dereliction of duty


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dereliction of duty

An intentional and egregious failure to perform one's required duty or uphold one's responsibility. The coach was fired for a dereliction of duty when he failed to report the incident.
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Tianjin Port Holdings, the listed entity of the port's main operator, said it understood from the Xinhua website that its chairman, Zheng Qingyue, was being investigated for dereliction of duty and its vice-chairman was temporarily taking over his duties.
Senate SubCommittee on Finance in its meeting suspended the director after taking strict action over the unsatisfactory sanitary conditions and called them a result of dereliction of duty.
There was "very serious dereliction of duty," given the excessive metal dust inside the workshop, which was ignited by flames and caused the blast, Yang told a meeting of the investigation team.
Though the bill has received vociferous opposition from the Bharatiya Janata Party which has described it as anti-majority, it is gradually gathering support with several groups and individuals rooting for an all-India campaign to create awareness that if the bill is passed, it would only create a safer society for all Indians and ensure action against the government, bureaucrats, police and security agencies for dereliction of duty.
Those charged include a First Lieutenant, who faces eight counts of dereliction of duty, two Staff Sergeants, three Sergeants and two Specialists.
New Delhi: After he blamed the media for misinterpreting his comments that the Prime Minister and the former finance minister were in the know of the scandal-ridden spectrum allocation, A Raja did a volte-face: In a submission to the CBI court, the jailed former telecom minister said the PM could have set up a group of ministers (GoM) to study spectrum allocation issues, and since he did not, he could be held guilty of conspiracy and dereliction of duty. Raja's defence has thrown government managers into a tizzy, since other accused persons too could take such a stand and try to bring the integrity of the PM's office under a cloud.
UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has accused the big four accountancy firms in the nation of 'dereliction of duty.'
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: Four personnel of the Facility Protection Service (FPS) were detained for their dereliction of duty on a blast in western Mosul city, according to the Ninewa police chief on Sunday.
WHAT happened to all the snipers who claimed that Andrew Strauss was carrying out a disgraceful dereliction of duty by missing England's tour of Bangladesh?
The owners of the Ormesby Hall estate claim it would be a "dereliction of duty" to sell off land to pave way for the pounds 40m road.
In his interim report, Justice (retired) Muzaffar Jan has found the Shopian district administration guilty of "destroying vital evidence, not preserving the scene of crime, interfering with post-mortem report and dereliction of duty."
Karpinski was demoted to colonel for alleged dereliction of duty - a charge she has vehemently denied.
In "Dereliction of Duty Redux?" Frank Hoffman offers a less temperate criticism of the military officer corps, especially its flag officers, whom he views as little more than spineless "yes" men.
About dereliction of duty. About contempt for vulnerable youth.
Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted of taking bribes and dereliction of duty at a court in Beijing.