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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 Qatars 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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UN condemns rapes during Tahrir Square protests, demands action

Friday - Feb 01, 2013, 02:42pm (GMT+5.5)
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Washington - United Nations officials have deplored reports that 25 women were sexually assaulted during protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and demanded that Egypt’s authorities take steps to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The executive director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women said the agency ‘is deeply disturbed by the gravity of recent attacks against women’.

According to news24, Michelle Bachelet called on Egyptian authorities to protect women and punish those responsible for the attacks.

About 25 women were reportedly sexually assaulted during demonstrations in Tahrir in recent days.

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she deplored the attacks and the fact that authorities have failed to prevent them or bring the perpetrators to justice, the report added.


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