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: rdmj17 Topic: Labour
Category: Labour
Last updated: Jun 09 2020 13:26 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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Telangana: 22 family members test COVID positive at post-funeral ceremony 1.1.2021 DNA
38 people who stayed back for the ceremonies of an elder member of the family, underwent screening on Thursday, of which 22 were tested positive.
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Donald Trump extends immigration curbs, cites effect of Covid-19 on labour market 1.1.2021 Scroll.in - News that matters
The president said the measures were needed to protect American workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has severely affected the economy.
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EPFO retains 8.5% interest rate for 2019-20 31.12.2020 Rediff: Business
Retirement fund body EPFO has retained 8.5 per cent interest rate on employees' provident fund (EPF) for 2019-20 for its over six crore members as decided earlier, and also began crediting the same into their accounts on Thursday. A large number of the members of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) would be able to see their updated EPF accounts with credit of 8.5 per cent interest for 2019-20, from Friday, a senior official told PTI. The official further said the labour ministry has already sent the direction to credit the 8.5 per cent interest on EPF for 2019-20 to the EPFO, and the body has already started crediting interest into the members' account for the last financial year.
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Entire 8.5% PF Interest To Be Credited In One Go: Labour Minister To NDTV 31.12.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
The interest on provident fund will be paid in one go and not in two instalments, the government has said, citing good financial health of the massive fund body that acts as a security cushion for a...
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The A to Z of 2020 31.12.2020 Rediff: News
We present our alphabet of 2020, pulling in everything you'll remember about this year we'd rather forget.
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UK PM signs Brexit deal after vote in Parliament 31.12.2020 Rediff: News
The 80-page bill, which follows a last-minute deal agreed with the EU last week, just days before the December 31 deadline of the end of the Brexit transition period, was debated by MPs in the House of Commons followed by the House of Lords.
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Job creation likely to be a major challenge in 2021 30.12.2020 Rediff: Business
The implementation of four labour codes in one go from April 1 next year will usher in a new wave of reforms in industrial relations and also help in attracting more investments but employment generation will remain a key challenge in 2021. This year has also been a challenging year for the work force as well as for employers due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown from March 25, which had an adverse impact on economic activities and resulted in exodus of migrant workers from large cities to their homes in the hinterland. Many migrant labourers lost their jobs and it took months for them to return back to their work places from their native places.
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CBI Arrests Labour Official For Taking Bribe, Recovers Rs 52 Lakh 30.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recovered Rs 52 lakh in cash from an Assistant Labour Commissioner in Nagpur, Maharashtra, who was arrested while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs...
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EU Leaders Sign Brexit Deal As British MPs Debate 30.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
EU leaders signed their post-Brexit trade deal with Britain and dispatched it to London on an RAF jet Wednesday, setting their seal on a drawn-out divorce just hours before the UK brings its...
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'Degree not sole proof of education' 30.12.2020 Rediff: News
'A mother, a farmer and cattle owner, all have valuable knowledge, but academia has failed to acknowledge their wisdom.'
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EU Demands Release Of Chinese Journalist Arrested For Reporting On Covid 29.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The European Union on Tuesday demanded that China release citizen journalist Zhang Zhan and several other jailed reporters, lawyers and human rights champions.
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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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Punjab Civil Service Exam 2020 registration ends tomorrow, apply now at ppsc.gov.in 29.12.2020 Scroll.in
The Preliminary Combined Competitive Exam 2020 has been tentatively scheduled for February.
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The life and death of Lakshmi Kumari, an elephant as old as the Indian Constitution 29.12.2020 Scroll.in
For most of her life of 70 years, she was entitled to a promise of compassion. But it was never delivered.
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3 arrested for human sacrifice in Bihar 28.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
3 arrested for human sacrifice in Bihar
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WhatsApp group donates blood, extends help on its foundation day 28.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
WhatsApp group donates blood, extends help on its foundation day
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Covid-19 pandemic has stranded 400,000 seafarers and triggered a humanitarian crisis 27.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Border closures and other restrictions have forcing seafarers into indefinite service, unable to even take shore leave.
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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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When it comes to human trafficking, we must question the narrative around rescuing survivors 27.12.2020 Scroll.in
We often look for one voice, one face, one individual to laud for their courage and heroism that helped save the rest of humanity.
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