Vips

  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customer-friendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...
  • Government to review security given to VIPs July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government will completely review the security provided to more than 150 VIPs by the previous UPA regime after completion of the upcoming budget session of Parliament. After the budget session, which ends on August 14, the threat perception to all these VIPs will be reviewed and it...
  • Robert Vadra may lose the privilege of not being frisked at airports May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government may re-look into Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's security exemptions at airports. The new Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati hinted the same on Thursday. Pusapati said, "Security should be meaningful and not ornamental. It will depend on whether the Home Ministry feels...
  • 812 personnel deployed for security of 84 VIPs in Maharashtra: RTI May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: A combined total of 812 police officers and security personnel have been deployed for the security of 84 VIPs in Maharashtra, with 52 men accorded to guard only Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his MLA daughter, a RTI query revealed in Mumbai. The information came in response to the...
  • CRPF to create new unit for VIP security March 14, 2014

    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 out...
  • Kejriwal takes VIP privileges, travels on chartered plane March 7, 2014

    Days after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal hit out at politicians from the Congress and BJP for taking VIP priveliges, controversy is brewing over his return to Delhi by a chartered plane. Meanwhile, Kejriwal has said that the India Today group who were keen on a meeting with him funded this...
  • Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP March 3, 2014

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal gets a Delhi address, UP to withdraw 'Z' security February 1, 2014

    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 as...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MPs should travel like common man, says JDU January 29, 2014

    Speaking over the DGCA order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs, JDU leader KC Tyagi said, "What is the need for further privileges when there is a demand for austerity in the country? MPs are already privileged they don't need any more things." ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    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. ...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    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 in...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    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. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    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 January 30, 2014

    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 clearances,...
  • Even as CM Kejriwal hunts for a 'smaller' house, Sisodia opts for a 3-bedroom flat January 6, 2014

    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...
  • Arvind Kejriwal opts for a humble house, will other CMs follow suit? January 6, 2014

    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 December 27, 2013

    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 finish...
  • Mumbai: Tea vendors get VIP passes for Modi's rally on Sunday December 19, 2013

    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 Bandra-Kurla...
  • 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. ...
  • Bangalore reacts to SC's restriction on use of beacon lights December 10, 2013

    After the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that red non-flashing 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 multi-tune horns December 10, 2013

    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 with...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 14, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is Sachin's last Test a social occasion for VIPs? November 14, 2013

    On the day when batting genius Sachin Tendulkar is playing his farewell Test match at his home turf, Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, CNN-IBN found out that several touts were selling complimentary club tickets at exhorbitant rates in black. The touts were caught on camera saying that the price could go...
  • News 360: Sachin's farewell match, unbeaten at 38 November 14, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar has set his sights on a special farewell for himself at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. At 38 not out and with the blessings of his mother in attendance, Tendulkar, along with Cheteshwar Pujara (34*), took India to 157 for 2 at stumps on day one of the second...
  • Girl crushed to death by fire tender in VIP convoy in Punjab October 12, 2013

    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 fell...
  • Cash-starving J&K govt set to procure another chopper for VIPs September 18, 2013

    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 Rs...