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How 'The Braided River' spins a unique narrative around the mighty Brahmaputra

May 22, 2021 6:31 pm

Samrat Choudhury's new book ties together historical analysis, travel anecdotes and character sketches of people who populate its shifting landscape

Chars: Scorched earth and pouring rain

April 03, 2021 8:02 am

Cong, AIUDF set for big gains in river islands dominated by Bengali-speaking Muslims, and hit by floods, BJP rhetoric

India 'carefully monitors' all developments on Brahmaputra: MEA on China's plan to build major dam

December 03, 2020 9:44 pm

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the Chinese side has conveyed to India on several occasions that it was only undertaking run-of-the-river hydropower projects, which do not involve diversion of the waters of the Brahmaputra.

Chinese dam projects on Brahmaputra are a threat to lives and livelihoods downstream

November 23, 2020 8:40 am

Building a decentralised network of check dams, rain-capturing lakes and using traditional means of water capture have shown effective results in restoring the ecological balance while supporting the populations of the regions in a sustainable manner.

The Unquiet River: A biography that records the ebb and flow of the Brahmaputra

November 30, 2019 9:21 pm

“To put it simply: it (the river) is not a spectator but more like a very formidable striker of a football team.” Historian Arupjyoti Saikia on his new book on the Brahmaputra.

This river cruise from Kolkata to Dhaka via Sunderbans promises a breathtaking view

November 01, 2018 4:17 pm

Travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers can now book a river cruise from Kolkata to the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka via Guwahati, from March next year. 

China again alerts India about possible floods in Brahmaputra

October 31, 2018 7:13 pm

In May, China resumed sharing hydrological data on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers.

Assam: 2 dead, more than 20 missing as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra

September 06, 2018 3:20 am

Brahmaputra boat capsize: According to reports, the boat developed a technical glitch following which it collided with a water supply project near Ashwaklanta Temple in the Brahmaputra.

China issues flood alert in Brahmaputra

August 30, 2018 9:08 pm

A senior official of the Union Water Resources Ministry said it was an unprecedented situation on the Chinese side where Tsangpo broke a 150-year record with swollen waters and hence China has shared the information with India.

Govt monitoring Brahmaputra to detect abnormalities: Sushma Swaraj

January 04, 2018 9:35 pm

Swaraj said the government has noted the Chinese foreign ministry's statement denying such a link and that it was caused by an earthquake in the region and was not a manmade incident.


Flood fury grips all of Assam, Army called in for rescue

July 18, 2019 6:39 am

The Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger mark in Guwahati, at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri towns, and at Badarpurghat in Karimganj.


Rahul Gandhi holds ‘padyatra’ in Assam

February 16, 2016 10:39 am

Shivsagar (Assam), Feb 16 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day pre-election visit to Assam, began his padyatra here on Tuesday. He is expected to address his party workers at a rally after the padyatra. The Congress vice-president kicked off his two-day visit on Monday at Gohpur in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra.