Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Brahmaputra

Guwahati’s Heritage Center is fueling new cultural energy — linking city, Brahmaputra, art

Earlier known as the iconic 'DC Bungalow', the contemporary art and cultural space is a step up from the old and scholarly Assam State Museum.

Modi govt proposes 15.6-km twin road tunnel of strategic importance under Brahmaputra

The proposed project will cost Rs 12,807 crore and is a greenfield alignment to provide a direct link between Gohpur and Numaligarh. It will protect the Kaziranga National Park.

Centre, Assam govt committed to building Jorhat-Majuli bridge in 4 years: Sarbananda Sonowal

Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal's statement came two days after a boat headed to Majuli sank in the Brahmaputra river after hitting a ferry in Jorhat district, killing one person.

Assam CM orders filing of criminal case in Brahmaputra boat capsize accident

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also banned use of single-engine boats and said a high-level probe will be announced to find the cause of the accident, in which one person has died.

Boat sinks in Brahmaputra after collision with ferry in Assam, several feared dead

More than 120 passengers were on board the boat that capsized in Nimati Ghat in Jorhat, but many of them were rescued by a govt-owned ferry coming from Majuli, an official said.

China’s parliament approves Five-Year Plan to build dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet region

India and Bangladesh have earlier raised concerns over China building the dam on the lower reaches of the Brahmaputra. Beijing has said it would keep their interests in mind.

India carefully monitoring developments on Brahmaputra river by China, says MEA

On ongoing LAC standoff in Ladakh, both sides have agreed to have another round of Senior Commanders meeting at ‘appropriate time’, says MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.

Three men on a raft go 400 km across Assam, from world’s largest to smallest river island

The trio's journey was an attempt to raise awareness about the need for environmental conservation and sustainable development.

India’s longest river ropeway, across Brahmaputra, opens in Guwahati

Built at a cost of Rs 56 crore, the ropeway will cover a distance of 1.8 km, and bring down the travelling time between north Guwahati & central part of the city to 8 minutes.

50-year-old Meghalaya woman clears Class 12 exams, wants to go to college to study Khasi next

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.