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In the fifth episode of ‘The Countdown’, Prannoy Roy, Shekhar Gupta, Dorab Sopariwala and NDTV’s Kamaal Khan and Alok Pandey discuss the the issue of number of missing women voters across the country and especially in Uttar Pradesh. In addition to this, Prannoy Roy and the team also discuss opinions of the rural voters on the BJP government in country as well as the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.

Movie News : Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s friendship dates all the way back to their first film, Student of The Year (2012). The two had made their debut with the Karan Johar film, and since then, have come a long way in their respective Bollywood journeys. They’ve worked together in two blockbusters, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. They’ll next be seen together in Abhishek Varman’s Kalank. Today, Varun and Alia are considered two of the most bankable actors in Bollywood. In fact, Alia has been roped in for ambitious projects like RRR, Takht and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Inshallah. Varun took a little playful dig at Alia about this at an awards show. He said, “Inshallah, mashallah now that you are collaborating with big directors and actors, you won’t work with me!” Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor laughed at this, from the audience. Varun turned towards them and said, “After a couple of years, she won’t be working with either of you, too!” News website : Hindi News.

Sport news : Virat Kohli will soon be seen wearing No 18 on his white flannels as the ICC has allowed Test-playing nations to have the players sport their names and numbers on their jerseys. The move is aimed at popularising the longest format of the game. The English county sides as well as the Australian state sides playing the Sheffield Shield are used to wearing whites with names and numbers on the back but this will be an altogether new experience for the Indian team, who will play the second Test of the World Championship against West Indies wearing numbered white shirts. “Yes, it starts from August 1 for the World Test Championship. It is a part of the wider plan to promote Test cricket,” Claire Furlong, ICC’s GM Manager (Strategic Communications) said on Friday.

Auto news : Swedish carmaker Volvo hopes to reinforce its reputation for safety-first driving by installing cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents. The safety features, detailed at a briefing in Gothenburg on Wednesday which fleshed out plans outlined earlier this month, mark another step by Volvo towards its pledge to eliminate passenger fatalities. Development of technology that would support such manoeuvres has accelerated in the past year as the industry increasingly focuses on autonomous cars. Volvo is building a driverless highway autopilot car with Swedish autoparts maker Veoneer as it aims to achieve a third of its sales from self-driving cars by 2025.