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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84 per cent people lack access to clean drinking water in Pakistan 9.3.2017
Islamabad: About 84 per cent of Pakistanis donot have access to safe drinking water, a minister said in Islamabad. The startling disclosure was made by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain in the Senate, the upper house of parliament, yesterday, according to the Dawn newspaper. Hussain said according to a study by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), only 72 per cent water supply schemes in the country were functional and 84 per cent of those had supplied water that was not fit for consumption. About 84 per cent of the total 195 million population in Pakistan do not have access to safe drinking water. The water from 14 per cent of supply sources in Sindh and Punjab were found to be heavily contaminated with arsenic, well above the permissible limit of 50 parts per billion, Hussain said. He said Rs 279 million had been spent on the project Provision of Safe Drinking Water over the past four years. As part of the project, six regional water quality laboratories, under ...
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Secunderabad Cantonment taps run dry even before summer sets in 9.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Secunderabad Cantonment taps run dry even before summer sets in
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BWSSB blames shops, eateries for blocked drains 9.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BWSSB blames shops, eateries for blocked drains
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Delhi Jal Board earns Rs 178 crore more despite free water 9.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Delhi Jal Board earns Rs 178 crore more despite free water
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State staring at major water crisis: Deshpande 9.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Industries Minister R.V. Deshpande on Thursday said that Karnataka was staring at a major water shortage crisis which needed immediate and large scale relief measures. Speaking at the annual water co...
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Strike still on, says tanker association 9.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
Several IT firms along Old Mahabalipuram Road are in danger of shutting down business on Thursday as the strike called by the South Chennai Private Water Tanker Lorry Owners Association threatens to enter the fourth day.
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Father-grandma electric shock exorcism kills kids 9.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
A resident of a Bathinda village and his mother administered electric shocks to his two children to exorcise them, leading to their death on Wednesday night.
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Drive for recovering dues gets rolling in Bathinda 9.3.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
After the water supply and sewerage board in Malout town of Muktsar started a drive earlier this week to recover dues by shaming the defaulters, now the officials of the Bathinda rural water supply department have begun putting up lists of those who have their bills pending.
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Meet the hundreds of officials Trump has placed across the government 9.3.2017 News
These officials will serve as his eyes and ears at major federal agency like the Pentagon
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PMK's shadow agri budget promises free fertilisers 9.3.2017
Chennai: PMK on Wednesday released a shadow agricultural budget stressing on a committee under the state law minister to supervise the Cauvery dispute case in the Supreme Court and promises of free fertilizers and fair procurement prices. Releasing the budget, party founder S. Ramadoss said it was prepared with the objective of changing Tamil Nadu into a state without suicides of farmers and asserted that the entire delta districts would be declared as agriculture zone and no industrial projects including extraction of natural gas would be allowed. The government would take steps for sugarcane farmers to get back their arrears in sugar mills, besides promising waiver of loans and compensation of Rs 25,000 per acre for farmers affected by drought. The PMK said it would cancel the permission for laying gas pipelines for a distance of 1,175 kilometres in Tamil Nadu in all the four routes. It promised steps to modernise agriculture through modern machines and scientific farming to increase cultivation and ...
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Kerala minister Mathew T Thomas hints curbs on Pepsico plant 9.3.2017
Thiruvananthapuram: Water Resources Minister Mathew T. Thomas has said that stringent measures would be initiated to force the Pepsico plant in Kanjikode to drastically curtail  the  extraction of groundwater due to the drought in Palakkad.  “If need be, we might  ask  them to shut down operations temporarily,” he  told Mr V.S. Achuthanandan in the Assembly on Wednesday. The latest figures of water use show that the company extracts 1.5 lakh litres of groundwater daily, the minister said. In 2015, it was 5.5 lakh litres, and earlier 6.5 lakh litres. “The company was forced to bring down the extraction after the State Disaster Management Authority ordered recently  that companies using water as raw material should reduce the  groundwater intake by 75 percent,” Mr Thomas said. Besides, it was also told to stop operating six of its seven borewells. Pepsico is yet to comply with this order and has gone to court. The  over-exploitation of underground water by Pepsico had already taken a  toll. “The six ...
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Delhi Budget 2017: Rs 50 lakh to replace ‘vilayati kikar’ with indigenous trees 9.3.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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6 canoes seized, 3 held for illegal sand mining 9.3.2017 TOI: Goa
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Kerala traders to stop sale of Coke and Pepsi 9.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Summer rain: BBMP goes belly up 9.3.2017
A single spell of rain is enough to bring Bengaluru's civic woes into sharp focus. Stormwater drains are clogged with silt and garbage, leading to floods and waterlogging across the city. The monsoon is only three months away and the BBMP's sole response to the situation is to blame the condition of SWDs on the citizens themselves, reports Aknisree Karthik. I proud of their “airconditioned city,” Bengalureans have long boasted of their summer showers, which arrive to  cool it when the sun gets a little too hot for comfort . But on Tuesday, more were complaining than enjoying the cooler weather as the rains once again exposed the BBMP's inability to keep the city moving when the skies open up. As always there was waterlogging on roads and in low lying areas, leaving many houses flooded and their occupants frustrated. It was a sad warning of things to come as the monsoon is just three months away. While the BBMP could take shelter under the fact that the city recorded 38 mm of rain on Tuesday, surpassing ...
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Fewer migratory water birds sighted at Ropar 9.3.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Due to threat and unavailability of food, the number of some species has dwindled’
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How to take better care of Planet Earth 9.3.2017 Hindu: Home
We talk to our Kids columnist about her new book, So You Want to Know About the Environment
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Work on dredging tanks begins 9.3.2017 Hindu: News
32 village ponds being covered under a centrally-sponsored scheme
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Action against those indulging in illegal mining 9.3.2017 Hindu: News
The Telangana State Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC) has decided to crack the whip on those indulging in illegal mining and transport of sand in different parts of the State.At a high-level mee...
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Kharghar resident invests in drip irrigation to save 200 trees 9.3.2017 Hindu: News
Navi Mumbai: Amid rising mercury levels and a persistent water shortage, a Kharghar resident has taken up the task to keep plants and trees hydrated. Arjun Garad, a police official, who have been livi...
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