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: avyakto Topic: Torture
Category: Reform :: Law
Last updated: Dec 03 2020 01:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Farm law protests: Arvind Kejriwal accuses Amarinder Singh of playing ‘low-level politics’ 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
AAP’s Punjab unit accused Singh of colluding with the Bharatiya Janata Party to defame the Kejriwal-led government.
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SC orders installation of CCTV cameras in every police station, offices of central agencies 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
The court said the Human Right Commission and courts of the country can ask for CCTV footage while dealing with complaints against the police.
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Can a citizen's plea under Article 32 be discouraged? 2.12.2020 Rediff: News
'The right conferred by Article 32 has been considered as a part of the 'basic structure of the Constitution', and thus cannot be taken away by anybody, not even by amending the Constitution.'
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'Shocking findings' in Kerala journo case, UP tells SC 2.12.2020 Rediff: News
The Uttar Pradesh government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that "shocking findings" have emerged in the investigation so far in the case in which Kerala-based scribe Sidhique Kappan was arrested on his way to Hathras, where a young Dalit woman had died after allegedly being gang-raped, in October.
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Hathras gangrape: Supreme Court rejects plea seeking to publish photo of Dalit woman in media 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
The court said the petitioner can make a representation to the government on the matter.
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Twitter flags Amit Malviya’s tweet about farmer as ‘manipulated media’ 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
Several fact-checking websites reported that the BJP IT Cell head had shared a clipped video of the farmers’ protest to discredit Rahul Gandhi.
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Canadian PM voices concern over protest by farmers 2.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Canadian PM voices concern over protest by farmers
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Contempt cases: Prosecuting comedians and cartoonists is no laughing matter 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
Courting a jester requires luck. Comedians are subversives.
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National Pollution Control Day 2020: Significance and relevance since 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy 2.12.2020 Scroll.in
National Pollution Control Day is observed on December 2 every year in memory of those who suffered and lost their lives in the horrific 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy
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Jagan Reddy vs Justice Ramana: SC rejects pleas on action against Andhra Pradesh chief minister 1.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Reddy had alleged that Justice NV Ramana was influencing the hearings of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, including the roster of a few judges.
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Contempt proceedings to begin against ‘Sanitary Panels’ creator as Attorney General gives consent 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
The charges relate to two tweets Rachita Taneja made about the Supreme Court granting bail to Republic TV owner Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case.
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ED challenges clean chit to Kochhars and Dhoot 1.12.2020 Rediff: Business
The ED is of the opinion that the authority stepped into the shoes of the trial court and commented on the preliminary investigation done by the CBI in the impugned order.
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Canadian prime minister’s comment on farmers’ protest ‘ill-informed’, says India 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Justin Trudeau had said that the country will always be there to defend the rights of peaceful protestors.
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Covid-19: SC raps Gujarat over Rajkot hospital fire, says ‘no one can suppress facts’ 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
The court reacted to the counter-affidavit submitted by the Gujarat government.
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Canada's Trudeau backs farmers' protest 1.12.2020 Rediff: News
Trudeau, 48, is the first world leader to comment on the farmers' protests.
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The crisis of legitimacy plaguing the Supreme Court in Modi era is now hidden in plain sight 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Even without any constitutional changes, the apex court has been in a fairly close embrace with the current regime.
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Justin Trudeau backs farmers’ agitation, says Canada will always defend right of peaceful protestors 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
The Canadian prime minister said that his government has reached out to the Indian authorities to express their concerns.
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PIX: At Babita Phogat's baby shower 1.12.2020 Rediff: Sports
Babita shared photos from the godh bharai and wrote, 'Unexpected surprises from family and friends love u for what all u have done for me and Vivek. We both cherished every single moment of it.'
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Getting married in Assam? Reveal your religion, job 1.12.2020 Rediff: News
Sarma said, "It will be mandatory for all marriages. There will be a disclosure pro forma given to a wife who'll give it to her husband. It won't be only about religion but everything that a wife needs to know. It won't be in line with Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It'll be empowering women."
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Govt advances meeting with farmers to today 1.12.2020 Rediff: News
The development came a day after the protesting farmers rejected the Centre's offer to start talks as soon as they move to Burari and continued to stay put Singhu and Tikri borders of the national capital.
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