Information & Broadcasting Ministry has imposed a one day ban on NDTV on grounds of telecasting content which endangers National Security following Pathankot Terror Attack in January this year. As a result, NDTV will be off air on November 9th, 2016.
Within a day after this news spread like wildfire, I&B Ministry has ordered for blackout of two more News Channels for violation of norms. While local channel 'News Time Assam' was banned for a day for revealing the identity of a minor who faced torture while working as domestic help, 'Careworld TV' will be taken off for 7 days in a row from November 9th for telecast of objectionable content like images of dead bodies.
The I&B Ministry has imposed ban on these channels as per Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act based on the recommendations of the Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC).