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” he said. but priests have always been male members from the two Brahmin families of Badve and Utpat. the only Chinese publication to write about Liu’s passing, Those sitting over heaps of black money have been made destitute with just one stroke of a pen.” said university spokesperson Anuradha Mittal. a village that has the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.About half a dozen men squatted on steel benches at a bus waiting shed at the entrance of the village while children played around Street lights fitted with solar panels a cell-phone tower two banks houses for Dalit families an ATM a post office — these are signs of the largesse that has showered upon Jayapur ever since it was adopted by the Prime Minister in 2014 under the ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’ – a programme that gets MPs to ‘adopt’ villages and turn them into model ones But beyond the glint and the glimmer lie clues of serious infrastructure problems that exist in the village There is no denying that the small village of 4000-odd residents has certainly attracted a lot of investments thanks to its VIP tag but at the same time it still woefully falls short on critical development indicators The Swacch Bharat story Deep inside the village near a cluster of huts with thatched roofs a few men stood constructing a toilet one among several dozens yet to be built in the village And that’s the story of the Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) in Jayapur Nearly two years after the launch of the programme the PM’s adopted village is still not Open-Defecation-Free (ODF) a status when achieved indicates complete toilet coverage in a village panchayat SBM officials said around 650 toilets have been built a majority of them under corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of companies but deflected questions on why the village still does not have an ODF tag They added that a door-to-door survey was underway to estimate the exact number of toilets built in the village According to the SBM website more than 70000 villages across the country have the ODF tag a majority of them in states like Kerala and Sikkim which are close to being declared with complete household toilet coverage At the same time village officials said they were confident of achieving their target of 720 toilets by the first week of September Apart from coverage of toilets there were also clear problems of their maintenance and upkeep Several bio-toilets built near the primary school and the bus stand were found to have doors broken and filled with mud and garbage There were also allegations that locals instead of using toilets used them to store things The condition of a public toilet in Jayapur village adopted by PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi (Photo: Vishnu Varma) “This is the work of a few miscreants in the village who have a habit of destroying things” said Subhash a local Narayan Singh Patel the village head echoed him and said there are bad elements in the village who want to spoil the image of the PM “They want to ensure that Jayapur does not get any development” said Patel Haphazard road to progress A majority of the development projects have landed in Jayapur courtesy of private companies who as one official put it ‘were inspired by the vision of Narendra Modi’ Ask anyone how these companies came to Jayapur and the name of CR Patil crops up Patil is a BJP MP from Navsari Gujarat and is the Prime Minister’s representative in the village But the haphazard manner in which some of the projects have come up indicated deep fissures between Patil’s camp which oversees the work and village officials An official who declined to be identified said “There is a lack of coordination between us and the companies which are doing the work In fact it’s a big problem” For instance a road inside the village laid with tiles were found to be broken and in a dreadful condition when this reporter visited Jayapur The road which passes through a busy agricultural belt is routinely used by tractors The official said the road which was commissioned by Patil should have been concrete so that it can withstand heavy vehicles “Private companies did not coordinate with government agencies If they had coordinated with us and talked to us the work could have been better” the official said WATCH VIDEO| Status Check On Jayapur Narendra Modi’s Adopted Village Another example of the lack of parity was the way in which toilets installed at public places were in miserable condition “The companies came and did their work The doors were plastic Now there may have been children playing nearby who would have thrown stones at the doors and broken them They should not have built the toilets at public places If they asked for land we could have given them options Coordination was a problem” he said The job crisis Yogesh Kumar is one among several young men in the village who are unemployed waiting for job prospects He completed an ITI course in machinery and even worked at Maruti in Gurgaon for less than a year before he was sent home For the last one year he has been sitting jobless worried about the future “Educated youth are not getting jobs and that’s a problem There are at least 25 men like me who have done ITI and are not getting jobs” he said At least 80 per cent of Jayapur’s 4000 residents are home to around 4000 people has mostly from agricultural families (80 per cent of them) with the rest engaged in other professions With agriculture becoming a cost-intensive process Yogesh and his likes clearly want to stick to white collar jobs with regular salaries “Look at all these men sitting here jobless when they should be working” said Vijay Kumar Verma as he motioned towards the youth who had gathered around him Local politics still hold sway Jayapur is not immune from the competitive inter-party politics that mars progress in much of India’s countryside While the village’s pradhan Patel has been a BJP man ‘from the time of Kalyan Singh’ he has to contend with the influence of local Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Surendra Singh Patel who is also a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government Narayan Patel holds back no punches as he blames the local MLA for disruption in development projects in Jayapur “Local politics are is the reason why progress has been stopped in Jayapur They misbehave with the company officials who want to invest here as they want to spoil the image of the PM Congress and SP leaders have hand in this” said Patel When asked if Surendra Singh Patel is involved as well he nodded yes There was significant criticism about Surendra Singh Patel among the locals too “People here are very angry with the SP MLA In the election next year you will see 99 per cent of votes from Jayapur will go to the BJP” predicted Vijay Kumar Verma a farmer Potable water is still a distant reality in Jayapur (Photo: Vishnu Varma) Inequality breeds In spite of its inefficiencies there is no denying the fact that Jayapur is better off the other villages in the parliamentary constituency of Varanasi “Would it hurt for the government to treat other villages in the same manner” asked Ajay who drives a battery-operated rickshaw While the rest of the villages hardly get 5-6 hours of electricity Jayapur’s residents get as much as 12-14 hours of electricity in a day thanks to two 25 KV solar panels installed by a private company The village also boasts of a soon-to-be-inaugurated girls’ school free Wi-Fi banking facilities and tailoring centres for women Although Dalits form a minuscule population in the village of mostly upper-caste Patels and Bhumihars houses have been built for them under the Atal Awas Yojana “Earlier we used to live in houses which would crash to the ground when there’s a rain Today we are comfortable and for that we are thankful to Modi sarkar” said Saraswati Devi the mukhiya of the Mushahar community But not everyone is thankful for the fruits of progress do not grow beyond Jayapur Gaya Prasad a contractor in building toilets said his village Narsana does not have the same luck Jayapur enjoys Gaya Prasad (left) is a contractor from the nearby village of Narsana (Photo: Vishnu Varma) “My village has no toilets at all Women children…everyone defecates in the open We have spoken to the pradhan several times but nothing happens We feel ashamed to do this but we don’t have a choice” he said “Hamari majboori hai yeh (We are helpless)” said Prasad dejectedly as he continued plonking the sickle into the ground to build a toilet for others For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by PTI | Bangalore | Published: May 6 2013 8:27 pm Related News Five more persons have been arrested in a joint operation by the city and Tamil Nadu police in connection with the April 17 blast near BJP office here that left 16 persons injured With thisthe number of suspects arrested in the case has risen to 11Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Pranab Mohanty told PTI “The five suspectsRehmathullaAsgar AliHakeemTenkasi Suleman and Suleman alias Man Bhai were taken on body warrant from Coimbatore The suspects have been produced before the First Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Court here”he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Nainital | Published: August 20 2016 5:17 pm Uttarakhand High Court(File Photo) Top News Uttarakhand High Court has sent notices to the CBSE and Nainital police on alleged leak of National Eligibility Entrance Test papers in the district a day ahead of the examination on July 23 Issuing the notices on Thursday Justice Sudhanshu Dhuliya of the High Court directed the CBSE and Nainital Police to file a reply within two weeks and posted the matter for next hearing on September 5 The notices were issued on a PIL filed by a Rajasthan resident Anshul Sharma seeking cancellation of the test on the grounds that thequestion papers were allegedly leaked on the eve of the exam conducted by CBSE In the petition it has been alleged that on the night of July 22 44 examinees received exam papers along with the answer key in exchange for a large sum of money Early on July 23 Nainital police busted a gang that was allegedly leaking the papers and three people were arrested from a resort at Dhikuli near Ramnagar For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News was issued by the Chief Secretary on September 4.

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according to data from research firm Counterpoint Research.Counterpoint’s data shows that total shipments reached 360 million units in Q2 2016 with an yearly growth of 3 per cent However the top 10 brands contributed to almost 70 per cent of the shipment volumes for smartphones which highlights their dominance in the market Data also shows there was weaker demand from the Latin America market but high growth in South-East Asia which help the shipments grow Chinese brands Huawei Oppo & Vivo dominated Q2 according to Counterpoint’s data with all three players scaling fast and setting up a benchmark in mid to high-end flagship segment The trio of Oppo Vivo and Huawei grew faster than the rest and captured almost a fifth of the smartphone market says the research firm “First half of 2016 was challenging for the overall smartphone industry as growth in key countries across both developed and emerging markets remain stagnant The slowing smartphone demand from double digit rate end of last year to a dramatic drop of low single digit this year can be attributed to weaker economic climate in many emerging countries as well as slowing upgrade cycles in developed markets” said Tarun Pathak Senior Analyst at Counterpoint Research Analysts at Counterpoint also added that Oppo and Vivo’s growth is not surprising “Oppo and Vivo growth story has surprised everyone in the industry however this has been as a result of years of investment in building strong offline distribution channels competent R&D team slicker product portfolio and aggressive marketing and promotions” said James Yan Research Director at Counterpoint He added “The BBK group which owns both Oppo and Vivo is technically the world’s third largest smartphone OEM shipping more than 39 million units during the quarter slightly behind Apple” While shipments were up revenue in this market remains flat according to Counterpoint data “The smartphone industry revenues however remained flat due to growth in Chinese brands such as Oppo and Huawei pushing mid-tier and affordable premium models Apple and Samsung saw its smartphone ASP decline 13% and 10% annually respectively dragging down overall smartphone industry revenues” said Tina Lu Senior Consultant Samsung and Apple however still control more than half of the smartphone industry’s revenues In terms of individual vendors Samsung is on top with market share of 21 per cent and smartphone shipments rising by 3 per cent annually Counterpoint says the Galaxy S7 series has given Samsung a strong momentum in the flagship segment while J series is driving volumes in emerging markets Apple is number two even though the performance was weaker compared to the company’s own high standards The shipments declined by 15 per cent year on year Huawei is at number three with 9 per cent market share Oppo is at number four 64 per cent market share According to Counterpoint Oppo’s offline market still contributes more than 70 per cent of total sales in China Vivo is at number five and grew 62 per cent year-on-year with shipments reaching 16 Million units Counterpoint’s data shows Vivo grew by 250 per cent in India and shipments crossed 1 million per quarter something only seven brands have done so far in the country Also read: Smartphone growth flat says IDC; Lenovo and Xiaomi pushed out of top 5 ZTE and Xiaomi were next on the list with both shipping close to 15 million smartphones each However both have seen sales drop In terms of revenue share for smartphone vendors Apple is on top with a 29 per cent of share followed by Samsung which has 23 per cent revenue share Huawei Oppo and Vivo were the strong performers with revenues growing 84 per cent 152 per cent and 66 per cent annually Xiaomi was the sixth largest brand in terms of revenue which slipped 14 per cent For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 13 2016 9:35 pm Winter wear doesn’t need to be boring at all times Take a cue from Deepika Padukone (Source: Varinder Chawla) Top News When it comes to runway trends most of us would agree that it’s not always easy to replicate it in our everyday life – mostly because there are certain things that look better only on the catwalk But what if we say that you can always glean some inspiration and make them your own this winter Dressing up to brave the winter chill need not be boring From puffer coats to thigh-high boots we spotted these five trends you can easily try Believe us they are surprisingly very practical and stylish Ski jackets: Ski jackets have always been around but they were not the purveyor of cool until they made it from the slopes of the Alps to Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia runway show Suddenly they are all fashionistas can talk about The best way to wear them is to pair them up with slacks and booties with heels It can pass off as a cool office wear as well Puffer coats: Before we start off about anything else let’s just agree that puffer coats are the best thing to have happened in the fashion scene Really comfy and the best shield against the cold puffer jackets made quite an impact when Vivenne Westwood came out with the metallic ones We think they can easily pass off well with jeans and tees or if you want to add some chicness pair it with a LBD and thigh-high boots Turtlenecks and navy overcoats: It might not be a hot favourite but turtlenecks are quite handy during winters and they can look very chic with the right accessories If you don’t want to pair it with a pair of jeans you can always wear it underneath your summer dress like Tory Burch did Comfort and style at the same time Another trend that looks interesting is the emergence of the Navy-inspired coat We think the camel coat has met its match Leggings: Slacks are always a classic but leggings lost its charm along the way until British fashion designer Phoebe Philo shocked everyone by bringing it right back into the scene and we are so glad It’s comfortable and if you wear it well with a tee and trench coat you can turn it into an uber cool outfit Thigh-high boots: This year we saw the re-emergence of the thigh-high boots with Deepika Padukone rocking a gorgeous BalmainxH&M gold embellished dress with long sleeves with a pair of black Sergio Rossi thigh-high boots Also we saw Kylie Jenner step out in these gorgeous striped Vetements boots For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 25 2010 10:57 pm Related News With a view to pressurissing authorities to improve the power situation in Maharashtra12 organisations from various parts of the stateincluding the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana of the Kolhapur MP Raju Shettyhave come together and listed a charter of six demands including that of no tariff hike for the next three years The Pune-based Prayas Energy GroupSajag Nagrik Manch and Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat informed reporters on Wednesday The charter of demands will be put before the state governmentthe Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) The last decade has been one of the darkest in terms of Maharashtras power sector Loadshedding and rampant power cuts became the order of the daywhich had a bad impact on agricultureindustry and the common man Moreoverthe state government and the MSEDCL did not take any pro-active steps to improve the power availability As if it was not enoughpeople were also subjected to tariff hikes every yeardespite the power problems Thereforein order to voice our demands in a stronger waywe have formed a group? 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