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Indian police seize balloons stamped with ‘I Love Pakistan’

RAJASTHAN: It’s not long ago when the Indian forces caught ‘spy pigeon’ claiming its root in Pakistan, and now cops in the neighbouring country have come up with something more startling. It’s balloons. The police in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district captured two balloons with words 'Pakistan and I Love' written on them. Don't miss: From “spy pigeons” to home-grown rebels, Indian media never misses to establish Pakistani link The villagers informed the police about the balloons, SHO Raisighnagar police station Majid…

100 hot air balloons fly for Lithuania’s 100th birthday

KAUNAS: One hundred hot air balloons floated over Lithuania's second city of Kaunas on Saturday to mark 100 years of the Baltic state's independence. "The first hot air balloon festival was in 1988 during Soviet times when flying balloons was formally forbidden, but no one could keep us on the ground," organiser Gintaras Surkus, a pioneer of the activity in Lithuania, told AFP. One balloon flew a 100-metre-long national flag, while others were in shapes including hearts and cats. "Hot air balloons are associated…

If ‘balloons’ were not enough, spy ‘Pigeon’ panicked India

PATHANKOT: On Sunday, smiling Indian border security force (BSF) officials were holding a grey pigeon under armed guard after it was caught in Indian Punjab on an alleged spying mission for Pakistan, Indian media said. The pigeon – apparently trained in crossing the border between Pakistan and India and sending targeted messages – entered Bamial sector of Pathankot with a small piece of a letter in Urdu language containing an exclusive message, this time for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pathankot(Punjab): A pigeon…