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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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France mulls more `paternal leave` for dads to ease pressure on women

Saturday - Mar 09, 2013, 04:08pm (GMT+5.5)
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New York - French President, Francois Hollande, reportedly wants more dads to stay home with their babies and more moms to get back to work faster.

On the occasion of National Women’s Day, the never-married father of four, proposed legislation to allow men to take up to six months paid paternity leave, the New York Daily News reported.

The Socialist leader, who has been promoting women’s rights since his election last year, promised people that the idea will be written into a draft law by May 2013.

Giving fathers more flexibility with parental leave could help make it easier for mothers to return to their jobs, as most French working mum’s career prospects can suffer from taking long maternity leave, the report said.

French law currently allows fathers to take up to two weeks of paid paternity leave right after a baby is born, whereas mothers are allowed several weeks of maternity leave paid for by the employer.


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