‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ to jump past $1billion mark in global box office earnings

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie has become an unlikely cash-cow for Universal picture. The animated feature is expected to cross $1billion in earnings at the global box office.

Even though the film by Nintendo, Universal pictures and Illumination Entertainment isn’t projected to reach the target until the weekend, Universal has enough faith in the projections to declare victory.

Since its release less than a month ago The Super Mario Bros. Movie has smashed targets and remains the top release on US charts, according to Variety.

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Elon Musk considers himself a ‘moderate’

Business Desk : dhakamirror.com Elon Musk said he thinks of himself as a “moderate” in response to critics who say he’s become conservative since buying Twitter last year. He made the comments during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday. “I, at least, think of myself as a moderate,” the Tesla CEO … Read more

‘Leader Amie Bangladesh’ dominates on second week

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Leader Amie Bangladesh was released from 100 Halls this Eid and has done very well so far. Even in its second week of release, the film has crammed two more halls and tops the national charts.

Speaking on the film’s immense success,the director Topu Khan said “we’ve received massive response from the audiences in the first week of release. Even in the following week, the film has been on everyone’s favourite list.”

“More people are getting excited about ‘Leader Amie Bangladesh’ and it’s going houseful in several places. People are expressing their excitement and that makes me happy”, added Topu.

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Sonam Kapoor to perform at King Charles’ coronation concert

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Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is all set to share stage with several film and pop stars, including Hollywood star Tom Cruise at King Charles’ Coronation Concert on May 7. The other names include The Pussycat Dolls and Katy Perry.

Sonam has been invited to deliver a special ‘spoken word’ performance at the concert, ahead of the performance of Steve Winwood and the exclusive Commonwealth virtual choir at Windsor Castle on May 7.

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Alia Bhatt to attend MET Gala with THIS special companion

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Alia Bhatt mentions making her debut at MET Gala with her cat Edward.

Alia, taking it to her Instagram, shared two pictures with her cat Edward. In the first picture she wrote: “Prepping for thr MET”, whereas in the second picture she mentioned: “… with my very own Choup-Ed.”

She posted pictures wearing a stunning black coloured gown. She held her furry white cat in her hands and kissed it on its cheek with love.

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Hathurusingha for instilling an aggressive mindset

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com After Chandika Hathurusingha was appointed for his second term as Bangladesh head coach earlier this year, the Sri Lankan quickly began working to instill an aggressive mindset in the camp. Even as the cricketers concluded a three-day training camp in Sylhet yesterday ahead of their upcoming ODI series against Ireland in … Read more

ChatGPT outperforms physicians in quality and empathy of responses to patient: study finds

Tech Desk : dhakamirror.com Chatbots won’t replace doctors. But a new study found ChatGPT offered more empathetic and higher quality response to patients than answers from human doctors. There has been widespread speculation about how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) assistants like ChatGPT could be used in medicine. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, … Read more

CPD calls on NBR to impose taxes on Facebook, Google, and Netflix

Business Desk : dhakamirror.com The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday urged the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to bring non-resident tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Netflix under tax. “Legal provisions will need to be put in place for non-resident businesses to get Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) in order for them to submit … Read more

SSC, equivalent exams begin today

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The Secondary School Certificate and equivalent exams will begin today.

According to the education ministry, 20,72,163 candidates are likely to take this year’s SSC and equivalent exams.

The exams will be held on all subjects with full marks but on revised syllabuses.

They will be held in 3,810 centres across the country for students from 29,798 schools, madrasas, and technical institutions, and some 374 students abroad.

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DU entry test begins

News Desk : dhakamirror.com The admission test for Dhaka University’s 2022-23 academic session for undergraduate programmes started yesterday with the examination of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The exam began at 11:00am and continued till 12:30pm. The admission test was held at the university’s Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences buildings, said … Read more

Queensland student accidentally ingests rat poison in Taiwan

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A young man from Queensland is fighting for his life after accidentally ingesting rat poison in Taiwan.

A sick Australian student will be flown home from Taiwan for specialist medical care after apparently ingesting what is believed to be rat poison.

Alex Shorey, 24, was on university exchange in the island’s capital Taipei when he fell seriously ill several weeks ago.

It is believed he may have inadvertently ingested food contaminated with superwarfarin, according to an online fundraiser set up by his aunt Elizabeth Shorey-Kitson.

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‘Harry Potter’ actress Bonnie Wright expecting her first child

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The 32-year-old actress — who is best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint — tied the knot with Andrew Lococo in March 2022 and took to social media today to reveal that she and her husband are expecting their first child together.

Alongside a snap of herself posing outdoors whilst Lococo cradles her baby bump, she wrote on Instagram: “We’re having a baby! So excited to share this beautiful land with them. What a wild and humbling journey pregnancy is, transforming to make space for new life. Andrew and I can’t wait to meet our baby later this year and become parents. It feels like they’re coming to say hello in the little rainbow orb across my belly.”

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Ibrahimovic’s season at risk after calf injury

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury-hit season could be at an end after AC Milan said on Saturday that the Sweden international has picked up a knock to his right calf. Milan did not specify for how long Ibrahimovic would be out but said that there a “small hope” that he could play before … Read more

Taijul-Nasum experiment to carry on till World Cup

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha in his bid to test out several options leading up to the World Cup in India has decided to make things interesting when it comes to picking his second left-arm spin option after Shakib Al Hasan. The choice will be between left-arm spinners Taijul Islam and … Read more

Nokia high-end smartphone design and specifications leaked

Respected tech outlet WinFuture has posted a slew of Nokia XR21 specs and renders Tech Desk : dhakamirror.com The Nokia XR20 was an important release for HMD Global in some ways, as the company embraced the rugged phone segment. Now, it turns out that a sequel is imminent, and it’s just leaked in full. According … Read more

Chatgaya Food Festival held at The Peninsula Chittagong

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The Peninsula Chittagong desires to offer the diverse Chittagonian foods and textures to foodies in the city at the Chatgaya Food Festivalon from 27 April till 3 May 2023 at Laguna Restaurant. , reads a press release.

This would be a great place to enjoy all types of Chittagonian traditional food under one roof.

Guests can enjoy seeing native people and how exactly they celebrate their Mejbani traditions and traditional dresses. For more enjoyment and Chatgaya vibes, renowned local language songs will be played in the background.

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The musings of sway

Endless dance to the universal rhythm

Sudeshna Swayamprabha Tathoi

Arts allow for a semblance of normalcy, an escape from the otherwise cruel realities and crises of the present world. One would find solace in the embrace of arts, diverting the mind to provide a means of reflection, to find beauty in life, to enable self-expression. Dance is one of those art forms that helps to soothe the troubled soul and envelopes us to momentarily get lost in the rhythm and motion of the universe.

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Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella expecting second baby

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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his girlfriend, Gabriella Demetriades, are expecting their second child. On Saturday, Gabriella made the big announcement through her stunning photos from her maternity shoot.

In the pictures, she can be seen flaunting her baby bump. Sharing the bunch of photos on her Instagram handle, she wrote, ”Reality or AI?”

In the photos, the model is wearing a mud-colour flowy gown from her clothing brand, Deme Love.

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