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The News Minute | October 31 2014 | 12:20 pm IST Two Telugu channels which were banned in Telangana after the Chief Minister’s threat to “bury the media alive” may resume broadcasting in a week after the authorities intervened.  Multi System Operators stopped airing the channel since June this year after the channel telecast two programmes, both satires on the Telangana legislators and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has ordered both the channels to resume within a week. This is the second time this order has been issued. The state DGP has ensured protection to the channels to ensure that no unwanted incident takes place. The Press Council of India formed a 3 member panel after the Chief Minister’s threat and came out with a list of plausible actions that could be undertaken in their final report. The Committee recommended that the PCI and the Government of India should impress upon the CM of Telangana state that threats to the media and media personnel violates the oath of office he took to protect and defend the Constitution of India and follow the rule of law.

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