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Indian High Commission announces resuming online visa services for Bangladeshis

Visa services had remained halted since March 12

The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh has announced that online visa application services were being resumed for Bangladesh citizens.

Currently visas will be provided in nine categories – medical, business, employment, entry, journalists, diplomatic personnel, officials, UN officials and UN diplomats.

The visa process in other categories would be resumed soon, the High Commission said on Friday.

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic India stopped entry of all foreigners into its territory by halting visa approvals on March 12.

People seeking medical treatment in India found themselves in grave trouble since Bangladeshis often go to India seeking treatment.

From January 2018 to March 2019, 2,876,000 Bangladeshi citizens visited India, and on average 10% of them went there for treatment.

ভারতীয় হাই কমিশন, ঢাকা বাংলাদেশী নাগরিকদের জন্য অনলাইন ভিসা আবেদন পরিষেবা পুনরায় চালু করার ঘোষণা করছে-
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Hotel Proposal To Come Before Manhattan Beach Planning Commission

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — A public hearing on a proposed new 162-room hotel with full alcohol service and a separate retail and office building at 600 South Sepulveda Boulevard will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 14 when the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m.

The site is a 65,419 square-foot lot with street frontage along Sepulveda Boulevard, Tennyson Street and Chabela Drive. An El Torito restaurant with full alcohol service occupied the existing 8,500 square-foot restaurant building on the site until vacating the space late in 2018. Skechers has been occupying the site since 2019, using the restaurant building as a corporate cafeteria and meeting space while using the parking lot for overflow parking for Skechers employees impacted by Skechers construction of new office buildings along Sepulveda Boulevard. The existing restaurant building would be demolished.

City staff is recommending that the Planning Commission approve the master use permit

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Bay City Commission approves plan to make Midland Street entertainment district safer

BAY CITY, MI – Business owners and Bay City officials have joined forces in a commitment to make the Midland Street Entertainment District a safe place for patrons to enjoy after several violent incidents there.



a close up of a sign: A view of the historic district sign on Midland Street in Bay City on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.


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A view of the historic district sign on Midland Street in Bay City on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

Commissioner Jesse Dockett introduced a resolution that states that the City of Bay City will develop a security plan and work with local business owners to eliminate crime in the Midland Street area.

Dockett said that he intentionally left the resolution vague so that it could be built upon. But at its core, the resolution and plan passed by the Bay City Commission has a simple goal – to keep people safe while balancing the needs of local business owners. The resolution was unanimously approved.



a close up of a busy city street: A person walks across Midland Street in Bay City on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.


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Bozeman city commission to consider draft of plan to guide growth | News

The city of Bozeman is in the final stages of completing a new community plan, which will guide Bozeman’s growth for the next 20 years.

The draft plan will be presented to the city commission at its next meeting on Oct. 6, and is scheduled to a vote in late November. During a virtual public meeting Wednesday, city staff discussed how the plan — which is guided by seven broad themes and a map designating future uses for parcels of land — will actually be implemented.

The plan isn’t regulatory, meaning that the measures it lays out won’t automatically become law once it’s adopted, but it does guide future zoning and development decisions. The plan is not retroactive, community development manager Chris Saunders said Wednesday.

“The city does amend its regulations as needed to implement the (community plan) policies,” Saunders said. “Then once those regulations have been adopted they do

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Clark County Commission: McCurdy, Washington run for District D

The state’s Democratic Party chairman will face off against a former Las Vegas fire chief in November, seeking to replace Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly in District D.

Assemblyman William McCurdy II is politically tested and experienced, while David Washington, an independent candidate, has a long history of grassroots activism behind him.

“At this moment in history, at this moment in time, we need a breath of fresh air,” McCurdy said during a recent interview. “We need something new and I believe that I am the candidate that is going to help usher our county into a new generation, that is going to help us dive into a new untapped potential that is waiting on us to uncover.”

McCurdy, 32, said that he saw term-limited Weekly’s departure as an opportunity to enact on a local level the progress made over his two terms in the state Assembly, including on matters

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HP, AU Commission Sign MoU to Collaborate for Development of Entrepreneurial Skills in Africa

HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa.

The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE).

HP LIFE provides people in the region with access to 32 free, online courses in seven languages to build key business competencies as set out in the AGENDA 2063.

AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future.

It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress, and collective prosperity.

HP Inc. and the AUC have agreed to exchange information and material on

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Plan commission sends Panda Express developers back to the drawing board | Crown Point



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CROWN POINT — Panda Express representatives will have to literally go back to the drawing board before returning next month to the Plan Commission.

The Plan Commission deferred for 30 days a site development request from Valentino Mancini, project manager and an architect for Panda Express.

Project representatives are seeking the city’s approval for a 2,300-square-foot restaurant proposed for property on Broadway north of 109th Avenue.

Several on the Plan Commission, including planner Dan Rohaley, said he wasn’t happy with the architectural changes made following the meeting last month and presented on Monday.

“It still looks like a box,” Rohaley said.

City Councilwoman Laura Sauerman, a Plan Commission member, also voiced her concerns.

“I’m disappointed with the architectural changes because they are not as we

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Commission to consider church’s request to locate in downtown building

Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune
Published 2:17 p.m. MT Sept. 13, 2020

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If the distance requirement for liquor establishments and churches in the core business district is amended in city code, Calvary Chapel of Cascade County could locate in the Penington Place Building on Central Avenue without posing a threat to future downtown development, according to the city. (Photo: Karl Puckett)

The Great Falls City Commission will vote on a permit for Calvary Chapel to set up business in the downtown Penington Place building, 427 Central Ave., a request that’s prompted a move to scrap a rule requiring 600 feet of distance between taverns and churches.

When Calvary Chapel applied for a conditional use permit for locating the worship facility in the building, members of the downtown community voiced concerns that it would stop businesses in the future from seeking new liquor licenses within 600 feet of the church.

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Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission needs to be more transparent

Nick Wasileski and Keith Steck, Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK
Published 4:00 a.m. ET Sept. 11, 2020

The recent virtual meeting of the Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission reviewing the Clear Space Theatre Site Plan and the Rehoboth Spotlight Site Plan at 415 and 417 Rehoboth Ave. raises a number of issues regarding the implementation of Gov. John Carney’s COVID-19 proclamation on electronic meetings, public comment during meetings of public bodies, and access to meeting information.

Because the coronavirus has forced government agencies to change their modes of operation, Carney issued a proclamation — No. 17-3292 — on March 13, 2020, to authorize Delaware public bodies, which are governed by the state’s Freedom of Information Act, to use video conferencing technology and/or telephone service to hold contemporaneous “virtual” public meetings and conduct hearings electronically.

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Visitors came to Rehoboth Beach on Labor Day Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, with crowds

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Increases Green Efforts with Direct Energy Business and Liberty Power

ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC Water) has chosen Direct Energy Business for a second time as they progress in their green energy efforts.  This agreement is managed by the Direct Energy Renewable Services group, which is a specialized team within Direct Energy Business created to focus on renewable and sustainable energy solutions for customers.

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After a year-long RFP process, Direct Energy Business has been chosen as WSSC Water’s renewable retail electric service provider.  To accommodate WSSC Water’s internal greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan (GHG emissions), Direct Energy Business has entered into a transaction to purchase energy and Renewable Energy Certificates associated with such energy from Sandy Ridge Wind, a 50MW wind generation facility located in Blair and Centre Counties, Pennsylvania and owned by Liberty Power (“Sandy Ridge“). That purchase will be integrated

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