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TET question paper leak: Left parties seek Governor intervention

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Kolkata: The students and youth wings of Left parties on Tuesday sought the intervention of Governor KN Tripathi in the “disappearance” of question papers for the primary Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), and charged West Bengal ruling Trinamool Congress of being complicit in the scam.

A march to Raj Bhavan denouncing the Trinamool and demanding transparency in conduct of the TET examination was consequently undertaken by as many as 12 Left-affiliated students and youth wings, including the Students Federation of India (SFI).

The examination conducted by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education was originally scheduled to be held on August 30, but was rescheduled first to October 4, and subsequently to October 11 after a bunch of question papers “mysteriously disappeared” while being transported to Hooghly district.

SFI general secretary Ritabrata Banerjee, while talking to media persons after submitting a memorandum of demands to the governor, said that there was “big conspiracy” behind the disappearance of the question papers.

“We believe representatives of the state government are involved in the disappearance of the question papers and in it,” Banerjee said.

“We informed the governor that across Bengal, there is not even a single village where Trinamool has not taken money from people promising jobs. The Trinamool has converted the TET into a farce,” he declared.

“The TET question papers have to be now put under judicial surveillance, otherwise the irregularities will continue because those who have already paid money to the Trinamool will again get hold of the papers,” Banerjee further added.

The demand to allow viewing of optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets in all such tests by the state government was also raised by Banerjee.

“It’s the responsibility of the state government to ensure transparency. Our chief minister repeatedly claims that her government is No.1 in all spheres, then why are OMR sheets not shown to candidates when many other states allow that? We demand the candidates should be allowed to view OMR sheets,” Banerjee said.

The Marxist leader also iterated the assurance given by the governor of taking up the issue with state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee.

Earlier, Left Front chairman Biman Bose had alleged the involvement of the Trinamool in the question paper leak and had demanded a judicial probe into the same.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Twitter working to fix cryptocurrency scam issue

On seeing that the threads were posted by "verified accounts", people fell in the trap and lost digital assets

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Twitter to curb cryptocurrency frauds.
Twitter to curb cryptocurrency frauds.
  • Twitter to curb copycat handles
  • This will help is curbing scams related to cryptocurrency
  •  Many people have lost assets due to fake accounts

As the issue of copying verified Twitter accounts to trick cryptocurrency users is becoming increasingly prevalent, the microblogging company has said that it is working to curb these copycat handles.

Twitter working to eliminate fake accounts. VOA
Twitter working to eliminate fake accounts. VOA

Company CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday replied to a tweet that complained about the ongoing cryptocurrency scam on Twitter in which several users have been tricked and their digital assets were stolen.

“We are on it,” Dorsey replied to a user who questioned the CEO if the company was taking note of it, Coindesk.com reported. On February 26, Dorsey had said that his company was aware of the issue and they “are fixing” the problem.

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Several users have been complaining about being duped on Twitter by fraudulent offers that promise a huge amount of Ether cryptocurrency in return for small initial deposits. These offers are being made by accounts that mimic well-known industry members and have a “blue tick” (verified account).

As a preventive measure, Twitter had banned several accounts, including the support team for cryptocurrency exchange Kraken despite they tried to warn others about the scam. On Tuesday, the ban on Kraken’s customer support handle was lifted.

“Good news, guys! @krakensupport is back! Strange that our initial appeal was also apparently handled by an automated system. Thank you all for your public outrage. Stay vigilant,” it announced.

Many people lost digital assets due to fake accounts on Twitter.
Many people lost digital assets due to fake accounts on Twitter.

According to the report, the scam began after an influencer posted a tweet regarding a fraudulent offer which was followed by similarly designed accounts.

In order to make the posts seem more legitimate, the spam accounts posted supportive messages, claiming that they have received the returns. On seeing that the threads were posted by “verified accounts”, people fell in the trap and lost digital assets. IANS

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