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Giant, 8-kg mushroom discovered in China

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Beijing, Aug 06 (IANS): A giant mushroom with a circumference of 1.8 metres and 8 kg of weight has been discovered in China's Yunnan province, authorities said on Sunday.
The mushroom was found in the Pu'er Sun River National Park in Pu'er city, Xinhua news agency reported.
"Half of it was covered by leaves and the other half was in the air," said an official. "It had different layers, and appeared brown. It had many wrinkles."

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Traffic Nightmare for some turns business for few

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SHILLONG, Aug 06: Nothing is going right for the state government regarding the traffic muddle in the city roads including those who are facing the burnt but all is not so wrong as the jams have opened up new vistas for the vendors.
It is noticed that the traffic jams have turned into a selling point for the small time vendors who are often seen selling items to those caught in the jams. Those inching to their destination observed that it was not seen before in the city’s roads and streets but they have learnt a better way of earning some fast buck by selling items to stranded vehicles instead of waiting for walk in customers on footpaths and roadsides.

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Bernard opposes forceful occupation for TCH in Rongkachiring

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TURA, Aug 06: The upcoming expansion of the Tura Civil Hospital (TCH) may just hit another roadblock with the former ANVC-B leader Bernard Marak, threatening to file a case against the GHADC and the state government on the issue of forceful occupation of land in the Rongkachiring locality of the town of Tura.
“The state government plans eviction at Rongkachiring against Supreme Court orders. There is a Supreme Court ruling AIR 1972 SC 787 Para 15 which strongly directed that ‘No law made by the Regional or District Councils with respect to allotment, occupation or use of setting apart of land as mentioned in that clause, shall have the effect of preventing  compulsory acquisition of land for public purposes’. This direction of the Supreme Court is not being followed by the State Government,” said Marak in a press statement issue here on Sunday.

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Sanctuary Song Resort - Song, fruits, adventure amidst dense forest

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SHILLONG, Aug 06: Located 30kms from Shillong town in the village of Rtiang at the Umsning – Mawhati Road, Sanctuary Song Resort, is a unique habitat nestled amidst dense forests. That a resort of its genre actually exists, 5 km inside the Guwahati – Shillong National Highway, can only be ascertained when one treads into the narrow serpentine road snarling through thick forests on either side.
The ride to the resort is both adventurous and joyous since it is free from the choking city roads inundated with chirping of birds and sounds of other insects. This narrow road further narrows down into a kutcha connector that runs alongside a flowing river in order to take the visitors to the resort. With monsoon at its peak, the river is at its broadest spree now and one has to actually ride over the river leading to the resort since the road is submerged by the river water.

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Rajabala outpost gheraoed by angry villagers over police inaction

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TURA, Aug 06: Angry residents of Haripur under Rajabala outpost on Sunday gathered together seeking answers from police staff on the many pending cases of murder and assault that the villagers alleged were being overlooked by the policemen from the outpost. The area falls under West Garo Hills.
The incident occurred at 10 am on Sunday and follows the stabbing of one person from the village this past Friday after an argument. Three of the accused absconded after the incident leading to protests by the villagers in front of the outpost today. Though the situation at no point went out of hand, the villagers alleged inaction on the part of the police.

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Road to SGH DC office in tatters

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TURA, Aug 06: As if mirroring the poor infrastructure present within the district of South Garo Hills, the road leading to the deputy commissioner’s office in Baghmara lies in tatters for over half a decade now.
The road also connects most of the main offices of the district including the SP office and quarters, transport office, housing amongst other important milestones for the district. However the stretch of road which would hardly be more than half a kilometer seems straight out of a road horror show.

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Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President of India

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NEW DELHI, Aug 05 (IANS): Veteran BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu, who had humble origins in an agriculturist family in Andhra Pradesh, was on Saturday elected as the Vice of President of India, completing the quartet of top four constitutional posts namely President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker going to persons from BJP with RSS background for the first time in 70 years.
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, 68, who was a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee and later the Narendra Modi governments, defeated the combined opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a huge margin of 272 votes in a straight contest, whose verdict was already predictable.

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