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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What China did right in handling Covid-19 pandemic – and the United States did not 28.11.2020 Scroll.in
While America under Trump had disinvested in public healthcare, the Chinese government had learned about its importance from SARS.
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Exiled and distanced from its home, Tibetan writing has long reflected the spirit of the pandemic 28.11.2020 Scroll.in
‘In many ways, the pandemic has revealed every day aspects of my life that I’d come to see as just my life.’
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Trump races to weaken environmental and worker protections in last-minute changes ahead of his exit 27.11.2020 Scroll.in
The eleventh-hour policy changes include fast-tracking a rule that could reintroduce firing squads and electrocutions to the United States federal executions.
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Indian-origin MP in New Zealand takes oath in Sanskrit 25.11.2020 Rediff: News
Dr Gaurav Sharma, 33, hailing from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur, was recently elected as the Member of Parliament from the Labour Party for Hamilton West in New Zealand.
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Is India taking COVID-19 seriously? 25.11.2020 Rediff: News
We have no standard processes in place to address the more serious public health hazard of our lifetime, observes Aakar Patel.
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'As many people must get vaccine free of cost' 25.11.2020 Rediff: News
''None of the existing vaccines have 100% efficacy.' 'Each vaccine will work openly on a certain percentage of the population.'
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Shaheen Bagh's 'Dadi' on BBC's 100 Women Of 2020 list 24.11.2020 Rediff: News
Para-athlete and current para-badminton world champion Manasi Joshi, climate activist Ridhima Pandey and Isaivani for breaking male domination in the field of Tamil Nadu's Gaana singing also made the list.
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Why is coronavirus spiking in some Indian states, but not in others? 24.11.2020 Scroll.in
Higher testing is expected to lead to more cases, but some states buck this trend, even as evidence suggests some undercounting.
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Quami Ekta Week observed in Imphal 24.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Quami Ekta Week observed in Imphal
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In Tripura, Bengalis and Mizos have joined hands to thwart the resettlement of Bru refugees 24.11.2020 Scroll.in
Brus cannot go back to their homes in Mizoram. And they are not welcome in Tripura, where they took shelter.
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Nations need to remind people of the dangers of Covid-19 by using strategies of high-risk industries 23.11.2020 Scroll.in
Frequent communication can help remind people about unseen dangers, making them more likely to prioritise safe behaviour.
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Biden's first Cabinet picks expected on Tuesday 23.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Biden's first Cabinet picks expected on Tuesday
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Podcast: How India could confront the public health crisis caused by air pollution 23.11.2020 Scroll.in
Centre for Policy Research’s president Yamini Aiyar speaks with fellows of initiative on climate, energy and the environment, Shibani Ghosh and Santosh Harish.
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Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first? 23.11.2020 Rediff: News
'You will not have a vaccine for everyone initially.'
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Physical abuse of drug users is direct result of Government's apathy: 3.5 Collective 23.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Physical abuse of drug users is direct result of Government's apathy: 3.5 Collective
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US FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received 22.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
US FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received
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Extension of prohibition on pan masala, gutkha demanded 22.11.2020 The Assam Tribune
Extension of prohibition on pan masala, gutkha demanded
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Covid-19: Rapid antigen testing is a mess and the US rolled it out without a plan 21.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The authorities have spent weeks denying problems with false positives.
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Rich nations may use patents to cut off easy access to Covid-19 vaccines in developing countries 21.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
In an interview, the executive director of South Centre explains the benefits and harms of India’s fight to get patent exemptions on coronavirus treatments.
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At least five killed, 21 injured as multiple rockets hit various parts of Kabul 21.11.2020 Scroll.in
As many as 14 rockets hit various parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday morning.
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