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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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Trinamool supporters attack, kill two CPI-M leaders in West Bengal

Wednesday - Feb 22, 2012, 07:06pm (GMT+5.5)
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Kolkata - Trinamool Congress activists attacked and killed two CPI-M leaders in the Dewandighi area of West Bengal's Burdwan District on Wednesday.

They were reportedly killed for supporting calls for a general strike to be held on February 28.

Former CPI-M lawmaker Pradip Tah was hacked to death. Another CPI-M leader Kamal Gayen succumbed to his injuries at Kolkata's SSKM Hospital after being transferred there from the  Burdwan Medical College.

Tah and Gayen were attacked with spears, rods and lathis,Burdwan Superintendent of Police S.A.M. Mirza was quoted, as saying at an interaction with the media.

Burdwan Police said four Trinamool Congress supporters from the Mirzapur area -- Choton Chakraborty, Patitpaban Tah, Suji Tah and Gopal Goswami have been arrested in connection with  the incident.

A search is on for other attackers, police said.





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