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: commonscause Topic: Commons
Category: forests
Last updated: Dec 17 2018 16:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘The real Chipko’: How Shekhar Pathak wrote the first exhaustive, people’s history of the movement 27.12.2020 Scroll.in
The historian’s new book focuses on the ordinary, often unlettered, men, women and children who shaped the forest rights struggle.
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In J&K, the government started a massive encroachment drive. Then it remembered forest rights 24.12.2020 Scroll.in
The forest department claimed it was only following court orders. But was it?
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The poor health infrastructure in India’s scheduled areas failed its Adivasis during the pandemic 22.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The communities, which are already victims of neglect when it comes to rights, recognition and state support, suffered even more during the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: India’s unplanned lockdown unleashed fresh hell for its Adivasis 20.12.2020 Scroll.in
The government’s neglect of livelihood support measures has pushed indigenous communities into a deeper crisis.
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#SaveMollem: In Goa, young artists are trying to reinvent green activism for a media-saturated age 13.12.2020 Scroll.in
They have positioned art and culture right alongside scientific and legal strategies in the campaign against three environmentally destructive projects.
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Kashmir Forest Land Drive Fells Thousands Of Apple Trees, Evicts Tribals 12.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The vast patches of land at Kani Dajan village are dotted with chopped apple trees. Even sapling have not been spared. A Jammu and Kashmir forest department drive to retrieve forest land from alleged...
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Forest laws urged 8.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Forest laws urged
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In Meghalaya, scientists discover glowing mushrooms, used by locals as natural torches 3.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Of about 120,000 described fungi species, only around 100 are known to be bioluminescent or capable of emitting light.
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In Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg, a group of women is protecting mangroves through ecotourism 20.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Swamini self-help group has been organising mangrove safari for tourists in Mandavi creek of Vengurla taluka since 2017.
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Forest Rights Act to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir 18.11.2020 Scroll.in
Under the Act, members of the Scheduled Tribes dwelling in forests along with other traditional residents will have the right over forest land.
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‘How many more days this way, democracy?’: Five poems of lamentation and love from Assam 15.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Politics and violence, language and longing, feature in this selection curated by Urvashi Bahuguna.
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As old cultural beliefs erode, snakes living in Western Ghats’ sacred groves come under threat 1.11.2020 Scroll.in
Kerala and Karnataka’s sacred groves are facing increasing threat from growing commercialisation.
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Jailed activist Stan Swamy has spent half a century making Adivasi struggles his own 14.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Jesuit priest has sought to interpret his vocation and training in Ignatius Loyola’s philosophy in the service of the most deprived, the most threatened.
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In Karnataka, a shepherd has spent all his money to dig ponds for birds and wild animals 8.10.2020 Scroll.in
Kalmane Kaamegowda shot to national fame when the prime minister mentioned his work in his radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
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Adivasis are being made the scapegoat for the industrial-scale felling of trees along Betwa river 26.9.2020 Scroll.in
The dusty, drought-prone region was once covered with dense jungle where leopards, tigers and antelopes roamed.
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Laws meant to protect the environment are threatening forests and those dependent on them 26.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Plantations are replacing biodiverse forests under compensatory afforestation, an analysis of land diversion shows.
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Intangki issue: NSCN (I-M) refutes ZB (N) claim 20.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Intangki issue: NSCN (I-M) refutes ZB (N) claim
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Mumbai’s Coastal Road: Making land in a drowning city 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Last fortnight, the Supreme Court conceded that the project is not exempt from environmental and wildlife clearances. Nevertheless, reclamation work continues.
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Decades of mining has ravaged Chhattisgarh’s Korba region. Could its Hasdeo Arand forests be next? 21.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
After resistance from the state government, New Delhi has dropped plans to auction coal blocks in the pristine Hasdeo Arand region.
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‘EIA notification should be in consonance with rights of tribals,’ Chhattisgarh CM tells Javadekar 14.8.2020 Scroll.in
Bhupesh Baghel said the draft notification has ignored the sensitivity required for ecological conservation.
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