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  • Push for education yields little for India's poor

    01/16/2008 11:41:36 PM PST · by steelboy · 2 replies · 60+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 01/17/08 | Somini Sengupta
    Sixty years after independence, with 40 percent of its population under 18, India is now confronting the perils of its failure to educate its citizens, notably the poor. More Indian children are in school than ever before, but the quality of public schools like this one has sunk to spectacularly low levels, as government schools have become reserves of children at the very bottom of India's social ladder.
  • UK Indian women 'aborting girls'

    12/03/2007 7:15:36 AM PST · by BGHater · 17 replies · 137+ views
    BBC ^ | 03 Dec 2007 | BBC
    Reconstruction: 'Meena' went to India to abort her fourth daughter A study suggests Indian women in the UK are aborting unborn daughters so they can have more boys, the BBC's Asian Network has learned.The Oxford University study suggests 1,500 girls are "missing" from the birth statistics in England and Wales from 1990 to 2005. It shows the proportion of boys compared with girls born to Indian-born mothers has increased since the 1970s. Dr Sylvie Dubuc said this could be due to "sex selective abortion". See sex-ratio of births to Indian born women Dr Dubuc, who studied birth rates of...
  • Skewered: Indian teen survives 4ft pole rammed through his head

    11/26/2007 4:04:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 147+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/25/07
    Manish Rajpurohit has been hailed the luckiest teenager in India after he survived being skewered by a metal pole in a bus crash. The 18-year-old student was riding a bus in Andhra Pradesh state when it was hit by a lorry. The force of the smash rammed the four foot safety rail into Rajpurohit's forehead and through his skull - only missing his spine by a few millimetres. Rajpurohit said: "It struck my head and embedded me into the seat. I was stuck there crying 'Help me' as loud as I could." Brave Rajpurohit had to slide his head...
  • It's A Google Thanksgiving (Vanity)

    11/21/2007 11:25:21 PM PST · by torchthemummy · 27 replies · 101+ views
    Google ^ | 11/22/2007 | Torchthemummy
    Take a look at Google's Thanksgiving cartooned logo. Sitting to the left of the table is a turkey dressed as an Indian and to the right a turkey dressed as a Pilgrim. Can anyone tell me what is actually on the table being served as the main dish? Looks like a cat but if you zoom the picture it becomes too pixelated to tell.
  • Indian man marries dog

    11/13/2007 3:37:25 PM PST · by DancesWithCats · 27 replies · 215+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | nov 13 2007 | dances with cats
    An Indian man who believed he had been cursed for stoning to death two dogs has atoned for his sin by marrying another dog in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. P. Selvakumar, a 33-year-old farm labourer from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, married the four-year-old stray bitch after it was bathed and processed to his village temple dressed in an orange sari and garlanded with flowers. The marriage took place on the advice of the man's astrologer who said it was the only way to atone for his actions of more than 20 years ago. He was reported to...
  • Indian tribes expel members

    10/27/2007 8:46:20 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 23 replies · 76+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/27/07 | AP
    Dennis Champlain's grandfather helped win federal recognition for the Narragansett Indian Tribe. Champlain himself has danced in tribal powwows and teaches his children that they are Narragansetts. Yet the Narragansetts say he is no longer a member of the tribe. Champlain and his extended family are among thousands of people removed from American Indian tribes in recent years, often amid tribal squabbles or when a casino comes to town. In Rhode Island, the Narragansetts' removal of about 140 of roughly 2,400 members has become an issue in Saturday's election for the tribe's chief sachem, or leader. Tribal officials say they...
  • Jackpot or Mistake? Man Sues Over $1.6M 'Jackpot' (surprise: Casinos cheat)

    10/25/2007 8:40:17 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 29 replies · 58+ views
    For about an hour last August, Gary Hoffman was a very lucky man. Hoffman was playing the nickel slot machines at the Sandia Resort and Casino on an Indian reservation in New Mexico when he appeared to hit the jackpot: the machine said he won nearly $1.6 million. "I became ecstatic," he said. But the ecstasy was short-lived. Hoffman says in a lawsuit filed earlier this year that Sandia refused to pay, claiming that the machine malfunctioned. Instead, he said, they gave him about $385 and a few free meals at the casino. "I won money, fair and square, and...
  • Don’t call us Asian (and club us with Muslims), say British Hindus

    07/11/2006 9:22:18 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies · 759+ views
    mumbai Mirror ^ | Wednesday, July 12, 2006 | PTI
    A study released in the House of Commons says 80 per cent of the respondents prefer to be called British Indian or British Hindus PTI London: Hindus in Britain do not want to be described as 'Asian' but would rather be called British Indian or British Hindus, a study released in the House of Commons on Tuesday said. The report ‘Connecting British Hindus,’ launched by Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Communities, identified that some Hindus feel 'excluded' in the race dialogue and urged the government and public service providers to ensure they are included in work taken up to...
  • My video to honor US servicemen and women, then and now

    09/16/2007 1:14:02 AM PDT · by drzz · 20 replies · 817+ views
    Video ^ | 09/16/07 | drzz
    This a video which was a long and hard work, but there it is: tribute to the 7th cavalry in the Indian Territory, Korea, Vietnam, the Pacific Front, Kuwait, Iraq. Garry Owen to these US heroes then and now!
  • Federal charges filed against self-described Indian chief (sells documents to illegals)

    09/08/2007 6:26:41 PM PDT · by LNewman · 11 replies · 425+ views
    WICHITA, Kan. --A man who called himself "Chief Thunderbird IV" was charged in federal court here Friday with devising a fraudulent scheme to obtain U.S. citizenship papers for illegal aliens by having them claim to be members of a so-called Indian tribe. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal and local agencies are investigating this case. Malcolm L. Webber, 69, Wichita, Kan., was scheduled to appear in federal district court in Wichita Friday on one count of attempting to defraud the federal government, one count of harboring aliens who were illegally in the United States, and one count...
  • Three killed in US mine accident

    08/10/2007 11:27:58 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 5 replies · 678+ views
    BBC ^ | August 11, 2007
    Three people have been killed in a mine accident in the US state of Indiana, police said. It is not yet known how many people were in the Gibson County Coal mine at the time of the accident. The incident occurred at an air shaft under construction at about 1100 (1700 GMT). A coroner has been called to the scene, local television reports said. Separately, in Utah, six miners are missing 1,500ft (457m) underground after a mine collapsed on Monday. The three died in a basket used to transport people along the 600ft (183m) air shaft, Detective Mike Hurt said....
  • Common Sikh names banned under Canada's immigration policy

    07/24/2007 6:57:24 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,198+ views
    CBC News ^ | 23 July 2007 | CBC News
    A Calgary woman waiting for her husband to arrive in Canada is upset by a long-standing immigration policy that forces people with the surname Singh or Kaur to change their last names. Tarvinder Kaur, who is pregnant, said her husband Jaspal Singh's application to become a permanent resident has been delayed for well over a month because of his last name. He has no choice but to legally change his name in India so he can get to Calgary before she gives birth next month, she said. CBC News has obtained a copy of a letter sent from the Canadian...
  • Police slay top Indian bandit (Shiv Kumar, also known by the alias Dadua)

    07/22/2007 3:46:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 639+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/07 | Gavin Rabnowitz - ap
    NEW DELHI - Indian police killed one of the country's most notorious bandits Sunday — a man who ruled the ravines and forests of central India through a mixture of fear and love for three decades, with many hailing him as a modern-day Robin Hood. Shiv Kumar, also known by the alias Dadua, led one of the few remaining bands of outlaws that have roamed central India for centuries, their exploits romanticized in Bollywood movies. Kumar, thought to be in his 60s, was wanted in more than 200 cases of kidnapping, extortion and murder and had a bounty on his...
  • 'Hate Campaign' Led to Indian Anti-Conversion Law, says Watchdog

    05/17/2007 9:18:30 AM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 565+ views ^ | 5-17-2007 | Staff Writer
    Human rights group, International Christian Concern has said it has uncovered evidence to show that the recent anti-conversion bill in Himachal Pradesh was the result of an orchestrated campaign of lies and misinformation. The persecution watchdog explains that a local Christian source, who requested anonymity, said that Hindu fundamentalist groups have been running a hate campaign against Christians, using the local newspapers, which normally have their reach limited to towns and cities.
  • The ugly American is passé; welcome the ugly Indian

    05/06/2007 11:16:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Dawn,Pakistan ^ | May 07,2007 | Jawed Naqvi
    The ugly American is passé; welcome the ugly Indian By Jawed Naqvi IT is legitimate to doubt the credibility of the Pew opinion poll that once showed Indians as supportive of the US, when the rest of the world, including its European allies, seemed to have deserted America over the Iraq fiasco. Let’s, however, take a charitable view of the alleged opinion count. It can be conceded that in a country of a billion people, it’s not impossible to find a million something holding the view, which Pew mistook for endorsement from an entire nation. Of course, much depends on...
  • Indian Farmers Braced For Rat Plague

    05/03/2007 8:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 438+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-5-2007 | Peter Foster
    Indian farmers braced for rat plague By Peter Foster in New Delhi Last Updated: 3:02am BST 04/05/2007 Nearly 500,000 Indian farmers are facing the prospect of famine as a plague of rats that strikes once every 50 years threatens to destroy their crops, rice paddies and village granaries. The flowering of a rare species of bamboo causes the rat plague Efforts to control the rodent plague in the north east Indian state of Mizoram have led the local government to offer a reward of one rupee (1.2 pence) for every rat tail delivered to the authorities. More than 400,000 rats...
  • Indian couple burnt [burnt to death ] for 'black magic'

    05/03/2007 1:53:08 PM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 335+ views ^ | 5-3-2007 | staff writer
    AN elderly Indian husband and wife were burnt to death after villagers accused them of practising black magic, tied them together on a pyre and set them on fire. “The aged couple died screaming for help,” police superintendent P V KuMarch said. Sayanna, 70, and his 61-year-old wife, Pochamma, were set ablaze after being doused with kerosene. Both were farm labourers near the southern city of Hyderabad who also practised traditional medicine. Police have arrested six villagers for the incident.
  • Gere to Indian "Moral Police" -- Kiss My White A**

    04/27/2007 9:50:28 AM PDT · by bedolido · 82 replies · 2,443+ views
    TMZ ^ | 04-27-2007 | staff writer
    Richard Gere isn't bothered that a warrant's out for his arrest in India, and he's accusing a "very small right-wing, very conservative" faction in the country for coming after him for his public kissing of an Indian actress. "They do this kind of thing quite often," Gere told Jon Stewart on last night's "Daily Show." "I don't know that anyone has actually gone to jail ... It goes to a reputable court and they throw it out." Yesterday, an Indian judge issued a warrant for Gere's arrest in Jaipur, saying that he had "transgressed all limits of vulgarity" when he...
  • Indian Court Issues Warrant for Gere [Follow-up story]

    04/26/2007 8:12:08 AM PDT · by bedolido · 21 replies · 1,257+ views ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    NEW DELHI (AP) - A court issued arrest warrants for Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on Thursday, saying their kiss at a public function "transgressed all limits of vulgarity," media reports said.
  • California Senate approves major expansion for gambling tribes

    04/19/2007 10:53:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 385+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/19/7 | AARON C. DAVIS
    SACRAMENTO, (AP) -- The California Senate on Thursday approved the largest expansion of Indian gambling in the state since tribes were given the authority to operate casinos. The agreements now go to the Assembly. If passed by that house, they would allow tribes to operate an additional 22,500 new slot machines, the equivalent of more than 10 Las Vegas-sized casinos. It would represent a 50 percent increase in the number of slots currently operating in the state's Indian casinos. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who negotiated the agreements with the tribes last year, is counting on the Legislature to approve the compacts...
  • TN: Indian mascots could be safe

    04/03/2007 7:34:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 402+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 4/3/7 | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
    Bill would prevent state from banning sports teams' use of names and images - NASHVILLE - A Tennessee lawmaker wants to prevent the state from ever banning American Indian mascots at schools. Rep. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, is sponsoring legislation that specifies no state agency would have the authority to prohibit public or private institutions from continuing to use American Indians with symbols, names and mascots. The measure was scheduled for the House floor Monday, but Bell deferred action. The companion version is scheduled to be discussed today in the Senate State and Local Government Committee. Bell said he proposed the...
  • Snowbowl can’t use treated sewage (9th circuit . . .)

    03/13/2007 9:55:02 AM PDT · by el_chupacabra · 21 replies · 940+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 3.13.07 | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    The operators of a Northern Arizona ski resort cannot use recycled sewage to make snow, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. In a unanimous decision, the judges said there is no evidence that denying the operators of Arizona Snowbowl the ability to use sewage for artificial snow would force the facility, located on U.S. Forest Service land, to shut down. They said there is no “compelling governmental interest” in having artificial snow on the San Francisco Peaks. The judge said the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act requires government agencies to use the “least restrictive” means of interfering...
  • Meat-loving cow found gobbling up chickens

    03/08/2007 12:25:47 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 23 replies · 628+ views
    ABC News Online ^ | March 8, 2007 | Reuters
    An Indian man has eventually solved the puzzle of his missing chickens after catching his sacred cow gobbling up several the birds in the coop at night. When dozens of chickens went missing from a remote West Bengal village, everyone blamed the neighbourhood dogs. Ajit Ghosh, the owner of the missing chickens, decided to stand guard at night at the cow shed that also served as a hen coop after 48 chickens went missing in a month. "We were shocked to see our calf eating chickens alive," Ajit Ghosh told Reuters from Chandpur village, about 240 kilometres north-west of capital...
  • Indian said to be first in line to lost French throne

    03/05/2007 5:22:41 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 44 replies · 840+ views
    ZeeNews ^ | 04 March 2007 | ZeeNews
    Balthazar Napolean de Bourbon, a jovial Indian lawyer and part-time farmer settled in Bhopal, has been told that he is the first in line to the lost French throne. According to media reports, "Bourbon may soon make his first trip to Paris, after he was visited by a relative of Prince Philip, who told him that he is the first in line to the lost French throne." This Indian father of three is being feted as the long-lost descendant of the Bourbon kings who ruled France from the 16th century to the French revolution. A distant cousin of Louis XVI...
  • Cherokees eject slave descendants

    03/04/2007 5:53:01 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 126 replies · 2,988+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, March 4, 2007
    Descendancy stems from the 19th Century Dawes Commission lists Members of the Cherokee Nation of native Americans have voted to revoke tribal citizenship for descendants of black slaves the Cherokees once owned.A total of 76.6% voted to amend the tribal constitution to limit citizenship to "blood" tribe members. Supporters said only the Cherokees had the right to determine tribal members. Opponents said the amendment was racist and aimed at preventing those with African-American heritage from gaining tribal revenue and government funding. The Cherokee Nation has 250,000 to 270,000 members, second only to the Navajo. 'Right to vote' The list...
  • Marquette Student Told Not to Wear Headdress To Game -- Threatened

    03/02/2007 3:17:27 PM PST · by jmcadams · 21 replies · 921+ views
    Marquette University sports teams used to be called "Warriors," but the forces of political correctness got that changed. But students continue to protest this by wearing insignia of American Indians, and shirts with "Warriors" prominently displayed. A bureaucrat at the school threatened a student with having his headdress confiscated and being ejected from the game if he wears it to a nationally televised game tomorrow.
  • Virginia 'sorry' for slavery role

    02/25/2007 10:15:00 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 82 replies · 1,214+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, February 25, 2007
    Virginia's General Assembly has adopted a resolution, expressing "profound regret" for the role the US state played in slavery. The resolution was passed by a 96-0 vote in the House and also unanimously backed in the 40-member Senate. Although non-binding, the resolution sent an important symbolic message, its sponsors said. Lawmakers also expressed regret for "the exploitation of Native Americans" in Virginia. Saturday's resolution was passed as the state was preparing to mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, where the first Africans arrived in 1619. It said that government-sanctioned slavery "ranks as the most horrendous of all depredations of...
  • Democrats Bypass Sandia for Forum (NM - Slap at Richardson)

    02/24/2007 7:14:18 PM PST · by CedarDave · 16 replies · 446+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 24, 2007 | Journal Staff
    "Prez on the Rez"— the first presidential candidate forum to take place on reservation land— will not be coming to Sandia Pueblo. Sandia, which is just north of Albuquerque, was a finalist to host the historic event for Democratic White House hopefuls to gather with tribal leaders to share their views on Indian Country. But the event will instead take place Aug. 23 at the Morongo band of Mission Indians reservation outside Palm Springs, Calif., according to organizer Kalyn Free. Free is founder and president of INDN's List, an Oklahoma-based organization dedicated to getting Native Americans elected to political office....
  • Democrats Offer Up Chairmen For Donors

    02/24/2007 3:35:13 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2007 | Jeffrey Birnbaum, John Solomon
    House Democrats hope to raise between $650,000 and $1 million for each of the party's most endangered Democrats in hopes of keeping the party in control of Congress. The tactics are hardly new. Republicans aggressively used their committee chairmen -- and the promise of access to them -- to raise money from interest groups and lobbyists during the party's 12 years of congressional control. They tracked donations closely and pressed lobbying firms to hire GOP lobbyists through the "K Street Project," promising "intimate" issue briefings with the chairmen in return for big donations. And the GOP is hardly sitting on...
  • U. of Illinois bars Indian symbol

    02/17/2007 3:28:49 AM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 850+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 2/17/07 | David Mercer
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois will drop its 81-year-old American Indian mascot, Chief Illiniwek...The move makes the school eligible to host postseason NCAA championship events, but it angered many Illini fans who say the chief honors American Indians. The NCAA in 2005 deemed Illiniwek -- portrayed by buckskin-clad students who dance at and other athletic events -- an offensive use of American Indian imagery and barred the university from hosting postseason events. American Indian groups and others have complained for years that the mascot, used since 1926, is demeaning... ...Eppley told reporters that the decision did...
  • UPenn Student Opens Fire On Drexel Students

    01/31/2007 6:55:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies · 1,410+ views
    CBS News via KYW ^ | 1/31/2007
    Police are investigating a shooting in University City involving a University of Pennsylvania student and students from Drexel University. Authorities said the University of Penn student fired 15 shots into an apartment occupied by Drexel students on 44th Street near Pine. Police said the shooting all stemmed from an argument between a Penn student and a Drexel student about their backgrounds. The Penn student, who is Korean, was arguing with the Drexel student, who is Indian, over their backgrounds, police said. "There's some indication that he was accusing him of being from another country, possibly being spies and that’s what...
  • Man says eagle shooting was religious

    01/29/2007 11:59:21 AM PST · by JZelle · 38 replies · 2,204+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-29-07 | UPI
    An American Indian man who shot a bald eagle on a Wyoming Indian reservation has been charged under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Winslow Friday, who says he shot the bird for use in a Northern Arapaho Indian religious ceremony, could face a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison if convicted, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Friday, an oil-field worker, argues that the shooting should be protected his religious freedom.
  • Indian star's tormentor kicked off reality TV show (UK)

    01/19/2007 10:43:29 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 30 replies · 2,366+ views
    By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - British television star Jade Goody, accused at home and abroad of being a racist bully for her treatment of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was evicted from the "Celebrity Big Brother" show on Friday. The 25-year-old was favorite to be kicked out by public vote after she was cast as the villain of a program that triggered protests and dominated headlines in Britain and India, prompted a sponsor to pull out and now threatens Goody's career. After leaving the Big Brother House, which is cut off from the outside world, Goody appeared embarrassed after watching...
  • Vanity-Friend became a U.S. Naturalized Citizen Today.

    01/19/2007 6:52:59 PM PST · by mmanager · 37 replies · 643+ views
    mmanager ^ | 1/19, 2007 | mmanager
    A good friend of mine who is Indian became a U.S. citizen today here in St. Louis. He renounce his citizenship from India and swore the following oath: " I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen: that I will SUFFORT AND DEFEND the CONSITITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA against ALL ENIEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; that I will bear true faith and ALLEGIANCE to the same; that...
  • Ancient burial ground discovered during duck hunt[Oklahoma]

    01/10/2007 11:02:36 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 27 replies · 1,192+ views
    Benton County Daily Record ^ | 09 Jan 2007 | Jeff Della Rosa
    SILOAM SPRINGS — Bryan Austin of Siloam Springs thought he’d found a crime scene when he spotted a human skull under a pile of rocks while he was duck hunting in northeast Oklahoma. Looking for a good place to set up a camouflage hunting screen Nov. 19 on a mud flat in the Spavinaw Creek drainage area, Austin found what turned out to be an ancient skull. He later learned that the site is an ancient Indian burial ground. “ It’s absolutely amazing, ” Austin said. “ I’m incredibly interested in this kind of stuff. It’s in my line of...
  • Investigators Fear Indian Businessman Killed 38

    01/06/2007 8:06:07 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 931+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Amrit Dhillon
    Investigators fear Indian businessman killed 38 By Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:29am GMT 07/01/2007 Indian police fear that as many as 38 children and young women may have been killed by a rich businessman and his servant accomplice in a two-year orgy of sexual abuse and murder in a leafy suburb of New Delhi. Moninder Singh Pandher A week after the killings in Noida came to light, the parents of the victims are directing their rage at police who, they claim, were indifferent to reports of missing persons. As children started disappearing with alarming frequency...
  • Missouri man reels in ancient fish hook

    01/03/2007 11:23:50 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 11 replies · 1,462+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Jan 2007 | AP
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - A man hunting for American Indian artifacts with his sons along a gravel bar on the Missouri River has uncovered an ancient fishhook that is making collectors envious. "The first thing I thought is, 'I hope this isn't metal,'" said Eric Henley, who found the hook last month near McBaine. "When I picked it up, there was a pretty good jump for joy and a couple of 'whoops' and yells. It's the cream of the crop." The hook is made of bone and covers his entire palm, making it much larger than most bone hooks. Joe Harl,...
  • Indian (India) Men Are Prone To Insulin Resistance

    12/09/2006 10:32:24 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 427+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 12-9-2006 | Nathan Seppa
    Indian men are prone to insulin resistance Nathan Seppa Men from India are more likely than those in other large ethnic groups to have a condition that predisposes them to type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, a U.S. study shows. The condition, called insulin resistance, arises when a person's cells fail to respond efficiently to insulin—requiring the body to make extra insulin to move glucose into cells where it's converted into energy. Insulin resistance is often linked with obesity. Researchers enlisted 482 men and women in Connecticut from five ethnic groups—East Asian, Indian Asian, white, black, and Hispanic. All were lean,...
  • Court Reprimands New Delhi Over Monkeys

    12/08/2006 7:51:48 PM PST · by A. Pole · 6 replies · 314+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | Thursday, 7 December 2006
    NEW DELHI - A top court reprimanded authorities in the Indian capital for failing to stop hundreds of monkeys from terrifying residents, news reports said Thursday. As forest cover around New Delhi has shrunk, the city has struggled with a growing simian population. Government buildings, temples and many residential neighborhoods are overrun by hundreds of Rhesus macaques. The animals will occasionally snatch food from unsuspecting passers-by and even bite them. "If you can't control the monkeys, what can you do?" the Delhi High Court acerbically asked representatives of the various municipal authorities in a ruling responding to a petition filed...
  • Musharraf pushes Kashmir proposal

    12/05/2006 12:43:12 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 25 replies · 630+ views
    BBC ^ | December 5, 2006
    Gen Musharraf says he wants troops to withdraw from Kashmir Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has suggested Pakistan would give up its claim over disputed Kashmir if India accepted his peace proposals.Gen Musharraf called for a phased withdrawal of troops in the region and self-governance for Kashmiris. India responded by saying its position was that the map could not be redrawn but borders could be made irrelevant. Both nations claim Kashmir in its entirety. It has sparked two of their three wars since independence in 1947. Gen Musharraf told NDTV that he had a "four-point solution" to ending the impasse...
  • A Canadian Indian's Age-Old Call to U.S. Duty

    11/26/2006 9:50:28 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 3 replies · 455+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Nov 2006 | Doug Struck
    Corporal Killed in Iraq Served With Army, Marines FREDERICTON, Canada -- Someone gave Theresa Seeley tobacco to scatter on her son's coffin -- a gift, in the Indian tradition, for the elders waiting to greet his soul. She was uncomfortable with it. "That wasn't what we believed in," she said. Her son Michael was raised "like every other Joe Canadian," with little time for the folklore of his Mi'kmaq tribe. But as she looked around the crowded graveyard at the funeral, on a New Brunswick hill near where Michael had cavorted on his bike and skipped school with full-of-life glee,...
  • West must prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance: Wolfensohn

    11/25/2006 8:05:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/25/06 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Western nations must prepare for a future dominated by China and India, whose rapid economic rise will soon fundamentally alter the balance of power, former World Bank chief James Wolfensohn has warned. Wealthy countries were failing to understand the impact of the invevitable growth of the two Asian powerhouses, Wolfensohn said in the 2006 Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture at the University of New South Wales at the weekend. "It's a world that is going to be in the hands of these countries which we now call developing," said Australian-born Wolfensohn, who held the top job at the...
  • Search for Minn. brothers enters 3rd day

    11/24/2006 4:27:43 PM PST · by Peace4EarthNow · 49 replies · 1,417+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, November 24, 2006
    RED LAKE, Minn. - Dozens of trained searchers were taking to woods, lakes and air Friday to hunt for two young brothers who disappeared from an American Indian reservation two days earlier. The FBI offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Tristan Anthony White, 4, and Avery Lee Stately, 2. The boys were reported missing Wednesday from the Walking Shield area of the remote, heavily wooded Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, the FBI said. Their parents said they had been playing outside their home before they disappeared, Tribal Chairman Floyd "Buck" Jourdain Jr. said....
  • Two classic brands (Chris-Craft + Indian Motorcycles) are cruising for a comeback

    11/23/2006 1:56:14 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 24 replies · 582+ views
    CNN/Fortune ^ | November 23 2006: 8:12 AM EST | Eugenia Levenson
    Two classic brands are cruising for a comeback The two Harvard Business School classmates who resurrected Chris-Craft have a new plan to bring Indian Motorcycle back from the brink. Can this icon be saved? Fortune's Eugenia Levenson reports FORTUNE Magazine By Eugenia Levenson, Fortune reporter November 23 2006: 8:12 AM EST (Fortune Magazine) -- In a tiny hotel screening room in Miami, 20 friends and colleagues crowded around Stephen Julius and Steve Heese. It was February 2005, and they were there to watch a prerelease version of a film called "The World's Fastest Indian." The movie featured Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins...
  • Navajo President Hopeful About Dems

    11/09/2006 11:31:54 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 51 replies · 1,075+ views
    Forbes & AP ^ | November 9, 2006 | Felicia Fonseca
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- The newly re-elected president of the Navajo Nation said he hopes that the Democrats' takeover of Congress will help the nation's largest American Indian reservation, saying it was hard to win federal money from Republicans. In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, the day after the Navajo general election, Joe Shirley Jr.'s thoughts were partly on how the political shift in Washington will translate into federal action on his reservation, which is home to about 300,000 people in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. "We're going to have a lot more friends in Washington,"...
  • Indian Shoppers Given Taste Of The New

    11/03/2006 6:41:00 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 489+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-4-2006 | Peter Foster - Sanjeev Narang
    Indian shoppers given taste of the new By Peter Foster and Sanjeev Narang in Hyderabad Last Updated: 1:11am GMT 04/11/2006 The Indian shopping experience took its first, tentative steps into the 21st century yesterday when the country's first nationwide supermarket chain opened its doors in the tech-city of Hyderabad. With air-conditioned aisles, spotless floors, smartly uniformed staff and perfectly arranged rows of high quality fruit and vegetables, the Reliance Fresh stores hope to revolutionise the way middle class India does its shopping. As the doors were thrown open at 8am there began a trickle of curious shoppers which Reliance, India's...
  • Native hits roadblock applying for state ID

    10/23/2006 6:39:52 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 19 replies · 796+ views
    Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | 10/23/06 | Seth Prince
    DMV - Oregon accepts documents from foreigners but will not accept proof from out-of-state tribes It's easier for illegal immigrants to get a driver's license in Oregon than it is for Native Americans who show up at DMV counters with identification from out-of-state tribes. About half the states in the nation allow some form of tribal documentation to secure a driver's license or identification card. Some want federal proof, some require tribal proof and some will accept either. Of those 28 states, two -- Oregon and New York -- restrict that to documents from in-state tribes only, according to information...
  • Morales blasts Bolivia's high court as colonial relic

    10/05/2006 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 526+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 5 Oct 2006 | Staff
    La Paz, Oct 5 (EFE).- President Evo Morales said Thursday that Bolivia's Supreme Court has no jurisdiction over the extent of the mandate of the Constituent Assembly and denounced the tribunal as a "nasty aftertaste of the colonial state." He commented in Bolivia's official capital, the southern city of Sucre, after meeting there with assembly delegates from his Movement Toward Socialism, or MAS.
  • Indian State Battles Fever Fears

    10/04/2006 11:16:21 AM PDT · by blam · 188+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-4-2006 | John Mary
    Indian state battles fever fears By John Mary Trivandrum, Kerala Mosquitoes are blamed for spreading the disease Authorities in India's southern state of Kerala say they are battling a fever outbreak that has claimed many lives. Since July, at least 70 people have died - most, it is suspected, from the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. A team of experts from the World Health Organisation have arrived in Kerala to examine the outbreak of the disease. Separately, Indian authorities are fighting an outbreak of dengue fever in the country's north - 28 people have died of the disease in recent weeks. Cases...
  • Pre-European Native America Population

    09/22/2006 4:01:23 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 26 replies · 1,122+ views
    22 Sept | Me
    I was wondering if anybody knows of a good reputable source of pre-european native america population figures. My textbook says that there were appx. 18 million, but to me that seems a bit high. According to the text after Americas first census there were only 600,000 left they dwindled down drastically, another 50% and then recovered at the turn of the century. That would mean over 95% of Native Americans where killed by disease prior to Americas founding. With such a disperse population it seems abit unfathonable that disease had such a drastic effect on such a widespread population base.