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bdupdated – BD Updated http://bdupdated.com Online News Portal Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:54:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.3 PayPal, MasterCard reach deal for store payments http://bdupdated.com/archives/126 http://bdupdated.com/archives/126#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:50:45 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=126 MasterCard Inc said it signed a deal with PayPal Holdings Inc that will allow customers to use PayPal’s payment services in stores. PayPal’s partnership with MasterCard follows a similar deal with Visa Inc in July as the company looks to expand its payments network. The partnership with MasterCard was first reported by the Wall Street …

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MasterCard Inc said it signed a deal with PayPal Holdings Inc that will allow customers to use PayPal’s payment services in stores.

PayPal’s partnership with MasterCard follows a similar deal with Visa Inc in July as the company looks to expand its payments network.

The partnership with MasterCard was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

PayPal will allow users to select a credit or debit card as the default payment method and share data on transactions made through MasterCard’s tap-and-pay feature, according to the Journal.

PayPal, which spun off from e-commerce company eBay Inc last year, has focused on aggressive growth.

The company’s revenue in the second quarter rose more than 15 percent to $2.65 billion from a year earlier and the volume of payments it processes jumped 28 percent to $86.21 billion.

PayPal is also in discussions with banks that issue cards, to explore new products and partnerships, the Journal report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

PayPal was not immediately available for comment.

Shares of PayPal were marginally higher in premarket trading on the Nasdaq. Up to Friday’s close of $37.07, the stock had risen 2.4 percent this year.

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Bangladesh protests Turkey’s reaction http://bdupdated.com/archives/123 http://bdupdated.com/archives/123#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:48:35 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=123 Bangladesh on Monday protested Turkey’s statement over the execution of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh issued a note verbale to the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka and conveyed Bangladesh’s dismay at the issuance of statement by Turkish government on the execution Mir Quasem, a convict of crimes against humanity …

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Bangladesh on Monday protested Turkey’s statement over the execution of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh issued a note verbale to the Turkish Embassy in Dhaka and conveyed Bangladesh’s dismay at the issuance of statement by Turkish government on the execution Mir Quasem, a convict of crimes against humanity and genocide in Bangladesh, reports UNB.

Bangladesh said that such reactions are tantamount to interference in matters pertaining to a sovereign State.

‘This also doesn’t help foster bilateral relations that exist between the two brotherly countries,’ the protest note contained.

Given the genesis of the establishing of the International Crimes Tribunals (ICT-BD) it was expressed that through these trials against the perpetrators of war crime and crime against humanity committed in 1971, the long-cherished aspiration of the nation will be fulfilled, justice ensured, the rule of law upheld and opportunities for true reconciliation will be created.

The note verbale elaborated the crimes perpetrated by Mir Quasem Ali, one of the central commanders of the infamous Al Badr militia force in 1971, who was involved in the commission of offences of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including planning, instigating and executing genocide, murder, abduction and torture in Chittagong during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971.

The verdict against him was handed down through an independent, fair and transparent judicial process, with full access given to national and international media and without any political interference, said the Foreign Ministry.

The prosecution produced irrefutable oral and documentary evidence proving charges against Ali beyond reasonable doubts, it said.

The defence lawyers of Mir Quasem were given unimpeded access to the proceedings of the court throughout the trial process.

The ICT-BD trials took solely into consideration the crimes i.e. crimes against humanity and genocide in Bangladesh committed by Mr Ali during 1971 and was not at all based on his political identity or affiliation.

Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday said, ‘We’ve learned with sorrow that the death sentence issued by the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh against Mir Quasem Ali, Key-Financier and Central Executive Council Member of the Jamaat-e-Islami, has been executed in Bangladesh.’

Turkey insisted once again saying that the ‘wounds of the past cannot be healed with these methods and hope that this wrong practice will not lead to separation among the brotherly people of Bangladesh.’

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Happy Birthday Mustafizur Rahman http://bdupdated.com/archives/120 http://bdupdated.com/archives/120#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:47:44 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=120 Today is the birthday of Mustafizur Rahman. He is specialized as a left-arm fast bowler. He has taken the most wickets (13) in a debut One Day International series. He is the first player to win the ‘Man of the Match’ award on both Test as well as ODI debuts. According to Wikipedia, Rahman made …

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Today is the birthday of Mustafizur Rahman. He is specialized as a left-arm fast bowler.

He has taken the most wickets (13) in a debut One Day International series. He is the first player to win the ‘Man of the Match’ award on both Test as well as ODI debuts.

According to Wikipedia, Rahman made his international cricket debut against Pakistan in the Twenty20 format in April 2015. Later that year, he played his first One Day International and Test matches against India and South Africa, respectively.

Before his international career, Rahman played in the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He also represented Dhaka Dynamites in the 2015 Bangladesh Premier League and representing Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 Indian Premier League, taking the award of Emerging Player for his debut season.

Rahman grew up in the small town of Shatkhira in Khulna Division, Bangladesh. He is the youngest of Abul Qasem Gazi and Mahmuda Khatun’s six children. His father is an enthusiastic fan of cricket.

Rahman’s interest in cricket rose when he started practicing the game 40 kilometers away from home every morning, with his brother Mokhlesur Rahman. This affected his education as he occasionally skipped study to play cricket.

Prior to discovering his bowling talents, Rahman played as a batsman with a tennis ball. According to him, he took inspiration from Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir, who is his idol.
Youth career
In 2012, Rahman came to the capital Dhaka to try out for a fast-bowlers camp. Prior to that, scouters first encountered him in an Under-17 tournament in his hometown. He was admitted to the Bangladesh Cricket Board`s foundation of fast bowling. Soon he was selected to the Bangladesh Under-19 side for the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in UAE, where he took a total of eight wickets.

Rahman started both his First-class cricket and List-A cricket from 2014, representing Khulna Division and Abahani Limited, respectively. He was picked for Bangladesh A’s tour of West Indies.

Domestic career
Indian Premier League
In the Indian Premier League auction of the 2016 season, Rahman was drafted by Sunrisers Hyderabad.[8] He took 17 wickets in 16 matches in that tournament where Sunrisers Hyderabad won the title. He was named as ‘Emerging Player of the Tournament’, being the first overseas player to receive this award.

Bangladesh Premier League
Rahman’s professional Twenty20 career outside international cricket was the Bangladesh Premier League, where he played for Dhaka Dynamites in its 2015 season. He took 14 wickets in 10 matches in that tournament.

NatWest T20 Blast
In March 2016, English side Sussex announced that they had signed Rahman as their second overseas player for the T20 Blast competition. He picked up 4 wickets while giving away only 23 runs in his debut match against Essex County Cricket Club. He bowled a brilliant 4 overs with 15 dot balls out of 24 balls in the match which helped Sussex County Cricket Club to win by 24 runs.

Pakistan Super League
Mustafizur was selected by Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League. The BCB was reluctant to let him play there. However, the issue was resolved when Rahman got a shoulder injury in early 2016, thus preventing him from playing in the PSL.

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Explosions continue to rock Kabul http://bdupdated.com/archives/117 http://bdupdated.com/archives/117#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:45:48 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=117 A massive, third explosion was heard in the centre of Kabul city late Monday night, hours after back-to-back explosions left at least 30 persons dead and over 90 wounded. Security sources said the blast was caused by a vehicle packed with explosives that was detonated in the city’s Shahr-e-Naw area, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry …

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A massive, third explosion was heard in the centre of Kabul city late Monday night, hours after back-to-back explosions left at least 30 persons dead and over 90 wounded.

Security sources said the blast was caused by a vehicle packed with explosives that was detonated in the city’s Shahr-e-Naw area, Khaama Press reported.

The Ministry of Interior said early Tuesday that the target of Monday night’s bombing in Kabul city appears to have been a charity by the name of CARE (Pamlarana), Tolo news reported.

Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said at least one civilian was killed and one other wounded. However, there were no details on how many people are inside the Pamlarana building.

He said the organisation was targeted in a bombing and attackers then entered the building in Shar-e-Naw.

Sporadic gun firing and explosions were also heard early Tuesday as security forces exchanged fire with gunmen who seized a building in central Kabul, a security source said.

‘One terrorist detonated a car bomb at a building in Shar-e-Naw locality late Monday night. Several gunmen took position inside the stricken building… Afghan Special Operation Forces were clearing the area,’ the source told Xinhua news agency.

According to the preliminary reports the target of the explosion was a guesthouse but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Earlier on Monday, twin explosions rocked the city close to the Ministry of Defence compound, leaving at least 30 people dead, with the majority of the victims said to be security personnel.

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Israel is building an autonomous vehicle army http://bdupdated.com/archives/114 http://bdupdated.com/archives/114#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:44:51 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=114 Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza. ‘This is the future – the border is a very dangerous place,’ an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) official told FoxNews.com, citing the threat of improvised explosive devices, snipers, anti-tank missiles and terrorist tunnels. ‘Sending …

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Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza.

‘This is the future – the border is a very dangerous place,’ an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) official told FoxNews.com, citing the threat of improvised explosive devices, snipers, anti-tank missiles and terrorist tunnels.

‘Sending unmanned vehicles to do these patrols means that troops’ lives are not at risk.’

Working with Israeli defense specialist Elbit Systems, IDF has equipped Ford F-350 pickup trucks with specialized remote driving technology.

The trucks, dubbed Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), are also fitted with four driving cameras and a 360-degree observation camera to help operators identify threats. At the moment, the vehicles are unarmed.

UGV testing began in July 2015 and the trucks became operational in February.

Currently, each vehicle is driven by an operator in a remote control room using a steering wheel, joystick and pedals.

In the next few months, the Israeli army aims to deploy the UGVs semi-autonomously, with the vehicle driving toward a map coordinate set by its operator.

The trucks, however, will still need their operators to guide them around any obstacles in their path.

Longer-term, the trucks will need less human intervention. ‘In the future, we will have the capability of fully autonomous driving,’ the IDF official added, noting that the UGVs will autonomously navigate any obstacles in their path.

Troops can also drive the UGVs traditionally from the driver’s seat.

IDF declined to reveal how many UGVs are in operation or the exact timeframe for autonomous operation.

Plans are also in place to add a weapon to the vehicle. ‘We think at the beginning of next year, we will get a machine gun on the vehicle that will be operated from a control room – the machine gun will not be autonomous,’ said the IDF official.

The UGV replaces the semi-autonomous Guardium vehicle that was deployed by Israeli forces in 2009. ‘The Guardium was unable to navigate obstacles by itself, but the UGV will be able to,’ explained the official.

The Israeli army wants to eventually deploy the UGVs on Israel’s other borders with Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

Israel is not the only country looking to harness autonomous military vehicles. The US Army, for example, recently tested driverless vehicle technology in Michigan.

The Army’s Tank Automotive Research and Development Center also showcased one of its autonomous vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.

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Life’s golden treasure http://bdupdated.com/archives/111 http://bdupdated.com/archives/111#respond Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:44:01 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=111 The golden treasure of a child is his or her education. Education is essential for a child’s growth, success and happiness. It helps the child to know and understand the world around. But what is education? Education is learning how to read and write. Education is knowledge and skills. It teaches us many things. Education …

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The golden treasure of a child is his or her education. Education is essential for a child’s growth, success and happiness. It helps the child to know and understand the world around.

But what is education? Education is learning how to read and write. Education is knowledge and skills. It teaches us many things. Education helps us to grow up with the right attitude, self-confidence and opinions.

Education helps us to embrace changes. Many are afraid of changes and failing. The fear of failure should not stop us in our track of accepting changes, making changes to achieve our dreams.

Nowadays, there are many changes taking place in all the fields and the competition level is very high and fierce.

So, one needs to keep up with the changes and learn new things. Never be afraid to embrace changes, and dream a beautiful dream.

Education opens up to books in our life. Books are a man’s best friends. They help us move beyond and face challenges in life.

Books are of different kinds. You can choose your favourite books and learn to enjoy reading them. But, one should read good books that provide information or some good story books.

Also, every child should read books to improve vocabulary skills. You can buy books or borrow them from the library.

Help poor children to learn. Not everyone can afford to send their child to a private school. But there are government schools which provide free education to all.

Nowadays government schools are trying to improve the quality of education and teaching.

Teach a girl child. You should never hold back to help teach a girl child. These days, women are walking shoulder to shoulder with men.

In fact, some of them are earning more than men. If a child is educated, he or she can even start a big business. So, save a daughter and teach a daughter. Give her your best

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4 female JMB members held in city: RAB http://bdupdated.com/archives/105 http://bdupdated.com/archives/105#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:09:13 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=105 Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel detained four suspected female members of banned militant outfit Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from several areas of the city early Tuesday. RAB confirmed the matter through an SMS (short message service) to media. RAB-4 personnel detained the militants in night long drive on Monday. Meanwhile, the law enforcers recovered huge …

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Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel detained four suspected female members of banned militant outfit Jama`atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from several areas of the city early Tuesday.

RAB confirmed the matter through an SMS (short message service) to media.

RAB-4 personnel detained the militants in night long drive on Monday. Meanwhile, the law enforcers recovered huge number of Jihadi books, documentary, audio and video clips.

Details will be disclosed in press briefing at Mirpur office later.

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Marjan`s father `held` http://bdupdated.com/archives/102 http://bdupdated.com/archives/102#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:07:57 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=102 Detectives held father of Nurul Islam Marjan, one of the alleged masterminds of Gulshan terror attack that left 22 people killed. People posing as members of Detective Branch picked Nizam Uddin up from Afuria village in Pabna on Monday evening, his relatives say. But Pabna Police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) declined over detaining of …

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Detectives held father of Nurul Islam Marjan, one of the alleged masterminds of Gulshan terror attack that left 22 people killed.

People posing as members of Detective Branch picked Nizam Uddin up from Afuria village in Pabna on Monday evening, his relatives say.

But Pabna Police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) declined over detaining of Nizam Uddin.

Mohammad Rana and Sagar Hossain Rony, residents of the village, said they saw people identifying themselves as DB men picking Nizam up.

Marjan`s full name is Nurul Islam Marjan, former student of Chittagong University Arabic Department. He is fifth of his parents` five children of Hemayetpur village of Pabna Sadar.

Pabna Police Super Alamgir Kabir said no drive was conducted to detain Marjan`s father.

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Panic at New York airport after reports of shots fired http://bdupdated.com/archives/99 http://bdupdated.com/archives/99#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:01:34 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=99 Unfounded reports of shots fired at New York’s main airport triggered scenes of panic, massive evacuations and huge delays late Sunday. There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests, but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport out of precaution. Spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Port Authority police …

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Unfounded reports of shots fired at New York’s main airport triggered scenes of panic, massive evacuations and huge delays late Sunday.

There was no immediate confirmation of injuries or arrests, but Port Authority police evacuated at least two terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport out of precaution.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Port Authority police had received an
ultimately “unfounded” call of shots fired.

A ground stop was in place until 12:30 am (0430 GMT) for “security” reasons, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Around that time, New York Police Department Special Operations Division Chief Harry Wedin said all terminals had been “searched & cleared.”

“All affected terminals will resume operations shortly. No shots were fired,” he added on Twitter.

The Port Authority also said a preliminary investigation found no shots were fired at JFK and there were no injuries.

“At this time, no gun shells or other evidence of shots fired has been found,” a statement added.

“The terminal was evacuated out of an abundance of caution… There is substantial PAPD and NYPD presence at JFK and LGA. Investigation continues.”

Wedin said earlier that Port Authority, NYPD and Emergency Service Unit police were clearing Terminal 1 and Terminal 8.

But a pilot on a plane awaiting departure at Terminal 2 said police were sweeping that terminal after it was evacuated.

At Terminal 1, an AFP journalist was among passengers stranded on a plane on the tarmac for an hour and a half.

After deplaning, hundreds of people queuing to pass through immigration checkpoints were stuck in the area for more than two hours under heavy police presence.

Panic spread quickly through the crowd as police ordered people to lie on the ground, then evacuated them outside on the tarmac before making them pass through a corridor.

“Get down on the ground!” police officers yelled. “Move, move move!”

Police prohibited travelers from making phone calls or taking photographs. One man was arrested for trying to capture images of the chaotic scenes.

When the travelers returned to the immigration area, there was renewed panic as armed police ran back and forth. Some travelers were ordered to hide in immigration booths. Police gave travelers no explanation for the security incident.

One woman sobbed loudly because she lost her nine-year-old child in the commotion.

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China http://bdupdated.com/archives/96 http://bdupdated.com/archives/96#respond Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:59:55 +0000 http://bdupdated.com/?p=96 Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to China from August 17 to 21 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday. Aung San Suu Kyi is the first Myanmar leader to visit China since the Southeast Asian nation’s new government was formed …

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to China from August 17 to 21 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Monday.

Aung San Suu Kyi is the first Myanmar leader to visit China since the Southeast Asian nation’s new government was formed late March.

“It holds great significance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between both countries in the new phase,” Lu said.

Chinese leaders will meet with her and exchange views on bilateral
relations and issues of mutual interest. Apart from Beijing, Aung San Suu Kyi will visit other Chinese cities, according to Lu.

China believes this visit will increase the strategic communication and practical cooperation between China and Myanmar as well as friendly relations among their peoples, Lu said.

“It will promote our relationship to achieve new development and bring more benefit to the peoples,” the spokesperson said.

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