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Govt employee held in Malda for taking cut money

first_imgKolkata: A government employee from Manickchawk block in Malda was arrested on Saturday for his alleged role in misappropriating funds which were channelised for the government schemes.The incident has already triggered a furor in the district. The misappropriation had allegedly been carried out by the accused when he was posted at Ratua block of the same district. It may be mentioned here that a Trinamool Congress leader from Malda’s Ratua was arrested on Wednesday for receiving cut money. It had been alleged that the arrested officer might have worked in collusion with the Trinamool Congress leader, who used to serve as Panchayat head at the time of the incident. It was alleged that the accused government employee has misappropriated huge amounts of funds. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaPolice in various districts have acted promptly after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued an instruction saying that none of her party workers will be spared if they have grabbed public money. Giving a strong message against the age-old practice of receiving cut money from government funds, Banerjee, during a recent meeting with councilors, said that if any party leader in any level is found siphoning off money generated for the development works, stringent action would be taken against him/her. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe accused Trinamool Congress leader, Sukesh Yadav, also allegedly received huge amounts as cut money. He had been the head of Mahanandatola Gram Panchayat in Ratua. It has been learnt that Yadav was accused of taking money from the funds allocated for Nirmal Bangla Mission, under which the arrested government employee had been working. Chaos also erupted at Mangolkot in East Burdwan on Sunday, after some people alleged that some local Trinamool Congress activists had taken money against some assurances to set up houses for them. A meeting had taken place, where the accused TMC activists put the blame on a local party leader who eventually denied the allegation during his interview with a local television channel later.last_img read more

Thesis defences July 22 to 26

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26.All are open for the University community to attend.PhD thesis defenceMichael Silkstone, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, will defend his thesis, titled “Functional antagonism of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system on mesolimbic cholinergic system in the vocal expression of an emotional state” on Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in CRN 207.The examination committee includes Heather Gordon, Chair; Stefan Brudzynsky, Supervisor; Henry Szechtman, External Examiner (McMaster University); Dawn Good, Internal Examiner; and Glenn Tattersall and Gaynor Spencer, Committee Members.PhD comprehensive portfolio defenceKenneth Smith, a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Studies, will defend his comprehensive portfolio “Confessions of a Postpositivist Scholar” on Friday, July 26 at 2 p.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Susan Drake, Chair; Catherine Hands, Supervisor; Michael Savage, External Examiner; Vera Woloshyn, Committee Member; and Darren Stanley, Committee Member (University of Windsor).Master of Arts thesis defenceDawn Ryan a Master of Arts candidate in the Depart of Pyschology, will defend her thesist, titled “Stereotype-threat, explicit memory, and cortisol in older adults” on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in PLZ 600FThe examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Karen Campbell, Supervisor; Alexander Fiocco, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director; and Cheryl McCormick and Stephen Emrich, Committee Members.Master of Science thesis defencesBenjamin Earp-Lynch, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will defend his thesis, titled “Linear Forms in Logarithms and Fibonacci Numbers” on Tuesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.The examination committee includes Cheryl McCormick, Chair; Omar Kihel, Supervisor; Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, External Examiner (Brock University); and William Ralph and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Committee Members.Simon Earp-Lynch, a Master of Science candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, will defend his thesis, titled “Diophantine Triples and Linear Forms in Logarithms” on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. in MCH 313.The examination committee includes Miriam Richards, Chair; Omar Kihel, Supervisor, Claude Levesque, External Examiner (Laval University); and William Ralph and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh, Committee Members. read more