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Punjab Cabinet approves one-time grant for widows, dependent children

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

This will be over and above the monthly pension of Rs 1,500 being given to them. This financial assistance will be credited directly into their bank accounts.

Indian-American NGO VOSAP Raises Over Rs 2 Crores For Specially Abled Children

Dec 06, 2021 PTI

Voice of Specially-abled People (VOSAP), a US-based NGO run by an Indian American has raised over 2 crore rupees for specially-abled children through a virtual exhibition.


World Disability Day 2021: Why Paralympian Avani Lekhara Embodies Hum Kisise Kum Nahi Spirit

Sportspersons like Avani Lekhara are a rare breed. The 20-year-old shooter created history at Tokyo 2020 when she won two Paralympic medals. A car accident made her a paraplegic at the age of 11.

Indian Institute Of Technology Develops Wearable Assistive Devices For The Specially-Abled

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The announcement by IIT-M comes in the wake of the International Day of Disabled Persons which falls on December 3 every year.


Beating Disabilities: Why These Officials And Their Polling Booths Will Stand Out During Himachal Bypolls

The Election Commission has chosen three polling booths in Himachal Pradesh to be manned by persons with disabilities (PWDs).

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17 March, 2021

Neemrana Group Join Hands With UNESCO To Set Up Centre For The Learning Disabilities

Outlook Web Bureau

The launch event was also attended by Aman Nath, Chairman, Neemrana Hotels and Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative.


04 March, 2021

This Udaipur NGO Has Developed Prosthetics For Differently-Abled

Outlook Web Bureau

The NGO, Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS), runs a charitable hospital for differently-abled people and distributes artificial limbs, wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids, sewing machines and callipers among them.


28 November, 2020

Disability Rights Organisation To Send Sipper For Stan Swamy In Taloja Jail

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NPRD also appeals all disability rights organisations, activists to join this campaign and send sippers to Swamy.


14 October, 2020

Police Complaint Against Khushbu Sundar Over Derogatory Remarks Against Disabled

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NPRD general secretary Muralidharan said complaints have been lodged in nearly 30 police stations, some of them online, against Khushbu Sundar.


04 May, 2020

After Protests, AIIMS Rishikesh Withdraws Order Asking Disabled Health Workers To 'Perform Duty Or Retire'

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Outlook has learnt that the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MHFW) and Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MSJE) took a strong view of the AIIMS (Rishikesh) circular.


01 August, 2019

Specially-Abled Man In Madhya Pradesh Becomes Inspiration To Youth, Others Like Him

ANI

Abhay Prajapati, who was afflicted with polio at a young age, has not let disability hold him back and earns a living as an automobile mechanic


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18 June, 2019

UK Taxi Driver Suspended After 'Insulting' Indian-Origin Woman Passenger

Outlook Web Bureau

Saroj Seth, who had her right leg amputated three years ago, asked for help to get into the vehicle, after visiting the Shree Geeta Bhavan Temple on Clarendon Park Road in the East Midlands city.


21 February, 2019

Watch: 60-Year-Old Differently-Abled Builds E-Bikes Out Of Old Electronic Parts In Gujarat

Outlook Web Bureau

Vishnu Patel also aspires to make customised three-wheeler vehicles for specially-abled people.


18 December, 2018

Good Boy!: Disabled US Woman's Service Dog Gets Honorary Diploma

Outlook Web Bureau

The board of trustees of the school honoured the 4-year-old golden retriever at a recognition ceremony Saturday, saying he demonstrated "extraordinary effort, steadfast commitment and diligent dedication to the well-being and student success."


03 December, 2018

On World Disability Day, An Eye-Opener For The Sighted

Leena Mariam Koshy

December 3 is the International Day for Disabled Persons.


29 November, 2018

MCI Move To Set Higher Bar For Disabled Candidates Sparks Outrage

Despite a strong law in favour of disabled candidates, they have to run from pillar to post and move the courts for securing their rights and gaining entry into institutions of higher learning.


04 March, 2018

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26 December, 2017

'My Disability Was Mocked At Ujjain's Mahakal Temple', Alleges Arunima Sinha, First Female Amputee To Scale Mount Everest

Outlook Web Bureau

She said that she felt "greater pain" while visiting the Mahakal Temple


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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