Brahmaputra

Brahmaputra turns black: MEA raises concern with Chinese Foreign Minister

Brahmaputra turns black: MEA raises concern with Chinese Foreign Minister

The MEA on Thursday said that the mysterious blackening of the Brahmaputra river was discussed with the Chinese Foreign Ministry officials.

Dec 14, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Assam's lifeline Brahmaputra changes colour, water not drinkable anymore

Assam's lifeline Brahmaputra changes colour, water not drinkable anymore

The turbidity level in the Bramhaputra river at three places in Assam is much beyond the permissible limit for use as potable water, a state water resources department release said on Saturday.

Dec 10, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Will find out why the 'sacred' Brahmaputra is turning black: Kiren Rijiju

Will find out why the 'sacred' Brahmaputra is turning black: Kiren Rijiju

Congress MP Ninong Ering had written to PM Modi for his intervention, noting that the water changing its colour was an unusual phenomenon.

Dec 08, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Murky Siang river takes a toll on wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh

Murky Siang river takes a toll on wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh

Siang river continues to be murky and polluted, and the water has been deemed unfit for consumption. Construction activity in China upstream has been blamed for the water pollution -  a charge denied by China.

Dec 04, 2017, 21:19 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh river turning black. Is China building a tunnel?

Arunachal Pradesh river turning black. Is China building a tunnel?

China might be conducting some heavy construction work in the Siang river.

Nov 29, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

China hurries to deny 1,000-km Brahmaputra tunnel reports, promises cross-border river cooperation

Beijing’s swift denial comes after Indian news media picked up on the report published by the South China Morning Post, a popular English daily based in Hong Kong. 

Oct 31, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

China not to share Brahmaputra data for now

China on Tuesday said that it cannot share with India the hydrological data of the Brahmaputra river for the time being as the data collection station in Tibet is being upgraded.

Sep 12, 2017, 15:16 PM IST
Assam flood situation improves; Brahmaputra flowing below red mark

Assam flood situation improves; Brahmaputra flowing below red mark

The flood situation in Assam improved considerably on Friday with waters of the Brahmaputra river and many of its tributaries flowing below the red mark, even as seven districts in the state were still inundated.

Aug 25, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Over one lakh people hit by flood in Meghalaya: Official

Over one lakh persons have been affected by floods in the Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers, an official said on Wednesday.

Aug 16, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind condoles deaths due to floods

He had also conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Gujarat.Several villages in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Assam have been put on red alert. 

Jul 26, 2017, 16:49 PM IST

Over 39 thousand people homeless as Assam floods worsen

The situation has made the state government to open 128 relief camps with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal taking stock of the situation.

Jul 07, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
Assam: Nearly four lakh people affected by floods, several rivers overflowing

Assam: Nearly four lakh people affected by floods, several rivers overflowing

The flood water has submerged the low lying areas of the Kaziranga national park. 

 

Jul 05, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Assam flood situation remains grim, water level in Brahmaputra, tributaries rises above danger mark

Assam flood situation remains grim, water level in Brahmaputra, tributaries rises above danger mark

The tribuatries Ranganadi, Subansiri, Dikhow, Kopili, Manas, Beki and Sankosh were also maintaining a rising trend.

Jun 29, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Two poachers killed in Assam national park

At least two poachers were killed by forest guards in Assam`s Orang national park on Tuesday, an official said.

Apr 18, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Rs 2,000 crore earmarked for development of Barak valley: Assam CM Sonowal

 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has said his government has earmarked Rs 2,000 crore for rapid development of the Barak Valley.

Feb 28, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
China for mechanism with India to share Brahmaputra waters: Official

China for mechanism with India to share Brahmaputra waters: Official

Refuting reports of China joining water wars between India and Pakistan by blocking a tributary of Brahmaputra river, Chinese official media on Monday said that Beijing is ready for a joint multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the waters.

Oct 10, 2016, 16:44 PM IST
Gogoi writes to Modi over dam in Brahmaputra's upper reaches

Gogoi writes to Modi over dam in Brahmaputra's upper reaches

In a letter to Modi, he urged him to take up the matter with China as such a dam would cause irreparable damage and cripple the economy of Assam.

Oct 03, 2016, 20:05 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

Dredging of Brahmaputra soon to stop floods, erosion: Sonowal

To deal with annual flooding and erosion problem in Assam, the state government has decided to start dredging of the Brahmaputra river, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Tuesday.

Aug 23, 2016, 21:05 PM IST
Assam floods: At least 49 lives lost, over 41 lakh affected so far

Assam floods: At least 49 lives lost, over 41 lakh affected so far

At least 49 people have lost their lives and nearly 41 lakh were affected in three waves of flood this year in Assam, the state assembly was informed on Monday.

Aug 08, 2016, 18:13 PM IST