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In Madhya Pradesh, Minor Girls Paraded Naked To Please Rain God

Sep 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A district official said a response will be submitted to the NCPCR.

Kerala’s Clubhouse Debut: Emancipatory Voices And Literalist Charlatans

Jul 19, 2021 Shajahan Madampat

The Club House debates, in general, throw up pictures of a Malayali society that is making giant strides towards a more emancipatory future. They also present its worse detractors – zealots of all hues.

Superstition Draws Crowd In MP Village, Priest In Video Says 'Pari Mata' Will Protect From Covid

In the video, a large number of people, mostly women, were seen standing at a place in the village and most of them were neither wearing masks nor following the social distancing norms.

Condemned, Discriminated, Violated: Horrific Tales Of Witch-Hunting In Odisha

Mar 09, 2021 Debabrata Patra

In 2018, 73 witchcraft-related cases were reported across Odisha, out of which 18 were murders. Another 99 cases, including 18 murders, were recorded in the state in 2017.

Bizarre! 2-Year-Old Boy Killed By Family Members Over Superstitious Beliefs

The police have arrested the three accused involved in the alleged murder of their 2-year-old nephew

05 February, 2021

On Suspicion Of 'Black Magic', Couple Kills Relatives' Six-Year-Old Boy After Its Buffalo Dies

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The husband-wife duo suspected the boy's family of practising black magic and blamed them for the death of their buffalo.

31 October, 2020

Conmen Sell ‘Aladdin’s Lamp’ To Meerut Doctor For Rs 31 Lakh

Outlook Web Bureau

Doctor made to believe of the ‘magical’ features of the lamp that summons a ‘genie’.

25 October, 2020

UP Man Slits His Throat For 'Sacrificial Ritual' At Temple


Rukmani Mishra (49) reached Koteshwar Temple on Saturday night and tried to slit his throat with a knife: Officials

13 October, 2020

90-Year-Old Man Buried Alive For ‘Witchcraft’ In Meghalaya, Body Exhumed


The body with hands and legs tied and face covered was exhumed on Monday from a 5-feet-deep pit.

27 May, 2019

Men's Heads Tonsured, Women's Nails Trimmed Over Refusal To Perform Rituals In Jharkhand

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The accused were detained on Sunday, after the police received information about the incident that took place in Chhota Krishnapur village on May 23.

08 March, 2019

The 'Lucky Chair' That Made Modi PM, Or So Believes The BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

The Kanpur unit considers the wooden chair auspicious, and its leaders feel it will help the Bharatiya Janata Party form the government again at the Centre and ensure that Modi becomes PM once more.


26 September, 2018

Maharashtra: Anti-Superstition Activists Booked For Celebrating Birthday In Crematorium

Outlook Web Bureau

"As part of the birthday celebration, Shinde served non-veg food to the guests. Some of those present clicked photos of the event, which went viral on social media," the official said.

02 September, 2018

Delhi: Mother Kills 7-Month-Old Daughter For Family's Medical, Financial Problems

Outlook Web Bureau

On sustained interrogation, she broke down and confessed about the murder of her daughter.

02 August, 2018

Bombay HC Raps Central, State Agencies For Lack Of Urgency In Probe Into Dabholkar, Pansare Killings

Outlook Web Bureau

The bench observed that one was witnessing a "tragic phase" in the country where one could not even speak or move around freely, and yet, the authorities in the above cases had failed to show urgency, or make concrete progress, in probing the killings.

10 January, 2018

Animals Welfare Board Issues Guidelines For Conduct of Jallikattu, Says Put Bulls On Nicotine, Cocaine Tests

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"During the event, one-day insurance, which is already in practice, should be made compulsory for the bulls, bullocks, bull owners [and] participants."

23 November, 2017

Cancer Is 'Divine Justice' For Past Sins, Says Assam BJP Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

"That divine justice always will be there. Nobody can escape the divine justice that will happen," he added.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz