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    Maharashtra: 9 held for robbing trader of Rs 25 lakh in Palghar

    Palghar: Police have arrested nine persons for allegedly robbing a trader of Rs 25 lakh here in Maharashtra, an official said.The victim, hailing from Jaipur, had along with some persons set up a firm for purchase and sale of items like masks and sanitisers used for COVID-19 prevention, he said.

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    1 in 5 youngsters too drunk to use protection during sex: Says study

    London: One-fifth of young adults forget to use contraception at the height of passion because they are too drunk to remember when having sex, says a study.The study, commissioned by OnePoll with 1,200 participants aged between 16-25 years, indicates that many youngsters are taking unforeseen risks due to a lack of knowledge, education and intoxication.

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    COVID-19 in Thane: With 818 new cases in district, tally rises to 2,66,910

    Thane: Thane has added 818 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 2,66,910, an official said on Thursday.Besides these new cases reported on Wednesday, six more people also succumbed to the viral infection, raising the death toll in the district to 6,286, he said.

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    Cyber Crime: Senior citizens targeted to reveal Aadhaar number, OTP for COVID-19 vaccine

    Amid the vaccination drive for senior citizens that kickstarted on March 1, a new cybercrime has come to light, wherein a scam targeting seniors is rife. In this scam, a fraudster poses as an officer of the Drug Authority of India and informs that they have been chosen for vaccination and seek their personal details for allocation of doses, thereby taking...

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    'Lack of sense of humour...': Shashi Tharoor responds after his GDP jibe evokes irked response from Union Minister V Muraleedharan

    Humour is subjective. But at the same time, if social media interactions are anything to go by, a large part of the population has simply not been blessed with a sense of humour. And while we're not certain which category Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan...

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    Japanese billionaire seeks 8 people for free Moon ride

    San Francisco: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free Moon voyage on SpaceX Starship rocket sometime in 2023. In a video, Maezawa who is the founder of Japan's largest online fashion retailer Zozotown, said that he wants people from all backgrounds to join. "It will be 10 to 12 people in all, but I will be inviting 8 people to come along...

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    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at LNJP hospital

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday was administered his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi government-run LNJP hospital here.52-year-old Kejriwal has been receiving treatment for diabetes for the last 10 years, hence he is eligible for inoculation under the ongoing phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.

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    Thane: 3 get 2-yr rigorous imprisonment for beating cops, ransacking police station

    Thane: A court here in Maharashtra has sentenced three brothers to two years' rigorous imprisonment for beating up police personnel and ransacking a police station in 2016. In an order issued on Wednesday, Additional Sessions Judge R V Tamhanekar also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the three accused - Santosh Balkrishna Kadam (43), Dinesh Balkrishna...

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    World Obesity Day 2021: Significance, theme, objectives - all you need to know

    World Obesity Day is observed globally on March 4 every year with the aim of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. The global campaign is organised by the World Obesity Federation and is supported by WHO. People with obesity are many a times shamed and discriminated in the society.

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    First luxury space hotel, Voyager Station, expected to open in 2027

    San Francisco: If you are a space enthusiast, there is more exciting news as a US-based space construction company, Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), is planning to make the world's first "space hotel" operational within this decade.Construction of this space structure designed to accommodate about 400 people is scheduled to begin in 2025, according to the...

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