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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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Ex-Pakistani minister opts out

Saturday - May 11, 2013, 12:49pm (GMT+5.5)
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Islamabad - Firdous Ashiq Awan, a former Pakistani minister, Saturday withdrew from the electoral fray, a media report said.

Awan withdrew from NA-110 in favour of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf candidate contesting from the constituency. The PTI candidate is Usman Dar.

She is a former information and broadcasting minister.


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