Around South Asia & South East Asia [12.01.14]

Indonesia



India

Attack on Paramilitary Troops Took Place in Chhattisgarh State, Police Said”

We deplore this act of terrorism in India by separatists.

Large Scale Engineering & Management In America [Unofficial Post]

Airport





Streetcar

In this July 1, 2009, file photo, the first streetcar built in America in 60 years, by United Streetcar, is seen in Portland, Ore. 

Latest From Science, Technology And Medicine [12.01.14]

Google
Intel

“Wearables”

“Google launched the Internet-connected eyewear in 2012 as a consumer gadget, but it was criticized by privacy advocates and widely regarded as nerdy. But Glass shows early signs of catching on as a workplace-computing device. 

Through a program it calls Glass at Work, Google is working with software developers to encourage use of Glass in industries such as health care, construction and manufacturing where employees work with their hands but need information. 

Intel chips run most personal computers and servers used in data centers. But the company was late to the mobile market. Brian Krzanich, who became Intel’s chief executive in May 2013, is determined to avoid the same fate in wearable technology.”

Around Latin America [12.01.14]

Colombia

“Rebels on Sunday freed an army general and two others who were captured in a remote village on Nov. 16, paving the way for a new round of peace negotiations with the government.

FARC Had Held Alzate, Army Captain and Lawyer Since Nov. 16″

“A half-century long civil conflict that has claimed more than 220,000 lives.”

“The operations of the FARC–EP are funded by kidnap to ransom, illegal mining, extortion and the production and distribution of illegal drugs.”

Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [12.01.14]

“By 2030 Chinese cities will be home to about 1 billion people. Getting urban China to work properly is vital to the country’s economic and political future”

in today’s megacities it is some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and largest shopping malls, interlinked by the world’s longest bullet-train network

After taking over as party chief in 2012, Xi Jinping (now also president) launched his expected decade in power with a catchphrase: “The Chinese dream”.

Mr Li Keqiang, who took over as prime minister in 2013, and other officials are fond of quoting Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel prize-winning American economist, who said that technological innovation in America and urbanisation in China would be “two keys” to mankind’s development in the 21st century.

President Xi Jinping describes the country’s problems and his approach to solving them in colourful terms. Reforms, he says, have entered a “deep-water area”. China must “venture along dangerous paths to break through barriers to reform”. In tackling corruption it will need the resolve of a man who must “cut off his own snake-bitten hand to save his life”. At a plenum of the Central Committee in November the party declared that market forces must play a “decisive role”, the strongest support it has ever expressed for the market.

All the most important reforms that Mr Xi needs to tackle involve the movement to China’s cities. He must give farmers the same property rights as urban residents so they can sell their homes (which is currently all but impossible) and leave the land with cash in hand. He must sort out the mess of local-government finances, which depend heavily on grabbing land from farmers and selling it to developers. He must loosen the grip of state-owned enterprises on the commanding heights of the economy and make them hand over more of their profits to the government. He must move faster to clean up the urban environment, especially its noxious air, and prevent the growth of China’s cities from exacerbating climate change. And he must start giving urban residents a say in how their cities are run.”

Taiwan

“Pro-China Party’s Election Defeat Likely to Slow Cross-Strait Agenda

One factor in the shift was younger Taiwanese.

In March, the student-led Sunflower movement occupied Taiwan’s legislative hall for the weeks.

Hong Kong

“Downing Street has said China was “mistaken” to bar a committee of MPs from visiting Hong Kong, describing the rebuff as “counter-productive”.” 

    নাগরিক ঐক্যের আলোচনা সভা – সমাবেশ – উদ্যোগ [01.12.14]

    Business & Economy

    “রাশিয়ায় এখন মাত্র ২০ কোটি ডলার রপ্তানি হলেও সেখানকার বাজার প্রায় এক হাজার ২০০ কোটি ডলারের। দেশটিতে ৪২ শতাংশ শুল্ক ও কর দিয়ে রপ্তানি করতে হয়। অন্যদিকে ব্রাজিল ও দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকায় যথাক্রমে ৩৫ ও ৪৫ শতাংশ শুল্ক ও কর দিতে হয়।
    বিকেএমইএর সাবেক সহসভাপতি মোহাম্মদ হাতেম বলেন, রাশিয়া, ব্রাজিল ও দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকার মতো বড় বাজারে শুল্ক হ্রাসে সরকারকে অগ্রাধিকার ভিত্তিতে উদ্যোগ নিতে হবে। এগুলো করা গেলে আগামী ১০ বছরে পোশাকের মোট রপ্তানিতে নতুন বাজারের হিস্যা হবে ৬০-৭০ শতাংশ।
    বিজিএমইএর সাবেক সভাপতি আবদুস সালাম মুর্শেদী বলেন, একক দেশ হিসেবে আমেরিকায় আমাদের রপ্তানি সবচেয়ে বেশি। চীনের বাজারটি দখল করার সুযোগ আছে বাংলাদেশের।” 

    আলোচনা সভা – সমাবেশ – উদ্যোগ

     
     


    International Relations – Foreign Policy – Diplomacy 

    তরুণ প্রজন্ম



    অন্যান্য রাজনৈতিক দল, রাজনীতিবিদ




    Large Scale Engineering

    একাত্তরে মানবতাবিরোধী অপরাধের বিচার



    Law Enforcement
    • Human Trafficking Control 
    • Drug Trafficking Control 
    • Illegal Possession of Arms 
    • Gold Smuggling

    “মাদকমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ” গড়ার পথে অগ্রগতি

    বাংলাদেশ মাদকমুক্ত হওয়ার পথে।
    বাংলাদেশের নাগরিকদের দেশ নিয়ে গর্ব করার মত অর্জনের ভান্ডারে আরেকটা অর্জন কিছুদিন পর যোগ হবে।
    বাংলাদেশ হবে পৃথিবীর প্রথম অবৈধ মাদকমুক্ত দেশ।


     


    ভেজাল খাদ্য এবং ফরমালিন মুক্ত বাংলাদেশ গড়ে তোলায় অগ্রগতি




    “অবৈধ অস্ত্রমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ” গড়ার পথে অগ্রগতি


    Anti-Corruption Initiatives

    Around Middle East & North Africa [12.01.14]

    Around Asia Pacific & Oceania [11.30.14]

    Taiwan

    “A doctor running as an independent won the mayor’s race in Taipei, the capital, on Saturday, as Taiwan’s governing party suffered heavy losses in local elections. In response to the defeats dealt to the party, which favors closer ties with China, the prime minister resigned.

    The election results, including a victory by the opposition Democratic Progressive Party in the central city of Taichung, signal that Taiwan’s governing Chinese Nationalist Party, known as the Kuomintang or K.M.T., will be hard-pressed to retain the presidency in the 2016 election.

    In the race for the Taipei mayor’s seat, Ko Wen-je, a blunt-talking political novice, trounced Sean Lien, the scion of a prominent Kuomintang family. Mr. Ko took 57.1 percent of the vote to Mr. Lien’s 40.8 percent,

    The wide losses prompted Prime Minister Jiang Yi-huah, who leads the executive branch of government under Mr. Ma, to step down. He acknowledged that the results were a display of public dissatisfaction.

    The Kuomintang previously held 15 of Taiwan’s 22 cities and counties, but that ratio was roughly reversed Saturday. The Kuomintang won just six seats, while the Democratic Progressive Party declared victory in 13, including four of Taiwan’s six special municipalities, which make up most of the country’s largest cities.

    Earlier

    Hong Kong

    Police officers threw a pro-democracy protester to the ground    outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sunday.

    “Protesters and the police clashed in the political heart of Hong Kong on Sunday night, when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators surged around the city leader’s office, seeking to blockade it and other government offices, and officers used pepper spray to repel them. The confrontation ended weeks of relative calm at the protesters’ main street camp.

    The two student groups at the forefront of the protests had urged supporters to congregate on Sunday in Admiralty

    Hong Kong Federation of Students

    Scholarism, the political movement of high school and university students

    Tibet

    Freedom, democracy, justice, these are American principles.

    climate change … I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.

    marijuanaThese kinds of substances are generally considered poison, very bad. But for particular illnesses, this is sometimes deliberately used. So that’s up to the doctor, or up to scientists. The ability to judge reality is something very unique. So if that [our brain] is damaged, that’s awful. So alcohol and drugs are very bad.

     

    [A Few Words:

     

    The most important endowment we humans are blessed with is our “Consciousness”.“Controlling Consciousness” is the key to health, wealth and most importantly, happiness and satisfaction.

     

    So anything that hampers our ability of “Controlling consciousness” is bad (for example, drinking alcohol damages our ability of judgement).

     

    And anything that aids us in “Controlling Consciousness” (for example, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga, deep breathing, etc.) is good and highly recommended.]

     

    Tibetan protester who is on the verge of sacrificing himself through self-immolation

    India-China … Genuine good relations based on mutual trust [could] really make a significant contribution to economic development, as well as to education and spirituality.

    President Xi Jinping … He is courageously tackling corruption, quite effectively. Fearlessly. [But] real development must take place in rural areas. It is not a solution to build new, big cities. [Also] 1.3 billion Chinese people have every right to know reality … Censorship is an unrealistic method that actually develops distrust and suspicion. The Chinese judicial system must be lifted up to the international standard of judiciary systems. Then these 1 billion poor people can have some kind of protection.” 

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    Chinese Christians

    • (November 1, 2014)
        

      “The rapid spread of Christianity is forcing an official rethink on religion

       

      Christians in China have long suffered persecution. Under Mao Zedong, freedom of belief was enshrined in the new Communist constitution (largely to accommodate Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists in the west of the country). Yet perhaps as many as half a million Christians were harried to death, and tens of thousands more were sent to labour camps.

       

      In 2010 the Pew Research Center, an American polling organization, estimated there were 58m Protestants and 9m Catholics. Many experts, foreign and Chinese, now accept that there are probably more Christians than there are members of the 87m-strong Communist Party.
      the Christian church in China has grown by an average of 10% a year since 1980.

       

      many Chinese are attracted to Christianity because, now that belief in Marxism is declining, it offers a complete moral system with a transcendental source. People find such certainties appealing, she adds, in an age of convulsive change.
      Some Chinese also discern in Christianity the roots of Western strength. They see it as the force behind the development of social justice, civil society and rule of law, all things they hope to see in China.

       

      There is even talk that the party, the world’s largest explicitly atheist organization, might follow its sister parties in Vietnam and Cuba and allow members to embrace a dogma other than—even higher than—that of Marx.

       

      Any shift in official thinking on religion could have big ramifications for the way China handles a host of domestic challenges, from separatist unrest among Tibetan Buddhists and Muslim Uighurs in the country’s west to the growth of NGOs and “civil society”—grassroots organizations, often with a religious coloring”

       

      Chinese Uyghur Muslims

      A Uighur woman at a market last summer in Urumqi, the capital of the restive Xinjiang region. The Chinese government has chartered trains to resettle Uighurs.

      “Though neither he nor the state media reports mentioned it, the county’s policy of exporting Uighur labor set the stage for a factory brawl that led to deadly rioting in Urumqi in 2009, in which at least 200 people were killed.”