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.

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UN chief, 36 UK lawmakers support farmers' protest 5.12.2020 Rediff: News
Thousands of farmers are protesting on various borders of Delhi since November 26, seeking repeal of three farm laws enacted in September.
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Coronavirus pandemic has shown how health systems can fall short to handle climate change 5.12.2020 Scroll.in
A new report highlights that global warming can cause productivity losses equivalent to billions of working hours, intense wildfires, droughts and diseases.
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36 British MPs Seek Intervention In India's Farmers' Protest 5.12.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
A group of 36 cross-party parliamentarians have written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab asking him to make representations with his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, about the impact on British...
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UN backs farm law protests, says people have right to demonstrate peacefully 5.12.2020 Scroll.in
Thirty-six British MPs and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have also spoken in support of the agitation.
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Watch Video: NASA Astronauts Harvest First Ever Radish Crop On International Space Station 5.12.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
Space Station Radish Crop: Researchers at the International Space Station grew 20 radish plants in the APH, after analysing their "CO2 effects and mineral acquisition and distribution".
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Farm law protests: 36 British MPs urge UK foreign secretary to raise concerns with India 5.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The MPs have also asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call an urgent meeting to discuss the ‘deteriorating’ situation in Punjab.
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Scenes from a farmers’ protest camp: It’s hard to see how the Modi government can shut this down 5.12.2020 Scroll.in
There is determination and clarity of thought about how India is being sold to corporate interests.
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Trinamool, RJD to hit the street in farmers' support 5.12.2020 Rediff: News
Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha leader Derek O' Brien met the agitating farmers at the Singhu border in the afternoon.
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Farmers' stir gives birth to viral tunes of protest 4.12.2020 Rediff: News
As thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, braved water cannons and teargas to camp at the national capital's borders to demand a rollback of the laws and their representatives held talks with the government, the songs flowed, speaking of pride of the land, strength in unity and the rights of the people fighting a mighty establishment.
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Plea in SC seeks removal of protesting farmers from Delhi borders, cites Covid, commuters’ hardship 4.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The petitioner said that the protestors are blocking emergency medical services amid the pandemic.
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India’s uninspiring record of deregulating farming could explain why many are worried about new laws 4.12.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The privatisation of the sugarcane industry in 1998 and the deregulation of Bihar’s Agriculture Produce Market Committee in 2006 led to no significant changes.
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'Farmers will not vacate at least till January 26' 4.12.2020 Rediff: News
'They wil show the whole world see how this government is treating its farmers.'
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"Fighting For You Since Singur In 2006": Mamata Banerjee Backs Farmers 4.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today reached out to the thousands of farmers protesting across India against three Central laws, saying she fully backed the demand for the ordinances'...
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Why a sense of dread and fear prevails in India 4.12.2020 Rediff: News
The standard line that is used for anyone -- academics, minorities, farmers, dissident industrialists -- who points out that what the government is doing is wrong is being anti-national and separatists, reveals Aakar Patel.
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Farmers’ protests: Beyond support prices, these are the key challenges faced by Indian agriculture 4.12.2020 Scroll.in
Even if the new laws are scrapped, fundamental structural problems won’t go away.
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No Breakthrough In Talks Between Centre, Farmers; Next Meeting Tomorrow 4.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Talks between three union ministers and a representative group of thousands of agitating farmers failed to yield any resolution on Thursday, as the union leaders stuck to their demand for the repeal...
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Govt says open to address farmers' key concerns 4.12.2020 Rediff: News
Tomar said the next meeting will take place on Saturday at 2 pm which he hoped would take the matter to a decisive stage and towards a final resolution.
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Plan to buy land in J-K? Read this first 3.12.2020 Rediff: News
All laws have been modified to omit the domicile clause for property rights in the valley. This effectively means that anyone with enough money to spend can now technically buy property there, writes Sai Manish.
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Farmers say no to govt food, bring own lunch in talks 3.12.2020 Rediff: News
'How can we have lunch offered by the government when our fellow farmers are sitting on roads'
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New Laws Affect Us Too, Middlemen Are Our ATMs, Need Them: UP Farmers 3.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Farmers from different parts of Uttar Pradesh have blocked the Delhi-UP border towards Noida and Ghaziabad. Delhi Police and RAF (Rapid Action Force) have been deployed to keep the situation in...
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