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Former GOP Chief Challenges Barbour’s Account Point by Point



Point by point, a previous GOP leader contradicted former party chairman Haley Barbour’s contention that he didn’t seek foreign money to help the party take back Congress in 1994.

Former party chairman Richard Richards testified at the Senate’s fund-raising hearings Friday that Barbour told him a $2.1 million loan Richards helped negotiate was intended to finance GOP congressional campaigns.

Richards said Barbour told him the loan was “an urgent thing” because “he needed to withdraw RNC monies” previously lent to a GOP think tank.

“`He said that the purpose was to assist in the election of 60 potential new congressmen,” said Richards, who headed the party in the early 1980s.

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Former Republican National Committee chairman Richard Richards

Senate Democrats pointed to what they called glaring inconsistencies between Barbour’s account of the loan transaction and the versions of several other witnesses.

“We have some very significant contradictions,” Carl Levin of Michigan said during a break in Richards’ testimony.

But Ed Gillespie, a spokesman for Barbour, said the former GOP chairman “never told Dick Richards that the loan guarantee was to help the RNC win 60 House seats.”

Besides disavowing the loan’s connection with campaign needs, Barbour testified Thursday that he didn’t know the money was from a Hong Kong business owned by Ambrous Tung Young. He said he thought it was from a U.S. subsidiary of the firm.

Like several other witnesses, Richards said he told Barbour before the loan was made in October 1994 that the collateral would come from Hong Kong. “I told him the money would be transferred from Young Brothers Hong Kong to Young Brothers (USA),” Richards said.

Richards’ testimony concluded three days of Senate hearings on Republican fund-raising abuses.

Next week, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee is scheduled to conclude the summer phase of its hearings by focusing on Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie, who delivered more than $600,000 to President Clinton’s legal defense fund, money that was eventually returned.

Asked about Barbour’s testimony that the extra money from the loan was not needed by the cash-rich GOP, Richards said: “If we thought they were flush with money we probably would not have entered into the discussion.”

The GOP think tank, the National Policy Forum, paid $1.6 million to an RNC account used to help state party organizations. Once transferred to the state parties, money could be used for get-out-the-vote efforts and other campaign-related expenses.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., said it was clear “money starting out in Hong Kong ended up in an American campaign.”

Richards said he advised Barbour in 1995 against asking Young to forgive the loan guarantee. “I said don’t do that, it would be offensive to Mr. Young and it was offensive to me.”

The request was made anyway, and Young refused it, telling Richards “he wanted to be helpful to the party but he couldn’t forgive the loan.”

After the loan went into default, Richards tried to collect Young’s forfeited collateral because Barbour had promised the party would make good on any loss.

Barbour told him, “I am not going to pay a soft money loan with hard money,” Richards said. “I said, `Mr. Chairman, I don’t care what you pay it with, we simply want you to pay the loan.”‘

“I was quite disappointed in that,” Richards said.

The RNC eventually agreed to pay $745,000 to cover less than half the forfeited collateral.

“If it wasn’t felt there was an obligation, they shouldn’t have paid back half of it,” said Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., the panel’s chairman.

RNC spokeswoman Mary Crawford the RNC had no plans to repay Young the additional $800,000. “If there is an obligation, that obligation clearly belongs with the NPF, not the RNC,” Crawford said.

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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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