Disabilities Act: News

09 May 2022


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


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.

04 Mar 2019


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


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


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.