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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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Cabinet session convened to pay homage to Gujral

Friday - Nov 30, 2012, 05:20pm (GMT+5.5)
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New Delhi - The union cabinet has convened a special session Friday evening to pay homage to former prime minister I.K. Gujral, who died at age 92.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to pay homage to Gujral at the cabinet session, the Prime Minister's Office said.

Gujral died at 3.27 p.m. Friday at a Gurgaon hospital where was admitted with a lung infection Nov 19.


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