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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)

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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First Hindu Temple Lays Foundation Stone in Abu Dhabi

The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said

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The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. Wikimedia

The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of the community.

The ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj — the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha — the organisation building the temple, along with other priests. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri attended the event in the presence of over 2,500 Indians from the UAE and across the world, according to Gulf News.

Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid foundation stones. Some 50 priests from India were part of the ceremony, the Khaleej Times reported.

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Wikimedia

UAE’s Minister of Climate Change Thani Al Zoyoudi and Ahmad Bilhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Sciences, were among the attendees.  The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said.

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The stones of the temple will be hand-carved by artisans in India and then transported to Abu Dhabi. Once completed, this will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East.

The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. (IANS)