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‘Mastermind’ of Bangladesh cafe attack killed: Dhaka police
Global   Friday, January 6, 2017 IST
‘Mastermind’ of Bangladesh cafe attack killed: Dhaka police

‘Mastermind’ of Bangladesh cafe attack killed: Dhaka police

An Islamist fanatic blamed for being one of the driving forces of a year ago's destructive attack at a Bangladeshi cafe was killed amid a pre-down raid Friday  in the capital Dhaka, police said.

The bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another presumed fanatic were found after officers raided a property in Dhaka's Rayer Bazar neighborhood, a representative for the Dhaka Metropolitan Police told AFP.

"We discovered two bodies. One of them was Marzan and another was a presumed fanatic," extra representative chief Yusuf Ali told AFP, including that it was not yet clear whether whether Marzan died in a gunfight or committed suicide.

Ali said that Marzan, who was matured around 30, was “one of the masterminds” of the attack at the upmarket Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 a year ago in which 18 remote prisoners were shot or hacked to death.

The Islamic State association guaranteed obligation regarding the bistro assault, posting pictures of the savagery as it happened and photographs of the shooters who had postured with the IS's dark banner.

In any case, Bangladesh police dismisses the claim, rather accusing another branch of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a homegrown activist outfit established in 1998, for the attack.

Bangladesh powers have blamed a similar gathering for being behind a flood of killings of religious minorities, nonnatives and rights activists.

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Film actor Om Puri dies of a heart attack
Global   Friday, January 6, 2017 IST
Film actor Om Puri dies of a heart attack

Film actor Om Puri dies of a heart attack

Veteran Bollywood performing artist Om Puri passed on of a heart attack Friday morning.

He was 66.

Om Puri was an adaptable performer who exceeded expectations in  ‘parallel cinema’ as it was called and also he spearheaded in  commercial cinema.

Director Karan Johar communicated misery on his demise on Twitter and said that he was a 'strong performer' with 'strong filmography'. Anupam Kher said he can hardly imagine how Puri is no more. "Seeing him lying on his bed looking so quiet can hardly imagine how one of our most prominent on-screen characters Om Puri is no more. Profoundly disheartened and stunned," he tweeted.

Om Puri made everybody snicker with his comic planning in movies like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Malamaal Weekly, Hera Pheri on one hand and left everybody in wonder with his acting ability in movies like Ardh Satya. He additionally worked in Hollywood films like The Hundred-Foot Journey with Helen Mirren in 2014 and East will be East in 1999.

More points of interest on his demise are anticipated.





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