ambarnath in the district. The incident took place on November 27, said inspector Balkrishna Wagh of Ambarnath police station. The accused Sinu Sriram Avadh Rathod entered the girl's house at around...
  • UPSC asked to withdraw proforma which demands photographs showing disability from applicants October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an interim reprieve for the differently abled Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants, the Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disability has directed the commission to withdraw its proforma in which applicants had to provide photographs showing their disability as a proof. The order has been issued...
  • Veer: Project 'Kadam' a step towards empowering people with disabilities August 9, 2014

    The recently concluded VEER campaign on CNNIBN that sought to empower and train at least 1,000 people with disabilities seems to have inspired the youth to follow in its footsteps take up the cause of enabling the disabled. Delhi's St Stephens College's project 'Kadam' is the latest to follow in...
  • Veer campaing impact: St Stephen's students get Rs 50,000 to help those with hearing disabilities July 17, 2014

    CNNIBN's special campaign, Veer, for those with disabilities has encouraged another project to get a grant for their initiative. Rs 50,000 has been given to students of St Stephen's college to carry on their initiative for those with hearing disabilities. ...
  • Watch: This disabled kitten learning to walk is the most heartwarming thing you will see today July 16, 2014

    This kitten was disabled at birth. Over the next few weeks as it grew, it learned to walk with the help of a wheelchair contraption. And then when it got more confident, it took its first faltering steps. See the tiny thing's progress as it learns to walk and run....
  • 'India should allow 100 per cent FDI in disability sector' July 10, 2014

    Washington: India should tap the mega economic opportunity in the disability sector by allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment in it to manufacture products for the speciallyabled population, an influential IndianAmerican activist has said. "While newlyelected Indian government has promised to help speciallyabled people of India, it should also look...
  • Doctor arrested for taking bribe to issue disability certificate May 22, 2014

    An orthopaedic doctor posted at a government hospital in Rajasthan's Alwar district was arrested on Wednesday for accepting Rs 2,500 as bribe to issue a disability certificate to an accident victim. The Rajasthan Anti Corruption Bureau arrested Amarchand Mawar while accepting the bribe, an ACB PRO said. Dr Mawar had demanded...
  • Open Mike: Does any party care for the rights of the disabled? April 30, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Centre for 'Action for Ability Development and Inclusion' (AADI) in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and asks the people with disability whether any party really do care for their...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Spirited disabled voters throng well-equipped poll booths April 10, 2014

    Wheelchair bound Poonam, a blind woman with half her body paralysed, could not speak but happily flashed her inked finger to everyone at the Karaval Nagar polling booth under North-east Delhi constituency. This was not the first time she was casting her vote but Poonam, accompanied by her father, was equally...
  • Disability no handicap for this 17-year-old law aspirant, uses his toes to write exams April 1, 2014

    Manoj Machra was born with no hands. In normal circumstances, someone with his disability would have accepted his fate and moved on, but not this 17-year-old: He hopes to get 80-85 percent in his secondary exams and aspires for a career in law. His sheer grit and determination to complete his...
  • Veer: Hearing impaired Sangeeta Gala is film director in Bollywood March 28, 2014

    On this episode of Veer, we bring you the story of Sangeeta Gala, who is herself hearing-impaired but did not let her disability come in the way of her progress. ...
  • Wheelchair-bound 'Veer' Deepa Malik a hotelier and sports enthusiast March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A hotelier, a rally car driver, a record breaking swimmer, Deepa Malik handles all these roles with ease. But what makes her special is the fact that she does it all from her wheel chair. She may have lost her limbs but not her will to live and...
  • 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: Paralympian Naresh Sharma overcomes disabilities to become a shooting champion February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With 60 medals, paralympian Naresh Kumar Sharma and his mother have proved that disabilities don't hold back a person if he/she has the will to fulfil their dreams. According to some estimates India has almost 70 million people living with some form of disability. But hardly 1% of them...
  • Veer: Immobile for 23 years, RJ Den inspires millions with his show February 26, 2014

    RJ Den - a radio jokey in Kolkata has been immobile for 23 years. But still has managed to inspire millions with his show. ...
  • Veer campaign: Behind the scenes February 25, 2014

    The Veer campaign is getting a huge response from the masses. The fundraiser campaign is an attempt to help people with disability become employable. Thumbs Up, Being Human and The American India Foundation have joined hands with CNN-IBN for the campaign. Here's how AIF's Market Aligned Skills Training Program is...
  • Veer campaign: Enhanced use of technology reduces dependence February 24, 2014

    India has about 70 million people with disabilities, most of them live a life of dependence. Life can be made much easier for them with the enhanced use of technology. In a step toward it, Techshare India 2014 - disability conference and exhibition, was held in New Delhi last week....
  • Protests at parties' offices to get Disability Rights Bill passed February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: On the last day of the extended winter session of Parliament, various disability groups are protesting outside the offices of political parties urging them to pass the Disability Rights Bill. Activists have met key political leaders across the spectrum, who have reportedly pledged support. Suvarna, 26yearold, wants to be...
  • 'Veer' campaign discusses employability for people with disabilities February 16, 2014

    Veer, CNNIBN'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. ...
  • The Veer campaign: Herself blind, Bertha creates braille code for Khasi language February 3, 2014

    52yearold 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...
  • Veer: Lemon Tree Hotels encourages employment of people with disabilities January 31, 2014

    According to the World Health Organization estimates, almost 10 per cent of our population suffers from some form of disability. As part of Being Human Foundation, CNNIBN and American India Foundation's Veer campaign, we bring you the story of Lemon Tree Hotels. The organization is trying to make a difference...
  • Veer: Fight for the rights of differentlyabled 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 differentlyabled people. The show plans to bring the issue of disability into focus. ...
  • Wheelchair facility introduced at Jodhpur railway station January 3, 2014

    The Jodhpur Division of NorthWestern Railway on Friday introduced wheelchair facility for the disabled passengers at Jodhpur railway station. Divisional Railway Manager Rajeev Sharma dedicated this service, and said, "This is for the first time that a service like this has been introduced at any railway station in the country. It...
  • This viral campaign for disabled mannequins is the most heartwarming thing you'll see today December 7, 2013

    With 2,537,558 hits already, this video of disabled mannequins is a rage online. Passersby on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse were surprised by the disabled mannequins places in between the ablebodied ones. There were figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a...
  • Quota for disabled not within 50 per cent ceiling, says SC October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the "reservation for persons with disabilities has nothing to do with the ceiling of 50 per cent" and hence the ceiling imposed by the apex court by its earlier judgment was not applicable with respect to the disabled. The court rapped the...
  • Reserve 3 per cent govt jobs for disabled: SC to Centre, states October 8, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and all state governments to provide three per cent job reservation to disabled persons in all their departments, companies and institutions. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam also clarified that the principle of not exceeding more than 50 per cent reservation...