Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicBlack magic

Topic: black magic

‘Just for fun’ — Gujarat broker says didn’t actually use ‘kala jadu’ to spark stock market fall

Stockbroker Minish Patel had claimed in a Telegram message to his 12 lakh subscribers that he spent Rs 8.5 crore on ‘black magic’ to trigger market fall last week.

From gaon to Golf Links — Modern India is still under the spell of black magic

Lona Chamarin and Ismail Jogi aren't commonly known — unless you are with a tantrik invoking these mystery figures as part of his Kamakhya vashikaran spell.

SC rejects plea for directions to curb forced religious conversions, black magic

An apex court bench said there is no reason why a person above 18 can't be allowed to choose their religion and refused to grant permission to a representation to the law commission.

PIL in SC seeks directions to Centre to stop black magic, superstition, religious conversion

The plea also sought directions to ascertain the feasibility of appointing a Committee to enact a Conversion of Religion Act to check the abuse of religion.

6-year-old Kanpur girl gangraped and killed, her lungs taken out, police says

The girl went missing on Diwali night from the Ghatampur & was later found dead. Her lungs were removed to perform black magic, hoping it would help a woman give birth, said police.

6-year-old girl killed on suspicion of black magic in UP, 3 detained

Deputy IG (Kanpur) Preetinder Singh said that the 6-year-old, daughter of a farmer, had gone missing Saturday evening when her family was preparing for Diwali prayers.

How Babri Masjid demolition was rehearsed and executed in 1992 — rare photos tell the story

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

If your Bengali girlfriend knew ‘black magic’, she would erase misogyny, not waste it on you

The tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput is now being used to target Bengali women.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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