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Jun 14, 2019
Amitav Ghosh on Gun Island, the theme of technology-as-magic, and why nothing is 'just a story'Amitav Ghosh, who recently won the Jnanpith Award, talks about the themes in his latest book Gun Island, the link between human and animal modes of communication and technology's potential to function as witchcraft
Feb 19, 2019
In Jharkhand’s tribal areas, toothless laws against ‘witch hunting’ hand land mafias tool to target female landowners"The biggest reason for branding a woman a witch is land grabbing," said Sanjay Mishra, a social activist in Jharkhand who has worked closely with victims of witch hunting.
Aug 02, 2018
Family of four found buried on top of each other in Kerala's Idukki district; police suspects witchcraftBodies of four members of a family were on Wednesday found stacked on top of each other and buried in a pit in the backyard of their house in the Idukki district
Jun 04, 2018
Witch-hunts on the rise in Jharkhand: Govt gears up awareness campaign; land grab behind most casesJharkhand has been on top when it comes to the number of people killed for practising alleged witchcraft for four consecutive years between 2013 and 2016.
Nov 06, 2017
Tribal couple tied to tree, beaten up by villagers in Odisha on suspicion of 'practicing witchcraft'A tribal couple was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten up by a group of villagers on the suspicion that they practised witchcraft at Madhupur in Odisha
Oct 27, 2017
Rare 17th century manuscript on England's witchcraft trial up for sale in London fairA rare copy of a manuscript detailing a 17th century witchcraft trial in England's North Yorkshire county is up for sale, priced at 7,500 pounds, at the rare book and art Ink Fair in London.
Oct 10, 2016
UN drones carrying blood samples and medicines confused for attack drones in AfricaAt first, the drone took some explaining. Anxious villagers buzzed with rumours of a new blood-sucking thing that would fly above their homes. Witchcraft, some said.
Jul 31, 2016
Beloved Witch: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti on being India's most famous Wiccan, and witchcraftIndia's foremost Wiccan priestess Ipsita Roy Chakraverti talks of witchcraft and feminism
Apr 06, 2016
Couple beaten to death in Andhra Pradesh on suspicion of witchcraftThe incident took place under Makkuva police station limits on Tuesday night and the couple was identified as Kolluri Pandu (40) and his wife K Seethamma (35), they said.
Mar 16, 2016
Jharkhand: 127 women branded witches, lynched in two years127 women were lynched in Jharkhand between 2012-14 after being branded as witch, Rajya Sabha was informed today