P-mail yeilds to email

India’s police are abandoning “P-mail” — the carrier pigeon network that gets messages to remote stations.

The carrier pigeons were often a vital link between remote police stations when traditional communications failed, beating storms, disasters – and birds of prey.

But the government’s audit department now believes that the service – employing some 800 birds – has become redundant with the advent of e-mail and electronic communication.

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