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: campaigns Topic: Pink Chaddi Campaign
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Joe Arpaio: Former Arizona sheriff fails to regain old job 8.8.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Joe Arpaio, known for his harsh immigration tactics, is beaten in the primary by his former deputy.
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Mostly Nude Florida Man Cycles Backwards on Highway 5.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
According to social media users, he's a familiar sight on the Miami road.
Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘Pink Army’ draws jokes, jibes – and questions about the colour's ‘sexist message’ 11.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The ‘Priyanka Sena’ includes 500-odd Congress members dressed in pink uniform who claim that they will lay their lives down, if needed.
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'America's Toughest Sheriff' Joe Arpaio struggles in U.S. Senate bid 27.8.2018 Reuters: World News
Joe Arpaio built a national reputation as a staunch opponent of illegal immigration while sheriff of Arizona's largest county and found a powerful ally in President Donald Trump, who pardoned him last year after he ran into legal trouble.
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Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle 9.6.2018 Hindu: Health
The former world No. 1 won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, including seven in singles
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Muthalik, 30 others acquitted in Mangaluru pub attack case 13.3.2018 General News
A local court on Monday acquitted right-wing Ram Sene President Pramod Muthalik and 30 others in the pub attack case here in January 2009 for want of evidence.
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An earnest take on feminine hygiene 9.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor Director: R Balki Rating: ** Almost half an hour into PadMan, wife Radhika Apte asks Akshay Kumar: Why are you so trapped between a womans legs? He continues to be there for the whole of 2 hours 20 minutes, unabashedly focused on the 5-day monthly "shame" that poor rural women go through. And thats why PadMan is, well, PadMan. There is not even one scene that strays from the menstrual cycle as our man (modelled on real-life hero Arunachalam Muruganantham) pleads with the women in his life to make the hygienic switch from dirty clothes to sanitary napkins. And when nobody is willing to try on his version of cheap pads, Akshay buys himself a pink panties and begins his "trial and fail" method. He ends up with a bloodied trousers and there begins his renewed quest for an affordable but leak-proof sanitary pad, that later takes him to the United Nations. Its a familiar story by now, thanks to the buzz surrounding Indias menstrual man. But what makes the movie ...
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#MeToo Is Riding a New Wave of Feminism in India 4.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If you believe our world needs more journalism covering the issues that matter, then show your support for independent media: Make a donation to Truthout today! Reading other women's #MeToo stories brings back memories of my sexual abuse as a young girl growing up in the late 1970s and 1980s in India. Like many women, I couldn't talk about it then. India had a tradition-bound society with strict gender norms and expectations. But a lot has changed since. A new and powerful anti-sexism movement began in India, long before the present day feminist resurgence in the US, as I explore in a book I recently co-edited . New Modes of Protest In the early 21st century, millennial Indian women launched a radically new kind of feminist politics that had not been seen before. Inspired by a vocabulary of rights and modes of protest used by the youth across the world, such as Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring, they initiated a series of social media campaigns against the culture of sexual violence. The earliest ...
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How #MeToo is battling sexual oppression, breaking caste barriers in India 2.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
What is unique about this movement is that it is a multilayered struggle
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Why Akshay wore pink panties with sanitary pads 10.1.2018 Rediff: Movies
'We should celebrate when a girl hits puberty, just the way we celebrate New Year, Holi, Diwali.'
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Tactics, events that defined Joe Arpaio's career as sheriff 10.1.2018 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jeff Flake. His 24 years as sheriff of metro Phoenix were defined by a series of tough-on-crime tactics and legal problems that cost the area millions of dollars....
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PadMan actor Akshay Kumar: I think women should have free access to sanitary napkins 5.1.2018 Bollywood – The Indian Express
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Quiz on movements and protest 15.12.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
On Dec 16, 1773, to protest against the tax on tea, a group of Americans disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped hundred of crates of East India company tea at the Boston Tea Party, in Boston Harbour.
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John Oliver calls Trump's pardon of Joe Arpaio a slap in the face to Latinos and rule of law 11.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After a few weeks off the air, "Last Week Tonight" returned to HBO on Sunday night with a blistering segment on Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff recently pardoned by President Trump.

Or, as host John Oliver put it, "a man who answers the question 'What if a decaying russet...

Joe Arpaio convicted after refusing to end immigrant patrols 1.8.2017 AP Top News
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking a final rebuke for a politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was ultimately booted from office as voters became frustrated over his headline-grabbing tactics and deepening legal troubles....
Joe Arpaio convicted of crime for ignoring judge's order 1.8.2017 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking a final rebuke for a politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was ultimately booted from office as voters became frustrated over his headline-grabbing tactics and deepening legal troubles....
Prosecutor: Arpaio ignored court order to help re-election 7.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio intentionally ignored a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants to keep his name in the news during a tough re-election year, a federal prosecutor argued Thursday at the end of Arpaio’s criminal trial. The former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix, whose crackdowns on illegal immigration […]
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Washington Post Editorial: Sheriff Joe is not so tough anymore 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
What a long time ago it seems that Joe Arpaio was known as “America’s toughest sheriff.” In November, he was soundly defeated for re-election to the post he had held for 24 years in Arizona’s Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. This week his successor announced the closure of one of Arpaio’s signature projects, a sprawling outdoor tent encampment where inmates, compelled to wear pink underwear and striped jumpsuits, were regularly used as backdrops for the sheriff’s boastful disquisitions t...
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is knocked down to size 8.4.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
“Sheriff Joe” delighted in humiliating immigrants. Now he’s in disgrace.
Debate: A Tale of Two Tent Cities 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Guy tells his doctor he’s been having strange dreams. “Sometimes I’m a wigwam. Sometimes I’m a tepee. What does it mean, Doc?” “Obviously, you’re two tents.” Tents are in the news a lot these days: — County sheriff proposes opening Salt Lake homeless camp, reducing Road Home shelter beds, closing liquor store — Christopher Smart | The Salt Lake Tribune “Think of it as a KOA campground for homeless people that would be conveniently located at the corner of 100 South and 600 West in Salt Lake Cit...
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