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'
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Floods in Bihar, Assam claim 209 live; IAF deploys two helicopters for relief work, 19 NDRF teams assist in rescue operation
The death toll in Assam and Bihar floods climbed to 209 on Sunday, with over 1.06 crore people affected by the deluge in the two states, officials said.
Headless body found near Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati points to prevalence of human sacrifices at centre of tantricism
The Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati is steeped in closely-guarded secrets and on 19 June, that mystery got a fresh twist with the discovery of the headless, semi-naked body of a woman, about 40 years of age
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Chandrababu Naidu's efforts post exit polls, Niki Lauda passes away, Big Bang Theory finale; today's must-read stories
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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 areas, the government informed the Lok Sabha Thursday.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Assam before Bogibeel Bridge, KCR's third front dreams, Delhi pollution levels; today's must-read stories
While many parties have accused KCR of working in tacit understanding with the BJP to defeat Congress, it will be impossible for Stalin or Mamata to be associated with a grouping that has BJP in it.
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.
Assam floods: Toll rises to 43 as situation worsens; over 1 lakh people affected across six districts
The flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Saturday with two more deaths reported in Sivasagar district, taking the toll to 43.
'We cannot stand another Dokalam,' says Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui; focusses on confidence building measures
Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui commented on the strained bilateral relations between India and China. He suggested that the ties can be improved by narrowing differences between the two countries and expanding cooperation.
World Bank to draft new five-year plan to tackle flooding, erosion in Assam, to use excess rain water 'constructively'
The World Bank would draft a five-year plan to tackle the flood and erosion problem of Assam, its country head Junaid Kamal Ahmed said on Monday
China on Wednesday said a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Tibet in mid-November had caused turbidity in the Brahmaputra waters, which had sparked concerns in India.
China to 'maintain communication' on cross-border rivers as India expresses concern over blackening of Brahmaputra
China on Tuesday said it will maintain communication with India over the transboundary rivers in the wake of lakes and dams being formed on the Yarlung Tsangpo due to earthquakes in Tibet and which pose a danger to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Lok Sabha members seek talks with China on Brahmaputra pollution; Ananth Kumar vows to raise issue at 'highest level'
After Lok Sabha members on Tuesday expressed concern over the Brahmaputra river being polluted by China, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar assured the House that he will take up the issue at the "highest level" in the government.
Brahmaputra — Assam's lifeline — has turned muddy and its water has changed colour for over a week now in the non-monsoon season causing concern among people and authorities in the state