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Minor girl publicly whipped 10 times for not opposing rape by her father in Maharashtra

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NEW DELHI — In a shocking incident, the village Panchayat in Satara district of Maharashtra, ordered whipping to father and his pregnant daughter after an incident came to know that the girl became pregnant from his own father.

The minor girl, who was raped by her own father for over four months, punished as she didn’t opposed the crime and she got to be pregnant, as per Aajtak.in.

Both the father and girl were publicly whipped 10 times.

The Panchayat, in its verdict, said that the girl was also a guilty as she did not resisted the rape so she was also an accused in the crime.

The incident came to light when an RTI activist approached the police with photos and other proofs. Police have filed a complaint and started investigation into the case.

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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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