Sharad Pawar visits Serum Institute in Pune in wake of fire
Saturday, 23 January 2021 NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday visited the city-based Serum Institute of India (SII), where a major fire had broken out two days ago, killing five persons. Sources in the SII said, Pawar visited the affected building around noon and took stock of the situation. Serum's CEO, Adar Poonwalla, accompanied Pawar. In a tweet, Pawar later said, "Visited the Serum Institute in Pune along with @adarpoonawalla and reviewed the present situation there, after the unfortunate fire incident."
Amid Maharashtra Covid spike, a mega wedding was attended by top netas. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala reportedly attended the wedding. A case was reportedly registered against ex-MP Dhananjay Mahadik for the February 21 event in Pune. Covid rules were allegedly flouted at Mahadik's son's wedding programme. Meanwhile, Covid rules were also being ignored by general public in Mumbai. Huge crowds were reported at Mumbai's Crawford market on February 22. Maharashtra saw 5,200+ new cases, while Mumbai had 760+ on February 22. Maharashtra CM Thackeray has warned of 'second wave' of Covid. Watch the full video for more details.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Ex-leader of Trinamool Congress Dinesh Trivedi about the party, corruption and BJP’s offer. Trivedi said, “Why should I have to go by BJP? The people of the state are saying it. He added, “When asked I said it would be a privilege to join the BJP as it is the number 1 party in the world. Sitaram Yechury is also a good friend, so is Uddhav Thackeray. I met Sharad Pawar the other day. Everbody is a friend. I have seen it all.” Trivedi joined a long list of TMC leaders who have left the ruling party ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar countered NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s tweets over farm laws. Tomar said that the ex-agriculture minister was 'misinformed'. "Sharad Pawar has been vocal on agricultural issues. He tried to improve agriculture when he was the minister. His tweets today were disappointing. Farm laws are to provide better prices to farmers. This bill doesn’t affect APMC or MSP,” Tomar said. Speaking on the laws, Sharad Pawar had said that the farm laws restrict powers of Mandi system. Pawar had tweeted that the new laws will adversely impact MSP procurement.
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India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was denied permission to use a state government aircraft to travel to Dehradun on Thursday, triggering a row and inviting strong criticism from the opposition BJP which sought an apology over the incident. The Raj Bhavan secretariat and the state government sought to blame each other for the incident, which added a new chapter in the uneasy ties between the ruling coalition, comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress, and the governor. Watch the full video for more details.
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While addressing a press conference in Mumbai on February 09, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection in Maharashtra government, Chhagan Bhujbal spoke on farmers' agitation. Bhujbal said, "People from across the world tweeting on this for some time now. Our celebrities should also say something as their opinion makes difference. They should have spoken earlier." "Even now they could speak freely and ask to find a solution," he added.
A massive fire broke out in a godown that belongs to Trimurti Decorators located in the Bibwewadi area of Pune today afternoon. At least six fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The cause of the..
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader and Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, Farooq Abdullah on February 09 hailed Pune-based Serum Institute of India for developing COVID-19 vaccine."Our numbers..