Except Doordarshan, Nepal takes all Indian news channels off air
Indian news channels received counterattack after certain news channels indulged in defamation of Nepalese leaders including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as well as the Chinese envoy to Nepal, Ambassador Hou Yanqi.
According to sources, Nepal's Cable television providers have said that signals for Indian news channels, except Doordarshan, have been switched off in the country.
However, there is no official news yet.
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 that the Indian media must stop the "baseless propaganda" against Nepal government and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
The move comes amid heightened tensions between India and Nepal after Kathmandu issued a new map incorporating some portions of Indian territories in May.