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: sumnet Topic: SUMNET
Category: Non-motorized :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Mar 30 2020 11:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘A regime contemptuous of checks and balances’: Rajdeep Sardesai on the first year of Modi 2.0 25.12.2020 Scroll.in
An excerpt from Rajdeep Sardesai’s new ‘Afterword’ to his book ‘2019: How Modi Won India’.
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Ways to prevent road accidents discussed 23.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Ways to prevent road accidents discussed
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Postpartum Weight Loss: Expert-Recommended Tips To Lose Postpartum Weight At Home 21.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Postpartum weight loss: New mothers should never rush towards weight loss too soon after their delivery. Wait for at least 6 weeks before starting your weight loss journey, and always consult your...
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Stage set for mountain biking championship on Dec 20 12.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Stage set for mountain biking championship on Dec 20
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Karnataka passes anti-cow slaughter bill, provides for jail term of up to seven years 9.12.2020 Scroll.in
Congress MLAs staged a walk-out during the passing of the bill.
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Cars are dominating the Indian streets – this needs to change in the post-Covid world 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Addressing mobility injustice is crucial amid renewed calls for personal motorisation and stigmatisation of public transit as vectors of disease transmission.
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Forum formed to promote cycling in city 18.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Forum formed to promote cycling in city
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‘New era’: NASA, Elon Musk’s SpaceX send four astronauts to International Space Station 16.11.2020 Scroll.in
This is NASA’s first full-fledged mission involving sending crew into orbit through a privately-owned spacecraft.
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‘Migrants’: This short story speaks for many of those forced to walk back home during the lockdown 31.10.2020 Scroll.in
‘Kudiyerigal’: A short story by Sivasankari, translated from the Tamil by Subha Pande.
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Covid-19 impact: In south Rajasthan clinics, doctors see spike in TB and child malnutrition 22.10.2020 Scroll.in
Migrant workers’ families and communities continue to be fragile. Counselling, healthcare and supplementary nutrition is essential.
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Gamdevi: Lessons from Mumbai’s past that could help it create a better future 18.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A neighbourhood built after the 1896 plague demonstrates that urban resilence is possible. People-centric planning is the key.
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Mumbai Trains Partially Restored Amid Outage, Commuters Walk On Tracks 12.10.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
The local train services in Mumbai came to a halt today due to a power grid failure in the city, affecting millions of commuters who rely on the railway system. The power supply was hit due to Tata...
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Two years after mining was stopped in Goa, it is still taking a toll on the state’s farmers 30.9.2020 Scroll.in
Silt from the excavation and screening process has choked the fields in many villages, rendering them useless for farming.
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Road safety pays: If India cuts accidents by half, it could add 14% to GDP per capita by 2038 30.9.2020 Scroll.in
With 69% of road fatalities involving Indians between the ages of 18 years to 45 years, crashes hurt economic productivity.
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Delhi riots: How we got a judge to hold a midnight hearing that saved dozens of lives 20.9.2020 Scroll.in
Early on the morning of February 26, Justice S Murlidhar directed the police to ensure safe passage for ambulances rescuing injured people.
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Cycling picking up speed in city during pandemic 13.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Cycling picking up speed in city during pandemic
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How a well-connected street network could help city residents live healthier lives 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Localities with better connectivity can evolve into more walkable, complete neighbourhoods.
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Containing Covid-19 in megacities: Japan’s thoughtful urban planning has a lesson for the world 24.8.2020 Scroll.in
Tokyo shows other cities how to maximise space, integrate their public transport systems and places relentless emphasis on quality of life.
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As Covid-19 rips through India’s fashion retail sector, striking new rent deals with malls is key 19.8.2020 Scroll.in
An insider’s account of the challenges facing the business.
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Boris Johnson Rides Made-In-India Cycle At Launch Of Health Programme 30.7.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rode a made-in-India Hero Cycles bike designed in the UK as he launched a new GBP 2-billion cycling and walking drive which is part of the government's anti-obesity...
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