Jammu and Kashmir state flag removed from civil secretariat building, only tricolour seen after Article 370 move

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir state flag has been taken off the civil secretariat building in Srinagar. It is only the national flag that remains on the civil secretariat building after the momentous decision of abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution, thus stripping the state of its special status.Official sources in the Jammu and Kashmir administration have confirmed to India Today TV that only the national flag will be seen at all government offices in the state from now on.However, not all government offices have taken off the Jammu and Kashmir state flag yet. Till last week both the flags were seen at the civil secretariat building.Only Tricolour seen atop Civil Secretariat in Srinagar, J&K state flag removed. @PoojaShali reports.More #ReporterDiary: https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/NghEXnJzJlIndia Today (@IndiaToday) August 25, 2019″The removal of flag is in continuation of abrogation of Article 370 and not dependant on official bifurcation from October 31,” said a top source in the J&K government.”Access by Parliament is already given (on abrogation) and the national flag is expected to take precedence at all government offices,” confirmed another top source in the administration.#ExclusiveJ&K flag removed, Tricolor seen atop Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.India Today’s @PoojaShali gets us more on this#ITVideoLIVE at https://t.co/4fqxBVUizL pic.twitter.com/ZrdTy8QCC9India Today (@IndiaToday) August 25, 2019In a historic announcement on August 5, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed in Rajya Sabha that Article 370 of the Constitution be abrogated to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.advertisementWith the move, Jammu and Kashmir lost its rights to sport a separate flag and will now have to abide by all the laws of mainland India that were earlier not applicable in the state.Also Read | Rahul Gandhi-led opposition delegation sent back from Kashmir, media roughed upAlso Watch | Battle is against terrorists and separatists in Kashmir: Arun Jaitley at India Today Conclave 2019last_img read more

ESPN’s Final Prediction For Penn State-Iowa Game

first_img Even though Iowa has home-field advantage in this matchup, the final prediction from ESPN has Penn State winning tonight.According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Nittany lions have a 67.1 percent chance of defeating the Hawkeyes.ESPN's prediction for tonight's Iowa-Penn State game.Iowa will wear all-gold uniforms for this matchup. The school announced that decision back in June.Perhaps the alternate jerseys for the Hawkeyes will bring them good luck in this matchup.Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET from Kinnick Stadium.Will the Nittany Lions stay undefeated or will the Hawkeyes rebound with a statement win? Penn State faces off against Iowa.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 27: T.J. Hockenson #38 of the Iowa Hawkeyes fumbles against Amani Oruwariye #21 and Nick Scott #4 of the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 27, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)There’s a marquee matchup on tap this weekend in the Big Ten as Iowa hosts Penn State. The Nittany Lions will try to remain unbeaten, meanwhile the Hawkeyes will look to get back in the win column.Last weekend, the Hawkeyes lost to the Michigan Wolverines. Nathan Stanley threw three interceptions and never seemed to get into a rhythm.On the other hand, Penn State is coming off a blowout win over Purdue. Outside of the Pitt game, James Franklin’s team has dominated its opposition.Sean Clifford has been productive for the Nittany Lions in his first season as the starter, but he’ll face his first real test on the road in Iowa City.last_img read more

‘Mourinho annihilated Man Utd & left Solskjaer without roof’

first_imgJose Mourinho “annihilated” Manchester United before leaving Old Trafford, says Paul Parker, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inheriting “a house without a roof”.A serious rebuilding project has been taken on by the current man at the Red Devils’ wheel.Solskjaer has been eager to point out as much, with the general consensus being that he is going to need time and money to fix the faults of the past. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career There is, however, no guarantee that patience will be shown, with questions already been asked of a coach who is struggling to generate positive performances and results.Parker believes another change in the dugout would be the wrong call, with Solskjaer having been handed a thankless task.The former United defender told Eurosport: “I’m not saying that you can’t get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, or that you should.“You can change him, then someone will come in and people who don’t really understand the game will expect things to change for the better. But it will be the same tools in the box.“The best-case scenario is that the players’ mindset will change a little bit and the new man has a hell of a start.“He might get an extra mile out of them in the game because they want to do something for someone else – but then we’ll soon be back to square one. We’ve already seen it happen with Solskjaer.Jose Mourinho“I said the club should sack Jose Mourinho because he annihilated a lot of the players in the hope that it would motivate some of them to avoid being next.“That affected the whole club, from the playing staff to the back offices. That was why he had to go. He was destroying a club that is on the verge of being destroyed from above as well. That had to change.“By contrast, Ole came in and has tried his best to bring everyone back together, which he has done and some of the feel-good factor had come back to the club.“But it will make no difference at all what they do with Ole because Manchester United is like a house without a roof.“The people in charge are not looking after the roof properly, and now it’s getting a bit windy so the house is starting to wobble. And when the house wobbles, it affects the very foundations.”Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is another of those under serious pressure at Old Trafford, but it will be Solskjaer who pays the ultimate price if United fail to dig themselves out of their current rut. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more