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15-month-old girl sacrificed to unearth hidden treasure

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 18:06

A 15-month-old girl was recently sacrificed with a desire to unearth hidden treasure at the nearby Firozabad fort, and seven persons including her father have been arrested in connection with the crime, a top police official said.

Man gets death penalty for human sacrifice

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:34

A court has awarded the death penalty to a man who beheaded a baby and drank its blood in West Bengal`s Bankura district two years ago.

Skull find shows women were sacrificed in ancient China

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 20:56

Archaeologists in China have unearthed the skulls of more than 80 young women who may have been sacrificed more than 4,000 years ago, state media reported Monday.

Human sacrifice: Father kills son in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 18:46

A man killed his 13-year-old son in Assam in what is being termed a case of human sacrifice.

Eid celebrated in Andhra Pradesh with fervour

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 23:06

Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated on Wednesday with religious fervour across Andhra Pradesh.

Eid celebrated with gaiety in Karnataka

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:51

Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated across Karnataka Wednesday with gaiety and religious fervour by tens of thousands of Muslims.

Nearly two million pilgrims perfom haj: Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:54

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that around 1.98 million pilgrims are performing this year`s annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj, sharply fewer than last year due to reduced quotas.

Haj culminates with ritual sacrifice of animals

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 19:01

Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage.

Inca mummies show child sacrifice victims were drugged

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 15:22

Mummies of three children used as ritual sacrifices by the centuries-old Inca civilisation show they were fed a significant amount of drugs and alcohol for months to hasten their deaths.

Policeman arrested for human sacrifice, skeletons recovered

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 09:24

A senior constable was arrested in Jharkhand`s Dhanbad district on charges of trying to sacrifice two girls, police said on Friday.

Women can`t have it all, says Drew Barrymore

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 13:36

Drew Barrymore, who gave birth to her first child, daughter Olive, last September, feels motherhood is all about sacrifices and women can`t have it all.

3,500-year-old donkey sacrifice discovered in Israel

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 18:30

Archaeologists have uncovered a young donkey that was laid to rest on its side more than 3,500 years ago, complete with a copper bridle bit in its mouth and saddle bags on its back, in southern Israel.