5W1H: Makar Sankranti to be celebrated across India

India is gearing up to celebrate Makar Sankranti that falls on 14th January this year, some parts of the country would be celebrating it on 15th January. Makar Sankranti is basically a celebration of Sun's move into the 10th house of the zodiac Capricorn or Makara.

Jan 13, 2019, 17:40 PM IST

Hundreds of kites with messages for PM Modi, CM Adityanath seen in Agra sky

Pained by the condition of the Yamuna, hundreds of kite fliers thronged to a dry riverbed here to send messages to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urging them to save the dying river.

Jan 15, 2018, 11:45 AM IST

I have written a script on my cancer experience: Anurag Basu

Filmmaker and a cancer survivor Anurag Basu says that he never wanted to "juice up" his own "tragedy" and that's why he kept away from making a film on cancer. However, he is now ready with a script which he might release either in the form of a book or a film.

Dec 15, 2017, 14:08 PM IST

Kangana Ranaut is growing with each film, says Anurag Basu

It's been seven years since the two worked together in a film. But Basu says they are still in touch. 

Oct 03, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

NGT imposes complete ban on kite flying string manja made of nylon, synthetic material

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed all state governments to prohibit the "manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use" of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic threads used for flying kites.

Jul 11, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Sisodia attacks PM on 'killer' Chinese manjha, demands ban on import

Demanding that the central government put an immediate ban on the import of "killer Chinese manjha" (kite string), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday targetted the Prime Minister, saying the Centre is working with the "Chinese mafia".

Aug 22, 2016, 19:05 PM IST

Congress for action against defaulters, demands innovation to end Chinese manjha row

Asserting that action should be taken against those responsible for the delay behind implementation of the Chinese manjha ban, the Congress on Wednesday said that the Delhi Government should carry out an extensive research and come out with an innovation to address this concern.

Aug 17, 2016, 13:36 PM 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

'Jagga Jasoos' will work irrespective of delay if made well: Anurag Basu

Director Anurag Basu says that the delay of his forthcoming project 'Jagga Jasoos' won't affect its response at the box office if it has been made well.

Jul 29, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

Amit Shah flies kites, celebrates Makar Sankranti

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Thursday celebrated Makar Sankranti and flew kites here.

Jan 14, 2016, 14:44 PM IST

Preity Zinta to miss kite flying

Actress-producer Preity Zinta is upset as she won’t get the chance to fly kites this month!

Jan 15, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

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Jan 14, 2015, 18:29 PM IST

Big B flies kites in Ahmedabad on Makar Sankranti

None other than superstar Amitabh Bachchan was in the city to celebrate and participate in the traditional kite flying ceremony in the city.

Jan 14, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Amitabh Bachchan flies kites in Ahmedabad on Makar Sankranti

Ahmedabad was in for a treat on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti.

Jan 14, 2015, 13:35 PM IST

Modi-Obama kites a hit in Gujarat

Owing to the festival of Makar Sakranti or the Kite Festival, the kite shop owners of Surat have come with kites having the pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.

Jan 13, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

Use glass-free strings to fly kites this Sankranti, urges PETA

Looking at the rising number of bird injuries due to the use of glass-coated strings 'manja' by the kite flyers in India on Makar Sankranti festival, PETA urges people to go for standard cotton strings instead.

Jan 09, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Bird activists demand ban on manjha

Animal and bird activists on Monday demanded a ban on manjha - kite string made using broken-glass adhesive - arguing it led to the death of 15 birds here as people flew kites on the Independence Day.

Aug 18, 2014, 11:43 AM IST

Lok Sabha poll campaign goes to the skies

If you see a green kite entangled with a red kite in the skies, prepare to read into it much more than just a neighbourhood kite duel.

May 06, 2014, 10:29 AM IST

Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti with fervour

On Sankranti, millions of devotees are expected to throng the ghats of Ganga to take a holy dip as it is considered to be auspicious.

Jan 14, 2013, 09:36 AM IST