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Madhya Pradesh: Police Recovers Rs 47 lakh in cash from a car which was on the way to Amravati in Maharashtra

A local resident, Govind, was taking the money to Amravati to exchange illegally with lower denomination notes

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Chhindwara, November 14, 2016: The police on Monday recovered Rs 47 lakh in cash in now demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 from a car, which was on way to Amravati in Maharashtra from here, a senior official said.

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The Income Tax Department has been informed about the recovery of the illegal currency notes, said Superintendent of Police J.J. Pathak.

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Pathak told IANS: “Mohgaon police got the information about cash being carried in a car to Amravati. Acting on the tip-off, an Indigo car was searched and the money was found in bags. The entire Rs 47 lakh was in old Rs 500/1,000 notes.”

A local resident, Govind, was taking the money to Amravati to exchange illegally with lower denomination notes, according to the police officer.

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The central government demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 dnomination on November 8 to curb black money in the country as also to break the back of terror outfits thriving on black money and fake currency notes. (IANS)

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?