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VHP says Hindu values will be restored in country

'We want an invincible Hindu society which works for the world's welfare according to these values... We have never gone out to convert the world but to win over their heart,' Singhal said, apparently referring to the recent row over conversion. PTI file photo

Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad today said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to 'win over its heart'...

2 Raj BJP leaders caught on video, audio tape using threatening words

Separate videos and an audio tape of two BJP leaders today surfaced in the social media with purportedly showing them threatening voters in local bodies elections in Kota and rebuking a police officer for not lifting the curfew in Bundi district. Screen Grab

Separate videos and an audio tape of two BJP leaders today surfaced in the social media with purportedly showing them threatening voters in local bodies elections...

Former Union Minister Napoleon quits DMK, joins BJP

Former Union Minister and DMK leader D Napoleon quit the party and joined BJP on Sunday in Chennai. He was inducted into the party by BJP party chief Amit Shah.  File photo PTI

Alleging lack of intra-party democracy in DMK, former union minister D Napoleon today joined BJP, which has set eyes on strengthening its presence...

2 NYPD officers shot and killed in their police car

Two New York Police Department officers were shot and killed at point blank range in their patrol car here by a man who later shot himself at a nearby subway station, an attack described as an 'assassination'. Screen grab

Two New York Police Department officers were shot and killed at point blank range in their patrol car here by a man who later shot himself at a nearby subway station...

Google plans to open own campus in Hyderabad

Internet giant Google plans to open its own 'permanent and big' campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign an MoU with Telangana government shortly to take up the venture. Reuters file photo

Internet giant Google plans to open its own 'permanent and big' campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign an MoU with Telangana government...

Business

'Star Alliance membership will aid Air India's turnaround'

Air India stands to gain upto $100 million (over Rs.600 crore) in the first year of its membership of Star Alliance, the the world's largest airline accord that brings together 27 carriers for increasing passenger share and earnings, the top official of the grouping has said. It's an infusion that would greatly help Air India in its turnaround efforts. PTI file photo

Air India stands to gain upto $100 million (over Rs.600 crore) in the first year of its membership of Star Alliance, the the world's largest airline accord...

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Tiding over a taxi ban

The city's taxi ecosystem had quickly morphed into an affordable alternative for private transport. But a blanket ban on app-based taxi operators has stunted this fledgling industry, with commuters dubbing it as a knee-jerk reaction to the Delhi rape episode. DH illustration

The city's taxi ecosystem had quickly morphed into an affordable alternative for private transport. But a blanket ban on app-based taxi operators has stunted this fledgling industr

Sports

Smith should captain Australia in all formats: Harris

Australian pacer Ryan Harris feels stand-in Test skipper Steve Smith should be handed captaincy in all three formats if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time for next year's ODI cricket World Cup. Reuters file photo

Ishant fined 50 percent of his match fee for poor conduct

Indian speedster Ishant Sharma has been fined 50 percent of his match fees.

ISL gives Indian football a re-launch pad

Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League.....

Constantine, Herbert short-listed for football coach's job

Two men who possess experience of having coached in India as well as...

It was beautiful to win the final in last minute: Podany

Atletico de Kolkata's Jakub Podany, whose assist led...

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Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

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Dr M K Ranjitsinh is a walking encyclopedia. Recently, the die-hard conservationist and a member of the erstwhile royal family...
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Today's Supplements

It's the time to be jolly!

The Christmas carol, Silent Night, Holy Night, was first performed in Nikolaus-Kirche, Church of St. Nicholas (right), in Oberndorf, Austria, on December 24, 1818

Christmas is three days away and the air is already rife with the whiff of rum cakes and the lilting sound of carols. The Christmas tree is shimmering...

Rare recipes uncovered

original Jock Zonfrillo on 'Nomad Chef'

For those who are interested in ancient cuisines, in harvesting their own ingredients, eating a seasonal diet and......

Caught on camera

what a view Some of  B Srinivas's spectacular pictures of the wild.

Many in photography circles assumed, and even bet, B Srinivas wouldn't catch up with digital photography professionally....

The shopping spirit

Across central Europe, Christmas markets prove a popular draw during the Advent season. Some of the best visited and most atmospheric are located with...

Stars in the eyes...

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella,

What's more important - a believable plot with an iffy narration, or a ridiculous tale well told? If you're in it only for the ride......

Fuelling their dreams with passion, hard work

young guns B R Nikshep (top) and Vasisht Cheruku are the leading juniors in the country. DH PHOTOS/  kishor kumar bolar.and Savitha b r

It was the late American basketball player John Wooden who once said, "Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character"....

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'PK' film, starring actor Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles, is directed by...[...]

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