Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Bashir’s ouster not enough to save Sudan

Bashir’s ouster not enough to save Sudan

Sunday, 21 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

A nation in tatters after long autocratic rule of Bashir now demands a democratically elected Government, budgetary transparency, end of corruption in high public offices and uprooting of the old clusters of the ruling National Congress Party from key positions in the country Sudan and its people heaved a sigh of...

Euro at 20: Where is it heading?

Euro at 20: Where is it heading?

Sunday, 03 February 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The EU leadership is wading through serious political and economic crises. But then the member nations should not leave the onus of searching for an avant-garde solution only on Brussels The Euro, the single common currency of the 19 members of the 28-member European Union (EU), completed two decades this January....

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it!

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it!

Sunday, 27 January 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Best course of action for the UK is to delay the Brexit date. This will simply allow the Britons to decide whether to remain within the EU or get out. With more time, a new deal could be negotiated wherein both UK Parliament and the EU may come to an...

Citizenship Bill: What troubles Assam?

Citizenship Bill: What troubles Assam?

Sunday, 13 January 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, after its independence from Pakistan in a 1971 war, spurred periodic public uprisings, ensuing in Assam Accord in 1985. If the new Bill fails to dispel fears among Assamese, it will reopen old wounds The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016...

Two begums? No longer in Bangladesh

Two begums? No longer in Bangladesh

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Bangladesh poll results have made it clear that triumphant Sheikh Hasina doesn’t have to face jailed and ailing Khaleda Zia in the political arena in near future. The ‘lady in charge’ in Dhaka needs to show she cares for democratic institutions and is ready to stomach healthy criticism Bangladesh is no...

State Editions

1,009 FIRs lodged, 1,008 held for poll code violation so far

23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Political parties woo Dera Sacha Sauda followers

23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Traders backing BJP, says Vijay Goel

23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

BJP’s Vardhan, Tiwari, Parvesh file nominations

23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Udit Raj asks BJP to clear confusion over his candidature

23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

AAP leads mega roadshow on way to file papers

23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Valmiki community fields candidates on all LS seats

21 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

CM thwarted PMAY in city: Gupta

21 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Shiela inaugurates control room for poll campaign

21 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Cong pursues vote bhakti, we have desh bhakti: Modi

21 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Ditch smartphones & read history, Gehlot asks youth

21 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Shatrughan taunts BJP over poll losses in 3 States last yr

21 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer