Rajya Sabha has passed the Cable Television Networks (CTN) Amendment Bill which envisages streamling of the entire cable network system in the country. The bill was earlier passed in May 2002 in Lok Sabha. Moving the Bill today, the I&B Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj said that the Bill had become necessary as cable operators were charging an exhorbitant Rs 360 per month from users. Initiating the debate in the upper house, Dr LM Singhvi of BJP said the Bill was balanced and viewr friendly. However, Nilotpal Basu (CPI M) raised a dissent voice and wondered why Goverment was in a tearing hurry. We will shorty bring out more details on this development.