Election CommissionThe election commission (EC) has taken massive preparation to hold the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls in what state new agency BSS calls “a free, fair and peaceful manner”.Eyes of all those who are interested in Bangladesh politics and elections, will be focussed on the Gaziputy city polls after Khulna City Corporation election were plagued by allegations of rigging and intimidation.Candidates of Gazipur city polls began formal campaign for the election on Monday (18 June) as voting will be held on 26 June.Ahead of the polls, the returning officer’s office at Shaheed Bangataz auditorium is seen busy with election activities, reports BSS.Chief election commissioner, all election commissioners, EC secretary will come to Gazipur Wednesday to meet all candidates and to observe the overall management and law and order situation.Nezarat deputy collector (NDC) of Gazipur Qudrat E Khuda said the EC authority will sit with law enforcers and administration at deputy commissioner’s meeting office in the morning while later they will meet all mayoral, councilor and reserved women councilor candidates at Bangataz auditorium in the afternoon.Trainings will be imparted on 9,000 polling officers on 21-22 June while 503 members of law enforcement agencies will receive training on 24 June.Assistant returning officer Md Tarifuzzaman said proposals have been sent to EC to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) at six centers in GCC polls.Voting rehearsal will be held with the participation of voters of the areas after finalisation of six centers.Seven candidates will vie for mayor post while 254 candidates will contest for general councilor posts in 57 wards and 84 women candidates will vie for reserved 19 councilor posts.There are 1,137,736 eligible voters in the polls.
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UP NEXT:Met Office national morning forecast for August 7Met Office national morning forecast for August 7UP NEXT: Click for Sound The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Click to playTap to play Read MoreLive: News, traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire & South Cheshire on Thursday April 26 We have no further information on the nature of the accident at this stage – although INRIX reports a large piece of plastic was reported on the carriageway just prior to the crash. We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the live feed below. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.10:22Lanes reopenedThe lanes have reopened.09:56Recovery at sceneRecovery work is understood to be ongoing.09:52Oil spillage adding to delaysA500 D Road Northbound partially blocked due to spillage between A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank) and A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout). Traffic is coping well. 09:45Lane still shutOne lane is still shut on the A500, INRIX reports.09:22What we knowAt least three vehicles are involved in the accident on the northbound carriageway near Talke RoundaboutThe accident took place at around 8.30am.Police and paramedics are at the sceneOne woman is being assessed by ambulance crewsOne lane remains closed09:17Accident involves three vehicles, ambulance service confirmA West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:We were called to the junction of the A500 and A34 at 8.37am to reports of an RTC involving three vehicles.“One ambulance is in attendance and we are assessing one patient, a woman at the moment.”09:14One woman being assessed by paramedicsOne woman is being assessed by paramedics at the scene09:10Ambulance service at sceneWest Midlands Ambulance Service have confirmed they were called by the police at 8.37am.09:01Location of the accidentThe accident has taken place near the junction with the A34.The location of the accident (Image: Inrix)08:53Plastic may have caused accidentTraffic data company INRIX reports the accident may have been caused by a large piece of plastic obstructing part of the road which was reported a few minutes earlier. Although we have no confirmation of that at this stage.08:52Emergency services at scene Police are currently at the scene Watch again We pay for stories! Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.orgOne lane was blocked due to a multi-vehicle accident on the A500 this morning. The crash was reported to involve at least three vehicles on the northbound carriageway of the D Road A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout). Lane one (of two) was blocked, according to INRIX, a traffic data company, and traffic was queuing as a result. The accident involved at least three vehicles, most of them understood to be cars. Police were at the scene of the accident. The accident is believed to have taken place at around 8.30am, with the lanes clearing by shortly before 10am. West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had assessed one woman after being called to the accident by Staffordshire Police. A spokesman said: “We were called to the junction of the A500 and A34 at 8.37am to reports of an RTC involving three vehicles. “One ambulance is in attendance and we are assessing one patient, a woman at the moment.” Traffic England also shows traffic moving slowly in the area. Video Loading Video Unavailable Watch Next The location of the accident (Image: Inrix)