Muslim’s does not despair

Ayodhya, October 01: Welcoming the verdict of the Lucknow Bench, 90-year-old Mohammed Hashim Ansari, the lone surviving litigant in the Ayodhya title suits, today said he would not pursue the matter further.

“For me, this is a closed chapter. Hindus should now be allowed to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya. I will appeal to the Muslim leadership to end the dispute and not pursue the matter in Supreme Court,” said Ansari after the ruling.

Verdict is populist, say Muslim leaders

Bangalore, October 01: Describing the Ayodhya verdict a ”populist” arbitration and not a ruling based on the principles of justice, Bangalore’s Muslim leaders have said that the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court ”failed” to decide on the ownership of the land.

“At best, it’s a please-all judgement. It’s disappointing that the court didn’t decide on who owned the land. Although litigations before it were about the title suit of the said land, the court chose not to rake up the matter,” Maulana Iftikhar Ahmad Qasmi, President, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) told.

Woman wins China’s first cyber homosexual harassment case

Beijing, October 01: A 34-year-old woman has won 80,000 yuan ($12,000) in compensation after being harassed online by a lesbian, in what is being termed as China’s first case of cyber homosexual harassment.

Huang Xiaoyan, a resident of Nanjing, sued the other woman claiming three years of online lesbian torment, China Daily reported citing the Jinlin Evening News.

Huang met an internet user who went by the name of “Beautiful Mood” in 2007 through another internet friend who was reportedly Beautiful Mood’s husband.

India has never supported Pakistan cricket: Afridi

Karachi, October 01: The Pakistan Cricket Board should stop relying on India or any other Asian nation for support and become self reliant in solving its problems, says the national team’s ODI and Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi.

Asked about the continued absence of the Pakistani national Twenty20 champions from the lucrative Champions League, the second edition of which concluded last week in Johannesburg, Afridi said India has never been supportive of Pakistan cricket.

Hostage crisis: abducted policemen freed

Chhattisgarh, October 01: The 12-day-long hostage drama ends with the Naxals releasing four policemen whom they’d taken hostage. They were handed over to local mediapersons on Wednesday night inside the Bijapur forests and taken to the Dantewada police station.

“All four cops have been freed and handed over to local mediapersons who had been mediating for their release”, Dantewada district’s Senior Superintendent of Police S.R.P. Kalluri said.

Salman-Kat-Akki dance to ‘Wala Wala’

Mumbai, October 01: Okay guys!!! We finally get to see a glimps of the song Walla Walla from the flick Tees Maar Khan. The song has Salman Khan and the movie’s lead stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif dancing to a fun qawwali number where they are engaged in a mock fight.

Walla Walla is going to be one of the main highlights of the film. Farah, the expert that she is, has directed some cool moves for the song including the most memorable towel dance step from the film Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.

Katrina Kaif Injured

Mumbai, October 01: Bollywood star Katrina Kaif suffered an injury on Tuesday on the sets of Yash Raj Film’s untitled project with Imran Khan. The film is being shot at Pataudi Palace in Haryana.The actress was hurt during filming and ended up with a bloody nose, courtesy an error of judgment on her co-star’s part, says a media report.

Strangely, she was hurt in the same spot where she’d been previously injured during the shoot of Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani when Ranbir accidentally landed a blow on her face.

Ayodhya case: Date wrong by century in judge’s verdict

Lucknow, October 01: It is interesting that a high court that unambiguously asserts the authenticity of a birth which could well be several millennia old is careless enough to get the date of a relatively recent event of Indian history wrong by a 100 years.

On page seven of Justice S.U. Khan’s judgment posted on the Allahabad High Court’s website, he writes: “The railing/grill was placed either in 1956 when Awadh was annexed by the Britishers or immediately after 1957 war of independence (called mutiny by Britishers).”

Three IPS officers promoted to the rank of ADGP

Hyderabad, October 01 (Siasat News): Three IPS officers of 1985 batch were promoted to the rank of Additional Director General of Police by the government yesterday.

M.Malakondaiah currently the Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau, has been promoted to the rank of Additional DGP and shifted to the post of Chairman, Police Recruitment Board. Rajvant Pal Singh and Ish Kumar, two other IPS officers of the 1985 batch, have also been promoted to the rank of Additional DGP.

——–Siasat News

Police tightens security in west zone

Hyderabad, October 01 (Siasat News): Immediately following the pronouncement of Babri Masjid title verdict police tightened security in the city’s west zone. Police had barricaded sensitive areas and directed people to remain indoors.

Mobile police were patrolling in the west zone areas of Tappachabotra, Karwan, Kulsoom pura, Habeeb Nagar, Asif Nagar as well as Mangal Hatt and Begum Bazaar. City police had been keeping vigilance all over the city through helicopters.

Kareena does a Shakira on Golmaal 3

Mumai, October 01: Meeeeowwwww to the Cat Woman track from ‘Golmaal Returns’. Its already a chartbuster. This is not it. ‘Golmaal 3′ will also have Kareena Kapoor doing a Shakira on audiences.

Bebo’s character in ‘G3′ is tomboyish sort. She’ll be seen sporting harem pants, vest and a cartload of bangles, swaying to all those ‘Waka Waka’ moves of the Colombian sex belle.

Time-line of Ayodhya dispute, slew of legal suits

New Delhi, October 01: The Ayodhya dispute has remained an emotive issue and mired in a slew of legal suits for decades involving Hindu and Muslim religious groups.

Following is the history, chronology and timeline of the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue on which the Allahabad High Court delivered its keenly awaited verdict today on the Ayodhya title suit.

* 1528: A mosque is built on the site by Mughal emperor Babar which Hindus allege to be a birth place of Lord Ram and where a temple was there earlier.

Wakf Board to move SC against Allahabad HC order

Lucknow, October 01: Sunni Wakf Board today said it will move the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court order dividing the disputed land in Ayodhya among three parties and said they were not going to surrender it.

“We will appeal against the division of disputed land among three parties,” Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani told reporters here.

“HC’s formula of one-third land is not acceptable to the Waqf Board and it will appeal against it in the apex court,” he said.

He said they were not going to surrender the land.

No temple was demolished for mosque: Justice S.U. Khan

Lucknow, Octoberr 01: Justice S.U. Khan of the Allahabad High Court in his Ayodhya judgment Thursday said that no temple was demolished for building the Babri mosque and it was constructed over the ruins of temples.

The other two judges on the bench were of the view that the Babri mosque was constructed after demolition of a Hindu temple.

Aussie win toss, choose to bat in Mohali Test

Mohali, October 01: Australia Friday elected to bat first after captain Ricky Ponting won the toss for the first Test match against India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here.

The Mohali Test match is the first of the two-Test match series between both sides.

India has included off spinner Harbhajan Singh in their squad, ending speculations about his fitness.