Muscat Festival 2015 attracts huge crowds

by Staff Reporter
The figures included those from all the venues of the festival, starting from Amerat and Naseem Park to other beach and cultural activities, the Automobile Association and other activities

Cruise ship passenger airlifted to hospital in Oman

by ONA
A British national was flown to hospital by the Royal Air Force rescue helicopter after suffering a massive heart attack aboard a cruise ship

1,547 women screened for cancer by mobile mammography unit of Oman Cancer Association

by ELHAM POURMOHAMMADI
Around ten of the 1,547 women who were screened at the mobile mammography unit of Oman Cancer Association in 2014 were diagnosed with cancer

Agony of Salalah schoolgirl's suicide haunts parents

by Rahul Das
A father whose daughter committed suicide, tells Times of Oman that children should be brought up in such a way that they can face any situation and be prepared to handle adverse circumstances

Sunday Beat: Oman needs better flood management strategy to tackle rain damage

by SALEH AL SHAIBANY
The Shura Council members made an important point last week when they said their recommendations in 2012 to find a lasting solution for the Al Nahda Hospital flooding was ignored by the government

Electronic school bags move by Oman's Majlis delights parents

by Fahad Al Ghadani
An electronic school bag consisting of basically electronic books, will ensure that students do not have to carry any load and will thus save themselves from any spinal abnormalities associated with
World
World’s top leaders head to Saudi Arabia
by AFP

Obama had been scheduled to visit the Taj Mahal in India but cancelled it and he is now scheduled to travel to Riyadh to meet the Custodian the two Holy Mosques King Salman Al Saud

Technology
HTC said to plan better camera phone, smartwatch for March
by Bloomberg

Code-named M9, the phone features a 20-megapixel rear camera and an HTC UltraPixel front camera, the person said, asking not to be identified because the details aren’t public.

Thursday
Asian-inspired spa in Muscat, For the mind, body and soul
by Salim Joseph

The Spa at The Chedi Muscat embraces eastern philosophy with Asian oriental rituals; it offers an extensive variety of beauty rituals based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy and herbalism

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Columns
Law-breakers at the helm as lawmakers
by Debasish Mitra

My ancestors allowed felons to monopolise politics of my country and I too carried their sin forward,

Entertainment
Hollywood's star Jennifer Garner decides it’s time for a change
by John Graham/Tony Jam

Jennifer Garner made her name abseiling down skyscrapers, karate-chopping villains or overturning cars at high speed. Now, Hollywood’s ultimate action-woman has decided it’s time for a change