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Daughters killed, accused parents, all held extreme religious beliefs: Andhra Police

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.

When Tagore accused Gandhi of superstition

March 29, 2020 2:19 pm

Mahatma Gandhi had blamed the 1934 Bihar earthquake on ‘divine chastisement’ for the ‘great sin’ of untouchability

Friday the 13th: Why an RJ believes it's spooky

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.

Friday the 13th 2019: Know some of the superstitions associated with the day

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.

Hours after release from hospital, baby branded with hot iron dies

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.

Gujarat: Parents get seven-month old branded by tantrik for ‘cure’

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.

Mother smothers two girls to death in Delhi, police say she is mentally ill

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”.

A part of Tamil Nadu politics

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.

'All PM Narendra Modi has to do is call rationalism part of our ethos’

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.

The risk of reason

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.