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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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.