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For seven decades now, Deccan Herald (DH) has been Karnataka's best-loved newspaper. For the state's residents, it is essential reading because it keeps them abreast of everything that's happening in their city and their state. But the breadth of its content makes it a national newspaper that happens to be headquartered in India's tech capital Bengaluru; it has won plaudits for its coverage of the issues that matter in India and its fearless editorials on issues of national importance. The paper is also increasingly integrated with its digital offshoots, making it a seamless journey from newspaper to a website with a national footprint to high-quality video and podcasts. We're not afraid to experiment: In a period of just over a year, we have relaunched the newspaper (with a new masthead), introduced a brand-new app and are now coming out with an e-paper-only National Edition. Our core belief, of course, doesn't change, that good journalism is journalism for good, and that there's no power like the Power of Good.
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Users can subscribe to the All Karnataka City Editions plan (e-paper only) or the National Edition e-paper which is an exclusive available only on the Deccan Herald e- paper website. The users subscribing to the National Edition e-paper plan can opt for delivery of Deccan Herald newspaper (the local city/town edition) to their doorstep in selected cities/towns in Karnataka free of cost.
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The following cities/towns are eligible for delivery of the selected edition of Deccan Herald newspaper:
|K R Pete|
|C N Halli|
If the city/town where the user resides is not eligible for delivery of the local city/town edition of the newspaper, the user can opt for delivery of the local city/town edition of the Deccan Herald newspaper to his/her friend/relative (name, e-mail, mobile number of such friend/relative would be mandatorily required in such a case).
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Delivery of the Newspaper will be subject to availability of Agent/ Vendor. - In our annual subscription we will be supplying newspapers for 361 days and similarly 180 days for six months. - The distribution cycle is 1st and 15th of every month. Orders booked between 6th and 20th, newspaper delivery will begin on the 1st of next month.
The ultimate owner of all the Deccan Herald properties is The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited and all the contributions reach the account held by The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited. Contributions from readers is to support the cause of good journalism that we at Deccan Herald strive to deliver day in day out. Please note that your support to the Deccan Herald’s journalism does not constitute a charitable donation and no exemption can be claimed under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act,1961 of India or elsewhere.
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Answer: We have two subscription plans. You can choose from either of these plans.
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ePaper Only – All Karnataka City Edition ePaper with a 15-day free trial (free trial applicable only for the first subscription)
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Answer: Yes. All subscriptions will be auto renewed. You can cancel your subscription anytime from MY SUBSCRIPTIONS page.
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Answer: You can cancel your subscription anytime. We do not have any refund policy. You will continue to enjoy benefits of your existing plan till the end of your current subscription period.
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From Mobile: Tap on the menu appearing on the top left corner of your screen and select the required edition/date from the list. Additionally, you may tap to select the edition/date appearing at the bottom of the newspaper image.
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Answer: It is a part of the subscription plan. To not avail the newspaper delivery, please select the OPT-OUT option from the dropdown list while subscribing the plan. To cancel newspaper delivery of your existing plan, please write to us at email@example.com.
Answer: The newspaper billing cycle is 1st and 15th of every month. For example, orders booked between 6th and 20th of the month, the delivery of newspaper will begin on 1st of succeeding month. And orders booked between 21st and 5th of next month, delivery will begin from 15th of following month.
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Answer: We accept payment through Credit Card only.
Answer: Yes. Subscribe to National Edition ePaper + Newspaper Delivery (Home Delivery of your city's edition of the newspaper in Karnataka) and select the option ‘Gift a friend/relative’ and provide the details.
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