Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Brahmaputra

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

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Tensions with China-Pakistan can derail fragile water treaties, but India won’t talk about it

The recent tension with Nepal, misunderstanding with Bhutan and border clash with China show that India can no longer create policy of long-term water security in isolation.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.