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In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
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In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India

Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.

Narendra Dabholkar killing: CBI gets 90 more days to file charge sheet against murder accused Vikaram Bhave
India

Narendra Dabholkar killing: CBI gets 90 more days to file charge sheet against murder accused Vikaram Bhave

A special court here on Thursday gave the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) another 90 days to file a charge sheet against Vikram Bhave, an accused in the murder case of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar

Kerala to introduce anti-superstition bill aiming to eradicate practices like black magic; draft submitted to state government
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Kerala to introduce anti-superstition bill aiming to eradicate practices like black magic; draft submitted to state government

The Kerala Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices, Sorcery and Black Magic Bill, 2019 has been submitted to the CPI(M)-led LDF government. The draft bill, proposes stringent punishment for any kind of evil practice and cheating in the name of black magic.

Illegal smuggling of the Indian red sand boa to China is driving them to extinction
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Illegal smuggling of the Indian red sand boa to China is driving them to extinction

The snake sells for upto 2 crores in black — prized for its value in medicine, the fashion industry & black magic.

Kerala floods: Call for religion-centric donations amid disaster absurd, disservice to people in distress
India

Kerala floods: Call for religion-centric donations amid disaster absurd, disservice to people in distress

Amid the Kerala floods, a section of people has been calling for donations for Hindus, claiming that Muslims and Christians have enough help. Such messages on social media have been widely decried.

Assam to launch awareness programme 'Sanskar' against superstition after lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district
India

Assam to launch awareness programme 'Sanskar' against superstition after lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong district

The Assam government plans to introduce an awareness programme — 'Sanskar' — in all development blocks and panchayats in the wake of incidents triggered by superstition and ignorance including the lynching of two persons in Karbi Anglong district.

Four-month-old infant girl in Rajasthan branded with iron rod to 'cure' cold and cough, hospitalised
India

Four-month-old infant girl in Rajasthan branded with iron rod to 'cure' cold and cough, hospitalised

A four-month-old girl was hospitalised in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district where she was branded with an iron rod to “cure” her of a severe cough and cold.

Anti-superstition bill gets nod from Karnataka Cabinet, to be tabled in Assembly in November
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Anti-superstition bill gets nod from Karnataka Cabinet, to be tabled in Assembly in November

The Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the much-awaited anti-superstition bill to prevent and eradicate "inhuman evil practices" and said it would be tabled in the next state Assembly session for approval.

Monitor lizard and Gangetic dolphin: Human greed and superstitions driving them closer to extinction
India

Monitor lizard and Gangetic dolphin: Human greed and superstitions driving them closer to extinction

Use your power of protest — write to the media, write to the concerned officials and get others to do the same. Otherwise we will lose these animals just as we lost the cheetah to extinction before

Swacch Bharat mission hits superstitious hurdle in Bihar: Gazipur village residents shun toilets to keep sons 'alive'
India

Swacch Bharat mission hits superstitious hurdle in Bihar: Gazipur village residents shun toilets to keep sons 'alive'

It may sound strange but this is the hard reality of Gazipur village in Nawada district of Bihar.

Video Volunteers:  In Jharkhand women are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village
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Video Volunteers: In Jharkhand women are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 2,097 murders were committed between 2000 and 2012, where the motive was “witch hunting”. People, mostly women, are targeted and branded witches whenever a calamity befalls the village – be it death, disease or drought. Witch doctors known as Ojhas, mostly men are called upon to undo the supposedly evil influences of a witch. Many a times, victims and survivors of witch hunting are also women suffering from mental illnesses.

Remember Jawaharlal Nehru for his contribution to democratic institutions and traditions
India

Remember Jawaharlal Nehru for his contribution to democratic institutions and traditions

Jawaharlal Nehru has become unfashionable. That is hardly surprising at a time when even Mahatma Gandhi is despised

Samajwadi Party crisis, Jayalalithaa's health, black magic and everything in between
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Samajwadi Party crisis, Jayalalithaa's health, black magic and everything in between

Politicians in India have always had a disturbing obsession with superstitions like black magic, <em>vaastu</em> or the dark arts.

Delhi: Man kills two-year-old girl at temple, claims she was possessed by spirits
India

Delhi: Man kills two-year-old girl at temple, claims she was possessed by spirits

A two-and-a-half-year-old girl was kidnapped and killed by man, who hit her head against the floor of a temple in west Delhi's Ranhola area on Monday.

World Heart Day: Poor infrastructure, superstition continue to keep Indians away from donation
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World Heart Day: Poor infrastructure, superstition continue to keep Indians away from donation

Lack of infrastructure, logistical constraints, and myths and stigma attached to organ donation are the major hurdles keeping the rate of heart transplant in India at an "abysmal low" vis-a-vis in the west, according to health experts.

Rituals in times of drought: KCR’s expensive thanksgiving to cost Telangana Rs 6 cr
India

Rituals in times of drought: KCR’s expensive thanksgiving to cost Telangana Rs 6 cr

It’s thanksgiving time for Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao and the god-fearing leader is set to leave the state’s exchequer poorer by around Rs 6 crore.

New complaint against Radhe Maa, this time for 'promoting superstition'
Mumbai

New complaint against Radhe Maa, this time for 'promoting superstition'

A new complaint was on Wednesday filed at the suburban Borivali police station in Mumbai against 'godwoman' Radhe Maa alleging her involvement in promoting superstition.

Lack of education leads to belief in witchcraft, superstition, says CM after 5 women lynched by mob
India

Lack of education leads to belief in witchcraft, superstition, says CM after 5 women lynched by mob

A day after five women were lynched on the allegation of practising witchcraft, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday said lack of education leads to the delusion of superstition.

Maharashtra: Sons conspire with tantrik, kill mother to gain wealth
India

Maharashtra: Sons conspire with tantrik, kill mother to gain wealth

In a shocking incident of alleged human sacrifice to propitiate the gods for money and happiness, two brothers conspired with a woman tantrik to torture and kill their mother.

Hisar clashes: Sant Rampal's ashram hands over bodies of 4 women to police
India

Hisar clashes: Sant Rampal's ashram hands over bodies of 4 women to police

Bodies of four women were handed over to police by the staff of 'godman' Rampal's ashram in Barwala in Hisar and two other sick persons, including an infant, were taken to a hospital were they died, police said here today.