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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Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party 2.12.2020 The Assam Tribune
Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party
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IMC refutes reports of taking money for disposing body of COVID victims 2.12.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
IMC refutes reports of taking money for disposing body of COVID victims
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South Africa's Rabada ruled out of England ODI series 2.12.2020 Rediff: Cricket
South Africa play three ODIs against England, starting at the weekend, following on three Twenty20 Internationals.
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Premier League: After Covid-19 outbreak at Newcastle United, match against Aston Villa postponed 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
Several Newcastle players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, leading the club to shut their training ground.
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Cardi B slammed for Thanksgiving celebration; issues apology 1.12.2020 DNA
Cardi B had tweeted about 12 kids and 25 adults during Thanksgiving celebrations.
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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton tests positive for coronavirus: FIA 1.12.2020 Scroll.in
The 35-year-old will miss this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
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WBPSC 2020 Assistant Engineer (Civil) recruitment exam answer key released; link here 30.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released the answer keys of the Assistant Engineer (Civil) Recruitment Examination, 2020.
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Assam Rifles conducts medical camp in Sajik valley 30.11.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Assam Rifles conducts medical camp in Sajik valley
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Covid-19 second wave: What have we learned so far from around the world 29.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A look at effective mass testing and contact tracing done by different countries.
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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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