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Brussels airport delays reopening after terror attacks

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BRUSSELS  –  Brussels airport says it won’t reopen today and it could be months before it is completely operational after a week ago’s terrorist assaults.

Many airport staff came back to work on Tuesday to test whether partial operations could resume.But the scale of the damage along with new security measures demanded by authorities has delaying the reopening, according to reports.

Airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen said authorities were still reviewing the results of the practice run.

Enhanced screening measures are being introduced ahead of the departure area after two bombs were set off near check-in desks a week ago.

When the green light is given for the airport to reopen, it will initially operate at about one fifth of its previous capacity.

Airport chief executive Arnaud Feist has warned it could take months for Zaventem to be fully operational again.

The airport has been closed since twin bombings wrecked the departure hall on March 22, in coordinated suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State group and which also hit Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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