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: environmentset2
Category: animal
Last updated: Sep 13 2020 23:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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While the leopard population is growing in India, its habitat is fast vanishing 2.1.2021 Scroll.in
Compared to other carnivores, the leopard has been able to survive better in an increasingly human-dominated landscape.
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Dzuko Wildfire At Manipur Border Raging, Choppers, NDRF Teams Rushed 2.1.2021 NDTV News - Latest
A team from the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), and two more Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters will be pressed in to help the ground forces in Manipur contain the Dzukou Valley wildfire that...
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Manipur Govt steps up efforts to contain Dzukou Valley blaze 1.1.2021 The Assam Tribune
Manipur Govt steps up efforts to contain Dzukou Valley blaze
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India Gets Consular Access To Arrested Fishermen In Sri Lanka 31.12.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Indian fishermen, caught in Sri Lanka for allegedly poaching in its territorial waters, have been provided consular assistance by the Consulate General of India in Jaffna, the Indian High Commission...
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WBPSC notifies 47 vacancies in different departments; read details here 31.12.2020 Scroll.in
West Bengal Public Service Commission has notified over 40 vacancies in different departments, for which the application process will commence from 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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"Unfortunate": Huge Wildfire At Dzuko Valley At Manipur-Nagaland Border 31.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A huge wildfire has engulfed the picturesque Dzuko Valley, famous for its biodiversity and seasonal flowers, located at the borders of Manipur and Nagaland.
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India Calls On Sri Lanka For Early Release Of 40 Fishermen 31.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
India on Wednesday called on Sri Lanka to ensure the early release of fishermen arrested recently on the charge of poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
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Online misinformation has caused an unlikely disaster in the real world: biological invasion 30.12.2020 Scroll.in
Canadian goldenrod, an incredibly harmful weed, has spread worldwide because of the false belief that its honey is a ‘superfood’.
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Can editing the DNA of human embryos protect us from future pandemics? 30.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The world is not ready for the technology today. But it will eventually come to feature in humanity for disease prevention.
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Assam: 1,668 people held for cattle smuggling in 5 years 30.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Assam: 1,668 people held for cattle smuggling in 5 years
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6 held for killing elephants 29.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
6 held for killing elephants
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Bongaigaon ideal farmer sets example for unemployed youths 29.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Bongaigaon ideal farmer sets example for unemployed youths
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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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Karnataka cabinet OKs ordinance on cow slaughter 29.12.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
The Karnataka cabinet on Monday decided to soon promulgate an ordinance against cow slaughter, but clarified that there will be no curbs on consuming beef in the state. ​​Sources said the ordinance will be sent “within a day” to the governor to seek his approval and take effect immediately after being ratified by him.
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Butterfly parks help in increasing awareness – but not in conservation 28.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Butterflies are losing habitat despite the parks set by Indian cities.
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Karnataka Cabinet approves anti-cow slaughter ordinance, beef consumption not prohibited 28.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Earlier this month, the Bill could not be tabled in Karnataka’s Upper House, where the ruling BJP does not have a majority.
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‘Khalingduar RF fit case for upgrading to wildlife sanctuary’ 28.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
‘Khalingduar RF fit case for upgrading to wildlife sanctuary’
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11 bird nets seized, 3 birds rescued 28.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
11 bird nets seized, 3 birds rescued
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Uttarakhand is mapping snakes and training local communities to reduce conflict between them 27.12.2020 Scroll.in
The nature of human-snake conflict in the mountains is different from that in the plains.
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