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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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Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari

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GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.

He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.

Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.

The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.

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