Brahmaputra River

China shares Brahmaputra river's hydrological data with Bangladesh, but says no to India

China shares Brahmaputra river's hydrological data with Bangladesh, but says no to India

China is expected to share hydrological data on the Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers with India during the flood season of May 15 to June 15.

Sep 19, 2017, 22:56 PM IST
Flood-hit Assam puts rescuers on 'war footing'; toll hits 53

Flood-hit Assam puts rescuers on 'war footing'; toll hits 53

The Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to an estimated 2,500 rhinos out of a world population of some 3,000.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Floods in India's northeast kill 40, displace 1.5 million; threaten rare one-horned rhinos

Floods in India's northeast kill 40, displace 1.5 million; threaten rare one-horned rhinos

Floods in northeast India that have killed at least 40 people and displaced nearly 1.5 million have also inundated a national park that is home to the world's largest concentration of one-horned rhinoceros.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:45 PM IST
Assam flood situation worsens, 44 dead, 17 lakh people affected; PM Narendra Modi, CM Sonowal assure all help

Assam flood situation worsens, 44 dead, 17 lakh people affected; PM Narendra Modi, CM Sonowal assure all help

With the flood situation worsening in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal onWednesday reviewed the overall flood scenario of Biswanath, Sonitpur, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Nagaon with senior officials.

Jul 13, 2017, 09:26 AM IST

Assam flood situation improves, rivers in UP in spate

Over 5,000 people have taken shelter in various relief camps as waters of Imphal, Nambul and other rivers entered various localities of the state capital.
 

Jul 08, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
Dhola-Sadia bridge, India's longest, set to open in Assam – proximity to China makes it strategically important - Watch

Dhola-Sadia bridge, India's longest, set to open in Assam – proximity to China makes it strategically important - Watch

The Dhola-Sadia bridge is 3.55 km longer than the Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai, making it the longest in India.

May 25, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

China, Pakistan not letting India use its own resources: Ahir

China and Pakistan will not let India utilise its resources until the country takes steps to secure borders effectively, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Thursday.

Oct 13, 2016, 14:14 PM IST
Chinese media calls for mechanism with India to share Brahmaputra waters, Beijing downplays

Chinese media calls for mechanism with India to share Brahmaputra waters, Beijing downplays

Chinese official media on Monday said that Beijing is ready for a joint multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the river waters.

Oct 10, 2016, 18:45 PM IST

Take up Masood Azhar case diplomatically with China: Congress

China has announced putting a technical hold on a United Nations resolution declaring Masood Azhar as a terrorist.

Oct 03, 2016, 20:17 PM IST

Three sites around Guwahati to be developed as tourist attraction

 Assam government has decided to develop three major sites around Guwahati--Kamakhya Temple, Umananda and Gandhi Mandap--to promote them as places of tourist and spiritual attraction, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today.

Oct 03, 2016, 14:45 PM IST
China blocks Brahmaputra tributary in Tibet to build dam amid Indo-Pak tension

China blocks Brahmaputra tributary in Tibet to build dam amid Indo-Pak tension

The blockade of the Brahmaputra river tributary comes at a time when India's reported decision to suspend talks with Pakistan under Indus Water Treaty.

Oct 01, 2016, 12:40 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir govt will support Centre's decision on Indus Waters Treaty: Nirmal Singh​

With the Centre hinting at revising the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday said the state will fully support whatever decision is taken by the Union government on the 1960 agreement.

Sep 24, 2016, 14:55 PM IST
Assam's Majuli to be declared India's first island district today

Assam's Majuli to be declared India's first island district today

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal, who represents the Majuli assembly seat, will formally upgrade Majuli to a district from sub-division.

Sep 08, 2016, 10:57 AM IST
Floods affect 19 lakh people in Assam, 20 killed; Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey

Floods affect 19 lakh people in Assam, 20 killed; Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey

As the flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit areas.

Jul 30, 2016, 14:24 PM IST
Rajnath Singh leaves for flood-stricken Assam

Rajnath Singh leaves for flood-stricken Assam

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday left for Assam to take take stock of the situation in flood affected areas of the state.

Jul 30, 2016, 12:31 PM IST

Flood situation worsens in Assam, 1.75 lakh people affected

Flood situation in Assam worsened on Friday with nearly 1.75 lakh people suffering across six districts of the state.

Jul 15, 2016, 20:12 PM IST
Nine-month-old drowns in boat capsize in Assam's Chimen river - Know details

Nine-month-old drowns in boat capsize in Assam's Chimen river - Know details

A nine-month-old baby drowned and two others went missing when the country boat in which they were traveling capsized in Chimen river in Assam's Dhemaji district on Monday.

Jun 20, 2016, 18:05 PM IST
Monitoring China's biggest hydropower plant in Tibet, says India

Monitoring China's biggest hydropower plant in Tibet, says India

As China completed the biggest hydropower plant in Tibet, MEA on Thursday said India is monitoring the situation.

Oct 15, 2015, 22:51 PM IST
80% of Assam submerged under water; toll rises to 42

80% of Assam submerged under water; toll rises to 42

Nearly 80 percent of Assam has been engulfed by floods which has affected 20 out of the total 27 districts, claimed 42 lives and affected 18 lakh people, Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Monday.

Sep 08, 2015, 09:12 AM IST

Assam flood situation worsens, 3 lakh people affected

Heavy rains in the past few days have affected nearly three lakh people in Assam.

Aug 21, 2015, 20:13 PM IST