Full stop to Telegram

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An employee looks at old typewriters laying in a store room at the Targhar telegraph office in Allahabad. (AFP Photo)

An employee looks at old typewriters laying in a store room at the Targhar telegraph office in Allahabad. (AFP Photo)

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An employee feeds in a telegram message at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai for Union minister of IT, Kapil Sibal, urging him not to shut down the telegram services. (AFP Photo)

An employee feeds in a telegram message at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai for Union minister of IT, Kapil Sibal, urging him not to shut down the telegram services. (AFP Photo)

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A round stamp used for stamping telegram forms is seen at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)

A round stamp used for stamping telegram forms is seen at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)

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An employee sorts incoming telegram messages at the dispatch section of the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)

An employee sorts incoming telegram messages at the dispatch section of the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)

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An employee holds a British period 'Date Stand' which is still in use at the Targhar Civil Lines telegraph office in Allahabad. (AFP Photo)

An employee holds a British period 'Date Stand' which is still in use at the Targhar Civil Lines telegraph office in Allahabad. (AFP Photo)

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An employee uses a cash receipt printer at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)

An employee uses a cash receipt printer at the Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)

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A commuter walks past a board of showing the way to the Central Telegraph Office in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)

A commuter walks past a board of showing the way to the Central Telegraph Office in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)

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A staff member reads a telegram printed in Gujarati as she participates in a function to bid farewell to telegraphic services at the Central Telegraph Office in Ahmedabad. (AFP Photo)

A staff member reads a telegram printed in Gujarati as she participates in a function to bid farewell to telegraphic services at the Central Telegraph Office in Ahmedabad. (AFP Photo)

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Old telegraph machines are stored at the Indian Central Telegraph Office in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)

Old telegraph machines are stored at the Indian Central Telegraph Office in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)

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An employee stamps a telegraph message at Katchehri telegraph office, in Allahabad. (AFP Photo)

An employee stamps a telegraph message at Katchehri telegraph office, in Allahabad. (AFP Photo)

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Telecom supervisor, RG Vijay Kumar, shows the photographs taken in 1980 of old system of working telegrams at telegraph office in Hyderabad. (AFP Photo)

Telecom supervisor, RG Vijay Kumar, shows the photographs taken in 1980 of old system of working telegrams at telegraph office in Hyderabad. (AFP Photo)

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