Amazon’s Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India


Flip-flops bearing the face of India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday, India demanded Amazon apologise for selling “insulting” doormats featuring India’s national flag, with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj warning of tough action against…

Which Pakistanis dominated Wikipedia searches in 2016


he Wikimedia Foundation affiliate in Pakistan crunched numbers to find out who the most searched-for Pakistanis on Wikipedia were this year. There are about 3,500 Pakistani entrants on Wikipedia and the website is home to nearly 500 million unique visitors a month. Which Pakistanis were people reading about in 2016? Here’s a complete list: 1.…

India bans foreign funds of 20,000 charities


India’s government has banned some 20,000 charities from accepting overseas funds because they failed to comply with the rules, a home ministry official said on Tuesday. KS Dhatwalia, a spokesman for the federal home ministry which revoked the licences, said that they had been cancelled “over the period of one and a half years”. “They…