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Punjab battles drugs, eyes end to farm crisis

With its farmers pushed to the brink and its youth battling the scourge of drugs, Punjab had been caught in a downward spiral. As the pressing issues plaguing the state took centrestage in the Assembly..

Stop Mayor from using red beacon, says officials

Politicians and their penchant for beacons on top of their vehicles continue despite the Union government wanting to end VIP culture. In the latest case, Mumbai's Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar of Shiv..

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News video: Red beacons, VIP culture to be scrapped from 1 May

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Union cabinet on Wednesday decided, Red beacon will be removed from cars of prime minister, chief ministers, central and state ministers, judges of the Supreme Court and high courts or any other VIP,..
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News video: Modi Cabinet Crackdown On VIP Culture, Bans Red Beacons

Modi Cabinet Crackdown On VIP Culture, Bans Red Beacons 00:35

In a significant step taken towards eliminating the VIP culture of the country, Modi cabinet has ruled that no one in the country would be able to use red beacons on their vehicles from May 1
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UP in Public Eye: The Yogi of Karma

Broad smile on the face of UP CM Yogi Adityanath says it all. The Karma Yogi has been successful in leaving his mark on development of all sectors in just six months of his annexation. The journey has..

No end to VIP culture: Police block road as IG goes for morning bicycle ride

Bathinda (Punjab), Aug 11 (ANI): As the Punjab Gove ment is talking about ending the VIP culture in the state by removing red beacons from atop the vehicles of VIPs and other dignitaries, Inspector..
ANI News

After red beacons, govt bars MLAs, local leaders from inaugurating projects

The government has also directed all departments to ensure that none of the inauguration plaques bear the name of any individual or office-bearer. It will only have details of the project.

VIPs not to disrupt traffic in Punjab anymore

Punjab has taken a small, albeit noteworthy, step to end "VIP racism" by issuing directions to the police to not halt traffic or commuters on roads in case VIPs are passing by. Commuters were..
Deccan Herald

State Cong urges Central govt to announce policy on loan waiver

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara on Sunday urged the Centre to come out with a national policy on crop loan waiver. At a press conference in Bengaluru,..
Deccan Herald

Beacon ban: Lights out for retailers

Some retailers feel that the loss of red beacons has not only hurt business but it has not impacted VIP culture at all.

Mumbai: Parents demand more authority in school PTAs

Power to the parents, is their message to the state education department, regarding the Parents' Teachers' Association and the Fee Regulation Act. Parents who are part of a committee, that will decide..

State government issues order banning red, yellow beacons

A month after the Centre banned red beacons, the state government has issued a notification withdrawing permissions to instal such lights on the VIP/VVIP and government vehicles. As per the order..
Deccan Herald

Police complaint against Barkati for defying Centre's order on

A police complaint has been filed against the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid here, Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati, for "defying" the Centre's order banning the use of red beacons on vehicles.

Using red beacon is my right: Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid

Defying the Centre's ban on use of red beacons, the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati today said he is not bound by the order and as a religious leader, using it was his..
DNA Also reported by •Deccan Herald

DNA Micro Edit: Emergency clause should not be an excuse for flasher lights

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his initiative to get rid of the so-called VVIP culture, the Union Cabinet on April 19 decided to end the use of red beacons atop vehicles used by government..

Police can use flasher lights only in emergency

After the use of red beacons on cars was banned across the country in a bid to end the VIP culture, the Delhi Police have now issued yet another order, stating that their senior officers can use..

In Kolkata, Beacon ban paves way for hooter comeback

With red beacons banned for all and the blue ones becoming ‘janta class’ after the omission of a clause in the Central Motor Vehicles Rule (CMVR), politicians and bureaucrats are bringing back..

DNA Poll: Post May 1 ban, have you seen red beacons on roads?

The Union Cabinet earlier this month issued a notification to end the culture of flashing red beacons with effect from May 1.

Karnataka minister refuses to obey ban on red beacon

*Mangaluru:* A Karnataka minister has refused to fall in line with the central government's ban on red beacons in VIP vehicles, saying he would remove it if Chief Minister Siddaramaiah instructs him to..
Mid-Day Also reported by •Deccan Herald

Not just red beacon: 8 other unnecessary frills VIPs in India enjoy

Starting today, ministers, politicians and bureaucrats will be banned from using red beacons but lal battis are not the only frills ministers and VIPs in India enjoy.
India Today

'Red beacon ban a stunt'

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the decision to get rid of red beacons was aimed at removing VIP culture from people's mindset, Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary termed the..
Deccan Herald

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