For the first time, A mountaineer from Assam is set to scale the highest peak in the world — Mount Everest. Pranay Bordoloi, a senior journalist with a Guwahti based private satellite channel will join a 12-member international team on their mission to climb Mount Everest in mid-May. He will depart Guwahati in April. Talking to reporters on Friday, Bardoloi said that Wang Fu-Chou, an internationally acclaimed mountaineer of South Korea, will lead the 12- member team from Kathmandu, said Bordoloi. He will leave Guwahati for Kathmandu on 3 April to join the rest of the members of the team.
19 Feb 2008 - 1:40am | editor
The Centre is all set to start oil exploration in the Brahmaputra river basin saying it could boost oil production. Addressing the golden jubilee function of Oil India Limited (OIL) here on Monday, DONER Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar said the basin has huge potential of oil reserve which had to be exploited. He said the exploration work will start as soon as the required environmental clearance was received. According to Aiyar, oil exploration work would also start in Tirap and Changland districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
Good news. Assam Cruises on the river Brahmaputra wins the coveted Tour of the Year Destination Development Awards in Japan. Operated by private sector Assam Bengal Navigation (ABN) cruise won the prize for promoting Brahmaputra river cruises on luxurious boats M V Charaidew and M V Sukapha for the Japanese market. According to information, the award was given by Japan Association of Travel Agents recently at the JATA World Congress in Tokyo.
The ABN's first river cruise was on Brahmaputra in 2003 and subsequent cruises were on Hoogly river in West Bengal began from 2005. The luxury river boats 'Charaidew' was commissioned with 12 air-conditioned en-suite cabins followed by the near identical 'Sukapha' in 2006.