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Families of witch-hunt victims ostracised in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 10:39

The witch-hunting menace, which has seen many innocent women being persecuted, tortured and even killed in Jharkhand, has also hit their family members who are ostracised by villagers.

Panchayat to impose penalty on branding woman witch

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 18:02

Mithai panchayat in Bihar`s Madhepura district has decided to impose a penalty of Rs 2,100 on anyone calling a woman a witch, panchayat chief (mukhiya) Madhumala said.

US denies Assange witch-hunt claims

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:24

The Obama administration accused Assange of making "wild assertions" against the US to deflect attention from sex allegations he faces in Sweden.

Murdoch`s Sun attacks police `witch-hunt`

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 18:09

Associate editor of The Sun said, UK lags in 28th place behind ex-communist states in a recent press freedom survey.

Women victims of witch-hunt in tribal Assam

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 12:59

There have been numerous such cases in tribal-dominated areas in Assam, mostly of women, either widowed or living alone, who are beaten, and sometimes even killed, after being branded as witches.

Mush approaches world powers to fob off Pak govt ‘witch hunt’

Last Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011, 15:41

Musharraf says NRO deal is not being abided by the current PPP leadership.