Articles about Brahmaputra

Planning a trip to Assam? Check out these beautiful places

13 Jul 2022

Assam
Planning a trip to Assam? Check out these beautiful places

Located in Northeast India, Assam is known for its historical temples, rich flora and fauna, lush green tea plantations, and the sparkling Brahmaputra River.

Assam floods: Google introduces SOS alert system on Maps, Search

29 Jun 2022

Google Maps
Assam floods: Google introduces SOS alert system on Maps, Search

As the flood situation in Assam remains grim, Google has launched an SOS threat alert feature on its Maps to help crisis-ridden communities and people.

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 121, over 25 lakh affected

26 Jun 2022

Assam
Assam floods: Death toll reaches 121, over 25 lakh affected

In the past 24 hours, at least four more citizens, including two children, have died in floods in Assam, bringing the total number of deaths to 121.

Assam floods: Death toll reaches 118, over 33 lakh affected

25 Jun 2022

Assam
Assam floods: Death toll reaches 118, over 33 lakh affected

The death toll due to floods in Assam rose to 118 on Saturday, while the Cachar district's Silchar town remained submerged in water for the sixth consecutive day, said officials.

Assam floods: 11, including 2 cops, killed in 24 hours

20 Jun 2022

Assam
Assam floods: 11, including 2 cops, killed in 24 hours

The devastating Assam floods worsened on Sunday, with the deluge killing 11 more people, including three children and two cops, bringing the total toll to 73.

Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

17 Jun 2022

Meghalaya
Floods kill 16, affect 11 lakh in Assam, Meghalaya

Floods have wreaked havoc in Assam and Meghalaya, killing at least 16 people as water levels in key rivers are on the rise.

Extreme weather events claimed 231 lives in 3 months: IMD

17 Jun 2022

Karnataka
Extreme weather events claimed 231 lives in 3 months: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) seasonal analysis, extreme weather events, most of which were caused by heavy rainfall, killed 231 people throughout India during the pre-monsoon season.

5 things to do in Majuli

28 Dec 2021

Assam
5 things to do in Majuli

Popularly known as the cultural capital of Assam, Majuli is located in the midst of the picturesque Brahmaputra River.

Nimati Ghat boat disaster: Missing victim's body recovered

11 Sep 2021

Assam
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
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
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

Bihar
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

Narendra Modi
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

Assam
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

Narendra Modi
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

Narendra Modi
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
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

India
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

Bihar
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

Indian Railways
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

Assam
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

India
#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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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.