Govt appeals to KCR to withdraw fast

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Wednesday held discussions with Congress President Sonia Gandhi
and his senior cabinet colleagues on the Telangana issue after
which an appeal was made to fasting TRS chief K Chandrasekhar
Rao to withdraw his protest.

Bihar CM intervenes in schoolboy kidnapping case

Search operations for the six-year-old school boy, who was kidnapped here on Monday, have been stepped up with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressing displeasure as the boy could not be traced for the fourth day Thursday.