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: indiatogether Topic: Economy
Category: Transport :: Vehicular Pollution
Last updated: Nov 29 2020 12:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Government To Provide Special Permission For Electric & Bio-Fuel Operated Two-Wheeler Taxis 29.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
In the latest interaction session with FADA Governing Council Members, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari has informed that the electric and biofuel operated...
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Doctors warn over Delhi's 'suicidal' half-marathon 27.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
Top doctors have warned elite runners are taking a major health risk by competing in Sunday's New Delhi half-marathon in the midst of a major coronavirus outbreak and soaring air pollution.
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Anjum Singh (1967-2020): The artist who laid bare the circuits of colonised land and materials 27.11.2020 Scroll.in
Aggressive cancer didn’t stop her from working hard and living generously.
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As smog engulfs Lahore, authorities in Pakistan blame India 26.11.2020 Scroll.in
The air quality index of Lahore and Faisalabad was worse than New Delhi in early November.
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Delhi’s air quality slips from ‘very poor’ to ‘severe’ category 25.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Capital’s overall air quality index value was 401 at 11 am.
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Delhi-NCR’s air quality dips to ‘very poor’; Centre’s pollution control panel promises action 24.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Central Pollution Control Board’s 24-hour average air quality index at 9 am on Tuesday was 361, which falls in the very poor category.
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Knew Covid Numbers Would Rise, Yet Relaxed Norms: Court To AAP Government 19.11.2020 NDTV News - Cities
The Delhi High Court on Thursday questioned the AAP government for relaxing the restriction on public movement and gathering and not putting its house in order despite anticipating in September itself...
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As India moves to curb firework emissions, it must not forget interests of workers, manufacturers 18.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The air pollution crisis calls for a comprehensive multi-source, round-the-year, nationwide approach.
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Delhi-NCR’s air quality improves as rainfall brings down Diwali pollution 17.11.2020 Scroll.in
A day after Diwali, the AQI in the region had reached the ‘severe’ category.
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7 Vitamin A-Rich Foods For Lung Health; Fight The Effects Of Pollution With Healthy Diet 16.11.2020 NDTV Food - Latest
Vitamin A diet: Foods that we eat can play a big role in determining our lung health. Add these vitamin A-rich foods to fight the effects of pollution.
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Paying farmers for not burning stubble is wrong 15.11.2020 Rediff: Business
To justify that farmers must burn if they are not paid cash incentive is doing injustice to them and to the lungs of the children of the country, notes Sunita Narain.
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Police appeal people to refrain from bursting firecrackers amid COVID-19 15.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Police appeal people to refrain from bursting firecrackers amid COVID-19
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Day after Diwali, Delhi’s air quality dips to ‘severe’ levels 15.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Although the Delhi government banned firecrackers, violations were reported across the city as crackers could be heard going off till early morning.
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Coronavirus: The record high number of new cases in Delhi is a ‘direct effect of air pollution’ 14.11.2020 Scroll.in
Virus particles can piggyback on PM 2.5 pollutants, leading to a deadly cocktail of toxic air in winter, says Dr Arvind Kumar of Sir Gangaram Hospital.
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The big news: Delhi suffers from ‘severe’ air pollution on Diwali, and nine other top stories 14.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Other headlines: Modi said India would give a ‘befitting reply’ to those who try to hurt its interests, and the MEA condemned Pakistan’s ceasefire violations.
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Stone crushers in Delhi-NCR to be closed till November 17 as air quality deteriorates 11.11.2020 Scroll.in
The Central Pollution Control Board also directed Punjab and Haryana to check stubble burning.
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Delhi Extends "Red Light On, Gaadi Off" Campaign Till December 31 11.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the AAP government has decided to extend the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign to curb vehicular pollution till December 31.
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Delhi air pollution levels remain ‘severe’ for seventh consecutive day 11.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ SAFAR said the overall AQI was an unprecedented 724 in Delhi at 10 am.
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Delhi’s fight against air pollution could get a boost if science was decolonised 11.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Moving toward historically-attuned knowledge is essential.
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Delhi Air Quality Witnessing Unusual Condition, No Quick Recovery Likely 10.11.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Delhi is witnessing an "unusual" condition and no quick recovery is predicted from the "severe" air pollution, a central government forecasting agency said on Tuesday.
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