Brahmaputra River

  • Bogibeel Bridge: challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge, is facing numerous challenges which have made the progress of work slow. The stiffest challenge so far is the construction of guide bunds on the turbulent Brahmaputra river within the short time of four to five...
  • The Last Word: Are India-China ties about to turn a new page? May 20, 2013

    India and China on Monday signed eight agreements during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India. Premier Li held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and issues along the Indo-China border were also discussed. ...
  • India, China call for an end to border issues, sign 8 agreements May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India and China on Monday signed eight agreements during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India. Premier Li held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and issues along the Indo-China border were also discussed. Addressing a joint press conference with Premier Li, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that...
  • Was Assam's boat tragedy a disaster that was waiting to happen? May 1, 2012

    Despite tragedies, for the people who live along the Brahmaputra, ferries and flimsy boats remain their lifeline. ...
  • Assam boat tragedy: No clarity on death toll yet May 1, 2012

    Dhubri: More than 100 people have been found dead and the death toll from the boat accident in the Brahmaputra River in Assam's Dhubri continues to rise. As rescue teams searched for survivors, the families of those who died and those who were missing were inconsolable. A day after the ferry...
  • Assam tragedy: 24 hours on, 200 still missing May 1, 2012

    Guwahati: It has been almost 24 hours since a ferry capsized on the Brahmaputra River in Assam. Rescue operations are on in difficult weather conditions. Reports say 103 are dead, but many were still missing as the ferry was carrying 350 people. The police, Army, BSF and National Disaster Relief Force...
  • Assam tragedy: 2 boats capsize, 103 feared dead May 1, 2012

    Guwahati: A fierce storm in Assam has caused not one but two boats to capsize on the Brahmaputra river. In the first incident, 103 people, including women and children, have drowned after a ferry carrying 350 people capsized in Dhubri distirct. According to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, as many as...
  • Assam: At least 100 feared dead as boat capsizes April 30, 2012

    Guwahati: In one of the worst boat tragedies in Assam, 100 people, including women and children, drowned and over 100 went missing when a packed steamer carrying over 300 passengers sank in the Brahmaputra river after being caught in a severe storm midstream in Dhubri district of Assam on Monday. Deputy...
  • Brahmaputra proposal 'unfeasible': China November 22, 2006

    Beijing: China has termed as "unnecessary" and "unfeasible" a proposal to divert water from the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet to China's parched northern regions, an issue New Delhi had taken up with Beijing. China's Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng, also a hydraulic engineer, criticised the proposal as...