2 high school students shot in US

Washington , March 8

Two students were shot on Wednesday in an reportedly accidental shooting at a high school in the southern US state of Alabama.

Critical gap in education for refugee girls: UNHCR

Geneva , March 7

A new report from UN Refugee Agency UNHCR has revealed that refugee girls at secondary level are only half as likely to enrol in school as their male peers -- even though girls make up half of the school-age refugee population.

London school removes 'homosexual' mentions from textbook

London , March 10

A state-funded Orthodox Jewish girls school in north London has admitted to censoring sections of textbooks to remove mentions of homosexuals and examples of women socialising with men, to protect girls from sexualisation, the media reported.

India, France to ink deals on migration, education, narcotics

New Delhi , March 7

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved several agreements to boost people-to-people contact between India and France, which are likely to be signed during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron from March 9 to 12.

Harvard professor on leave over sexual harassment accusations

Washington , March 6

US well-known university Harvard announced on Sunday that Jorge Domínguez, a professor in the government department at Harvard, had been placed "on administrative leave" as 18 women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment in the past three decades.

Unesco 'bridging' gender gap in digital space

Paris , March 3

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) aims to increase the visibility of women in the digital space by organising a global call for contributions, the "Edit-a-thon", on International Womens Day on March 8.