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LinkAsia | Sep 7
China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met with his counterpart A.K. Antony this past week in New Delhi. It is the first such visit in nearly a de...
In northeast India, two million people have fled their homes to escape severe flooding. The Brahmaputra River has burst its banks and water now covers more than half of the state of Assam. Heavy monsoon rains and a rapid snowmelt in the Himalayas are to blame. In the state's largest city, Guwahati, and its one million inhabitants are using sandbags to keep the water out. The river's two and a half feet above danger level. Upriver, villages and farms are more than knee deep in water. It's the second big flood Assam's suffered this year. You might recall that a few weeks ago, our contributor Ajoy Bose reported on the violence between indigenous Assamese tribes and Muslims who had migrated into the area from other parts of India. Some 330,000 people have been displaced by the conflict.