Yoga Day: directive or suggestion?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/06/2015

 First the schools,  and then the media. The government is going all to promote International Yoga Day on June 21. Now, a letter has been sent by the ministry of information and broadcasting to all television stations, FM channels and community radio stations that they 'may like to promote International Yoga Day (lYD) by carrying special features or in any other befitting manner'. 

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D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

The Supreme Court   asked   whether the government is trying to create a surveillance state while hearing a petition filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra on the tender for a Social Media Communication Hub. But in Kashmir, admins of Whatsapp groups have been directed to register themselves with the district administration since 2016! Last week, in Kishtwar, 21 groups have been issued notices for failing to do so.                          

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