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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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Lightning kills four in UP

Friday - Apr 06, 2012, 03:50pm (GMT+5.5)
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Lucknow - Four people were killed in Uttar Pradesh after lightning struck their villages.

The tragedy took place in Chitrakoot and Banda districts when, in between rain and thunder showers, lightening struck the villagers, leaving four dead in villages called Manikpur and Raipura.

Two of them were youths standing under a tree, trying to escape the torrential downpour. Both were charred. They were identified as Pawan and Sachin.

Police said Ram Bhawan and Madho Yadav were killed in Banda under similar conditions.


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