Disabilities Act: News

09 May 2022

IndiGo

Ranchi: IndiGo bars disabled child from boarding, Scindia orders probe

After a disabled boy was prohibited from boarding an IndiGo flight from Ranchi to Hyderabad on Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday ordered a probe.

03 Mar 2021

Inspirational

Virali Modi: The disability rights activist you should know about

At 15, she became wheelchair-dependent and today, she's a motivational speaker, model, disability rights activist and an influencer, having spoken on TEDx thrice to astounding ovation.

21 Apr 2019

Deepika Padukone

'Mental Hai Kya' row: Kangana's sister Rangoli defends 'insensitive' posters

Kangana Ranaut's upcoming movie Mental Hai Kya has faced a lot of flak as its title and promotional posters are seemingly insensitive to people with mental illnesses.

04 Mar 2019

India

PM indirectly calls Opposition members 'dyslexic,' gets slammed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his oratory skills and his pitch-perfect speeches.

Blind man sues Playboy because he can't 'enjoy' its website

Playboy, the lifestyle magazine, has been men's favorite since decades.

23 Nov 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K government approves bill for welfare of persons with disabilities

The Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the enactment of a bill aimed to enhance the rights and entitlement of persons with disabilities, an official said today.

03 Jul 2018

Virginia

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

An American firm will pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indian-origin employee who was fired for seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son.

10 Apr 2018

Western Railway

Nearly 40,000 passengers prosecuted for illegally traveling in Divyang coaches

The Western Railway (WR) last year prosecuted more than 39,600 passengers for illegally traveling in suburban train coaches reserved for Divyangs, a senior official said today.

28 Jan 2018

India

Acid attack victims, disabled to get quotas in govt jobs

The government has finalized reservation in central government jobs for people with autism, mental illness, intellectual disability and acid attack victims.

31 May 2017

Delhi

Eight days on, not one DU form completed online

Eight days after online applications for Delhi University opened, not one single form has been completed.

17 Dec 2016

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes Disabilities Bill

Yesterday, last day of Parliament winter session saw the government and opposition come together to pass 'The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016.'

14 Dec 2016

Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha passes Disabilities Bill

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 (Disability Bill) was passed in the Rajya Sabha earlier today.