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Clinton Urges NATO Expansion Dole Sees `Foot Dragging’



U.S. allies Tuesday to admit a first group of former Soviet-dominated nations into NATO by 1999, promising ironclad defense against outside aggressors. Republican rival Bob Dole said Clinton was moving too slowly.

Two weeks before the election, the president raised his voice on a foreign policy issue of deep interest to Midwestern voters with family ties to Eastern Europe. The seats of Fisher Theater were filled to the top balcony by supporters cheering “four more years.”

Later, Clinton was in Florida, a traditionally Republican state where the president is ahead in the polls. Amid a brilliant sunset, he was eagerly welcomed by several thousand people at the Miami-Dade Community College.

“Will you be there on Nov. 5?” he shouted hoarsely. “I need you.”

Differences between Clinton and Dole on expanding NATO are actually relatively slight, with Dole urging that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic be added by 1998. The president did not specify which nations should be at the head of the line for admission.

But the campaigns drew lines of disagreement.

“He’s been dragging his feet since 1993,” Dole said. “We think it’s time for the foot dragging to stop.”

Clinton said he has led the way for NATO enlargement, raising the idea at a NATO summit in 1994. The year 1999, he said, would mark NATO’s 50th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“A gray zone of insecurity must not re-emerge in Europe,” Clinton said. The West must not “allow the Iron Curtain to be replaced by a veil of indifference.”

Russia is wary about any eastward expansion of the Western military alliance that it regarded as a foe during the Cold War. Some in Moscow have said they would not go ahead with ratifying the START II nuclear arms treaty if NATO expanded.

Referring to Russia, Clinton said, “No country outside of NATO will have a veto” on new members. But he said Moscow should not feel threatened.

“We are building a new NATO just as they are building a new Russia,” the president said. “By reducing rivalry and fear, by strengthening peace and cooperation, NATO will promote greater stability in Europe — and Russia will be among the beneficiaries.”

Dole said, “The cries of extreme Russian nationalists to the contrary notwithstanding, NATO’s mission is peace. The framework of peace must include assurances to the Baltic states and the Ukraine. This is particularly important given the ongoing instability in Russia.”

It is unusual for a president to make foreign policy announcements from the campaign trail, but the White House treated this as a major occasion. National Security Council briefers were flown to Detroit from Washington to offer background on Clinton’s remarks.

Not missing a chance to campaign among ethnic voters, Clinton went from his speech to the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck for a lunch of stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, pirogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy. He also stopped his motorcade to shake hands on Jos. Campau street.

After decades of domination by the Soviet Union, Central European nations are eager to come under NATO’s security blanket. NATO’s doctrine obliges all allies to come to the defense of any member attacked from outside the alliance.

“Peace and security are not available on the cheap,” Clinton said. But if NATO fails to act now, he said, “we will pay a much higher price later on down the road.”

European leaders have urged that NATO’s future be kept out of American politics. German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said earlier this year that the issue should be put off until after the presidential election.

A decision to set a specific date for expanding NATO is not Clinton’s to make alone. It will be determined by a consensus of NATO leaders, although the position of America, as the only remaining military superpower, will carry the most weight.

In December, NATO will hold a meeting at the foreign minister level to launch a process of evaluating potential new members and examining timetables for expansion.

The question of expanding NATO has generated debate within U.S. national security circles. Should the commitment to put American lives at risk in defending longtime allies Britain, France and Germany be given just as readily to nations such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

NATO was created in 1949 as a deterrent to what the Western allies saw as an aggressive and potentially dangerous Soviet Union. Since the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the alliance has struggled to redefine itself and its purpose.

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Jammu Kashmir Rajouri Terrorist attack 4 dead 6 injured minorities…




Rajouri terrorist attack: Two armed terrorists fired indiscriminately around 7:00 p.m. this Sunday in the Upper Dangri area of ​​Rajouri, Kashmir, killing four people. Six others were injured in the attack. According to eyewitnesses, both terrorists attacked 3 minority houses near the temple in the Upper Dangri area, 8 km from Rajouri.

Eyewitnesses say that the terrorists allegedly attacked three houses here after seeing the Aadhaar card. Those killed in the attack have been identified as Pritam Sharma, his son Ashish Kumar, Deepak Kumar and Sheetal Kumar.

2 wounded were airlifted

Of the 6 people injured in this terrorist attack, 2 have been airlifted to Jammu. Several political and social organizations have called a bandh on Monday in Rajouri to protest against the attack. On the other hand, the security forces have carried out an exhaustive search operation in the area since Sunday night to arrest the terrorists.

condemned political parties

Where the Bharatiya Janata Party has resolved to eliminate terrorism from the Union Territory. At the same time, Congress called the incident “very serious” and exposed the government’s claims to improve the security situation in the Union Territory.

Congressional goal of government

The Congress spokesman said: “Congress strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Rajouri. The incident is very serious and shocking. It exposes the government’s claims to improve the security situation in the Union Territory.” The spokesman further said that the government has failed to protect minorities, first in Kashmir and now in Jammu.

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Farmers can earn thousands of rupees by growing poplars




poplarsAgriculture is the economic backbone of the country. A large population is associated with this profession to carry out their daily lives. Wheat, corn, rice, oilseeds, legumes are the traditional crops. Farmers earn by planting them. Farmers also earn lakhs of rupees from horticultural crops. Experts say that in addition to traditional crops, farmers can earn thousands of rupees in profit. Today we are going to talk about such a crop. The cultivation of popular trees has increased in the country. People are demanding this not only in the country but in the world. The wood of this tree is sold at a high price in the market.

Popular needs that land

It is necessary to have a fertile soil for poplar plants. Planting trees in agriculture with organic elements improves agriculture. Poplar plants should not be planted in soil that is alkaline in nature. The pH value of the soil should be between 5.8 and 8.5. The temperature should be 18 to 20 degrees for planting. Popular trees grow well at a maximum temperature of 45 degrees and a minimum of 10 degrees. Tree development is best in a minimum temperature of 10 degrees and a maximum temperature of 45 degrees.

Plant a popular tree like this

Poplars have deep roots. Deep plowing is fine for this. Leaving water in the field after plowing. After getting out of the water, plow the field two or three times with a rotavator. After this, level the field with the machine. There must be a distance of 5 meters while preparing the line on the field. Transplant the plants in rows 5-6 meters apart into prepared 1-meter-deep holes. Popular trees are good from January to February. The period between February 15 and March 10 is best for transplanting poplars.

You can earn 10 lakh rupees on one hectare

Poplar saplings are not very expensive. But when it comes to selling, its price is very high. Experts say that the price of wood from popular trees is 700 to 800 rupees per quintal. 250 trees can be planted on one hectare. The average height of a tree is about 80 feet. One can earn up to Rs 8-10 lakh from a popular tree in 1 hectare. In the country, a large number of farmers from Bijnor of Uttar Pradesh are involved in the cultivation of folk. Popular countries and abroad can be shipped from here.

Disclaimer: Some of the information provided in the news is based on media reports. Brother farmers, before implementing any suggestion, consult the expert in question.

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The first match of the series of 3 T20 Match between India and Sri Lanka with…




IND vs SL 1st T20 Playing XI & Pitch Report: 3 series of T20 matches will be played between India and Sri Lanka. After this T20 series, an ODI series will be played between the two teams. However, the first match of the 3 T20 series will be played on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The captain of the Indian team in this series will be the versatile Hardik Pandya. Earlier, the India team had to face defeat in the semi-final match of the T20 World Cup. Apart from this, Sri Lanka’s performance in this tournament was also disappointing.

Will Wankhede’s wicket be friendly?

The first T20 match of the series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Speaking of the Wankhede wicket, it’s a great wicket to bat at. After landing on this pitch, the ball comes to bat fast. Because of this, he is easy to hit. Apart from this though, there is help for the bowlers at the Wankhede wicket. Especially, fast bowlers get help at the wicket from Wankhede. Apart from this, fast bowlers get swing and good movement.

Possible XI of Team India for the first match of T20-

Ishan Kishan (week), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik

Sri Lanka’s possible XI for the first match of T20-

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (week), Avishka Fernando, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara and Dilshan Madushanka

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