Last Updated : Mar 19 2019 10:51PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
President appoints Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as India's first Lokpal            Notification issued for 2nd phase of Lok Sabha polls            EC directs parties to desist from indulging any political propaganda involving activities of Defence forces            GST Council approves transition plan for new GST rates for residential properties            India face Bangladesh in SAFF Women's meet semis tomorrow           

National News

Oct 20, 2018

Alert sounded in Arunachal Pradesh and bordering districts of Assam for possible flash flood in Brahmaputra

Representational pic
The governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have issued an for a possible flash flood in Brahmaputra river. The was sounded after China informed India about a landslide blocking a river in Tibet leading to the formation of an artificial lake there. 

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the authorities of districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh to remain for a possible flesh flood. He directed the districts administration of Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur  to take all possible steps to prevent a major catastrophe. Mr. Sonowal said, NDRF teams have been deployed in these districts. 

AIR Itanagar correspondent reports that the water level in Brahmaputra, known as Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh is increasing after it overflowed from an artificial lake at the river known as Tsangpo in China. The artificial lake was formed some time ago after a massive landslide in that area and blocked the flow of river. 

Two NDRF teams from Kolkata and Bhubaneswar landed in Pasighat today. District administration has already issued a high and all precautionary measures have been taken. The administration is constantly monitoring the situation. 

Meanwhile, Chinese Embassy spokesperson Counselor Ji Rong said that his country has activated the Emergency Information Sharing Mechanism with India following the landslide on Wednesday near Jiala village in Milin County in the lower ranges of Yaluzangbu river in Tibet. 

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 19 (Mar) Midday News 19 (Mar) News at Nine 19 (Mar) Hourly 19 (Mar) (2000hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 19 (Mar) दोपहर समाचार 19 (Mar) समाचार संध्या 19 (Mar) प्रति घंटा समाचार 19 (Mar) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 19 (Mar) Khabrein(Day) 19 (Mar) Khabrein(Eve) 19 (Mar)
Aaj Savere 19 (Mar) Parikrama 19 (Mar) Lok Ruchi Samachar 17 (Mar)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 19 (Mar) Samayki 19 (Mar) Sports Scan 19 (Mar) Spotlight/News Analysis 19 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 14 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 14 (Mar) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 13 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 19 (Mar) Money Talk 19 (Mar) Current Affairs 15 (Mar)