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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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Mahindra to target captive segment for Genio pickup
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 07:12pm
Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) will first target the captive segment for its newly-launched Genio pickup truck and look at exports along the way, an official of the Rs.31,172 crore company said here Friday.
Five dead, 13 injured in Ahmedabad building collapse
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 07:09pm
Five people, including a woman, were killed and 13 others injured when a five-storey newly-constructed building collapsed here Friday morning, leading to the partial collapse of two adjoining buildings as well, officials said.
Vedanta University: Apex court orders status quo
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 07:06pm
The Vedanta University project, being promoted by the London-based Vedanta group in Puri in Orissa, received a fresh blow with the apex court Friday ordering status quo on the "nature, character and possession" of land acquired for the varsity.
Court appoints amicus curiae in Ishrat Jahan case
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 07:05pm
The Gujarat High Court Friday appointed senior advocate Yogesh Lakhani as amicus curiae for the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the Ishrat Jahan alleged staged shoot-out case.
More tourism cooperation needed in South Asia: Minister
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 06:58pm
Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Friday called for greater  cooperation among the South Asian countries to promote tourism in the region.
Trade relations will strengthen further: Vietnam envoy
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 06:57pm
Vietnam has been exploring ways of investing in the field of information technology (IT) in West Bengal, the country's ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Tan said here Friday.
PDP mocks at government's call for talks with separatists
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 06:56pm
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party mocked at the Jammu and Kashmir government's repeated calls to the separatists to sit across the table terming them as meaningless unless all political  prisoners are set free.
Apex court stays execution of three in Dharmapuri bus burning
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 06:55pm
The Supreme Court Friday stayed the execution of three people who were awarded death sentence in the 2000 Dharmapuri bus burning case where three girl students were charred to death in the wake of an agitation by AIADMK activists.
New videos released by Baruah creates confusion over ULFA peace process
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 06:37pm
At a time when the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA)'s Central Committee is making an effort to return to the mainstream, new videos released by commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah has created confusion over peace talks.
Textile industry workers continue strike in Surat
Friday - Jan 28, 2011, 06:23pm
Textile workers in Surat continued their strike, demanding better wages.
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