The feeling Rohingya Refuses . . . 

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Photojournalism: Rohingya people, fled from ongoing military operations in Myanmars Rakhine state, make their way through muddy water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknuf, Bangladesh on September 2017. According to UN there are more than 370000 refugees already fled to Bangladesh since the recent crisis break out in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Violence erupted in Myanmars Rakhine state on Aug. 25 when the countrys security forces launched an operation against the Rohingya Muslim community. It triggered a fresh influx of refugees towards neighboring Bangladesh, though the country sealed off its border to refugees.

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Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh . . . 

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Photojournalism: A group of Rohingya’s crosses a channel of Nuf river as they enter Bangladesh near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 06 September 2017. At least 123,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh fleeing violence in northeastern Myanmar, a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson said. According to UN sources only 6000 – out of the 123,000 – are staying with family members in refugee camps in the Cox’s Bazar district.
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Bengali New Year Preparation 1424 . . . 

10 April, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi students of the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka University busy to making the colorful masks and pottery for the preparation of Bengali New Year Celebration in Bangladesh. Pahela Baishakh Bengali New Year also called Pohela Boishakh, is the traditional new year day of the Bebgali people . It is celebrated on 14 April as a national holiday in Bangladesh, and on 14 or 15 April in the India states of West Bengal, Tripura and elsewhere by people of Bengali heritage, irrespective of their religious faith. The festival date is set according to the lunisolar Bengali calendar as the first day of its first month Baishakh. In Bangladesh The UNESCO added the Mangal Shobhajatra festival on Pahela Baishakh among other new items to the safeguarding intangible cultural heritage list during their 11th session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that runs from 28 November to 02 December.

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Water transport strike in Bangladesh . . . 

 

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Reportage @ 22 April, 2016 People still suffering water transport workers strike in Bangladesh. An old age women sit on the wheel chair and leave from the launch terminal to other way. River transport workers enforced an indefinite strike to press hone their 15-point demand, including pay hike. © Monirul Alam

World Aids Day in Bangladesh 

 

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01 DEC, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi transsexuals pose for a photograph in front of a Osmani Seminar Hall on the occasion of the World Aids Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 01 December 2015. According to latest government figures, a total of 3,241 HIV-positive patients have been identified in Bangladesh since 1989, among who 1,299 became AIDS patients and 472 died while the UN estimates the number to be between even higher, between 8,000 and 16,000. © Monirul Alam 

Pet Dog Display in Dhaka

 

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Nov. 25, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – A pet lover hold his dog it’s an American Pit Bull dog, during the Pet Dog display exhibition at the National Press Club in the Dhaka city. The National Salvation Movement organization organized thes pet dog display exhibation,they said these pet dog exhibition held first time in Bangladesh,at list 45 spices dogs national and international displayed on this exhibition. Number of dog lover and people visit thes exhibation and enjoy it. 

 Violence Against Women  

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Nov. 25, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Women activists protest demanding elimination of violence against women on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in front of Central Shaid Minar in Dhaka.Recent global prevalence figures (WHO) indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. In 2013, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) with support from UNFPA released a national survey of violence against women that found that 87 percent of ever married women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime with 77 percent reporting violence in the past 12 months. 

I am Deathless . . . 

“I am eternal, I am deathless. After this body falls, do not think that everything will come to an end. I will live in the hearts of all living beings in my subtle astral form. Whoever will seek my refuge, will always receive my Grace.” 
– Baba Lokenth 

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Lokenath Divine Life Mission  seeks a world where individuals are relieved of crippling, self-created illusion of dependence; where individuals are conscious of their inner resources and learn to overcome poverty, to live with dignity and self-reliance.
Baba Lokenath Brahmachari was born in 1730 (the date of Birth is dipped in controversy) in the district of presently Barasat and in the village named Chaurasi Chakla a few miles to the North of the city of Kolkata, India.
At the age of 11, young Lokenath left home with his guru. He visited Kalighat Temple in Kolkata and then lived in the forests for 25 years, selflessly serving his master and practicing the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali along with the most difficult Hatha Yoga. After this he travelled to the Himalayas where he meditated in the nude for nearly five decades. Finally, he attained enlightenment at the age of ninety.
After his enlightenment he traveled extensively on foot to Afghanistan, Persia, Arabia and Israel, making three pilgrimages to Mecca. When he came to the small town Baradi near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A wealthy family built him a small hermitage, which became his ashram.There he accepted the sacred thread of the Brahmins and clothed himself in saffron robes. For the rest of his life he performed miracles and gave divine wisdom to all who came to him to seek his blessings. He received the title Baba.
On the 19th day of Jaistha, 1297 (1st June, 1890), Sunday, at 11:45 am, Baba Lokenath was meditating when he went into a trance with his eyes open, and while still in meditation, left his physical body forever. He was aged 160. He had made a promise before his death:
An annual festival in remembrance of Lokenath is held every year by millions of devotees and followers, in many ashrams and in millions of households through worship, keertan, Tasha,food offerings and in many other religious ways on the 19th day of the Hindu month of Jyaishtha.

 

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Portrait | Mehjabin 

 

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Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh | 13, November,2015

Every Day Life: A Bangladeshi populer model and actress Mehjabin attend the Prothom Alo 17 anniversary event at the Bangla Academy premises in the Dhaka city on 13 November, 2015. Hundreds of readers on Friday thronged the Bangla Academy premises in Dhaka to take part part in the fanfare of the 17th founding anniversary celebrations of Prothom Alo newspaper.