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.

 
User: anushyab Topic: Transport
Category: Public Transport
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 18:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Migrant workers have returned to India’s cities – but they are even more vulnerable now 2.1.2021 Scroll.in
As the job market shrinks, a labour surplus exerts downward pressure on wages and working conditions, making jobs more informal.
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In India, six two-wheeler riders die every hour in road accidents 25.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Poor roads, faulty helmets and lax license rules combine to make the country unsafe for motorcyclists.
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Virus trains?: Busting the myth that Shramik Specials were the reason Covid-19 spread through India 25.12.2020 Scroll.in
The data simply doesn’t add up.
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‘A regime contemptuous of checks and balances’: Rajdeep Sardesai on the first year of Modi 2.0 25.12.2020 Scroll.in
An excerpt from Rajdeep Sardesai’s new ‘Afterword’ to his book ‘2019: How Modi Won India’.
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India has officially crossed 1 crore Covid-19 cases. How did we get here? 21.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
As the year draws to a close, promising vaccines have kindled hopes of a better 2021.
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State news in brief 18.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
State news in brief
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Blog: Minimum Floor of Dignity for Migrant Workers 18.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
For a meaningful progression in addressing the issues of migrant workers, we need to engage with three critical underlying structural causes of the migrant crisis that often go unnoticed.
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Although men too lost jobs, the pandemic affected Indian women in the workforce harder 16.12.2020 Scroll.in
Eight months after the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed, 13% fewer women than a year ago were employed or looking for jobs, compared to 2% fewer men, data shows.
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Despite free treatment in state-run hospitals, why do so many poor patients drop out? 13.12.2020 Scroll.in
With cancer rates rising in the North East, patients have to travel far for treatment. But accommodation and travel costs make the treatment unsustainable.
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Camels are no longer needed for transport or farming in India. Can their milk save them? 29.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The nation’s camel population has declined by 37% over the last seven years.
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Waste management NGO awarded 27.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Waste management NGO awarded
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Otermans Institute and thers to support students still out of school 26.11.2020 Education News: Latest Job Notifications, Admit Cards, Exam Paper Analysis,Results - Times of India
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Bharat bandh: Public services likely to be hit 26.11.2020 Rediff: News
Ten central trade unions except Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh are observing one-day general strike on Thursday to protest against various government policies.
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As Odisha’s workers return to cities, humane shifts and better wages remain a distant dream 17.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Despite migrants making up over 70% of Surat’s workforce, working conditions remain precarious in the city.
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India's First Solar-Powered Miniature Train Launched In Kerala 2.11.2020 NDTV News - India-news
A solar energy-driven miniature train, billed as the country's first of its kind, was inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Thiruvananthapuram by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.
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HDFC Bank offers sops to push digital banking 30.10.2020 Rediff: Business
A merchant using the bank's merchant App, QR code, PoS or Payment gateways, across all segments, including electronics, apparel, grocery, stand to win assured cashback and prizes on volume build-up, EMI or digital transactions.
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Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition 22.10.2020 Scroll.in
Migrant workers’ families and communities continue to be fragile. Counselling, healthcare and supplementary nutrition is essential.
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Despite high court’s intervention, experts fear West Bengal may see Covid-19 surge during Durga Puja 21.10.2020 Scroll.in
While masks, hand hygiene and social distancing are essential, experts are sceptical about their practicability during the festival.
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Bihar’s migrant workers are returning to cities as rural employment schemes fall short 20.10.2020 Scroll.in
Many complain that payments under MGNREGS have been delayed for months.
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Migrant workers who were charged with rioting during lockdown are afraid to return to Gujarat 10.10.2020 Scroll.in
The state saw intense clashes between the police and labourers when, rendered jobless, homeless and hungry, they struggled to reach their homes.
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