WITCH

  • Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi's government in 'witch hunt' as Congress probed on taxes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi, president of ousted Congress party, on Wednesday accused the new Narendra Modiled government of a "political witch hunt" after tax authorities began probing her party as she and her son face allegations over misusing funds. The Gandhis are the torchbearers of a dynasty that has led India...
  • Families of witchhunt victims ostracised in Gumla February 3, 2014

    The witchhunting menace, which has seen many innocent women being persecuted, tortured and even killed in Jharkhand, has also hit their family members who are ostracised by villagers. The practice of witchcraft prevails in several districts of Jharkhand, particularly Gumla, as casualties are reported from there every so often. Just last...
  • '65=2' trailer: Is this India's answer to 'The Blair Witch Project'? November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: 'The Blair Witch Project' is considered as the pioneer of films which showcase the other side of a trip that goes wrong. The Kannada film industry is coming up with a film which features some friends on a trip which doesn't take place the way they had planned...
  • Halloween Witch: Here are five facts about witches and Halloween October 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrating Halloween today, Google posted a doodle on its homepage that features a witch practising witchcraft. To make you understand the Halloween Witch doodle in a better way, we bring you some facts about the event, which is celebrated every year on October 31 in a number of...
  • Halloween Witch gets you playing with an interactive Google doodle October 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31 in a number of countries around the world. And like last year, Google is celebrating the event with an interactive doodle. The doodle on the Google homepage features a witch flipping through the pages of a book which seems to...
  • Mohanlal to play ISRO scientist in 'The Witch Hunt' October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Popular director and actor Anant Mahadevan will soon direct a Malayalam movie. The film, which is tilted 'The Witch Hunt', features Mohanlal in the lead role and he will be playing the role of an ISRO scientist. "The ISRO story is both shocking and moving a great...
  • Delhi: JNU students protest over Kerala Navy sex assault complainant's arrest July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: JNU students are on protest after a forgery case was filed against the wife of a navy officer who levelled allegations of sexual harassment and wife swapping against her husband. However, Sujata Sahoo's lawyer told CNNIBN that she is being targeted and is under pressure to drop the...
  • Delhi: Complainant in Navy sex assault case arrested for forgery July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The complainant in the Kerala Navy sex scandal case has been arrested by the Delhi Police over an alleged credit card fraud. The woman had allegedly forged naval documents to get a credit card. However, Sujata Sahoo's lawyer has alleged witch hunt against the accused. He told CNNIBN...
  • We all have special powers, Wiccans know that: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti July 25, 2013

    From the author of 'Sacred Evil' and 'Beloved Witch' comes a chilling new collection of reallife stories. Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, practising Wiccan, tells tales of the spirit, the unknown, the supernatural, based on true encounters. An ageing actress gets obsessed with a mannequin replica of herself. A grieving husband tries...
  • 5 things that 'Ek Thi Daayan' teaches you about witchcraft April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Kanna Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' is the latest to join the league of Hindi films that are based on the theme of witchcraft. The film deals with some stereotypes related to the concept of witches and black magic, and it tries to show some ancient anecdotes about...
  • 'Ek Thi Daayan' and the unexplored world of witches April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Kannan Iyer's 'Ek Thi Daayan' has once again brought back the word 'daayan' into focus. Witchcraft might have become an obsolete word in the urban dictionary but the rural landscapes are going to take many more years to get rid of this term and its implications. Occasionally,...
  • Oscar foreign film nominees reveal movie magic February 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: A few old-school video cameras, a cloned apartment, a sea of digital sharks, and an actress who helped herself to craft services were just a few tricks that international filmmakers employed in their Oscar nominated films. The five directors nominated for this year's foreign language film Academy Award revealed...
  • Young actress from Congo granted visa for Oscars February 21, 2013

    New York: The 16 year old star of the Oscar nominated 'War Witch' has been granted a visa to travel from Congo for the Academy Awards. The film's distributor, Tribeca Film, said Wednesday that Rachel Mwanza will be able to attend upcoming award shows, including Sunday's Oscars. 'War Witch,' directed by Montreal...
  • 'Hansel And Gretel' Review: twisted and wasted February 1, 2013

    Film: 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'; Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Derek Mears; DirectorScreenwriter: Tommy Wirkola; Rating: *1/2 The posters of Norwegian writerdirector Tommy Wirkola's "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" state "Classic Tale New Twist". The film is actually a mishmash of genres,...
  • UK: Naked man beheads mother thinking she is a witch January 31, 2013

    London: A 44yearold Briton beheaded his elderly mother because he believed she was a witch, and then wandered on the streets of London naked like a "zombie", a court has heard. Daniel Coriat, said to be a paranoid schizophrenic, will spend the rest of his life in a secure mental ward,...
  • Hansel and Gretel: Watch the witch hunters in the trailer January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The siblings are are out of the fairy tale and Hansel and Gretel are all set to track and kill all the witches in the new film 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, the film stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. ...
  • Bihar: panchayat to impose fines on branding a woman as a witch November 15, 2012

    Patna: A village panchayat in Bihar on Wednesday said it would impose a fine of Rs 21,000 on anyone branding a woman as a witch. "A panchayat meeting decided to fight branding of women as witches. The panchayat will impose a fine if anyone is found branding a woman as...
  • Bihar: Panchayat member dubbed witch, nose chopped off November 1, 2012

    Khagaria: In a shocking incident, a woman panchayat member's nose was chopped off by five persons who dubbed her as a witch and beat her up in Bihar's Khagaria district. The woman, a member of Kenjari panchayat, was beaten up on Tuesday on suspicion of practising witchcraft, by five persons....
  • Bihar: Woman dubbed witch, burnt alive by relatives October 31, 2012

    Aurangabad: A 50yearold woman was allegedly burnt alive by her distant relatives, who claimed she was practising witchcraft in Mae village in Aurangabad, police said on Tuesday. According to complaint lodged by the woman's son, some relatives branded her a witch and burnt her alive after pouring kerosene on her on...
  • Sneak peek: Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters September 19, 2012

    Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton put a new twist on a classic fairy tale, in the new 3D action adventure. ...
  • Witches set world record for largest gathering August 20, 2012

    London: 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 people dressed as witches in one place. The record was set on the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, the Daily...
  • Rajasthan: Tribal woman branded a witch, beaten up July 9, 2012

    Jaipur: 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 said on Sunday. Gairi Devi, 40, is a resident of Sarwar village in Pali district, some 270 km from Jaipur. She lodged a first information...
  • Film on Indian women wins award at Tribeca fest April 28, 2012

    New York: 'War Witch,' a sensitive drama about a 12yearold girl abducted by vicious armed rebels in subSaharan Africa, and a nonfiction film that examines the plight of women in modern India, won the top awards at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday. 'War Witch' picked up the jury prize for...
  • Archie comics gender swap: Archie becomes Archina April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Popular comic series Archie has announced that issue #636, will focus on issues related to gender by featuring genderswapped versions of the three main characters. So, Archie become Archina, Veronica become Ronnie and Betty becomes Billy. The issue is scheduled for release on August 22. Steven Scott of Archie...
  • Mentallychallenged woman raped by witch doctor April 15, 2012

    Jaipur: A 20yearold mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by a witch doctor who was approached by her family members for a cure for her ailment, police said on Saturday. A first information report was registered against the man on Saturday at the Amber police station. According to police, the girl, a...
  • Julia Roberts turns evil in new fairytale March 22, 2012

    Los Angeles: It's not the usual role for the 'Pretty Woman', but Julia Roberts plays the evil witch in new film 'Mirror Mirror'. It's a twist on the 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' tale, with the woman playing the heroine in a quest to save her beloved man. Lily...
  • Friday release: Can '?' up a notch on horror? February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: ? A movie without a name or as it has ironically come to be called Question Mark; grabbed the attention of the movie goers with their jarring trailer. The horror buffs have seen the Blair Witches, the Paranormal activities and the grudges. For a movie...
  • Percept's next is based on 'Blair Witch Project' February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Percept Pictures' next release titled '?' is about a group of seven BMM students who go on a trip to shoot their final film project. Some days later, the relatives of these students receive text messages saying that the students are in grave danger. They immediately inform the...
  • Witchhunt still a reality in Orissa, Jharkhand January 25, 2011

    More than 200 women are killed every year in India after being branded as witches. ...