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Christians want next vice-president from community


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Hours after the Congress hinted at a second term for Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari, some Christian organisations here Monday demanded considering a person from the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Baby Falak still critical (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Battling for survival for over two weeks at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, two-year-old battered baby Falak continued to be critical ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rahman defends ‘Hosanna’ against objection


January 20th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) A.R. Rahman is caught up in a controversy following objections from a Christian group over the use of the word "Hosanna" in a song from "Ekk ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Islamabad banks on domestic borrowing for budget deficit


June 29th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Islamabad is banking on domestic borrowing to finance an over Rs.1 trillion budget deficit, an official said.The government is relying on domestic borrowing after it failed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani Army got only $1.4 bn American aid: Kayani


June 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The Pakistani Army used only $1.4 billion of the total $8.6 billion US funding made available over the last decade, not $13-15 billion as reported, according ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis


April 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.In a major breakthrough in the battle against the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New biomarker for fatal brain disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have identified the first disease-specific biomarker for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), a universally fatal, degenerative brain disease for which there is no cure.sCJD is one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US to ensure timely delivery of coalition support aid to Pak: Graphsman


March 7th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 7(ANI): US Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Mark Graphsman has said that his country will ensure that the aid due to Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gene that limits damage to lung during trauma or transplant identified


February 9th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that limits damage to the lung during acute stress from illness, trauma or transplant.They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Test to detect Alzheimer’s at its earliest stage ’seems possible’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): UK researchers believe they can now detect the most common form of dementia - Alzheimer's disease - at its earliest stage, many years before symptoms appear.They reckon that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic marker of aggressive Alzheimer’s disease identified


September 17th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): An international team of experts, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has identified a gene variation that appears to predict the rate at which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arthritis protein can reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Memory loss caused by Alzheimer's can also be reversed by a protein produced by the body to fight arthritis. In some cases there is complete reversal of memory ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rheumatoid arthritis may protect against Alzheimer’s disease


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): In a recent experiment, a protein released during rheumatoid arthritis lessened the intensity of Alzheimer's disease in mice.University of South Florida researchers found that the protein, GM-CSF, likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study sheds light on blood stem cell, leukemia link


August 17th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Scientists have found at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.Their finding also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, 3 biomarkers in spinal fluid could classify patients with Alzheimer’s


August 10th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Three biomarkers could soon be able to classify people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it.A signature consisting of the three biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid was found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Donors’ concern over Pak’s ‘double game’ of redirecting terror funds against India


June 29th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): With Pakistan demanding from the international community more funds for its anti-terror efforts, the world, particularly the US, has voiced concerns over the possibility of Islamabad redirecting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak armed forces’ depleting reserves may harm war on terror: Defence Secretary


June 18th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 18(ANI): Pakistan Defence Secretary has informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly that financial reserves of the country's armed forces were depleting due to the ongoing military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US mulls audit office in Islamabad to keep tab on aid usage


June 14th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.14 (ANI): Following serious concerns being raised over the suspected misuse of the Kerry Lugar funds by Pakistan, the United States is planning to set up a separate audit office ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US releases another 288 mln dollars for Pak as CSF reimbursements


May 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): The United States has released 288 million dollars for Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) as reimbursement for the cost incurred in anti-terror operations against the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

The U.S. transfers $288 million to Pakistan, reaffirming commitment to reimburse Pakistan for costs incurred during the War on Terror


May 27th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. transferred $288 million to the Government of Pakistan on Wednesday, reaffirming the U.S.’s commitment to reimburse Pakistan for some of the costs incurred while conducting ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak, US decide to resolve visa row


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Both Pakistan and United States have reportedly agreed to resolve all issues concerning the delay in issuing visas to each other's diplomats.According to sources, senior officials of both ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US should end discrimination towards Pak to ink civil nuke deal: Qureshi


May 4th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Reiterating the country's long standing demand, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the United States must end its 'discriminatory' behaviour and enter into a civil ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US sends $656 mn to Pakistan for fighting terrorism


May 4th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Monday received $656 million from the United States under the Coalition Support Fund to reimburse the expense incurred while conducting operations against violent extremism in 2009. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US to set-up ’satellite’ audit office in Islamabad to prevent misuse of aid


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): Concerned over reports regarding the misuse of aid being provided to Pakistan, the United States is planning to set-up a separate office for auditors in the country to keep ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US rejects a third of Pak’s reimbursements due to massive over billing, lack of proof


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): The United States has rejected reimbursement claims under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) by Pakistan of over 400 million dollars citing massive over billing and inadequate substantiation.Pakistan had claimed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New discovery paves way for Alzheimer’s treatment


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists at UMass Lowell have identified a new mechanism by which a key protein linked to Alzheimer's disease can spread within the human brain.According to the researchers, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US wants ‘interference free’ visa mechanism for its officials in Pak


February 27th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): The United States has told Pakistan to put in place a uniform visa mechanism so that its diplomats and embassy staff stationed in Islamabad do not face any difficulty ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Team of US auditors arrive in Pak to examine claims under CSF


February 26th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.26 (ANI): A team of 31 US auditors have arrived in Pakistan to examine claims under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) amounting to 1.9 billion dollars.Pakistan has so far received 700 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US held back on CSF dues to Pak for accounting reasons: Holbrooke


February 19th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke told journalists here on Thursday that the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) money meant for Pakistan were "unfortunately held back" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No new funds before audit of previous disbursements: Kerry to Zardari


February 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.17 (ANI): The United States has made it clear to Pakistan that it would not release funds under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for 2010 unless there is an audit of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US arm twists Pak over auditors visa issue


February 13th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.13 (ANI): Arm twisting Pakistan over the delay in issuing visas to its auditors, the United States has clarified that the remaining payment under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) would ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan, US spar over Coalition Support Fund


January 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Differences have cropped up between Pakistan and the US over the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to be released to this country and negotiations between the two countries on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘US deliberately delaying funds to pressurise Pak to “do more” against Taliban’


January 19th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 19 (ANI): Senior Pakistani officials have blamed the US of deliberately delaying the reimbursement under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to pressurise Islamabad to 'do more' against the Taliban ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US to release 200 million dollars for Pak under Coalition Support Fund soon


January 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.14 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said that the US would be releasing 200 million dollars for Pakistan under the Coalition ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US strings aid to Pak with visas for defence auditors


December 20th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.20 (ANI): The United States has stringed the reimbursement of over a billion dollars in aid in the shape of Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to Pakistan during the next six months ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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