Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

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...

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...

Crisis in Nicaragua: Will Ortega survive?

Sunday, 15 July 2018 | Makhan Saikia

President Daniel Ortega's brand of “state capitalism” has sharply divided the Nicaraguan society. His failure to acknowledge the mood of the public may cost him presidentship as he is fighting a war of survival As public protest in Nicaragua has deepened, Daniel Ortega, the embattled President of the country, is battling...

Chinese repression in Xinjiang

Saturday, 16 June 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Xinjiang region of China today reflects an extreme manifestation of a new ‘Surveillance State’ by the all powerful regime of Xi Jinping. Interestingly, this comes with a high-handed combination of technology and a strong flavour of communism. Its aim is not only to prevent the wave of both global and...

'Old' Mahathir at helm for 'new' Malaysia

Saturday, 26 May 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Malaysia’s 14th general election outcome has brought the nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad back to the centre stage of politics. His Pakatan Harapan (PH) or Alliance of Hope or Pact of Hope, which was earlier led by his one-time deputy Anwar Ibrahim, got a boost when he took over as its chairman....

World IP Day 2018: Empowering women innovators

Saturday, 28 April 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity”, the theme of this year’s World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, reflects and celebrates the diverse innovative efforts made by women. The celebrations of the World IP Day began in 2000, when World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) decided to designate a World IP Day...

Drones turning favourite future warfare arsenal

Saturday, 14 April 2018 | Makhan Saikia

The emergence of drones can be regarded as a paradigm shift in the modern warfare. They have unleashed a new pattern of horror on the already devastating battles, particularly between nations and non-state actors. The continued support of power, status and money have emboldened America — which first started the...

Meteoric rise of omnipotent Xi Jinping

Saturday, 17 March 2018 | Makhan Saikia

Chinese President Xi Jinping has formally amended the country’s Constitution to continue in office as long as he wants. His audacious decision is on the expected lines. It was only a matter of time that he had to announce the move through the country’s rubber stamp Parliament known as ‘National...

State Editions

Guv reviews State, Central projects in Puri

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Odisha holds investors’ meet in Gujarat

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Elephant injures 5 in Garhwa

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Palamu holds impressive sacred soil function

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Print Media team wins Tata Steel Media Cup

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

DPS, Ranchi holds Annual Day-ASIMIT

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer