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Kansas woman allegedly forced to pee in cup on United Airlines flight

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KANSAS CITY — In a horrific story about the state of commercial flight, a nurse from Kansas City says she was forced to pee into a cup in her seat because she was not allowed to use the plane’s lavatory on a flight from Houston.

Nichole Harper told KCTV that she had a sudden urge to urinate because of her overactive bladder on the flight last month to Kansas City, Missouri.

She says a flight attendant told her she wasn’t allowed to stand up because the pilot was expecting turbulence. Harper responded by saying she was going to need a cup. She says flight crew reprimanded her after she filled two cups.

Early Saturday, Harper posted on her Facebook account and sais she became frustrated at her inability to get anyone at United Airlines to acknowledge her complaint.

“United Airlines refuses to take my call, now I can’t sleep and just keep thinking about how wrong this is,” Harper wrote.

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Harper says it happened less than 30 minutes into the flight. United says it was during descent.

The airline’s reputation has undeniably taken a severe blow over the span of a few months.

Last month, a French woman wound up on a plane to San Francisco instead of Paris from a New Jersey airport after United made a last-minute gate change which she was not informed of.

An 11-hour layover in San Francisco and 28 hours of travel later, the woman finally arrived at her destination. United issued an apology after the incident.

The company’s biggest public relations disaster was in March, when a video posted on Facebook showed three security officials violently dragging a passenger from a United Airlines flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The passenger was injured and hospitalized after being dragged from the plane to make space for four crew members.

The airline was also accused of discrimination after two teenage girls were barred from entering a flight because they were wearing leggings.

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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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