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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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Indonesia mulls mini-skirt ban

Friday - Mar 30, 2012, 11:26am (GMT+5.5)
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London - Indonesia has plans to ban the mini-skirt under its stringent anti-pornography laws as it believes "they make men do things".

According to the Muslim-dominated country's religious affairs minister, one of the considerations in its review of what could be considered pornographic would be "when someone wears a skirt above the knee", the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Minister Suryadharma Ali literally started a war against the mini-skirt soon after he was appointed to run Indonesia's new anti-porn task force earlier this month.

Parliamentary speaker Marzuki Alle also recently hit out against the mini-skirt. But he targeted women politicians wearing skirts above the knee.

Alle said he was preparing draft rules banning women politicians and staff members from wearing mini-skirts because "there have been a lot of rape cases and other immoral acts recently and this is because women aren't wearing appropriate clothes".

"You know what men are like -- provocative clothing will make them do things," he added.

Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim nation, making up 12 percent of the global Islamic population.


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