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Divide disputed site into three parts: HC

LUCKNOW:  In a much-awaited verdict, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday ruled that the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and held that the place where the makeshift temple of Lord Rama currently exists belongs to Hindus.

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Ram Janmbhoomi Trust hails verdict

LUCKNOW:  The chairman of Sri Ram Janmbhoomi Trust, Mr Nritya Gopal Das on Thursday  welcomed the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, but said they would challenge the decision to provide one third of the disputed land to Sunni Central Waqf Board in the Supreme Court.

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Status quo in Ayodhya till SC takes up case: PM

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday urged people to maintain peace and harmony in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict and also said the Allahabad High Court order needed to be examined ‘carefully’ and ‘status quo’ at the disputed site will be maintained until the cases are taken up by the Supreme Court.

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There may be questions on nature of the verdict: CPI(M)

NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Thursday said the judgement on Ayodhya title suit required to be fully studied as there may be questions on the nature of the verdict and maintained that recourse to Supreme Court should be the only way to resolve the matter.

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$250-mn ADB loan to Goa, 2 other states

NEW DELHI: The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday approved a multi-tranche financing facility of $250 million for the Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Programme which aims to reduce coastal erosion and instability in the western coastal states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

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HC to deliver Ayodhya verdict today

LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court will deliver its judgment on Thursday on the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid, an issue that had changed the course of politics in the last two decades and has the nation worried over the fallout of the verdict.

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Unique ID project launched

TEMBHLI (MAHARASHTRA): The world’s first ID project where biometric data is used to provide unique identification numbers for India’s billion-plus citizens rolled out on Wednesday with the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the UPA chief, Ms Sonia Gandhi handing over the first set of 12-digit numbers to 10 tribals.

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HC verdict on Ayodhya on Thursday

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court will deliver its verdict in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on Thursday after the Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the path by dismissing a petition for its deferment ending the uncertainty.

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Mirwaiz rejects Kashmir formula

SRINAGAR: The moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference on Monday rejected Centre’s latest initiative on Kashmir, saying it was "disappointing" as it reflected lack of willingness to meet the aspirations of the people.

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