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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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Genital-breathing ‘punk turtle’ joins endangered species list

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14 Apr 2018 | 3:54 PM

Melbourne, Apr 14 (UNI) An Australian river turtle with bright green ‘hair’, spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is featured on a new list of endangered reptiles, an Euronews report has said.

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WB Panchayat Polls: Mamata faces charge of onslaught on Opposition

WB Panchayat Polls: Mamata faces charge of onslaught on Opposition

09 Apr 2018 | 2:00 PM

By Apurba Dasgupta New Delhi/ Kolkata, Apr 9 (UNI) History repeats itself, Accusation of preventing the Opposition from filing of nominations was a 'key-factor' in Bengal politics before the 'Pariborton' in 2011 state Assembly elections, but it remains the same ahead of the Panchayat polls with a query - whether the scenario is a premonition of another 'change' in the corridor of powers or the state is apathetic towards the Opposition's role in the country's democratic system.

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International Roma Day celebrated

International Roma Day celebrated

08 Apr 2018 | 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 8 (UNI) The International Roma Day was celebrated on Sunday in several parts of the world and several organisations, on the occasion, raised awareness of the issues facing Romani people and their culture.

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Tuberculosis services in Moscow extend “health for all” even to the most vulnerable

04 Apr 2018 | 12:35 PM

Moscow, Apr 4 (UNI) Karam, from Tajikistan, was treated for tuberculous meningitis at the Moscow Research and Clinical Center for Tuberculosis Control after falling ill while working in the Russian Federation.

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Delay in marriages, stress, alcohol causing infertility

Delay in marriages, stress, alcohol causing infertility

01 Apr 2018 | 11:37 AM

By Janardan Dutt Misra

Lucknow, Apr 1 (UNI) Unsystematic lifestyle, increasing stress, delay in marriages for career or other reasons and intake of harmful chemicals through foods grown with excessive use of pesticides and fertilisers, causing infertility in young couples, said Dr Pawan Yadav fertility specialist and Laparoscopic surgeon.

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