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: Digital Infrastructure
Last updated: Aug 15 2020 19:33 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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This Assamese vlogger’s virtual foreign trips during the lockdown offered an escape 1.1.2021 Scroll.in
After the horrors of 2020, slide into the new year with a smile
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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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Experts lay stress on conservation of water 31.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Experts lay stress on conservation of water
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Bridge to compete in Indian Panorama 31.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Bridge to compete in Indian Panorama
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2020's BEST Non-Hindi Films 30.12.2020 Rediff: Movies
Aseem Chhabra lists the best non-Hindi language films he watched in 2020, with the hope that they will have a wider reach in the new year.
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No Country for Young Working Women 29.12.2020 Rediff: Business
'By November 2020, men recovered most of their lost jobs, but women were less fortunate: 49 per cent of the job losses by November were of women.' 'The recovery has benefited all, but it benefited women less than it did men,' notes Mahesh Vyas.
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PM Modi To Lay Foundation Stone For AIIMS Rajkot On December 31 28.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the upcoming campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rajkot in Gujarat on December 31 through video conferencing, officials...
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How JNU was conceived of as a small institution of higher learning but turned into a university 28.12.2020 Scroll.in
‘A Prospectus for a New University’, by Gyan Prakash, excerpted from ‘JNU Stories: The First 50 Years’.
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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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Covid, Pandemic And Lockdown: How 2020 Changed The World 27.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
When the world celebrated the dawn of a new decade with a blaze of firework parties and revelry on January 1, few could have imagined what 2020 had in store.
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Govt must allow unaided schools to resume offline classes 26.12.2020 Education News: Latest Job Notifications, Admit Cards, Exam Paper Analysis,Results - Times of India
Non-payment of fees, lack of financial assistance from state governments are among major challenges that private unaided schools are battling
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‘More females per 1,000 males in Tripura’ 26.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
‘More females per 1,000 males in Tripura’
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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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‘Are you Muslim first or Indian first?’: How I discovered my identity 25.12.2020 Scroll.in
It sometimes takes other people’s prejudices and insecurities to reveal the hidden aspects of our identities to ourselves.
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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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Pune Police deny permission for Elgar Parishad event, cite coronavirus, law and order situation 24.12.2020 Scroll.in
Retired judge BG Kolse Patil said the organisers will move the High Court against the decision.
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Plan to build mosque in Ayodhya is ‘illegal’ under Shariat law, says Muslim law board member 24.12.2020 Scroll.in
Athar Hussain, secretary of the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation, said everyone interprets the Islamic law in their own way.
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