AFTER banning news and current affairs programmes on local cable TV channels, Indian authorities on Wednesday directed cable operators in Kashmir Valley to take off air all unregistered channels including those from Pakistan, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The order to implement the directive strictly comes close on the heels of the Indian government banning Iran-based private news channel - Press TV - after it aired a report about alleged desecration of a holy book in the United States, that led to violent protests leaving 18 dead.