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By NEPAL NEWS

The Indian border security force, Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB), has driven out hundreds of Nepali families living along Nepal-India border in west Nepal.

More than 6,000 have been displaced as SSB personnel drove Nepali families out from various bordering villages of Dang district along Nepal-India border.

Of them, 1,800 have taken refuge at the Satbariya community forest of Deukhuri, Dang after SSB encroached Nepali land and torched their homes, Kantipur daily reported.

“They torched our houses saying you can’t live here,” Purna Kumari Bista, 70, of Rajpur, Dang told the daily. “We had to leave with the family to protect our lives.”

She also claimed the SSB shifted border pillars some 35 metres inside Nepali land.

Villagers from some 22 entry points bordering Dang district on the Nepali side and Balarampur, Shravasti and Gonda districts on the Indian side have fled their homes.

The displaced said the SSB assaulted and raped women. “We are forced to become mute spectators when they rape our ladies,” said Begaram Pun of Siriya. “More than 15 girls have already gone missing.” (more…)

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By The Australian Government

Australia will provide $2.4 million for prosthetics and the rehabilitation of Iraqi landmine survivors and other victims of conflict.

This assistance through the United Nations Development Programme builds on our existing support for mine clearance activities across Iraq, through which more than 9.4 million square meters of land has been cleared. It will continue to prevent injuries from landmines and other explosive remnants of war, and help and support survivors.

Australia will also donate 10 Australian-made landmine detectors to the United Nations in Nepal to help clear 45 minefields across the country and reduce the risk of death and disability.

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By Charles Haviland
BBC News

Three members of a family – a woman and two infant children – have been killed in a bomb explosion in Nepal.

The blast happened in the south-east of the country, which has seen constant ethnic unrest for nearly two years.

This is a grim reminder that the people of Nepal’s flat south-eastern farmlands are still the unhappy victims in a simmering violent conflict. (more…)

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by China View

KATHMANDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — Three Indian children were injured when a bomb left astray at a waste collection center went off on Monday morning in Nepal, Nepali national news agency RSS reported. (more…)

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by REUTERS

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Four people were injured in a small bomb blast at a mosque in southeast Nepal, police said on Sunday. (more…)

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Nepal election: Maoists emerge major force
THE TIMES OF INDIA

KATHMANDU: A ragged group of people who dreamt impossible dreams and dared to take on Nepal’s powerful army with homemade guns and bombs, Nepal’s Maoist guerrillas established themselves as a formidable force in the 90s when they prevented elections and inflicted punishing losses on the security forces. (more…)

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Seven dead in Nepal poll violence
BBC NEWS

At least six Maoist activists in Nepal have been shot dead by the security forces in the west of the country, local officials say. (more…)

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