After NDTV, govt asks Assam-based news channel to go off air for a day

An I&B ministry order dated November 2, has sought that the channel 'News Time Assam', be taken off air on November 9, for a day.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 5, 2016 9:44 pm
news time assam, ndtv, ndtv ban, news time assam broadcast, news time assam live, assam news, ndtv news, india news A high-level panel felt it had “violated” programming guidelines on more than one occasion.

After NDTV India, the Government has also ordered that an Assam-based news channel be taken off air for a day, following the recommendations of a high-level panel which felt it had “violated” programming guidelines on more than one occasion. An I&B ministry order dated November 2, has sought that the channel ‘News Time Assam’, be taken off air on November 9, for a day.

One of the allegations against the channel relates to telecasting a programme which revealed the identity of a minor who had been brutally tortured while working as a domestic servant. Observing that the visuals telecast by the channel appeared to compromise the privacy and dignity of the child while also exposing him to harm and stigma, a showcause notice was issued to the channel in October 2013.

Having listened to the channel’s version, the Inter Ministerial Committee which looked into the matter felt that the channel may be taken off air for a day. According to the order, the matter was reconsidered as some other channels had also shown similar content for which they had been issued warnings, but the IMC looked at all the circumstances and again recommended taking it off air for a day.

The same order also lists two other cases of alleged violations by the channel which were considered by the IMC. One of them related to telecast of gory visuals of dead bodies for which a recommendation was made to take off the channel for a day.

In another case the channel telecast a programme which allegedly appeared to defamatory towards to women and in bad taste. The IMC had asked the channel to run an apology scroll but since it did not comply, in this regard, taking it off air for a day was recommended.

The I&B ministry order, dated November 2, mentions all the three cases and says that the “IMC clarified that the TV channel can be allowed to carry out the three awards of one day off air concurrently.” Quoting rules under the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act, the ministry order said that the government “orders to prohibit the transmission or retransmission of News Time Assam TV channel for one day on any platform throughout India with effect from 00:01 hours on 9th November, 2016 till 00:01 hours on 10th November, 2016.”

NDTV India has also been ordered off air for the same date over its coverage of the Pathankot attack, which has resulted in a massive controversy.

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First Published on: November 5, 2016 9:42 pm
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    John
    Nov 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm
    The two-nation theory (Urdu: دوقومی نظریہ‎ — Dō-qaumī naẓariyaa, Devanagari: दो-क़ौमी नज़रिया, Hindi: द्वि-राष्ट्र सिद्धान्त - Dvi-rashtra siddhanta, Bengali: দ্বিজাতি তত্ত্ব — Dijati totto) is the ideology that the primary ideny and unifying denominator of Muslims in the South Asian subcontinent is their religion, rather than their language or ethnicity, and therefore Indian Hindus and Muslims are two distinct nations, regardless of ethnic or other commonalities. The two-nation theory was a founding principle of the stan Movement (i.e. the ideology of stan as a Muslim nation-state in South Asia), and the parion of India in 1947. Now that you got your Muslim land in Porkistan and Bangladesh, why are Muslims in India? Give me back my land or move to stan or Bangladesh
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      Prateik
      Nov 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm
      Looks SCam of India is busy with very important R A P E cases and MONEY MINTING cases while WATCHING BHARAT MATA BEING R A P E D BY MODI
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        IslamForFooools
        Nov 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm
        Duplicate Xerox copy converted xchian, white peoples slave. Jesus was white guy, in million years there is no relation between your brown azz and Jesus azz
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          IslamForFooools
          Nov 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm
          That's a reason to shoot them dead along with your mom who gave birth to jihadists like you.
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            Amar Akbar
            Nov 5, 2016 at 11:33 pm
            The jihadi Muslims recognized the power of digital media early on, when its brutish progenitor, Jordanian jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, discovered the utility of uploading grainy videos of his atr0cities to the Internet. The Islamic State maximized its reach by exploiting a variety of platforms: social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, peer-to-peer messaging apps like Telegram and Surespot, and content sharing systems like JustPaste.it and TV channels like NDTV
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              Amar Akbar
              Nov 5, 2016 at 10:13 pm
              The jihadi Muslims recognized the power of digital media early on, when its brutish progenitor, Jordanian jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, discovered the utility of uploading grainy videos of his atr0cities to the Internet. The Islamic State maximized its reach by exploiting a variety of platforms: social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, peer-to-peer messaging apps like Telegram and Surespot, and content sharing systems like JustPaste.it and TV shows like NDTV.
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                Amar Akbar
                Nov 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm
                The Islamic terrorists are using media like NDTV and Bollywood to spread terrorism worldwide and to recruit young minds.
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                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 11:25 pm
                  @ TWOBIT SOOTHSAYER,----You SOB,--your history is very poor like your mother of triple TALAQ unable to identify your biological abbu so you are product of a rape child follower of a PAEDOPHILE who fingured a 9yr old AISHA----,-KASYAP RISHI's are pundits native to KAHMIR,---and so are Brahmins,---when you say they from Asia you SOB,---then why it originated in India and not practised in from where they came from????get your history right first of a religion HINDU which regarded as ''beyond human origin"" ,---also first try and discover your 1400yr old demon who was a PAEDOPHILE and you became a slave of those WAHABIS from Arabian desert who smells CAMELS ,---can you MUZZIES allow to preserve your right to eat PIG meat???you barStard SOB of triple TALAQ
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                    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                    Nov 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm
                    And the person who created pokistan was a Hindu a forced brainwashed who converted to this barbaric cult and divided India and occupying Hindu land,---Mohammed Jinnah,---a Hindu born JINNAHBHAI son of METHI BEN POONJA and JINNAH BHAI POONJA from GUJRAT and became a WAHABI sucking slave.
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                      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                      Nov 6, 2016 at 12:01 am
                      BURQHA DAART needs to be fired from NDTV immediately,--she gained profession of journalism through an Islamic scholarship whom she is now trying to payback by covering live on TV by supporting terrorism and MUZZIE activities,---wonder how she pays back off TV duty???must be by stripping off her BURQHA to one of those MAULVIS who are also SOB's of triple TALAQ.
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                        MyTake
                        Nov 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm
                        Unless india can set its house in order it can not even fight pirates from Somalia what to speak of stan and China! Good step forward so there is some soul searching and self education taking place. It's called responsible democracy.
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                          Romik
                          Nov 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm
                          rest your eyes for one day.
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                            Bharat
                            Nov 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm
                            Just imagaine even if 1% muslims are terrorist as u said and 5 % are intolerent like u then world would have been not like this .. i salute them being targeted but stil they have pateince .. thanks a ton to them
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                              Bharat
                              Nov 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                              This is shocking !! But thanks BJP ,, u gone worse more than we can imagine .. this will give u good slap in elections !!!
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                                SubbuI
                                Nov 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm
                                EDITORIAL BOARD OF THIS AMESE NEWS TIME CHANNAL WAS GETTING CONSULTANCY FRON ARNAB GOSWAMI.AND ARNAB IS INVOLVED IN THE W EPISODE OF WROND DOINGS BY NEWS TIME AM TELACASTING. OR THE "Y" GRADE SECURITY NATONALIST EDITOR IS RIGHTLY TOLD IN HIS FARWELL SPEACH "THAT IT IS ONLY BEGINNING".AND IT APPEARS TRUE
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                                  SubbuI
                                  Nov 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm
                                  Error in my below comment :-lt;br/gt;NEWS TIME not NEWS NOW
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                                    SubbuI
                                    Nov 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm
                                    NEWS NOW AM IS A VERY TINY CHANNAL OWNED BY A BJP BUSSINESS MAN IS SACRIFICED FOR A DAY TO COVER UP BACK FIRED COWARDLY BAN ON THE MOST HONEST NEWS CHANNAL TO SETTLE THE SCORE OF JNU COVERAGE/ KANNAYA KUMAR AFTER RELEASE COVERAGE AND GENERAL EVER GROWING RIVALARY TO BARKHA DUTT. NALAYAK NMODI IS PLAYING WITH FIRE.
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                                      Vanitha
                                      Nov 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                      The corrupt media thought that by protesting together against NDTV Ban, they can gain sympathy from public. Exactly opposite has happened. All those who support NDTV stand discredited. The Hindu has lost its face after publishing an editorial in support of NDTV. The Hindu had to suppress most of the comments against its editorial. The corrupt media must realise that there is a huge public backlash against the anti-national media. In the past pro-terrorist government was in place, so terrorists, paid media, and Corrupt Party - all could loot the country through mega scams like 2G, Coalgate, National Herald, etc., and share the loot. Now, peoples government is in place at the centre, which will not tolerate terrorism.
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                                        Vanitha
                                        Nov 5, 2016 at 5:53 pm
                                        The corrupt media thought that by protesting together against NDTV Ban, they can gain symapthy from public. Exactly opposite has happened. All those who support NDTV stand discredited. The Hindu has lost its face after publishing an editorial in support of NDTV. The Hindu had to suppress most of the comments against its editorial. The corrupt media must realise that there is a huge public backlash against the anti-national media. In the past, Italian mafia led pro-terrorist government was in place, so terrorists, paid media, and Corrupt Party - all could loot the country through mega scams like 2G, Coalgate, National Herald, etc., and share the loot. Now, peoples government is in place at the centre, which will not tolerate terrorism.
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                                          Vichar
                                          Nov 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                                          It is good to ban these errant channels. our news channels are so negative, we r sick of the news, presentation, n ads. Just compare with all Jazeera, CNN, etc learn decency from them
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                                            sunny
                                            Nov 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm
                                            anyone who speaks against BJP either he is anti-national or stani even in bannana republic these is not done we are ruled by dictator
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