Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overture to derive benefits out of the hydro-powerpotential in neighbouring Bhutan by helping the Himalayan country to set up dam projects, has been opposed by the an

Guwahati: When it rains heavily in the upstream the water rises very rapidly in rivers flowing through Assam valley and the phenomenon sometimes triggers devastating flash floods that take heavy to

The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisation, comprising 20 civil and democratic rights organisations from across India, decided to undertake a fact finding of the impact of big/mega dam projects coming up in the north-eastern states on the life and livelihood of the people. It has been reported that more than 168 memoranda of understanding/memoranda of agreement (MOA) have been signed by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh alone. (Letters)

Guwahati: Reeling under unrelenting blockade of goods, fuels and machinery to its dam site at Gerukamukh along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary by anti-dam protestors in Assam since December 16, th

Burdwan district, with its advantageous position in transportation network and good resource endowments, spontaneously responded to the commercialisation of agriculture. Rice received considerable commercial importance in the second half of the nineteenth century. It found access to new markets within and outside Bengal and consequently rice trade flourished. Rice trade was carried on regularly in an organised way in Burdwan and expanded considerably from the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

A population assessment survey of the endangered Ganges river dolphin was made between February and Apil 2005 in the Brahmaputra River starting from Assam-Arunachal border to the India-Bangladesh border. One hundred and ninety seven dolphins were recorded in the entire 856 km river stretch with an encounter rate of 0.23 dolphins per km.

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Guwahati: The All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Mising Tribe Students Organization Takam Mising Parin Kebang (TMPK) have joined hands to give further momentum to the anti-dam movement that is gaining ground in downstream areas in Assam on the North Bank of the Brahmaputra River apprehending catastrophic impact on life and property of people living in Assam valley in case those mega dams are prop



aasu's ultimatum: Apparently agitated over former Union minister Suresh Prabhu's plans to drain out excess water from the state, the All Assam Students' Union (aasu) has said that it would never