Ayodhya verdict needs to be studied in detail, says TDP

Hyderabad, September 30: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today said the verdict on the Ayodhya title suit needs to be studied in detail even as it appealed to all communities to maintain peace and harmony.

In a statement here tonight, party president N Chandrababu Naidu said that the long-awaited judgement was only one phase in the legal process.

“We need to study the judgement in detail. At the same time, I appeal to people to maintain peace and brotherhood,” the former chief minister added.

Verdict upholds right to build grand Ram temple: Advani

New Delhi, September 30: Welcoming the Ayodhya title suit judgement as one that paves the way for construction of a grand Ram temple at the disputed site, the BJP today said it opens a “new chapter for national integration” and “inter-community relations”.

“So far as the judgement upholds the right of the Hindus to construct a temple at the Garbh-Grih (sanctum sanctorum), it is a significant step forward towards the construction of a grand temple at the birth place of Lord Ram,” senior BJP leader L K Advani said after a meeting of the BJP Core Group.

Woman constable found murdered, tension erupts in Kota

Jaipur, September 30: At least six policemen were injured today when protestors, demanding immediate action over the alleged murder of a woman constable, turned violent in Chechat area of Kota district.

“The mob of some 500 people pelted stones at police in which around half-a-dozen policemen received mild injuries following which police lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation,” Circle Officer, Ratan Lal, said.

Police draw flak from Hyderabad residents

Hyderabad, September 30: Police zealousness to maintain law and order in the communally sensitive city in wake of the Allahabad High Court judgement in the Ayodhya title suit today drew flak from certain quarters here.

Locals complained that police created a virtual curfew -like situation by forcing shopkeepers to down their shutters since 12 noon, a charge strongly denied by the Andhra DGP.

State-run Road Transport Corporation withdrew majority of its city services since afternoon, leaving people stranded at many places.

Rajasthan peaceful: Police

Jaipur, September 30: After the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, the situation in Rajasthan was peaceful, police said.

“Shopkeepers have pulled down the shutters in a few cities including Jaipur as precautionary measures. There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state,” Additional DGP (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh said.

The main market place in the walled city of Jaipur as shopkeepers pulled down shutters of their shops, he said.

Police and intelligence agencies are on high alert across the state to avert any untoward incident.

Glad Ayodhya issue has come to an end: Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, September 30: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray Thursday said he was glad the Ayodhya matter “ended” with the Allahabad High Court’s judgment that the spot where the Babri mosque in Ayodhya stood before it was razed by Hindu mobs in 1992 was indeed the birthplace of Ram.

“I am glad that the long pending Ramjanmabhoomi issue of Ayodhya came to an end with the court’s verdict,” he said in a brief statement here.

No comment on Ayodhya issue: Mamata

Kolkata, September 30: Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday refused to comment on the Ayodhya verdict.

“I will not comment on this issue,” said Banerjee to mediapersons who assembled at her residence here in Kalighat.

However, a senior Trinamool leader, on condition of anonymity, said: “We have been asked not make any statement on this issue. The senior leaders will discuss the implications of the verdict. As the issue is very sensitive, we are told not to make any controversial comment.”

Ayodhya judgement new chapter for national unity: Advani

New Delhi, September 30: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Thursday that the Allahabad High Court judgment had upheld the right of Hindus to build a grand temple at the “place of birth of Lord Ram” and opens a new era for inter-community relations.

Reading out a statement after a meeting of senior BJP leaders at his residence, Advani said that the judgment was an important step in the construction of the Ram temple.

Food inflation to moderate by mid-Nov: Montek

New Delhi, September 30: The Plan panel today expressed concern over high milk and fruit prices but exuded confidence that food inflation, which has shot past 16 per cent in mid- September, would moderate by the second half of November.

“It (food inflation) is little high. The high rate of food inflation is mainly on account of milk and fruits. If you see cereals, the inflation rate is coming down. The inflation rate of milk is a matter of concern,” Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia told reporters here.

Hyderabad calm after Ayodhya verdict

Hyderabad, September 30: Hyderabad which is on alert in the view of Ayodhya verdict delivered by the Allahabad High Court today remained calm and no untoward incident was reported, police said.

Amidst thick security cover with over 20,000 security personnel keeping a strict vigil across the city, many areas including South Zone in Old city wore deserted look as most people stayed indoors while some who went to offices went home early.The Police had made all the commercial establishments closed and barricaded sensitive areas in Hyderabad.

Congress core group discusses Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, September 30: Congress top brass, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party President Sonia Gandhi today held deliberations in the wake of the judgement of the Allahabad High Court on the Ayodhya title suits.

The meeting of the party Core Group took place soon after the Cabinet Commuter of Security met to deliberate on the court verdict and its political fallout in Uttar Pradesh and other states.

A section of the Congress is apprehensive that the verdict of the High Court would help BJP revive the Ram temple issue and take political advantage in the long run.

SC to hear Rathore’s plea in Ruchika case

New Delhi, September 30: The Supreme Court will hear on Friday the appeal filed by former Haryana Director General of Police S P S Rathore challenging his conviction and 18-month sentence in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case.

A Bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan will also take up the plea moved by Rathore for his release either on bail or on parole pending disposal of his appeal by the apex court.

HC Verdict: PM cautions against disruptive elements

New Delhi, September 30: Appealing to maintain peace and harmony in the wake of Ayodhya verdict, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today cautioned people against “disruptive elements” spreading rumours to create ill-will between communities.

“You should be particularly careful with regard to rumours that disruptive elements could propagate to create ill-will between communities,” Singh said after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security followed by a Congress Core Group meet headed by party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Allahabad High Court says divide land in 3 ways

Lucknow, September 30: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has dismissed the petition of the Sunni Waqf Board and said that the disputed site was the birth of Lord Ram and holds immense importance for Hindus.

Bringing to an end the suspense over the 60-year-old Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday pronounced its verdict.

The 2.7 acre area in Ayodhya has been divided into three parts. One area would go to the Nirmohi Akhara, one to Hindus and third to Muslims’ Waqf Board.

Ayodhya Verdict: Sunni Waqf Board Petition Dismissed

Lucknow, September 30: Allahabad High Court rules by majority that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three parts to be distributed among the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and the party for ‘Ram Lalla’, say lawyers.

Justice D V Sharma decrees the title suit in favour of Hindus, said lawyer K N Bhatt, who represented the party on behalf of ‘Ram Lalla’.

According to Ravi Shankar Prasad and K N Bhatt, status quo will be maintained at the disputed site in Ayodhya for three months.

Justice S U Khan rules that the disputed land belongs to both the communities, say lawyers.

Allahabad High Court says divide land in 3 ways

Allahabad, September 30: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has dismissed the petition of the Sunni Waqf Board and said that the disputed site was the birth of Lord Ram and holds immense importance for Hindus.

Bringing to an end the suspense over the 60-year-old Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday pronounced its verdict.

The 2.7 acre area in Ayodhya has been divided into three parts. One area would go to the Nirmohi Akhara, one to Hindus and third to Muslims’ Waqf Board.

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Ayodhya land to be divided in three: Prasad

Lucknow, Sep 30: Two of the three judges had said that the disputed land in Ayodhya would be divided into three parts, one for the Hindus, one for the Muslims and one for the Nirmohi Akhara, one of the parties in the case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and lawyer Ravi Shankar Prasad said here Thursday after the verdict.

Man pays $50,000 for wife’s prayer in the buff

Sydney, Sep 30: A man paid $50,000 for a naked prayer session on the advice of “angels” to rid his wife of a “black magic” curse, an Australian court heard Thursday.

The husband and wife, who cannot be named for legal reasons, trusted Tony Golossian as a respected “holy man” who said that a curse on the woman could only be broken if he (Golossian) prayed over her naked body, the husband told the Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court.

Allahabad High Court website crashes

New Delhi, Sep 30: The Allahabad High Court website crashed Thursday after tens of thousands tried to access the portal ahead of the Ayodhya land row verdict.

The website had earlier reported that the judgement will be delivered at 4 p.m.. But for the last half hour, the site has been inaccessible.

On twitter, a user lamented: “In wake of Ayodhya verdict, Allahabad High Court website has badly crashed… And i have slim hopes (for) quick restoration either.. Hey Ram!”

Mallika Sherawat kissed a snake!

Mumbai, September 30: Kissing a handsome male co-star who’s just emptied a spray of mouth-freshener is easy, but locking lips with a slithery snake with its icky fangs is indeed a big feat.

Mallika Sherawat holds the distinction of being the first Bollywood actress to have kissed a snake in her upcoming thriller Hissss directed by Jennifer Lynch.

Mallika was expectedly queasy before the liplock with the serpent and it took a lot of egging on from Lynch and many retakes for Mallika to get the kiss right.

The trio behind the Ayodhya ruling

Lucknow, Sep 30: The three judges – two Hindus and a Muslim – of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court who Thursday authored the long-awaited verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi dispute:

Justice Dharam Veer Sharma: He is the one who gave a dissenting verdict and refrained from signing the Sep 17 order issued by the special bench turning down the plea for postponement of the final verdict slated for Sep 24. In his view, parties involved in the case should have been given the freedom to try and work out an amicable settlement.

Proceedings begin, Ayodhya verdict shortly

Lucknow, September 30: Justice S U Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice D V Sharma on Thursday started the proceedings to pronounce the judgement in the Ayodhya title suit.

As per the district magistrate of Lucknow, Anil Kumar Sagar, the three judges are likely to give separate judgements in the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

To prevent misinterpretation of the ruling, synopsis of three judgements would be made available to the media.

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Satyam healthy, losses down to Rs 125 crore

Hyderabad, September 30: It is likely to take another two years for Mahindra Satyam (MSat) to recover completely from the staggering accounting fraud perpetrated by B Ramalinga Raju that debilitated it last year.

The company’s first financial results since the scam broke in early 2009 showed that it cut its losses down to Rs 125 crore on a revenue of Rs 5,480 crore for the financial year ended 2009-10. That’s a lot better than the results for the financial year 2008-09 when it posted a net loss of Rs 8,177 crore on a revenue base of `8,813 crore.

Fine rice developed by CCMB to arrive in market

Hyderabad, September 30: After three stages of testing, the disease- resistant fine quality ‘Sambha Masuri’ variety of rice is finally ready to be launched in the market.

The product has now been licensed to be given to farmers as per an understanding between the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), that has been testing the variety for the last 5-6 years, and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Corporators stage dharna before mayor’s office

Hyderabad, September 30: GHMC corporators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) obstructed the Standing Committee meeting by staging a protest in front of the mayor’s chambers for more than one hour on Wednesday.