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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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US Navy operations chief in India

Monday - Apr 23, 2012, 07:11pm (GMT+5.5)
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New Delhi - US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert began a five-day visit to India Monday to explore possibilities of bilateral cooperation between the two navies in the region.

Greenert, on his first day in the capital, met Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, when the two sides discussed issues of mutual interest including those relating to terrorism, piracy and other maritime security issues, according to navy officers here.

Greenert also met Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne.

During his stay in India, Greenert will also visiting naval units under the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command, the new naval base at Karwar, where India has built its naval training academy, and Goa.

He will thereafter visit the naval training command at Kochi, where he will get to see its facilities.


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