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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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Eight killed in Pak Taliban, Haqqani network clash in North Waziristan

Friday - Apr 20, 2012, 06:50pm (GMT+5.5)
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Peshawar -  At least eight people have been killed in intense clashes between the Haqqani Network and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in North Waziristan Agency, local sources have said.

“Taliban attacked Malik Karim Khan’s tribe late Wednesday night. The tribe resisted the attack, leading to crossfire,” a local resident said, on the condition of anonymity.

Sources told The Express Tribune that the clash started in the early hours of Thursday and intensified after the death of TTP Commander Jehanzeb Khan and Haqqani Commander Qadir Haqqani.

According to a Mirali Political Administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, a local tribal elder Gulbuddin was killed in the clash.

Gulbuddin was among those tribesmen who were trying to arrange a ceasefire between the two parties.

Sources said the TTP was led by Sattar, who was nominated the commander after his cousin Jehanzeb’s death, while the Haqqani Network is being led by Sangeen.

There was no estimate of how many fighters were involved, but sources said the number runs in the hundreds for both groups.


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