Mile Jedinak Admits VAR ‘Frustration’ But Australia Have Moved On

Cunha appeared to wave play on after a tackle by Australia defender Josh Risdon brought down Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann early in the second half.

After being informed by the assistant referee that the incident merited a review, he consulted video footage of the incident before pointing to the penalty spot.

Griezmann went on to score the first VAR-assisted goal in World Cup history.

Jedinak pulled the Socceroos back into the game with a penalty of his own but an 81st-minute Aziz Behich own goal gave France a scrappy victory.

‘Hard done by’

Australia’s players claim they are ready to “move on” and are focusing on trying to beat Denmark on Thursday in a bid to reignite their bid for a place in the last 16.

But Aston Villa midfielder Jedinak admitted: “If I said I wasn’t frustrated by this decision, I wouldn’t be lying.”

He added: “But we can’t change it now. The score says 2-1, penalty to Griezmann and yellow card for Risdon. It is what it is.”

“I feel hard done by,” said Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan, who was powerless against Griezmann’s well-struck spot kick.

“I don’t feel we were beaten by a better team but almost by technology a little bit.”

Roared on by a sizeable support at Kazan Arena, it is likely many of the fans wearing Australia’s green and gold were left feeling the same.

For France coach Didier Deschamps, there were — not surprisingly — no complaints: “I’m not going to complain about the use of video today, because it went in our favour.

“The referee saw there had been an error, and recitifed it because there was a foul.

“We’ve already been on the wrong end of it (VAR) in the past. That’s how it is, so you have to get used to it.

“Even with the video (VAR), decisions are still open to interpretation. The referee is alerted, but in the end it’s him who decides.”

VAR focuses on four key areas: goals, penalty decisions, direct red card incidents and mistaken identity.

Specifically, when it comes to penalty decisions, FIFA’s rules state: “The role of the VAR is to ensure that no clearly wrong decisions are made in conjunction with the award or non-award of a penalty kick.”

Jedinak said the issue of whether the penalty was valid could be “debated for as long as we’re here, and beyond”.

But he reasoned: “It’s here and it’s here to stay. I think we just have to move on.

“People could debate it for as long as we’re here, and beyond. But you know what, it is what it is now and we have to move forward, as harsh as it may be.”

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“Weak” Southwest Monsoon To Revive in Five To Six Days, Says Met Office

IMD has predicted “heavy to very heavy rain” at a few places in Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka. (File)

New Delhi:  The southwest monsoon has weakened after remaining “very active” during the first half of June, a meteorological department official said today, adding it is expected to revive in the next five-six days.

The India Meteorological Department official said the “lull” in monsoon activity is normal.

The northern limit of the monsoon continues to pass through Thane (including Mumbai), Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Amravati, Gondia, Titlagarh, Cuttack, Midnapore, Goalpara and Baghdogra.

“The further advance of the southwest monsoon has weakened. It was very active until June 15, but there is a lull now. However, it expected to revive in the next five-six days,” IMD Additional Director-General Mritunjay Mohapatra said.

The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala, late in May, three days ahead of its normal onset and. Over the past a few days, it has battered parts of the western coast and the northeast.

Mohapatra said Odisha and other parts of east India would start receiving “good” rainfall from June 23-24 while Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and other parts of the southern peninsula from June 26.

For Monday, the IMD has predicted “heavy to very heavy rain” at a few places in Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka and heavy rain in parts of the sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, central Maharashtra and Kerala.

“Thunderstorm accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places over Punjab while thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning are very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Marathawada,” the IMD said.

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‘Mahagathbandhan’ Can Be Revived If Nitish Kumar Leaves NDA: Congress

Nitish Kumar walked out of the mahagathbandhan last year and joined hands with BJP. (File)

New Delhi:  The ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) can be revived if Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar snaps ties with the BJP-led NDA, the Congress party’s state in-charge and national spokesperson Shakti Singh Gohil said today.

“If any such possibility emerges, then we will definitely discuss it with our allies,” Mr Gohil told PTI Bhasha when asked how the party would react if Nitish Kumar decides to return.

The Congress, RJD and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) had forged the ‘mahagathbandhan’ in 2015 ahead of the Bihar assembly elections to halt the BJP’s juggernaut.

Mr Gohil’s remarks come amid conflicting statements being made by the BJP and JD(U) over seat sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

These statements have fuelled speculation that all is not well between the friends-turned-foes-turned-friends.

In contrast, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had recently said that the doors of the ‘mahagathbandhan’ had been closed for Nitish Kumar.

The JD(U) ended its 17-year-old alliance with the NDA in 2013 when Narendra Modi was declared the prime ministerial candidate. He again joined hands with the NDA in 2017.

Mr Gohil claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was perceived as anti-backward castes.

Speaking of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha, both NDA allies, Mr Gohil said that parties with OBC and most backward castes (MBC) vote banks had no option but to snap ties with the BJP or go down with it.

Terming the anti-BJP alliance necessary for national welfare, he said that it would naturally be led by the Congress since it is the biggest opposition party.

The people of India will defeat the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Gohil said.

We have a history of not being arrogant and we take our allies along, he said.

“Nitish Kumar is with the fascist BJP. We do not know what compelled him to join hands with the party, they are incompatible,” Mr Gohil said.

Mr Gohil asserted that the Congress president and PM Modi could not be compared as Rahul Gandhi was fighting for the truth.

He also expressed confidence that there will be no differences between the mahagathbandhan allies over the seat distribution in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Arvind Kejriwal’s Appeal To IAS Officers In Stand-Off With Lt Governor Baijal, Says Guarantee Your Safety

Arvind Kejriwal has given public assurance to IAS officers about their safety.

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today gave a public assurance to IAS officers about their safety and security — in writing. Calling the officers his “family”, he urged them to stop “their boycott of elected government and return to work”. The one-page message, which Mr Kejriwal posted on Twitter, came after the IAS officer’s Association expressed their concerns in a rare press conference.

At the meeting, the officers had claimed that were not on strike and only skip only the meetings in which they felt their “safety” and “self-respect” were at risk. They also said they were being “victimised” in a political battle when they owed allegiance not to any political party but “to the law and the Constitution”.

Referring to the alleged attack on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February, IAS Association secretary Manisha Saxena said afterwards, they have approached all quarters, including the cabinet secretary, the home minister, the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Personnel and Training to request for help in ensuring safety.

 “We have no confidence, no one has reached out to us to boost our confidence,” she said.

ias officers presser

IAS officers say they are being victimised in the stand-off in Delhi.

The Chief Minister’s speedy assurance, however, spelled out his demands.

“I would urge them to stop their boycott of elected government, return to work now and start attending all meetings of Ministers, respond to their calls and messages and join them for field inspections. They should work without fear or pressure. They should not come under any pressures from any sources, whether state government or central government or any political party,” his message read.

The four-month long face-off with the bureaucrats is the latest flashpoint between the Chief Minister and the Lieutenant Governor that has seen Mr Kejriwal and his ministers camping out at a waiting room of Raj Niwas, the official residence of Anil Baijal, for a week.

The protest within has been accompanied by a huge stir outside by Mr Kejrial’s Aam Aadmi Party, fuelled a full-blown demand for statehood for Delhi and provided a rallying point for a huge section of opposition leaders.

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Terrorist attack in Nigeria – नाइजीरिया में आत्मघाती विस्फोटों में 31 लोग मारे गये : अधिकारी 

नई दिल्ली: नाइजीरिया के पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्र में रविवार को संदिग्ध बोको हरम के जिहादियों ने दो आत्मघाती बम विस्फोट कर दिया, जिससे इसमें कम से कम 31 लोगों की मौत हो गई. एक स्थानीय अधिकारी और मिलिशिया नेता ने आज यह जानकारी. मिलिशिया नेता बाबाकुरा कोलो ने बताया कि दम्बोआ में कल रात दो आत्मघाती हमले और रॉकेट से संचालित ग्रेनेड विस्फोट किया गया. इसमें 31 लोगों की मौत हो गई और कई अन्य घायल हो गये.उन्होंने बताया कि ये हमले ईद उल फित्र की छुट्टियां मना कर लौट रहे लोगों को निशाना बना कर किया गया.

यह भी पढ़ें: जम्मू में तमाम तरह के युद्ध हथकंडों का इस्तेमाल करेगा पाक: भाजपा

कोलो ने बताया कि दो आत्मघाती हमलावरों ने शुवारी और पास के अबाचारी शहर में कल रात लगभग 10 : 45 बजे खुद को विस्फोट कर उड़ा लिया. उन्होंने बताया कि यह किसी से कहने की जरूरत नहीं है कि यह काम बोको हरम का है. स्थानीय सरकार के एक अधिकारी ने 31 लोगों के मरने की पुष्टि की है. उन्होंने बताया कि मरने वाले लोगों की संख्या 31 तक पहुंच चुकी है . यह आंकड़ा बढ सकता है क्योंकि घायलों में कई ऐसे लोग हैं जिनके बचने की संभावना नहीं है.

यह भी पढ़ें: जम्मू में तमाम तरह के युद्ध हथकंडों का इस्तेमाल करेगा पाक: भाजपा

गौरतलब है कि इस हमले में एक पुलिस अधिकारी की भी मौत हुई है जबकि कई अन्य पुलिसकर्मी गंभीर रूप से घायल भी हुए हैं. देश की राष्ट्रीय पुलिस के अनुसार सुमात्रा द्वीप पर रिआयू में एक स्टेशन के द्वार पर समूह ने एक मिनी वैन से टक्कर मारी और उसके बाद हमलावरों ने अधिकारियों पर हमला किया. प्रवक्ता सेतयो वास्सितो ने कहा कि चार हमलावरों को मार गिराया गया है जबिक एक और आरोपी की तलाश की जा रही है.


VIDEO: जम्मू में पुलिस पार्टी पर हमला.

खास बात यह है कि शुरूआत में स्थानीय पुलिस प्रमुख ने बताया था कि उन्होंने तीन लोगों को मार गिराया और एक अन्य घायल हो गया. (इनपुट भाषा से) 

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MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo Beats Marc Marquez To Win Crash Filled Catalan GP

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Lorenzo started the Catalan GP from pole cruising his way to victory

Jorge Lorenzo managed to convert his pole position into a win at the 2018 MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix. The Spaniard took his second consecutive of the season after a brilliant victory in Mugello last week, and beat Honda’s Marc Marquez with a lead of 4.479s. Finishing a brilliant third was Valentino Rossi taking his consecutive podium of the season after starting seventh on the grid. The Catalan GP went down with a massive number of crashes and subsequent retirements that wiped out a good chunk of the competition. The Catalan GP marks Lorenzo’s 150th podium finish, which puts in an exclusive of riders comprising Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini and Dani Pedrosa.

Barring the opening lap that was led by Marquez, Lorenzo dominated every lap of the Catalan GP, cruising his way to victory. Lorenzo had dropped behind Andrea Iannone to third in the opening lap, but managed to pass the Suzuki on Turn 10. The Ducati rider then charged towards Marquez and used the slipstream and outright acceleration to overtake the Honda and into the lead. Lorenzo was expected to breakaway from the rest of the field soon, but Marquez was on his tail throughout the remaining 23 lap race.

By Lap nine, Lorenzo and Marquez started to breakaway from the grid but not without Andrea Dovizioso staying close to the Honda in third. However, Dovizioso’s charge ended with a crash on Turn 5 in a yet another DNF for the season. The incident has also brought the both the Ducati riders at a tie in the championship table with 49 points each.

Lorenzo, however, had found his pace by now and was quickly distancing himself from Marquez. The rider averaged 1m40s on every lap and was over a second in the lead three laps later. With Dovizioso out of contention, Rossi was a distant third, a position which remained uncontested for most of the race while the Italian also being unable to catch up with the top two riders.

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow fought through from fourth to 10th, picking off Honda works rider Dani Pedrosa at the Turn 4 right-hander in the second half of the race. Meanwhile, the battle for fourth was brewing to be an interesting sight as LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow took fourth from Honda factory rider Dani Pedrosa in a late charge. Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales finished sixth after dropping down the order post a disastrous start in the race from fourth. However, Vinales didn’t have it easy and had to put up a fight against Tech3 Yamaha’s Johann Zarco through out the race who finished seventh. Finishing eighth was Pramac Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci, while Avintia Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista finished ninth, ahead of Suzuki’s Iannone in 10th place. With not enough classified finishers. The last set of points were taken by Pol Espargaro of KTM, Scott Redding of Aprilia and Karel Abraham of Aspar Ducati. Franco Morbidelli classified 14th at the end of the Catalan GP after crashing and remounting to retire.

The2018 Catalan GP turned out to be a crash fest early on in the race. The crashes started with KTM’s Mika Kallio and Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli colliding early on, which was followed by Tom Luthi, Xavier Simeon, Aleix Espargaro and Hafizh Syahrin retiring after individual falls. KTM rider Bradley Smith was wiped out of contention after LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami lost control on Turn 5 with 10 laps to go and collided into Smith. Jack Miller of Pramac Ducati and Suzuki’s Alex Rins ended up in a crash too, while Avintia Ducati rider Tito Rabat’s GP17 caught fire on Lap 20 while competing in the top 10.


With the Catalan GP, Marquez has once again consolidated his lead in the championship, while Rossi now stands second with 88 points, to 27 points adrift from the Honda rider. Vinales now sits third with a gap of 9 points over his teammate, and is ahead of Johann Zarco who sits in fourth. Lorenzo, Dovizioso and Iannone are tied up on points with 66 each. While the win must be for Ducati this season, the 1-2 finish would’ve surely pleased Honda as well, in anticipation of what the team can expect next season from Marquez and Lorenzo.

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Aleksandar Kolarov Stunner Gives Serbia Victory Over Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov’s brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday. The Roma defender made the crucial breakthrough early in the second half with a magnificent effort, and although Serbia missed chances to further extend their lead, they were not overly troubled by the Costa Ricans. The win puts Serbia in a strong early position in Group E ahead of games against Brazil and Switzerland as they look to reach the last 16 for the first time since becoming an independent country, while Costa Rica have it all to do to repeat their surprise run to the quarter-finals four years ago.

Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic handed Branislav Ivanovic his 104th international appearance, making the former Chelsea centre-back the most-capped player in his nation’s history, moving clear of Dejan Stankovic in the all-time list.

Costa Rica started brightly, with Vladimir Stojkovic diving to save at the feet of Marcos Urena, before Giancarlo Gonzalez headed straight at the Serbia goalkeeper.

The Central Americans should have taken the lead in the 12th minute, but Bologna defender Gonzalez inexplicably headed over when unmarked at the back post with the goal at his mercy.

Serbia grew into the game and started to dominate possession, with Costa Rica playing in the same style which brought them so much success in 2014, sitting deep and looking to pounce on the counter-attack.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, whose non-selection during qualifying led to Slavo Muslin’s sacking as Serbia coach, almost broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, but his overhead kick was well kept out by Real Madrid ‘keeper Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal.

Serbia did take the lead in the 56th minute, though, and in fine style.

The 32-year-old Kolarov fired a sublime left-footed free-kick over the wall, dipping into the top corner past a despairing dive from Navas.

Coach Oscar Ramirez threw on Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, Costa Rica’s star player in Brazil in 2014, in search of an equaliser.

Campbell’s speed almost got him in behind the Serbia defence just seconds after coming on, but it was Serbia who blew a gilt-edged chance to score a second.

Dusan Tadic’s low cross picked out Filip Kostic, but the substitute miskicked in front of an open goal, perhaps due to a slight touch on the ball by Navas.

There was a late scuffle as Nemanja Matic tried to take the ball off a member of the Costa Rican staff on the sidelines, before a VAR red-card review saw Aleksandar Prijovic booked for a separate incident, but Serbia held on with relative ease for a potentially priceless win.

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Ranbir Kapoor Reveals Playing Sanjay Dutt Was ‘Terrifying And Exciting At The Same Time’ On Twitter Chat

Ranbir Kapoor at a promotional event in Mumbai.

New Delhi: 
It is not every day that Ranbir Kapoor interacts with his fans on social media but Sunday definitely counted as an exception as Ranbir Kapoor took over Fox Star Hindi’s Twitter handle in order to interact with his fans about his upcoming film Sanju, where he will be seen playing the titular role. Ranbir, who does not use social media, interacted with fans and talked about football, his upcoming film, his Father’s Day plans and more. During the interaction, the actor opened up about his experience of filming Sanju and revealed that playing Sanjay Dutt was “terrifying and exciting at the same time.” He also mentioned that the “biggest challenge” of filming Sanjuwas to “believe that he could do it.” When a curious fan asked him about the songs that he is currently hooked on to, Ranbir replied: “Kar har maidan fatheh (from Sanju) and Dilbaro (from Alia Bhatt’s Raazi).”

Ranbir wished his fans on Father’s Day and also confessed that he is scared of his father Rishi Kapoor and shared a few throwback pictures. Here are some.


Here’s a compilation of some of our favourite tweets from Ranbir’s Twitter interaction with fans.

Being an avid football fan, the actor even discussed the ongoing FIFA World Cup and revealed the team that he supports.

When Ranbir was asked about that one friend he could look up to, he said: “My best friend/director Ayan Mukerji.” Ayan has directed Ranbir in Wake Up Sid! and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. They are collaborating again for Brahmastra.

Ranbir had the sweetest reply to comedian Bhuvan Bam’s message, who wrote: “My favourite Ranbir Kapoor is on Twitter, welcome janaab” Ranbir replied: “Thank you janaab Keep winning the vines. Mulakaat jaldi hogi Best wishes to you.”

On the work front, Ranbir Kapoor awaits the release of Sanju, directed by Raj Kumar Hirani. Apart from Ranbir, the film also features Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal and Anushka Sharma in pivotal roles. Sanju will hit the screens on June 29.

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Kafeel Khan Alleges BJP Lawmaker Behind Attack On Brother

Kafeel Khan was jailed after the death of 63 children at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College. (File)

Lucknow:  Kafeel Khan, the doctor who was jailed in a case involving the death of 63 children at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College today alleged that BJP lawmaker from Bansgaon, Kamlesh Paswan was behind a recent attack on his brother Kashif Jamal.

Speaking to reporters in Lucknow today, Dr Khan said, “The attack on Kashif was carried out at the behest of BJP MP from Basgaon Kamlesh Paswan in collusion with Satish Nanglia (the owner of a plaza in Gorakhpur).”

Maintaining that there was no direct enmity between the lawmaker and his brother, Dr Khan alleged both Kamlesh Paswan and Satish wanted to occupy a plot of land belonging to his maternal uncle for which an FIR had been registered earlier.

Dr Khan also demanded security cover for himself and his family members from the UP government adding that they were all facing a threat to their lives.

The lawmaker, however, termed the allegation against him as “baseless,” saying Dr Khan was trying to gain political mileage out of the attack.

“These are all baseless allegations which have been leveled on me. I have got nothing to do with the case and I am ready for any sort of probe,” Mr Paswan told PTI.

“Through these acts, Dr Kafeel is trying to gain a soft corner and attempting to establish himself politically,” he added.

According to the police, Kashif Jameel, 34, was allegedly shot at by some unidentified bikers near JP Hospital in Gorakhpur on June 10 after which he was rushed to a private nursing. From there he was referred to the trauma centre of King George Medical University in Lucknow.

Kashif Jamal had sustained bullet wounds on his right upper arm, neck and chin.

A day after the attack, Dr Khan tweeted,”Allah rahem kare. I’m not going to bend.”

Gorakhpur’s Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur had on June 11 said, “A case has been registered against unidentified persons. Police is investigating all possible aspects.”

Dr Kafeel Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed AES ward at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur. He was removed following the deaths of the children and was later arrested by the UP Police in September 2017 for criminal negligence and liability in the case.

He was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court in April this year.

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