Brahmaputra News 

Congress opposes citizenship bill: Will Priyanka Gandhi's Silchar roadshow help stave off anti-incumbency against Sushmita Dev?

While the Barak Valley, consisting of a large Bengali Hindu population, has vouched for 'protection' of people whose names were not included in the National Register of Citizens by passing Citizenship..
Firstpost - Published

Electronic surveillance of Indo-Bangla border to begin Tuesday

The "smart fencing" will be operationalised in the 61 km riverine section of the international border in Dhubri district of Assam where the Brahmaputra river enters into Bangladesh.
DNA - Published

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Bhupen Hazarika’s brother says ‘It’s Tez’s decision’ after he refused to accept Bharat Ratna [Video]Bhupen Hazarika’s brother says ‘It’s Tez’s decision’ after he refused to accept Bharat Ratna

Tez Hazarika, son of late Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika who was conferred Bharat Ratna posthumously, has refused to accept the honour to protest against the Citizenship Bill. Bhupen Hazarika’s..

Credit: Hindustan Times     Duration: 01:11Published

Indian villagers battle to save endangered dolphin stuck in irrigation canal [Video]Indian villagers battle to save endangered dolphin stuck in irrigation canal

Over a hundred men rushed to save a freshwater river dolphin - an endangered species - that accidentally swam into an irrigation canal. The 80-kg dolphin was spotted swimming in the 80-foot wide..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 02:01Published

2 died after boat with 40 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra river [Video]2 died after boat with 40 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra river

Guwahati (Assam), Sep 05 (ANI): Two persons have died and at least 26 people have gone missing after a boat carrying 40 passengers capsized in Brahmaputra River in Guwahati earlier today. Deputy..

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Boat carrying 45 people capsizes in Brahmaputra [Video]Boat carrying 45 people capsizes in Brahmaputra

Guwahati (Assam), Sep 05 (ANI): A boat ferrying 45 people capsized in Brahmaputra river in North Guwahati today. Police personnel and State Disaster Relief Team (SDRF) teams rushed to the spot to..

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CCEA approves construction of four-lane bridge over Brahmaputra

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the construction of four-lane bridge including approaches over Brahmaputra between Dhubri in Assam and Phulbari in Meghalaya on..
Sify - Published

People should prioritise their health: Manisha Koirala

The key to surviving cancer was early detection and screening and people must maintain a healthy lifestyle, Koirala said on Sunday at the Brahmaputra Literary Festival.
Zee News - Published

IIT-Madras M.Tech student commits suicide

He committed suicide in his room in Brahmaputra hostel.
Zee News - Published

Citizenship Amendment Bill fails to address key questions on Section 6A of existing Act, sidelines Assam Accord

For dominant Assamese-speaking groups in the Brahmaputra Valley, particularly, who have been opposing illegal immigration from Bangladesh for decades now, this is a downright unacceptable prospect and..
Firstpost - Published

Bogibeel Bridge opened: Residents of northern Assam hopeful for future, but fear environmental degradation, demographic changes

What used to be a three-hour journey across the Brahmaputra in the past is now just a 7-minute sauntering drive, after the inauguration of the Bogibeel bridge.
Firstpost - Published

India constantly in touch with Beijing over Chinese activity in Brahmaputra river, water resources minister tells Parliament

India has consistently conveyed its concerns over the Brahmaputra river to China and urged the country to ensure that interests of downstream states are not harmed by any activities in the upstream..
Firstpost - Published

Stop posing for cameras, help trapped miners: Rahul urges Modi

The Congress chief accused Modi of instead posing for cameras and strutting on the Bogibeel bridge on the mighty Brahmaputra river in neighbouring Assam after inaugurating it on Tuesday. - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Committed to curb corruption, says Narendra Modi at Bogibeel bridge inauguration in Assam, cites extradition of Christian Michel to India

Talking about infrastructure, Prime Minister Modi said that his government in the last four years has built three bridges over Brahmaputra river that is equivalent to the number of bridges made in..
Firstpost - Published

How the Bogibeel Bridge will help the army

In the event of a Chinese attack on Arunachal, troops and equipment from mainland India will travel on the existing south bank railway till Bogibeel, cross the Brahmaputra on the new bridge and then.. - Published

Bogibeel bridge, India's longest rail-road bridge, opens in Assam

On December 25, 2018, Assam got India's longest rail-cum-road bridge over the mighty Brahmaputra.
IndiaTimes - Published

New Bogibeel bridge will strengthen defence: PM Narendra Modi

Nation's longest rail-cum-road connector opens over Brahmaputra
DNA - Published

Four years ago, no one would have imagined Christian Michel would be brought back to India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge over Brahmaputra river at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh in Assam.
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi flags off first train on the Bogibeel Bridge in Assam`s Dhemaji

PM Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge - Bogibeel Bridge - over the Brahmaputra river in Assam.
Zee News - Published

Memoirs of ferry rides: Brahmaputra and a trip down memory lane to Assam's Sonari ghat before the Bogibeel Bridge

The Bogibeel Bridge will, indeed, create history, but it won't wipe away the memories of all those like me who traversed across the banks on boats.
Firstpost - Published

Bogibeel bridge: All you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge over Brahmaputra river at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh in Assam. After reaching Dibrugarh in the afternoon, Modi..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bogibeel Bridge: Narendra Modi to gift nation 4.6-km marvel and country's longest rail-road bridge over Brahmaputra today

Located just over 20 kilometre from the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, the Bogibeel bridge will connect Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. It has three lane roads on top and a double..
Firstpost - Published

PM Modi to inaugurate Assam's Bogibeel bridge on Dec 25: Goyal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge on the Brahmaputra in Assam on December 25, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here. Goyal was in Vadodara on Saturday to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam: Mob assaults 'two extremists' in Silchar; arms and ammunition recovered

Two days after unidentified gunmen opened fire at five persons in Assam's Tinsukia, two extremists were thrashed by mob in Silchar on Saturday morning.  Two extremists were thrashed by a mob in..
DNA - Published

ULFA strike against Bengali-Hindus in Assam attempt to shore up outfit's support base against Citizenship Bill

The strike is viewed by a section of officials as an attempt by ULFA to shore up its flagging support base as it coincides with a wave of protests sweeping many districts in Assam's Brahmaputra Valley..
Firstpost - Published

Suspected ULFA (I) militants shoot dead five persons in Assam's Tinsukia; Sarbananda Sonowal condemns incident

The incident occurred at Kherbari village in Assam, when cadres of the outfit allegedly picked them up and took them to the Brahmaputra river bank.
Firstpost - Published

At least five killed in firing in Assam

Though no militant outfit has claimed the responsibility of the killing, police did not rule out the involvement of Ulfa (Independent) militants. On October 13, Ulfa (I) was involved in a low-intensity..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assam: At least four killed, 2 injured after suspected ULFA-I members open fire

At least four people were killed and two were injured after suspected United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) opened fire at them in Assam’s Sadiya, which falls under the jurisdiction..
DNA - Published

China again alerts India for flood-like situation in Brahmaputra

The river was blocked and a barrier lake was formed again
Zee News - Published Also reported by •DNAIndiaTimes

Authorities ask people not to venture into Siang river after landslide in Tibet

The Yarlung Tsangpo river is known as Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and Brahmaputra in Assam
DNA - Published

No flood threat now in Arunachal, Assam: China on formation of artificial lake in Brahmaputra

China on Monday said the flood situation in Yarlung Tsangpo river has "returned to normal" after it posed a threat to India's northeastern states following the formation of an artificial lake created..
DNA - Published

Water levels have receded, no current flood threat in Arunachal Pradesh: China foreign ministry on Tibet landslide

The Indian authorities sounded a high alert in Arunachal Pradesh last week after a landslide occurred in Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet that enters as Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and is known as the..
Firstpost - Published

CWC monitoring Brahmaputra, Siang rivers - Published

China sharing information: Rijiju on Brahmaputra blockage - Published Also reported by •Sify

The Bombay-Poona Road: Story of a highway!

In today's world, travelling from Mumbai to Pune or vice versa is a breeze. For those of us who remember the two-lane road and its serpentine traffic jams, the Expressway came as a much needed relief...
DNA - Published

Siang swells: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam on alert

The artificial lake created by a landslide on the Yarlung Tsangpo mainstream in Tibet Autonomous Region breached in the wee hours of Friday and water levels went up in downstream Siang in Arunachal..
DNA - Published

India, China in regular contact over Brahmaputra river blockage: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that India and China are in regular contact over Brahmaputra river blockage caused due to a landslide in Tibet.
Sify - Published Also reported by •

India immediately informed: China on Brahmaputra blockage

The Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, Counselor Ji Rong, claimed that India was "immediately" informed about the landslide which occurred in the lower ranges of
Sify - Published Also reported by •

External affairs ministry alerts Arunachal Pradesh, Assam govts after landslide in mainstream of Brahmaputra river

On Thursday, Ninong Ering wrote to Minister of Sate for Water Resources Arjun Meghwal apprising him of the landslide in the upstream of the Brahmaputra.
Firstpost - Published

Brahmaputra blocked, landslides form barrier lake on Chinese side; envoy claims 'India immediately informed'

The Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India, Counselor Ji Rong, claimed that India was "immediately" informed about the landslide which occurred in the lower ranges of Yaluzangbu river in Tibet..
DNA - Published

North-East states alerted after landslide on Brahmaputra upstream - Published

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