New Delhi: The Government has banned the airing of two Malayalam new channels for the next 48 hours over their reportage on violence in Delhi.
The Malayalam news channels, Asianet news and MediaOne have been given 48 hour telecast ban by the Information and Broadcasting ministry for allegedly misreporting the violence in Northeast Delhi.
The ban on the telecast of the channels comes in force from 7.30 pm on Friday. Both channels are off air now.
"The Central government, in exercise of the power conferred by sub section (2) and (3) of the section 20 of the Cable television networks (Regulation) Act , 1995 and under paras 8.1 and 8.2 of the guidelines for the uplinking from India, order to prohibit transmission or re transmission of Media One TV channel for 48 hours on any platform throughout India with effect from 1930 hours on march 6 till 1930 hours on march 8, 2010," the order issued by the information and broadcasting ministry said.(UNI)