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In Pictures: Death of India's telegram system

The 160 year-old institution hit hard by Internet, mobile phones

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As of July 15 Indian authorities will close the country’s 160 year-old telegram service, once a fundamental part of the country’s communication system, used for everything from taking care of official business to reporting deaths and marriages. The government operates the system and says the Internet and mobile phones have rendered the system obsolete. Here we take a quick look at one of the last of its kind.

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In Pictures: Death of India's telegram system

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