Operation Blue Freedom, part of a recently formed adventure sports initiative called Special Forces Adventure (SFA), focuses on the disabled, both civilians and soldiers. SFA is participating in the Asian Dive Expo 2019 being held in Mumbai on October 4-7.
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.
The incident happened on August 30 evening when Zamir Dhale, 44, was on his way to Delhi from Pune to catch a flight to Geneva where he had to address a meeting of disability experts organised by the United Nations.
Dr P Poorna Chandrika, the director at IMH, Chennai, said over the phone: “The residents who have voted are very happy. There is a festive atmosphere here today. It is a historic moment for us, we have all become part of history.”
Since the launch of Missing Voters app earlier this year, thousands of eligible voters have been added to the rolls, most of them aided by hundreds of volunteers who downloaded the app to lend their help to the project.
It would have been more progressive had the boy playing a Muslim in a recent detergent brand commercial said he doesn’t want to play Holi, and the other children had happily let him be. It would have sent out a stronger message of inclusivity and harmony.
'Early detection and early cure remain a challenge. It is with this that the eradication goal can be achieved,' says Yohei Sasakawa, who is the recipient of Gandhi Peace Prize 2018 for his role in tackling leprosy.
NEET 2019: While the draft MCI guidelines state that hearing-impaired equal to or more than 40 per cent disability are not eligible, a Delhi High Court judgment has allowed a 70 per cent hearing impaired girl to pursue MBBS at a medical college in Delhi.
Doctors with Disabilities, a body of doctors with disabilities, has termed the revised MCI draft guidelines for admission into MBBS courses under disability quota as "unfair, discriminatory and unlawful".
When a child is born disabled, or becomes disabled, parents and family look at her as, first, karma, and then (social) stigma, says disability activist Arman Ali as he underlines the need to make disabled people visible.
Karnataka govt formation: While BJP's CM face Yeddyurappa said the Governor has assured of "appropriate" decision, Siddaramaiah said the JD(S)-Congress combine should be invited to form the government as they have the support of 117 MLAs. In the evening, Congress and JD(S) took their MLAs to parade before the Governor, who, however, rejected the demand.
The claim that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a university alumnus, donated huge stretches of land to AMU has been refuted by university authorities, who term it an “exaggeration” while clarifying that it was the Raja's father who had donated land and money.