Oman reports 64 H1N1 cases in April

by ONA
Sixty-four cases of H1N1 infections were recorded in Oman in April, according to an official source at the Ministry of Health

Stark warning from expert as more teens in Oman hooked on drugs

by Saleh Al Shaibany
Oman’s head of narcotics has warned that more teenagers are now getting hooked on drugs than ever before and has urged for making a unified effort to combat the menace

Petroleum Development Oman’s OMR5.5m pledge for society

by A E James
The 13 projects to receive support include a new intensive care unit at Khoula Hospital and four new public parks among others

Oman's dates export to India on upswing

Indian traders purchased around 300 tonnes of dates directly from Omani farmers last year

Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest: Great quizzing at Indian School Wadi Kabir

by Times News Service
Quizmaster Lloyd Saldanha hailed the performance of students in the prelims at Indian School Wadi Kabir, saying they would give other teams a run for their money

Indian Premier League 7: ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja to the fore

Much to the delight of skipper Dhoni, cricket’s rock star Ravindra Jadeja dished out an all-round show to help Chennai win by seven runs in Pepsi IPL
F1 boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial
by AFP

Ecclestone, 83, is accused of paying a German banker tens of millions of dollars to ensure his continued grip on the motor sporting empire he built up virtually single-handedly over four decades.

AstraZeneca drugs group says profits halved, blames generics
by AFP

AstraZeneca, the British pharmaceutical giant, announced on Thursday a halving of net profits in the first quarter, hit by generic competition following the loss of exclusivity for key drugs.

Rescue teams search for Democratic Republic of Congo train crash survivors
by AFP

Witnesses said the train was carrying hundreds of passengers both inside and on top of its carriages, many of whom had paid an illegal reduced fare to ride the train without a proper ticket.

The fine line of marriage
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It occurred to me only last week that the institution of marriage is mostly supported by a woman. Men enter it with different objectives although we may not like to admit it

Quick Poll

Will six more parking lots be enough to solve Muscat’s growing gridlock?

More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
by Pradeep Govind

I wonder how these two men with apparently nothing in common except a toothbrush moustache and perhaps a love for Wagner could have similarities just because their birth signs fell in the zodiac sign

Ukrainians must make their election relevant
by Thomas L. Friedman

Indeed, Ukraine has some 'Tahrir Square disease'. The Kiev revolutionaries have been incredibly brave.

Life is in Lisbon
by Mary Lussiana/The In

This charming capital, which combines sea views, steep hills and old-world manners with a vibrant nightlife, is a joy to visit

Round Up
ahlibank ranked No.1 in Oman... again
by Times news service

The award is the recognition of the trust and confidence that ahlibank has gained in the local financial services community with its dynamic yet prudent strategy of growth and diversification

U.S. top court asks if Coca-Cola juice label is misleading
by Reuters

U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola Co on Monday, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading

Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra tie the knot
by PTI

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra have tied the knot in a quiet ceremony in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.