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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.

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User: hrjatkar Topic: Land Acquisition Act
Category: Displacement
Last updated: Dec 08 2018 17:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Litfests: Sponsors and participants know of each other beforehand. Why the last-minute outrage? 26.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sponsorship of the arts is often a minefield, shows the controversial cancellation of Vijay Prashad and Noam Chomsky’s discussion at Tata Literature Live.
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As India’s largest coalfield expands, it is putting Odisha’s forest cover and wildlife under threat 10.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In the recent auctions of coal blocks, around 30,000 acres of land in the state was put up for mining.
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Human-triggered fatal landslides are becoming frequent in the Himalayas and Western Ghats 12.10.2020 Scroll.in
Twelve per cent of India’s land is prone to landslides, and the country accounted for 18% of worldwide deaths in such cases from 2004 to 2016.
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Over 13,000 families living in 26 ‘protected areas’ displaced between 1999 to 2019, shows study 5.10.2020 Scroll.in
The forceful displacement has led to violent clashes between local communities, forest department and the police.
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100 Nagaland returnees to be imparted livelihood training 29.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
100 Nagaland returnees to be imparted livelihood training
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India’s plan to revive its flailing economy by boosting coal production is deeply flawed 2.8.2020 Scroll.in
Past experience shows Adivasi communities are worst-hit by the resulting resource depletion and land conflicts.
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The Covid-19 crisis showed why India needs a policy for its 3.6 million internally-displaced persons 30.7.2020 Scroll.in
Recognising the stranded migrant workers as internally displaced persons would have prompted the state to act faster.
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Why Indian real estate prices will not fall anytime soon plus nine more weekend reads 26.7.2020 Scroll.in
Ten must-read pieces for Sunday.
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Hurricanes may cause more pain for pandemic-hit insurers 1.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Monday could signal more steep losses for insurers and reinsurers, already battered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their underwriting and investment positions.
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Cyclone Amphan is the latest reminder that India needs to upgrade its disaster management systems 27.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In 2019, India saw five million new internal displacements caused by climate disasters.
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7,512 Migrants In State Eligible For Travel Allowance: Gujarat 24.5.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Of 22.5 lakh migrant workers in Gujarat, only 7,512 were registered under the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (IMW) Act and were thus eligible for travel allowance, the state government has informed the...
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J Jayalalithaa's House "Veda Nilayam" To Be Acquired For Her Memorial 6.5.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The Tamil Nadu government has formally commenced the process of acquiring the sprawling three-storeyed residence of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, ''Veda Nilayam'', to convert it into a memorial.
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Covid-19 lockdown: Chhattisgarh CM says country in dire need of second economic assistance package 31.3.2020 Scroll.in
Bhupesh Baghel said the migrants exodus could have been avoided had Narendra Modi consulted the state governments before implementing the lockdown.
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International Rivers Day observed 15.3.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
International Rivers Day observed
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Peace eludes parts of Colombia as humanitarian situation worsens - ICRC 5.3.2020 Reuters: World News
Peace eludes many parts of Colombia and conditions worsened in 2019 as forced displacements and attacks against medical missions increased, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.
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Mussoorie and Darjeeling are among 13 Himalayan towns facing imminent water crisis 2.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The demand-supply gap is as steep as 70% in some parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.
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BIFFes 2020: On the language of cinema and telling stories 28.2.2020 Hindu: Rx
One filmmaker says film is a language and not a composite art borrowing from literature, art and music
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In Jharkhand, the digitisation of land records stripped many villagers of their farms overnight 17.12.2019 Scroll.in
In the ongoing state assembly elections, all parties are using land issues as a poll plank.
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Navi Mumbai airport: ‘How can development risk such damage to people, economy and ecology?’ 24.10.2019 Scroll.in
After prolonged delay, work has begun on levelling hills and ground, and diverting Ulwe river.
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