Glaciers in Mount Everest shrink 28% in 40 years: Report

Glaciers in Mount Everest shrink 28% in 40 years: Report

The glacier area on the south slope of the world's highest mountain, in Nepal, has decreased 26 per cent since the 1980s, the report said.

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.

China operationalises biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

China operationalises biggest dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

China on Tuesday operationalised the USD 1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, which has raised concerns in India over the likelihood of disrupting water supplies.

Assam flood situation alarming, toll reaches 31

Assam's flood situation continued to be alarming on Thursday, even as the deluge claimed two more lives, taking the death toll to 31.

Three more killed in Assam flood, over 7.3 lakh people hit

The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday with three more persons losing their lives and over 7.3 lakh people being affected in nearly 1,600 villages due to incessant rains across the state.

Assam flood toll rises to 12, over 6.55 lakh people affected

The death toll in this year’s Assam floods has climbed to 12 now. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) stated that over 6.55 lakh people have been affected by the floods so far,

8 dead, six lakh hit by floods in Assam

Eight persons were killed and over six lakh people hit by the floods in Assam, where the rising Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have flooded 19 districts prompting the army to launch relief operations.

Work of Bogibeel bridge progressing 'satisfactorily': Railways

 The work on Bogibeel bridge over the river Brahmaputra is progressing satisfactorily with the first train of 10 girders commenced its journey from the South bank towards the North bank across the river on July 25.

No respite from floods in Assam

Flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim as most of rivers flowed above the danger mark due to relentless rainfall.

Govt to take steps to facilitate WH status for Assam island

Centre will take all possible steps to expedite the proposal of World Heritage site status for Majuli island located in Brahmaputra river in Assam, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Friday.

Activists oppose Centre's plans to build dams on Siang

Dam activists in Arunachal Pradesh have called the Centre's plans to build two massive dams on Siang river a case of "discrimination, imperialism and neo-colonialism".

India plans to build big dams over Brahmaputra: Bharti

In a bid to establish India's riparian rights over use of water from the transboundary Brahmaputra river, the Centre is planning a massive dam in Arunachal Pradesh, which would also help control floods in Assam and produce power.

Centre to spend Rs 5 lakh crore on developing waterways: Nitin Gadkari

The Centre is planning to spend Rs five lakh crore in the next 10 years on developing waterways in the country, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Wednesday.

Glaciers in Brahmaputra basin may reduce alarmingly: Study

Glaciers in the upstream basin of the Brahmaputra, a 2,900-km-long river that originates from Tibet and flows into the Bay of Bengal, are likely to reduce alarmingly by the middle of the 21st century, according to an international body which also warned that the overall flow in the river was likely to increase.

'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

'Post dams Brahmaputra won't be same again'

 If all the large dams proposed by China on rivers within Tibet begin operations, the Brahmaputra river will never be the same again, warns a Canadian environmentalist who has done extensive research on the subject.

Mission 'Clean Brahmpautra' launched in Guwahati

 An initiative called 'Mission Clean Brahmaputra' was launched here on Sunday to keep the river clean for a better habitat of aquatic animals and for a greater benefit of the people.

In last 6 yrs, floods claimed 14,000 lives, caused damage of Rs 1 lakh crore: Report

Floods in the last six years have claimed around 14,000 lives and also caused damages to the tune of Rs 1,03,841 crore to crops, cattle and public utilities, a Parliamentary Panel report said.

Next meeting of Brahmaputra Board to be held in Shillong

Stressing the need for a detailed water mapping of the Northeast, Water Resource Minister Uma Bharati on Tuesday said that she would be holding the next meeting of the Brahmaputra Board in Shillong.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation: China media

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet`s biggest ever hydropower project, state-run media reported, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

China partly starts largest hydro project on Brahmaputra

China partly starts largest hydro project on Brahmaputra

China on Sunday partly commissioned its largest hydropower station in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, that could restrict the flow of water in the major river in the riparian regions in India and Bangladesh.