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Assam floods: Why Brahmaputra river basin management is the need of the hour
India

Assam floods: Why Brahmaputra river basin management is the need of the hour

If India wants to emerge as a superpower it has to take calculated risk of opting for ambitious projects and aggressively work towards its completion

Assam floods: Situation worsens as 31.54 lakh in 26 districts affected, 12 dead in last 24 hours
India

Assam floods: Situation worsens as 31.54 lakh in 26 districts affected, 12 dead in last 24 hours

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a virtual conference with deputy commissioners and asked them to provide relief and ensure the rehabilitation of affected people at the earliest

Explained: The Assam floods and the unfolding of a food and water crisis
India

Explained: The Assam floods and the unfolding of a food and water crisis

The deluge in Assam, which has affected nearly 25 lakh people, has caused a severe shortage of food and water. Water sources have become either inaccessible or polluted, making life almost unlivable in the eastern state

Explained: How Assam floods have endangered animals at Kaziranga National Park
India

Explained: How Assam floods have endangered animals at Kaziranga National Park

The floods in Assam, which have already claimed the lives of 108 people, has caused a watery mess at Kaziranga National Park, leaving 18 per cent of the area submerged

Assam floods: Four die in Goalpara, Dima Hasao, Udalguri, taking toll to 46; Brahmaputra river flows above danger mark
India

Assam floods: Four die in Goalpara, Dima Hasao, Udalguri, taking toll to 46; Brahmaputra river flows above danger mark

Over 10,51,575 people have been affected by the flood in 24 districts including Bajali, Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Hojai, Kamrup and Kamrup Metro

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 25, over 6.50 lakh people affected by deluge
India

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 25, over 6.50 lakh people affected by deluge

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority said one person in Silchar of Cachar district was lost to floodwaters. Nagaon is the worst hit district with over 3.51 lakh people in distress, followed by Cachar and Hojai

Assam floods: Why does the state face a deluge every year?
India

Assam floods: Why does the state face a deluge every year?

Tragedy has struck Assam again in the form of torrential rains and flood as around two lakh people in 20 districts have been affected this year

Are the claims of melting Himalayan glaciers exaggerated? Here’s what a new study reveals
India

Are the claims of melting Himalayan glaciers exaggerated? Here’s what a new study reveals

In the paper, titled 'False Alarm over the Retreat of the Himalayan Glaciers', the authors have emphasised that the flow of the Ganga and Brahmaputra will not be affected by glacial melt and there will be no drying up of rivers

Assam boat capsize: 6 Inland Water Transport staffers arrested; 3 others detained
India

Assam boat capsize: 6 Inland Water Transport staffers arrested; 3 others detained

The collision took place when private boat 'Ma Kamala' was heading towards Majuli from Nimati Ghat with passengers and vehicles, while government ferry 'MB Tipkai' was coming from the world's largest river island.

Himanta Biswa Sarma orders police to file criminal case, high-level probe in Brahmaputra boat capsize
India

Himanta Biswa Sarma orders police to file criminal case, high-level probe in Brahmaputra boat capsize

After visiting the accident site with senior officials, Sarma told reporters that as per the initial probe, mismanagement was found to be the prime reason for the accident

One dead, 33 missing after two boats collide in Assam: A look at some of India’s worst boat accidents
India

One dead, 33 missing after two boats collide in Assam: A look at some of India’s worst boat accidents

Boat accidents are common in India, with many overcrowded boats not having safety equipment

Assam boat tragedy exposes safety lapses in India's inland water transport system
India

Assam boat tragedy exposes safety lapses in India's inland water transport system

Lack of registered operators, poor implementation of rules and regulations and overcrowding on boats is endangering lives

Assam: One dead, 20 missing after two boats collide in Brahmaputra river; praying for their safety, says PM
India

Assam: One dead, 20 missing after two boats collide in Brahmaputra river; praying for their safety, says PM

Several people are feared drowned after a ferry boat with 120 passengers capsized after colliding with another boat in Brahmaputra river in Assam's Jorhat on Wednesday

China adopts 14th Five Year Plan with hydropower project on Brahmaputra river near Arunachal Pradesh
World

China adopts 14th Five Year Plan with hydropower project on Brahmaputra river near Arunachal Pradesh

The National People’s Congress, China's legislature with over 2,000 members mostly drawn from the ruling Communist Party, adopted the plan 'for national economic and social development'

China to build major hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet, local reports claim
World

China to build major hydropower project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet, local reports claim

Exploitation of the Yarlung Zangbo river could be a major source of clean electricity, playing a significant role in realising China's goal of reaching a carbon emissions peak by 2030

Toll due to Assam floods, landslides rises to 123; Brahmaputra's water level expected to recede by Monday
India

Toll due to Assam floods, landslides rises to 123; Brahmaputra's water level expected to recede by Monday

While 97 people died in flood-related incidents in Assam, 26 were killed in landslides. Goalpara continued to be the most affected district with 4.7 lakh people hit by the deluge

Assam floods claim 6 more lives to bring total deaths to 76 in state; Barpeta worst-hit region
India

Assam floods claim 6 more lives to bring total deaths to 76 in state; Barpeta worst-hit region

A total of 22 lakh people have been affected by floods and landslides across 27 districts of Assam. Among the deceased, 50 people were killed in inundation, 26 died due to landslides

Assam floods leave two dead in 24 hours; over 10 lakh forced to flee homes as authorities say situation turning critical by the hour
India

Assam floods leave two dead in 24 hours; over 10 lakh forced to flee homes as authorities say situation turning critical by the hour

Torrential rain hit at least 23 of Assam’s 33 districts and the federal water resources body said water levels in the Brahmaputra were expected to rise

Coronavirus outbreak: Assam's boat clinics conduct door-to-door surveillance on saporis
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Coronavirus outbreak: Assam's boat clinics conduct door-to-door surveillance on saporis

Assam's boat clinics are the primary means of healthcare for inhabitants of the 2500 river islands. They have pitched in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak by carrying out door-to-door community surveillance.

Floods in Assam, Bihar echo in Parliament: Five Indians died per day in rain-related accidents over past 3 years
India

Floods in Assam, Bihar echo in Parliament: Five Indians died per day in rain-related accidents over past 3 years

As many as 6,585 people lost their lives due to rain-related natural calamities — such as cyclone, floods and landslides — in India over three years ending July 18, 2019, a government reply to the Lok Sabha said on 23 July, 2019. This amounts to nearly 2,000 deaths every year, on average.