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India set to start massive project to divert Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers

The Guardian - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The project involves rerouting water from major rivers including the Ganges and Brahmaputra and creating canals to link the Ken and Batwa rivers in central India and Damanganga-Pinjal in the west. The minister of water resources, Uma Bharti, said this ...

From Jorhat to Guwahati, visual treats by the Brahmaputra

Economic Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
The river cruise sails through the wild, from Jorhat to Guwahati, downstream on the Brahmaputra River. The major attraction being Kaziranga National Park, a world heritage site, home to one-horned rhinoceros, majestic wild buffalos, gorgeous swamp deer ...

Water: a source of connection and cooperation

Livemint - ‎29 minutes ago‎
For years, Chinese hydrological experts have made great efforts against all odds to provide high quality flood season hydrological data of Yaluzangbu/Brahmaputra River and Langqen Zangbo/Sutlej River to the Indian side. In order to collect real-time ...
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Hydropower politics casts shadow on Arunachal's sensitive region

Asia Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Jairam Ramesh, former central environment minister, had said in 2010 that construction of dams in major tributaries of Brahmaputra River is necessary for India to have a “negotiating position” with China. Dam-building is said to be going on at a hectic ...
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Checking Bangladesh Infiltration Holds Challenges For Assam Government

NDTV - ‎3 hours ago‎
At the Binachar border outpost, a four-and-a-half km stretch of fence has been washed away by the Brahmaputra. Post floods, the river changes course every year, making it near impossible to erect a permanent boundary. The talk of sealing the border has ...
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Ferry Boat Gets Ready For Sarbananda Sonowal's Visit To Majuli

NDTV - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The ferry platforms at various points in Nimatighat, the river port near Jorhat town from where one can cross Brahmaputra and reach Majuli by ferry boats, have been given a makeover to look bright and colourful as the IWT specially is busy giving ...

West Bengal and Assam election results and its impact on Bangladesh

The Daily Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
Furthermore, New Delhi is proposing to construct river-linking projects for the Ganges and Brahmaputra to its drought-stricken areas in the west.

Hydropower surges across the Himalayas - ‎6 hours ago‎
The French REG-Velcan SA plans to develop three projects in the Brahmaputra basin of Arunachal Pradesh: Heo (240 MW), Tato-1 (186 MW) and Pauk (145 MW).

West Coast Canal 'substantially operational'

The Hindu - ‎20 hours ago‎
The other two waterways which are substantially operational include the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hoogly River System and the Brahmaputra system in Assam. Navigational aids. These three waterways have 24-hour navigational aids as well as fixed or floating ...

A disaster-in-waiting

The Daily Star - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In a recent interview with BBC, India's minister of water resources Uma Bharti unveiled her government's massive plan to divert major rivers including the Ganges and Brahmaputra. According to the Guardian, the project is just waiting for a rubber stamp ...
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India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

BBC News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
India is set to divert water from its rivers to deal with a severe drought, a senior minister has told the BBC. Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought ...

​Nearly extinct Ganga dolphins get new lease of life

Times of India - ‎May 22, 2016‎
"Gangetic dolphin is India's national aquatic animal which is restricted mainly to Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers in the country.

The Vanishing Islands Of India's Sundarbans

NPR - ‎May 23, 2016‎
This is an estuary where saltwater from the Bay of Bengal mixes with freshwater from three of India's major rivers - the Ganges, the Meghna and the Brahmaputra. The tides in the Sundarbans are so dramatic that about a third of the land disappears and ...
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Here's how India's water governance has failed its citizens

Firstpost - ‎May 24, 2016‎
For instance, in China, water from one of its major rivers - the Yellow River Basin - has been badly polluted by more than 4,000 petrochemical firms.

Bangladesh's Urban Slums Swell with Climate Migrants

Inter Press Service - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna river basin is one of the most flood-prone areas in the world. Official data shows that the devastating 1998 flood alone caused 1,100 deaths and rendered 30 million people homeless.
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Modern face of Tibet

Daily News & Analysis - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In Shannon County, just across Arunachal Pradesh border, a dressed-up Tsedang town, 200 km from Lhasa, wakes up to the roar of blasts early morning.

Identifying bona-fide Indian citizens and sealing Bangladesh border to top BJP government's agenda in Assam

Economic Times - ‎May 20, 2016‎
NEW DELHI: Key projects like the National Register of Citizens (NRC) project to identify the bona-fide Indian citizens in Assam and the fool-proof sealing of the Assam-Bangladesh border through technological vigil and laser walls over the river ...

Doubling down

The Economist - ‎May 19, 2016‎
“A COLOSSAL roller-coaster” is how a senior engineer described it. He was talking about the railway that China plans to build from the lowlands of the south-west, across some of the world's most forbidding terrain, into Tibet.
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The Amma of all freebies

Bangalore Mirror - ‎May 23, 2016‎
As Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to be sworn in as the first BJP chief minister of Assam on Tuesday, preparations are afoot for his victory trip to his home constituency Majuli island in Brahmaputra river. 'Monikanchan Nowka' (boat of gold and jewels ...

Assam industry body pleads new govt for uplifting economy

Business Standard - ‎May 23, 2016‎
near Brahmaputra river during the winter and a plan should be drawn up for funding seeds, marketing infrastructure, soft loans, water pumps and other essentials for the purpose.