Facing brunt of the attack for falling to come up with a full-proof plan to control floods in Assam, Brahmaputra Board has claimed that it has completed Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for five projects in the North Eastern Region (NER), while eight others are in various stages of implementation. Under attack for delay in executing the long pending revamp of the Board, official sources said that the five projects under execution included Siang Single stage, Subansiri single stage in Arunachal Pradesh, Tipaimukh in Manipur and Mizoram, Pagladiya in Assam and Bairabi in Mizoram.

Road communication through the National Highway (NH) 31, which was overtopped by the floodwaters of the Puthimari at Kendukona yesterday, is expected to be restored by tomorrow morning. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today visited the flood-affected areas of Kamrup district. Meanwhile, body of one Chandan Sarma was recovered by the Army.

In the wake of protests against the proposed Rs 15,000-crore, 3000-Megawatt Dibang Multi-Purpose Project (DMP) near Roing in Arunachal Pradesh, the State


Anand Sankar The 'thwack' of axes hitting wood and the periodic grinding of saws is audible as one enters the village of Sunapur in Lakhimpur district in Assam on the banks of the River Subansiri. Here on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, there is no jungle but there are trucks on the river embankment loaded with timber and men busy working away with wood. This is the beginning of the river Subansiri's journey into the plains flowing down from the hills of Arunachal Pradesh which is damming the river for a hydel power project.

The State Government today declared the endangered Gangetic river dolphin as the State Aquatic Animal. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced this during a World Environment Day celebration here today. The decision would add teeth to the conservation measures initiated by the State Government to save this endangered species, which was a longstanding demand of the various environmentalist groups across the world.

Heed to the warnings of ill-planned approach Challenges thrown up by the Ranganadi Hydro Electric Project (rhep) stage I, commissioned in 2002, are lessons to be

an endangered medicinal plant has been rediscovered in Arunachal Pradesh after about a century. Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India came upon the Begonia tessaricarpa in the Ligu village

A full-page advertisement on September 20 announced a ceasefire of sorts between Arunachal Pradesh and the Union government. The state government will sign memoranda of understanding (mou) with big

The latest draft on rehabilitation intends to help people, literally