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Death toll in Assam floods jumps to 62 as situation remains grim in 24 districts

The death toll in Assam floods has climbed to 62 and around 57 lakh people have been affected by floods which have wreaked havoc in at least 32 districts of the state.

Jul 21, 2019, 12:33 PM IST

6 dead, over 4 lakh affected as flood situation in 21 districts of Assam remains grave

The situation is feared to remain grim for few more days as the water level of the Brahmaputra river flowing through Guwahati has crossed the warning mark.

Jul 12, 2019, 22:03 PM IST

Assam flood situation turns grim, 4 lakh people affected across 700 villages in 17 districts

The water level of the Brahmaputra river flowing through Guwahati has crossed the warning mark.

Jul 12, 2019, 07:16 AM IST

Assam floods: 62000 people affected in 8 districts, Brahmaputra River crosses danger mark

Incessant rains triggered landslides in Guwahati, leading to the death of one person and injuring two others. 


Jul 10, 2019, 13:47 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi flags off first train on Bogibeel Bridge in Assam's Dhemaji

PM Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge - Bogibeel Bridge - over the Brahmaputra river in Assam.

Dec 25, 2018, 16:34 PM IST

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest rail-road bridge Bogibeel Bridge on Bramhaputra river

The 4.9 km-long Bogibeel Bridge has a two-line railway track on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the top deck.

Dec 25, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

PM Modi will inaugurate India’s longest rail road bridge on December 25

The first passenger train passing through the Bogibeel bridge will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, marking the opening of the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge.

Dec 23, 2018, 08:18 AM IST

Deshhit: PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate country's longest rail-road bridge on Dec 25

This segment of Zee News brings to you latest updates. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on December 25 the Bogibeel Bridge, India's longest rail-road bridge, connecting the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra. Watch this video to know more.

Dec 20, 2018, 22:26 PM IST

Boat carrying 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, at least two dead

A boat carrying at least 45 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra river in north Guwahati in Assam. The passengers are missing even as the rescue operations are underway.

Sep 05, 2018, 15:41 PM IST

China issues flood alert in Brahmaputra, Arunachal and Assam on alert

China has communicated to India that the river Tsangpo is flowing at levels higher than normal because of rainfall.

Aug 30, 2018, 22:05 PM IST

Floods wreck North East: 21 dead, 4.5 lakh people affected across 6 districts

The water level of river Brahmaputra is increasing by 4-5 cms per hour and will soon touch the danger level in the next 2-3 days.

Jun 18, 2018, 06:22 AM IST

After a year's hiatus, China resumes sharing Brahmaputra and Sutlej river data with India

Last year, China stopped the exercise citing that the hydrological gathering sites were washed away due to floods. It also coincided with the 73-day Doklam stand-off that took place during the peak monsoon period.

Jun 10, 2018, 11:54 AM IST

SpiceJet mulls seaplanes on Brahmaputra river in Assam

Seaplanes are typically fixed-wing aircraft with a much fewer number of seats and can take off from and land on water.

Feb 03, 2018, 15:32 PM IST

Gadkari flags off cargo movement on Brahmaputra

The Union minister also said that five bridges will be constructed on the river to ease transportation.

Dec 29, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

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

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

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

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?

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

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