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  • Centre releases stamp to celebrate 15th anniversary of India's 1st successful liver transplant November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday released a commemorative stamp to celebrate the 15th anniversary of India's first successful liver transplant at the Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. This prestigious honour has been approved and made available by the Department of Posts, Philately...
  • Indian-Americans launch campaign for Diwali postage stamp October 28, 2014

    Washington: Indian-American community in the US has launched a campaign demanding a postage stamp on Diwali festival by 2014, saying it is the only major festival on which US Postal Service has not issued a stamp. Indiaspora, an organisation of influential Indian-Americans, has launched a website, urging the community members to...
  • Punjab government to launch estamping next month September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday said that it will launch estamping system for registration of land deeds by midOctober. It was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who directed all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioner to roll out estamping next month. All deeds and land registrations above...
  • Fake stamp paper case: Court dismisses plea of Abdul Karim Telgi 'aide' September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A court in Delhi has dismissed the plea of former Delhi Police inspector Sardar Puran Singh, an alleged aide of multicrore fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi, seeking production of files pertaining to over a decadeold case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Veena Rani rejected Singh's application seeking production...
  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through ecommerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the ones issued to mark Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match, FIFA World Cup 2014 and...
  • Google doodles independent India's first stamp on August 15 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page this year is a familiar symbol independent India's first stamp. The first stamp issued by free India was months after Independence on November 21, 1947 and it depicted the Indian national flag with the popular slogan "Jai Hind...
  • Confident Germany had printed World Cup stamps before final July 14, 2014

    Berlin: Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said Monday. "This year I dared to hope very early on that our team would take the title," said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. "It's wonderful that...
  • Mumbai Police busts fake rubber stamp racket July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Major fake rubber stamp racket was busted by the Navi Mumbai police on Sunday. Two people have been arrested and one of them is the son of a police official. The arrested accused have been identified as Rajkumar Balbar (28), a resident of Naigaon police colony in Dadar, who...
  • PM Modi releases commemorative 2014 FIFA World Cup postage stamps June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup that gets underway in Brazil on Thursday night. Modi said the sport brings about a spirit of amity and belongingness among nations of the world. Modi hoped that the FIFA World Cup become a bridge...
  • LS polls: AAP candidate Soni Sori's manifesto is an affidavit April 5, 2014

    First time in history, a candidate has released the manifesto on stamp paper. AAP candidate from Bastar, Soni Sori released her manifesto on stamp paper stating , "People should use it against me and get my resignation if I fail to fulfill what I promise and stand for." In her manifesto, Sori...
  • Modi's knowledge of economics can be put on the back of a stamp, says Chidambaram January 28, 2014

    Taking a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said his knowledge of economics can be written on the back of a postage stamp. "What he (Modi) knows about economics can be written on the back of a postage stamp," Chidambaram said in an interview to...
  • 11 fresh cases lodged against Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust December 12, 2013

    Eleven fresh cases of stamp duty evasion have been registered by the Uttarakhand government against Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, spelling more trouble for the yoga guru. All the eleven cases registered pertain to stamp duty evasion and date back eight years or more, Haridwar District Magistrate Nidhi Pandey, on whose permission...
  • Sachin Tendulkar postal stamp to mark the start of his 200th Test November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Hosts of Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and last Test Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) have announced that they will release a commemorative postal stamp with Tendulkar's photo at the presentation before the start of the second Test between India and West Indies on November 14 at the Wankhede...
  • Seven arrested with fake stamp papers worth Rs 80 crore September 25, 2013

    A special team of Bihar Police Wednesday arrested seven people and recovered fake stamp papers worth over Rs.80 crore from them in the state capital, police officials said Wednesday. "A police team seized fake stamp papers from three different places and arrested seven people," Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj...
  • PM releases postage stamp on freedom fighter Lala Jagat Narain September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a postage stamp on freedom fighter, parliamentarian and journalist Lala Jagat Narain. The prime minister described him as a brave freedom fighter, a fearless journalist and an able parliamentarian. "The morals and principles of journalism set up by Lala Jagat Narain continue to guide...
  • Mumbai: Man desecrates Shiva idol after failing exam August 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Two brothers from Panvel have been arrested for uploading a photograph on a social networking website depicting one of them desecrating a Shiva lingam. Police had arrested the duo while they were at a relatives house in Panvel on Thursday. Both the accused were laying low after the photo...
  • Kerala HC orders probe into fake stamp papers April 20, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Manjula Chellur on Friday gave directions to all the courts in the state for an immediate inquiry into the use of stamp papers, after a massive fraud of fake stamp papers was detected at a lower court here. A media report earlier...
  • Telgi sentenced to life in stamp paper scam February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Abdul Karim Telgi has been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for forgery, counterfeiting and cheating in the multicrore stamp paper scam by a Mumbai sessions court on Wednesday. Along with him three policemen KK Parmar, AB Sonwalkar and Ganpat Jadhav have also been convicted for insubordination,...
  • Stamp duty evasion: HC dismisses Bhushan's plea February 1, 2012

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday turned down a writ petition filed by Team Anna member Shanti Bhushan challenging an order of Assistant Stamp Commissioner here which held him guilty of evading stamp duty to the tune of about Rs 1.35 crore on a property. Justice Arun Tandon passed the...
  • Mourinho under pressure after 'woeful' Barca loss January 19, 2012

    Madrid: Another loss to Barcelona has piled pressure on Jose Mourinho, with support for the Real Madrid coach ebbing after another illtempered and ineffective display against their biggest rivals summed up by Pepe's ugly stamp on Lionel Messi's hand. Barcelona rallied for a 21 Copa del Rey victory on Wednesday for...
  • McCartney immortalised on PETA Stamp November 29, 2011

    London: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have launched a new stamp range featuring the likes of the 20 most famous vegetarians of alltime, including veteran singer Sir Paul McCartney. McCartney along with Natalie Portman, Pamela Anderson and Morrissey have agreed to feature on the stamp which will be...
  • Stamp paper scam:10yr RI to Abdul Karim Telgi June 18, 2011

    Pune: A special court here has sentenced fake stamp paper scam accused Abdul Karim Telgi to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 9 lakh in a case registered with Nashik police in 2000. Telgi, who is facing 47 cases in connection with the scam, pleaded...
  • PM bats for lower real estate stamp duties March 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming stamp duties as a "big obstacle" in ensuring transparent transactions in real estate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday batted for reducing such levies to check the flow of black money in the sector. "I think as far as black money in real estate is concerned, unfortunately that...
  • Stick 'em up! Your money or your rose stamps February 5, 2011

    Berlin: Two robbers are on the run with 20,000 euros ($ 27,270) worth of rosescented stamps stolen from a stationery store in northern Germany after their demand for cash was unsuccessful. The two men entered the stationery store on the main street in the village of Barsbuettel armed with pistols and...
  • Telgi gets bail in stamp paper theft case January 11, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Abdul Karim Telgi, alleged kingpin of the multicrore fake stamp paper scam, in a 2003 case. In December 2003, police had lodged an FIR against Telgi and several others for allegedly stealing government stamps worth around...
  • Stamps sell like hot cakes at Cong plenary venue December 20, 2010

    New Delhi: A temporary post office set up at the venue of the Congress party's plenary here is doing brisk business, with over 700 stamps "selling like hot cakes". Stamps relating to the preindependence era, the environment and freedom fighters were attracting buyers, and were "selling like hot cakes", Jaya Prakash,...
  • Telgi gets 7 years RI in fake stamp paper case September 18, 2010

    Bangalore: A special court sentenced prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2001 case relating to the multicrore fake stamp paper scam here on Saturday. Special court judge Chandrashekhar Patil sentenced 16 other accused to five years rigorous imprisonment each. Telgi was also imposed a...
  • Court postpones Telgi sentencing to September 18 September 18, 2010

    In Bangalore, a special court will pronounce the quantum of punishment to prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi and 17 others in the multicrore stamp paper scam. ...
  • US to release stamp on Mother Teresa on Sept 5 August 31, 2010

    Washington: The US has decided to release a postage stamp honouring Mother Teresa on September 5, the US Postal Service has announced. "The US Postal Service will pay tribute to Mother Teresa, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work," the USPS said in a statement. "Noted for...