Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

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Mayhem in Yemen: Proxies to blame

Mayhem in Yemen: Proxies to blame

Sunday, 29 July 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Future of Yemen looks bleak. Houthis’ desire to expand their writ over the entire Yemen has no end. Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s involvement in the war for their vested interests has aggravated the situation. Meanwhile, innocent civilians, especially children and women, who are sandwiched between the warring groups in...

Goodbye Zuma! S Africa heading for new dawn?

Saturday, 24 February 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, who ruled South Africa since 2009, has literally pushed the country to doom and despair. It is near certain that he has truly lived up to his middle name ‘Gedleyihlekisa’, which in Zulu means ‘I laugh at you, as I destroy you’. When he took over the...

Rojava: Road to Kurdish motherland

Saturday, 17 February 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The long struggle of over 14.5 million Kurds for an independent homeland has reached a turning point as the ISIS’ diabolical empire is on the verge of extinction in West Asia and “Rojava” or “the land where the sun sets”, an autonomous region in the Northern Turkey, is emerging as...

Clampdown on digital hatemongers: Whose freedom at risk in Germany?

Saturday, 03 February 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Increasing hate speech cases in Germany is bringing home harsh realities of its post-refugee crisis against the backdrop of German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcoming millions of immigrants, particularly from West Asia. Though the influx of imimigrants and their embrace by the German Government is being read as a sign of new...

Protests in Iran: What is in store for the regime?

Saturday, 20 January 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The recent protests in Iran — starting on December 28 in the city of Mashhad in which 20 people died  — are heralding a disturbing signal for the current regime of Hassan Rouhani. What has exactly caused more disturbances in the power corridors of Tehran is the nature of slogans that...

No end in sight to Yemen's suffering

Saturday, 13 January 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The crisis in Yemen is getting bloodier. This month, the civil war in Yemen will complete 1,000 days. As of now, more than 10,000 people have lost their lives and around three-fourths of its 28 million population urgently need help. The conflict has brought the worst cholera outbreak to Yemen,...

Sunday Edition

Jagatpur flyover opens to public

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Plogging drive launched

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Innovations, start-ups, products on display at IIT on Industry Day

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Water supply to get hit in a few pockets

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Sisodia, AAP MLAs discharged in case related to 2014 protest

23 September 2018 | SR | Sunday Pioneer

Death of 5 sewer workers: Two more arrested

23 September 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer