Disaster Response Forces at the location

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Assam Boat Accident: One Dead, Around 80 Missing Including Vehicles

After a head-on collision with a ferry on Sept 8, a boat was capsized in the Brahmaputra river at Assam's Jorhat. Out of 120 passengers, one woman is reportedly found dead & several missing. Besides, the boat carrying several two-wheelers and four-wheelers, which sank. National and State Disaster Response Forces are at the site, committed to rescuing the passengers.… read-more

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 - 02:25 PM / by Athira Chandran

Tags: boat accident, Assam, Death, missing, Brahmaputra River

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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China Plans To Become The Largest Producer Of Hydro-Electricity

China is planning to build a huge dam in the Tibet area of Brahmaputra river producing thrice the hydro-electricity extracted from the Three Gorges. The set-up is expected to produce 300 billion kilowatts of electricity each year. Reportedly, this can potentially affect the water supply of the entire South Asia. However, the Tibetan people raised their concern as a huge section of their ecological location would get submerged.

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: India-China Border, Brahmaputra River, dam, Tibet

Courtesy: The Economic Times

JP Nadda releasing BJP manifesto.

Photo: The Indian Express

Assam BJP Manifesto Vows Rs 3,000 To 30 Lakh Families, Flood Free State

The Assam BJP on March 23 released its manifesto 'Sankalp Patra' for the upcoming assembly polls, assuring to provide financial support to nearly 30 lakh families and get the state rid of floods. In the event led by BJP National President JP Nadda, the party also promised Rs 3,000/month to deserving families under Orunodoi scheme. Moreover, Nadda also laid plans to build reservoirs around Brahmaputra river to put an end to the flooding menace… read-more

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 01:53 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Assam, BJP, Election Manifesto, JP Nadda, Orunodoi, Brahmaputra River

Courtesy: India .com

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PM To Initiate Work On India’s Longest Bridge Over Brahmaputra

PM Narendra Modi on February 18 will virtually lay the foundation stone for India's would-be longest bridge in Assam. The 19.282-km long four-lane bridge on NH-127B spanning across the Brahmaputra will connect Phulbari in Meghalaya to Dhubri in Assam. Reportedly, the strategic bridge would exponentially reduce travel time for people of both the states. Presumed to reach completion by 2026-27, the fifth bridge would require estimated spending… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 05:50 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: PM Modi, Assam, Brahmaputra River, Phulbari, Dhubri

Courtesy: The Hindu

Brahmaputra River

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China Pushes To Build Dam On Brahmaputra; India Raises Concerns

China is planning to build a dam downstream of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet. The plan, which evoked concerns in India and Bangladesh, will reportedly be executed from next year. Earlier, the Indian government has raised concerns over Chinese activities in the upstream of Brahmaputra river. Yan Zhiyong, chairman of Powerchina, said that the hydroelectric project downstream of Yarlung Zangbo River would "serve to maintain water resources and… read-more

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 12:36 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Brahmaputra River, China, India, Bangladesh, Yarlung Zangbo

Courtesy: Times Now