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Sharapova set for return to competition at Stuttgart
Apr 24, 2017 20:32 IST
By Leslie Xavier
Reuters
what happened: Maria Sharapova returns after a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday in Stuttgart.
what it means: Sharapova will start her Stuttgart clay court campaign against Italian veteran Roberta Vinci.
what next: If she gets through her opener, she could face Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the second round.
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Serena thanks unborn baby after return to world No 1
Apr 24, 2017 20:25 IST
By Leslie Xavier
Reuters
what happened: Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday.
what it means: She immediately shared the news with her unborn baby. "My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn't know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace," she said on Instagram.
what next: Her message on Monday appears to underline her resolve to return to action next year.
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Chris Pratt admits comment on blue-collar America was stupid
Apr 24, 2017 19:03 IST
By Samarth Goyal
Universal Pictures
what happened: "A pretty stupid thing to say. There's a ton of movies about blue collar America," Pratt tweeted.
what it means: In an interview to Men's Fitness, the actor had said that someone like him gets more opportunities to make films on their issues today than the working-class citizens. He faced backlash for it.
what next: On the film front, Pratt's Guardians of Galaxy Vol 2 is ready for release on May 5.
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Mark Gibbon cast as General Zod in the TV series Supergirl
Apr 24, 2017 18:56 IST
By Aditya Dogra
Stargate
what happened: Mark Gibbon, who had a part in the film Man of Steel, is cast as General Zod in TV's Supergirl.
what it means: This is not Gibbon's first DC role, as he has acted in Man of Steel, Arrow and Smallville. This time around, he will play General Zod, the aggressive leader of Krypton's army, on the show Supergirl.
what next: Zod is set to appear in the season finale, but he hasn't been confirmed as a series regular.
  • Tamil farmers’ strike over, but agrarian crisis looms large
    Apr 24, 2017 19:07 IST

    On Sunday, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami met the farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and assured them that their demands would be met in a month’s time. But by convincing the protesting farmers to suspend their agitation, Mr Palaniswami has not addressed the...read more

  • A sparsely built coastline is our best insurance against an angry sea
    Apr 24, 2017 19:02 IST

    Ever since the year began, the Centre has touched one raw nerve after the other in Tamil Nadu. As if the hydrocarbon controversy in the Cauvery delta and Tarun Vijay’s remarks on ‘black’ south Indians were not enough, the Union environment ministry is now reportedly working to...read more

    Nityanand Jayaraman
  • The Lokpal could create more problems than it will solve
    Apr 24, 2017 19:02 IST

    The Lokpal bill has generated much hype and hope in recent times. It is being seen as a big tool in eliminating corruption. But it will do no such thing. The Lokpal’s jurisdiction is restricted to cases of disproportionate assets amassed by public figures. The Act is redundant as the...read more

    Ashok Kapur