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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...

Erasing Tiananmen memories

Erasing Tiananmen memories

Sunday, 16 June 2019 | Makhan Saikia

China justifies its brutal Tiananmen actions in the name of maintaining stability. The Communist Party has used both algorithm and human editors to erase every sign of the massacre from China’s history.  Even posting a photo of the 1989 to commemorate the anniversary can land a person behind bars in...

Jehad in Sahel: New menace for Africa, West

Jehad in Sahel: New menace for Africa, West

Sunday, 12 May 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Islamist jehad is not dead. It is only retreating from Syria and Iraq for the time being. In disguise, remnants of al-Qaeda, ISIS and their local variants are appearing across the world. Recently, ISIS massacred hundreds of Christians in Sri Lanka to show their resurrection Islamist terror in the Sahel is...

Libya crisis: Game of brinkmanship

Libya crisis: Game of brinkmanship

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The American U-turn —  Donald Trump terming General Haftar’s role as significant in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's oil resources — has surprised the global community. The EU leaders still hope that the US will reconsider Trump's surprise expression of support to Haftar Libya has witnessed eight years of chaos and...

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...

Relevance of Ambedkar today

Relevance of Ambedkar today

Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Ambedkar’s essence lies in heralding a systemic change, instead of craving for political freedom... India’s Dalit community should not look forward to the reincarnation of Ambedkar, but in due course of time, each member of it must transform himself/herself to an Ambedkar. While commemorating the 128th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao...

Thai polls: Fear of hybrid democracy

Thai polls: Fear of hybrid democracy

Sunday, 07 April 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The Generals, before trying to crush the opposition in entirety, should better note that democracy at its heart indicates the existence of differences. The Thais deserve much more than what the Generals are currently offering. Hope, a true democracy, which enables the right to express opinions and freedom to resist...

At 70, NATO needs New Transatlantic Vision

At 70, NATO needs New Transatlantic Vision

Sunday, 31 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

What disturbs most of the NATO allies in Europe is Donald Trump’s public ambivalence about NATO’s value to the US and his questioning of America’s commitment to it. NATO leadership requires a fundamental shift in its thinking to rework its alignment with the rest of the world, especially with the...

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda