Britain’s Pfizer Vaccine:
Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) became the first nation in the world to approve the corona aka Covid-19 vaccine last week. The vaccine is developed by Germany’s BioNTech and Pfizer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) are still assessing the data for the trial.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said there had been two reports of anaphylaxis and one report of a possible allergic reaction since the rollout began. MHRA Chief Executive June Raine has issued following statement:
“Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food should not receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine ……….. Most people will not get anaphylaxis and the benefits in protecting people against COVID-19 outweigh the risks… You can be completely confident that this vaccine has met the MHRA’s robust standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.”
What is anaphylaxis shock?
The protesting farmers have called for Bharat Bund or lock down India today. Later they scaled it down to 4 hours from 11 AM to 03.00 PM. Apparently it has failed except where State Government has encouraged gangsters to force the shut down of shops. Why they did it? Doing something for the sake of doing?
As per reports a Minister in the Government was asking the shops to shut down, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. In Punjab, Petrol Pumps have been closed till 5.00 PM. Seeing their utter foolishness, it appears the credit of there being BJP Government in the Centre in 2019 goes to these people and they have determined that they will not let go of this government in 2024.
The so called ‘farmer’s agitation’ was called as apolitical. But now every party in opposition is supporting it. Kejriwal’s Party MLA’s are distributing food etc. to the protesters. These very farmers were agitating in Punjab for last two months and operation of the Railway had to be shut down resulting in total halt of business activity and revenue of State Government. Thereafter Chief Minister some how managed to relocate them to Delhi.
BJP got a vote share of 9.63% in the general elections last year. In 1998, BJP got 11.67% vote share and party won all three seats it contested. Party repeated similar performance by getting all three seats it contested in 2004 by polling 10.48% votes. Even in 2009, vote share was 10.06% when Navjot Singh Sidhu won Amritsar as BJP candidate. In other words, BJP was a small party in Punjab.
Akali Dal, ex-ally of BJP and Congress Party are two established parties in Punjab. Kejriwal’s AAP is a new entrant in Punjab which has allied with Khalistani supporters and allegedly financed by them.
The Sikhs are a religious minority in India but they make up just over 57% of the population in the small northern state of Punjab. The BJP was an ally of the Akali Dal in Punjab, but it is keen to come to power on its own in the state. Since last many years BJP is trying to win over those leaders who are angry with the Akali Dal, apart from running an ambitious enrolment drive for the state as a whole.
The seed of Khalistan was sowed by Max Arthur Macaulliff a british civil servant who after retirement converted to sikhism and translated the holy scriptures in an abrahamik manner intolrant to other religions. (The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors in 1909) He even added a prophecy that Sikhs would help British to continue to rule India. See page xix of volume 1 of above book. See:
Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Narwane will begin his four-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates today.
This is first ever visit by Indian Army Chief to these countries. General Narwane’s visit is seen as a deepening defense relationship between Saudi and UAE with India. Narwane is reported to be staying in Saudi Arabia and UAE for two days and will meet top military officials of both countries. Army Chief Narwane will also address a program at ‘National Defense University’ in Saudi. Earlier, Indian Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar had also paid a three-day visit to Bahrain and the UAE on 24 November, 2020.
Pakistan’s military officials have been visiting Saudi Arabia, but this is the first time that an Indian army chief will visit Saudi Arabia. This will be Narwane’s third foreign trip this year, during which he will meet his counterparts and other senior officials in these countries.
At one time Pakistan used to be very close to Saudi, but now there has been a rift in relations between the two countries regarding Kashmir. Recently, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi threatened the Saudi that if he did not take the lead on Kashmir, he would be forced to call a separate meeting with the Muslim countries standing with him. Angered by this attitude of Pakistan, Saudi had asked Pakistan to return the loan of three billion dollars. After this, Pakistan tried to control damage by sending its army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to persuade Saudi but this attempt was unsuccessful as neither the King nor the Prince granted him an audience.
New role for India?
A large crowd of people claiming to be farmers, intermingled with politically motivated people are threatening to block the entire City of New Delhi. They have picketed already on a few roads blocking the traffic. They have refused to move to a designated place to hold protest. The situation reminds me of a class in Law College.
My First lesson at law college:
First day at our Law College we were chatting when Professor Sharma entered the classroom. All went quite. He was holding a few books in his arms. After placing the books on his table, the first thing he did was to ask the name of a student who was seated on the first bench: “What is your name?”
“My name is Ravi, Sir.”
“Leave the classroom and I don’t want to ever see you in my class ever! Get out. Now!!!”
Professor was almost screaming. It was a new experience. We never thought College would be worse than primary school, which we had left long ago.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls concluded today with 150 wards, over 74,000 voters, as many as 1,122 candidates and covering five Lok Sabha constituencies. Was it just a municipal election? Think again.
There are 150 councilors to be elected in GHMC, who are responsible for administration and infrastructure construction in the city. The Municipal Corporation is responsible for handling issues such as building and road construction, disposal of garbage, government schools, street lights, maintenance of roads, cleanliness.
Last Election History
In 2016 elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation election held, TRS won 99 wards out of 150 wards. At the same time, Asaduddin Owaisi’s party AIMIM won 44 wards. On the other hand, the BJP was reduced to only three wards. In this way, the dominance of Chandrasekhar Rao and Owaisi’s party was clearly visible.
Party wise candidates in GHMC elections 2020
This time 1,122 candidates are in the fray for 150 seats in the municipal elections. The BJP has fielded 149 candidates. At the same time, TRS has fielded candidates for all 150 seats. On the other hand, Congress has fielded candidates for 146 seats, while only 51 candidates are contesting from Asaduddin Owaisi’s party All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. Apart from this, 106 candidates of TDP, 17 of CPI, 12 of CPM, 415 of Independents and 76 candidates from other parties are contesting. In 2016 TRS and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). TRS and AIMIM had bagged 99 (an absolute majority) and 44 seats, respectively. The BJP could manage just three seats.
Communal vs. Secular
Irony is that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen which translates into All India Congress for Unity of Muslim is called secular by the media and Bhartiya Janata Party of Party of People of India is communal. Not to mention the election and other speeches by Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin who wanted removal of police for 15 minutes to teach lesson to population other than Muslims and even after he is being prosecuted he continued to dare similar jibes like this: