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



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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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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