Man accidentally threw cash worth Rs 12 lakh in a trash bin; here’s what happened next

A man from China mistakenly threw a bag full of cash worth Rs 12 lakh in a trash bin. When he reached the bank, he saw that he had the other bag in hand that contained garbage. What happened next will leave you shockedchina-7593.jpg

A man accidentally threw away Rs 12 lakh in a trash bin, but got lucky. Read on to know what really happened. (Source: File Photo)

Ever made a careless mistake that cost you way too much? A man from Liaoning, China, walked out of his house with two plastic bags — one full of his household waste and the other with his hard-earned cash. Little did he know that he would throw the bag full of cash worth 1,24,000 yuan (approximately Rs 12 lakh) in the waste bin. According to media reports, the man known by the surname Wang, lost all his money and when he reached the bank to deposit money, he realised what was left in his hand was the garbage bag.

When he rushed back to the dump, he was unable to find the bag in the trash bin. He went to the police and lodged a complaint. The officers checked the CCTV footage and spotted someone discovering the bag and walking away with it. However, they didn’t have a proper clue about the missing bag due to the poor quality of the footage. As the police started interrogating the people in the locality nearby, a woman came forward and returned the bag full of cash to the police authorities.

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Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery

Many Islamists believe hijab should not be imposed by the law, though they consider it a religious task for every Muslim woman. Both Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei support softer attitude toward women with improper hijab, but hard-liners oppose to easing such rules.

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Social media postings Monday showed at least five women in Iran protesting the obligatory Muslim headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks. The videos and photos showed individual women in separate locations in Tehran and Isfahan.

Masoud Sarabi, who witnessed one of the protests, confirmed the authenticity of a video shot on Tehran’s Enghelab Street. The others appeared to be authentic, but AP could not independently verify them. The women appear to be following the lead of a 31-year-old protester identified as Vida Movahed, who took off her headscarf on the same street in late December. She was detained for a few weeks and then released

President Trump Delivers First State Of The Union Address: Highlights

In the hour-long address, Donald Trump spoke about the American economy and the tax cuts undertaken by his government. He also talked about “decades of unfair trade deals”, “immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American Workers and American Families”, “what kind of nation” America will be, and America’s “fight until ISIS is defeated” among others.

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In the hour-long address, Donald Trump spoke about the American economy and the tax cuts undertaken by his government. He also talked about “decades of unfair trade deals”, “immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American Workers and American Families”, “what kind of nation” America will be, and America’s “fight until ISIS is defeated” among others.

U.S. lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

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In this file picture international passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The United States announced on Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the U.S. would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past.

Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face tougher “risk-based” assessments to be accepted.

“It’s critically important that we know who is entering the United States,” said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“These additional security measures will make it harder for bad actors to exploit our refugee programme, and they will ensure we take a more risk-based approach to protecting the homeland.”

The 11 countries, hit with a ban in October in the Trump administration’s revised refugee policy, have not been identified officially.

But refugee groups say they comprise Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Not a ‘Muslim ban’

Speaking anonymously, a senior administration official told journalists that the policy of enhanced security assessments for the 11 countries was not designed to target Muslims.

“Our admissions have nothing to do with religion,” the official said, adding that there is “nothing especially novel” about tougher screening for countries deemed to have a higher level of risk.

President Donald Trump has pursued a much tougher stance on immigrants and refugees from all countries since becoming President one year ago.

His predecessor Barack Obama set refugee admission in fiscal 2017, which began on October 2016, at 110,000.

When Mr. Trump took office a year ago, he slashed that to 53,000, a number that was cut again to a maximum of 45,000 in fiscal 2018.

But refugee arrivals this year could come in significantly lower than that, due to the backlog from the 120-day halt and a slowdown in processing because of generally tougher applicant reviews.

DHS would not explain what the tougher vetting measures for the 11 countries would include.

But all applicants are being asked to supply more detailed histories and evidence of their past activities, and many are having to allow access to personal electronics and social media accounts.

The move comes as Mr. Trump presses for a sharp turn in overall U.S. immigration policy that critics say will result in a 50% cut in arrivals each year and bias admissions away from African, Asian and Muslim countries.

Last week, Mr. Trump proposed to end the 27-year-old “green card lottery” programme that aims to diversify the source of immigrants, leading to an upturn in those from Middle Eastern and African countries.

He also proposed to tightly limit the family members who can join immigrants to only spouses and younger children. Until now, such “chain migration” could extend to immigrants’ parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family.

The White House said the policy was necessary to protect national security from terror and crime threats.

In return, Mr. Trump proposed a plan that offers 1.8 million young unauthorised immigrants known as “Dreamers” a path to citizenship over 10-12 years.

Democrats and Republicans are starting negotiations on those proposals, along with Mr. Trump’s request for a $25 billion “trust fund” to build a wall on the southern U.S. border to deter illegal border-crossers from Mexico.