WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the April 9th Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting:#1) SAVE THE DATE. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis to use Rotary Park on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for a National Night Out celebration.#2) SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SET. With little discussion, Selectmen unanimously closed and signed the Special Town Meeting warrant. The warrant consists of two articles, petitioned by Selectman McCoy and others, and can be read HERE. The Special Town Meeting will take place inside the Annual Town Meeting on May 5, 2018 at approximately 10:45am inside the WHS Auditorium.#3) SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Fourth of July Committee Chairman Scott Garrant to restrict hawkers/pedlers and transient vendors from conducting business within one-half mile of the Town Common during the Fun on the Fourth celebration. This annual vote is taken to encourage attendees to purchase snacks at the carnival and from the non-profit organization booths in the Food Court.#4) NEW TOWN ELECTION WORKERS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Town Clerk Sharon George to appoint five new election workers — Phyllis Gorman, David & Susan Reese, Janet Marchiello, and Ruth-Ann Soderholm. These workers will replace election workers that recently stepped down.#5) SELECTMEN ANNUAL REPORT. Chairman Mike Champoux read the Board of Selectmen’s Annual Report, which will be published in the Town’s Annual Report booklet, into the record. Watch the reading HERE at the 7:22-mark. Champoux discusses several big issues, including New England Transrail, Butters Row Bridge, Yentile Farm, Fun on the Fourth, the town’s new Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, affordalbe housing, and more.Aside from the Sciarappa Farm discussion, Wilmington Apple has already covered the other news made at the meeting, including:Selectmen To Create A Town Economic Development CommitteeFree Little Library & Kindness Rock Garden Coming To Rotary ParkPLOT TWIST: Massachusetts Attorney General DELAYS Ruling On Town Meeting Article Relative To Detox Facility ZoningResidents Invited To Informational Forum On Proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement With Analog Devices On April 26The Moving Wall Is Coming To Wilmington This SummerFind Out if YOUR Street Is Scheduled To Get Paved Over The Next 7 MonthsLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”
TwitterThe JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka was on the brink of collapse on Monday as an Independent legislator resigned from the Cabinet and withdrew his support to the ruling coalition, which has already been hit by the resignations by over a dozen MLAs of the two parties.The resignation by H Nagesh, the Minister for Small Scale Industries, came even as the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular were making hectic efforts to save their 13-month-old alliance government.As part of the effort, the two parties asked all their ministers to resign to pave the way for reconstitution of the Cabinet to accommodate the disgruntled and rebel MLAs. All 22 Congress and 9 JD-S ministers subsequently submitted their resignations.Most of the Congress MLAs, who resigned on Saturday last, have left Karnataka and lodged themselves in Mumbai. The rebel MLAs, sources said, were likely to fly back to Bengaluru on Tuesday to meet the Speaker and insist on their resignations being accepted, and have ruled out changing their decision to quit.Before the resignations, the ruling coalition had 118 MLAs, five more than the required majority mark of 113 in the 225-member Assembly.They included 78 MLAs of the Congress (excluding the Speaker), 37 of the JD-S, one each from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and regional outfit Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janata Party (KPJP) and an Independent.”I have this day, tendered my resignation from the council of ministers, headed by (Chief Minister) HD Kumaraswamy,” said Nagesh, an Independent MLA from the Mulbagal (SC) Assembly constituency, in a letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala.Nagesh, who handed over the letter to Vala at Raj Bhavan, also mentioned that he was withdrawing his support to the government.”I would by this letter, inform your good self that I withdraw my support to the government, headed by Kumaraswamy,” he wrote.The 34-member ministry had 22 ministers from the Congress, 10 from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and one each from Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP) and Independent.This deepens the woes of the ruling coalition for which trouble started on Saturday when 10 Congress and three JD-S MLAs resigned from the Assembly, expressing lack of confidence in the government.However, Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar is yet to decide on these resignations.Nagesh’s resignation comes barely a month after he was inducted into the Cabinet, along with R. Shankar of the regional party KPJP (Karnataka Pragyavantara Janata Paksha) to ensure their support to his fledgeling government facing a revolt from a dozen Congress rebel legislators since December.Shankar, who is Municipalities Minister, also tendered his resignation letter to Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah along with 20 other Congress ministers to pave way for a dozen of its rebels from withdrawing their resignations and making them ministers to save the coalition government from collapsing ahead of the 10-day monsoon session of the state legislature from July 12.This is the second time Nagesh and Shankar, who represents the Rannebennur Assembly segment, have withdrawn support to the coalition government. They earlier did so on January 15 after being dropped from the ministry on December 22 in a minor cabinet reshuffle-cum-expansion to ensure the government’s stability.The Congress accused the BJP of wrecking its government in Karnataka. “BJP’s national leaders are behind this political crisis in the state. They do not want any government or any opposition party to rule in any state. They are destroying democracy,” Congress MLA DK Suresh told reporters.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in New Delhi were quick to retort. “The BJP has nothing to do with the political crisis in Karnataka,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament.
Wreckage of the burnt building is seen in Dhaka on 29 March 2019, a day after flames tore through the 22-storey FR Tower. Photo: AFPA Dhaka court on Sunday put Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, and SMHI Faruque, the land owner of the building, on seven-day remand in connection with a case filed over Thursday’s inferno that killed 26 people and injured 70 others.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order, as investigation officer (IO) and inspector of detective branch (DB) of police Jalal Uddin produced the duo before court and pleaded for 10 days of remand.Tasvir, also a leader of BNP, and Faruque have been blamed for collusion in causing loss of lives and properties with evil intention, causing loss of lives, severe injuries and damage to properties in fire caused by severe negligence, in the case.Banani Police Box in-charge sub-inspector Milton Dutta filed the case with Banani Police Station yesterday against Tasvir and Faruque and Rupayon Group chairman Liyakat Ali Khan Mukul.The case later transferred to DB for investigation. Tasvir and Faruque too were arrested last night from different areas of the capital.
Kolkata: The state government is coming up with an anti-fraud cell headed by a judicial magistrate to check incidents of fraud at cooperative banks across the state.”An anti-fraud cell will be constituted to prevent incidents of fraud. During the Left Front regime many cooperative banks were involved in financial irregularities. Our government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been taking various preventive measures in this regard,” state Cooperation minister Arup Roy said in the state assembly on Monday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater in a programme to mark the centenary year of cooperative banks, Roy urged the people of the state involved in the cooperative movement to organise a strong protest movement against Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill which the Centre is gearing up to table. “It is a destructive plan of the Centre. If it is implemented there will be no guarantee for public money deposited in banks. Common people will be facing major financial problem. We have to all unite for a strong movement to stop the FRDI,” Roy said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedState Transport and Environment minister Suvendu Adhikari also appealed to strengthen the cooperative movement to stop the FRDI Bill which is likely to be tabled in the winter session of the Parilament. “The cooperative banks will be also coming under the FRDI so we all have to unite under one umbrella and organise a protest movement,” Adhikari added. He also lashed out at the Centre on demonetisation and the effecs it had on the cooperative banks in the state. Eariler in the day, Roy said in the Assembly that the short term loan amount stands at Rs 5713.27 crore in the current fiscal, while the long term loan figure remains at Rs 230.34 crore. According to Roy, the state Cooperation department has allocated Rs 180 crore to 1 lakh families in the state for rearing of animals and has plans to disburse more funds in this regard.