Beacon

  • Red beacon on car is 'traditional right': Mumbai Mayor May 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Mayor of Mumbai Sunil Prabhu on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government to rethink its decision of "taking away" the "traditional rights" to use a red beacon by the mayor. Prabhu, in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, said that the mayor's position was a legislative post which should...
  • Akhilesh government impliments SC order, bars use of red beacons February 22, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has barred use of red beacons by nonconstitutional authorities. The state government has barred approximately hundred ministers and bureaucrats from using such privileges. This comes after the Supreme Court had on December 10, 2013 ruled that red beacon can only be used by high dignitaries...
  • SC notice to Centre, states on plea for stopping red beacon use February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha asked the authorities to file response within four weeks...
  • Watch: People mock Azam Khan with 'VIP buffalo' February 6, 2014

    A group of people placed a red beacon on a buffalo and a board that read 'Mantri ji ki bhains' (Minister's buffalo) after a massive hunt was launched for SP leader Azam Khan's buffalo in Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • Senior Bihar Police officer removes yellow beacon, opts for blue instead February 3, 2014

    A senior Bihar police officer, who introduced the concept of emergency bells, has removed yellow beacon lights from his official vehicle and will use blue lights instead. Arvind Pandey, zonal IG of Darbhanga range, has become the first Indian Police Service (IPS) officer in the state to remove yellow beacon lights...
  • SC says the term 'high dignitaries' is contrary to democratic norms February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to review the list of 'high dignitaries' who can use red beacons. The apex court on Monday noted that the term high dignitaries appears contrary to democratic ethos. The court in its judgement has said, "The motor vehicles carrying high dignitaries specified by the...
  • Lack of beaconfitted cars makes Delhi Assembly session stand out January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Total absence of cars fitted with red beacons at the secretariat made the first day of the newlyelected Delhi Assembly session on Wednesday stand out in contrast to such events in the past. The look of the old Delhi Secretariat was totally different as the Assembly complex was thronged...
  • Police urge Kejriwal to take security, says it is needed December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may be set in his decision to not opt for any security cover as he goes about discharging his duties but the police is urging the incumbent to take protection as "it is needed". "Our officers were with him since morning. When he left...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC verdict on 377 and Lal Batti December 15, 2013

    This week on the The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Supreme Court's ruling making gay sex illegal. Also on the show, India pays tribute at the Mandela Memorial, Supreme Court verdict on Lal Batti (Red Beacon). ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC verdict on Lal Batti December 15, 2013

    Cyrus Broacha takes on the Supreme Court verdict on Lal Batti (Red Beacon). . SC in its verdict directed that red nonflashing 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 10, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Will our VIPs ever give up the Lal Batti culture? December 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the red beacon lights used by politicians on their vehicles and on Tuesday ruled that only constitutional authorities can use them. The court also said that blue beacons can be used by ambulances, police and other emergency services. ...
  • SC puts an end to red beacon culture, loss of authority for many December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the red beacon lights used by politicians on their vehicles and on Tuesday ruled that only constitutional authorities can use them. The court also said that blue beacons can be used by ambulances, police and other emergency services. Red beacon lights,...
  • News 360: Captain James' wife asks PM to bring him back December 10, 2013

    It has been eight days since the body of her 11yearold son has been kept in the morgue in the hope that her husband Captain Sunil James gets back to see him for one last time and perform his last rites. ...
  • Chennai reacts to SC's restriction on use of beacon lights December 10, 2013

    People in Chennai welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court which restricts the use of beacon lights and horns. SC has said that beacon lights can only be used by constitutional authorities. ...
  • Only PM, President need beacon lights: Jairam Ramesh December 10, 2013

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said only the Prime Minister and President need beacon lights. "I am firmly of the view that only Prime Minister and president need beacon lights. I don't have beacon lights although I am entitled to all. I think it's a terrible idea for anyone other than...
  • Bangalore reacts to SC's restriction on use of beacon lights December 10, 2013

    After the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that red nonflashing beacon lights be used only by Constitutional authorities, Bangaloreans welcomed the decision and said that the VIP culture should be shed. ...
  • Seems SC has no other work, says JDU MP on court's beacon lights order December 10, 2013

    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 affect...
  • SC restricts use of beacon lights by VIPs, says no to multitune horns December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that red nonflashing 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 with...
  • Red beacon swells gap between people and leaders, says Jyotiraditya Scindia September 12, 2013

    Union minister Jyotraditya Scindia on Thursday said that he was against the use of red beacon atop official vehicles as it widens the gap between people and their representatives. "I do not use the red beacon light either in New Delhi or elsewhere," Scindia told reporters here. "The red beacon light...
  • Selfstyled godman booked for illegally fitting blue beacons on car August 22, 2013

    A Keralabased selfstyled godman has been booked for allegedly using blue beacons on his car, which are usually fitted on vehicles used by VIPs. An offence was registered against Baba Swami Subramaniyam (55) under various sections of IPC including 420, 171, and MVA 190 (2), at Shirdi police station after his...
  • Use of red beacons by authorities is reminiscent of British Raj: SC August 19, 2013

    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 court...
  • West Bengal government to stop misuse of the beacons, hooters August 17, 2013

    Steps would be taken by the West Bengal government against misuse of beacons and hooters, which has also been directed by the Supreme Court. "We must stop misuse of red beacons and hooters by those who are not entitled to them. The Supreme Court also has a directive on the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: IAS officer Durga's suspension was 'correct and won't be revoked, says Mulayam August 5, 2013

    Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have justified the decision to suspend IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. ...
  • Unauthorised use of sirens, beacons should be dealt with strictly: SC August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that unauthorised use of sirens and beacons should be dealt with strictly and exemplary fines should be imposed on those violating the rule. The court said if the central government fails in making changes in the rules, it will pass the order....
  • SC pulls up state governments for not doing away with beacon lights July 9, 2013

    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...
  • Jaya Prada meets Meira Kumar, raises red beacon issue April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of controversy over Uttar Pradesh officials removing red beacon from her vehicle, Rampur MP Jaya Prada on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar alleging violation of Parliamentary privileges. Jaya Prada, an unattached MP from Samajwadi Party, met Kumar along with expelled SP leader Amar...
  • UP: Beacon of Jaya Prada's vehicle removed forcibly April 14, 2013

    Rampur: 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. She claimed that a group of about two dozen officials, including policemen, were present during the procedure at her home. "The...
  • The Last Word: How significant is SC's order on red beacon lights? April 5, 2013

    How significant is the Supreme Court's order the red beacon lights' usage must be sharply curtailed? And will this end the culture of perks and privileges that is showered on important people? ...