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Kite

An ancient Egyptian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 1.36 grams during the Old and Middle Kingdoms or 9.1 grams during the New Kingdom.
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The model contains a reinterpretation of the kite concept, where two kites with a three-metre wingspan and a total weight of 16 kg circulate on the same cable.
For over a decade, the government banned the hobby after wires damaged by kites caused power breakdowns and there were reports of locals' throats being slit by strings.
ISLAMABAD -- Famous Kite Flying festival becoming famous among foreigners abroad including China as they are taking keen interest to be a part of this famous cultural festival held every year in the month of April, a report said Monday.
There was a time when fun lovers along with their families were seen on tops of their houses at almost every locality and air filled with the vibrant colors of kites while women wearing yellow dresses used to join their male family members who also got touch of yellow in their attires besides preparing special foods.
Since morning, youngsters in different sectors remained on rooftops to fly kites. Whenever police mobiles reached to stop the activity, the youngsters disappeared and restarted the activity soon afterward.
According to details, 1846 cases were registered for kite flying in Lahore division and 1971 persons were arrested.
The kites were generally square-shaped, tailless, and made from bamboo and strong paper with a round hole in the center.
Muhammad Bashir was arrested by Taxila police with 57 kites and 4 strings during an action in Ahmed Nagar.
kites and a string roll, Falak Naz for having 600 kites and five string rolls.
Individual kite flying was encouraged, and those who brought kites were able to try to emulate tricks inspired by the experts, or to simply unspool the string and watch their kites flutter in the breeze.
RAWALPINDI -- CPO Rawalpindi Israr Ahmad Abbasi has set up special squads for preventing kite flying in Rawalpindi.
Although I have always admired the effortless passage of buzzards as they glide, soar and circle, since the arrival of the new generation of kites in this airt, buzzards by comparison seem ponderous!