The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 18th, 2023 day edition

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New Delhi — An Indian couple has allegedly died by suicide by using a guillotine-like mechanism to decapitate themselves in a sacrificial ritual, police said Sunday.

"The couple first prepared a fire altar before putting their heads under a guillotine-like mechanism held by a rope," Indrajeetsinh Jadeja, a police sub-inspector, was quoted as saying by Indian news outlets.

"As soon as they released the rope, an iron blade fell on them, severing their heads, which rolled into the fire.".

The couple apparently designed the device used in their beheading in such a way that their heads would roll into the fire altar, completing their sacrificial ritual.

A file photo shows people lighting candles for a Hindu religious ceremony during a Dev Diwali festival in Varanasi, India.

Family members reportedly told police that the pair had offered prayers in the hut every day for the last year.

But almost all known cases of human sacrifice involve people killing others to please gods, rather than themselves. »

CBC says it is ‘pausing’ its use of Twitter

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CBC says it is ‘pausing’ its use of Twitter CBC media relations director Leon Mar says Twitter's decision defies its own policy,.

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Article content “Consequently, we will be pausing our activity on our corporate Twitter account and all CBC and Radio-Canada news-related accounts.” »

India, Russia talk free trade deal in step-up of relations

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NEW DELHI, April 17 (Reuters) - India and Russia are discussing a free trade agreement (FTA), the Russian trade minister said on Monday, an announcement that could deepen bilateral commercial ties that have flourished since war broke out in Ukraine.

India's imports from Russia more than quadrupled to $46.33 billion over the last fiscal year, mainly through oil.

"Together with the Eurasian Economic Commission, we are looking forward to intensifying negotiations on a free trade agreement with India.". »