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: subbu Topic: narmada
Category: hydel-projects
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 11:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Centre-ADB deal for Kopili hydel project 1.1.2021 The Assam Tribune
Centre-ADB deal for Kopili hydel project
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LDA flayed 31.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
LDA flayed
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NHPC reviews 28.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
NHPC reviews
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50 years on, thousands of families displaced by a Himachal dam are yet to be compensated 24.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
About 8,000 families ousted by the Pong Dam project in Kangra have either not been allotted land or had their allotments cancelled.
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Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan flagged off 24.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Brahmaputra Aamantran Abhiyan flagged off
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Lower Subansiri dam being built on ‘brittle rocks’ 19.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Lower Subansiri dam being built on ‘brittle rocks’
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In photos: How Bhutan’s flourishing hydropower is damaging homes across the country 11.12.2020 Scroll.in
Rural communities have found cracks developing in their homes with the continuous blasting for construction.
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Upgraded power sub-station inaugurated 11.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Upgraded power sub-station inaugurated
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Protesters held for blocking LSHEP cargo 11.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Protesters held for blocking LSHEP cargo
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India wants to counter China’s mega dam plans by building its own. It is a bad idea 11.12.2020 Scroll.in
States of the North East have had to pay the price of the belligerence between the two countries.
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China's Brahmaputra dam: How India will respond 10.12.2020 Rediff: News
'India is planning to construct a multipurpose reservoir.' 'It will be a 10,000 MW hydropower project to offset the impact of the hydropower project by China.'
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Bridge-making ritual over Ranganadi leaves North Lakhimpur villagers exasperated 9.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Bridge-making ritual over Ranganadi leaves North Lakhimpur villagers exasperated
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China's plan to 'WATER BOMB' India 8.12.2020 Rediff: News
China plans to divert about 200 billion cubic metres of water annually from the Brahmaputra at its highest point, namely the Great Bend, where it turns into India. China's Brahmaputra dam will severely impact India, warns former senior RA and amp;W officer and China expert Jayadeva Ranade.
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China’s hydropower ambitions on the Brahmaputra could trigger a dam-building race with India 6.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Powerchina’s announcement to build a large dam can have disastrous consequences for the ecology of Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas.
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Union Power Secy visits Subansiri project 6.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Union Power Secy visits Subansiri project
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Mizoram's first solar power plant commissioned 5.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Mizoram's first solar power plant commissioned
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India carefully monitoring China’s dam construction project on Brahmaputra River, says MEA 4.12.2020 Scroll.in
Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign ministry said there was no need to have ‘any anxiety’ over the project, as Beijing would maintain ‘good communication’ with India
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Monitoring developments on Brahmaputra in Tibet: MEA 4.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Monitoring developments on Brahmaputra in Tibet: MEA
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Brahmaputra dam: India 'monitoring' developments 3.12.2020 Rediff: News
The MEA said that the Chinese side has conveyed to India on several occasions that it was only undertaking run-of-the-river hydropower projects, which do not involve diversion of the waters of the Brahmaputra.
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No need for any anxiety on new Brahmaputra dam: China 3.12.2020 Rediff: News
The over 3,800-km-long Brahmaputra, one of the longest rivers in the world passes through China, India and Bangladesh and has several tributaries and sub-tributaries.
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