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West Bengal: EC to ensure easier polling for differently-abled

The EC has set up a team consisting of divisional commissioners, who will be deployed as “accessibility observers” to oversee effective implementation of all instructions related to accessible polling at the field level.

Karnataka: Pick-up, drop facility for differently-abled voters

The voters have to get their names, voter-ID numbers and their locations registered so that the vehicles can pick them up from their doorstep and take them to the polling booths and drop back, Chief Electoral Officer said.

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Delhi High Court directs admission of differently abled to MBBS

The students, through their counsel Jeetender Gupta, moved the court after failing to get a disability certificate needed for counselling for admission in a medical college.

If I can do this, anybody can, says Bengaluru biker

Deaf & Mute Woman’s 8000 km Trip To Ladakh & Back

Panjab University: Blind students can now get nod for writers 15 minutes before exam

Earlier, the students had to prepare a letter and submit it to their respective departments at the university with required documents, educational qualification of their writer and photo identity card.

Shiv Sena activist held, case of murder lodged over death of 72-yr-old man

DCP Deepali Ghadge, who is heading the SIT to probe the clashes, said they have received some evidence about the suspects involved in the attack on Bansile’s house.

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Singing for charity: Cops who bring joy to elderly, differently abled

On Christmas eve, the group organised a programme at the Sundatta High School in Tardeo for the differently-abled.

Differently-abled devotees beat odds to join palkhis

Differently challenged devotees have been attending the palkhi procession every year, hailing from different parts of Maharashtra.

Dear Suresh Prabhu, here are a few ideas for improving train travel conditions for the differently-abled

In a response to a petition backed by 82,000 supporters to improve the railway facilities for disabled people, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asked the public for ideas. And we came up with a list.

Identify differently-abled for UIC: Centre to State

To ensure transparency, the cards would be linked with Aadhar card and the data would be available online.

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Tax proposals to provide relief to taxpayers: Arun Jaitley (Part 3)

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that tax proposals will provide relief to small taxpayers through rebates. People who do not have any house of their own and don't get any house rent allowance from their employer will get a reduction of Rs.24000 per annum. There would be an increase in limit of deduction in respect of rent paid from Rs 24000 pa to Rs 60000 pa. Jaitley also said that service tax would be exempted for general insurance schemes under Niramayi Swasthya Bima Yojna. He said that to lessen burden on individuals with income not exceeding Rs. 5 lakh, a proposed ceiling of tax rebate under sec 87A from Rs 2000 to Rs 5000 has been announced. The minister also said that a limited tax compliance window from Jun 1 - Sep 30 will be given for declaring undisclosed income at 45% inclusive of surcharge and penalties. He further added that excise duty on tobacco products would be raised by 10-15%. He also proposed to abolish 13 different taxes levied by various Ministries in which revenue collection is less than Rs 50 crores per year. Arun Jaitley even said that relief would be provided to differently-abled people on braille paper by exempting the duty levied on it. He also said that there would be no change in Income Tax slab.

Tax proposals to provide relief to taxpayers: Arun Jaitley (Part 1)

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that tax proposals will provide relief to small taxpayers through rebates. People who do not have any house of their own and don't get any house rent allowance from their employer will get a reduction of Rs.24000 per annum. There would be an increase in limit of deduction in respect of rent paid from Rs 24000 pa to Rs 60000 pa. Jaitley also said that service tax would be exempted for general insurance schemes under Niramayi Swasthya Bima Yojna. He said that to lessen burden on individuals with income not exceeding Rs. 5 lakh, a proposed ceiling of tax rebate under sec 87A from Rs 2000 to Rs 5000 has been announced. The minister also said that a limited tax compliance window from Jun 1 - Sep 30 will be given for declaring undisclosed income at 45% inclusive of surcharge and penalties. He further added that excise duty on tobacco products would be raised by 10-15%. He also proposed to abolish 13 different taxes levied by various Ministries in which revenue collection is less than Rs 50 crores per year. Arun Jaitley even said that relief would be provided to differently-abled people on braille paper by exempting the duty levied on it. He also said that there would be no change in Income Tax slab.

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J&K para-cricket team captain inspiration for disabled

Jammu and Kashmir, Feb 12 (ANI): Amir Hussain, a differently-abled boy from Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir is an inspiration for all specially challenged people. He lost both his arms at an early age in a mishap at a sawmill. Accounting to his extraordinary bowling and batting skills, he has been appointed as the captain of state’s para-cricket team. Despite losing both his arms, Amir is one of the finest bowlers and batsman of his locality. He has a unique style of holding the bat between his neck and shoulder, and bowls while holding the ball in his toes. Amir, who has so far played cricket in Jammu, Delhi and Lucknow wishes to join International Para-Cricket team of India.

Differently-abled protest against PWD in Chennai

Chennai, Feb 08 (ANI): More than 300 differently-abled people protested outside the Public Work Department (PWD) office in Chennai on Monday, demanding better amenities and pension for people with 40% disability. They also demanded probe into the misuse 3% reservations, which was given to the differently-abled people. They have decided to carry on the protest till their pleas are heard.

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