On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be 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 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.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
User: anushyab Topic: Transport
Category: Sustainable Transport
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 16:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As Odisha’s workers return to cities, humane shifts and better wages remain a distant dream 17.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Despite migrants making up over 70% of Surat’s workforce, working conditions remain precarious in the city.
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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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Despite high court’s intervention, experts fear West Bengal may see Covid-19 surge during Durga Puja 21.10.2020 Scroll.in
While masks, hand hygiene and social distancing are essential, experts are sceptical about their practicability during the festival.
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Bihar’s migrant workers are returning to cities as rural employment schemes fall short 20.10.2020 Scroll.in
Many complain that payments under MGNREGS have been delayed for months.
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Migrant workers who were charged with rioting during lockdown are afraid to return to Gujarat 10.10.2020 Scroll.in
The state saw intense clashes between the police and labourers when, rendered jobless, homeless and hungry, they struggled to reach their homes.
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Delhi To Launch Anti-Air Pollution Campaign From October 5: Minister 1.10.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said the city government will launch a mega anti-air pollution campaign on October 5, and that a centre is being set up in Najafgarh to produce a...
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60% Indian kids go to school on foot: Survey 19.9.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Around 60% of students in India go to their schools on foot with the number being significantly higher in rural areas and for primary and upper primary students. Overall, more girls walk to school (62%) than boys (57.9%).
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A goat-less Bakri Eid: Covid-19 is dampening festival sales across India 30.7.2020 Scroll.in
Fewer people have the means to buy sacrificial goats and animal traders are struggling with online sales.
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Film flashback: In Goutam Ghose’s ‘Paar’, an audacious body-and-soul exploration of survival 20.7.2020 Scroll.in
Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi play villagers from Bihar who transport a herd of pigs across a river.
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The Indian exodus from Burma during WW II bears eerie similarity to migrant flight during lockdown 18.7.2020 Scroll.in
Half-a-million Indians trekked home from Burma, with little official help. Thousands perished.
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Scindia loyalists get key ministries in MP 13.7.2020 Rediff: News
The 28 new ministers who joined the Chouhan cabinet on July 2 include 20 of cabinet rank and eight ministers of state.
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Madhya Pradesh CM allocates portfolios, Scindia loyalists get key ministries 13.7.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Eleven days after expansion of the Madhya Pradesh cabinet, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday allocated portfolios to the new ministers, with BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporters getting some of the key departments.
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Former Mizoram Speaker dies at 80 3.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Former Mizoram Speaker dies at 80
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Forcing migrants to stay back in cities during lockdown worsened spread of coronavirus, study shows 3.7.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A doctor looks at the pattern of Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan.
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Hard Times: ‘The people in the middle suffer the most’ says yarn trader from Surat 19.6.2020 Scroll.in
Until migrant workers return to the city, looms will remain silent and traders will be idle.
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A story of swollen feet: The physical toll of walking home during lockdown 14.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The journeys made by migrant workers in the past two months belong in the history books.
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Total lockdown in Mizoram, WB extends it till June 30 9.6.2020 Rediff: News
The TMC government eased lockdown curbs from June 1, allowing places of worship to reopen, and jute, tea and construction sectors to recommence full-fledged operations.
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Black Death aided the rise of big businesses. Covid-19 is doing something similar 6.6.2020 Scroll.in
Mega corporations like Amazon and Netflix have stepped up to the challenges of a post-coronavirus world.
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For Mumbai’s security guards, the Covid-19 lockdown has made work both harder and riskier 31.5.2020 Scroll.in
Most watchmen in the city are migrants longing to return to their villages.
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Across India, lockdown forced women to make perilous journeys home. Some never made it 30.5.2020 Scroll.in
Some are still stranded far away from home.
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