Articles about Brahmaputra

Nimati Ghat boat disaster: Missing victim's body recovered

11 Sep 2021

Nimati Ghat boat disaster: Missing victim's body recovered

The body of one of the two missing victims of the boat disaster at Nimati Ghat in Assam's Jorhat district was recovered four days after the incident near Biswanath Ghat, about 100 km downstream of Brahmaputra river from the accident site, on Saturday morning, an official said.

Assam boat capsize: 84 passengers found alive, two missing

09 Sep 2021

Assam boat capsize: 84 passengers found alive, two missing

Overnight search and rescue operations established contacts with 84 persons who were traveling on the ill-fated boat that capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Assam, but two persons are still missing, officials said.

Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead

23 Jul 2020

Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead

The floods in Assam have claimed the lives of at least 91 people, according to the latest reports. The state has been facing devastating floods the past few weeks which have affected nearly 2.7 million people across 25 districts.

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

16 Jul 2020

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

Assam has been suffering due to floods for days now. Houses are destroyed, lives have been lost and the state's battle against coronavirus is also derailed.

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

17 Jul 2019

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

Assam battered due to floods, found no respite on Tuesday with the death toll reaching 20. The number of people who have been affected by incessant rains touched 52 lakh, while only 1.5 lakh have been taken to relief centers.

This IIT-KGP graduate left Singapore job to teach underprivileged children

26 Mar 2019

This IIT-KGP graduate left Singapore job to teach underprivileged children

In 2015, Bipin Dhane, a 2013 IIT-Kharagpur graduate in Naval Architecture, quit his job in Singapore to teach underprivileged children in Assam's flood-affected villages.

PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge

25 Dec 2018

PM Modi inaugurates Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-cum-road bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge in Assam today, in a bid to commemorate the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the man who commenced the project.

Arunachal MP suggests dredging of Siang river to prevent floods

16 Sep 2018

Arunachal MP suggests dredging of Siang river to prevent floods

Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering, has suggested to the Center for dredging of the Siang river to solve the recurrent flood and erosion problems in the downstream areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

Assam: Boat capsizes in Brahmaputra river; one drowned, 23 missing

05 Sep 2018

Assam: Boat capsizes in Brahmaputra river; one drowned, 23 missing

One person drowned and 23 others are missing after a motorized country boat, carrying about 36 passengers, capsized in the Brahmaputra river near Guwahati on Wednesday, an official said.

China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

23 Apr 2018

China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Ten months after suspension of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Delhi and Beijing have agreed to resume the pilgrimage during talks between Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

Citing humanitarian spirit, China to share hydrological data with India

30 Mar 2018

Citing humanitarian spirit, China to share hydrological data with India

China said that it will soon resume sharing hydrological data of the Brahmaputra River with India on "humanitarian" grounds.

Railways planning to expand network in Northeast: Minister Gohain

01 Mar 2018

Railways planning to expand network in Northeast: Minister Gohain

Union Minister Rajen Gohain today said the railways was planning to expand its network in the entire Northeast including Arunachal Pradesh.

SpiceJet contemplating using seaplanes on the Brahmaputra

04 Feb 2018

SpiceJet contemplating using seaplanes on the Brahmaputra

Low-cost airline SpiceJet is currently mulling introducing seaplanes on the Brahmaputra river in Assam.

#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

18 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

Following the successful test-fire of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, India has started working on integrating BrahMos on 40 Sukhois.

China rejects report of planned tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

31 Oct 2017

China rejects report of planned tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China has rejected a media report stating that it planned to construct a 1,000km tunnel in a bid to divert water from the Brahmaputra river in Tibet, bordering Arunachal Pradesh, to its arid Xinjiang region.

Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

19 Aug 2017

Floods in UP and Bihar leave 170 dead

Over 130 people have been killed in floods caused by incessant rains in Bihar and neighboring Nepal.

Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

17 Aug 2017

Floods: 1.2cr people affected, death toll rises, train services hit

Heavy rains and floods continue to batter the eastern and northeastern parts of India. Over 1.2cr people have been affected, and the death toll continues to rise in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.

What is the significance of Dhola-Sadiya bridge?

26 May 2017

What is the significance of Dhola-Sadiya bridge?

PM Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, that serves to improve connectivity and reduce traveling time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

05 May 2017

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

The Indian Army carried out a second successful test of the BrahMos Block-III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in two days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam

26 Apr 2017

Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam

PM Modi will inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam, on 24th May. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge will traverse across the Brahmaputra River.