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Powerstar Pawan Kalyan and his elder brother, Megastar Chiranjeevi, crossed paths on the sets of the latter’s upcoming film, Vishwambhara. This meeting symbolizes a significant shift in dynamics. In 2008, Telugu icon Chiranjeevi embarked on his political journey by launching the Praja Rajyam Party. He temporarily set aside his acting career to focus on politics for nearly a decade. During this time, he made cameo appearances in his son Ram Charan’s movies, including Bruce Lee and Magadheera. Throughout this period, Chiranjeevi’s brother, Pawan Kalyan, was on a winning streak with consecutive hits such as Jalsa and Gabbar Singh. Fast forward…

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D. Gukesh maintained his shared lead by drawing against the United States’ Hikaru Nakamura in the sixth round of the Candidates tournament held in Toronto. Sharing the top position with defending champion Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia, D. Gukesh remained on 3.5 points after drawing with Hikaru Nakamura. Meanwhile, Nepomniachtchi drew against Fabiano Caruana, the top seed from the United States. Following closely behind the leaders, both Caruana and R. Praggnanandhaa secured victories, placing them half a point behind at 3 points. Vidit Gujrathi had a standout performance, securing his second consecutive victory by defeating Alireza Firouzja of France, showcasing resilience…

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Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, buoyed by the triumph of Ranbir Kapoor’s “Animal,” which amassed Rs 900 crore globally despite facing criticism for its perceived misogyny, has swiftly shifted focus to his next project, “Spirit,” featuring Telugu superstar Prabhas. During a recent interview, Sandeep’s bold assertion that “Spirit” would gross Rs 150 crore on its opening day emerged as the standout moment of the conversation. Sandeep revealed that he’s currently immersed in crafting the script for “Spirit,” aiming to commence filming by November or December. Unlike his previous works, “Arjun Reddy” and “Animal,” where he had the freedom to write at…

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Arsenal secured a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday, thanks to Leandro Trossard’s second-half equalizer. Harry Kane continued his streak of scoring against his old rival. In the 76th minute, Trossard calmly slotted in a low shot, ensuring Bayern didn’t leave the Emirates Stadium with another significant victory, after Kane had initially put the German club ahead with a penalty in the first half. The hosts had seized a 12th-minute lead courtesy of Bukayo Saka and had dominated the early stages of the match until former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry…

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The opening day box office collection for “Family Star” appears worrying, with the Telugu romantic drama starting off sluggishly at the ticket counters. According to industry tracker Sacnilk, the Vijay Deverakonda–Mrunal Thakur-starrer managed to clock in Rs 5.75 crore nett across India. Despite also releasing in a Tamil dubbed version, the film garnered negative reviews which seemed to have impacted its initial performance. Occupancy rates remained below 50 percent throughout the day, marking this as Vijay’s weakest opening in recent memory. In contrast to his recent releases, which saw strong openings with double-digit figures, such as “Kushi” at Rs 15.25…

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Extreme marathon runner Russ Cook accomplished his journey across the entire expanse of Africa, culminating in Tunisia on Sunday. The 352-day odyssey saw him traverse 16 countries, despite encountering challenges such as being robbed at gunpoint and enduring bouts of food poisoning along the way. Commencing his expedition last April from Africa’s southernmost point, the village of L’Agulhas in South Africa, Mr. Cook embarked on his journey up the continent’s western coast, covering a staggering distance of over 16,000 kilometers. “On the social media platform X, Mr. Cook proclaimed, ‘The first person ever to run the entire length of Africa.…

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India persists in maintaining its unfortunate distinction as one of the prominent nations with individuals found guilty of doping offenses As per the 2022 statistics released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) handled 3,865 samples, out of which 125 (3.2 percent) tested positive—marking the highest number of positive cases among all countries. In comparison, the Russian agency reported 85 positive results from 10,186 samples, while the American agency reported 84 positive results from 6,782 samples. NADA’s data also reveals the highest percentage of positive results for agencies testing over 2000 samples and ties for the…

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A multinational group of scientists has recently unveiled the most detailed “three-dimensional” map of the universe. This map, created with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), is anticipated to provide insights into dark energy, the enigmatic force believed to be driving the universe’s rapid expansion. Led by Shadab Alam from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, the team, which includes researchers from various countries, has published their initial findings based on the first year of observations by DESI. This groundbreaking instrument, when mounted on a telescope, can simultaneously capture light from 5,000 galaxies, offering unprecedented opportunities for exploration…

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Actor Mrunal Thakur had established herself in the Hindi film industry before taking a bold step into Telugu cinema with “Sita Ramam.” Being non-Telugu speaking, the prospect of working in a Telugu film was daunting for her. Thakur revealed that there were moments when she contemplated quitting Telugu cinema. During an interview with Galatta Plus, the actor delved into her initial reservations about joining Tollywood and discussed her approach to working in Telugu films. “I didn’t want to find myself in a situation where I felt handicapped because not knowing the language can make you feel restless. I’m not joking…

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Emerging badminton talent Anmol Kharb maintained her impressive performance, securing a spot in the women’s singles quarterfinals alongside four other Indian players at the Kazakhstan International Challenge held in Astana on April 4th. Apart from Anmol, Devika Sihag, in good form, former national champion Anupama Upadhaya, seventh seed Tanya Hemanth, and Isharani Baruah also progressed to the quarterfinals in the women’s singles category. Anmol, the current senior national champion, played a significant role in securing an unprecedented gold for the Indian women’s team at the Badminton Asia Team Championships in February. She secured her spot in the quarterfinals by defeating…

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