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Newsrack… a great tool January 16, 2007

Posted by fredericknoronha in Uncategorized.

Newsrack is a great tool. You can use it to keep track of news on issues related to keywords of your interest. Written by a friend, Subramanya “Subbu” Sastry <sastry at cs.wisc.edu>

In Subbu’s words:

I am Subbu and I have been working on the news monitoring tool NewsRack, one of which is accessible at http://floss.sarai.net/newsrack Currently, over 250 users have registered with NewsRack….

At this time, NewsRack is able to track news from 5 different Hindi sources:

  • Dainik Jagran
  • BBC-Hindi
  • Navbharat Times
  • Dainik Bhaskar
  • Hindustan Dainik

and one Kannada source

  • Kannada Prabha

This list is expected to grow in the future.

So, at this time, on NewsRack, it is possible to track only Hindi news from the above sources, or it is possible to track English and Hindi (and Kannada) news at the same time for the same topic. As an example, check the coverage for the ongoing Singur land acquisition saga http://floss.sarai.net/newsrack/Browse.do?owner=subbu&issue=Land+Issues&catID=3

It would be good as an example to set up something entirely in Hindi .. so
feel free to email me if any of you has a need for tracking a particular
topic using the above Hindi sources.

Check out the Goa-linked stories on Newsrack.

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1. N D - August 5, 2007

Thats great i am looking forward to use it for my blog http://goatoday.blogspot.com for feeding news articles.

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