Brahmaputra

  • Brahmaputra flowing above danger level, 25,000 families affected 08-09-2013 05:31 PM

    Water level of the Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger level at several places affecting more than 45 villages in Assam's Jorhat district, official sources said on Sunday. The water was flowing above the danger level at Majuli, Kamalabari, Neematighat and Jhanjimukh with over 45 villages with population of...
  • Assam: Bandh called for separate Bodoland, train services affected 03-08-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: The trains services to the North East in Bodoland have been disrupted due to the bandh called for separate statehood. Several trains including Brahmaputra Mail, Garibrath have been stranded at New Jalpaiguri railway station. The passengers are having a difficult time due to the delays. Meanwhile, Assam Chief...
  • Government plans new road-cum-rail bridge over Brahmaputra at Dhubri 03-08-2013 01:53 AM

    The Centre on Friday said it would start a feasibility study to construct a road-cum-rail bridge over river Brahmaputra at Dhubri in Assam as a part of the newly declared national highway 127(B). "The Ministry has decided to carry out a feasibility study for the important newly declared NH-127(B), connecting...
  • India's longest rail-cum-road bridge coming up in Northeast 24-07-2013 02:06 PM

    Itanagar: India's longest rail-cum-road bridge coming up across the mighty Brahmaputra at Bogibeel in Assam is not only expected to be a lifeline for the Northeast, but will also strengthen the country's security. Scheduled to be completed in 2016, the 4.94 km bridge, a product of the 1985 Assam Accord...
  • 1.2 lakh people affected in Assam floods 12-07-2013 11:27 AM

    Guwahati: Floods continue to wreak havoc in Assam where 1.2 lakh people have been affected affected as surging water from overflowing rivers submerge 27 more villages, according to Assam State Disaster Management Authority(ASDMA). About 500 families were badly affected in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river. Across...
  • Assam: 11 districts severely affected by floods 08-07-2013 07:09 AM

    Guwahati: Assam's flood situation remained critical on Monday with 11 districts reeling under the water of the swollen Brahmaputra and its tributaries affecting over one lakh people. Heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh has caused river Jiadhol to rise and inundate fresh areas in the worst-hit...
  • Assam floods: Morigaon, Dhemaji worst affected areas 07-07-2013 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: After Uttarakhand, floods is creating havoc in Assam with over one lakh people across the state and farmlands in 10 districts badly hit by it. Morigaon and Dhemaji are the worst affected areas. Officials said that the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark in...
  • Assam floods: 250 villages affected; 75,000 people displaced 04-07-2013 11:40 AM

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain critical with nearly 250 villages under water, affecting over 75,000 people across nine districts. The data of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) showed that the Brahmaputra was flowing over danger mark at Nematighat in Jorhat district. Two of its tributaries...
  • Seven districts affected by flood in Assam 29-06-2013 09:49 PM

    Guwahati: The Brahmaputra and Jia Bharali rivers were flowing above the the danger level in Assam where seven districts are affected by floods hitting nearly 60,000 people and damaging farm fields with standing crops, official sources said on Saturday. The Brahmaputra was flowing above the danger level at Neamatighat in...
  • India, China call for an end to border issues, sign 8 agreements 20-05-2013 01:40 PM

    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...
  • China will consider improving Brahmaputra water mechanism: Khurshid 10-05-2013 10:07 AM

    Beijing: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said China has responded positively to India's concerns over dams being built by them on the River Brahmaputra. Khurshid was all praise for the Chinese and said both countries have shown maturity in dealing with the border crisis. Khurshid is likely to...
  • China unwilling to move on Brahmaputra joint mechanism 18-04-2013 04:36 AM

    New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced India's concerns over dam construction on the Brahmaputra river by China and proposed a joint mechanism during talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing is believed to have not shown willingness to move on the issue. During his meeting with President...
  • China's Brahmaputra dam won't harm India: PM 04-08-2011 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said China has given an assurance that the dam it was building on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet will not harm India's interest and "we trust" its statement. "India and China are neighbours. It is in our interest to have best possible...
  • No problem with China's dam: Krishna to Gogoi 16-06-2011 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday dismissed Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's apprehensions over the construction of a dam by China across the Brahmaputra River. Gogoi met External Affairs Minister SM Krishna in New Delhi and sought the Centre's intervention, saying the Chinese project will deny Assam and Arunachal Pradesh...
  • Gogoi to discuss Brahmaputra issue with Krishna 16-06-2011 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has sought the Centre's intervention on a controversial Chinese plan to dam the Brahmaputra river. Gogoi will meet External Affairs Minister SM Krishna to express his concern over the project, which he fears will deny Assam and Arunachal Pradesh their share of the...
  • Assam hit by first wave of flood 04-06-2011 08:50 PM

    Dhemaji: Assam was hit by the first wave of flood on Saturday with Brahmaputra's tributary Jiadhol rising alarmingly in the flood-prone Dhemaji district, officials said. Heavy rainfall for the last few days has led to the water level of Jiadhol river to rise alarmingly affecting more than 20 flood-prone villages...
  • More provocations from China post Wen visit 21-12-2010 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: Intelligence agencies have reported 24 new projects along the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries on the Chinese side. Till over a year ago, there were only over half-a-dozen identified locations along the Chinese side of the Brahmaputra identified by the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). The development came...
  • Activists flay Subansiri power project 12-04-2010 10:09 AM

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  • Brahmaputra Mail derailment: Sabotage not ruled out 10-12-2007 12:15 PM

    Mumbai: Piyush Chawla, who earned a surprise call into the World Cup squad, on Sunday said Indian spinners would be under immense pressure to perform at the mega event since they will play at home under favourable conditions. "Playing for India in itself is a pressure and especially spinners have...
  • Brahmaputra Mail derails, 21 injured 10-12-2007 02:20 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan Sports Minister Ajaz Jakhrani on Sunday urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to review the five-year ban imposed on the young pace bowler Mohammed Amir. Jakhrani said he was surprised by the lengthy ban on Amir because of his young age. "We think the ICC must review the...
  • Bomb blast greets PM in Guwahati 08-04-2007 07:22 PM

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