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Akshay Kumar gives kite flying lessons to daughter Nitara on Makar Sankranti—Watch

If Makar Sankranti dominates the northern belt then Pongal and Bihu are largely celebrated in South and East India.

Jan 14, 2019, 18:12 PM IST

Gujarat HC issues notice to govt on PIL seeking ban on kite flying, hot air balloon

The Gujarat High Court has issued notice to the state government on a PIL seeking ban on flying kites and hot air balloon lanterns during the 'Uttarayan' festival while arguing that they cause death and injuries to humans, animals and birds.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:28 PM IST

PIL seeks ban on kite flying during Uttarayan in Gujarat

A PIL has been filed in the Gujarat High Court, seeking a ban on flying of kites during the festival of Uttarayan and prohibition on use of crushed glass to sharpen kite strings, saying it is a threat to the lives of humans, birds and animals.

Nov 29, 2016, 21:43 PM IST

Chinese ''manja'' deaths: Delhi govt seeks action against Environment Secretary

A three-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy lost their lives after the stray metal-coated kite strings got entangled in their necks on Independence Day.

Aug 17, 2016, 10:12 AM IST

To protect birds and avoid fatal accidents, Delhi government bans Chinese manjha

To protect birds and avoid fatal accidents, the Delhi government on Tuesday banned nylon, plastic and Chinese 'manjha' and any other sharp kite-flying thread.

Aug 16, 2016, 21:51 PM IST

Aamir Khan celebrates Makar Sankranti – See how!

Here’s how Aamir Khan wished his fans a very Happy Makar Sankranti.

Jan 15, 2016, 08:44 AM IST

Gujarat communal clash: Police register five FIRs

A day after two persons were killed and at least ten others were injured in clashes between two communities in and around Hansot town of Bharuch district, police on Thursday registered five separate FIRs for murder and rioting but no arrests have been made .

Jan 15, 2015, 18:44 PM IST

Daddy Akshay Kumar flies kite with daughter on Makar Sankranti

Everybody is in the festive mood on Makar Sankranti, including our celebs from the Tinsel Town.

Jan 14, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

Altercation over kite flying leads to group clash, 3 injured

Three persons were injured and a bike was set on fire after two groups clashed following a minor altercation between two youths over kite flying in North East Delhi`s Nand Nagri area here on Friday afternoon, police said.

Aug 16, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

Narendra Modi praises Salman Khan, says he is good at flying kites

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the kite festival together.

Jan 14, 2014, 23:25 PM IST

Sankranti celebrated in Gujarat, one dead in kite-flying mishap

A youth died after his throat slit from the string of a kite being flown on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Monday.

Jan 14, 2013, 23:02 PM IST

Sonam Kapoor wants fans to use glass-free manja for kite flying

Sonam Kapoor wants her fans to use regular thread while flying kites on Makar Sankranti instead of glass coated manja.

Jan 14, 2013, 18:26 PM IST

Kite flyers from world over to take part in Dubai

Some of the best kite flyers from around the world, including from Kerala and Bangalore, will head for Dubai later this week to take part in the International Kite Festival.

Jan 14, 2013, 14:26 PM IST

Gujarat kite flying festival begins

With the inauguration of the annual Gujarat kite festival on Sunday, kite lovers from over 40 countries and 10 Indian states would participate in the colourful event being held at Patangnagar.

Jan 13, 2013, 18:46 PM IST

Lahore: 11 kids held for flying kites

Eleven children were detained for flying kites in Pakistan`s Lahore city. They were later released.

Mar 03, 2012, 11:52 AM IST

Holy dip, prayers, kites mark Makar Sankranti

Tens of thousands of faithful took holy dip in rivers and ponds and offered prayers in temples on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Jan 15, 2012, 20:14 PM IST

Makar Sankranti in Orissa with holy dips

Devotees took holy dips in ponds and rivers and visited temples as they celebrated the Makar Sankranti harvest festival in Orissa on Sunday.

Jan 15, 2012, 14:59 PM IST

Kite flying always excited me: Dilip Kumar

While the nation celebrated Makar Sankranti and Pongal Sunday, veteran actor Dilip Kumar recalled the time when he used to spend festive day flying kites.

Jan 15, 2012, 13:58 PM IST

250 kite flying accidents mark Makar Sakranti in Rajasthan

Over 250 people, including several
children, were injured in separate kite-flying related
incidents in the city on the occasion of Makar Sakranti,
according to hospital officials.

Jan 15, 2011, 16:55 PM IST

Toronto bans kite flying

Toronto is home to the largest concentration of S Asians in North America.

Aug 19, 2010, 13:01 PM IST