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Saudi school goes biometric to curb student bunking

Manama , Nov 28

In a novel step to monitor students' attendance, a school in Saudi Arabia has introduced fingerprinting system, also enabling parents to be updated about their children's arrival and departure time via a cellphone message.

Japanese man sues women-only university for rejecting him

Tokyo , Nov 27

A young Japanese man is suing an all-female public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports.

Ukraine to remove Great Patriotic War mentions from textbooks

Kiev , Nov 25

Mentions of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 will be removed from Ukrainian history textbooks, director of the Ukrainian National Memory Institute Vladimir Vyatovich told Ukrainian media.

Four Indian American students picked as Rhodes scholars

Washington , Nov 25

Four Indian American students, Anisha Gururaj, Sai P. Gourisankar, Maya Krishnan and Abishek Kulshreshtha, are among 32 men and women chosen as 2015 Rhodes Scholars from the US.

More English test options for applicants for Australian visas

Canberra , Nov 24

Applicants for an Australian visa now have more choice in English language testing with the addition of two new assessment options, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash said Monday.

MH17 victim posthumously awarded degree by New Zealand varsity

Wellington , Nov 28

A New Zealand citizen, who died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in July this year, was conferred with his degree in engineering by Massey University Friday, media reported.

India can connect Saarc students through e-libraries: Modi

Kathmandu , Nov 26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India is prepared to connect students in the south Asian region through e-libraries.

North Korean students to dedicate 81 hours to study Kim Jong-un

Seoul , Nov 25

High school students in North Korea will have to dedicate 81 hours to studying the life and work of supreme leader Kim Jong-un as part of a new compulsory subject created this year, the South Korean television channel KBS reported Tuesday.

Indian-American Renu Khator to lead Dallas Fed board

Washington , Nov 25

India born Renu Khator, University of Houston(UH) president and UH System chancellor, is set to lead the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Three injured in US varsity shooting

New York , Nov 20

At least three students were injured when a gunman opened fire at the library of the Florida State University Thursday, media reported. The gunman was later shot dead by campus officers.