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QAhmedabad: Man Hacks Insta A/c to Sell It; Gau Rakshaks Busted

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Man Hacks Instagram Account to Sell It for Rs 25k

A 20-year-old student from Sanand in Gujarat hacked a Rajkot woman's Instagram account with 1.17 lakh followers and attempted to sell it for Rs 25,000.

On Monday, Kuldeepsinh Vaghela was arrested by Cybercrime Cell Rajkot from Sanand after they traced a spurious message from him to the victim, Kausha Zalavadia, on Instagram, through which he availed of her account details and hacked her account, leaving her locked out.

Vaghela confessed to having tried to hack Instagram accounts of all 1.17 lakh followers of the complainant planned to sell those as well. ACP JS Gedam, who heads the Cybercrime Cell in Rajkot, told Mirror, “We have never seen such a case before where accounts are hacked in a bid to sell them. We are still trying to find out how many other accounts he has compromised.”

(Source: Ahmedabad Mirror)

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Gau Raksha Extortion Busted in Ahmedabad

After a truck cleaner from Deesa, Zaheer Qureshi (22), was stabbed on Sunday night by so-called ‘gau rakshaks’ near Odhav in Ahmedabad, cops have busted an extortion racket run by gau rakshaks.

The cops during their probe realised that Qureshi was attacked by the gau rakshaks because he didn’t pay protection money.

On Monday evening, Ramol police arrested Neelraj Jain from Naroda and are on the look out for two more persons - Mahendrasinh Jadeja and Lavjibhai. According to police the trio regularly extorted protection money to let trucks loaded with buffaloes pass through.

According to the complainant the trio had stopped him two months ago while he was ferrying buffalo calves and forced him to pay Rs 20,000 protection money at knife point.

(Source: Times of India)

Gujarat Gets Four New Air Links From 5 December

As part of the Union government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), flights to four new destinations are expected to start from 5 December, from Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Interational Airport. These destinations include Kandla, Porbandar, Keshod and Jalgaon.

A source close to the development said that Indian regional airline, Truejet, will be launching flights to these destinations. In addition to these, flights to Mundra, Diu and Jamnagar which were operational but temporarily halted will also be regularised from 5 December.

While the Airport Authority of India is extremely bullish about adding new destinations, it is thanks to teething troubles that passenger traffic along the routes introduced under RCS is slow.

(Source: Times of India)

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Congress Names 401 Office-Bearers for Its Gujarat Unit

The Congress released a list of 401 office-bearers for the party’s Gujarat unit. It took more than eight months for the Congress high command to approve the list of office-bearers. Among the new names in the list are former BJP MLA Jitubhai Patel and former Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Lalit Vasoya.

Jitubhai Patel, who joined the Congress ahead of the 2012 Assembly elections after being denied a ticket by the BJP, has been appointed as one of the vice-presidents, while Vasoya, who won on a Congress ticket in last year’s Assembly polls, has been made one of the spokespersons, with Manish Doshi being appointed chief spokesperson.

In all 22 vice-presidents, 43 general secretaries, 169 secretaries, seven joint secretaries, 11 spokespersons, six protocol secretaries, 48 executive members, 41 permanent invitees and 54 special invitees are among the office-bearers. Ahmedabad-based Sandip Patel has been made treasurer.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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Gujarat to Study Maha Obc Panel Report on Marathas: Rupani

Amid the ongoing stir in Gujarat for granting reservation to the Patidars under the OBC category, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said his government would study the report on Maratha reservation submitted by the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission.

Rupani's comments came hours after Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel demanded a survey of his community's status by the Gujarat OBC Commission. Asked about his stand on Patidar reservation, Rupani said his government has also sought details of the approval given by the Maharashtra Cabinet to the recommendations of the OBC commission of the neighbouring state.

“Maharashtra government, its Cabinet, has granted their approval (to the report). Further details are yet to come out. "We have sought all those details (from the Maharashtra government),” he told reporters in Bhuj town of Kutch district when asked about his government's stand on granting reservation to the Patidars.

(Source: PTI)

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