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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Yashwant Sinha launches ‘Rashtra Manch’; Shatrughan joins

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Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday led a group of politicians to join former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha’s new political platform that seeks to take the Centre on.

Mr. Yashwant Sinha said his ‘Rashtra Manch’, a political action group, would start a movement against the policies of the Central government.

Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, NCP MP Majeed Memon, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh, former Gujarat Chief Minister Suresh Mehta and JD(U) leader Pavan Varma were among those who attended the event marking the launch of the front.

RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary and former Union Ministers Som Pal and Harmohan Dhawan were also present.

Mr. Shatrughan Sinha said he had joined the platform because he had not been given a forum in his party for expressing his views, but added that his decision to back the front should not be seen as an anti-party activity as it was in national interest.

Mr. Yashwant Sinha likened the present situation to that which prevailed 70 years ago when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, on this day, and said democracy and its institutions were under attack.

He claimed that the Narendra Modi government had reduced farmers to “the status of beggars” and accused it of presenting “made to order” statistics to suit its interests.

The senior leader, however, claimed that the ‘Rashtra Manch’ would be a non-party political action group, and insisted that it was not against any party but would work to highlight national issues.

“It is not an organisation but a national movement,” he said, hitting out at the government’s economic and foreign policies.

“Everybody in the BJP is living in fear. We are not,” he said.

Dialogue and debate in the country had become “coarse, one-sided and dangerous”, he added.

“It seems mob has the job of giving justice,” he claimed.

The first leg of the Budget Session of Parliament would effectively have only four working days, something that was unprecedented, he said.

Taking up farmers’ issues would be the top priority of his organisation, said the 80-year-old leader, who had held the finance and external affairs portfolios in the first NDA government.

The ‘ironic’ question of Nigerian writing

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Thousands of people across social media have been posting about Nigeria’s literary heritage after a journalist asked acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie if there were any bookshops in her country.

People have tweeted about the author more than 16,000 times since the question was asked in a public interview on Thursday evening in Paris.

A response on Friday posted by Adichie on her Facebook page has drawn a further 13,000 reactions and more than a thousand comments, and been shared over 3,000 times across the social networking site.

The interview – part of the Night Of Ideas event, a French government-backed initiative – was broadcast on Twitter and Facebook by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has been viewed nearly 38,000 times.

Journalist Caroline Broue asked Adichie if people read her books in Nigeria. Adichie replied, “They do, shockingly.”

Broue then asked: “Are there any bookshops in Nigeria?”

Broue added news in France about Nigeria was dominated by stories of Boko Haram and violence, and the bookshop question was an invitation for Adichie to talk about a different aspect of her country.

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The author of Americanah and Purple Hibiscus replied: “I think it reflects very poorly on French people that you have to ask me that question.

“My books are read in Nigeria. They are studied in schools. Not just Nigeria, across the continent in Africa.”