Magic

  • Pune: Narendra Dabholkar murder case cracked, 2 arrested 21-01-2014 10:23 AM

    Five months after he was brutally shot dead in Pune, the police have cracked rationalist Narendra Dabholkar's murder case. Two people have been arrested on the basis of a ballistic report of the gun used in the murder. ...
  • Don't want my head chopped off: Uday on Rani-Aditya 07-12-2013 10:31 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Uday Chopra today refused to get drawn into the grapevine about the relationship between his elder brother Aditya Chopra and actress Rani Mukherjee and said he would prefer to keep his head intact. The actress is allegedly in a serious relationship with the filmmaker and is always seen...
  • Woody Allen's next is titled 'Magic in the Moonlight' 17-10-2013 02:04 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor-director Woody Allen has titled his next movie 'Magic in the Moonlight', reports contactmusic.com. The director has refused to give anymore details about his project, but if reports are to be believed, it is set in the 1930s. The movie will star Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Jackie Weaver,...
  • Black magic ads banned in Mumbai suburban trains 07-10-2013 10:38 PM

    Mumbai:The Western Railway has banned illegal advertisements carrying messages of tantriks, black magicians and occultists inside the coaches of suburban trains, an official said on Monday. The ban has been enforced under the new Maharashtra Black Magic Act which seeks to eradicate human sacrifice, inhuman, evil and aghori practices. The...
  • Maharashtra bans black magic, superstitious practices 25-08-2013 11:55 AM

    Maharashtra heralds a progressive new era with a comprehensive law banning black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices coming into effect, officials said on Sunday. Governor K Sankaranarayanan signed an Ordinance on Saturday evening which will curb all these practices, and award stringent punishment for practitioners. Maharashtra is the first...
  • CCTV footage of assailants released in Dabholkar murder case 25-08-2013 09:35 AM

    Mumbai: In a crucial development in the case of the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar on August 20, Maharashtra police have released CCTV footage of the two alleged assailants on bike. The footage which shows the assailants on the bike was recorded around 6:30 am before the incident happened at...
  • Anti-superstition ordinance promulgated in Maharashtra after Dabholkar's murder 24-08-2013 11:06 PM

    The anti black magic and superstition ordinance has been promulgated in Maharashtra, four days after the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has given his assent to the anti black magic and superstition ordinance. "The ordinance has been promulgated," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said in...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears anti-black magic and superstition ordinance 21-08-2013 03:20 PM

    Mumbai: A day after the daylight murder of prominent rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in Pune, the Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared the anti-black magic and superstition ordinance. The Dabholkars had been campaigning for this legislation for over a decade. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan was even heckled by protesters on Tuesday...
  • Police release sketch of Dabholkar's killer 21-08-2013 11:34 AM

    Pune: A massive manhunt has been launched to trace and arrest the two alleged killers of prominent anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in Pune. Police officials say the two assailants came on a motorcycle and shot dead Dhabolkar who was on a morning walk near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune....
  • Narendra Dabholkar murder: Politicians call for bandh in Pune today 21-08-2013 07:43 AM

    Pune: A day after prominent rationalist and social activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune, political parties have called a day-long bandh. Dr Dabholkar was spearheading a campaign for the Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition, anti-black magic Bill. Rationalists and politicians have come out strongly against Dr...
  • Anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar shot dead by unknown assailants 20-08-2013 10:05 AM

    Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was in the forefront of a campaign to persuade Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition and black magic bill, was shot dead in Pune on Tuesday morning by unknown assailants. Dabholkar was found dead in a pool of blood at Omkareshwar bridge of the city. Dabholkar,...
  • I feel like a mother to 'Desi Magic': Ameesha Patel 14-08-2013 05:32 PM

    Mumbai: Ameesha Patel's first production venture 'Desi Magic' has gone on floors and the actress looks at her maiden project in the same way as a mother would look at her 'new born baby'. "I feel like a mother who is creating this new born baby in 'Desi Magic'," the...
  • Radico Khaitan: A major success in the Indian spirits industry 26-07-2013 02:06 PM

    In business, it helps to keep your ears to the ground. For Abhishek Khaitan, that meant doing the rounds of pubs. He had his first 'eureka' moment while pub-hopping in Bangalore. Even as he was studying for an engineering degree in the garden city, the family's distilling and bottling business...
  • Tribal widow forced to drink urine, four arrested 23-04-2013 01:20 AM

    Hoshangabad: A tribal widow was allegedly forced to drink urine and mercilessly beaten up by members of her own community as they suspected her of practising black magic, police said on Monday. Four persons were arrested following a complaint by the victim, they said. The shocking incident took place in...
  • Ameesha Patel: My good time is back 03-04-2013 01:34 PM

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  • Maharashtra govt dithers over black magic bill 07-08-2011 11:37 AM

    Mumbai: The long pending 'Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic' bill is unlikely to be re-introduced in the ongoing monsoon session of the state legislature. Social justice department officials said that the bill is currently being amended after it was approved...
  • Pirate novelist avoids romance, magic, monsters 27-07-2011 08:41 PM

    Gijon, Spain: Mark Keating could never find pirate novels he liked to read so he decided to write his own. Most of the fiction he consumed had fantasy or supernatural elements, or was about people who became pirates out of need and then went straight as soon as they could....
  • Magic, vampires stir India's young adult literature 16-07-2011 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Boy wizard Harry Potter, youthful criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl and vampire Edward from the Twilight series - the neo-adolescent heroes of the West - have spurred the creativity of young Indian authors and led to a stream of books set in a fantasy world, eagerly read by their...
  • Magic Johnson is Abhishek Bachchan's fan! 03-04-2011 05:54 PM

    Mumbai: If Abhishek Bachchan has one idol besides his dad Amitabh Bachchan, it's the basketball legend Magic Johnson. Imagine his surprise when he got to know that Johnson too shared the sentiment, and was Abhishek's fan! Not too many people know this, but Abhishek's most prized possessions are two jerseys...
  • Google doodles on magician Houdini's birthday 24-03-2011 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Google doodled on Thursday to mark the 137th birthday of Harry Houdini, arguably the greatest magician and escape artist of all time. The Google logo depicted the legendary magician in one of his most famous escape acts, hands handcuffed and an intense look on his face, obstructing partially,...
  • Movie to be made on JK Rowling's life 18-02-2011 04:44 PM

    London: Harry Potter author JK Rowling's life story is to be turned into a movie. Rowling - who went from being a single mother receiving state benefits to being worth an estimated $804 million following the worldwide success of the schoolboy wizard franchise - will be portrayed in the film...
  • Tea is like magic potion : Ozzy Osbourne 23-01-2011 11:17 AM

    London: Singer Ozzy Osbourne reveals he can't go on stage until he has had a cup fo tea because it acts like a magic potion for him. "Chocolate thickens the saliva, which isn't good news if you've gotta recite Shakespeare or sing 'Iron Man'," contactmusic.com quoted him as saying. "Having...
  • Mistletoe helps kiss cancer side-effects goodbye 20-12-2010 12:46 PM

    London: Mistletoe 'magic' may seal romance, bestow fertility and bring peace to warring spouses, according to folklore. Now the plant has also been credited with the power of healing, currently being harnessed to combat the side-efects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A new outpatient unit at the independent Raphael Medical Centre...
  • Franz Harare spreads his magic in India 06-12-2010 03:53 PM

    World renowned magician Franz Harare shows some of his great magic tricks and talks about his visit to India. ...
  • Guzaarish: Hrithik transforms into a magician 17-11-2010 03:18 PM

    Hrithik Roshan stars as a magician in Guzaarish who seeks dignity in living after becoming a paraplegic. ...