Red beacons

Anger rising against Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati, process on to sack him as Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque over anti-India rants

Anger rising against Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati, process on to sack him as Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque over anti-India rants

Controversial cleric Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque, may be sacked from his post for making highly objectionable and inflammatory remarks against the country.

May 16, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh prohibits use of red beacons

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh on Friday issued a notification prohibiting the use of red beacons on all vehicles, except those of the High Court judges.

Apr 21, 2017, 19:02 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath steps in to end VIP culture in UP, bans use of red, blue lights; ministers remove beacons from cars

Yogi Adityanath steps in to end VIP culture in UP, bans use of red, blue lights; ministers remove beacons from cars

Just two days after the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to put an end to the VIP culture, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued midnight orders banning the use of red and blue beacon lights on all vehicles across the state.

Apr 21, 2017, 12:33 PM IST
DNA: Red beacons to 'rest in peace' - Watch video to know if it'll end VIP culture

DNA: Red beacons to 'rest in peace' - Watch video to know if it'll end VIP culture

Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided that beacon light will be removed from all vehicles.

Apr 19, 2017, 23:56 PM IST

Ministers, CMs remove red beacons from their vehicles - List inside

VIPs will not be allowed to flaunt red beacons atop their vehicles from May 1.

Apr 19, 2017, 23:08 PM IST

Ban on red beacons a step towards ending VIP culture: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the government's decision of barring the use of red beacons atop vehicles, including that of the Prime Minister, but termed as "laughable" the ruling BJP's attempt to blow the trumpet of morality over it.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
Every Indian is a VIP; red beacons are out of touch with spirit of new India: PM Modi

Every Indian is a VIP; red beacons are out of touch with spirit of new India: PM Modi

Come May 1, vehicles with red beacons will be a thing of the past as the government has barred their use by VVIPs, including the President, the Prime Minister and CMs.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:03 PM IST
Modi govt bans use of red, blue beacons by VIPs, including President, PM, from May 1

Modi govt bans use of red, blue beacons by VIPs, including President, PM, from May 1

However, emergency vehicles, like ambulance, can continue to use only blue beacons.

Apr 19, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

We will demolish VIP culture in Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday that his government would demolish the VIP culture in the state and the ban on the use of red beacons on government vehicles was a part of this move.

Mar 21, 2017, 20:21 PM IST
No VIP culture in Yogi 'raj', UP CM Adityanath says no to red beacons

No VIP culture in Yogi 'raj', UP CM Adityanath says no to red beacons

Saint-politician Yogi Adityanath, who began his new innings as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh with a pledge to work without discrimination, has decided not to promote the VIP culture during his tenure. 

Mar 20, 2017, 14:30 PM IST
Put an end to VVIP culture, PM Modi directs Delhi Police

Put an end to VVIP culture, PM Modi directs Delhi Police

Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed Delhi Police to eliminate the VVIP culture from the national capital for the obstruction caused to people due to politicians' convoy.

Jan 19, 2016, 20:23 PM IST

DNA: When will India's grandiose VIP culture end?

Looking at examples of leaders from other nations, it is imperative that the VIP culture in India should also end.

Jun 17, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

Odisha restricts use of red beacons on official vehicles

Odisha has pruned the list of people authorised to use red beacons on their official vehicles following Supreme Court directions, an official said Saturday.

Mar 08, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

J&K withdraws red beacons for top officials

The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday forbade the use of red beacons on the official vehicles of the chief secretary, the director general of police and the state advocate general.

Feb 26, 2014, 13:16 PM IST

Four `VIPs` held in Goa for using red beacons on cars

Four people impersonating as VIPs were arrested Monday for flaunting red beacons on their vehicles in Goa.

Dec 31, 2013, 00:43 AM IST

`Deprive Himachal ministers of red beacons`

Inspired by the Aam Aadmi Party, a group of retired officials Monday asked Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to remove red beacons and hooters from the vehicles of ministers and government functionaries.

Dec 30, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

After SC order, govt to revise list of red beacon users

A day after the Supreme Court made its observation on the blatant misuse of red beacons, the government has decided to revise the list of people entitled to travel in vehicles installed with red lights.

Dec 12, 2013, 04:43 AM IST

Red beacons only for high statutory offices, rules Supreme Court

Months after asking the Centre and the states to remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered red beacons be provided only to vehicles carrying people holding constitutional post and high dignitaries.

Dec 10, 2013, 11:13 AM IST

Not red, Mamata`s beacons could glow blue, green

The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal plans to change the colour of the beacons to green, blue or even multiple colours at once.

Aug 19, 2013, 16:34 PM IST

Jail term for misuse of red beacons, flashers

The Calcutta High Court today directed that henceforth anyone using red beacons or red flashers on vehicles unauthorisedly would be tried for cheating by impersonation, entailing a maximum punishment of three years.

May 17, 2013, 20:25 PM IST