January 27, 2021 1:52 pm
“It seems like the whole family was involved in some extreme religious belief. The deaths are a result of this,” said DSP of Madanapalli taluk, Ravi Manohar Achari.
March 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Mahatma Gandhi had blamed the 1934 Bihar earthquake on ‘divine chastisement’ for the ‘great sin’ of untouchability
September 14, 2019 10:33 am
Friday the 13th has earned a bad name just like other superstitions including walking under a ladder, crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror or photo frame.
September 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Friday the 13th 2019: Largely a western concept, the superstitions associated with the day have found takers in different parts of the world.
June 12, 2019 11:22 am
The victim’s parents allegedly subjected her to branding by a tantrik in their neighbouring village believing it would cure her breathing difficulties.
June 11, 2019 11:09 am
The tantrik allegedly branded the child with a “daam” (tongs). The incident, which took place on Sunday, was discovered that evening when the child was admitted in a private hospital when her health deteriorated.
February 24, 2018 3:18 am
According to police, the woman was “suffering from a psychotic episode” and was in a “confused state of mind, when she was brought in for questioning”.
September 20, 2015 1:07 am
Even while the Left in neighbouring Kerala has succumbed to pressures, the DMK has never taken part in Hindu festivals.
September 20, 2015 1:09 am
Edamaruku says M M Kalburgi’s murder and the threat to his own life are an outcome of growing intolerance in India to critical enquiry.
September 21, 2015 2:41 pm
Rationalist groups in India fight not just superstitions, ‘godmen’, ‘ghosts’, ‘spirits’ or social injustice. As profiles of several across India show, threats are a constant presence.