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BSNL suffered Rs 132.79 cr loss for telegram service in 2012-13

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 18:30

State-run telecom firm BSNL, which closed telegram service on July 15 this year following a huge shortfall in revenue, suffered a loss of Rs 132.79 crore in 2012-13 for the service.

Genelia received first, last telegram from Riteish

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 19:16

Genelia D`Souza and her actor husband Riteish Deshmukh`s love story is as Bollywood as it can get.

Last telegram despatched on Tuesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 22:44

The last telegram of the 163-year old service was despatched on Tuesday.

Over 20,000 telegrams booked on last day of `Taar`

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 19:04

More than 20,000 telegrams are estimated to have been booked on the day the country bid adieu to 163-year-old telegram service with one of the last messages booked being for Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi - The man who received India’s last telegram

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 00:37

Just 15 minutes to midnight on Sunday, the iconic telegram breathed its last in the capital with the last message sent to Rahul Gandhi.

Curtains for 163-year-old telegram service

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 18:14

Curtains came down on Sunday on the 163-year-old telegram service in the country.

People queue up to bid farewell to telegram service

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 16:36

Over 3,500 people turned up at telegraph centres in the Capital which have almost been forgotten in recent years to send a message to their loved ones during the last week of the 160-year-old telegram service.

India`s 160-yr-old telegram service to end today

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 09:11

The country`s last telegram will be sent out on Sunday as the operations of the 160-year-old telegram service are all set to discontinue from tonight.

Kunal Kapoor sends telegram for animal welfare

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:47

Kunal Kapoor has used the dying telegram service to urge the government to ban the import and sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals.

Javed Akhtar sends last telegrams to grandkids

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 19:26

Javed Akhtar has sent his "last telegrams" to his grandchildren, and his wife, actor-activist Shabana Azmi hopes they "treasure" them as the age-old telegram service is reportedly coming to an end July 15.

BJP slams decision to discontinue telegram service

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 13:47

The BJP on Saturday slammed the Centre`s decision to discontinue the 160-year-old telegram service from July 15 saying it was the first step at weakening the postal department and demanded that it be restored.

Curtains down for 160-year-old telegram service

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 14:46

Smart phones, emails and SMS seem to have pushed the humble telegram service to a quiet corner.