West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.21

Traders arrested for stocking, selling life-threatening nylon-made kite strings

Police have arrested two persons for stocking and selling life-threatening nylon-made kite strings from Nadia’s Santipur following a spate of accidents in the past one month in which over a doze...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

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 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

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.20

Kite strings injure 2 on Parama flyover

Two motorcyclists riding on Parama flyover on Monday evening were injured by glass-laced kite strings.Aktar Hossain, 48, a resident of Sector III, Salt Lake, was driving wearing a helmet when a kite s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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