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India hits out at Pakistan; raises Balochistan at UN

Raising the issue of Balochistan for the first time before the UN, India today accused Pakistan of widespread human rights violations there as well as in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

In a scathing attack on Pakistan during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council here, India said the main reason for disturbances in Kashmir is the cross-border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan that stems from its territorial ambitions over the place that has found concrete expression in repeated armed aggressions.

Mulayam Singh Yadav calls SP parliamentary board meeting to end ongoing crisis

Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has called the party's parliamentary board meeting on 16 September to end the ongoing crisis within the party.

The family feud in the Yadav family became apparent when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav stripped his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav four key portfolios on 13 September. On the same day, the chief minister was replaced as the state party chief.

However, Akhilesh on 14 September denied any family feud and said outsiders were interfering in the affairs of the family and the party.

"Yeh ghar ki ladai nahi hai, yeh sarkar ki ladai hai (this is not a family feud, this is a fight for the government)," said at a function in Lucknow, according to the Times of India.

Journalist murder-case: wanted man seen with Lalu Yadav's son. Rajdeo Ranjan's wife moves SC

Wife of murdered journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, Asha has moved the Supreme Court after the photograph of a man wanted for the shooting of his husband, Mohammad Kaif, with Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav surfaced.

Asha has appealed that the investigation and trial in the murder-case be shifted from Bihar to Delhi, reported NDTV.

"If the police is deliberately not arresting Kaif and the health minister (Tej Pratap Singh) is taking photographs with proclaimed offenders, the life of Rajdeo Ranjan's wife and her two minor children is at stake," advocate of Asha Ranjan, Kishlay Panday was quoted as saying by PTI.

Nepal Prime Minister Dahal to embark on three-day India visit from today

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will begin a three-day state visit to India from Thursday at the invitation of his Indian counterpart President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dahal's visit to India is his first bilateral visit abroad after assuming office for the second time as Nepal's Prime Minister on August 4 this year.

A Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said that Dahal will be accompanied by a high-level delegation.

During his visit, Dahal would hold talks with the Indian leadership. He will also visit the Nathpa Jhakri hydropower project, a concrete gravity dam on the Satluj River in Himachal Pradesh. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and it supplies 1,500 megawatts of power.