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Security forces kill TTP commander in North Waziristan operation: ISPR

Security forces gunned down a key Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Safiullah in North Waziristan's Mir Ali area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday.

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Security forces kill TTP commander in North Waziristan operation: ISPR
Security forces kill TTP commander in North Waziristan operation: ISPR

Rawalpindi: Security forces gunned down a key Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Safiullah in North Waziristan's Mir Ali area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Monday.

An official statement issued by ISPR said the development came as security forces conducted an Intelligence Based Operation after receiving a tip-off on the suspect’s hideout. Saifullah was shot dead in the raid. 

Saifullah was a notorious TTP commander—involved in kidnapping for ransom, extortion and other offences. 

As per military’s media wing, “The terrorist was involved in the murders of four women NGO workers”.

The suspect was also involved in the target-killing of Federal Works Organisation (FWO) engineers, confirmed the ISPR.

The statement further added that the terrorist had also conducted IED attacks on security forces and was planning attacks on them.

Weapons and ammunition in large quantities were obtained from the notorious commander, added ISPR statement.

Moreover, the area has been cordoned off and a clearance operation has begun.

Earlier in September, one terrorist was killed while six of the suspected militants were apprehended in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by security forces in the North Waziristan district.

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Pakistan reports lowest daily COVID death toll in almost three months 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 767 cases of coronavirus were reported while 19 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,106. 

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Pakistan reports lowest daily COVID death toll in almost three months 

Islamabad: Pakistan has reported its lowest daily coronavirus death toll in almost three months, with 19 people losing their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours. 

Amid a steady decline in Covid-19 infections, Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio further fell to 1.88% with 767 new cases.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves.

The total number of cases has reached 1,257,955.

As many as 1,187,308 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,540 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 435,882 in the province with 12,780 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 462,466 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,484. 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 175,735 in the province with 5,636 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,072 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,339 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 739. On the other hand, there are 10,348 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,113 cases in the capital city while 931 people have lost their lives. 

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

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Google turns 23, celebrates birthday with unique doodle

Google, is celebrating its 23rd birthday on Monday (today) with a special cake-themed doodle on its homepage.

The animated doodle features a cake with “23” written on top of it along a birthday candle substituting for “L” in "Google”.

Google's foundation started in the year 1997 and was officially established as a company on September 27, 1998.

Technically, the company was founded on September 4, 1998. Though the company, for the first seven years, observed its birth anniversary on the said date, that year, but later it was decided to shift the celebrations to September 27 to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that this search engine was indexing.

Alphabet Inc. was created on October 2, 2015 through a restructuring of Google and later became its parent company and that of its former subsidiaries as well.

The history of the doodle itself dates back to 1998, to a month before Google was founded.

In 1997, Sergey Brin, a graduate student at Stanford University, just so happened to be assigned to show Larry Page, who was considering Stanford for graduate school at the time, around campus. By the next year, the two Google co-founders were building a search engine together in their dorm rooms and developing their first prototype.

Hence, in 1998, Google Inc. was officially born.

“Every day, there are billions of searches on Google in more than 150 languages around the globe, and while much has changed from the early days of Google, from its first server housed in a cabinet built out of toy blocks to its servers now being housed in more than 20 data centers globally, its mission of making the world’s information accessible to everyone remains the same,” wrote Google in its statement.

Co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google is today the most widely-used search engine globally. Its current CEO is Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Page on October 24, 2015.

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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 deaths

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,742 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,729.

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Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 deaths

Islamabad: Pakistan’s coronavirus positivity rate is less than 4% for the sixth consecutive day, government data showed Thursday morning.

Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than the previous three COVID waves. Today, the daily positivity rate in-country is at 3.30%.

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,742 cases of coronavirus were reported while 39 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,729.

The total number of cases has reached 1,245,127.

As many as 1,169,566 patients have recovered from the disease with 3,768 critical cases.

Punjab    

The number of patients swelled to 431,092 in the province with 12,617 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 457,458 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,382.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 173,796 in the province with 5,537 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,916 confirmed cases while 348 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,127 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 738. On the other hand, there are 10,321 cases in GB with 184 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 105,417 cases in the capital city while 923 people have lost their lives.

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