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U.N. Calls for Peace, Afghans Battle WITH TALEBAN FORCES, HUSSEIN KOT,

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Afghanistan — International pressure for a cease-fire in Afghanistan grew Tuesday, but there was no sign on the ground of the two sides suspending their battle for the plains north of the capital Kabul.

The United Nations Security Council was expected to adopt a resolution calling for a cease-fire and political negotiations on Tuesday, while its envoy Norbert Holl continued his efforts to get the warring factions to agree.

But in this village 14 miles north of Kabul, Taleban fighters, who took the capital last month, poured rockets into positions held by former government military chief Ahmad Shah Masood to the north and in villages to the west.

There was also sporadic incoming fire from Masood positions.

Masood’s forces fought their way forward Tuesday toward the strategic Khair Khana pass on the main road into Kabul.

“We control the west side of the pass,” Sabir, one of Masood’s commanders in Hussein Kot, told reporters. Shellfire raised columns of dust on the hills around Khair Khana, while heavy machinegun fire echoed around the mountains.

“We have orders to move forward and take the pass,” said Sabir, in an apparent reference to calls from the two sides on Monday for a conditional cease-fire.

Doubt about where the front line is on maps has led to confusion over whether the village of Hussein Kot was in Masood’s or Taleban hands.

Some locals said the name applied to a string of villages along the road, parts of which may be held by each side.

Refugees continued to escape to Kabul, some forcing an overloaded truck on the main road to stop and clambering aboard in a near panic. One woman later fell off.

On the road just beyond Sabir’s mud-walled command post on the Masood side of the frontline, the charred carcass of a Merecedes bus burned after it was hit by a rocket earlier on Tuesday morning.

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Taliban fighters handle tank shells as they prepare to shell General Massoud’s forces

“Two boys were badly wounded,” said Mahmud Hojon, a doctor at a crumbling field hospital in the village. He said other passengers had managed to escape the bus when a rocket landed earlier nearby.

Hojon said fighting overnight had wounded 12 people, mostly civilians, who had already been evacuated.

Taleban fighters reiterated claims they had pushed Masood forces further back up this main road across the northern plains, and said they had captured 150 prisoners.

It was not immediately possible to confirm the claims. Masood, formally allied to northern Uzbek chief Abdul Rashid Dostum, has in the past 10 days reversed a Taleban offensive on his Panjsher stronghold and taken positions within rocket range of the city, including Bagram military airbase.

The Taleban, reinforced by an influx of fighters from other provinces, have stopped the advance within 30 minutes’ drive of the capital. Fighting has since been confined to a swathe of dusty plain and hilltops some 20 miles wide.

The planned U.N. resolution, drafted by Russia, calls for states to refrain from interfering in the conflict and stop supplying arms to factions.

It also calls on U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and his envoys to cooperate with interested states and organizations to promote a political dialogue.

Pakistan, which has denied accusations it is backing the Taleban, has made some headway in brokering a cease-fire, with both the Taleban and Masood saying Monday they would halt fighting under certain conditions.

The Taleban have demanded an exchange of prisoners while Masood earlier called for the demilitarisation of Kabul. But the initiative, led by Pakistan Interior Minister Naseerullah Babar, appeared to founder late Monday when Masood spokesman Dr Abdullah said continued shelling by the Taleban had scuttled calls for a cease-fire.

It was not immediately clear whether the statement was Masood’s final word on the matter.

Afghan watchers say Pakistan’s efforts are hamstrung by suspicion that it is partisan and seeking to isolate Masood by reaching an understanding with his newfound ally Dostum.

U.N. envoy Holl, who was due to visit Dostum’s northern stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif Tuesday, said Monday he welcomed the Pakistan initiative but warned no single country could bring peace to Afghanistan.

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Nilesh on Sharad Pawar’s statement – All you need to know about it..

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chairman Sharad Pawar told reporters on Saturday (May 21) that Shiv Sena’s candidate will be voted for the sixth seat in the Rajya Sabha elections. Additional votes will be awarded to the candidate declared by Shiv Sena. Pawar clarified that whether that candidate is Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati or anyone else, the NCP will vote for him. However, after Pawar’s statement, now BJP Secretary of State and former MP Nilesh Rane has focused on the NCP chairman.

Definitely read >> “The party that ridiculed the silent front as a silent front, you have…”; Nilesh Rane’s advice to Sambhaji Raje regarding Shiv Sena entry

“Whether it’s Sambhaji Raje or someone else”
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is being considered for sure. As the trial for the second seat takes place, Sambhaji Raje has appealed to all political parties, including Shiv Sena, to support him. In the same way, Sambhaji Raje will be voted as an independent. While answering this question to Shiv Sena, Pawar made a statement saying: Nilesh Rane criticized Pawar for this statement.

Addressed to Pawar
While taking aim at Sharad Pawar, Nitesh said that Pawar never keeps his word. “It had to happen… Pawar Saheb and the word cannot be obeyed. How come Pawar Saheb has not changed his role? If Raje goes with Shiv Sena, then Sanjay (Raut) is in the second seat. Previously, he was reported that Sharad Pawar had said that the NCP was in favor of supporting Sambhaji Raje. Nitesh Rane has made this statement against the same background.

Shiv Sena denies entry
Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front.

How was the dialogue between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje?
Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared running in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, is due to join the Shiv Sena on Monday. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi.

What is Sambhaji Raje’s problem?
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha six years ago on behalf of BJP. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes.

What exactly did Pawar say about voting?
A candidate from the NCP can easily be elected for the Rajya Sabha elections. The extra votes we have will be given to the Shiv Sena candidate, the floor was given to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the last election, said Sharad Pawar.

Help provided by Shiv Sena
“In the elections two years ago, our only candidate could have been elected. Since I was the second candidate at the time, we asked for the seat. So Faujia Khan and I became parliamentarians. The Shiv Sena had demanded that we get one more seat next time,” said Pawar.

The sixth candidate can win
“As per Shiv Sena’s demand, now after one of our candidates wins, additional votes will be given to Shiv Sena’s candidate. The sixth candidate can win on the strength of NCP and Shiv Sena votes,” Pawar said.


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Although Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur has made it a condition to join Shiv Sena for Rajya Sabha candidacy, Sambhaji Raje is not in favor of joining Shiv Sena. He has said that the support must be given as a great development front. While discussions are taking place between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje, on the other hand, BJP Secretary of State and former MP Nilesh Rane, while commenting on the issue on Twitter, advised Sambhaji Raje to kick the MP out.

How was the dialogue between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje?
Sambhaji Raje from Kolhapur, who has declared running in the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, is due to join the Shiv Sena on Monday. Shiv Sena will give the Rajya Sabha nomination, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s message was delivered to Sambhaji Raje. A Shiv Sena minister also met with Sambhaji Raje. Sambhaji Raje is not ready to join Shiv Sena. On the other hand, he has given a proposal to Shiv Sena and NCP to give additional votes of Mahavikas Aghadi.

What is Sambhaji Raje’s problem?
Shiv Sena has announced that it will contest for two of the six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Sanjay Raut’s candidacy for a seat is considered secure. Sambhaji Raje was appointed as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha six years ago on behalf of BJP. Even then, Sambhaji Raje served as MP for six years as an independent. He too this time is preparing to stand for election as an independent. But it’s impossible to match the math of victory if the independents fight. Although BJP has an additional 22 votes, it will be challenged for an additional 20 votes.

What did Nilesh Rane say?
Nilesh Rane took aim at Shiv Sena on Twitter in the context of ongoing discussions between Shiv Sena and Sambhaji Raje. “Think that tonight, Chhatrapati Sambhaji of Kolhapur, the party that ridiculed the silent front as a silent front, asked you for proof that you are a descendant of the Maharaja, you protected the tomb of Aurangzeb, what value did you put on the party at 12 o’clock? clock? Kick that deputy,” Nilesh Rane tweeted.

The deadline for submitting nominations for Rajya Sabha is 31st.


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