On Jan 2 2021, the newsrack service has been shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it was time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

This is an archive of previously crawled content that will be kept around for a few weeks.


Sample Topics

This is a sample editorial selection of all news categories on NewsRack being monitored by several registered users of NewsRack. Browse the public archives for a complete listing of classified news across all users.
Topics with an Indian focus (with mostly Indian news sources)
 Acts & Bills (Central)
 Airlines & Airports
 Attacks on Women
 Bangalore Metrorail
 Best Bakery
 Binayak Sen
 Bus Rapid Transport (BRT)
 CDP Bangalore
 Child Labour
 Child Sexual Abuse
 Climate Change
 Dam Breaches
 Dam Siltation
 Delhi Slums
 Employment Guarantee
 ESG in the news
 Fake Encounters
 FDI in Retail
 FM Radio
 Green Hunt
 Harry Potter
 Hasiru Usiru
 Hydel Power
 India Social Forum
 Infant Mortality
 Informal Sector
 Intellectual Property
 Lokpal Bill
 Mental Health
 Maternal Mortality
 Media Ownership
 Micro Credit
 Multi Languages Demo
 Narmada Dams
 Narmada Rehab
 National Envt. Policy
 Nuclear Energy
 Nuclear Issues
 Oil Exploration
 Organic Agriculture
 Pink Chaddi Campaign
 Prathibha-BPO Murder
 Public Hearings
 Renewable Energy
 Right to Information
 Rural Suicides
 Sexual Minorities
 Shivaji Statue, Mumbai
 Solar Energy
 Special Education
 Urban Planning
 Veiling Practices
 Water-borne Diseases
 Water Harvesting
 Water Privatisation
 Wind Energy
 World Bank
Topics with an US focus (with a restricted set of US news sources)
 Climate Change
 Energy Extraction
 Environmental Justice
 Extreme Weather
 GE Foods
 Green Technology
 Organic Agriculture
 Public Schools
 Urban Waste
Topics set up by Fort Lewis Environmental Center
Topics set up for Boston University's IR/GE 304 Course (Fall 2007)