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iBall ‘Aasaan 4’ Feature Phone Launched for Elderly in India

The phone is available at retail stores across India in "serene white" colour

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iBall had launched the "Aasaan" series back in 2012. (IANS)
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Domestic consumer electronics company iBall on Tuesday launched an upgraded “Aasaan 4” feature phone, which is targeted at senior citizens, for Rs 3,499 in India.

With a big keypad, enhanced audio, bigger on-screen fonts, emergency alert support and mobile tracking function, the new version of the dual SIM “Aasaan 4” phone sports a 2.31-inch display and a Braille keypad.

There is a “talking keypad” that speaks out the digit pressed in English, the company said in a statement.

The phone is powered by a 1,800 mAh battery and a 32GB micro SD storage support with a capacity to store over 200 text messages and 1,000 contacts independently on the phonebook.

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With the emergency calling feature, pressing the “SOS” button would set off a siren to alert the folks nearby in case of urgency, the company added.

Additionally, the feature phone also supports one touch buttons for phone lock, LED torch and wireless FM and a simple user interface to make operating of phones easier for senior citizens.

The phone is available at retail stores across India in “serene white” colour.

iBall had launched the “Aasaan” series back in 2012. (IANS)

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Hindus In Delhi Push For A Temple On The Ruins Of a Mosque

The Supreme Court has delayed hearings into the disputed site but hardliners have vowed to lay a foundation stone next year regardless.

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Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad gather during a rally in New Delhi, Dec. 9, 2018. The group gathered thousands of supporters to demand the construction of a Hindu temple on a site where a mosque was attacked, demolished in 1992. VOA

Tens of thousands of hardline Hindu protesters marched in New Delhi on Sunday, calling for a grand temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a flashpoint Indian city.

Trident-waving devotees clad in saffron filled a huge parade ground in the Indian capital under tight security, where speakers warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi they would not let up until the temple was sanctioned.

Some of Modi’s supporters feel the Hindu nationalist leader has not done enough to raise a shrine at a site in Ayodhya, a city believed by many to be the birthplace of the deity Ram.

The site was home to a medieval mosque for 460 years until Hindu zealots tore it down in 1992, kicking off riots across India that left thousands dead, most of them Muslims.

Its future has been tied up in courts for decades but some hardliners want Modi, who is seeking reelection in 2019, to push parliament to guarantee the temple by law.

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“The gathering here is telling you that Hindus won’t sit back until the temple is built, and our wishes are respected,” said Champat Rai, the leader of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) group that organized the protest.

Demonstrators chanting “Praise be to Ram” packed the Ramlila Maidan, a vast ground capable of holding more than 50,000 people, and filled the surrounding streets.

Some carried maces and tridents — weapons traditionally wielded by Hindu gods — and traveled great distances by train and bus to reach the rally.

“We have come here to protect our religion and Hindu pride. We want a temple for our Lord Ram,” Hitesh Bharadwaj, a teacher from Delhi’s satellite city Noida, told AFP.

The hardline VHP has applied pressure on Modi in recent weeks, staging a huge show of force in Ayodhya itself last month.

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A close ally of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the group is spearheading a push to raise the Ram temple, and is calling for more protests as the premier prepares to go to the polls by May.

The BJP was on the margins until the 1980s when its top leaders, including Modi, backed a growing movement for the construction of the Ram temple.

Its advocates want parliament to introduce a law bypassing legal hurdles blocking the temple before Modi’s term ends.

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The Supreme Court has delayed hearings into the disputed site but hardliners have vowed to lay a foundation stone next year regardless.

“We don’t care about the courts. A grand temple will be constructed in 2019,” Sushil Chawdhary, a VHP leader, told AFP. (VOA)