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Scam or No Scam, Kalmadi Stands Out for Athletics, Gets Award

Scam or no scam, Suresh Kalmadi is a well-known sports manager in the world and acknowledging his contribution to the field of athletics, the Asian Athletics Association has decided to honour him with its president’s award. The award, being conferred on scam-tainted and on bail Kalmadi for his contribution towards the development of athletics in the continent, will be given ...

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Who is Sirisena? Man who escaped LTTE attack, eliminated Tigers, to rule Sri Lanka now

Maithripala Sirisena, elected to govern Sri Lanka, was once jailed for alleged links to leftwing Sinhalese rebels who almost ousted the government in 1971. He remained in prison for 15 months. And if luck had not been on his side, Sirisena might have been assassinated by the Tamil Tigers who attacked his convoy in a suburb in 2008, leaving one ...

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British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men’s sports event gets bail

The British-Iranian woman, who was jailed after attempting to watch a men’s volleyball match in Tehran has been released on bail, media reported Sunday. The family of the 25 year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami said that she has been freed on bail until her court appeal, after she staged hunger strikes and hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition calling for ...

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