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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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Yeddyurappa to present separate agriculture budget
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:06pm
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will Thursday present a separate budget for agriculture - a first for the country.
Jeweller shot dead in Delhi
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:06pm
A jeweller was shot dead and robbed of valuables worth lakhs of rupees in the national capital Wednesday, police said.
Five Maoists among 82 prisoners writing Bengal board exams
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:05pm
Eightytwo prisoners, including five Maoists, lodged in various correctional homes in West Bengal appeared in the state's secondary board examination that started Wednesday, an official said.
Online complaint cell planned for Bengal polls
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:05pm
In a never before initiative, the Election Commission plans to introduce an online grievance redressal and inquiry system during the ensuing assembly polls in West Bengal, an official Wednesday said.
Maoist ideologue gets bail, unwilling to leave jail
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:02pm
Ganti Prasadam, a Maoist ideologue whose release was sought by the rebels in exchange for an abducted Orissa collector, was Wednesday granted bail but is unwilling to leave jail till the government takes steps to release his nearly 600 jailed comrades, a mediator said Wednesday.
Court pulls up government on labour welfare
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:02pm
The Delhi High Court Wednesday rapped the Delhi government over non-registration of labourers in Delhi and told the central government's directorate general of labour welfare to look into issues related to workers.
Delhi Zoo a death trap, court told
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:01pm
The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought a reply from the central government on a public interest litigation by a law student who said that the National Zoological Park (Delhi zoo) had become a "death trap" for animals and should be shifted to the city's outskirts.
Rebel group voices concern on slow negotiations
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:01pm
The outlawed A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, Wednesday blamed the state government for the slow pace of political negotiation for the creation of an autonomous council.
Aarushi murder: Talwars question order to try them
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 12:00pm
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, parents of murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar, Wednesday urged the Allahabad High Court to set aside a special CBI court's order to put them on trial for the gruesome killing of their own daughter in Noida about three years ago.
Uruguay explores cooperation in wind power sector
Thursday - Feb 24, 2011, 11:58am
A high level delegation from Uruguay is exploring the possibility of forging cooperation with India in the wind power sector.
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