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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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Indian exports grow 36.4 per cent in December 2010, highest in 33 months
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 03:23pm
India's exports have registered a growth of 36.4 per cent during December 2010, the highest in last 33 months, at 22.5 billion dollars due to diversification of the overseas markets such as Latin America and price competitiveness.
Shoeshine man adds lustre to image of Kashmiris
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:46pm
Sometimes, the simple story of a man can tell the complex story of an entire people. And that is perhaps so with shoeshine man Shafi Sheikh who has watched events unfold over the decades from his perch at the famed Lal Chowk in this Jammu and Kashmir capital and is described by friends as the archetypal Kashmiri - political, innately courteous and unfailingly honest.
More Indian cultural centres to showcase soft power: PM
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:41pm
India will set up cultural centres in five more countries to showcase its soft power and acquire a global footprint for its rich diversity, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Saturday.
Hindutva 'terror groups' threat to India: CPI-M
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:40pm
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday urged the government to pursue the investigation into bomb blasts blamed on "Hindutva terror groups", calling them a threat to India.
Curfew further relaxed in Meghalaya
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:40pm
With the situation in riot-hit areas limping to normalcy, authorities in Meghalaya Saturday further relaxed curfew in the Resublepara sub-division in East Garo Hills district.
Rahul to tour Uttar Pradesh
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:38pm
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit colleges in Uttar Pradesh Monday and Tuesday in a bid to attract new members to the National Students Union of India (NSUI).
Engage overseas young Indians to meet India's challenges: Pitroda
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:38pm
Young overseas Indians should come to India to discover opportunities and meet the challenges of a complex and chaotic land, the prime minister's advisor on education and innovation Sam Pitroda said Saturday.
Three killed in Punjab blast
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:35pm
Three women were killed Saturday in Punjab's Gurdaspur district when a powerful explosion tore through a house where firecrackers were being made illegally, police said.
Fog hits air traffic in Chandigarh
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:35pm
The Chandigarh airport remained shut for the fourth straight day Saturday in the wake of thick fog that hit air traffic in the region, officials said.
Chiefs of Army, IAF to appear before PAC
Saturday - Jan 08, 2011, 02:34pm

In an unprecedented development, chiefs of the Army and the Air Force will appear before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday in connection with alleged irregularities in the Canteen Stores Department supplies.

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