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Brahmaputra River


Will have good communication with India, China on its plan to build big dam over Brahmaputra river

December 03, 2020 6:05 pm

Yan Zhiyong, chairman of the Power Construction Corp of China said China will implement hydropower exploitation in the downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo River (the Tibetan name for Brahmaputra) and the project could serve to maintain water resources and domestic security.

Explained: In tree rings, warning of Brahmaputra floods

December 02, 2020 7:25 am

For years, scientists have been looking with concern at the river’s potential for catastrophic flooding in the future, especially as the climate warms. It turns out that this potential has been underestimated so far — even without accounting for a warming climate.

Rainfall decreasing over key agrarian states in Ganga, Brahmaputra river basins: IMD study

March 31, 2020 12:24 am

Changes in rainfall-bearing systems have been mainly attributed for this variation observed from 1989 to 2018, for which district-wise and state-wise rainfall was analysed.

Explained: Why the Brahmaputra needs long bridges

March 06, 2019 9:14 am

At 19.28 km, it will connect Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya. It is projected to reduce the travel distance between these two places from 205.3 km to 19.282 km, and travel time from 5 hours to 20 minutes.

Brahmaputra bridge girder bearings tilted in 2009 quake repaired after eight years

January 16, 2018 8:03 pm

While the bridge was kept under round-the-clock observation for more than eight years, the railways kept it a closely-guarded secret so that there was no panic at any time.

What’s darkening Brahmaputra: Landslide, not Chinese machines

December 22, 2017 9:38 am

The accumulating debris has caused partial blockages at three locations, forming natural dams on 6 km of the river across a 12-km stretch in China.

China not to share Brahmaputra data for now due to upgradation of collection station

September 12, 2017 3:32 pm

On the reopening of the Nathu La Pass for the Indian pilgrims visiting Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet which was suspended over the Doklam standoff, Geng said China is ready to "keep communication" with the India.

Army to promote white-water rafting in Arunachal rivers

October 11, 2014 8:13 pm

The army in fact has set up its own Army Adventure Node Centre under the aegis of 5 Mountain Brigade at Aalo.

Altering the course

May 09, 2014 1:57 am

Meanwhile, Baruah also turned her attention to Assam’s waterways for the second phase.

Witch-hunt Island : For 22 days,35 people in Assam's Majuli put through 'purification'

October 27, 2013 5:02 am

On the island of Majuli,35 people were declared ‘witches’ and 51 put through ‘purification’.