13 October 2013 Current Affairs

Election Commission of India Approved None of the Above Option in EVMs and Ballot Papers

The Election Commission of India ordered on 13 October the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union territories to provide for None of the Above (NOTA) option in electronic voting machines (EVMs) and ballot papers.The None of the Above option will be provided at the bottom of the panel on the EVMs or as the last row in the ballot paper after all the candidates have been listed with their respective symbols in the same language used to list the candidates. Likewise, the contours of the NOTA panel will be identical to that given to each candidate.

Many People Killed and Several Injured near a Temple in Madhya Pradesh

Approximately, 115 people were feared killed and over 100 injured in a stampede on 13 October near a temple at Ratangarh in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district.The stampede was caused by rumours that a bridge they were crossing was about to collapse.The unfortunate incident occurred when a large number of devotees arrived from Datia and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh at the Durga temple at Ratangarh, about 60 kms from the district headquarters.

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