Nepal’s Cable television providers on Thursday said signals for Indian news channels, except Doordarshan, have been switched off in the country.
There is, however, no official order issued in this regard.
The move by Nepal’s Multi-System Operators (MSO) comes hours after former Deputy Prime Minister and Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the Indian media must stop the ‘baseless propaganda’ against Nepal government and Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, according to reports.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Shrestha expressed his disbelief on the extent to which some media channels have gone to defame the current government.
The move comes amid heightened tensions between India and Nepal after Kathmandu issued a new map incorporating some portions of Indian territories in May.