BRAHMAPUTRA

  • Tarun Gogoi urged PM Modi to take up issue of 'China dams on Brahmaputra' November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise with Beijing the reported construction of dams on Brahmaputra by China. "It is learnt that China is constructing some dams on the Brahmaputra river in the portion flowing through Tibet. This has created many apprehensions in the minds...
  • Bogibeel Bridge: challenges of bridging river Brahmaputra June 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Originally scheduled to be inaugurated in 2009, Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest railcumroad 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...
  • Brahmaputra flowing above danger level, 25,000 families affected September 8, 2013

    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 25,000...
  • Assam: Bandh called for separate Bodoland, train services affected August 3, 2013

    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 roadcumrail bridge over Brahmaputra at Dhubri August 3, 2013

    The Centre on Friday said it would start a feasibility study to construct a roadcumrail 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 NH127(B), connecting...
  • India's longest railcumroad bridge coming up in Northeast July 24, 2013

    Itanagar: India's longest railcumroad 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 and...
  • 1.2 lakh people affected in Assam floods July 12, 2013

    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 the...
  • Assam: 11 districts severely affected by floods July 8, 2013

    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 worsthit...
  • Assam floods: Morigaon, Dhemaji worst affected areas July 7, 2013

    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 July 4, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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...
  • The Last Word: Are IndiaChina 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 IndoChina 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 IndoChina 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 May 10, 2013

    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 April 18, 2013

    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 Xi...
  • Arunachal, Assam draw Centre's attention to Chinese dams February 10, 2013

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have drawn the attention of the Centre for steps to neutralise the impact of three dams proposed to be built by China on river Tsangpho, known as Siang in Arunachal and Brahmaputra in Assam. "We have no objection to China building dams but the life...
  • China communicating with India on Brahmaputra issue February 5, 2013

    Beijing: China on Monday said it was maintaining "communication and cooperation" with India on the issue of dams on the Brahmaputra river to ensure that no negative impact is caused on the river's lower reaches. "China has always taken a responsible attitude towards crossborder river development. China and India are maintaining...
  • India lodges complaint with China against dams January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: India has lodged a formal complaint with China against its move to build three dams on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet. India has asked Beijing in its complaint to ensure that the interests of Indian states are not harmed in the construction. A document approved by the Chinese cabinet...
  • China to construct 3 more dams on Brahmaputra January 31, 2013

    Beijing: China has approved construction of three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet in addition to the one being built, and much to the disquiet of India, it has not been informed about the plans so far. A document approved by the Chinese cabinet recently mentioned three dams to...
  • Flash floods, landslides hit Northeast, 21 dead September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 21 people were killed in Sikkim, three in Arunachal Pradesh and more than 7 lakh people affected in Assam after days of incessant rainfall triggered landslides and flash floods in the region on Sunday. In Assam, 13 districts are said to be affected, the worsthit being Tinsukhia. The...
  • Assam: Fresh floods affect more than 7 lakh people September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Assam is submerged yet again, the fourth time this monsoon. The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger mark and more than seven lakh people are said to be affected in the heavy and incessant rainfall over the past few days. The districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Kamrup and...
  • Flood situation turns grim in Assam August 27, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam on Monday turned grim with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in five districts following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. Over one lakh people have been affected by the third wave of floods in the five districts of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji,...
  • Assam: 4 districts in grip of floods August 25, 2012

    Guwahati: Assam is in the grip of the third wave of floods with the water level of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries rising in four districts following incessant rainfall in the catchment areas. Heavy rainfall during the last few days has increased the water level of the rivers in the four...
  • Assam: Anger after floods leave 109 dead July 17, 2012

    Pazarbhanga (Assam): The annual monsoon has claimed 109 lives since rains started in June and left at least 400,000 people homeless in Assam, in a tragedy experts say was made worse by corruption and poor management of the Brahmaputra River. A senior member of the Assam Human Rights Commission, a government...
  • China, Pak, Bhutan to provide info on water flow July 8, 2012

    Shillong: China, Pakistan and neighbouring Bhutan have agreed to provide information on water levels of rivers flowing into India, inputs that could help lessen casualty from floods, Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent Pala said. Water levels in these countries are directly related to the flood situation in our country...
  • Assam flood situation alarming, 116 dead July 5, 2012

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam remained alarming with 116 people having lost their lives in flood water and landslides during the current wave as the Brahmaputra and its tributaries continued to flow above the danger mark on Thursday. Altogether 100 people have died due to floods and 16 in landslides...
  • Assam faces worst floods in a decade June 30, 2012

    Guwahati: Torrential rains for one week have led to flash floods in Assam's capital in what may be easily described as the worst floods the state has witnessed in eight years. Almost 23 of its 27 districts are under water. Nearly four lakh people in 2,000 villages are said to...
  • Assam boat tragedy: Bad weather hits rescue ops May 2, 2012

    Guwahati: It has been over 36 hours since the tragic accident in Dhubri in Assam. By Tuesday morning, 103 were confirmed dead. From then on, there has been no recovery of any more bodies, as bad weather continues to hamper rescue operations at the site. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is...
  • 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...