Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicDisability rights

Topic: Disability rights

Modi govt makes U-turn on Haj policy for disabled, is accused of being discriminatory

Govt cites ‘instances of many such people indulging in begging’ in affidavit filed in HC, activists say even Pakistan and Saudi Arabia don’t have such bans.

Javed Abidi didn’t seek favours, he was taking back rights for the disabled

Mr Abidi and I didn’t always agree on causes. But he was a no-nonsense guiding force for anyone who ever became complacent in the fight for rights.

‘With Nipman awards, we want to motivate companies to hire people with disabilities’

In an interview with ThePrint, founder of Nipman Foundation and disability rights activist, Nipun Malhotra answers questions about the upcoming Equal Opportunity Awards.

On Camera

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How India’s Gazette came about, and what’s Saka-era calendar that govts use

The oldest extant calendar in India is the 5098 years old Saptarishi calendar of Kashmir, which is still issued every year by Kashmiri Pandits.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.