New Delhi, Sept. 20 (PTI): The Live India news channel has been temporarily banned by the government after it aired an alleged fake sting operation accusing a schoolteacher of running a sex racket in the capital.
The ban prohibits transmission as well as re-transmission of the channel — it was earlier called Janmat TV — throughout the country till October 20.
New Delhi (PTI): The Centre has decided to set up a committee to look into the problems on the implementation of the Conditional Access System (CAS). Delhi High Court had ordered CAS to be implemented by December 31, 2006. It has been introduced in parts of Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta and in the entire Chennai metropolitan area.
Theni (PTI): The indoor stadium at the district sports ground here may be closed for not paying electricity bills, an official said. Some top police officers are using the stadium but are not willing to pay the membership fees, he said. The stadium authorities have no money to pay the electricity bills, he added.
Dehra Dun (PTI): A tusker has been found dead in Uttaranchal’s Barkot forest range officials said. Foul play has been ruled out because its tusks and vital organs were intact.
Dang (PTI): The Ahwa post office in Gujarat will become the first in the country to offer computerised booking train tickets. The post office is 32km from Waghai, the nearest railway station. It is largely a forest area with a considerable tribal population. The building and the staff will be provided by the postal department.
Akola (PTI): Three farmers allegedly committed suicide in this Maharashtra district apparently because their crop had failed and they could not repay their loans. The police said the farmers had drunk poison.