Black 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. ...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lemons, witches may decide Karnataka's fate 10-10-2010 07:17 AM

    Bengaluru: The BJP deadline for its rebels to return ends on Sunday evening. The state politics plumbs new depths with new allegations of voodoo and witchcraft. And even as the Karnataka political crisis deepens, voodoo hits the Vidhan Souda. Karnataka politics goes from the sublime to the ridiculous as politicians...
  • Pregnant woman gives birth while hanging 27-02-2008 08:31 PM

    Johannesburg: Indicating that all is not well as far as allegations of impropriety related to IPL bonuses paid to its chief executive, Gerald Majola, are concerned, Cricket South Africa on Friday condemned its president, Mtutuzeli Nyoka's conduct. The board condemned the behaviour of Nyoka who made serious allegations against CSA...