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Majuli island shrunk by 31 pc from 1914 to 2004

NEW DELHI, April 3 - The Centre today confirmed that Majuli river island has shrunk by 31.58 per cent from 1914 to 2004. According to a survey, the river island, which was 734 sq km in 1914, was reduced to 502.21 sq km in 2004.Minister of State for Water ... The Assam Tribune, 2 weeks ago

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Slow bank revetment works may affect Majuli

GUWAHATI, March 5 - River island Majuli now seems to be facing a serious challenge. It is feared that if the authorities fail to complete the bank revetment and installation of porcupine screens in a 27-km-long vulnerable stretch on the southern bank of the ...
 The Assam Tribune1 month ago

Why a visit to the world's largest river island is a must

Assam's Majuli faces flood fury -- and the threat of erosion -- whenever the mighty Brahmaputra river swells. So take a break from your high-tech lifestyle and hop on that double decker boat to live the simple life in the world's largest river island before ...
 Prokerala2 months ago

Innovative housing scheme for people in tiny backwater islands

People living in sinkingtiny backwater islands in southern Kerala hope that an innovative housing system coming up there would end the threat of displacement arising out of inundation due to global warming.An eco-friendly amphibious housing model is being ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago

Two die in NYC's East River chopper crash

At least two persons were killed when a helicopter went down in New York's East River on Sunday, authorities said. Three others remain in critical condition and the pilot was rescued after the Eurocopter AS350 went upside-down and submerged when emergency ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago Five killed in New York chopper crash  Prokerala1 month ago FAA: Helicopter crashes in New York City's East River  Business Standard1 month ago

Indonesian woman mauled to death by crocodile

A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said today.The Indonesian woman's family and neighbours launched a search after she failed to return home from a riverside garden near the remote village ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

Indonesia president says toxic river should be clean enough to drink

Indonesias president on Thursday said water from the Citarum River should be made drinkable within seven years under a new cleanup project for the Java island river often ranked among the worlds most polluted. Running 300 km (190 miles) from a spring in West ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
Business Standard

Pune-based swimmer double crosses Bangla Channel, sets world record

Pune-based 17-year-old swimmer Sampanna Ramesh Shelar has set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel.Shelar, is the first person to swim to and fro from Saint Martin's Island Jetty to Teknaf in Bangladesh also known as the Bangla Channel on Friday.
 Business Standard1 week ago

Pink punk and oodles of 90s vibe, Varun Dhawan gets groovy as Desi Pablo Escobar for October promotions!

The quintessential filmi baccha - a term straight from his mentor’s mouth (read: Karan Johar) on KWK 5, Varun Dhawan is certainly a bonafide star kid to reckon with! While he graduated as a Student Of The Year in 2012, Varun Dhawan has undergone a massive ...
 Bollywood Hungama1 week ago

Pix: The breathtaking wonders of India

We bring you the best of India's photographs from readers. You can share your #India-Photos too!  Debashis Pal sent us this photograph from Majuli, Assam, one of the world's biggest river island. Girnar, also known as city on the hill offers a stunning view of the winding roadway leading up to the hill. Photograph by Bhavesh. Palanki Narayana shared this image of an idol at the Krishna temple in Hampi, Karnataka. Debmalya Mazumder shared this photograph of the Prinsep ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Sports Shorts: India out of final race after loss to Australia  Rediff.com1 month ago
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