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Woman branded a witch, beaten up in Rajasthan


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 21 (IANS)A 50-year old woman in Rajasthan's Ajmer district approached the police Tuesday accusing her neighbours of branding her a witch and beating up her and her ... Read more...

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Witches set world record for largest gathering


August 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 482 people wearing black pointed hats, black cloaks and carrying a broom have set a new world record for the biggest group of ... Read more...

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Woman branded witch, beaten up in Rajasthan


August 4th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) A 65-year old tribal woman in Rajasthan's Udaipur district approached the police Saturday accusing her neighbours of branding her a witch and beating her up, officials ... Read more...

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Bihar woman lynched for practicing ‘witchcraft’


August 1st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman was branded a witch and lynched in a Bihar village Wednesday, police said.Payari Devi, a Dalit, was beaten to death in Jehanabad district's ... Read more...

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Spooky tales from the hills


July 10th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 10 (IANS) Ghosts from Shimla's past are back to haunt this picturesque hill town. Shimla-based writer Minakshi Chaudhry has come out with another set of 16 spooky ... Read more...

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Tribal woman branded a witch, beaten up in Rajasthan


July 8th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) A tribal woman has approached the police accusing her neighbours of branding her a witch and harassing her for a year in Rajasthan's Pali district, officials ... Read more...

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‘Hocus Pocus’ sequel on cards?


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) If reports are to be believed, Walt Disney studios is planning to develop a sequel to 1993 Halloween-themed comedy "Hocus Pocus".According to the reports, the ... Read more...

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Dalit woman killed in Bihar for practising witchcraft


May 24th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) A 58-year-old Dalit woman was Thursday killed by her neighbour in Bihar's Gaya district, around 100 km from state capital Patna, for allegedly practicing witchcraft, police said.According ... Read more...

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Woman forced to eat human excreta on witchcraft charge


April 28th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 28 (IANS) A woman in a village in Bihar's Sitamarhi district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and drink urine after being branded a witch, ... Read more...

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Woman branded witch, tortured in Rajasthan


April 13th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was stripped and tied to an electricity pole after being branded as a witch and tortured with searing hot tongs placed on her ... Read more...

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‘Witch hunting’ on the rise in Assam


March 29th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) Incidents of 'witch hunting' increased in Assam in 2011 with Kokrajhar district in lower Assam recording the highest number of witch hunting-related deaths in the year, ... Read more...

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Branded witch and banished, woman seeks police help


February 11th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), Feb 11 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman in Rajasthan's tribal-dominated Dungarpur district has complained to police that she was branded a witch, tortured and banished from her village, police ... Read more...

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Woman branded witch, brutally tortured in Rajasthan


November 6th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Nov 6 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district was branded as a witch by villagers and brutally tortured, beaten and had chilli powder thrown into her ... Read more...

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Single women victims of witch-hunt in tribal Assam


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tinsukia (Assam), Nov 2 (IANS) It was a fine day when Debari Nagbonshi, 60, stepped out of her home after bath and saw the new bride of a neighbour hanging ... Read more...

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Woman branded as a witch, tortured


October 12th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 11 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was branded as a witch and tortured with searing hot tongs being placed on her body by two quacks in Rajasthan's Pali district, ... Read more...

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‘Witch’ hunt continues in Rajasthan


October 4th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Oct 4 (IANS) A 60-year-old woman in Rajasthan's Bhilwara says she was branded a witch, tortured and banished from her village, police told IANS Tuesday.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Man stabs his sister on suspicion of witchcraft


October 1st, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 1 (IANS) A man in Rajasthan's Ajmer city Saturday stabbed his sister repeatedly on suspicion that she was conducting witchcraft on him, said police. She is struggling for ... Read more...

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Rajasthan widow alleges torture


August 24th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 24 (IANS) A 40-year-old widow in Rajasthan Wednesday filed a complaint against her brother-in-law and some others, alleging that they were branding her a witch and forcing her ... Read more...

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Rajasthan woman branded as ‘witch’, tortured


August 6th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 6 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman was made to lie on embers and searing hot tongs were placed on her body after she was branded a "witch" by her ... Read more...

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Another woman tortured as a witch in Rajasthan


July 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman has alleged she was branded a witch by villagers, tortured and was being forced to leave her village, in the second such case ... Read more...

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Six booked for branding woman as witch


May 31st, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), May 31 (IANS) A 30-year old woman in Rajasthan's Dungarpur district has filed a police complaint alleging that she was branded a witch, tortured and forced to leave ... Read more...

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Michelle Williams bags role in ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’


May 19th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Actress Michelle Williams has signed up to star as Glinda, the good witch, in Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful".Williams will star alongside actor ... Read more...

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Romanian witches could be fined or jailed for wrong predictions


February 9th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): A new bill has been proposed by Romanian authorities that could see witches being fined or even jailed if their predictions do not come true.The new bill emerged ... Read more...

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Son kills mother for ‘black magic’


January 25th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 25 (IANS) In a shocking case of matricide, a man axed his mother to death in Jharkhand Tuesday suspecting that her black magic was causing illness to his wife, police ... Read more...

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Romanian witches to use ‘cat poo, dead dog’ curse on country’s taxmen


January 7th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): It's bizarre way of protesting against taxes, and a bit scary too - Romanian witches are threatening to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on ... Read more...

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Producer Hints At Unpleasant Turn Of Events In ‘The Vampire Diaries’


December 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Julie Plec, the producer of the supernatural television series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ has revealed in a statement to the media that a very dark future awaits the characters in the ... Read more...

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‘Ghost writer’ back to her spooky ways


December 5th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Less than six years after she came out with her first book of ghost stories, writer Minakshi Chaudhry is penning another collection of spooky tales based ... Read more...

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Lost Abbey Ale might need to change their label as Wiccan community take offense


October 25th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Marcos, Oct 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If there is one lesson Port Brewing has learnt in the past week, it has to be that it is no longer what is in ... Read more...

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Branded a witch, woman beaten to death


September 26th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bokaro, Sep 26 (IANS) A woman was beaten to death and another critically injured for allegedly practising black magic in Jharkhand's Bokaro district, police said Sunday. Mukta Devi and Guruwari Devi were brutally ... Read more...

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Christine O’Donnell Dabbled In Witchcraft, Reveals Old Clip


September 19th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): People watching Bill Maher's show ‘Real Time’ on HBO were in for a surprising revelation on Friday night. Christine O'Donnell, the GOP Senate nominee ... Read more...

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Mirren dedicates her role in ‘The Tempest’ to women


September 13th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Actress Dame Helen Mirren has dedicated her role as Prospera in the movie "The Tempest" to all struggling women. The British actress takes on the traditionally male role ... Read more...

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Dalit woman branded a witch, thrashed in Rajasthan


August 29th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tonk (Rajasthan), Aug 29 (IANS) A Dalit woman was labelled a witch and beaten up badly in Rajasthan's Tonk district, police said Sunday. Kamla Bairwa of Jhalra village in Tonk district, over 100 ... Read more...

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Beware: Tomorrow is Friday the 13th


August 12th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Be very careful tomorrow as it is the dreaded ‘Friday the 13th’. According to the superstition, it is said to be a day of bad luck. ... Read more...

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Rise in African kids accused of witchcraft


July 18th, 2010 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) The number of children accused of witchcraft in parts of Africa is increasing significantly, with orphans, street children and disabled mostly at risk, Unicef has said. A new Unicef ... Read more...

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Ashley Cole’s latest love - ‘a white-witch’!


June 7th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): The latest girl in Ashley Cole's life calls herself a white-witch.The Brit footie, 29, is said to be romancing Sarah Purnell, a former lapdancer.And the pole-humping lady ... Read more...

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