The city of Raipur will become the latest hockey destination as a new international stadium will be inaugurated at the capital of Chhattisgarh on the occasion of National Sports Day on August 29, the birth anniversary of legendary Major Dhyanchand.
An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and the Naxals in the insurgency-hit Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh where polling was held today.
No causalities were reported.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has admitted that the unceremonious exit of senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls is a huge loss for the party but also expressed confidence that the young brigade will make up for that loss.
Marking the beginning of the battle of the ballot in five states considered to be the semi-final to 2014 General Elections, the battleground in Naxal strongholds of Bastar and Rajnandgaon regions are all set for the first phase of Assembly polls which are going to kickstart on Monday in 18 constituencies of Chhattisgarh.