POSTAL SERVICE

  • Lance Armstrong sued by US government over sponsor money April 24, 2013

    The U.S. government filed court documents on Tuesday laying out its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who is accused of defrauding the Postal Service by taking millions of dollars in sponsorship money while flouting professional cycling rules by doping. The U.S. Department of Justice said in February it would join a...
  • Infosys partners with India Post for online services March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Infosys has partnered with India Post for developing a service delivery platform that will allow more than 1,30,000 rural post offices to offer online services. The platform will also connect and manage more than 130,000 handheld devices used by rural postal workers for distribution of social benefits under the...
  • Urgent mail delivered in Pakistan after 20 years March 10, 2011

    Islamabad: An urgent mail sent from Pakistan's Toba Tek Singh town to Karachi 20 years ago in 1991 has finally been delivered. The urgent mail reached Wednesday, Dawn reported Thursday. Rafiq Chishti, who had waited endlessly to receive the mail, said his parents had sent his academic certificates to him in Karachi...
  • Book traces story of India's postal system February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: In the early 17th century, long before the times of email and mobile phones, pigeons, barefoot runners and bullock carts were used to carry messages between one part of India to another. The postman cycle of the early 1800s, with its large front tyre, post boxes in all...
  • Now, Britons sending Christmas cards via India December 25, 2007

    London: Dont be surprised if you see British citizens queuing up in post offices in India to post Christmas cards to friends and family in Britain. Many Britons have found that the Indian postal system is cheaper and more reliable than Royal Mail. There have been several instances when Britons travelling...
  • Posts to firm up tie with Western Union November 10, 2006

    New York: Indian Postal Services and the Western Union plan to expand their joint operations aiming at a bigger slice of the hundreds of thousands dollars that are transferred by Diaspora to their loved ones every year. The two had entered into agreement in 2001 to provide Western Union branded money...