kite-flying

kite-flying

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the act of telling people about an idea or plan so that you can find out what they think about it Mr Baker's hint about US intervention in the war was undoubtedly an exercise in kite-flying.
See fly a kite, Go fly a kite!
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LAHORE, February 21, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Muhammad Pervez Rathore has said that concerned SHO would be held responsible for flouting of laws relating to ban on kite-flying and strict departmental action would be taken against him in this regard.
ISLAMABAD, 12 April 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The recent poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan shows that there has been a significant decrease in interest for kite-flying in 2009.
ISLAMABAD -- Despite ban imposed in the federal capital on life-threatening hobby and business of kite-flying, kites are still being sold here due to sheer negligence of district administration.
RAWALPINDI, March 26, 2012 (Frontier Star): Springtime heralds the hyper-popular kite-flying season of Basant, which is going on rampantly despite a ban of section 144 in the City.
LAHORE, February 21, 2010 (Frontier Star): Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Muhammad Pervez Rathore has said that concerned SHO would be held responsible for flouting of laws relating to ban on kite-flying and strict departmental action would be taken against him in this regard.
LAHORE, February 15, 2010 (Frontier Star): Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed that the ban on kite-flying in the province should be strictlyimplemented and a vigorous crackdown should be launched against the elements involved in producing kites and kite string.
The public and social circles of the district have alleged that the law enforcing agencies instead of ensuring ban on kite-flying are protecting that business.
The event is part of our celebrations of Makar Sankranti, which is famous for kite-flying and sesame sweets," said Shree Gujarati Samaj secretary Bhumit Shah.
Various recreational activities for children are available on the Corniche, including kite-flying.
The 20th edition of DSF, organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), has a range of world-class events and activities, and kite-flying is one of the several attractions that focus on offering family fun across the city.
The Korean Kite Fliers Association (KOKFA) will be participating in the kite-flying event with large kites measuring 8x3 metres brought by them from their country.
They celebrate this highly popular and colourful kite-flying festival all over the country in general and in Lahore in particular.
ISLAMABAD: Upon the arrival of spring, National Youth Parliament and Knowledge City Islamabad will start kite-flying competition from (Sunday) tomorrow at F-9 Park.
RAWALPINDI -- ,,, The administration and police have failed to implement the ban imposed on kite-flying and metallic strings in Rawalpindi city and cantonment areas.
Over 130 kite-flying enthusiasts from 27 countries and various states of India are participating in the festival, which will be held in New Delhi, Mumbai and various parts of Gujarat.