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  • Indian firms hope to cash in on U.S. health-care law

    03/26/2010 1:56:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 497+ views
    wapo ^ | 3/26/10 | Rama Lakshmi
    NEW DELHI -- While the contentious political battle over the new health-care law continues in the United States, in India the outsourcing industry is seeing it as a boon for business and is salivating over its prospects. Indian companies are working with U.S. insurers handling back-office operations, including claims processing, supply management and transcription services. The extension of health care to 32 million Americans over the next decade will mean that the need for those services will grow, executives here said. "The health-care reform bill is a very, very big opportunity for us," said Ananda Mukerji, managing director of Firstsource...
  • Cherokee man's lack of birth certificate turns into driver's license problem

    02/25/2010 2:46:29 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 25 replies · 1,241+ views ^ | 02/25/2010 |
    ATHENS (WATE) -- There's a new federal ID requirement that says you have to produce a birth certificate when your driver's license expires. A Native American named Aldea "Hawk" Silverhawk called 6 On Your Side to explain why he doesn't have a birth certificate and how difficult it is to prove where he was born. Years ago, many Tennesseans were born at home and delivered by a midwife. In some cases, there's no record of the birth. For those who fall under these circumstances, if you can show documentation of early schooling or your parent's birth, you can get what's...
  • Indian Chicken Drumsticks

    01/19/2010 2:43:59 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 349+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 1/19/10 | Chrissy Siggee
    1.25 kilograms /2 ½ pounds drumsticks 1 tablespoon Gluten Free curry powder 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional if fructose intolerant) 200grams/6 ½ ounce plain Greek style yogurt
  • Success story of a genius fascinated by light Rajiv Jain

    01/11/2010 5:39:22 AM PST · by indian-cinematographer · 190+ views
    Cinemania ^ | 11.01.10 | Cinemania
    Success story of a genius fascinated by light • Rajiv Jain • Award winning Indian Director of Photography • Cinematographer • DOP Success story of a genius fascinated by light • Rajiv Jain • Award winning Indian Director of Photography • Cinematographer • DOP Exceptionally gifted in overcoming technical hurdles and shady atmospheres, in twenty five years Indian Rajiv Jain has become one of the most sought-after DoPs, after having had a quite unconventional career. Rajiv hasn’t let the fame go to his head though and remains modest. Following his studies in drama at the Indian drama school Bhartendu Academy...
  • Indian tribes buy back thousands of acres of land

    12/27/2009 4:07:12 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1,531+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 27 | TIMBERLY ROSS
    OMAHA, Neb.- Native American tribes tired of waiting for the U.S. government to honor centuries-old treaties are buying back land where their ancestors lived and putting it in federal trust. Native Americans say the purchases will help protect their culture and way of life by preserving burial grounds and areas where sacred rituals are held. They also provide land for farming, timber and other efforts to make the tribes self-sustaining.....
  • Guyanese National Charged with Smuggling Indian Nationals to the United States

    12/19/2009 5:11:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 676+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, December 17, 2009 Guyanese National Charged with Smuggling Indian Nationals to the United States A Guyanese national has been indicted on charges of conspiracy and alien smuggling in connection with her role in the smuggling or attempted smuggling of four Indian nationals to the United States. Annita Devi Gerald, aka Annita Rampersad, 52, was charged in a nine-count indictment returned yesterday by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Texas. Gerald was arrested by ICE special agents in Houston on Nov. 17, 2009, and has been held without...
  • Indian villager takes 14 years to dig tunnel through mountain

    12/18/2009 2:53:04 PM PST · by posterchild · 56 replies · 2,721+ views
    Guardian ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Randeep Ramesh
    An Indian villager burrowed for 14 years with a hammer and chisel to cut a tunnel through a mountain so that his neighbours could reach nearby fields and he could park his truck outside his home. Ramchandra Das, 53, who lives in eastern Bihar state, carved a 10m-long, 4m-wide tunnel through the hill range from his village of Kewati. Das took up the Herculean task after villagers found the 7km trek over the mountain increasingly arduous. When the authorities refused to help to cut the journey time, Das began carving his way through the earth in the direction of the...
  • Were the wrong people invited to State/Thanksgiving dinner?

    11/27/2009 7:00:08 AM PST · by two-edged-sword · 8 replies · 693+ views
    When the current resident of the White House learned that the Pilgrims invited Indians to the first Thanksgiving he decided to do the same. I think he may have invited the wrong ones. (sarc off)
  • Amazon Indian tribe hit by swine flu

    11/04/2009 6:50:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies · 567+ views ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Reuters
    Swine flu has hit an isolated tribe of Indians in the Amazon jungle, with seven dying in the last two weeks, Survival International said on Wednesday. A further 1,000 members of the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela are believed to have caught the flu, the indigenous peoples rights group said. It is feared the flu could sweep through the area and kill many more Yanomami as the Indians have little resistance to introduced diseases. About 32,000 Yanomami live in the Venezuela-Brazil border region and form the largest relatively isolated tribe in the Amazon. Survival director Stephen Corry said the situation was...
  • Sell-off, Telecom Meltdown Continue (Indian Stock Market)

    11/03/2009 7:06:05 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 346+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-3-2009 | By Akash Joshi
    Sell-off, Telecom Meltdown Continue By Akash Joshi The stock market saw the steepest fall after August on Tuesday as benchmark indices fell for the sixth straight trading session on huge sell-off in heavyweight stocks and weak cues from global markets. The pressure on telecom stocks continued as Reliance Communications (RCOM.NS : 165.8 0) fell 5.7% to close at Rs 165.8, in it seventh straight day of losses. Though its rival Bharti Airtel (BHARTIARTL.BO : 299.95 0) closed on the positive zone, the pressure on telecom stocks persisted. In the current year, RComm slid by 27% and Bharti by 16% when...
  • Don't divorce, go on holiday, says Indian tour operator

    09/03/2009 2:24:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 645+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/3/09 | Phil Hazlewood
    MUMBAI (AFP) – Marriage hit the rocks? Considering a divorce? An Indian tour operator wants warring couples to hold off consulting lawyers and go on holiday instead -- with a relationship counsellor in tow. KV Tours and Travels, based in the western city of Mumbai, has launched "divorce tourism" packages, designed to get spouses who have fallen out of love to bury the hatchet. "With divorce tourism, what we're trying to do is to bring together couples who are heading towards divorce to stop them," the company's chief executive Vijesh Thakker told AFP. India, where marriage is still viewed as...
  • Big marijuana grow seized on Warm Springs reservation (Mexican Organized Crime)

    08/17/2009 9:15:33 AM PDT · by AuntB · 10 replies · 1,309+ views
    KTVZ ^ | Aug. 16, 2009 | KTVZ
    But 'gardeners' escape; pot-grow cooking fire blamed for S. Calif. wildfire From KTVZ.COM news sources Days after tribal police and federal agents seized 1,630 marijuana plants worth an estimated $5 million from a remote area of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, authorities in California said Sunday a more than 85,000-acre wildfire in Santa Barbara County had been traced to a cooking fire at an illegal marijuana grow. Friday's Warm Springs raid marked the fourth time in just over two years that police have busted a major pot grow on the reservation, tied to Mexican drug gangs. The total seized -...
  • Thank You to the Navajo Code Talkers, on this National Navajo Code Talkers day

    08/14/2009 2:58:53 PM PDT · by ballplayer · 25 replies · 543+ views
    Vanity | 8/14/09 | Ballplayer
    Congratulations to the Navajo Code Talkers for a Job Well Done ,On this National Code Talkers Day, From What I understand there are only a Few Left Surviving
  • King: Life is bare bones on the Lakota reservation

    08/14/2009 9:01:24 AM PDT · by normanpubbie · 15 replies · 969+ views
    CNN ^ | 8-14-2009 | John KIng
    CHERRY CREEK, South Dakota (CNN) -- The tiny one-room house rests on a hill; no electricity and no running water. A creaky metal cot and a rusting wood-burning stove is all the comfort Herbert Hale says he needs. (SNIP) He is 54 years old, a veteran of two Army combat tours in Vietnam...
  • Alabama city destroying ancient Indian mound for Sam's Club

    08/04/2009 11:04:42 PM PDT · by BGHater · 30 replies · 1,837+ views
    ISS ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Sue Sturgis
    City leaders in Oxford, Ala. have approved the destruction of a 1,500-year-old Native American ceremonial mound and are using the dirt as fill for a new Sam's Club, a retail warehouse store operated by Wal-Mart. A University of Alabama archaeology report commissioned by the city found that the site was historically significant as the largest of several ancient stone and earthen mounds throughout the Choccolocco Valley. But Oxford Mayor Leon Smith -- whose campaign has financial connections to firms involved in the $2.6 million no-bid project -- insists the mound is not man-made and was used only to "send smoke...
  • Chavez's War On Free Trade In Peru

    06/09/2009 5:08:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 501+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 9, 2009
    Americas: What does Venezuela's Hugo Chavez call a nation that develops peacefully, embraces markets, promotes property rights, pursues free trade and has no use for his revolution? A target. Welcome to Peru.Last Friday and Saturday, a police confrontation at a roadblock near the northern Peruvian town of Bagua ended in violence, with some 30 dead. A major highway had been blocked off for 55 days by some 5,000 indigenous protesters in a tactic identical to that used by radicalized indigenous protesters in Bolivia in recent years. Roadblocks are basically used to starve inland cities into submission by halting shipments of...
  • Navajo Code Talker Dies (God bless these heroes who helped save our nation)

    05/29/2009 1:49:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 1,513+ views
    Navajo Code Talker dies Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., offers condolences to family WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., today conveyed his condolences to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker and Navajo Tribal Councilman John Brown, Jr., of Crystal, N.M., who died this morning at home. He was 88. “Today, with sadness, we heard of the passing of Mr. John Brown, Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers and one of the Navajo Nation’s great warriors,” President Shirley said. “For so long, these brave men were the true unsung heroes of...
  • Navajo Code Talker dies

    05/26/2009 7:04:59 AM PDT · by restornu · 54 replies · 1,325+ views ^ | May 25, 2009 | Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr.,
    Written by . Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., offers condolences to family WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., today conveyed his condolences to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker and Navajo Tribal Councilman John Brown, Jr., of Crystal, N.M., who died this morning at home. He was 88. “Today, with sadness, we heard of the passing of Mr. John Brown, Jr., one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers and one of the Navajo Nation’s great warriors,” President Shirley said. “For so long, these brave men were the true unsung heroes of World...
  • Navajos largely unscathed by recession

    05/18/2009 9:05:16 AM PDT · by posterchild · 61 replies · 1,987+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sun May 17, 2009 | Felicia Fonseca
    TONALEA, Ariz. – Talk at the community center in this small Navajo town isn't as focused on the economy as it is in many places off the reservation. That's because the people living on the largest American Indian reservation have been largely unscathed by the recession. Most Navajos own their own homes, tend not to invest in the stock market and have long had difficulties borrowing money, distinguishing them from millions of other Americans who've suffered from rising mortgage payments, sinking 401(k) retirement accounts and stricter terms from lenders. And with half of the Navajo Nation's work force unemployed long...
  • 1920 Motorcycle Race Movie

    04/19/2009 12:08:03 AM PDT · by woofie · 24 replies · 1,024+ views
    This is a wonderful rare film of motorcycle board racing in 1920. Great fun to watch Indian Motorcycles are the Fastest in the World!
  • Badge of Honor: Matthews Accuses Jindal of ‘Stupid Talk’

    02/23/2009 5:04:55 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bobby Jindal must be doing something right: Chris Matthews is making ugly remarks about him. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews accused the Louisiana governor of “stupid talk.” It got even better for Bobby: Dem Gov. Ed Rendell announced that “I’m voting for Charlie Crist” over Jindal. Thank you, Ed! Rendell was a guest on this evening’s Hardball, and Matthews played a clip of Jindal and Crist’s contrasting comments on the stimulus plan. Jindal was critical, Crist thought it was great. MATTHEWS: Governor Rendell, that’s cartoon talk by Jindal. Nobody’s talking about a train or a light rail from Disney World...
  • Motel owner punched by job seeker (Not the best way to get a job)

    02/23/2009 2:42:12 PM PST · by devane617 · 40 replies · 1,319+ views
    WALB-TV ^ | 02/23/2009 | Jim Wallace
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany motel owner was beaten and threatened by a man after refusing to hire him. Saturday afternoon Dollar Inn Owner Mukesh Patel told Police that a man named "A.K." came in and asked for a job. When Patel refused to hire him, he says the man hit him in the face twice and then threatened to kill him. Police are investigating but have made no arrests.
  • (REPARATIONS) US Solicitor General backs State in Ceded lands Case

    02/12/2009 3:03:56 PM PST · by AndrewWalden · 5 replies · 538+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | Feb 5, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    "...the legal issues in this case could bear on the United States' title to its own lands (in Hawaii) as well." (This refers to 330,000 acres of military and other federal properties located on the 1898 ceded lands which were not transferred to the State in the 1959 Admission Act.)
  • Spain: At least 10 arrested on suspicion of forging documents for jihadists

    02/03/2009 5:29:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 581+ views
    JIHAD ^ | Posted by Marisol at February 3, 2009 8:11 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: ""Spanish police suspect terrorism links in arrests," from the Associated Press, February 3 (thanks to all who sent this in): The Spanish police arrested 13 people on Tuesday on suspicion of links to organized crime and terrorism groups. A police statement said the detainees — 11 Pakistanis, a Nigerian and an Indian — are suspected of belonging to an international criminal gang involved in passport forgery, drug trafficking and the smuggling of people." SNIPPET: "The police statement said the group is suspected of having contacts in Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Thailand. The group allegedly stole passports in...
  • Rock shelter painting by American Indian likely circa 1000-1600[Tennessee]

    01/18/2009 5:51:10 PM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 844+ views
    Knox News ^ | 18 Jan 2009 | Morgan Simmons
    Finding an Aladdin's cave Cory Holliday almost didn't see the stick figure painted on the sandstone. His first impression was that it was a clever fake. A cave specialist for the Tennessee chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Holliday was searching for caves on a 4,200-acre tract in a remote part of Fentress County on the Cumberland Plateau. It was winter, and he heard water. Thinking there might be a cave nearby, he hiked down to the base of a bluff, where he discovered a rocky alcove bisected by a 10-foot waterfall. On the roof of a nearby south-facing rock shelter...
  • Seneca Nation targets NY Thruway in tax dispute

    01/13/2009 6:01:52 PM PST · by Dan Nunn · 62 replies · 1,711+ views
    Jamestown Post Journal ^ | January 13, 2008
    BUFFALO -- It appears the New York State Thruway will again figure prominently in a dispute between the Seneca Indian Nation and the state over cigarette taxes. On Tuesday, Seneca President Barry Snyder outlined the nations response to a law signed by Gov. David Paterson that would ban manufacturers from selling unstamped cigarettes to wholesalers who supply reservation stores. Snyder says tribal councilors are now devising a system to collect tolls of $2 per car on the Thruway, where it passes through the tribes Cattaraugus Reservation in western New York. He called the interstate an illegal, unlicensed business. In 1997,...
  • Indian airline sacks overweight stewardesses: report (they refused alternative ground assignments)

    01/05/2009 1:58:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,348+ views
    AFP on Breitbart ^ | 1/5/09 | AFP
    India's state-run carrier Air India has dismissed 10 women flight attendants who were grounded last year for being overweight, a report said Monday. The sackings came after the cabin crew were warned about meeting minimum physical fitness standards and given sufficient time to lose weight, the Press Trust of India news agency reported quoting airline sources. The flight attendants were also offered alternative ground assignments which they refused, the report said.
  • (NY) Governor Paterson proposes 'Obesity Tax,' a tax on non-diet sodas

    12/15/2008 9:52:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 85 replies · 2,467+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 15, 2008 | GLENN BLAIN and KENNETH LOVETT
    A can of Coke could soon cost New Yorkers more than just calories. Gov. Paterson, as part of a $121 billion budget to be unveiled Tuesday, will propose an "obesity tax" of about 15% on nondiet drinks. This means a Diet Coke might sell for a $1 - even as the same size bottle of its calorie-rich alter ego would go for $1.15. Paterson's budget also calls for a 3% cut in education spending, a $620-a-year tuition hike at SUNY and a $600 increase at CUNY - and about $3.5 billion in health care cuts, a source said. The Democratic...
  • Islamic terrorism helped bring Israel, India together

    11/28/2008 5:53:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 445+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-28-08 | HERB KEINON
    The Islamic extremist terrorism behind the carnage in Mumbai has, ironically, been one of the engines behind Indian-Israeli ties, which have increased at a dizzying pace since the countries established diplomatic ties in 1992. Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard outside Oberoi Trident Hotel. Photo: AP Slideshow: Pictures of the week Efraim Inbar, the director of Bar-Ilan University's BESA Center for Strategic Studies, said Thursday that India, like Israel, "sees the same source of terrorism: radical Islam." Combating that terrorism has been one of the anchors of the relationship, as manifest in intense defense, intelligence and counter-terrorist cooperation at the highest...
  • Indian Navy free to pursue pirates into Somalian waters

    11/20/2008 4:14:27 PM PST · by hamboy · 17 replies · 759+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 21, 2008 | Rahul Singh
    Navy free to pursue pirates into Somalian waters The Indian Navy can now go after Somali pirates without hindrance. It has been authorised for “hot pursuit” of pirates into Somalian waters. A country’s territorial waters extend to 12 nautical miles from its shore. Till now, the navy did not have the mandate to chase pirates into Somalian waters. A senior official said the navy had been given the permission to chase Somali pirates across the country’s maritime boundary under certain circumstances. “Different laws apply when it comes to chasing pirates in territorial waters of another country. In the case of...
  • Diggers find proof of old bison hunt-Hundreds of bones unearthed at site in Kentucky riverbed

    11/16/2008 9:33:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 588+ views
    AP ^ | 16 Nov 2008 | AP
    UNION, Ky. -- Archaeologists have dug up and will display evidence of an American Indian bison hunt that happened hundreds of years ago in northern Kentucky. Evidence at the site shows hunters killed and butchered the animals with stone tools,leaving the bones and tools behind. The bones were discovered in Big Bone Creek several years ago but left there. Staff members from the Cincinnati Museum Center and volunteers spent a week in August digging up the artifacts. Glenn Storrs, head curator for vertebrate paleontology at the center, got permission from the state to dig while the creek's water was low.Though...
  • Ceremony will kick off historical cemetery project

    09/30/2008 5:23:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 579+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A ceremony to prepare a portion of the state-operated veterans cemetery to receive the remains of soldiers who died in the then Territory of Arizona in the late 1800s will be held Wednesday afternoon. Nearly 70 sets of remains, many of them incomplete, will be reburied at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery next May, after being exhumed at a long-abandoned burial ground in Tucson, said cemetery administrator Joe Larson. Initially, the remains of 10 individuals were expected when the project was started, before Larson became the administrator. “Then the number grew to 30, and now it...
  • Welcome to Native Americans Against Obama

    09/12/2008 10:55:08 AM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 300+ views
    Native Americans Against Obama ^ | 9/12/2008 | unknown
    Welcome to Native Americans Against Obama We are a National Group dedicated to stopping one of the worst mistakes this country has ever made..... We are a intertribal group of many nations. We invite you to join us..... Our main objective is to bring all tribes members, non tribe members together to make a stand against Obama. (Excerpt:) John McCain has made a special effort to reach out to the Native Community. Soon we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of voting rights for Native Americans. John McCain has promised to improve our schools, on reservations, and continue to support...
  • Palin Wows Indians at Convention; Jindal’s Stock Soars

    09/11/2008 11:34:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 517+ views
    India-West ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | RICHARD SPRINGER
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tore through the Republican National Convention like a lead sled in the Iditarod dogsled race, while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who chose to forgo a scheduled convention speech by staying away to deal with Hurricane Gustav, catapulted to the top tier as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016. Indian American Republicans who attended the convention Sept. 1-4 unanimously raved to India-West about Senator John McCain’s vice presidential choice and Palin’s stiletto-like jibes at Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama in her acceptance speech. “She sent a vibrant message to Middle America that she connects...
  • Judge seals UND "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit; AG decries judge's order

    08/20/2008 10:58:47 AM PDT · by jasonmyos · 16 replies · 227+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 8/20/08 | Chris Rizo
    BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline)-North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Wednesday he opposes a judge's decision to seal all future documents in the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit against the NCAA. Northeast Central District Judge Lawrence Jahnke said he wants the parties to move toward a settlement. Stenehjem, whose office is representing the university, said he believes sealing the records violates the spirit of open records.
  • The Forgotten Cherokees: United Keetoowah Band

    08/10/2008 12:34:03 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 6 replies · 2,174+ views
    The Keetoowahs are the traditonal people, the keepers of the language and heritage. They came west 20 years before the Trail of Tears, trading their land in North Carolina for new land the US gave them. Later the "civilized" tribes came and "white-manned" the Keetoowahs out of their land and other Federal entitlements. Learn more about the Keetoowahs at
  • More Than 30 Indian Youths Disappear in New Zealand

    07/14/2008 3:07:22 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 4 replies · 184+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.14.2008 | DPAdkg
    More than 30 Indian youths have disappeared in New Zealand, where they were in transit to go to Sydney for World Youth Day, a spokeswoman for the Catholic Church said Monday. Lyndsay Freear told Radio New Zealand that a party of 220 Indian Catholics who arrived in Auckland a week ago were due to fly to Sydney Tuesday, but 32 of them had disappeared. All were billeted with church members in Auckland under a so-called Days in the Diocese programme before going to Australia, where Pope Benedict arrived Sunday for events associated with World Youth Day. Freear said all the...
  • House Candidate Accused Of Choking Daughter Pleads Guilty ( Democrat )

    07/08/2008 3:52:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies · 254+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | July 8, 2008
    Chowdhury Got Angry When Garage Door Didn't Open Quickly. A state legislative candidate from Jefferson County accused of slapping and choking his 16-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree assault. Vince Chowdhury, 48, got angry when his wife and daughter didn't open the garage door quickly enough when he honked his car horn in their driveway on June 17, according to an arrest affidavit. The document said Chowdhury, a Jefferson County school board member, sat in the driveway several minutes honking his horn. His wife and daughter apologized for making him wait but he thought the apology insincere so he...
  • Soboba Casino Called 'Unsafe' After Shootouts

    05/31/2008 4:51:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 149+ views
    cbs ^ | May 31, 2008 10:30 am US/Pacific
    RIVERSIDE Two recent shootouts between law officers and several members of the Soboba Indian tribe have prompted the Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies Association to warn the public that it considers the tribe's casino to be unsafe, it was reported on Saturday. The 3,700-member union considers the tribal reservation to be "unstable" as a result of "recent violence against Riverside County deputy sheriffs," the Los Angeles Times and Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Tribal leaders shot back that the deputies union has brought the shootouts into the poitical arena, and said in an e-mail that "the recent tragic events were unrelated to the...
  • Indiana Man Operates Oil Well in Backyard, Producing Three Barrels of Crude a Day

    05/19/2008 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Domandred · 45 replies · 583+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/19/2008 | FoxNews
    <p>SELMA, Ind. — It's just a drop in the global oil bucket, but an eastern Indiana man is operating an oil well in his backyard in an effort to capitalize on soaring crude prices.</p> <p>Greg Losh's rig produces three barrels of crude oil a day, though he told FOX News that he hasn't started selling it yet. For now, he and his partners are keeping it in storage containers.</p>
  • Court orders American Indian to trial for shooting eagle

    05/11/2008 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 125+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2008 | Ben Neary
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - An American Indian who shot a bald eagle for use in a tribal religious ceremony must stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Thursday reversed a 2006 lower court ruling that dismissed a criminal charge against Winslow Friday, a Northern Arapaho Indian who has acknowledged shooting a bald eagle in 2005 during the tribe's Sun Dance. In dismissing the charge, U.S. District Judge William Downes of Wyoming said the federal government has shown "callous indifference" to American Indian religious beliefs. Eagle feathers are...
  • Girl burned in northern India in possible inter-caste violence

    05/01/2008 10:16:44 PM PDT · by steelboy · 5 replies · 685+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 5/2/2008 | BISWAJEET BANERJEE
    The 6-year-old girl is recuperating at a state-run hospital in Mathura, the north Indian city where the alleged attack occurred, said Dr. Ramesh Kumar. She is considered a dalit _ a member of the lowest caste in India, where a system of rigid social hierarchy still lingers. The alleged attacker, Madan Singh, 22, comes from a higher caste.
  • Cigarette Smugglers Funnel Money to Terror Groups, Report Finds (Native American cigs fund terror)

    04/29/2008 5:11:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies · 476+ views
    Fox news ^ | Tuesday , April 29, 2008 | By Catherine Herridge
    Cigarette smuggling is generating millions of dollars every year that can be reaching terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda, according to law enforcement sources. In a single case, $100,000 was sent to Hezbollah. A 15-page report congressional report includes intelligence from law enforcement as well as New York State’s Department of Taxation and Finance. Cigarette smuggling is generating millions of dollars every year that can be reaching terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Al Qaeda, according to law enforcement sources. In a single case, $100,000 was sent to Hezbollah. One of the key issues... is a potential flaw...
  • Siberian, Native American Languages Linked -- A First

    03/28/2008 7:53:49 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 812+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3-26-2008 | John Roach
    Siberian, Native American Languages Linked -- A First John Roach for National Geographic NewsMarch 26, 2008 A fast-dying language in remote central Siberia shares a mother tongue with dozens of Native American languages spoken thousands of miles away, new research confirms. The finding may allow linguists to weigh in on how the Americas were first settled, according to Edward Vajda, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Since at least 1923 researchers have suggested a connection exists between Asian and North American languages—but this is the first time a link has been demonstrated...
  • Indian guilty in U.S.-India arms deal

    03/14/2008 1:41:24 AM PDT · by steelboy · 13 replies · 417+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/13/2008 | Terry Frieden
    citizen of India living legally in South Carolina pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to illegally export weapons to India, authorities said Thursday. It was one of two cases involving illegal arms in India.
  • Indian DNA Links To 6 'Founding Mothers'

    03/13/2008 2:04:39 PM PDT · by blam · 72 replies · 1,801+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3-13-2008 | Malcom Ritter
    Indian DNA links to 6 'founding mothers' By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK - Nearly all of today's Native Americans in North, Central and South America can trace part of their ancestry to six women whose descendants immigrated around 20,000 years ago, a DNA study suggests. Those women left a particular DNA legacy that persists to today in about 95 percent of Native Americans, researchers said. The finding does not mean that only these six women gave rise to the migrants who crossed into North America from Asia in the initial populating of the continent, said study co-author...
  • Bill would let tribal police arrest non-Indians (Washington State)

    02/27/2008 2:08:40 AM PST · by Stoat · 5 replies · 641+ views
    The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wasington) ^ | February 27, 2008 | Richard Roesler
    Bill would let tribal police arrest non-Indians   Richard Roesler Staff writer February 27, 2008OLYMPIA – A bill that would expand some tribal police officers’ power to arrest non-Indian criminals on reservations is moving quickly in the Legislature.Proponents say the bill would speed up police response on reservations, which some say are in danger of becoming “havens” for non-Indian criminals who feel they have little to fear. The House of Representatives has approved House Bill 2476 and it’s expected to be approved by a Senate committee before a key deadline Friday.“Right now we have citizens in the state of...
  • Bahrainian Doctors Successfully Remove Nail From Man's Penis

    02/13/2008 4:41:26 PM PST · by highimpact · 71 replies · 1,271+ views ^ | 2/13/08 | Staff
    Doctors successfully removed a 2-inch nail from an Indian man’s genitals after he admitted himself to a hospital due to abdominal pain and the inability to speak, the Bahrain Gulf Daily News reported Wednesday. An X-ray of the man, who was not identified, showed the nail lodged in his urethra. The victim claimed that the nail had been inserted by a gang of thieves who attacked and robbed him three days earlier, the paper reported.
  • Judge hits gov't on Indian money delay

    01/30/2008 8:13:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 61+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/08 | Mary Clare Jalonick - ap
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the Interior Department has "unreasonably delayed" its accounting for billions of dollars owed to Indian landholders. The federal agency "has not, and cannot, remedy the breach" of its responsibilities to account for the Indian money, U.S. District Judge James Robertson said in a 165-page decision in a long-running federal lawsuit alleging mismanagement of Indian trust funds. "Indeed, it is now clear that completion of the required accounting is an impossible task" for the department, Robertson said, adding that he would schedule a hearing next month to discuss ways to solve the...
  • Women lose in Mexico Indian rights gain

    01/27/2008 5:02:36 PM PST · by Brilliant · 12 replies · 212+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Jan 27, 2008 | MARK STEVENSON
    SANTA MARIA QUIEGOLANI, Mexico - Women in this Indian village high in the pine-clad mountains of Oaxaca rise each morning at 4 a.m. to gather firewood, grind corn, prepare the day's food, care for the children and clean the house. But they aren't allowed to vote in local elections, because — the men say — they don't do enough work. It was here, in a village that has struggled for centuries to preserve its Zapotec traditions, that Eufrosina Cruz, 27, decided to become the first woman to run for mayor — despite the fact that women aren't allowed to attend...