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Jan 24, 2018
CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabledThere is a need for "real action" and not mere "tokenism" to enable people with disabilities to have a meaningful participation in electoral processes, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Wednesday.
Jan 17, 2018
Laureus World Sports Awards: Marcel Hug, Oksana Masters in hunt for Sportsperson of the Year with a DisabilityAs Laureus' India partners, Firstpost brings you the nominees for the Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award
Jan 11, 2018
Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame his disabilities to become a billiards championMeet Venkateswaran Subramanian, popularly known as 'Raja'. Due to polio, that struck him when he was just two years old, Raja was left with a deformed leg. He also lost vision in his right eye when he was just six. Raja fought against all odds and has become one of the world's best billiards player. He is currently ranked 16th in the world by World billiards and won the Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016, organised by World Disability Billiards.
Jan 08, 2018
Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame disabilities to become a billiards championMeet Venkateswaran Subramanian, who has fought against his disabilities and achieved greater success in life, becoming one of India's best Billiards players
Jan 06, 2018
Only 6 states have social welfare officers and dedicated departments for disabled, says parliamentary panelThe parliamentary committee report on the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities said the remaining states and UTs have, so far, not taken any action in this regard even after specific instructions from the Centre
Jan 03, 2018
Conquering disability — The story of Divyanshu GanatraDivyanshu Ganatra is the founder of Adventures Beyond Borders – an organisation that promotes inclusive and outdoor sports for persons with disability.
Dec 15, 2017
SC tells institutions of higher education that lack of facilities for disabled persons amounts to discriminationPeople with disability have a right to get higher education and not making adequate provisions to facilitate their proper education would amount to "discrimination", the Supreme Court said
Dec 13, 2017
Delhi HC slams state government for not buying disabled-friendly buses due to high costThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the city government for not buying low-floor disabled-friendly CNG buses due to their high cost.
Dec 12, 2017
SC to pass orders on making higher educational institutes disabled-friendly soonThe Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will pass an order on a plea seeking to make higher education institutions physically accessible for disabled students.
Dec 09, 2017
Wonder: Reflections on how we treat the disabled in India, and a handbook on doing betterIn order to be more tactful and sensitive in the way we treat disabled persons, we need to first take a look at the language we use.