Nepal bans Indian news channels

Context: Recently, Nepal blocked the transmission of all private TV news channelsbarring Doordarshan from India.


  • The decision of blocking news channels comes after some TV channels indulged in “defamatory” reportage about Nepal’s prime minister KP Sharma Oli and the Chinese envoy to Nepal Hou Yanqi.
  • The prominent Indian news channels were blacked out as the Multi System Operators (MSOs) in Nepal decided to stop airing of all Indian news channels
  • It is the second time when Nepal blocked Indian media and entertainment channels.
  • Kathmandu had blocked Indian news and entertainment channels in 2015 as well, when relations hit a rock-bottom after a blockade at India-Nepal border.

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