Delhi's railway stations test elderly, disabled

2015.04.30

NEW DELHI: For the city's elderly and the infirm, train journeys begin with pain and humiliation-at the railway station. In the absence of ramps or lifts, those incapable of walking have to be carried up foot overbridges on way to the platform in the arms of their kin or wheeled through routes meant for transportation of goods. Over the years, say the elderly, this debasing experience hasn't changed.

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Government introduces Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in Rajya Sabha

2015.04.30

NEW DELHI: Government on Friday introduced the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in Rajya Sabha, seeking to increase reservation for disabled persons in public sector jobs from existing 3% to 5% and reserve seat for them in higher educational institutions.

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Disability in India: The struggles of infrastructure, prejudice and karma

2015.04.27

New Delhi, India (CNN) -- According to the United Nations, around one billion people live with disabilities globally -- they are the world's largest minority.

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Disabled divided over Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill

2015.04.25

CHENNAI: The UPA government is likely to introduce the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in the Parliament during the second leg of the winter session which began on Wednesday.

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India's disabilities bill raises hopes of an end to discrimination

2015.04.25

Long-awaited bill promises to grant millions of disabled people equal access to education and employment

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