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A river of southern Asia rising in the Himalaya Mountains of southwest Tibet and flowing about 2,900 km (1,800 mi) east then south and west through northeast India to join the Ganges River and form a vast delta in central Bangladesh.


(Placename) a river in S Asia, rising in SW Tibet as the Tsangpo and flowing through the Himalayas and NE India to join the Ganges at its delta in Bangladesh. Length: about 2900 km (1800 miles)


(ˌbrɑ məˈpu trə)

a river in S Asia, flowing from S Tibet through NE India and joining the Ganges River in Bangladesh. ab. 1700 mi. (2700 km) long.
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Noun1.Brahmaputra - an Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947


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Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], Dec 27 (ANI): With China saying that it will maintain communication with India to deal with massive lakes formed by landslides on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet following an earthquake, Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday urged the Center to get to the crux of the matter.
Marking three years of the BJP-led central government, Modi named the bridge -- built over Brahmaputra tributary Lohit and linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal -- after music maestro late Bhupen Hazarika.
Marking the third anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge - the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam - and dedicated it to the people of the nation.
15km - over the mighty Brahmaputra, is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
BEIJING -- Refuting reports of China joining water wars between India and Pakistan by blocking a tributary of Brahmaputra River, Chinese official media on Monday said that Beijing is ready to join a multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the waters.
CHINA on Saturday assured India that its new dam on a tributary of the Brahmaputra would have no impact on its downstream flow as the dam's maximum capacity is " less than 0.
BEIJING -- China will use a tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet as part of the construction of a major hydroelectric project, the Indian media reports said on Saturday.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday said that it was keeping a close watch on China's plan to build three more dams on the Brahmaputra River.
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