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President, VP's vehicles to soon have number plates: Delhi HC

04 Mar 2018

President, VP's vehicles to soon have number plates: Delhi HC

The vehicles of India's top constitutional authorities - the President, Vice President, Governors and L-Gs, will soon have to display their registration numbers.

Under-probe Gupta brothers enjoy Z category security in Uttarakhand

19 Feb 2018

Under-probe Gupta brothers enjoy Z category security in Uttarakhand

The Gupta brothers - Ajay, Rajesh, and Atul - who are currently under investigation in South Africa over their ties with President Zuma, currently enjoy Z category security in Uttarakhand. Zuma recently resigned on 15th February amid a bunch of corruption allegations

BJP uses Gandhi's "suit-boot" tag to slam his costly jacket

31 Jan 2018

BJP uses Gandhi's "suit-boot" tag to slam his costly jacket

In 2015, Rahul Gandhi took on Narendra Modi's "suit-boot ki sarkar." Three years later, the tag is back, but this time for Gandhi himself.

Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee to lose official accommodation?

08 Jan 2018

Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee to lose official accommodation?

Former-presidents Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee as well as former-PMs Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh may soon have to vacate their official residences in Delhi.

President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates

06 Jan 2018

President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates

Vehicles of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, and other constitutional authorities like Governors and Lieutenant-Governors will display registration-numbers and not the State Emblem of India, said government.

CRPF urges govt. not to take away VIP security duties

27 Dec 2017

CRPF urges govt. not to take away VIP security duties

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary force has requested the government not to stop it from conducting VIP duties.

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad to receive VIP treatment in prison

24 Dec 2017

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad to receive VIP treatment in prison

After getting convicted in the fodder scam case by a special CBI court on Saturday, RJD chief and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav was put in the same upper division jail cell where he stayed after his 2013 conviction.

All you need to know about Z+ VIP security

28 Nov 2017

All you need to know about Z+ VIP security

Recently, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav created a ruckus after the Centre decided to downgrade his Z+ VIP security. His son Tej Pratap also threatened to skin PM Narendra Modi.

Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay

23 Nov 2017

Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay

A video of a woman shouting at Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons at the Imphal airport has gone viral.

Siddaramaiah's convoy blocks ambulance again, patient forced to walk

21 Nov 2017

Siddaramaiah's convoy blocks ambulance again, patient forced to walk

Once again, Karnataka CM Siddaramaih has managed to display his VIP mentality when his convoy blocked an ambulance, forcing a patient to walk to the hospital.

Railways' new anti-VIP culture guidelines extend to senior staff's homes

08 Oct 2017

Railways' new anti-VIP culture guidelines extend to senior staff's homes

Indian Railways has intensified its fight against VIP culture. In an unprecedented move, it has scrapped a 36-year-old protocol that requires general managers to be present at the airport when railway board members are arriving or departing from regional visits.

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

21 Aug 2017

Did Sasikala walk in and out of Bengaluru jail?

In a major development, CCTV footage has surfaced purportedly showing VK Sasikala and her relative Ilavarasi, both in civilian clothes, walking into the Bengaluru jail she is lodged in, in the presence of guards.

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

17 Jul 2017

DIG Roopa who exposed 'VIP treatment to Sasikala', transferred

DIG (Prisons) D. Roopa, who outed the ongoing corruption in the Bengaluru Central jail, has been transferred to traffic and road safety department by the Karnataka government.

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

14 Jul 2017

Sasikala gets VIP treatment in jail: Siddaramaiah orders high-level inquiry

After reports of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara jail surfaced, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered a high-level inquiry on Thursday.

Sasikala paid Rs. 2 crore for VIP treatment in jail

13 Jul 2017

Sasikala paid Rs. 2 crore for VIP treatment in jail

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah ordered high level probe into allegations of AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is currently in Parappana Agrahara central jail, paying a bribe of Rs. 2 crore to prison's department officials.

Yogi Adityanath refuses a new Mercedes in his fleet

05 Jul 2017

Yogi Adityanath refuses a new Mercedes in his fleet

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has refused to have a Mercedes, a second SUV, in his fleet.

Delhi firm shells out Rs. 16lakh for car number '0001'

23 Jun 2017

Delhi firm shells out Rs. 16lakh for car number '0001'

A Delhi-based firm paid Rs. 16 lakh to the transport department for a vanity plate bearing car registration number '0001' in an e-auction last week.

Bengaluru cop wins hearts by prioritizing ambulance over presidential convoy

21 Jun 2017

Bengaluru cop wins hearts by prioritizing ambulance over presidential convoy

As the convoy of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee approached the Trinity Circle in Bengaluru, traffic sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa spotted an ambulance making its way towards the junction from another road.

Bengaluru: When President decided not to act like a VIP

18 Jun 2017

Bengaluru: When President decided not to act like a VIP

In the city to inaugurate Bengaluru's Namma metro, India's President Pranab Mukherjee broke away with the typical trend of sticking and living up to VVIP symbol.

Modi's government fires 129 'non-performing' babus

24 May 2017

Modi's government fires 129 'non-performing' babus

Keeping in mind PM Modi's statement, "In the New India concept, instead of VIP, there has to be EIP or Every Person is Important," NDA government has been taking stringent measures to get rid of deadwood within its ranks to facilitate better governance.

Delhi Police removes security of Robert Vadra's mother, 12 others

23 May 2017

Delhi Police removes security of Robert Vadra's mother, 12 others

After media raised questions on security provided to Robert Vadra's mother Maureen, Delhi Police have withdrawn her cover, along with that of 12 other people.

Robert Vadra's mother's security detail stripped off

17 May 2017

Robert Vadra's mother's security detail stripped off

Times Now reported that Robert Vadra's mother's security cover has been withdrawn by the Modi government.

After "lal batti" ban, Netas look to sirens as replacement

02 May 2017

After "lal batti" ban, Netas look to sirens as replacement

As red beacons go off cars from May 1, netas in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have brought out sirens instead.

VIP culture over Sukma martyrs: Truck halted for Nitish's convoy

27 Apr 2017

VIP culture over Sukma martyrs: Truck halted for Nitish's convoy

A week after the central government banned beacons on vehicles to curb VIP culture, a vehicle carrying the body of one of the Sukma martyrs was halted to make way for CM Nitish Kumar's convoy.

Bengaluru cinemas, restaurants ordered to provide clean drinking water free

25 Apr 2017

Bengaluru cinemas, restaurants ordered to provide clean drinking water free

Multiplexes and restaurants in Bengaluru have been directed by a consumer court to provide clean drinking water to their customers for free.

"Lal Batti": Govt bans use from May 1

19 Apr 2017

"Lal Batti": Govt bans use from May 1

The government has banned use of red beacons from May 1: only five dignitaries - the president, prime minister, vice-president, chief justice and Lok Sabha speaker - will be exempted.