Divide disputed site into 3 parts; makeshift temple to Hindus, rules Allahabad HC

Lucknow,India. Sep 30 (PTI):  The Allahabad High Court today ruled by a majority verdict that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided equally into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and that the place where the makeshift temple of Lord Ram exists belongs to Hindus.

Sadhus celebrate the pronouncement of the Ayodhya verdict by Allahabad High Court, in Ahmedabad. PTI Photo

In their separate judgements on the sensitive 60-year old title dispute on Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid structure, Justices S U Khan and Sudhir Agarwal said that the area under the central dome of the three-domed structure where Lord Ram’s idol exists belongs to Hindus.

The majority in the three-judge Lucknow bench also ruled that status quo should be maintained at the disputed place for three months.

Justices Khan and Agarwal decreed that the 2.

9/11 health care bill passed in US House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday approved US$7.4 billion to pay for the medical bills of workers sickened or injured by the September 11, 2001 attacks (9/11 attacks) on the World Trade Center in New York City, New York. The bill was passed by a vote of 268–160. Thirteen Republicans joined the Democrats in supporting the bill, while three Democrats opposed the measure. Similar legislation is pending in the US Senate.

The new legislation will help rescuers who were sickened in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks (9/11 attacks) on the World Trade Center in New York City, New York. Image: Quasipalm.

“Let’s not have any more people die because of the attacks of 9/11,” said Representative Anthony Weiner, a Democrat from New York.

The bill, which will provide free health care to 9/11 workers, will be paid for by ending tax breaks for foreign corporations, was fiercely debated on the House floor, with Democratic backers of the bill proclaiming that they stood for 9/11 heroes and victims. Republicans against the bill argued that it was an entitlement program for New Yorkers and that it was another example of bloated government. “There is no excuse for this kind of legislation,” argued Texan Republican representative Lamar Smith.

The Republicans offered an alternative that would reduce funding for 9/11 workers and pay for the remainder by cutting parts of a major health care bill passed earlier this year. This measure failed 185–244.

5.9 magnitude aftershock strikes Lolol, Chile area

A strong aftershock of the March 11 Pichilemu earthquake occurred today, at 12:29:49 local time (16:29:49 UTC), National Emergencies Office of Chile reports. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9, and occurred 13 kilometers southwest of Lolol, O’Higgins Region, at a depth of 50 kilometers.

The United States Geological Survey, however, reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.9, and that it occurred at a depth of 64.9 kilometers. The epicenter was located 70 kilometers west-southwest of Rancagua, O’Higgins; 80 kilometers north-northwest of Curicó, Maule; 80 kilometers south of San Antonio, Valparaíso; and 125 kilometers southwest of Santiago, Metropolitan Region.

The University of Chile Geological Service, for their part, reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6, and that it occurred 43 kilometers southwest of Santa Cruz, at a depth of 51 kilometers.

The aftershock was clearly felt in Pichilemu; schools quickly evacuated to secure zones. There were reported power outages in Lolol. Telephone calls were truncated for a few minutes in O’Higgins Region. No infrastructural damage or casualties have been reported.

According to BBC News, eight aftershocks have occurred along the coast of O’Higgins Region, between magnitudes of 3,1 and 3,7.

Chef who appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares commits suicide

Joseph Cerniglia, a chef who had appeared on Gordon Ramsay’s television show Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, has commited suicide. Cerniglia was the owner of Italian restaurant Campania. He jumped off a bridge into the Hudson river on the New York-New Jersey border. At the time of filming in 2007, Cerniglia owed suppliers $80,000.

Gordon Ramsay

Officials reported that 39-year-old Cerniglia had jumped off of the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson. His death has officially been ruled as suicide. His body was retrieved from the river after reports of a man jumping off of the bridge.

Ramsay released a statement to the Press Association saying “I was fortunate to spend time with Joe during the first season of Kitchen Nightmares. Joe was a brilliant chef, and our thoughts go out to his family, friends and staff.”

Cerniglia told Ramsay about his personal debt when he came to the restaurant in 2007. He said “I am financially in trouble. The debt of the restaurant alone is overwhelming. My personal debt – wife, kids, mortgage – that’s a lot of debt”.

Polish solider killed in eastern Afghanistan

A Polish solider was killed yesterday by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Sgt. Kazimierz Kasprzak was killed in the province of Ghazni when a roadside bomb exploded underneath the patrol vehicle in which he was travelling. His death was announced by the Polish Defence Ministry and Lt. Sebastian Kostecki, a spokesman for the Polish military.

Polish forces in Afghanistan Image: Polish Ministry of National Defence.

Kasprzak was airlifted to a military base after the explosion but died during surgery. He was 32 years old. With his death the toll of Polish forces killed in Afghanistan has risen to 21. Polish forces joined NATO in their fight with the Taliban in March 2002.

President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski has said he has planned to pull Polish troops out of Afghanistan by 2012. Many Polish citizens favor pulling troops out of the war zone. Poland has around 2,600 troops currently in Afghanistan.

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