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He replied that he is having the key of this room but lock is not opening which means somebody has changed the lock I told him that it may be under instructions from competent authority which is not known to me He again started shouting at me using the filthy language and thrown the key on my face Fortunately I escaped from damage of my spectacles I told Mike Hooper that this is not a gentlemans behaviour and he should behave properly Then he started threatening me that he is going to complain and he will teach a lesson to me Some of my colleagues also informed that he was using very abusive language for the OC staff and management too He is not maintaining the office decorum and always whistling during his movements in the office building This is for your information and such necessary action as deemed fit and proper With regards Sincerely yours AK Kesri Director Office of Secretary General Organising Committee Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Dated 31st July 2009 Dear Mr Fennell Hope you are doing fine I would like to bring to your kind notice an unfortunate incident of Mr Mike Hooper misbehaving with one of the staff members in the Secretary Generals office The concerned staffMr A K KesariDirectorhas submitted a written complaintthe copy of which is enclosed After shifting the office of the Organising Committee to the new office premisesMr Mike Hooper has been allotted office space on the 8th Floor which is expected to be completed in 2 weeks time He was allotted an alternate office space on the 2nd floor to operate but he refused to do so and started using another office on the 9th floor of the building which was allotted to Mr Randhir Singhthe Vice Chairman of OC Such untoward incidencesas mentioned in the complaintare a matter of concern for the staff of OC In this regard I would like to convey my advice that Mr Mike Hooper may operate from his office-cum-residence which has been allotted by the OC Suresh KalmadiMP ChairmanOC CWG D2010 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 12 2017 11:57 am Kevin Pietersen has earlier played under Rahul Dravid Top News The Indian Premier League 2017 has unfolded some master class on the field as well a lot is there in the kitty off-field as well Former England captain while talking to IPL website brought together some facts about his journey as a commentator and how players come together as a unit and help each other enhance their game “I have enjoyed my time I though it would be different purely on the basis of travel I find talking about the game that I love so much fairly easy I think I have got a pretty good cricket brains so I try and give over the modern way to having played recently and continue to play for the next few years I think that enlightens people and modern way of thinking and how individuals are approaching the game now The boundaries are not big enough how the bat size has are and bowlers are finding ways to hit targets to” “It’s been lovely to be here and it’s been fantastic” he added Pietersen also credited former Indian skipper and present U-19 coach Rahul Dravid for his improvement in the game and how it helped him to bat with much more efficiency “Indian Premier League has helped different players come together because you are all teammates Basically when the players are together for six-seven weeks possibly eight weeks if you make that finals you are together you are a unit because the players don’t travel too much outside the hotels You generally spend lots of time in the team room You are always travelling with each other so the groups are tightly knitted I think that’s really good because you can learn from other people Speaking from personal experiences Rahul Dravid and how much he helped me in my career I owe it to the Indian Premier League that I build an ability to tap in with a genius like that which helped me in my career over come a short fall And then just go from strength to strength and that is thanks to the IPL” said Pietersen “In my autobiography I printed that e-mail from Rahul Dravid and the kindness generosity and the time he took to write the e-mail and as simple as he made it sound was so beneficial for me It was beneficial for English cricket too because I managed to sort out a little bit of a deficiency in my technique which assisted England because it helped me perform a lot better for my country” the former RCB batsman told Kevin Pietersen seemed to play it safe when it came down to asking about his favourite commentator but pretty vocal when was asked about who plays the Flamingo Shot and Switch Hit better “Whose my favourite commentator I would be doing this service to everybody with whom I will be working It’s same as asking whose my favourite player in the team All the guys that I have worked so far have been for my side and for me being newbie and fresher to the commentary box have been magnificent There is no ego no non-sense there’s no bravado They have all been friendly they have all been generous with their time they have all been helpful They have all helped me learn the job” hailed Pietersen “Flamingo Shot and Switch hit NO ONE” said the Englishman For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 28 2016 4:16 pm Kangana Ranaut says she is happy to have carved an unconventional career path in Bollywood as she completes 10 years in the industry today (April 28) Related News Kangana Ranaut says she is happy to have carved an unconventional career path in Bollywood as she completes 10 years in the industry today Kangana’s debut film “Gangster” released in 2006 where she played a troubled woman in love with a gangster Also read:Vital facts about Kangana’s leaked image suppressed: Hrithik’s spokesperson The 29-year-old National Award-winning actress says she enjoys being an “underdog” in the film industry “I am extremely proud of my rags to riches story it’s fun to be a misfit or an underdog if you acknowledge your gifts and befriend your obstacles” Kangana told PTI The actress’ early filmography had films like “Woh Lamhe” “Life in a… Metro” and “Fashion” which also earned the actress her first National Award In between she appeared in a string of flops such as “Shakalaka Boom Boom” “Raaz: The Mystery Continues” “Vaada Raha” which almost pushed her into oblivion Also read:Sussanne supports ex husband Hrithik Roshan in fight against Kangana Ranaut; calls pictures photoshopped Her career got a new lease of life with the 2011 hit romantic-comedy “Tanu Weds Manu” and though she did some forgettable roles in movies likes “Game” “Rascals” and “Tezz” her performance as rebellious Tanu in Aanand L Rai’s film stayed with the audience Three years later came Vikas Bahl’s slice-of-life inspirational drama “Queen” which was not only a box-office success but gave Kangana a hold in the industry like never before The actress played an innocent bride-to-be who is left at the altar by her groom then goes on a self-discovery journey and emerges as a confident independent woman Also read:Kangana Ranaut Hrithik Roshan’s legal battle: Here’s how itunfolded Kangana’s sincere and mature performance won the hearts of critics and audience and also got the actress her second National Award besides making her the highest paid actress in Bollywood Her double role in Rai’s 2015 rom-com “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” furthered the impact of her acting prowess getting her a National Award this year The top star now has films like Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Rangoon” Hansal Mehta’s “Simran” and Rani Lakshmibai biopic by filmmaker Ketan Mehta While she has enjoyed audience’s love for her fearless bold nature in real life it has also landed her in controveries the latest being her fight with Hrithik Roshan where both the stars have slapped legal notices on each other Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBAGHDAD/ERBIL Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday a Sept 25 Kurdish independence referendum was unconstitutional and the results void strengthening Baghdad’s hand in a stand-off with the Kurdish region watched closely by neighbouring Turkey and Iran People look for their names on the lists at a polling station during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil Iraq September 25 2017 REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/FilesThe Kurdistan Regional Government did not directly say whether it accepted the effective cancellation of the vote but its new prime minister called for a third party to oversee talks between Iraq’s central government and the Kurds The KRG also called on the international community — including the United Nations European Union and non-governmental organisations — to intervene and help lift what it called “restrictive” sanctions imposed by Baghdad in retaliation for the referendum Kurds voted overwhelmingly to break away from Iraq in the referendum defying the central government in Baghdad and alarming neighbouring Turkey and Iran who have their own Kurdish minorities “The Federal Court issued the decision to consider the Kurdish region’s referendum unconstitutional and this ruling is final” a court spokesman said “The power of this ruling should now cancel all the results of the referendum” The court is responsible for settling disputes between Iraq’s central government and its regions including Kurdistan The verdict is not subject to appeal A statement from Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said: “We call upon everybody to . avoid taking any step which violates the constitution and law” FLIGHTS BANNED The court had ruled on Nov 6 that no region or province can secede The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said last week it would respect that verdict signalling a new phase in efforts to restart negotiations over the region’s future Kurdish region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani speaks during a news conference in Erbil Iraq November 20 2017 REUTERS/Azad LashkariThe Iraqi government responded to the Kurdish independence referendum by seizing the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and other territory disputed between the Kurds and the central government It also banned direct flights to Kurdistan and demanded control over border crossings Long-serving Kurdish president Masoud Barzani stepped down over the affair and the regional government led by his nephew Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has tried to negotiate an end to the confrontation In a news conference following Monday’s ruling Nechirvan Barzani said the court’s ruling was reached unilaterally without input from KRG representatives and called for a third party to oversee negotiations between Baghdad and the Kurds “The rights of Kurds are enshrined in the (Iraqi) constitution and we seek the implementation of this constitution to resolve our issues with Baghdad” Barzani told reporters according to Kurdish Rudaw TV “The constitution is one package and must be applied in its entirety not selectively” However Barzani did not directly say whether Kurdish officials accepted the effective cancellation of the referendum The KRG had previously offered only to freeze the results The KRG later said its chief concern was the lifting of an embargo on international flights to the region which it said hampered foreign investment as well as humanitarian efforts for the more than 15 million internally displaced people currently in the region “We call on the international community to intercede in urging Baghdad authorities to lift the embargo without condition on international flights” “The restrictive policies adopted by Baghdad against Erbil are in violation of Iraq’s obligations and responsibilities under international and humanitarian law” the KRG said in a statement This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Few batsmen in world cricket could have batted with the panache and conviction of a Virat Kohli England’s media consisting of their former cricketers may snidely remark that Joe Root is marginally ahead of him just as the Kiwi media thinks the world of Kane Williamson But in the light of Saturday’s magnificent batting under intense pressure Virat Kohli must surely have triggered shock and awe even in the staunchest of rival supporters The stunning impact of his unbeaten century was not as much for the weight of runs — although that too was invaluable without doubt — it was the skill courage and conviction while batting on a pitch more conducive to bowling that took one’s breath away India’s Virat Kohli celebrates his century on Day 3 of the Mumbai Test Reuters The Wankhede Stadium pitch offered plenty of encouragement to the spinners It had bounce and carry which are a boon to spinners operating with bat-pad fielders The England bowlers were also getting the ball to grip the third day’s play surface and spin viciously Additionally England were defending quite a substantial total of 400 Thus it was imperative that India not only took the lead but surged ahead so as to put pressure right back on the visitors Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara had already revealed on the second day that the devil in this pitch could still be tamed But the loss of Pujara to only the second delivery of the day was a huge blow It was at this stage that Kohli walked in His team at 146 for three was under siege Another early wicket would have crushed the spirits of the remaining batsmen A lesser batsman would have been besieged by doubts and uncertainty But not Kohli He was magnificent His self-belief on a pitch of variable turn was staggering The assurance confidence conviction and intensity that he brought into play simply subjugated the opposition Kohli had Vijay in the early part of the innings Vijay continued to bat as convincingly as he had done on Friday and thus registered another superb century While he had had the company of Pujara on Day 2 when the duo added 107 runs he had the reassuring presence of Kohli on Saturday The pair put on 116 runs in a third-wicket stand that had supporters thirsting for more The going though was far from easy Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and off-spinner Moeen Ali posed plenty of questions The former was getting the odd ball to jump and turn viciously There were times he was getting the ball to spin across the face of the bat At other times his well-disguised googlies turned and bounced a bit more than expected Moeen who interestingly seems to have done well against India in the past was once again a handful He was getting the ball to loop and a few deliveries almost went through the gate of the right-hand batsmen He might have been unlucky on a few occasions when the ball just kissed the inside edge and deviated from the line of the stumps His round the wicket bowling which sought to get angle drift and contra spin going was extremely challenging Kohli though batted like the champion he is His footwork was assured and he backed himself whether playing with soft hands or going hard at the ball His footwork use of hands strokeplay and judgement were truly a masterclass in the art of playing spin bowling Kohli needed to put runs on the board and at the same time ensure that the team would guard against conceding any ground to the visitors Thus his mix of aggression laced with caution The fact that each of the three sessions fetched over hundred runs (101 101 103) showed how calculated and assured the assault was The 116-run partnership with Vijay (136; 282b 10×4 3×6) gave the team just the impetus it needed in the morning The afternoon session however alarmed supporters Three key batsmen Karun Nair (13) Parthiv Patel (15) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0) who could have forged substantial partnerships with Kohli and thus driven home the advantage failed From an encouraging 262 for two the team had slumped to 307 for 6 and England’s total of 400 looked insurmountable Had England squeezed out a 50 to 60-run lead the home side would have been in serious trouble It was then that Kohli coaxed and guided two other all rounders Ravinder Jadeja (25) and Jayant Yadav (30 batting) to make a stand and initiated the push back Ultimately the unbroken 87-run eighth wicket stand with Yadav fetched the lead Kohli though does not look like he has finished with his batting in the innings He went about his task like a man with a mission Where others struggled he not only kept the bowlers at bay but picked runs off them His unbeaten hundred (147 bating 241b 17×4) would surely rank among his finest essays in Test cricket The team ahead by 51 runs at stumps would aim to add another 50 to 60 runs on the morrow That would put England under severe stress on a pitch that can only get worse Hence Sunday should make for fascinating play India’s aim would still be to chase a target of less than 150 runs in the fourth innings By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: October 4 2016 1:05 pm Wriddhiman Saha remained unbeaten on 54 and 58 in two innings of the just-concluded Test at the Eden Gardens (Source: PTI) Top News Bengal captain Manoj Tiwarypraised his state teammate Wriddhiman Saha for his man-of-thematch effort in the second cricket Test against New Zealand? the women do a dance and once in a while take off the shawl around them? Every nighthotels earn up to Rs 15 lakh with about three illegal nude dance shows City NGOs say the women trafficked are from neighbouring states and are held against their will by the highly organised sex trade Prostitution in France and India certainly has different and varying huesnuances and attitudesbut undoubtedlyit is degrading Except for call girls and escort girls who choose to sell their bodies or live the high life with temporary partnersthe majority of sex workers experience the humiliation of being dominatedhuntedharassedbeaten up and perversely violated Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://s.wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: February 13 2017 11:06 am Actress Dev Patel poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Academy Film Awards after party with his Best Supporting Actor BAFTA award for his role in ‘Lion’ in London Sunday Feb 12 2017 (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) Top News Dev Patel’s surprised reaction after he won the Bafta award in the best supporting actor category for Lion was one of the most adorable moments at the ceremony Patel 26 also earned a round of applause for warmly crediting his little co-star Sunny Pawar from India as he took the podium to accept the trophy for his performance of a man Saroo Brierley in search of his roots in the Garth Davis-directed movie WatchDev Patel’s acceptance speech “Wow that just happened It’s just so overwhelming” Patel said after accepting the trophy from Felicity Jones Patel thanked his parents and his team saying “This is a film about family about love that transcends borders race colour and anything You guys are my driving force” He got a resounding applaud as he mentioned Pawar who plays the younger Saroo in the movie “I’d like to thank little Sunny Pawar who did this film with such confidence He truly is a star Garth Davis an incredible director who is going to be a friend of mine for life and to my amazing team who had the insane task of trying to get this Indian dude with this noodle with wanky teeth and fluffy hair work in this really hard industry To you guys you are my heroes I’m so grateful” Also Read | BAFTA 2017: La La Land Dev Patel win at British Academy Film Awards Patel who rose to global stardom with his debut feature Slumdog Millionaire is also nominated for an Oscar this year for Lion which many call his most incredible performance till date For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mihir Mishra | Published: October 18 2012 12:55 am Related News The advantage of a rising tide is it makes even the poor boats glide along with the best Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh was able to earn brownie points with airline passengers on Tuesday rolling back airport development fees (ADF) at Mumbai and Delhi airports simply because public sector Airports Authority of India (AAI) has also become cash rich as Delhi and Mumbai airports have boomed The same financially strapped entitywhich could not increase its equity contribution as the GMR consortium raced to expand Delhi airport can now afford to spare Rs 390 crore as additional equity in the two airports AAI has earned the money basically as sleeping partner in DIAL and MIAL and has been able to channel the funds to modernise Chennai and Kolkata airports Their expansion had been on hold as long as AAI was financially strapped Scrapping the ADF means both GMR-run Delhi and GVK-run Mumbai airports will now have to rework their financial numbersbut more important it shows how arbitrariness in Indian policy making is a disease that is taking time to wear off In 2009the same ministry under Praful Patel had levied the ADF The levy was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2011 Based on the court interpretationthe sector regulatorthe Airport Economic Regulatory Authorityallowed the charge to be hiked And now just six months after the regulators decision the minister is moving in to follow up on his orders last week asking AAI not to charge ADF at Kolkata and Chennai airports There can be quibbles if DIAL would have needed the ADF if its capital cost had been lowerbut that is a debate which has drawn in supporters on both sides The decision to not charge ADF will bring down passenger fares in these two airports though as Mumbai is undergoing expansionthe cuts may have to be revisited again But would this provide a push to the passenger growth (the two airports make for 70 per cent of domestic traffic) that is falling for the last three months Unlikely Mihir is a Principal Correspondent based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: July 14 2017 4:04 pm Bharti Singh started her journey on TV with the fourth season of “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2008 Related News In less than a decade she has carved out a niche for herself in the entertainment industry and doesn’t get affected when people joke about her body weight Popular comedienne Bharti Singh however says Indians don’t like jokes being cracked on them and mostly prefer hearing compliments “In India people don’t like jokes being cracked on them However in other countries roasts are very popular and celebrities themselves call and ask (stand-up comedians) to perform a roast on them” Bharti said “In India there are many celebrities who come to our shows and they don’t mind us cracking jokes on them or pulling their legs But there are some Indian celebrities who get offended very easily” added Bharti who started her journey on TV with the fourth season of “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2008 Bharti says celebrities who love to hear compliments about their hit movies should be “ready to hear comments on flop movies as well” “But you know Indians have this mentality that they only want to hear good things about themselves so we are very careful while shooting any show and the channel also takes care of this “The channel while editing cuts the lines which are offensive and which could hurt the sentiments of the celebrity” she said Something similar happened with actress Tannishtha Chatterjee last year when she appeared on Bharti and fellow comedian Krushna Abhishek’s popular show “Comedy Nights Bachao” and later criticised them for making racial remarks about her Asked whether celebrities feel offended with slapstick comedy on TV as it may harm their image Bharti said: “I completely agree with this because if we go below the belt anybody would get offended ‘Bachao’ was all about celebrities being roasted (so) when you know that you will be coming on such a show you should be all prepared to be roasted” She added: “For example a South Indian restaurant will obviously serve Idli and Dosa; you can’t go there and ask for ‘makke ki roti’ or ‘sarson ka saag’ So when celebrities turned up on our show we used to think that they are prepared for the roast” However she said despite briefing them on the script “the celebrities used to get offended” “We couldn’t help it and we used to apologise because everyone has a different nature Everyone loves to hear good things about them and hates to hear the bad things but there are some celebrities who laugh at jokes and take our jokes so sportingly that they even hug and kiss us after the show” she said Sharing her experience of working with Krushna Bharti said: “I feel very comfortable whenever I am working with Krushna We just read the script once and we are ready to perform I am not that comfortable when I perform with other celebrities because I don’t share the same kind of rapport with others” Bharti says Krushna takes “every joke (on himself) very sportingly and positively” “Krushna understands the requirement of the show and willingly accepts all kinds of jokes We really complement each other and we never object to any jokes cracked on us” Bharti is also seen alongside ace comedian Kapil Sharma on “The Kapil Sharma Show” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsSouth America and China,” said the office bearer. “I am into design and like the coming together of different things, I enjoy newspapers like The New York Times,work, The seven-day film festival will begin on January 20 and conclude on January 26. 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