Mumbai Mayor refuses to remove red beacon light on car

In a defiant move similar to her predecessor, newly-elected Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar has refused to remove the red beacon light on her official car.

Red beacon on car is `traditional right`: Mayor Sunil Prabhu

Mayor of Mumbai Sunil Prabhu today asked the Maharashtra government to rethink its decision of "taking away" the "traditional rights" to use a red beacon by the mayor.

HP High Court asks 137 judicial officers not to use beacons

Following the Supreme Court order, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked 137 judicial officers, serving in various capacities in the state, not to use red or blue beacon atop their vehicles.

SC notice to Centre, states on plea for stopping red beacon use

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries.

CISF DG removes red beacon on his vehicle

In the backdrop of the Supreme Court`s criticism of indiscriminate use of beacons, the chief of paramilitary CISF has taken the lead among police officers in the national capital by having the red flashing light removed from atop his vehicle.

SC to hear plea for scrapping use of red beacon by VIPs

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries, observing that the term `high dignitaries` used for people is contrary to democratic ethos.

Five arrested in Goa for red beacon abuse

Five youths from Haryana and Delhi were arrested for misusing red beacon car in Goa, where they came holidaying to usher in the New Year, police said on Tuesday.

Digvijay Singh in trouble over red beacon on vehicle

A complaint was filed in Banjara Hills police station against AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh accusing him of violating Supreme Court order by travelling in a vehicle with red beacon.

Only PM, President should have red beacon, security escort: Jairam Ramesh

Welcoming SC order restricting use of red beacon, Jairam Ramesh said only the President and PM should have the privilege and favoured a similar criteria for providing security escort.

With dismal police-to-people ratio, safety remains a pipe dream

If safety cannot be guaranteed as a right in India, blame it on the country’s abysmal police-to-population ratio.

Remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the states to remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs.

Unauthorised use of beacons, sirens must be dealt with strictly: SC

Coming down heavily on unauthorised use of sirens and beacons, the Supreme Court on Monday said that such cases should be dealt with strictly.

Officials behaved in `undignified` manner: Amar Singh

Former SP leader Amar Singh on Sunday said officials involved in alleged removal of red beacon from SP MP Jaya Prada`s vehicle had behaved in "undignified" manner and demanded suspension of the concerned traffic official.

Beacon of Jaya Prada`s vehicle removed

Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada on Saturday said the beacon of her vehicle was forcibly removed by some government officials and threatened to raise the issue in Parliament.

Why are `all and sundry` given police protection: SC to govt

Strongly disapproving of police protection given to "all and sundry," including MPs and MLAs facing no security threat, the Supreme Court on Thursday chided the Centre.

MPs` demand for red beacon nipped in bud

Parliamentarians` demand for a red beacon atop their cars in the capital was nipped in the bud.