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: commonscause Topic: Commons
Category: Water
Last updated: Dec 24 2018 22:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘How many more days this way, democracy?’: Five poems of lamentation and love from Assam 15.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Politics and violence, language and longing, feature in this selection curated by Urvashi Bahuguna.
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Transmitter fitted Irang lands at Tamenglong late in the evening 26.10.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Transmitter fitted Irang lands at Tamenglong late in the evening
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River in disequilibrium: How engineering attempts to ‘tame the Kosi’ have only added to human misery 26.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
An ‘embankment mafia’ of technocrats, politicians and contractors ensures that alternative measures are not discussed seriously.
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In Jammu and Kashmir, citizens are getting together to protect disappearing wetlands 13.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
From Dal lake to Kausar Nag, groups of citizens are coming together to clean water bodies.
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Why do women in South India have more freedom than their northern sisters? 12.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Examining the effect of colonialism, matriliny, cousin marriage, invasion, cultivation and ancestral crop yields on gender divergence.
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Embankments meant to prevent floods in Bihar have caused more damage than good 6.10.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
This year, 1,333 villages in 16 districts were flooded, affecting 8.4 million people in the state.
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L Susindro hands over two RCC bridges 3.10.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
L Susindro hands over two RCC bridges
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Goa’s mining shutdown is great for the environment, but not for all Goans 25.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Those who depended on mining for their livelihoods want it resumed, albeit in a responsible way.
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Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis 22.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Health problems associated with plastics production disproportionately affect low-income racial minorities across the globe.
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This Dog Dancing At The Sight Of Food Has Netizens In Stitches 21.9.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The sight of a dog dancing to celebrate the arrival of his dinner has left social media users in stitches. Baker Barnes is a golden retriever whose moves have impressed many.
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Goraimari farmers unable to reap benefits of organic cultivation 14.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Goraimari farmers unable to reap benefits of organic cultivation
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JCCWB calls for conservation of water bodies 13.8.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
JCCWB calls for conservation of water bodies
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Villagers repair breached dykes at Kalaigaon 6.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Villagers repair breached dykes at Kalaigaon
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In Jharkhand’s villages, solar-powered irrigation has helped tribal farmers turn a profit 31.7.2020 Scroll.in
It has also reduced migration to other states like Punjab and Kerala.
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India’s new fisheries policy will increase private control over open access water bodies 25.7.2020 Scroll.in
It will be a huge blow to small-time fishers’ livelihoods and traditional knowledge.
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China Dam Collapse Could Be Black Swan Event For 94,000 Aging Structures 22.7.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The dam at a small reservoir in China's Guangxi region gave way last month after days of heavy rain in a collapse that could be a harbinger of sterner tests for many of the country's 94,000 aging dams...
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Opinion: Preserving India’s tiger habitats can help prevent the next pandemic 21.7.2020 Scroll.in
We can achieve optimal health outcomes by understanding the interconnectedness between humans, environment and animals.
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In Kerala, development projects cleared amid lockdown threaten the state’s ecological balance 19.7.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Among these is a new international airport near Sabarimala temple and sand mining in Thottappally estuary.
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Festival of tree plantation celebrated in Tamenglong, Moreh 11.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Festival of tree plantation celebrated in Tamenglong, Moreh
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This novel of Sikh lives during the Partition won the regional Commonwealth Prize 20 years ago 27.6.2020 Scroll.in
Rereading Shauna Singh Baldwin’s debut novel from 2000, ‘What The Body Remembers’.
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