Bengaluru: Actor Prakash Raj is experimenting with a new role – trying to be the man to break the BJP stronghold on parliamentary seats in Bengaluru. Prakash Raj, who is contesting Bengaluru Central as an independent, filed his nomination papers on Friday. “We want a change. We want citizen’s voice in Parliament. It is as simple as that. It is empowering people,” he told media.
Movie News : Veteran lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar ripped into Omung Kumar’s upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on India’s Prime Minister. The film stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role and ever since the film was announced, it has been at the centre of several controversies. The latest among them seems to be a credit for Javed Akhtar under ‘Lyrics’ on the poster of the film, while the lyricist says that he is ‘shocked’ to find his name there. Akhtar took to Twitter to post a screenshot of the credits on the film poster and wrote, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!” News website : https://rekhabar.com/.
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 : Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp said they planned to produce electric vehicles (EVs) and compact cars for each other to better compete with fast-changing technologies in the global auto industry. The agreement follows an initial R&D tie-up announced by Japan’s No. 1 and No. 4 automakers in 2017, and will see more vehicles produced by Suzuki for Toyota, one of the world’s biggest carmakers. Although Suzuki is far smaller, it is a dominant force in the fast-growing Indian market. The two automakers have been pooling their strengths. Toyota is a leader in hybrid technology and is investing heavily in automated driving, while Suzuki specialises in affordable compact cars. Many automakers have struggled to keep pace with ballooning investment in EVs and self-driving cars. Under the latest agreement, Suzuki will source gasoline hybrid systems for cars it sells worldwide from Toyota, which pioneered hybrid vehicles with the Prius more than 20 years ago, the companies said in a joint statement.