Apparently under financial stress, Bhojpuri singer Vikash Rai and four members of his family allegedly committed suicide while another member was admitted to hospital in critical condition in Bihar's Rohtas district, police today said.
Outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will bank on votes of backward castes and Muslims besides Dalits to win this Parliamentary seat for third consecutive time amid allegations that she has made more visits to foreign countries than to her constituency.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the UPA government fulfilled most of the promises made to the people in the last Lok Sabha polls and was committed to work hard to improve the lives of people if voted to power again.
Ahead of the upcoming elections, an expert has warned the Government of increased Maoist activity in the eastern parts of the country, where the objective is to bleed the state, break the morale of the security forces and create a fear psychosis among people in order to hamper the democratic process.
Apparently seeking to challenge her aunt`s claim to inherit legacy of iconic Congress leader Jagjivan Ram, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar`s niece Medhavi Kirti has entered the electoral ring against her in Sasaram (SC) Lok Sabha seat on BSP ticket.