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This 23-year-old visually impaired woman has scored 92% in PUC

10 May 2019

This 23-year-old visually impaired woman has scored 92% in PUC

Recently, 23-year-old Vaishali from North Karnataka made it to the news for completing her pre-university or PUC examinations with 92% marks.

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

02 Dec 2018

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

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

Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

01 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

Mumbai's busy Borivali station has become "blind-friendly" with the installation of Braille-embossed railings and other facilities for visually-impaired people, a Western Railway (WR) official said today.

From Jaguar, man peeps to spit pan-masala, dies after car-crash

29 Sep 2018

From Jaguar, man peeps to spit pan-masala, dies after car-crash

A 27-year-old man succumbed to serious injuries after his Jaguar crashed on Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida.

Fill up vacancies in school for visually impaired: Delhi HC

21 Sep 2018

Fill up vacancies in school for visually impaired: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government to "forthwith" appoint 10 contract teachers to vacant posts in a school in Delhi for visually impaired boys and provide the students with "assistive devices" like audio recorders to help them study.

This IAS coach from Telangana trains visually-impaired UPSC aspirants

01 Sep 2018

This IAS coach from Telangana trains visually-impaired UPSC aspirants

UPSC is clearly the toughest exam in India, but when it comes to visually-impaired or physically-challenged individuals, the difficulty level grows manifold.

UP: Man loses eyesight after drinking spurious liquor in Shamli

24 Aug 2018

UP: Man loses eyesight after drinking spurious liquor in Shamli

A man was admitted to a hospital as he complained of losing his eyesight after consuming spurious liquor in Kamalpur village under the Jhinjhana police station in UP's Shamli district.

Meet Kartik Sawhney: A visually-impaired Indian who's making things happen

08 Nov 2017

Meet Kartik Sawhney: A visually-impaired Indian who's making things happen

In a world lost in selfies and procrastination, it's rare to come across stories of youths that inspire action towards a more just, inclusive tomorrow. Kartik Sawhney's is one such story.

Blind medical student's admission cancelled; threatens to commit suicide

18 Sep 2017

Blind medical student's admission cancelled; threatens to commit suicide

Suresh, a 19-year-old medical student with a vision disability, has threatened suicide following the cancellation of his admission by Medical Council of India (MCI).

Delhi: British national arrested over sexual abuse of blind children

05 Sep 2017

Delhi: British national arrested over sexual abuse of blind children

A British national has been arrested in Delhi over alleged sexual abuse of blind children at a house for visually-impaired persons in RK Puram.

Tobacco might cause blindness, say AIIMS doctors

02 Sep 2017

Tobacco might cause blindness, say AIIMS doctors

Despite there being well-known correlation between smoking and risk of lung cancer and development of mental illnesses, surveys have shown that 9 out of 10 Indian smokers try to quit smoking and fail.