India School Bars Student From Wearing Shoe Into Exam Hall

Bihar, a state in eastern India has banned students appearing for this year’s Class “X” board examinations from wearing shoes and socks, to curb cheating. “The board has decided that candidates wearing only slippers will be allowed to enter the examination halls, those coming to the centres wearing shoes and socks will have to remove them outside the hall,” head of Bihar School Examination Board Anand Kishor told the media. “The board has taken this decision to prevent cheating,” he added. A senior official said 1.7 million students are appearing…

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Gambia Accepted Back Into Commonwealth

Barrow: reaccepted by commonwealth

The Gambia was readmitted to the Commonwealth on Thursday, welcomed back into the fold after its sudden pullout in 2013 and following the democratic election last year of President Adama Barrow. Former president Yahya Jammeh dramatically withdrew the impoverished west African nation in October 2013, branding the group an “extension of colonialism”. New President Adama Barrow began the readmission process in February last year, two months after topping an election after which Jammeh initially refused to give up his 22-year rule, triggering a crisis. Accused of flagrant rights abuses, Jammeh…

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