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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KMC's early start to dengue fight 24.2.2017 TOI: Calcutta Times
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Thursday launched its first drive against dengue this season.The drive was conducted at state food department headquarters on Mirza Ghalib Street.
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Have a 'paw-some' holiday with your pets. Experts tell you how 24.2.2017 life and style
"Travelling is a great bonding activity for pets and pet parents, and it is therapeutic," says Pranita Balar, a canine trainer and behaviourist, and parent to Heidi, a labrador. Balar and Heidi regularly escape the city for short breaks, and have even taken a flight to Chennai. Heidi is her companion and assistant at work too. "I love to travel and explore new places and so does Heidi. We go swimming in lakes or beaches, for trekking or just strolling amidst nature," she says. Many others like Balar would love to travel with their pet. But it comes with a fair bit of planning, the first of which involves looking for pet-friendly resorts or private villas. That's where CollarFolk steps in. The year-old Delhi-based discovery and booking platform helps organise pet-friendly holidays across the country. Shanu John and Cookie "We have a pet policy for each place, which mentions the pet fee, areas where pets are allowed, availability of pet food, vet on call, pet sitters and private open spaces," says founder ...
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Tools of (political) development 24.2.2017 BusinessLine - BL Ink
Christopher Sneddon’s latest book makes a compelling argument in favour of dams as political objects rather than instruments of impartial science
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Why Donald Trump's EPA is more vulnerable to attack than Reagan's or Bush's 24.2.2017 All International Stories
Environmental organisations can attempt to mobilize public support
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Wheat crop crisis: Amid SYL row, Punjab farmers complain of water shortage 24.2.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Tamil Nadu government to revive Kudimaramathu, to launch projects 24.2.2017

Chennai: The State government has announced to revive the traditional Kudimaramathu system of encouraging the farmers and locals too, to undertake repair and maintenance of the waterbodies in the respective villages. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami will launch the programme in March first week. This will enable the farmers and the people to take up the work of desilting of tanks and channels that irrigate the paddy fields, at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakhs.

Those projects exceeding this sum will be formulated and implemented through the Water Resources Orgnisation. A decision to this effect was made at a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister on Thursday. About 1, 519 works would be taken up under the Kudimaramathu in 30 district at a cost of Rs 100 crores. During the 2017 - 18 fiscal similar works will be taken up for Rs 300 crore.

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Record olive ridley nesting baffles wildlife experts 24.2.2017 Hindu: News
Authorities studying how turtles detect salinity levels before laying eggs
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Civic bodies fail to curb misuse of potable water 24.2.2017 The Tribune
JALANDHAR: The state’s civic bodies have failed to check the misuse of potable water for construction work despite directions by the Punjab and Haryana High Court about four years ago.
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Govt fails to achieve target of supplying potable water 24.2.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: The government has failed to achieve target of supplying safe drinking water to people in Jammu and Kashmir during the 2016-17 fiscal.
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NGT notices on sand mining 24.2.2017

Hyderabad: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued notices to the Centre, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra governments besides KG Basin authorties on a plea against illegal sand mining on the banks of rivers. The hearing was posted for March 16.

The petition pointed out that sand mining was being done at Annaram and Medigadda in Telangana though there was no dam being constructed at these locations, citing it illegal.

An NGO has filed a petition before the tribunal seeking interim orders to stop sand mining on the banks of rivers in these states.

The petition also brought to the notice of the tribunal that sand mining was being done on  the banks of Krishna and Godavari rivers.

The counsel on behalf of AP requested the tribunal to continue hearings on desilting of Prakasam barrage stating that once rainy season comes, it would create problems.

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INLD stoking hatred among people: SAD 24.2.2017 The Tribune
NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the old ties between the Badals and the Chautalas, the SAD on Thursday accused the INLD of stoking regional chauvinism and hatred among the people of Punjab and Haryana by undertaking a march to dig the SYL canal.
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₹2,000-cr. Smart City plan being given final touches 24.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Modernisation of bus stand, setting up of desalination plant among proposals
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Massive drive under way to make Nellore 100% ODF 24.2.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
700 out of 936 villages already covered in the district
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Anantapur: Power pilferage keeps officials on their toes 24.2.2017
ANANTAPUR: The Power vigilance wing identified that a number of water purification plants were involved in power pilferage in the region. The power allocated for agriculture is being used by the water purification plants without paying bill for even pumping water from the borewells. It is not just the water plants, even poultry units and educational institutions are among those not paying the bills. Officials identified those resorting to pilferage and told to pay penalty for violating the norms. A water purification  plant at Dampetla village in Bathalapalli mandal in Anantapur  district is  reportedly run by the organisers by bypassing the power connection. Though, the plant has a regular connection, the vigilance department noticed poor consumption of units every month. During sudden raids, the vigilance team identified that power supply was bypassed and that water was being drawn from an agriculture borewell to the plant last month. More than Rs 1  lakh penalty was imposed against those running the ...
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Don’t let Rani Jhansi project become a white elephant: HC 24.2.2017 Hindu: Delhi
Asks chief secy to set completion date for 19-year-old plan
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Farmers clueless on lead-laced crop in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh 24.2.2017
Visakhapatnam: Nizamabad in TS and Duggirala in AP are the biggest markets for turmeric locally, but farmers are not aware how lead seeps into the crop. Soil contaminated with lead, irrigated water containing lead or equipment being used to prepare turmeric powder being coated with lead are some of the suspects. A senior official at the AP horticulture department explained how they find high lead levels in the leafy vegetables or vegetables cultivated along the Musi river in Hyderabad. “Several municipalities in and around fields where turmeric is cultivated in Andhra Pradesh or Telangana state don’t have sewerage treatment plants. Even industries discharge their effluents into the farmlands, which can obviously lead to lead toxicity in the soil,” he said. Pesticide usage cannot increase lead levels in turmeric or any other food products, he said. Meanwhile, a new review of scientific literature of curcumin, the most active substance of turmeric, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry found that ...
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Villagers protest dam on Kali at Pancheshwar 24.2.2017 The Tribune
PITHORAGARH: Villagers residing along the Kali river are resenting a multi-purpose project with Nepal proposed to be built on it at Pancheswar.
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INLD inciting people on SYL, says Vij 24.2.2017 The Tribune
CHANDIGARH: Health Minister Anil Vij has said that the INLD was inciting people to undertake digging of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal so that the decision of the Supreme Court could not be implemented in a timely manner.
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SJVNL gets Central nod for 900-mw Nepal project 24.2.2017 The Tribune
SHIMLA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the investment proposal for 900 mw Arun–III Hydroelectric Project in Nepal.
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Rs 15 crore for water supply scheme 24.2.2017 The Tribune
HAMIRPUR: A Rs 15-crore water supply scheme will be launched to supply water to remote villages, including Chamiyana, Karada and Kasiri Mahadev, in Patlandar area of the district.
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