The state election commission is most likely to hold the panchayat polls on July 2,6 and 10.
The panel,which will hold a meeting with the government on Wednesday to chalk out the plan to hold the elections,will propose that seven districts go on polls in the first phase,while in each of the remaining two phases,polling will be conducted in five districts.
The panel,meanwhile,said the High Court has resolved the issue in a right manner. The court said the election has to be conducted in three phases and at least two armed police personnel have to be deployed in sensitive and highly sensitive booths. We insisted on these issues only, said a senior commission official.
1 killed,50 injured as train hits van
A speeding train hit a bus carrying members of a wedding party at an unmanned level crossing,killing one and injuring at least 50. The incident took place late Monday night at Bokali Maidan in Cooch Behar.
The minibus started from Falakata Monday night and was to reach Modakpara but before it reached the wedding venue,it got hit by Kamakhha-Alipurduar Intercity Express.
The bus got dragged for some distance,injuring all the 65 passengers in the bus. They were taken to the MJN Hospital in Cooch Behar. Some of them were let off after initial treatment. Many of the injured,including children,had to undergo surgeries. A relief train was sent from Alipurduar.