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PGPR takes up development issues with DoNER minister

The Sentinel - ‎3 hours ago‎
The document also suggests the idea of development of the river front in Dibrugarh together with harnessing the Brahmaputra river's potential as a natural and a cultural resource. The paper also urged that Upper Assam be included in the policy of ...

Monitoring of pollution levels in State rivers intensified

Assam Tribune - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
“Out of these, 10 sampling points are in the River Brahmaputra, 32 are in the tributaries of the Brahmaputra, and two are in the Barak river and its tributary. 27 sampling points are in ponds/tanks, while 32 ground water stations have been included in ...

World's largest river island is in India!

India Today - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Majuli, the largest river island in the world, is a paradise for nature lovers. Located on the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam, the island can be accessed via Jorhat district, which lies at a distance of 44km from this place.

Chinese dams on Brahmaputra will be disastrous: Dr Sangay

Assam Tribune - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
GUWAHATI, Feb 7 - Construction of dams and mega power projects on the Brahmaputra river by China and melting of the glaciers in Tibet would have serious consequences in the years to come.

Guwahati, once more

The Hindu - ‎22 hours ago‎
... 'first' experiences during my second visit - Be it attending concerts of Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and the home-grown talent Zubeen Garg, digging into an Assamese delicacy called chicken khoika or taking a flight over the mighty Brahmaputra ...

Neaz Rahman's book on urban planning at Ekushey Book Fair

The Daily Star - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
“Behular Poth Dhore Ek Nishad Putrer Golpo” authored by urban planner Khondker Neaz Rahman is available at Ekushey book fair. Published by Ankur Publisher the book focuses on the civilization on the mouth of Ganga-Brahmaputra River. The story starts ...

BUCKS COUNTY KITCHEN: Try something different - cooking with Himalayan block salt

Bucks Local News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Himalayan Region of Asia stretches from the Indus River in Pakistan through Nepal and Bhutan up to the Brahmaputra River in India. Among the cultures, languages and diverse people of the Himalayas exists a pink rock salt which matured over a time ...

BJP to ban illegal Bangla immigrants into Assam if voted to power: Amit Shah

Economic Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
GUWAHATI: BJP national president Amit Shan on Wednesday alleged that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh are taking away the jobs of locals in Assam and said if the party is voted to power in the upcoming assembly elections then it will stop illegal ...

Christian Aid worker comes to tell us climate change is hitting people in Bangladesh

Bridport and Lyme Regis News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Rezwana will share the story of young mother of four, Morsheda, who lives in daily fear of the destructive powers of the Brahmaputra river which brings dangerous snakes into her home and threatens to destroy everything. But she will also tell ...

As gall bladder cancer cases continue to hit Gangetic & Brahmaputra belts, oncologists keep wondering why

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Yadav, just like the village head did, has lived all along in Madhepura district, 40 km from Ganga's course, little knowing the river, along with Brahmaputra, is somehow responsible for the high incidence of gall bladder cancer in North and North-East ...
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Poachers kill rhino at Kaziranga National Park, third such case in 40 days

Firstpost - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Meanwhile, KNP authorities intensified the security of the park as the poachers have changed their movement pattern taking the waterways from the westernmost side of the Brahmaputra to enter Bagori and Agaratoli ranges as indicated by the recovery of ...

A glimpse at the history of Bengal's downtrodden

Dhaka Tribune - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Written by young author Khandker Neaz Rahman, the book tells the story of a struggling people living in the area of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin, which covers the northern part of the ancient India - including the ancient Bengal. Neaz aimed ...

Assam: Poachers kill third rhino in 40 days at Kaziranga National Park

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Soon after hearing gunshots, Forest Department patrol teams rushed towards the bank of the river from where the the animal thieves were suspected to have entered the Bagori range.
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Travel diaries: Guwahati, two decades ago and now

The Indian Express - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Be it attending concerts of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and the home-grown talent Zubeen Garg, who is idolised by many in Assam, to digging into the Assamese delicacy called chicken khoika to taking a flight over the mighty Brahmaputra river on a ...

3rd rhino killed in Kaziranga this year

Business Standard - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Meanwhile, KNP authorities intensified the security of the Park as the poachers have changed their movement pattern taking the waterways from the westernmost side of the Brahmaputra to enter Bagori and Agaratoli ranges as indicated by the recovery of ...

Young Pakistani players unhappy with security diktat

Times of India - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Guwahati: The friendly people of the city hotels, delicious Indian cuisines served in homely environment may please the Pakistani players camping in the city, but the diktats of security officials restricting them to go to the markets and venture out ...
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Plan to introduce amphibious plane on Ganga river: Gadkari

Hindu Business Line - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
“My target is to develop waterways in rivers. Parliament has given the consent to such five inland waterways in which the Ganga and Brahmaputra are included. The target is to develop 111 such waterways. “There will be trade up to Bangladesh and Myanmar ...

Assam's history, front to back

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
To re-enact this historic battle, the ATDC had in 2011 decided to build the bronze statue of Borphukan, eight 18-foot statues of Ahom soldiers and two 32-foot cannons over a concrete pedestal in the Brahmaputra river near Machkhowa here. After several ...
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Only 1 family in opposition not allowing RS to function: PM Narendra Modi

Economic Times - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
There is a law which will increase the bonus of workers, there is a law which will lead to increased navigation and trading activity in Brahmaputra River. However these laws are awaiting the nod of the Rajya Sabha as it not allowed to function," Modi said.
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Meghalaya Guv likens PM Modi to Brahmaputra

The Statesman - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Meghalaya and Manipur Governor V Shanmuganathan on Thursday likened Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Brahmaputra river saying both are "taking care of the needs" of people in the northeast region.