Modi says beacon culture not with spirit of new India, should have gone long ago - Hindustan Times

The culture of beacon should have gone long ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, hours after deciding to bar their use by the VVIPs, including the President, the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers. “..These symbols are out of touch ...

India to banish red beacons from May 1 - Eastern Mirror

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS): The VIP culture of flaunting red beacons on official vehicles will be history from May 1, and there will be absolutely no exceptions, the government announced on Wednesday. “From May 1, no red beacon will be allowed atop any ...