Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

Al-Shabab raises its ugly head again

Al-Shabab raises its ugly head again

Sunday, 12 January 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Al-Shabab has been successful in transforming itself primarily from a terrorist unit to an insurgent group and finally raising itself to the status of a proto-state actor Somalia, a country in the eastern most part of the African continent in the Horn of Africa, is facing the rage of the Islamic...

Death of Baghdadi is not end of ISIS

Death of Baghdadi is not end of ISIS

Sunday, 03 November 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Though the elite US Delta Force commandos have put an end to the ISIS leader, the remnants of the ISIS, spread from Africa to Australasia, will not simply fade away. Worst is yet to come The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the chief of the Islamic State (ISIS), has brought a...

Show of strength at 70: China’s global message

Show of strength at 70: China’s global message

Sunday, 06 October 2019 | Makhan Saikia

While President Xi Jinping has promised ‘New Era’ that sees China as a top global power, many in China feel what the Communist Party is projecting to the world is an incomplete narrative of the progress China is celebrating its 70th year of the Communist revolution this week. On October 1,...

Brexit widening UK-Northern Ireland chasm

Brexit widening UK-Northern Ireland chasm

Sunday, 22 September 2019 | Makhan Saikia

What haunts Northern Ireland at the moment is none other than Brexit, which is gradually opening up the old wounds of the historic Good Friday Agreement. The very idea of Brexit has destabilised politics by forcing people to take sides between Britain and Ireland The exit of Britain from the EU...

Planet’s lungs face threat from inferno

Planet’s lungs face threat from inferno

Sunday, 01 September 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Amazon forest blaze is fast blocking sunlight and enveloping the entire north-western region of Brazil with thick smoke. Brazil must understand the global importance of these evergreen forests. It is not simply Brazil that is affected, but the entire planet The extraordinary blaze engulfing the Amazon forest, popularly known as the...

Hong Kong on the horns of dilemma

Hong Kong on the horns of dilemma

Sunday, 18 August 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The chances of Hong Kong turning into ‘Tiananmen Square 2’ are not remote, a few believe. However, for many in international politics, if the Chinese Government comes into direct confrontation with the protesters, it will permanently change the liberal atmosphere and political freedom available to the islanders Hong Kong is no...

At 10, Boko Haram not past its prime

At 10, Boko Haram not past its prime

Sunday, 04 August 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Although Nigeria presidency has claimed that Boko Haram’s 10-year-old insurgency has been ‘defeated’, the brazen way the group’s terrorists attacked and looted a village in Jakana town of Konduga local government area last week, it seems the Islamist group poses a growing threat to peaceful life in Nigeria Boko Haram, Nigeria’s...

UK’s Trump moment: Britain under Boris

UK’s Trump moment: Britain under Boris

Sunday, 28 July 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Conservative Party is on its way to become an English nationalist party rather than a unionist one. However, despite all controversies surrounding Boris Johnson’s personal life, what has helped his taking up the reins of the 10 Downing Street is the rock solid support of the Conservative voters and the...

State Editions

MP wins a silver medal in swimming

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Five drug peddlers nabbed

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Women’s protest against CAA continues in Lko

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Pratishodh Ki Aag performed at Rangashri Little Ballet Troupe

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP leader joins SP along with 200 supporters

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer