Culture  /  Published 16.01.22

All about Metiabruz, Sankranti and Kites

“I have to make sure that the thadda and the kamani are placed correctly,” says Taiyab. “Each artisan makes 600 kites in a single day,” says Javed. No one can say how many yea...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.21

Seven arrested with lethal kite strings

Seven persons flying kites were arrested from Nadia’s Santipur on Monday for endangering public life, the action coming in the backdrop of a spate of accidents in the town over the past one mont...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.21

Kite string injures scooterist on Parama flyover

A scooterist was injured when he got entangled with a kite string, lost his balance and fell on the Parama flyover on Thursday morning. A major accident was averted because he spotted the kite string...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.01.21

First-ever kite flying festival in Palamau

Palamau is set to witness its first kite flying festival on January 14 as the Palamau Chamber of Commerce and Industries will conduct ‘Patang Utsav 2021’ in Daltonganj on Makar Sankranti.&...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj

Calcutta  /  Published 03.11.20

Kite strings hurting trees

Chinese manja or nylon kite strings are threatening plants and trees at the Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah. Torn kites with manjas (strings laced with a mixture of glass and glue) can be seen trapped ...
By Anasuya Basu in Howrah


Calcutta  /  Published 28.09.20

Festival on safe kite flying

A kite-flying festival was organised in New Town on Sunday to promote the use of cotton strings, which are considered safer for birds and two-wheeler-riders compared with nylon strings and ones laced ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

Cables to stop kite injuries in Calcutta

Cables will be mounted on poles along crash barriers on either side of the Parama flyover to ensure kite strings don’t land on the road and threaten the lives of two-wheeler riders, the governme...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

Kite flying injures many birds

Kites flying activity in the run up to Vishwakarma Puja has taken a heavy toll on birds across the city. More than 30 birds with kite string injuries have been rescued since Wednesday by the forest d...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.09.20

Kite strings wound winged friends

Kite strings are proving to be risky not only for two-wheeler riders but also for birds who are getting injured after getting entangled in them. Once they get entangled, they struggle to free themsel...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Kite string slashes biker on Parama flyover

A motorcyclist was left bleeding from a slashed chin by a kite string on the Parama flyover on Sunday evening, police said. Rohit Sau, 30, who runs a business of supplying building material, said he ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Download our latest App

to get update on the go...


Copyright © 2020 The Telegraph. All rights reserved.