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400 YEAR OLD BONSAI STOLEN: DESPERATE OWNER POSTS CARE INSTRUCTIONS ON FACEBOOK

ANM News Desk: Fuyumi Iimura has a message for those who broke into her family’s expansive garden outside Tokyo and struck off with a small fortune to value some of the planet’s most beautiful bonsai trees:

“Please water them.”

For a period of several nights, a team of bonsai banditers stole the craze in Iimura’s collection, considered one of the most exquisite existing.

She mourned for her 400 year old bonsai tree ‘Shimpaku’ and said that it needed extreme care and couldn’t survivr a week without water.

INDIA CHINA

CHINA AGAINST MODI’S ARUNACHAL VISIT: BJP DISMISSES OPPOSITION

ANM News Desk: China’s foreign ministry condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed north-eastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh, saying it “resolutely opposes” activities by Indian leaders in the region.

Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region aimed at garnering support for his Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections due by May.

Despite recent efforts to improve bilateral ties in both countries, disputes over the mountainous Indo-China border – which triggered a war in 1962 – and the region that China claims as southern Tibet have remained a sensitive issue.

MAMATA TAGA

MAMATA GOVERNMENT WELCOMES JAPAN TO ONCE TATA LAND

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: After showing the door to Tatas, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has opened the door for the Japan. Riding on her pet agri-based industry concept, Japan and West Bengal government have jointly build a state of art cold storage in Singur. The facility, according to Masayuki Taga, Japan’s top diplomat in eastern region, is one of it’s kind in the state.

AUTOMATIC TRACTOR

CHINA AIMS BIG IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

ANM News Desk: Brand new combine harvester can be seen buzzing up and down the fields of Eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation’s huge agricultural sector.

The bright green prototype was operating last autumn during a trial of driverless farm equipment as the government pushes firms to develop within 7 years fully-automated machinery capable of planting, fertilizing and harvesting each of China’s staple crops i.e. rice, wheat and corn.

AHIR

MINORITIES OPPRESSED IN BANGLADESH AND PAKISTAN: MOS HOME AHIR

Avijit Nandi Majumdar, Editor-in-Chief: Bilateral relation between India and Bangladesh seem to be on way down with India claiming that minorities including Hindus are being oppressed and persecuted and Sheikh Hasina government has shown no signs of offering shelter and security. India has also accused Imran Khan government of failing to protect the interest of minorities in Pakistan.

 Speaking exclusively to ANM News minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir mentioned that Narendra Modi government is committed to provide shelter to minorities who are forced to leave their land and homes in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Citizenship bill covers Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians in these countries and will provide Indian nationality to them.

TUNA COVER

SUSHI TYCOON WINS 278-KILOGRAM BLUEFIN TUNA IN TOKYO AUCTION

ANM News Desk: An endangered 278-kilogram bluefin tuna was sold for a massive £2.5 million (Rs 22.1 cr) in the first auction this year of Japan’s new fish market in Tokyo.

The fish was brought by sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of Kiyomura Corp., who runs a very popular fast food and Sushi chain in the country. “The quality of the tuna I bought is the best,” he said. Kimura has been the winner of the annual auction for several years.

Japan has reportedly seen a 96% depletion in the stock from seas of bluefin tuna. However, the country still remains one of the biggest consumers of the endangered fish.

The fish was sold for £31 per pound in the previous years. Now, the price has gone up to £157 a pound due to the depletion of Bluefin in the market.

MAMATA HASINA

WEST BENGAL CM CONGRATULATES HASINA

ANM News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on winning the chair again with a landslide victory in the country’s general elections.

HASINA COVER

HASINA BAGS LANDSLIDE WIN, OPPOSITION CLAIMS VOTE RIGGING

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is cruising towards a landslide victory in Bangladesh’s general election on Sunday.

Hasina’s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament, with the main opposition securing only six seats, Election Commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said.

Hasina’s win consolidated her decade-long rule over Bangladesh, where she is credited with improving the economy and promoting development but has also been accused of rampant human rights abuses, a crackdown on the media and suppressing dissent. She denies such charges.

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AL AND BNP LOCKED IN TOUGH FIGHT AT TANGAIL

Staff reporter, Tangail, Bangladesh : Awami League and BNP are locked in a fierce battle over Tangail 6 in the forthcoming Jatiya Sansad polls in Bangladesh. Once a bastion of Awami League, the historic town has seen ups and downs in political allegiance over the past few years. Anti incumbency in running high with locals alleging that sitting MP, Khondaker Abdul Baten has done little or almost no work for the constituents. Opposition BNP has nominated veteran leader Gayeswar Roy to wrest the seat from AL. A desperate AL leadership was forced to change their candidate and nominated muscleman cum industrialist Ahasanul Haque Tito, to take on Roy. Locals alleged that Tito is brazenly using money and muscle power to intimidate and win over the electorates. There are sizable 30,000 strong minority hindu community voters spread over the constituency.

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GIONEE FACES BANKRUPTCY: CHAIRMAN REPORTEDLY GAMBLED BILLIONS AWAY

ANM News Desk: Gionee doesn’t have the same presence or popularity as the likes of Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, but it’s been a long-standing smartphone manufacturer. Now, it looks like the Chinese brand is in dire financial straits, and on the verge of bankruptcy.

The Gionee chairman Liu Lirong reportedly lost over ten billion yuan ($1.4-billion) while gambling at a casino in Saipan. But Lirong later told the media that he had lost over one billion yuan ($144-million).

The chairman claims that he didn’t misappropriate Gionee’s cash to gamble, but suggested that he may have been “ borrowing company funds.”