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AP All previous elections included allegations and charges against presidential opponents.” Saharia said.” said Saharia. Kamal received lot of flak for his reported comment against the government, Despite Argentina developing its own foothold in hockey, Four reservoirs were constructed one each in Sectors 48 and 29 and two in Sector 28. Water is not being supplied to parks in my ward, he adds Satinder Singharea councillor of ward 18 says that while pipelines are presentdue to the absence of hydrants and related equipment water is not being utilised There has also been speculation that the amount of tertiary treated water being generated is less than what is projected In meetings held recentlyit has been suggested that flow meters be installed at Diggian to verify quantity of water produced In some sectors leakages were witnessed in the pipelines due to which supply was affected For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSo the Narendra Modi-Donald Trump joint statement has been read and the nuances and body language debated in the media Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-awaited US visit is now behind us and different factions are claiming victory or defeat Representational image AP Afghanistan and terrorism were among the many issues touched upon by both sides particularly the Indian delegation The joint statement also much to the pleasure of both sides delivered a stinging rebuke to Pakistan The statement told Pakistan to refrain from hosting terrorists which appeared to elevate India’s diplomatic position on terrorism vis-à-vis Kashmir However even as Modi and Trump were breaking bread another notable event took place closer to home On 26 June Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced that Beijing would conduct “shuttle diplomacy” between Afghanistan and Pakistan This was the result of foreign minister Wang Yi visiting both countries The announcement included several interesting points including a mechanism to manage crises that stressed intelligence and operational cooperation and a mechanism to set up the meetings of Chinese Afghanistan and Pakistan foreign ministers presumably to enable this “shuttling” to take place The statement also backed the Quadrilateral Coordination Group made up of China Pakistan Afghanistan and the United States with the specific intention of bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table and into the peace process Further flying the peace flag the statement called for a revival of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) contact group with Afghanistan presumably to include Russian interests That China is the reigning SCO power is a separate issue As an added palliative to Afghanistan the statement also backed The Kabul Process President’s Ashraf Ghani’s pet project On one level Beijing is simply acknowledging the confusing mix of powers that have influence in Afghanistan and have a role to play Russia which has been in and out of Afghanistan had been for years cooperating with the United States in eliminating Al-Qaeda leaders However since 2015 there has been a sea change Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov reportedly stated that Russia and the Afghan Taliban’s interests “objectively coincide” due to the formation of the Islamic State Since then Russian officials have admitted to meeting with Taliban leaders while Afghan intelligence officials have been quoted as saying that such meetings occurred in Moscow and Tajikistan The Russians also reportedly frequently visit Kunduz province which abuts Tajikistan a strong Russian ally Still others allege that some of these meetings have taken place in Iran Whatever the truth the fact remains: Russian president Vladimir Putin has held four multinational meetings on Afghanistan This showcases that Russia is once again a major player in Afghanistan and has positioned itself directly against US interests Why Russia is negotiating with the Taliban is not entirely clear It could be alarmed by the Islamic State’s growing influence in Afghanistan — it calls itself the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) — which it sees correctly as a threat The Islamic State in Syria with its several hundred Chechens and Uzbeks has Moscow squarely in its sights Recently there have been reports of the Islamic State expanding its presence in the north Afghanistan towards Jowzian Meanwhile according to Al Jazeera’s Afghan sources "thousands" of Islamic State cadres have moved to Afghanistan While some movement cannot be ruled out there has been no indication that the group has more than 3000 cadres And this was before the US bombed their Nangarhar base using the Mother Of All Bombs So a Russian finger in the Afghan pie is probably the precursor to a large Russian fist making its presence felt in its old sphere of influence But given Russia’s continuing economic woes — its GDP is below India’s — it is unlikely to be able to sustain its Afghanistan venture Analysts are already predicting the advent of a “New Cold War” as Russia and US continue to be at loggerheads exacerbated after the “proxy” bombing in Syria In Afghanistan the New Cold War has seen the United States eschewing Russian equipment while rearming the Afghan National Army Russian interference is also likely to smoothen the way for the US-China cooperation at least on this issue Although China’s links to the Taliban go back to the 90s it has no Cold War lineage in this theatre of war It does however have an economic interest Afghanistan lies smack dab in the way of the Dragon’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) While China may not be the “lynchpin” that some claim Afghanistan’s importance is apparent from rising Chinese economic aid which despite being small change relative to the size of BRI has been quickly ramped up from a few million dollars to a pledge of more than $300 million The now standard housing projects are apparent in Kabul while about 3000 Afghans have been sent to Beijing for training Most importantly it announced the first train linking Hairatan in northern Afghanistan to China While China used the existing rail links of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan it nonetheless counts as an achievement Beijing has also for the first time offered Afghanistan security assistance and there have been talks of patrolling the Pamir area together China has also offered to provide $85 million for a mountain brigade for Badakshan The Dragon could do far more for Afghanistan and it is this promise and "persuasion" that it is expected to exert on Pakistan that attracted the attention of the Kabul presidential palace On the other side is long time player Iran which remains suspicious not just of the United States — which retains facilities on the Afghan-Iran border — but also of the Saudis who have long had an active hand in Kabul while simultaneously engaging with Pakistan Taliban heads such as Motasem Agha Jan traveled to Riyadh at least thrice a year to collect funds for the terrorists’ coffers While the Saudis denied that they provided such funds a leaked 2014 telegram from former secretary of state Hilary Clinton stated that this funding was fallout of the fight between the Saudis and Qatar for influence in the Sunni world Given the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis this is an action replay of the worst kind Saudi Arabia has long resented the role that Qatar played in hosting the Taliban ‘office” and its role in negotiations Meanwhile Iran which once lined up with Russia and India against the Taliban did a spectacular somersault by hosting Taliban leaders — including its then chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was later killed in a US drone strike — and has been using its considerable clout with the Taliban to expand its influence With the Obama administration’s policy up in smoke Tehran is hardly likely to cooperate with the US in reigning in the Taliban So at what price our position on Afghanistan and more importantly Pakistan the central spider in the web With Iran and Russia finding common ground with China it would seem that India has already been edged out from influence in Afghanistan This particularly when the US is also “encouraging” Afghanistan and Pakistan to cooperate in areas very similar to what China has set However India’s position has never been wishing away geography Afghanistan and Pakistan are neighbours They have to sink or swim together That we would rather see Islamabad sink into its own terrorist swamp is a separate issue At the moment we are seen by Afghans as a country that has been loyal to Kabul through good times and bad? Kumar, ’nuff said.which makes it difficult to keep a track of out-of-school and dropouts.

leaving them to do the rest of the job, says Daniel B Georgewho has extensively worked with Shantanu Moitra Earlier referred to as arrangersthe music producersexplains Georgethen lend the moodgroove and panache to the song and also decide on the instruments to be used in the recording Since much of the work that goes into composing a song is done by a music producerGeorge has understandably decided to turn into a full-time composer His first assignment was Sriram Raghavans Johnny Gaddaar in 2007for which he composed the background score George also worked on Agent Vinod recently and hopes that more such assignments will come by Like Georgeseveral other Bollywood music producers today are opting to transform into music composers Sachin-Jigar are perhaps Bollywoods recent successful music producers-turned-composers Hitesh Sonikthe man to whom Vishal Bhardwaj has been entrusting his tunes for over 15 yearsmade his debut as a music director with Stanley Ka Dabba and Pyaar Ka Punchnama Sonik now has three more assignments underwaywhich include composing background scores for two films under Karan Johars Dharma Productions banner Clinton Cerejowho has extensively worked with A R Rahmangained acclaim for the background score of Sujoy Ghoshs Kahaani The transition from a producer to composer can be attributed to the changing dynamics of Hindi film music Earliera song was all about the lyrics and the singers voice Todayits arrangement and feel also matters? Inability to deal with US president Donald Trump’s nationalist-protectionist policies have further led to job cuts. the company reserves all rights to let the associates go whenever it wants, However, that it’s targeting its Indian fanbase full throttle. The club is battling relegation and the man that scripted the Leicester fairytale is walking about looking for a new job. If we don’t give everything then we won’t win our games. who made his last appearance for the national side at the 2015 World Cup, when he hitches a ride on Ruth’s wagon wheel to get out of the snow blizzard,is to abjure standard canons of scientific reasoning altogether.

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