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Customs seize smuggled diamonds, watches at Karachi airport

Karachi: The Customs authorities at Karachi airport on Wednesday seized diamonds and luxury watches that were being smuggled from Dubai to Pakistan.

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Officials spotted expensive watches, diamonds and electronic appliances from the luggage of a passenger who landed at Jinnah Terminbal from a Gulf-based plane.

The passenger and his financer have been taken into custody. The goods seized have approximate value of Rs11 million.

The legal process has been initiated against the suspects.

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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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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’s COVID-19 positivity ratio rises again 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,021 cases of coronavirus were reported while 21 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,173.

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Islamabad: Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio surged to 2.36% with 1,021 new cases. 

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 1,021 cases of coronavirus were reported while 21 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 28,173.

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 1,260,669.

As many as 1,191,425 patients have recovered from the disease with 2,257 critical cases.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 436,720 in the province with 12,800 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 463,703 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,505.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 176,194 in the province with 5,657 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,092 confirmed cases while 350 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,360 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 740. On the other hand, there are 10,359 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 106,241 cases in the capital city while 935 people have lost their lives.   

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