Baripada: Despite a lot of awareness to shun blind belief & superstitions, several people mostly in rural areas of Odisha are yet to break the shackles of such evil practices. In a brutal outcome of such retrograde behaviour, a man allegedly killed a woman of his village and later walked into police station with the […]
Bhadrak: At a time when humans have made huge leaps into the digital age, reports of superstitious practices still continue to surface from many parts of Odisha putting rationalists at a loss of words. In one such incident, residents of Asura village of Bhadrak district decided to resort to a primitive ritual of using a […]
Nayagarh: The myth of King Midas golden touch is well known. But in Odisha’s Nayagarh, a myth doing rounds is a Class VII boy has developed a touch of the other kind – whatever objects he touches they get smeared with human excreta. The situation has turned so worrying that the minor boy was abandoned […]
Sundergarh: Tension run high at Ghumuda village under Dharuadihi police limits of Sundergarh district following the death of a four-year-old girl who was missing since yesterday. The minor girl, identified as Poonam Sa, was reportedly playing in front her house yesterday morning when she suddenly went missing. Though her family members searched for her in […]
Nabarangpur: Despite modernisation, superstition continues to prevail in many Odisha villages. The latest incident has been reported from Hatibari village under Majhiguda block in Papadahandi panchayat of Nabarangpur district. Recently, as many as 17 persons of Hatibari were found suffering from chicken pox but instead of going to hospitals, many of them sought treatment from […]
Berhampur: Hours after OTV telecast a report on how snake bite deaths are rising in Odisha because people continue to follow superstitions rather than medical advice; two more deaths corroborate how people continue to fall prey to superstitious practices. One Siva Patra of Buguda area in Ganjam district was bitten by a poisonous snake yesterday. […]
A few kilometres from where India’s ‘supersonic’ interceptor missiles are test fired so often, relatives of a man who died of snakebite today attempted to bring him back to life by asking a sorcerer to use his supernatural powers and recite mantras over phone.