MAGIC

  • 'Foxcatcher' set for January 2015 release in India December 8, 2014

    New Delhi:'Foxcatcher', inspired by real life incidents in the lives of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz and his brother Dave, will release in India in January next year. After having a limited release in November in the US, the film slowly started opening in theatres around the world and it would reach...
  • Kerala mulls bill to contain black magic November 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is planning to bring in a legislation to curb practices like black magic and exorcism following the increase in the number of sorcery cases. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithla has asked the department secretary to draw up a draft bill on the subject. Sources in the office of the Home...
  • Thailand: American questioned for shipping human body parts November 17, 2014

    Bangkok: Police say an American tourist visiting Thailand was questioned after a shipping company X-rayed his parcels and found they contained several preserved human parts, including an infant's head, babies' feet and heart. Police Colonel Chumpol Poompuang says the 31-year-old man told police he bought the body parts at an outdoor...
  • Man beaten up on suspicion of practising witchcraft in Visakhapatnam September 7, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A fiftyfive years old man was allegedly beaten up mercilessly and his teeth were pulled out about two weeks ago in Chakaligedda area near Marripalem, because he was suspected to be practising 'black magic'. B Ganga Raju, the victim, lodged the complaint, police said. Locals attributed three recent deaths...
  • Actress Ameesha Patel vehemently denies rumours of her being a part of 'Bigg Boss' August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Ameesha Patel, who made it to the rumoured list of contestants of eighth season of 'Bigg Boss', is not pleased at all. She says she will never participate in the reality show. She rose to fame post the release of 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai' in 2000, but lately her...
  • 'Magic in the Moonlight' trailer: Emma Stone is a 'vision and a visionary' and Colin Firth is a famous magician July 29, 2014

    How excited are you about Woody Allen's latest film 'Magic in the Moonlight'? Starring Collin Firth and Emma Stone, the film has been written as well directed by him. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, 'Magic In The Moonlight' is a romantic comedy about...
  • MNREGA worker axes mother to death to improve living standard June 24, 2014

    A 40yearold man, who practised black magic, allegedly killed his mother at Bedabara village of Nagaur district in Jaipur as he believed it would improve his life standard, police said on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Bhanwari Devi, they said. She was allegedly axed to death on Monday by her son...
  • Elderly couple killed on suspicion of practising black magic May 28, 2014

    An elderly couple, suspected to be practising black magic, was killed allegedly by three women in Chhattisgarh's tribal dominatedJashpur district, police said. Paatrik Kujur (62) and his wife Alveshiya (58) were beaten to death by the women of their village Anghla under Aasta police station limits on suspicion of practising witchcraft,...
  • Authorities keep vigil on stock market as exit polls pour in May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: With exit polls predicting victory for the NDA in the elections, investors and market authorities are keeping a close watch on stock markets to guard against excessive volatility. The BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday closed at a new high of 23,551 points while NSE...
  • Pune: Narendra Dabholkar murder case cracked, 2 arrested January 21, 2014

    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 RaniAditya December 7, 2013

    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 with...
  • Woody Allen's next is titled 'Magic in the Moonlight' October 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actordirector 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, Marcia Gay...
  • Black magic ads banned in Mumbai suburban trains October 7, 2013

    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 WR warned...
  • Maharashtra bans black magic, superstitious practices August 25, 2013

    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 state...
  • CCTV footage of assailants released in Dabholkar murder case August 25, 2013

    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 August 24, 2013

    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 Mumbai this...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears antiblack magic and superstition ordinance August 21, 2013

    Mumbai: A day after the daylight murder of prominent rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in Pune, the Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared the antiblack 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 August 21, 2013

    Pune: A massive manhunt has been launched to trace and arrest the two alleged killers of prominent antisuperstition 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. Pune...
  • Narendra Dabholkar murder: Politicians call for bandh in Pune today August 21, 2013

    Pune: A day after prominent rationalist and social activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in Pune, political parties have called a daylong bandh. Dr Dabholkar was spearheading a campaign for the Maharashtra government to pass an antisuperstition, antiblack magic Bill. Rationalists and politicians have come out strongly against Dr Dabholkar's...
  • Antisuperstition activist Narendra Dabholkar shot dead by unknown assailants August 20, 2013

    Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was in the forefront of a campaign to persuade Maharashtra government to pass an antisuperstition 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, who...
  • I feel like a mother to 'Desi Magic': Ameesha Patel August 14, 2013

    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 actress...
  • Radico Khaitan: A major success in the Indian spirits industry July 26, 2013

    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 pubhopping 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 April 23, 2013

    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...
  • J'khand: 4 men arrested for piercing woman's tongue with needle April 3, 2013

    Medininagar: Four persons were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly piercing the tongue of a woman with a needle after dubbing her a witch in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Sunday, police said. The four, Subhash Mehta, Arvind Bhuiyan, Dulal Bhuiyan and Bijan Bhuiyan were arrested after the woman Kalawati Devi filed a...
  • Ameesha Patel: My good time is back April 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Ameesha Patel, who has not played a lead role on the big screen in a while, says she was just going through a bad phase and now her good time is back. The 37yearold made her debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in 2000 blockbuster 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' and then...
  • Snapshot: Wow! How much weight has Ameesha Patel lost? April 3, 2013

    Ameesha Patel was seen at the launch of her new movie 'Desi Magic', which is part of her home production. The film will be directed by AbbasMustan and stars Zayed Khan, Ravi Kishan and Randhir Kapoor. Patel was seen wearing a lot of kohl and garters. She seems to have...
  • Bus with comforts of a private jet helps in charity work February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Would you like to contribute to charity by going on a luxury bus ride? A concept initiated by banker-cum-philanthropist Madhabi Puri Buch, the Ashok Leyland Luxura Magical India Bus gives you the comfort of a house on wheels. Buch, who works as a fund raiser for the Toofles...
  • My wife never gets upset about my past as a stripper: Tatum December 3, 2012

    London: 'Magic Mike' star Channing Tatum says his wife Jenna Dewan never gets upset about his past as a stripper. The 32yearold actor, who worked as a stripper before finding fame in Hollywood, said he picked up a few moves to woo his actress wife Dewan, repiorted Contactmusic. "Yeah, she knew...
  • Carlos Santana: Indian music is very intense October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: International guitar legend Carlos Santana, who is all set for his maiden trip to India this week, says he is quite familiar with Indian music and finds it very intense. The 65yearold is in awe of Indian artistes like Ravi Shankar and feels that Indian music can have a...
  • IndiaFirst Life launches MagicBoard; takes customer delight to the next level October 4, 2012

    Mumbai: IndiaFirst Life Insurance, a joint venture between two of India's largest public sector banks Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank along with UK's leading risk, wealth and investment company Legal & General, today, launched MagicBoard a oneofits kind integrated portable fulfilment device for a fully compliant, truthful...