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Indians remember telegram’s heyday as service stops

After 162 years of connecting people, the world’s last major telegram service is to convey its final message tomorrow

When the telegraph offices close this month, the workers will be absorbed into other departments in the communications ministry.

Today, Rai like the rest of the mobile-toting country says he prefers using his phone to send messages.

“The new technology is so fast it just surprises me. Communication is a game of speed, the fastest will always win the game,” he said. “Eventually the telegraph system had to face defeat.”

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