Witch

  • Sonia Gandhi says Narendra Modi's government in 'witch hunt' as Congress probed on taxes 10-07-2014 08:34 AM

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi, president of ousted Congress party, on Wednesday accused the new Narendra Modi-led 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...
  • Families of witch-hunt victims ostracised in Gumla 03-02-2014 10:09 AM

    The witch-hunting 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...
  • '6-5=2' trailer: Is this India's answer to 'The Blair Witch Project'? 06-11-2013 03:53 PM

    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 31-10-2013 10:43 AM

    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 30-10-2013 06:36 PM

    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' 08-10-2013 04:47 PM

    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 28-07-2013 10:30 AM

    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 CNN-IBN that she is being targeted and is under pressure to drop the...
  • Delhi: Complainant in Navy sex assault case arrested for forgery 27-07-2013 09:42 PM

    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 CNN-IBN...
  • We all have special powers, Wiccans know that: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti 25-07-2013 04:04 PM

    From the author of 'Sacred Evil' and 'Beloved Witch' comes a chilling new collection of real-life 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 20-04-2013 02:25 PM

    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 19-04-2013 04:46 PM

    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,...
  • Bihar: panchayat to impose fines on branding a woman as a witch 15-11-2012 02:00 AM

    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 01-11-2012 03:41 AM

    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 31-10-2012 12:51 AM

    Aurangabad: A 50-year-old 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...
  • Sneak peek: Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters 19-09-2012 03:22 PM

    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 20-08-2012 12:18 PM

    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...
  • Rajasthan: Tribal woman branded a witch, beaten up 09-07-2012 12:50 AM

    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...
  • Film on Indian women wins award at Tribeca fest 28-04-2012 12:30 PM

    New York: 'War Witch,' a sensitive drama about a 12-year-old girl abducted by vicious armed rebels in sub-Saharan 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...
  • Archie comics gender swap: Archie becomes Archina 25-04-2012 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: Popular comic series Archie has announced that issue #636, will focus on issues related to gender by featuring gender-swapped 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...
  • Mentally-challenged woman raped by witch doctor 15-04-2012 12:21 AM

    Jaipur: A 20-year-old 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...
  • Julia Roberts turns evil in new fairytale 22-03-2012 01:16 PM

    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? 16-02-2012 08:36 PM

    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 that...
  • Witch-hunt still a reality in Orissa, Jharkhand 25-01-2011 08:25 AM

    More than 200 women are killed every year in India after being branded as witches. ...
  • Samjhauta blast probe a witch hunt by CBI: RSS 07-01-2011 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The RSS on Friday accused the CBI of deliberately leaking the confession of Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast which, it alleged, was given under duress. "This is a conspiracy and witch hunt. We have doubts about the manner in which this confessional statement has been...