North East  /  Published 24.08.20

Longest ropeway over Assam river

Apart from the longest river ropeway, Assam also boasts of the longest bridge in the country, the 9.1km Bhupen Hazarika Setu, also known as Dhola-Sadiya bridge, in Tinsukia district. Inaugurated by P...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 28.06.20

Flood hits Assam, heavy rains forecast

As many as 21 districts and a population of over 4.6 lakh have been affected in the ongoing flood in Assam with water entering Dibrugarh town and coming threateningly close to entering the capital cit...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

Brahmaputra: A life beyond its waters

I like to believe that “Luitor pani jabi o boi (Go flowing on, waters of the Luit)”, a song by Assam’s foremost cultural icon, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, is still one of the first songs someone lear...
By Rongili Biswas in

North East  /  Published 30.09.19

400-year-old tradition lives on in Gauripur

The 400-year-old Durga Puja in Gauripur, a small town here, continues to be a major crowd-puller. The descendants of the royal Barua family said they still follow the rituals from Shasthi.In the morni...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Dhubri

North East  /  Published 25.08.19

Dhemaji families lose home

Erosion by the Lali river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra at Berachapori under Jonai revenue circle in Dhemaji district, has left 30 families of the riverine villages homeless and gobbled up hundreds ...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji

North East  /  Published 11.07.19

17 Assam districts reel under flood

Floods, triggered by incessant rain over the past few days, have affected 4.23 lakh people in 17 districts of Assam. According to the Central Water Commission, the Brahmaputra, Dikhow, Dhansiri, Jia B...
By TT Bureau in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.20

Assam: Parched beside a river

It is a matter of extreme urgency when a city harboured by the Brahmaputra continues to suffer from a worsening water crisis. This deepening crisis of water, particularly drinking water, exposes the S...
By Bhargabi Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.20

Corner of Brahmaputra bed at home for fish

Laymen would call them aquariums but they’re so much more than that. The tank in Deepta Chakravartty’s dining room has a riverbed replicating the one in the Brahmaputra, pebbles and plants that ar...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 12.05.19

Majuli anti-erosion work miffs Assam CM

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday expressed his displeasure at the quality of anti-erosion work done by the Brahmaputra Board in Majuli.Sonowal was miffed to see the poor quality of wo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 13.02.20

Bengal florican takes wing for global list migration

The critically endangered Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis), the last stronghold of which in the country is Manas National Park in Assam, is likely to be included in the global list for intern...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati


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