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US-Bangla aircraft crashes at TIA

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KATHMANDU — An aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu has crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday. The plane has caught fire after landing.

A Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines skidded off the runway while landing at the TIA, according to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur. The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.

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The aircraft caught fire following the crash. Rescue team of TIA and Nepal Army personnel have been engaged in rescue operation. Condition of passengers is unknown. Firefighters are trying to douse the fire.

Witness say it crashed when trying to take short turn in runway. Following the accident all the flights to and from TIA have been halted.

Rescue team of TIA and Nepal Army personnel have been engaged in rescue operation.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

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Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

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

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