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Must for multi-service operators to carry all free-to-air channels: Tewari

Union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari warned multi-service operators to carry all free-to-air channels or face action by the government.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 22, 2013 21:28 IST
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Union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari warned multi-service operators to carry all free-to-air channels or face action by the government.

Speaking to the media at a cultural programme organised by the Kumaon Sabha at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Sunday, Tewari said, "It was mandatory for multi-service operators to carry all free-to-air channels. Those not abiding with the provision will be dealt with according to law."

To another question on late night content of electronic media, the minister said the issue would be settled in consultation with the broadcasters' association.

Tewari said Indians had an inbuilt trait of taking their culture to wherever they go.

The minister said the myriad colours of India's varied culture were reflected in the cultural programmes organised by organisations from various parts in areas other than to which they belong.

"The Kumaon Sabha is duly keeping this Indian tradition alive by organising such a culture programme," Tewari said, while appreciating the sabha's role in institutionalising this effort by proposing to set up up a Kumaon bhawan in the city.

Tewari also promised all possible assistance for the proposed building.

Kumaon Sabha chairman Bachhan Singh, general secretary MS Rawat and other members felicitated Tewari.