VIPs

  • CRPF to create new unit for VIP security 14-03-2014 05:20 PM

    World's largest para-military force--CRPF-- will soon set up an exclusive 3,000 commando- strong team to protect growing number of VIPs in the country. Already embattled fighting Naxalites in nine states and conducting anti-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast, CRPF said a decision has been taken to carve...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP 03-03-2014 09:15 AM

    Lucknow: After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order...
  • Arvind Kejriwal gets a Delhi address, UP to withdraw 'Z' security 01-02-2014 05:05 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday shifted his base from Kaushambi to New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police is now likely to withdraw the 'Z' category protection provided to him. At present, 30 police personnel are deployed for round- the-clock protection of Kejriwal, who has refused to take security...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. The Civil Aviation Minister had earlier...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over the VIP culture of Parliamentarians raises more heat, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday clarified that neither the Ministry nor the Directorate General of Civil Aviations has issued any order directing private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. "No guidelines...
  • DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. DGCA has asked private airlines to offer special privileges to MPs including advance notice of flight delays, escorts, priority check-in, security, immigration...
  • Even as CM Kejriwal hunts for a 'smaller' house, Sisodia opts for a 3-bedroom flat 06-01-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: Drifting from the party's stand to end "VIP culture" in Delhi, Delhi Urban Development Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia chose a three-bedroom apartment in Mayur Vihar as his official residence. The AAP had earlier come under fire after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal decided to shift...
  • Arvind Kejriwal opts for a humble house, will other CMs follow suit? 05-01-2014 08:05 AM

    New Delhi: Facing criticism from opposition parties and keeping the 'aam aadmi' image in mind, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refused the 5-bedroom duplex house that was allotted to him. In line with his promises of shunning the VIP culture in Delhi, the search is on for a smaller house...
  • Want to finish VIP culture in Delhi, says Manish Sisodia 27-12-2013 02:57 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party is determined to finish the "VIP culture" in Delhi and the decision by its MLAs to take the metro rail to Ramlila Maidan on Saturday for the swearing-in ceremony was in keeping with that goal, party leader Manish Sisodia said in Delhi on Friday. "We want to...
  • Mumbai: Tea vendors get VIP passes for Modi's rally on Sunday 19-12-2013 06:42 PM

    Around 10,000 roadside tea vendors from Mumbai are getting VIP passes to attend BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Mumbai on Sunday. BJP leader Raj Purohit Thursday started distributing the special invites to tea vendors in south Mumbai and urged them to attend the rally scheduled at the...
  • Seems SC has no other work, says JDU MP on court's beacon lights order 10-12-2013 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Politicians have critcised the Supreme Court's restrictions on use of beacon lights by VIPs. JDU MP Ali Anwar even went to the extent of saying the Supreme Court has no other work. "Looks like the Supreme Court has no other work. Instead of dealing with major issues which...
  • SC restricts use of beacon lights by VIPs, says no to multi-tune horns 10-12-2013 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that red non-flashing beacon lights be used only by Constitutional authorities. The court has also said that blue flashing beacon lights can be used by ambulances, police and emergency services. The apex court also directed Central and state governments to come out...
  • Girl crushed to death by fire tender in VIP convoy in Punjab 12-10-2013 08:30 AM

    Chandigarh: A teenaged girl was crushed to death on Friday evening when a fire tender in a VIP convoy drove over her in Punjab's Patiala town. Tragically, the incident happened on her birthday. Priya Kapoor, 16, a student of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), lost control of her two-wheeler and...
  • Cash-starving J&K govt set to procure another chopper for VIPs 18-09-2013 03:50 PM

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, where two lakh unemployed youths on Tuesday appeared in the State Selection Recruitment Board examination for just 1200 non-gazetted posts, the government has decided to add one more helicopter to its fleet for VIPs. According to reports, during the past 10 years, an amount of...
  • Use of red beacons by authorities is reminiscent of British Raj: SC 19-08-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has cracked the whip on the use of red beacons by VIPs. The court has asked all state governments to review the security given to VIPs. The apex court also said that the use of red beacons by authorities is reminiscent of British Raj. The...
  • SC pulls up state governments for not doing away with beacon lights 09-07-2013 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has pulled up state governments for not doing away with the indiscriminate use of beacon lights. The apex court has slammed all state governments for not responding to a letter by the Union Home Secretary on the issue. The Home Secretary had directed all the...
  • UK Parliament to spend 1 lakh pounds to refurbish 2 toilets 30-06-2013 09:17 PM

    London: The British Parliament plans to spend up to 100,000 pounds to refurbish two toilets used by peers and VIP guests at the Palace of Westminster. The cost of refurbishing two toilets could cost up to 100,000 pounds, according to a Commons contract on a government website. Lavatories in the...
  • Digvijaya defends Rahul's Uttarakhand visit, calls Modi a liar 25-06-2013 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited a relief camp in Guptakshi even the Union Home Ministry instructed authorities to disallow VIP visits. He also conducted an aerial survey of rain-ravaged Uttarakhand. Congress general Secretary Digvijaya Singh defended Rahul's visit saying that he went by road. "The...
  • Why should you get Y security, SC asks ex-BSP minister 03-06-2013 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed surprise over former ministers getting security cover and questioned an ex-minister in Uttar Pradesh for seeking police protection. "Can you get Y security just because you are an ex-minister? We are unable to understand," a bench of justices Gyan Sudha Misra and...
  • CRPF red flags Home Ministry on Ambani VIP security 19-05-2013 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: The CRPF, which recently took over the duties of guarding RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, has raised concerns in ensuring a 'fool proof' Z category security to the business tycoon in the absence of local logistical support to its squad. The para-military force has written to the Union Home...
  • Sohrabuddin fake encounter accused gets VIP treatment 29-04-2013 04:25 PM

    Gandhinagar: In what is clearly a glaring case of lapse of duty, suspended policeman Rajkumar Pandian, who is facing trial in the fake encounters of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, spend the night on Sunday at his home in Ahmedabad. This even as he is lodged in a Mumbai jail...
  • SC orders a cut down on the use of red beacon lights, sirens 04-04-2013 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court had ordered a cut down on the use of red beacon lights by politicians and top officials. The centre and state governments have been asked to amend the rules to drastically reduce the usage to only those officials who hold constitutional posts. The court also...
  • People hate VIP security cars impacting their lives: SC 04-04-2013 01:25 AM

    New Delhi: People hate red lights, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday, hoping that some day they will be spared of the VIP escort cars, except that of constitutional functionaries, passing by them with their sirens blaring. "Some time it will happen today or tomorrow," an apex court bench of...
  • UP, Punjab VIPs request Home Ministry for security 31-03-2013 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: Already flooded with requests for central security cover from more VIPs, the Union Home Ministry is facing a surge in similar pleas from VIPs in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab after the state governments withdrew security. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said trimming of security cover given to VIPs...