Support Swells for Bharat Bandh Called by Protesting Farmers as Trade Unions in 12 States, Oppn Back Call
The Congress, TRS, DMK and the AAP joined other opposition parties in extending support to the Bharat Bandh on December 8 called by farmer unions which have been protesting on Delhi's borders for 11 days demanding repeal of the Centre's new agri-marketing laws. The Trinamool Congress, RJD and the Left parties, besides a joint platform of 10 central trade unions, had on Saturday backed the countrywide strike. NCP chief and former union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar warned the Centre that if the deadlock continues, the agitation will not be limited to Delhi and people from across the country will stand by the protesting farmers.
Mystery Disease Kills 1, Lands Over 290 in Hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru; Fits, Nausea Among Symtoms
A mysterious disease that began spreading in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh claimed one life on Sunday while 292 others fell sick. More than 140 of the patients have returned home after treatment at hospital while the condition of others was stable, medical and health officials in West Godavari district said. It has not been established yet as to what caused the disease that saw people suddenly falling unconscious after suffering from symptoms of fits and nausea.
UK Prepares for Historic Moment of Vaccination Against Covid-19, But There's More to the Simple Jab in the Shoulder
The first 50 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals are gearing up for what the UK government has described as the biggest immunisation programme in history as the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 arrived at secure locations in the country from neighbouring Belgium this weekend. Frontline healthcare staff, people over the age of 80 and care home workers will be among the first to get the vaccine as part of Phase 1 of the programme from Tuesday, which was approved for rollout by the UK's independent regulator earlier this week.
After UK & Bahrain, Pfizer Seeks Emergency Use Authorisation for Its Covid-19 Vaccine in India
After its parent company secured such clearance in the UK and Bahrain, Pfizer India has become the first pharmaceutical firm to seek from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) an emergency use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine in the country. In its application submitted to the drug regulator, Pfizer has sought permission to import the vaccine for sale and distribution in the country, besides waiver of clinical trials on Indian population in accordance with the special provisions under the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019, official sources said.
Priyanka Chopra Comes Out in Support of Protesting Farmers, Hails ‘India’s Food Soldiers’
Actress Priyanka Chopra expressing solidarity with the protesting farmers seeking the repealing of the three farm laws enacted by the Centre, said that the farmers hopes need to be met. The actress took to Twitter and re-shared Diljit Dosanjh’s tweet and wrote, “Our farmers are India’s Food Soldiers. Their fears need to be allayed. Their hopes need to be met. As a thriving democracy, we must ensure that this crisis is resolved sooner than later.”
Ind vs Aus 2nd T20I: Fans Unimpressed By Ajay Jadeja's 'Cheap' Personal Jibe At Virat Kohli for Dropping a Catch
Twitter fans were left unimpressed with the host broadcaster commentator cum analyst Ajay Jadeja's cheeky jibe at Virat Kohli dropping a catch during India's second T20I against Australia at the SCG on Sunday. Kohli dropped a sitter at cover off Matthew Wade during Australia's innings. Wade eventually was run-out in the same sequence, but the talk was about Kohli's drop especially after the Indian skipper had dropped another easy catch in the previous match. During the mid-innings break, Jadeja on-air chimed in on the drop catching stating, "I am not worried about the Indian team but the baby arriving".