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: Urban Infrastructure
Category: Physical Infrastructure
Last updated: May 05 2020 09:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Elgar Parishad: We will hold event on January 30, say organisers after Pune Police deny permission 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
Retired judge BG Kolse Patil said the organisers will hold the conclave on the roads if authorities again refuse to give permission.
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Indore authorities partially demolish 80 houses a day after communal clashes: Report 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
As the Congress raised questions about the timing of the demolition, the district authorities clarified that it was done to widen the roads.
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Farmers vow to stop toll collection in Gurugram 28.12.2020 Gurgaon News, Latest Gurgaon News Headlines & Live Updates - Times of India
Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) have decided to not allow the authorities to charge any toll on highways in the state until the government comes up with any concrete steps to end the deadlock. Earlier, the outfit had given a call for making the toll plazas free for all vehicles for three days from Friday.
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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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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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COVID-19 vaccine can be delivered swiftly 21.12.2020 Rediff: News
'Rolling out the vaccine is not a major challenge in India.'
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In Bihar, four in five women have never used the internet 18.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Data from the National Family Health Survey reveals the extent of the digital divide in India.
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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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DNA Special: Patience, cooperation are two important aspects of development 17.12.2020 DNA
Renowned US economist Joseph Stiglitz says, "Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies".
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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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Farmers’ protests: Beyond support prices, these are the key challenges faced by Indian agriculture 4.12.2020 Scroll.in
Even if the new laws are scrapped, fundamental structural problems won’t go away.
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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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Opinion: Why I'm Losing Hope In India 28.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Call it buyers' remorse. Those of us who thought that muscular leadership would revive India's dream of mimicking Chinese-style double-digit expansion are not just disappointed. For many of my...
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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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How did a travelling indie bookshop close down and then re-open in the middle of a pandemic? 25.11.2020 Scroll.in
An account from the co-founder of Walking BookFairs, born in Bhubaneswar and visible wherever a van can be driven.
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'The BJP is at a pinnacle just now' 16.11.2020 Rediff: News
'The BJP and RSS accept that the party is winning election after election because of Modi.' 'If the BJP is winning due to Modi, it will also lose due to Modi.'
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'I am going to usher a new style of politics' 6.11.2020 Rediff: News
'If I win, my victory will shatter the belief that caste is all that matters in Bihar.'
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China Wants To Build A Tibet With More Wealth And Less Buddhism 2.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Sitting in a home built by Chinese authorities near Tibet's capital of Lhasa, one of the highest cities in the world, Sunnamdanba tells foreign journalists on a government-sponsored tour how much the...
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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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