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: sattva_1 Topic: environmentset1
Category: disaster
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New year, new weather pattern? January may end Colorado’s warm, dry trend 2.1.2021 Headlines: All Headlines
After a year where it was easy to feel stuck on a giant hamster wheel, many are ready for a change as we head into 2021. This is true when it comes to Colorado weather too.
IIM-Ahmedabad Scraps Plan To Raze Iconic Building By Architect Louis Kahn 2.1.2021 NDTV News - Latest
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) has decided to withdraw its proposal to demolish 14 of its dormitories designed by American architect Louis Kahn in 1960s, following widespread...
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Jibe from Australian player, not lbw decision caused walkout in 1981 Melbourne Test: Sunil Gavaskar 1.1.2021 Scroll.in - News that matters
The angry Indian batsman asked his partner Chetan Chauhan to walk off after he was wrongly adjudged out by the umpire.
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Australians Asked Me To "Get Lost": Gavaskar On Infamous 1981 Walk-Out 1.1.2021 NDTV Sports - Latest
In his earlier interviews, Sunil Gavaskar had said that he regretted the decision to leave the field in such a controversial manner during the Melbourne Test of 1981 vs Australia.
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Spiraling COVID-19 deaths leave morgues overflowing and funeral homes turning away grieving families 1.1.2021 LA Times: Health

A months-long surge of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County is reaching its grim if inevitable zenith

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Letters to the Editor: Don't need a stimulus check? Here's how you can help others with that money 1.1.2021 LA Times: Opinion

Republicans are right that stimulus money will go to some people who don't need help. Those people, however, can do a lot of good.

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Mustard, honey combine brings smiles to Lakhimpur farmers 1.1.2021 The Assam Tribune
Mustard, honey combine brings smiles to Lakhimpur farmers
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Brazilian footballer Neymar laughs off reports of lavish new year's party for 500 guests 1.1.2021 Scroll.in
Neymar has faced criticism in Brazil and beyond over reports that despite the pandemic he was ringing in 2021 with a week-long bash for hundreds of people.
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Neymar laughs off reports of New Year's party for 500 guests 1.1.2021 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Neymar laughed off controversy Thursday over reports he was throwing a mega New Year's party for 500 guests, posting a video online of preparations for what he called a "low-key dinner" with family and friends.
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Another storm sets its sights on Chicago, bringing a glaze of snow and ice on New Year’s Day 1.1.2021 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Whether tired from staying up late, hungover from socially-distanced partying, or just using the extra day off work to binge-watch your favorite shows, the weather this New Year's Day will be best enjoyed indoors.
A wintry mix of rain and snow is forecast for New Year’s Day: Here are the warmest, coldest, snowiest and wettest since 1872 1.1.2021 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here’s a look back at the warmest, coldest, wettest and snowiest New Year’s Day holidays in Chicago, going back to 1872.
In a year marked by extreme weather events, India diluted environmental norms and pushed coal 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
The guard rails are being dismantled.
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How to write an elegy in the year of dying: Poet-novelist Tishani Doshi on the death of her dog 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
‘The knowledge that you will lose something, and after that you may lose some more.’
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Letters to the Editor: Is it time to give up hope on climate change? 31.12.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We've been hearing for years that the world is almost at a climate tipping point, but there's still hope. Is there really still hope for us?

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In A Troubling Year, These Viral Dog Videos Sparked Joy 31.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A video called 'The Dogs of 2020' was compiled by popular Twitter account 'We Rate Dogs'. The six minute and 26 second clip looks back at some of the dogs who went viral in 2020, sparking joy and...
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Tsunami Cake: The Latest Viral Food Trend That Has Left Instagram Mesmerised 31.12.2020 NDTV Food - Latest
Viral Food Trend: Tsunami cakes or pull-me-up cakes are the internet's latest obsession. Here's what goes into making them!
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Bill to regulate microfinance institutions passed 31.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Bill to regulate microfinance institutions passed
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Dredger for Brahmaputra coming to State in January 31.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Dredger for Brahmaputra coming to State in January
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Denied government benefits for over two decades, two Assam villages are camping in Tinsukia town 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
They live inside a national park where no settlements are allowed. So the government cannot legally carry out development activities.
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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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