- Two hundred century old Buddhist Monk Mummy found – “remarkably well-preserved” according to Experts [Smithsonian Magazine]
নাগরিক ঐক্য #Nagorik : গাজীপুর
“নাগরিক ছাত্র ঐক্য (Nagorik Students Association – NSA) নেতা তানভীর আহমেদের পরিচালনায় কর্মসূচি চলাকালে বক্তব্য রাখেন নাগরিক ঐক্যের কেন্দ্রীয় নেতা শহীদুল্লাহ কাউছার, মাহমুদা জিন্নাত বিথী, মাহমুদ জামাল কাদেরী, শফিকুর রহমান হিরু, নাগরিক ছাত্র ঐক্যের কেন্দ্রীয় আহ্বায়ক নাজমুল হোসেন, গাজীপুর মহানগর নেতা আনোয়ার হোসেন চৌধুরী, আমজাদ হোসেন প্রমুখ।”
অর্থনীতি ও বাণিজ্য [Business, Finance & Economics]
“মালদ্বীপ ন্যাশনাল ডিফেন্স ফোর্স (এমএনডিএফ) প্রধান মেজর জেনারেল আহমেদ শিয়াম, এনডিসি, পিএসসি এ আগ্রহ প্রকাশ করেন।
মালদ্বীপের ডিফেন্স ফোর্সের প্রধান বাংলাদেশের খুলনা শিপিং ইয়ার্ড ঘুরে অভিভূত হন এবং তিনি এ শিপিং ইয়ার্ডের প্রশংসা করেন।
মালদ্বীপ ডিফেন্স ফোর্সের প্রধান বলেন, চার লক্ষ লোকের মালদ্বীপে ৮০ হাজার বাংলাদেশি রয়েছেন।”
Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me): “Large Scale Engineering” in Bangladesh
Prizes, Awards, Honors
মাদকের বিরুদ্ধে বগুড়া পুলিশের প্রচারণা; #StopDrugTrafficking
মাদক এবং অস্ত্র উদ্ধারে সফল – বগুড়া পুলিশ সদস্যদের পুরস্কার বিতরনী অনুষ্ঠানে পুলিশ সুপার মোজাম্মেল হক, পিপিএম
International : Tibetan Buddhism
“মঙ্গোলিয়ায় ২০০ বছরের পুরনো এক বৌদ্ধ ভিক্ষুর মমি পাওয়া গেছে।
তিব্বতের আধ্যাত্মিক নেতা Dalai Lama ‘র টিকিৎসক ড. ব্যারি কেরজিন বলেছেন, মমির ওই ভিক্ষু ‘তুকদুম’ নামক বিরল একটি ধ্যান (Meditation) এর অবস্থায় রয়েছেন।”
Demography: Islamic Community
“A few individuals’ behavior he said, should not generalize the entire religious tradition—and added that he was concerned about the bad image Islam was getting. “Muslim practitioners must extend love toward entire creation of Allah,” he said.
The event was sponsored by the Development Organization for Societies in Transition (DOST). American Muslim leaders including CEO of Islamic Relief Anwar Khan, vice president of United States Institute for Peace Manal Omar and the executive director of Muflehun Humera Khan, joined His Holiness and His Eminence for a panel conversation on the idea of service.”
Ensuring Security in the Asia Pacific Region
We are on the cusp of a huge breakthrough towards Regional Peace & Security in the Asia Pacific Region.
South Korea – North Korea Relations
“South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday proposed a symbolic reunion of families separated by war next month as she sought a breakthrough in relations with North Korea.
Ms. Park also said she would be willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “without preconditions,” though she added that the Pyongyang regime must attend with “an open mind.”
She said civilian humanitarian aid and exchanges, such as family reunions, could be a starting point for an inter-Korean rapprochement and urged Pyongyang to respond to her offer.
.. 1950-53 Korean War. Official data say about 70,000 South Koreans, mostly in their 80s or older, are waiting their turn to be briefly reunited with relatives living across the border in the north.
Ms. Park added that she aims to improve ties with China, Japan and Russia while maintaining Seoul’s alliance with Washington, its main military ally, to achieve denuclearization of North Korea.”
Ensuring Security in the Asia Pacific Region
“North Korean leader offers olive branch in New Year address devoid of threats or bombast
North Korea’s leader sent a rare conciliatory signal on Thursday, offering “highest-level talks” with his counterparts in the South.
Kim Jong-un delivered a televised New Year message notably devoid of threats and bombast.
In the past, North Korea has promised variously to turn Seoul into a “sea of fire”, destroy its neighbour with “merciless strikes” and launch nuclear weapons at America. Last month, North Korea compared President Barack Obama to a “monkey” and threatened to attack the White House, the Pentagon and the entire “cesspool of terrorism” known as the “US mainland”.
But Mr Kim, who tested a nuclear weapon in 2013, dropped the rhetoric and proffered an olive branch during his latest public appearance. He promised to “make every effort to advance dialogue and negotiations”, adding that the “tragic” division of the Korean peninsula should be healed.”
“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.“
“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”
“Freedom, democracy, justice, these are American principles.
climate change … I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.
marijuana … These 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.”
“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.”
Middle East & North Africa
“Bangladesh is ours!”,“We, the youth, run our beloved country – Bangladesh!”,“We have got to win the Cricket World Cup!”,“We have to win Gold medal in International Mathematical Olympiad!”,“We shall completeLarge Scale Engineering Projects ourselves in Bangladesh!”“We have to win a Nobel Prize in Science (Physics / Chemistry / Medicine or Physiology)”“We have to become Millionaires and generate wealth for our country!”
10s of millions of youth voters will vote for my political party in the next general elections to be held in Bangladesh.
Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me): Indian Youth