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US Supreme Court to consider challenge to university 'reservations' affecting Indian Americans

The US Supreme Court has decided to consider a challenge to the affirmative action programmes at its universities reopening an issue that adversely affects Indian American students

Indian American cop hailed as "Super Rookie" for neutralising killer gunman in New York

An Indian American police officer,  on the job for just over six months, is being hailed a hero for rushing to neutralise a gunman who shot a police officer and wounded another in a hail of gunfire in New York's Manhattan

Four Indians, including infant, found frozen to death at Canada-US border

The festering migrant crisis on America's borders came home to India when a family of four Indian nationals, including an infant, were found frozen to death along the US-Canada border in what authorities believe was a failed crossing attempt during a blizzard

Kamala Harris will be running mate in 2024, assures Biden, scotching speculations about her

Responding to swirling - and often motivated - rumours and media speculation about her political future, US President Joe Biden declared categorically that Kamala Harris will be his running mate  on the eve of their completing the first year in office

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Learning should continue, e-Learning is optional: Bhutan PM

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said it was not compulsory to teach students through e-learning and there was never a government directive asking to do so. He emphasised, however, there was a need for students to continue learning

Indian artist Satish Gujral dies at 94

Renowned Indian artist and architect Satish Gujral passed away late Thursday at the age of 94

COVID-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for a few it can cause severe disease and death. Some groups - like older people and those with pre-existing health conditions - are more vulnerable when exposed than others.

Nepal's Tribhuwan University postpones exams

Tribhuwan University has announced postponement of the university-level examinations (yearly and semester) which were earlier scheduled to commence from March 20 and March 22, and those which are currently being held

Maldives government seeks public opinion on new education bill

The Maldivian government, which has framed a new education bill that provides equal opportunities for higher education and training for all, has sought public opinion on it

COVID-19 paralyses Indian film industry

The Covid-19 shutdown has come as a totally unexpected blow for the entertainment industry as a whole, and the film industry in particular. There have been cinema shutdowns earlier but those were usually voluntary and planned, as protest against some government high-handedness or unreasonable taxes and such

Bangladesh shuts all educational institutions

Bangladesh said educational institutions across the country will be suspended for next two weeks as a precautionary measure to fight possible spread of coronavirus after the number of the infected people rose to 8 on Monday

Japanese food has a growing draw in India

The two hundred years of isolation of the Japanese island between the 17th-19th centuries arguably engendered a unique and exotic culture that includes its distinctive cuisine

IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival in New Delhi

Fifty-one films from 15 Asian countries, all directed by women filmmakers, will be screened at the 16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival from March 5 to March 7 in New Delhi

Pakistan PM gives need-based undergraduate scholarships

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan gave need-based scholarships to a batch of 50,000 undergraduate students under the "Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program", offering them good educational opportunities

India-Sri Lanka sign MoU to improve infrastructure of plantation schools

India and Sri Lanka signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the up-gradation of infrastructure in Plantation Schools

Trumps to be welcomed with conches, music and dance

As US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Ahmedabad airport next week, they will be welcomed by a 'Shankhnaad' recital, or playing of the conches along with dance performances, the Gujarat government said

Exhibition to mark 28 years of Indo-Israeli diplomatic relations

To celebrate 28 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, The Embassy of Israel in India and Bruno Art Group will organise 'Shining Brightly', a group exhibition by Israeli and international artists, from February 23-29 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Bangladesh PM rejects quota call for English-medium students

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has rejected a call for special facilities for English-medium students to enrol at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

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