Nepal's cable television providers have announced that signals for Indian news channels, with the exception of Doordarshan, have been turned off in the country. However, there is no official order in this regard.
"We turned off the signals from the Indian channels tonight," confirmed Dhruba Sharma from Mega Max TV, a Nepalese broadcaster, ANI.
The move of the Nepalese multi-system operator (MSO) comes hours after the former deputy prime minister and spokesman for the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that the Indian media used the "gratuitous propaganda" against the Nepalese government and the Prime Minister must stop KP Sharma Oli.
Mr. Shrestha went on Twitter on Thursday, expressing disbelief at the extent to which some media channels have defamed the current government.
The move is in the midst of growing tensions between India and Nepal after Kathmandu released a new map with some parts of Indian territory in May.
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