A group of DMK workers vandalized an Amma canteen in Chennai on Tuesday morning, just a couple of days after the DMK-Congress alliance stormed to power in Tamil Nadu. These workers broke name boards and threw vegetables on the ground. Amma canteens are low-cost canteens that provide quality food to the poor at a cheap price. After the video of the incident went viral, DMK suspended the workers involved.
— Partha Hariharan (@ParthaHariharan) May 4, 2021
They sacked an AMMA canteen – dedicated to providing quality meals for the poor at sharply reduced prices. If you remember these AMMA canteens were a lifesaver to many migrant labourers in TN during the 2020 lockdown. Tells you a lot about the DMK & their “culture” https://t.co/Fbw83lYiEY
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) May 4, 2021
As the video of the incident went viral, more than 50 people gathered to demand justice against the miscreants who vandalized the Amma canteen. The police rushed to the spot in order to investigate.
AIADMK leader D Jayakumar condemned this “anti-social” act on the social media platform Twitter. He demanded strict action against the miscreants who damaged the canteen.
DMK leader Ma Subramanian said that the party has removed the workers who were involved in this act of vandalism. He also shared a video that depicts the vandalized name board was restored back to its original place. This is in sharp contrast to West Bengal, where post-election political violence has gone on unabated.
Subramanian, who is the DMK MLA of Saidapet, also said that in accordance with MK Stalin’s wishes, suitable legal action will be taken against the miscreants for vandalizing the Amma canteen.
Russian-made Sputnik V launched by Dr Reddy, to cost Rs.995 per dose
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the Indian partner of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said it has commenced Sputnik V’s India rollout, with the first doses being administered in Hyderabad on Friday on a limited basis.
First doses of #SputnikV administered in India. On the picture Deepak Sapra, Global Head of Custom Pharma Services at @drreddys Laboratories is getting a shot of Sputnik V in Hyderabad. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/iBbTeB2DmT
— Sputnik V (@sputnikvaccine) May 14, 2021
Deepak Sapra,, the global head of Custom Pharma Services at Dr Reddy’s Lab became the first person to receive the Sputnik V shot at Hyderabad today.
According to the reports, the Hyderabad-based company said the Russian vaccine – Sputnik V would be priced at Rs 948 per dose with an additional 5% GST to be charged on it, putting the price at around Rs 995.4.
“As part of a limited pilot, the soft launch of the vaccine has commenced, and the first dose of the vaccine was administered in Hyderabad today on May 14, 2021. The imported doses of the vaccine are presently priced at an MRP of Rs 948 + 5% GST per dose, with the possibility of a lower price point when local supply begins,” the company said in its regulatory filing.
Further, the company also said that the first consignment of imported doses that landed in India on May 1, 2021, has received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
The pharmaceutical company expects more consignments of imported doses in the upcoming months. In later months, the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine produced by the Indian manufacturing partners is also expected to commence. Currently, the Russian vaccine manufacturing company is working closely with its six manufacturing partners in India to fulfil regulatory requirements to ensure a smooth and timely supply.
“Dr Reddy’s will work closely with stakeholders in the government and private sector in India to ensure the widest possible reach of the Sputnik V vaccine as part of the national inoculation effort,” the Hyderabad-based pharma company said.
The rollout of the Sputnik V vaccine at market rates, without any subsidy or philanthropic rate slash, comes at a time when left-liberals are waging war against Indian-made vaccines over its alleged ‘higher costs’ while batting for much costlier foreign vaccines.
Propaganda against Indian vaccines
Ever since various pharmaceutical companies developed vaccines for Covid-19, the left-liberals, joining hands with the opposition parties, have launched a vested campaign against Indian companies. The left-liberals have been attacking the Indian origin Covaxin made by Bharat Biotech and SII’s Covishield over its prices while forcing both the government and manufacturers to slash the prices.
The left-liberals had accused Indian companies of making huge profits at the expense of common people by keeping the prices of their vaccines high. In realilty the Indian made vaccines are among the cheapest in the wolrd.
It is interesting to see how the opposition parties and its left-wing media ecosystem reacts to the roll-out of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines that cost around Rs.1,000, which is nearly costlier than the two Indian-made vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield.
Madhya Pradesh Woman Killed for Giving Birth to 4 Girls, Over Dowry
A 28-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to four girls, last of which was born just three months ago, and also over dowry in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, police said on Friday. Savitri Baghel was strangled to death allegedly by her husband Ratan Singh, his father Kilold Singh and mother Benoo Bai at their home in village Dindoli, some 80km from the district headquarters, on Thursday, Police Inspector Ramraja Tiwari said.
He said according to the deceased’s brother Krishna Baghel, Ratan Singh and his parents used to harass his sister for giving birth to four daughters and not bearing a male child. Krishna Baghel told the police his sister had given birth to the fourth daughter just three months ago, he added.
The family would also harass the woman for dowry, Tiwari said. The accused have been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 304B (dowry death), but no arrest has been made so far, the police officer said.
Pune Municipal Corporation receives consent to float global vaccine tender
The Pune Municipal Corporation has finally received the consent of the state government to float global tenders to vaccinate its citizens. The approval from the Maha Vikas Aghadi Government came after the PMC threatened to move ahead with the process without their consent.
The consent by the Maharashtra Government comes more than three weeks after it was initially sought. The Pune Municipal Corporation had earlier decided to move ahead with the process saying that lives were more important.
— Siddharth Shirole (@SidShirole) May 14, 2021
Siddharth Shirole, BJP MLA from Shivajinagar constituency in Pune, on Thursday had slammed the state government for granting permission to the BMCV to float global tenders within 24 hours but not awarding the same to Pune despite 23 days having passed.
#BMC Model. Sit on the request of PMC for 23 days. Give permission to BMC for the exact same request in less than 24 hours all to claim “We are the 1st municipal corporation in the world” all the while ignoring that there are lives at stake.#CMofMumbai https://t.co/60GwM2Bhk1
— Siddharth Shirole (@SidShirole) May 13, 2021
The Leader of the House in Pune Municipal Corporation is Ganesh Bidkar from the BJP. The BJP had accused the state government of discriminating against Pune. Pune wants 25 lakh vaccines to inoculate its citizens against Covid-19.
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