Final Candidate List:Bangladesh National Election 2008.


AL : Awami League;
BDB : Bikalpadhara Bangladesh;
BIF : Bangladesh Islami Front;
BJP :Bangldesh Jatiya Party;
BKA: Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan;
BKM : Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish; B
KP : Bangladesh Kalyan Party;
BKSJ : Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League;
BML : Bangladesh Muslim League;
BNAP : Bangladesh National Awami Party;
BNP : Bangladesh Nationalist Party;
BSD : Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal;
BTF : Bangladesh Tarikat Federation;
CPB : Communist Party of Bangladesh;
GF : Gana Forum;
GP: Ganatantri Party;
IAB: Islami Andolan Bangladesh;
IFB : Islamic Front Bangladesh;
Ind: Independent;
IOJ: Islami Oikya Jote;
Jagpa: Jatiya Ganatantrik Party;
JP: Jatiya Party;
JSD: Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal;
JUIB: Jamiyate Ulamaye Islam Bangladesh;
LDP: Liberal Democratic Party;
NPP: National People’s Party;
ONA: Oikyabaddha Nagarik Andolan;
PDP: Progressive Democratic Party;
RWP: Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh;
WP: Workers Party of Bangladesh;
ZP: Zaker Party.

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It is offcourse more than money!

I am shocked!
I am surprised!
I am worried!

That’s all I can say after hearing the news that 14 Bangladeshi Players are going to play Indian Cricket League (ICL) which is a private cricket league and banned by BCCI and ICC also said that it is ‘NOT’ a legal cricket league.

Bangladesh is a land of dreamers. It does not matter whether we have two square meals or a place to sleep, we dream big and when most of these dreams do not come true we get frustrated. The entire Bangladesh nation is sports crazy. Off late cricket became a game of billions. Cricketers put Bangladesh in the world map. It is not that we became world champions .We lost most of the matches in all forms of games, most by comfortable margins. Yet our brilliant occasional victories made us rejoice wild. Bangladeshi cricketers became heroes. Millions worship them. They are ambassadors of the 150 Million Bangladeshis. Everywhere they play Bangladeshi community remains present to cheer them up. Our cricketers also carry Bangladesh on their shoulder. They did enough to make Bangladesh proud. Whatever they earned they earned with their hard labour .They deserved it. No one gave them any money for charity.

14 Bangladeshi players recently join the REBEL Cricket League which is BANNED in the country where it is based. They players who joined knew that they will be banned because of joining the league. Because other country boards also do the same. They players are-

Habibul Bashar (capt), Aftab Ahmed, Shahriar Nafees, Alok Kapali, Dhiman Ghosh (wk), Farhad Reza, Manjural Islam, Golam Mabud (wk), Mahbubul Karim, Mohammad Rafique, Mohammad Sharif, Mosharraf Hossain, Tapash Baisya . Another one is yet to be confirmed. Nazimuddin give his resign letter to BCB but didn’t signed with ICL yet. Let’s see what he do.

I will not blame Mohammad Rafique because he already retired from international cricket career few months back. So he has right to earn money now at the terminal part of his career from my point of view. So he has right to join ICL but others are not.

In spite of knowing this, they join the league. Among the 12 players there are some players who has potential to be famous player and star by playing for Bangladesh. But they has gone to the wrong way and they are just FINISHED. Bangladesh Cricket Board banned the 13 players from each type of cricket for 10 years that means there is few chances for them to play for Bangladesh and to be proud by playing for his country.

Now the question arise why they do so? What was there problem? Why they become REBEL and joined ICL?

Is it for money? I think yes. It is for money. The players signed for ICL just for money. They forget what the country gave them. Whay they are Habibul, Aftab, Nafis now. Why the whole World know them know. They just thought about the money.

In their resignation letter to BCB said that they are resigning is for ‘PERSONAL PROBLEM.’ And then they joined ICL. They didn’t say it to any officials of the cricket board or directly to cricket board. They just give the letter and went for India.

I think BCB tries their best to keep the player and bring the to right path after knowing the issue. They tried to discuss about the matter with the players. They send SMS to the players to attend the meeting. They called them but their mobile phones were switched off. But after all, the players refuse to talk with the board and went to India to sign contract with ICL to play for Dhaka Warriors, a new team which will play in ICL this season. Thay said to media that they didn’t get any letter or phone call from BCB to attend the meeting. They just get a SMS. How BCB will get them if their phones are switched off. And I think sending letters with in a day to all 14 players is tuff for any organisation as well as BCB. So I can say that players were determined that they will not meet the cricket board and wil run for money.

Government and board expended a lot of money behind them. They get a lot of money for them. They get treatment in abroad when they are injured. They get well facilities. They get money. After after all they forget all of these and ran for ICl, you know what for. Players complained that unsupporative structure and behavior lead them to play for ICL! “Some of the players are joining the ICL because they are fed up at the way they have been treated by the board,” batsman Shahriar Nafees has been quoted as saying. Is there any logic in this comment? They could talk with the board and inform them what is there problem. Cricket Board arrange meeting for this after knowing they are resigning, But they refuses to talk. Why?

“Please don’t call us rebels,” said Habibul Bashar. “The ICL contracts do not prevent us from playing for Bangladesh. We are as keen as anyone to play for our country.”

I don’t know why they forgot the country, pride, people? They take this kind of decission just before New Zealand series which is very important for Bangladesh now. They just create a problem for the country’s National Cricket Team.

Bangladesh now facing the disasterous face of the illegal league ICL. BCCI already said that it is the internal matter between the cricket board of Bangladesh and the players. But I think BCCI should talk to ICL authority. They should not force to split cricket into two parts which will not be good for cricket.

I think Bangladesh Cricket Board took the right steps for the players. They banned the  players joined ICL for ten years. I hope that will stop more players to join ICL. But Board work is not finished. Board have to think why it happened, who are responsible and have to take more steps. They have to think about the contracts of the players. They have to bring more facilities for the players and offcourse the all players who are not in contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Report said that the unrecognized Indian Cricket League took a swipe at the sport’s governing body on Wednesday after signing 11 Bangladesh internationals for their second season.

Meanwhile Bangladesh coach Siddon said, “All I’ll say is that we haven’t lost one player who was in the team for the last Test,”  who will shortly begin preparing a squad for a home series against New Zealand. “The guys who were going are gone – and the guys who are staying can get on with the job,” he added.


A student of Bangladesh Medical College (BMC) was beaten to death allegedly by a group of Dhaka University (DU) students Friday.

Police said a group of students of SM Hall beat up Ehtesham-Al-Ziad, a second year MBBS student of Dhanmondi branch of Bangladesh Medical College, on the hall premises in the morning, accusing him of stealing a mobile phone.

On information, Shahbagh police rescued Ziad from the hall in a critical condition and admitted him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Later, he was shifted to Bangladesh Medical College where he succumbed to his injuries at around 2:30pm.

At first I want to say that, the boy was from a good family and his father is an garments business man. His family has economic solvency and the boy was not “A DRUG ADDICT” according to his friends and family. So it is tuff to beleive that the boy theft mobile phone.

Then according to SM Hall students, the boy theft mobile phone at early morning. Then the question arrives how he went so early in the hall and how he entered the hall? This questions make this thing doubtful that was the boy really stole the mobile phone or any other thing behind it?

A murder case was filed against five Dhaka University students, two SM Hall guards and around 15 other students of the university yesterday in the death of a Bangladesh Medical College (BMC) student.

His father Musharaf Hossain laid the case with Shahbagh Police Station, mentioning the names of the five DU students and two hall guards. He stated that 15-20 unidentified students were also involved in his son’s death.

The five students were Himel, Russell, Sajjad, Masum and Rana while the two security guards were Kamrul Ahsan and Sajedul Bahar.

Minal’s elder brother Mehedi Yasir Chowdhury Bappi alleged that Himel and his friends killed his sibling after luring him into SM Hall in connection with previous enmity.

He said allegations of theft and drug-taking against Minal are false.

Yasmin Akter Chowdhury, Minal’s mother, said he left their residence Thursday evening without taking his mobile phone with him only saying he was going to meet one of his friends.

Police could not arrest anybody till 8:00pm today.

Ehtesham-al-Ziad Minal, a first-year student at BMC, was beaten to death Friday morning with iron rods and sticks on SM Hall premises, allegedly by a group of hall students on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone.

Autopsy revealed that Minal’s body bore several injury marks.

Over a hundred BMC students formed a human chain in front of the college at Satmasjid Road in Dhanmondi neighbourhood in the city. They demanded the immediate arrest and exemplary punishment to those responsible for Minal’s death.

By reading the story from verious news source, I think the boy was innocent and he has been trapped and murdered by preplanned way.

Noor Islam’s Horrors of cave days

Brac official Noor Islam, who had been abducted while working in Afghanistan three months back and released on December 7, returned home yesterday and told of horrifying experience of living in dark and fear in a cave.

“Most of the times my eyes were tied with a piece of cloth tightly and I was kept in a place which seemed to be a cave,” Noor told journalists upon his arrival at the Zia International Airport by a flight of Emirates at 10:40am.

Noor’s abductors released him on the night of December 7 and he returned home under an arrangement of the Brac Head Office in Dhaka.

Brac Director Ahmed Nazmul Hossain, Communications and Public Affairs Director M Anwarul Haq and Programme Coordinator Jalal Ahmed received him.

Noor Islam, 37, went to Afghanistan on December 7, 2004 and worked with Brac in a province until his abduction on September 15 this year.

Noor said he went to office around 10:00am on September 15 when their manager and accountant were out supervising field level activities. Then there were knocks on the door.

“As soon as I opened the door, I saw six armed men, four in police uniform. In local language they asked me to go out with them,” Noor said.

The armed men immediately tied Noor’s eyes and picked him up in a car and took to an unknown place. He would eat whatever the abductors gave him, mainly bread thrice a day.

Noor said, “I always prayed to Allah…I did not understand why they abducted me.”

After around three months, Noor heard them mention the word “khalash” in their conversations. At first, he could not catch the meaning of the word. But later, when they mentioned Bangladesh, he thought it was about his release.

“They then shifted me to a different place with my eyes tied and left me alone,” Noor said, adding that Afghan security personnel rescued him from there and gave him food and shelter that night.

“I was then handed over to Brac Country Director in Afghanistan Gunendra Roy. I stayed at his residence for a few days,” he said.

Noor thanked the media, saying, “Reporting in newspapers on my abduction has helped a lot for my release.”