Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

by Reuters
The worst quake to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in 81 years also caused damage in neighbouring Indian states and Bangladesh.

Nepal earthquake: Oman Air delays flights

by REJIMON K
According to Oman Airport’s flight departure schedule, Oman Air WY337, which was scheduled to leave Oman 10:50am has been delayed.

Oman's Ministry of Housing aims to check real estate price fluctuations

by Fahad Al Ghadani
To check the realty price fluctuations, Ministry of Housing plans to enforce existing regulations so that unlicenced brokers face a maximum jail term of six months and a fine not exceeding OMR3,000

Oman ranks second in happiness index in GCC

by Times News Service
Oman scored an overall rank of 6.853 in the United Nations (UN)-backed World Happiness Report 2015 released on Thursday.

Oman to expand underground waste bin facility to new areas of capital

by Times News Service
A tender to set up an underground waste collection system in the Shati Al Qurum area has been floated by the Muscat Municipality.

Indian violinist Balabhaskar in Oman to perform for Indian School Darsait's fund-raising concert

by NISHAD PADIYARATH
Balabhaskar who had literally exploded onto the music scene with his unorthodox blend of Carnatic and Western music, said music had to be practiced constantly to attain perfection
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What makes Goa a perfect holiday destination
by Mrudu Naik

Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier recently launched direct flights to Goa, India’s popular tourist destination. Take this three-hour flight to discover the goodness of Goa, Mrudu Naik reports

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Can orange glasses help you sleep better?
by Kate Galbraith/ New York Times News Service

Studies have shown that such light, especially from the blue part of the spectrum, inhibits the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep

Columns
Europe must avoid another catastrophe
by Paul Krugman

It has been an endless nightmare, yet Greece's political establishment, determined to stay within Europe and fearing the consequences of default and exit from the euro, stayed with the programme