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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 is 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.

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User: anushyab Topic: Heritage
Category: Heritage
Last updated: Dec 21 2018 22:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As old cultural beliefs erode, snakes living in Western Ghats’ sacred groves come under threat 1.11.2020 Scroll.in
Kerala and Karnataka’s sacred groves are facing increasing threat from growing commercialisation.
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Meet the young engineer who gave up his plush job to revive the wetlands in Greater Noida 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ramveer Tanwar’s work is an important step towards ensuring water security in a region where urbanisation has run rampant.
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Interview: Indian Ocean’s Rahul Ram on how environmental and social issues influenced his music 24.10.2020 Scroll.in
Ram’s introduction to environment activism started when he spent a few days at Sunderlal Bahuguna’s home.
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Environmentalist’s new initiative to conserve birds 23.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Environmentalist’s new initiative to conserve birds
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Cleanliness drives, rally & poster campaign in districts mark Gandhi Jayanti celebration 3.10.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Cleanliness drives, rally & poster campaign in districts mark Gandhi Jayanti celebration
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Bandhwari Landfill: Haryana's Mega-Dump And Its Threat To The Aravallis 25.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Every day, a steaming load of garbage arrives at Bandhwari, one of the biggest landfills in north India. Hundreds of trees have been cut down to accommodate the noxious 2,000 tonnes of unsegregated...
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The chaotic urbanisation in India is claiming another casualty: migrant butterflies 13.9.2020 Scroll.in
Females are under extra stress because splintered habitats have increased their flight burdens, say researchers.
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What does Independence Day mean for India’s street performers as they battle penury amidst pandemic? 15.8.2020 Scroll.in
What metaphor for our nation will capture the cruelty, the callous disregard for fellow citizens?
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Widespread tree plantation drives in State mark World Environment Day 6.6.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Widespread tree plantation drives in State mark World Environment Day
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State should focus on areas of comparative advantage: Baruah 25.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
State should focus on areas of comparative advantage: Baruah
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Prolonged lockdown to make India's water crisis worse 4.5.2020 Rediff: Business
Making water available is always a serious challenge in the summer for all public authorities. This year, the challenge is higher when hand-washing at every opportunity has become a necessity. So keeping potable water lines running without a glitch has become most necessary.
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Covid-19: Misinformed Indians are on a ‘witch hunt’ to get rid of bats 2.5.2020 Scroll.in
Coronaviruses found in Indian bats are different from SARS CoV-2, the source of Covid-19.
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2 Crore Jobs, Wholesale Markets Allowed: Centre Says Rural Distress Eased 27.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The centre on Monday gave details on the steps taken to ease the financial stress caused by the coronavirus lockdown in rural areas.
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Webinar under ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ series showcases Assam villages 26.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Webinar under ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ series showcases Assam villages
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NGO to restore water bodies in rural areas of Chennai’s neighbouring districts 6.3.2020 Hindu: Chennai
The Environmentalist Foundation of India is joining hands with the district administration to rejuvenate several water bodies in Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts
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India’s 2019 coastal regulation law ignored 90% of the objections made to the draft 29.2.2020 Scroll.in
Fisherfolk and activists said there was no public consultation before finalising the law.
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79% Indian Birds On Decline, "High Concern" For 101 Species: Report 18.2.2020 NDTV News - Latest
There has been a decline in population of 79 per cent of Indian species of birds as per the assessment of current trends, but there is also some good news as the number of Indian peafowls (national...
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Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 Speech: Full Text 1.2.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the longest-ever Union Budget 2020 speech in parliament today, with promises to boost people's income and purchasing power. She stressed that the...
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10 offbeat places you must visit in 2020 29.1.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
Forget Munnar and Manali, these places in India are worth your time.
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Republic Day 2020 Tableaux Feature Rafale Jet, 'Rani Ki Vav', Others 26.1.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Goa's "Save The Frog" campaign, Jammu and Kashmir's "Back To Village" programme, scaled down models of Rafale aircraft in the Indian Air Force's tableau were among the 22 tableaux that rolled down...
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