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”Soleckshaw”, The Solar-Powered Postal Delivery Rickshaws Launched

Aimed at making lives of postmen more comfortable, the Department of Posts introduced solar-powered postal delivery rickshaws. Launching the pilot project in Ajmer on 17th Jan.2011, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said initially 10 environment-friendly‘Soleckshaw’ would run in Ajmer (Rajasthan) and gradually these modern postal-delivery vehicles would be introduced across […]

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Marshall Islands to issue new stamps featuring tulips

This graceful garden flower, which we traditionally associate with the Netherlands, is actually an exotic native of Asia Minor. The first bulbs found in Europe came to Vienna, Austria, from Constantinople in Turkey. A passionate interest in the flower resulted, and by the 17th century the tulip reigned as the most popular flower in many […]

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Children’s Day Stamps of India

India started releasing commemorative stamps on Children’s day from 1957. In the year 1957 itself  3 stamps were released on 14th November to commemorate the day. Photographs of children or paintings made by children are the main themes of these stamps. In 1964 Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s photograph was printed on children’s day stamp. Over the years some miniature sheets have […]