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

 
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Amarinder Singh To Take First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot In Punjab 2.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
With the COVID-19 vaccine in the final stages of operationalisation in India, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that he will take the first shot of the vaccine in the state,...
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Odisha Caps Price Of Covid RT-PCR Test By Private Labs At Rs 400 2.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Odisha government on Wednesday further reduced the maximum price for the RT-PCR COVID-19 tests by private laboratories to Rs 400 from Rs 1,200.
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Research Found Phytochemicals Effective For Lung Problems Due To COVID-19; Foods You Can Have 2.12.2020 NDTV Food - Latest
Phytochemicals showed prominent anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects in reducing lung injury caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome due to Coronavirus.
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MoU on mushroom cultivation technology 2.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
MoU on mushroom cultivation technology
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Never promised to vaccinate entire country: Govt 1.12.2020 Rediff: News
Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava said the purpose of the COVID vaccine drive would be to break the chain of viral transmission.
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Dr Reddy's, Russian Firm Begin Clinical Trials For Covid Vaccine In India 1.12.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Dr Reddy's Laboratories and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday announced the start of adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India after receiving...
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Number Of COVID-19 Tests Conducted In India Cross 14-Crore Mark: Ministry 1.12.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in India crossed the 14-crore mark on Tuesday with 9,69,322 tests conducted on Monday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed.
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Coronavirus: Health ministry denies speaking about vaccinating entire population 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava also said that it may not be necessary to vaccinate everyone in the country.
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Coronavirus: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Tattva claims its herbal drugs prevent and treat virus 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
However, the company promoted the drugs – a combination of Ayurvedic and Siddha medicines – as ‘immunity building’ formulations.
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Assessment of allegations against Serum Institute’s vaccine to end soon, says top ICMR scientist 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Samiran Panda said that the key is to find if the adverse effects suffered by a 40-year-old volunteer can be linked to the vaccine.
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India may get first Covid-19 vaccine by February 30.11.2020 Rediff: News
The government plans to immunise 30 million people in the first phase, starting February, and by July, the target is to vaccinate 250 million people, reports Sohini Das.
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India's coronavirus tally breaches 94-lakh mark 30.11.2020 Rediff: News
Monday is the 23rd day when India reported less than 50,000 cases in a day.
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Coronavirus: With 38,772 cases, India’s tally crosses 94 lakh; toll rises to 1.37 lakh 30.11.2020 Scroll.in
The health ministry said that nearly 71% of deaths on Sunday came from eight states and Union territories.
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Covid vaccine participant alleges serious side effects 29.11.2020 Rediff: News
Alleging that the candidate vaccine was not safe, he has also sought cancelling approval for its testing, 'manufacture and distribution', failing which legal action would be taken.
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Masks may never go away, Covid-19 guidelines to stay even after a vaccine is available: ICMR chief 29.11.2020 Scroll.in
Balram Bhargava said the Centre has a target of providing vaccines to 30 crore people by July next year.
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World's Smallest Atom-Memory Unit Is Faster And More Energy-Efficient 29.11.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Researchers have created the smallest memory device yet, an advance that may lead to faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient electronic chips for consumer electronics and brain-inspired computing.
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India Covid tally nears 94 lakh with 41,810 new cases 29.11.2020 Rediff: News
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 93,92,919 with 41,810 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,36,696 with 496 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
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Coronavirus: India’s count nears 94 lakh with 41,810 new cases in a day 29.11.2020 Scroll.in
The toll rose to 1,36,696 with 496 more deaths.
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COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,51,109 28.11.2020 Rediff: News
After showing an upward trend for three days in a row, the active COVID-19 caseload decreased to 4,54,940, remaining below 5 lakh for the 18th consecutive day. It comprises 4.87 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
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2nd positive test may not be cases of COVID-19 re-infection 28.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
2nd positive test may not be cases of COVID-19 re-infection
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