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.

Sultan Qaboos University workshop sheds light on disabled in Oman

by Times News Service
The symposium, which was held on Thursday and Friday, sought to educate academic staff and employees in higher education on the potential of persons with disabilities

Feeny’s support for Oman Cancer Association

by TARIQ AL HAREMI
The money was raised by means of sponsorships as well as prizes that they gave away in raffle draws.

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
Technology
Japan’s maglev train breaks new world speed record
by AFP

Japan’s state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the t

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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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Features
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