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B'cast bill out; convergence in?

NEW DELHI: The ambivalence of the government continues over legislation relating to various broadcast issues. After having professed the need for a broadcast bill, the information and broadcasting ministry, which had been previously reticent to a convergent regime, is doing a rethink. Ministry...

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Delhi CM to meet I&B minister on CAS

NEW DELHI: The last day of the year may just about witness another twist in the already twisted CAS tale.     Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit, after her flip-flop stance on conditional access, is slated to meet up with the information and broadcasting minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at 4 pm again...

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Parliamentary panel favours deferment of CAS deadline

Even as the Indian government was initiating steps to see that the rollout of conditional access system (CAS) becomes as least bumpy as possible, a parliamentary committee was discussing the issue with several parliamentarians resisting such a move with a few also in favour of a deferment.

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Convergence Bill likely to be tabled in Winter session

The Communication Convergence Bill, envisaging a super-regulatory authority for the IT, telecom and broadcasting sectors, is likely to be tabled in the Indian Parliament during the Winter session.

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