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Quashing of job advertisement; HC asks Centre, Delhi government to reply

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 15:23 -- deepti.gahrotra
The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre and the city government to respond to a PIL seeking quashing of an advertisement for jobs on the ground that seats have not been reserved for persons with disabilities including visually-impaired ones.

"We would expect that by the next date of hearing, the respondents would submit their views with regard to issues raised in the petition," a bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Jayant Nath said.

Special booths for PWDs

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 14:33 -- nikita.jain

Booths in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur LS constituencies identified

With simultaneous assembly and general elections creating huge optimism in all sections of the society, office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) is all set to make some identified polling stations friendly to persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Woman can achieve anything

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:42 -- nikita.jain

It was in 1955 that my first article on “And Man Can Achieve Anything” appeared in Free Press Bulletin with M.V. Kamath as the Editor. Today, when the world has just celebrated the International Women’s Day (March 8), I would proudly say not only man but woman can achieve anything.

When she talks, the world listens

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 23:29 -- nikita.jain

Physical limitations notwithstanding, professional motivator Preeti Monga has created a world of possibilities

She doesn’t spout quotable quotes like many others. Nor does she give you examples of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. She merely picks up vignettes from her own life — how struggling with blindness she often fell, but every time got up and walked again.

NBA: Celtics make New Zealander boy's dream come true

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:51 -- nikita.jain

A 12-year-old New Zealander boy with a degenerative eye disease has lived out one of his dreams thanks to NBA's Boston Celtics, his favorite team.

Louis Corbett made a visual "bucket list" of things he wanted to see before his sight deteriorates and the Celtics made part of that dream come true Wednesday with a pre-game meeting with players, courtside seats, a souvenir shopping spree and an on-court ceremony at which Corbett received a standing ovation.

Veer: Charudatta Jadhav, the visually impaired hero of Indian chess

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:54 -- deepti.gahrotra
 A visually impaired chess champion, Charudatta Jadhav, is helping many others like him to master the game and checkmate the many challenges in life.

He may need a walking stick to help him find his way but he is a true master when it comes to the game of chess. Charudatta Jadhav lost his vision at the age of 13. The only reason that gave him courage to fight his disability at that tender age was his passion for the game. He soon became the blind superhero of Indian chess.


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