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Hindi Day :Postal Stationary

By Sudhir Jain Hindi Divas (Day) is celebrated on 14 September because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devnagri   script as the official language of the Republic of India  . But this didn’t … Continue reading

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Request for Stamp on Raja Todar Mal

Sitapur MP has it his say as Department of Post has decided to issue a commemorative postage of Akbar’s Navaratna Raja Todar Mal later this year.BJP MP from Sitapur Rajesh Verma had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Postage Stamp

The world’s smallest stamp measures 8 mm by 9.55 mm or .315 inches by .376 inches. It was issued by Bolivar, a province of Columbia, in 1863 and is called the Bolivar 10c green.

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World’s Biggest Postage Stamp 

World’s biggest postage stamp currently is Mother of Emirates postage stamp issued by UAE in 2013. It also holds the Guinness World Records for the largest postagestamp.Oct 10, 2016 In celebration of Mother Day on 22nd March 2013, it was revealed the largest postage stamp in the world dedicated … Continue reading

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Patna GPO Completes 100 Years

By Subhash Pathak Patna The General Post Office (GPO), Patna, completed 100 years of its existence on July 1.The Patna GPO, which earlier housed Bankipore post office, is built in the British Gothic architectural style. It is among the four … Continue reading

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9th August: Remembering Kakori

On 9th August 1925, members of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) looted the government treasury from the mail train near Kakori, 22 km from Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). The Kakori Train Robbery, also known as the Kakori Conspiracy took place … Continue reading

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Mata Hari:An Amazig Character

Mata Hari was a professional dancer and mistress who became a spy for France during World War I. Suspected of being a double agent, she was executed in 1917.Born on August 7, 1876, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Mata Hari was a … Continue reading

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Third National Handloom Day

Today is National Handloom Day.This is the third handloom day being observed today in India.Aim of celebrating this day is to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also carter an impetus to India’s handloom sector. India has a … Continue reading

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Collecting Gandhi Souvenirs is his Passion

By Arpita Raj Jayaprakash Sarda, 45, started stocking stamps since he was 10. By 1997, his collection included stamps issued by India Post since 1947.It was then that a roadside stamp dealer in the Fort area of Mumbai introduced him … Continue reading

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Delhi Zoo Vsitors may soon get My Stamp

How about visiting the  Delhi Zoo and getting clicked in front of your favourite animal’s enclosure for a personalized postage stamp? Soon this may become a reality with the Department of Posts proposing to team up with the National   Zoological … Continue reading

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