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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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Twenty injured in China fire

Sunday - Dec 23, 2012, 12:52pm (GMT+5.5)
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Beijing - Twenty people were injured early Saturday in China's Shaanxi province when a fire raged through a high-rise building, authorities said.

The fire broke out around 4.30 a.m. in the 14-storey World Trade Building in Yan'an city. The fire raged for 10 hours. The upper floors were affected.

The injured were shifted to a hospital. A security guard who helped in the evacuation was missing, Xinhua reported.





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