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The A to Z of India in the news this year

01 December 2016
The actor Fawad Khan represented a grave threat to national welfare until the Hindi film industry stepped in to issue a ban on Pakistani actors and technicians.
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Abeyance

A state of temporary disuse or suspension. The condition of everyday life in a country where most cash has been taken out of use. A cessation. Also a word by which the government may control the broadcasting rights of major news channels, should those channels be suspected of endangering national security. Usage: “In early November, the ministry of information and broadcasting held in abeyance the order to suspend transmission of NDTV India.”

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Supriya Nair is an associate editor at The Caravan.

Keywords: media television Narendra Modi Rajya Sabha Fawad Khan JNU journalists demonetisation
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