Red 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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? ...
  • SC orders a cut down on the use of red beacon lights, sirens April 4, 2013

    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...
  • Sonia Gandhi against red beacons atop MPs' cars May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is against MPs' demand to sport red beacons atop their cars in Delhi. In a meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party Executive, Sonia made it clear that more red beacons in Delhi would create problems. However, she said it should be left to states to take a...
  • IT officer fined for using beacon on taxi roof December 1, 2011

    Mumbai: For the last two days, the traffic police have clamped down heavily on all government officers and others who use the official red or yellow beacon on private vehicles. On Tuesday night, the traffic police penalised an additional commissioner of Income Tax for fixing a yellow beacon on a...
  • MPs not ordinary men, seek red beacon August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: It is the age old lure of the lal batti the symbol of power and status. The country may be agitated over issues like rising inflation, land acquisition and assorted scams but our members of Parliament are vexed over just why they have been deprived of that...
  • Give us red beacon, we are not common man: MPs August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: There seems to be a reservation plea taking place in Parliament as well, with around hundred MPs demanding that they be allowed to add the special red beacon to their cars. They have sent a petition to the Chairman, Privilege Committee requesting that they be allowed to use the...
  • Get rid of red beacons and security, India tells netas December 18, 2008

    New Delhi: In India, lal batti (red beacon) spells power and along with lal battis the bigger your security cover, the greater your political status. Take for example Union Railways Minister, Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Bihar's most fortified couple. Onehundredandninetyfive policemen guard them round the clock, and...