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Bodies of two missing friends found floating on Brahmaputra river

Bangladesh News 24 hours - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Their bodies were recovered from under the Brahmaputra bridge on Tuesday afternoon, said Kotwali Model Police Station OC Kamrul Islam.

New body likely to replace Brahmaputra River Authority

Assam Tribune - ‎12 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI, May 2 - A corporation is likely to replace the proposed North East Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority as the Centre is actively considering a revised Bill for its constitution.

China's water hegemony

The Japan Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Mekong, Southeast Asia's lifeline that is running at a record low since late last year, is just one of the international rivers China has dammed. It has also targeted the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Arun, the Indus, the Sutlej, the Irtysh ...

Call to merge Brahmaputra Board with NEBRRA

Assam Tribune - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
NEW DELHI, April 28 - The Congress party has asked the Centre to take immediate action before the onset of the Monsoon to merge the proposed North East Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority (NEBRRA) and the Brahmaputra Board. Tabling a Zero ...
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China begins construction of Tibet's biggest dam

Tibet Sun - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The design capacity is more than double that of the Zangmu hydropower plant on Brahmaputra river which Tibet's largest existing hydro project.

Erosion of Barnadi River poses major threat to Rangia-Kamalpur-Hajo-Mukalmuwa

The Sentinel - ‎11 hours ago‎
Later on demand of the public of Nagrijuli area the Brahmaputra Board constructed an embankment of 1900 meters length to protect Nagrijuli Tea Estate which is the biggest industry in undivided Nalbari district, presently in the Baksa district under BTAD.

Draft report on storm water drainage

Assam Tribune - ‎12 hours ago‎
AUIIP's concept plan of Guwahati drainage envisages construction of drainage pumping stations at six locations, including construction of storm sewer networks and laying MS force mains, to pump out storm run-off directly to river Brahmaputra for ...

Water Resource department takes erosion-protection measures at Jhanjimukh

The Sentinel - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Jorhat, April 26: Due to the massive erosion by Brahmaputra River at Jhanjimukh area under Teok revenue circle in Jorhat district, the Water Resource department, Jorhat division has taken up some temporary erosion protection measures in the affected ...

Indian and UC Berkeley Engineers Develop Water Filter to Remove Arsenic

India West - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a serious health issue in states like West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana and Assam.

Bhuragaon, Lahorighat areas hit by unabated river bank erosion

Assam Tribune - ‎May 1, 2016‎
MORIGAON, May 1 - Unabated river bank erosion by the Brahmaputra at Bhuragaon and Lahorighat revenue circles in Morigaon district took a grim turn during the last three days by threatening the existence of several villages and crop fields.

பிரம்மபுத்திரா ஆற்றின் குறுக்கே மிகப்பெரிய அணை கட்டும் சீனா

மாலை மலர் - ‎May 1, 2016‎
நீர்மின் நிலையம் அமைக்க ரூ.20 ஆயிரம் கோடி செலவில் பிரம்மபுத்திரா ஆற்றின் குறுக்கே சீனா மிகப்பெரிய அணையை கட்டுகிறது. பிரம்மபுத்திரா ...

Assam floods and why this calamity is once again a non-event for Indian media

Janta Ka Reporter (blog) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
I mean when a great river like the Brahmaputra flows through its heart, so flood is a natural phenomenon. As we Indians don't believe or support only unnatural acts - all thanks to Baba Ramdev and his lackeys - so it's only natural that we don't give a ...

Of erosion—literal and metaphoric

The Sentinel - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Many more families have had to leave their homesteads and seek shelter on roads and highways, and the erosion caused by rivers has been alarming in many parts of Assam. It is not just the Brahmaputra that has been responsible for the frightening ...

Massive erosion poses threat to Auniati Xatra in Majuli

The Sentinel - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Jorhat, April 25: The massive erosion of Brahmaputra River in Majuli in Jorhat district has taken a serious turn. The erosion has affected all the four erosion protection spurs in Majuli.

Two friends found dead

The Daily Star - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Police recovered the bodies of two youths from Old Brahmaputra River near China-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge area yesterday.

Pre-monsoon flood situation improves in Dibrugarh district

The Sentinel - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Dibrugarh, April 26: Floodwater in the district has noticeably reduced following decreasing water levels in the River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Bad weather conditions following incessant rainfall in the upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh, had ...

Centre yet to release Rs 1250 crore erosion protection fund for Assam: Basanta Das

The Sentinel - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
We have also released funds to take up erosion protection measures this year too and accordingly works are on.” The massive erosion of Brahmaputra River on its southern bank in Jorhat district has taken a serious turn in the past few days. The mighty ...

Change the course of water wars

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
China is casting about for additional resources of fresh water, and international rivers like the Mekong and the Yarlung Tsangpo-Brahmaputra, which flow through more than one country to outfall through China have the potential of becoming future ...

Payeng wants plantation in academic curriculum

Assam Tribune - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The environmental activist who shot to fame for single-handedly converting about 550 hectares barren sandbar of Brahmaputra river at Kokilamukh in Jorhat district into a lush forest, said that with thousands of trees being cut in Assam for various ...
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Nearly One Lakh People Affected by Floods in Assam

The Wire - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A view of a flooded area of Fancy as the Brahmaputra River flows above the danger level in Guwahati. Credit: PTI. Last year, Assam floods affected 1.5 million people in nearly 1,600 villages.