Superstition

Superstition takes backseat: UP CM Adityanath visits Noida defying 29-year-old 'jinx'

Superstition takes backseat: UP CM Adityanath visits Noida defying 29-year-old 'jinx'

The superstition of no serving chief minister visiting Noida dates back to June 1988 when the then CM Veer Bahadur Singh was asked to step down by the central leadership after just having returned from Noida. 

Dec 23, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
Body of teen kept at home for 3 days, as tantrik said he would live again

Body of teen kept at home for 3 days, as tantrik said he would live again

The family agreed to conduct the last rites only after the village head made a visit.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Odisha: Two minors fall prey to superstition, branded with hot iron

The baby was immediately taken to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Special New-born Care Unit (SNCU) in Keonjhar medical hospital.

Jul 31, 2017, 21:30 PM IST
Steve Smith has a unique superstition and the Australian team cannot stop talking about it!

Steve Smith has a unique superstition and the Australian team cannot stop talking about it!

While Adam Voges called Smith's superstition "ridiculous", coach Darren Lehmann, left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja and seamer Josh Hazlewood are all equally bemused by it.

Mar 27, 2017, 23:30 PM IST
Minors forced to give 'hot oil test' to prove innocence in mobile theft in MP's Ratlam

Minors forced to give 'hot oil test' to prove innocence in mobile theft in MP's Ratlam

Five boys were allegedly forced by a man to take an 'innocence test' by dipping their hands in a cauldron of boiling oil to prove they had not stolen his son's mobile phone.

Feb 22, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Mob beats couple for 'killing neighbours using black magic' in Jharkhand, sets house on fire

A mob beat to death an elderly couple accused of witchcraft in eastern India, police said Saturday, the second such killing in the region in two weeks.

Dec 17, 2016, 18:46 PM IST
SHOCKING! Minister says ghosts forcing farmers to commit suicide in MP

SHOCKING! Minister says ghosts forcing farmers to commit suicide in MP

In shocking remarks, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has blamed 'ghosts' for farmer suicides.

Jul 21, 2016, 10:08 AM IST
Horrendous! Saree-clad man violently swings a new born baby 360° in name of superstition – Watch

Horrendous! Saree-clad man violently swings a new born baby 360° in name of superstition – Watch

It's 21st century – the age of science and technology, still you will find many people in India who easily let themselves be fooled by the babas, devis and self-styled Godmans, all in the name of superstition.

Jun 02, 2016, 18:46 PM IST
Karnataka shocker: This couple partially buried its own child – know why

Karnataka shocker: This couple partially buried its own child – know why

In an incident of superstition which can be called an example of inhumanity, a couple in Karnataka's Bidar district partially buried its 9-month-old child in a mount of dirt during the solar eclipse which occurred last week on Wednesday.

Mar 12, 2016, 00:26 AM IST
'Miracle chain' lands Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta in trouble

'Miracle chain' lands Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta in trouble

Amruta said, “I don’t believe in any kind of miracle and Guruwanand Swami gave me the chain as his blessing.”

Feb 09, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate Delhi-Meerut Expressway on Thursday

On 31st December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to Noida to inaugurate Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

Dec 30, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

Gopalganj DM eats mid-day meal cooked by widow, intends to change people's mindset​

The residents of Gopalganj had barred Sunita Kunwar, a 36-year-old widow, from cooking mid-day meals at the school because they felt she was a “bad omen”.

Dec 20, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

March taken out to mark 2nd death anniversary of Dabholkar

Activists of Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANS) on Thursday took out a march to mark the second death anniversary of anti-superstition crusader Narendra Dabholkar who was gunned down on this day two years ago on a city bridge here while taking a morning walk.

Aug 20, 2015, 16:12 PM IST

Narendra Dabholkar murder: Two years on, mystery remains

It has been exactly two years since rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar was shot dead in this city and his killers continues to elude the law. In protest, several hundred activists, including his wife and two children, held a march here on Thursday morning.

Aug 20, 2015, 11:54 AM IST

Six dead in Punjab village, police suspect tantric angle

At least five young people were brutally hacked to death in their house in Punjab`s Moga district on Thursday, police said. The suspected killer, a `granthi` (Sikh religious preacher) too was also found dead under mysterious circumstances.

Jul 16, 2015, 23:45 PM IST

Deoria: Minor boy bathed with boiling kheer in the name of superstition!

A minor boy was bathed with boiling kheer in the name of superstition in UP's Deoria.

Jul 13, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

Superstitious India: Villagers burn forests in Pratapgarh in hopes of a child

There is a strange superstition prevalrent in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan in which villagers believe that burning forests will grant them a child

Jun 09, 2015, 10:25 AM IST

Rae Bareli: Mother dips child's finger in hot oil to cure disease

People in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district believe Jamoga is responsible for symptoms like changes in body colour, alterations in voice, stiffness of jaw, numbness of hands and feet, frequently

May 20, 2015, 00:08 AM IST

Rae Bareli: Mother dips child's finger in hot oil to cure disease- Part 2

People in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district believe Jamoga is responsible for symptoms like changes in body colour, alterations in voice, stiffness of jaw, numbness of hands and feet, frequently

May 20, 2015, 00:06 AM IST