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It’s 'Jamghat', after Diwali

It’s 'Jamghat', after Diwali

Lucknow Oct 31 (UNI) Kite flying is a traditional sport especially in north India which is also very popular sport in the Uttar Pradesh capital city, Lucknow. A day after Diwali festival, city is awash with thousands of colorful kites seeking attention and supremacy on each other. The craze for kites is escalating in the city. Shopkeepers say there is a decent demand for the kites today. People from very background enthusiastically take part and show their skills. Kite battling is also famous sport among kite flying enthusiasts. “Patangbazi is art of kite flying in which one kite cuts off the string of other kites as quickly as possible. The different type of kite include ‘patang’ – the common kite, ‘guddi’ – a tall kite with small tail, ‘dedh kanni’ – a heavy kite. The common kite a very simply made. It consist of a piece of tissue paper with bamboo spine and bow. While threads use in kite flying are also of different types. ‘Sadda’ is a plain cotton thread, ‘manja’ is cotton thread coated with powdered glass to enable it to cut other kites. In several localities, including Hussainganj, Batashey-wali-gali, Chaupatiya, Chowk, Daliganj and on the banks of river Gomti, kite enthusiasts form teams and challenge each other to showcase their prowess and supremacy in the battle that is fought in the skies of Lucknow. UNI JDM MB VS SNU 1841

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India's space mission to moon next year: Jitendra Singh

India's space mission to moon next year: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) India’s Space Mission to Moon, “Chandrayaan-II”, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh said here on Monday.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:59 PM
Now, BJP counters Rs 1 crore bribery charge with 'Cash-for-Vote' scam of 2008

Now, BJP counters Rs 1 crore bribery charge with 'Cash-for-Vote' scam of 2008

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Under attack for allegedly bribing one Gujarat Patidar community leader with a bribe of Rs 1 crore to make him join the saffron outfit, the ruling BJP on Monday dismissed the charge and said "truth" cannot be hidden as it is the Congress that has always flourished with the politics of "falsehood and corruption".

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23 Oct 2017 | 6:31 PM
Patidars deserting BJP is a media perception: Vijay Rupani

Patidars deserting BJP is a media perception: Vijay Rupani

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Notwithstanding the hype that the Patidar voters have shifted allegiance from BJP to the Congress, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the Congress party has become "scared" of the developmental stance of BJP and it was only media perception that Patidar voters have deserted the saffron outfit.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:51 PM
No one stopped Congress to move court against EC on "delay" for Gujarat polls: BJP

No one stopped Congress to move court against EC on "delay" for Gujarat polls: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The BJP on Monday challenged Congress and any other party or stake holders to move the court of law against the Election Commission for alleged "delay" in announcing poll dates for Gujarat.

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23 Oct 2017 | 6:39 PM
Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj

Bangladesh "foremost" among neighbours, says Sushma Swaraj

Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties are moving forward at a fast pace.

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23 Oct 2017 | 7:27 PM
Indian Women's Hockey Team departs on Tuesday for 9th Women's Asia Cup in Japan

Indian Women's Hockey Team departs on Tuesday for 9th Women's Asia Cup in Japan

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) The Indian Women’s Hockey Team led by skipper Rani, will leave from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, here in the early hours of Tuesday for Kakamigahara, Japan to participate in the 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017 beginning from October 28 with India taking on Singapore in their opening match.

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24 Oct 2017 | 12:20 AM

Extraction of ground water will now attract conservation fee

By Gargi Parsai New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) By seeking public opinion on its new guidelines for issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for extraction of ground water, the Central Ground Water Authority is testing the waters on a controversial move.

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23 Oct 2017 | 9:13 PM

Tourism can play important role to make India a super power in the world : Rajnath

24 Oct 2017 | 12:18 AM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said tourism can play an important role to make India a super power in the world then and called for collective efforts to increase share of tourism in our GDP.

Liberia party submits complaint over alleged vote fraud

24 Oct 2017 | 5:23 AM

DAKAR, Oct 24 (Reuters) The Liberty Party that placed third in the first round of Liberia's presidential elections on Monday submitted a complaint to the elections commission (NEC), calling for it to annul the result won by former soccer star George Weah, the document showed.

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