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Motorcyclist towed away along with bike

KANPUR — In a bizarre incident reported from Kanpur on Wednesday, a motorcyclist and his motorcycle were towed away by a towing vehicle through the busy Mall road, leaving onlookers shocked on the streets of Kanpur in India.

The biker didn’t let go of his motorcycle, even as it was being towed away and remained seated atop his motorbike wearing his helmet while the tow car driver kept driving.

The funny incident was recorded on video which shows the rider wearing a helmet while holding the tow truck’s chain.

The motorcycle was towed after the rider, Mohammad Nouman, refused to pay a fee for parking in a restricted zone, traffilc police said.

“The cops then warned him that if he will not pay the fine his motorbike would be towed away and taken to the traffic police lines. The cops chained his bike with the traffic crane and were about to tow the vehicle, Nouman jumped and sat on the bike,” a traffic police spokesman told the Times of India.

Police said that Nouman apologized and paid the fine later and his motorcycle released.

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India’s 700 year old banyan tree put on saline drip

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HYDERABAD — The world’s second largest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Indian state of Telangana is on ‘saline drip’ now as part of the rejuvenation of the tree that is almost dying.

The 700-year-old ficus tree is now given treatment by injecting a diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested the tree.

The tree was spread across three acres and is believed to be the second biggest Banyan tree in the world,according to news agency ANI.

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One of its branches got infested by insects and is on saline drip as part of the rejuvenation. The tree is given treatment by injecting diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested it.

Termites had affected almost entire tree due to which parts of it are fallen, and it closed for tourists in December 2017.

District collector of Mahbubnagar inspected the tree and ordered forest officials to take care of it. They began the treatment of the tree with mixed chlorpyrifos(Pesticide) in saline bottle.

Forest officials are infusing the chemical solution drop by drop using saline bottles similar to a saline drip given to patients in the hospital as pumping of chemical into the stem failed. The solution was injected in the barks of the tree.

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