India  /  Published 07.07.20

Disabled: bid to change law

The CPM has condemned the move to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and several organisations of the disabled have urged the government not to go through with the changes, aimed...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 19.10.18

For wheelchair-bound, Durga Puja is no fun

A majority of the physically challenged have been avoiding the Puja celebrations because of the absence of ramps and other facilities for them at the Durga Puja festival venues in the city.Three days ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.04.19

Wheelchairs go off Ranchi shelves

Need a wheelchair for your ailing parent or a relative? Get ready to wait for at least a week before you can lay your hands on one in Ranchi.Almost all the 11 leading surgical equipment stores in the ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur/Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.19

Safeguards for votes of disabled

The Election Commission has directed district magistrates to create a database of physically challenged voters and specify the nature of disability in electoral rolls to prevent workers of political p...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.19

Handicapped Behala resident dreams of becoming professor

A student who writes with his legs after losing both arms in an accident has got admission in physics honours at a city college.Teachers are worried whether Deepak Pandey would be able to manage the r...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.03.19

Special plea for schools

State disability commissioner Satish Chandra has written to the government to start three 100-seat permanent residential schools for the intellectually impaired in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dumka in the ...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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