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We need more opportunities, say artists with disability

The awards team received over 130 submissions from 15 states across India.

Manasi Joshi’s demand for GST waiver reopens debate on tax on disability aids

When the GST regime came into effect in July 2017, the tax on disability aids and devices were decided at a whopping 18 per cent. A public outcry forced the government to scale it down to 5 per cent but not drop it entirely.


Hackathon, a nationwide initiative to make disabled friendly toilets

For the hackathon, the winners will be decided based on the novelty of the idea, the feasibility, sustainability and viability.

'She doesn't look disabled': Woman in wheelchair asked to stand up at Delhi airport

The episode, which lasted for around 20-minutes, left the 28-year-old emotionally drained. Though she was contacted by a senior CISF official Delhi, Arun Singh, who "apologised" and "expressed his regret", Modi thinks its not enough.

Rs 260.62 crore national disability fund lying unused, reveals RTI

The RTI reply from the Ministry also stated that the certified reports of the erstwhile fund and the old fund were available but cannot be released as they are voluminous and that they can be seen in the office.

Can pace of walking predict future mobility problems?

During the course of the study, participants walked on several different paths and were given several different challenges to measure their walking speed and their ability to cope with mental and physical tasks at the same time.


Road map to train parents of children with disabilities needed, say experts

The workshop also focused on practical demonstration of tools used for training mothers and yoga as a medium for stress relief. Of the 27 million cases of people with disability, two per cent are reported among children below five years.

Peppa Pig's Mandy Mouse, in wheelchair, welcomed by parents

“Mandy just wheels in and joins the gang. It has to be that simple in everyday life. I don't think it's necessary to sugarcoat everything for children.”

The real champs: Unmindful of their disability, these people have embraced sports

Unmindful of their disability, these feisty young people have embraced sports and are bringing laurels not just to their city but also to the country.

Taking a different turn: Many food places in the Capital are now employing differently-abled people

On World Disability Day, it is heartening to see many restaurants and food giants opening up employment opportunities for the differently-abled and acknowledging their contribution to the businesses.

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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.