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No decision yet on Diganta, Islamic TV

Published : Thursday, 11 January, 2018 at 6:30 PM Count : 130

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Thursday said the government has not yet taken the final decision regarding cancellation of the license of Diganta and Islamic TV.

the minister said, “The government is yet to take a final decision on cancellation of two private television channels –Diganta and Islami Television,” reports BSS.

The minister made the disclosure while responding to a supplementary query raised by opposition bench lawmaker
Fakhrul Imam at the Jatiya Sangsad in Dhaka.

The broadcasting of two private tv channel is temporarily shut down, said the minister, adding that the government issued show cause notice to the authority of the two tv channels but the reply of the show cause notice was  not satisfactory at all.

Hasanul Huq mentioned that the number of government-approved private television channels is 45.

On May 6,2013, the government halted the broadcast of private channels Diganta TV and Islamic TV on allegations of airing provocative programmes to whip up public sentiment.

According to UNB, the Information Minister also informed the Parliament that 2,018 online newspapers from across the country have so far applied seeking registration with the Press Information Department.

Noting that the government has no list of the country's online newspapers, Inu said the registration process of online newspaper is underway.

He said the number of the country's registered newspaper is 3025.

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