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See Muscat app set to represent Oman in mobile competition

by Times News Service
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See Muscat app has been selected to be the national nominee of Oman

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Oman Air unveils new first class amenity kits
The 2 kits — one for male passengers and the other for female passengers, offer premium customers every luxury they need to arrive at their destination refreshed, groomed and ready to enjoy their stay

Safe disposal of used batteries — need of the hour
Sohar Battery Collection, a volunteer-run project, has been dedicatedly working towards creating awareness on segregation of batteries from household waste and safe disposal

Mohsin Haider Darwish unveils Jaguar F-Type Coupé
Immediately recognisable, the vehicle was built on the design of the stunning C-X16 concept sports coupé and the F-Type Convertible — winner of the 2013 World Car Design of the Year award

A tablet for child’s play
Like it or not, children these days feel right at home with our touch-screen devices


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The Sultan Centre donates school bags to Sultan Bin Ahmad School
TSC has donated school bags and stationery supplies to Sultan Bin Ahmad School for boys in Muttrah
Oman Air chosen to fly Aston Martin’s new Lagonda to Muscat for vital test
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Make shopping for ‘back to school’ a real treat in Shoexpress
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Nissan Patrol shatters sales records in July
The famed Nissan Patrol, dubbed the ‘Hero of All Terrains in Life’, shattered sales records galore throughout the Middle last month
BMW i8 arrives in Oman
The BMW i8 is the future of sports performance driving, offering unparalleled fuel efficiency in a light and lithe Coupé body that takes nothing away from the thrill of driving a thoroughbred perform
A’Saffa Foods' ‘Back to School’ campaign offers children a wholesome meal
Delighted children across Oman can now enjoy wholesome lunch meals with the pure and tasty range of products of A’Saffa Foods
Pakistani poetess Noshi Gilani to perform on August 29
World-renowned Pakistani poetess Noshi Gilani, who is author of seven poetry books and holder of many international and national awards, will entertain the poetry lovers in Oman.
Gloria Jean’s opens third outlet at The Wave
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is introducing a new coffee flavour to their guests inspired by the Omani culture and traditions
Looking for inspiration? There is an app for fans of poetry now
Fear not, fans of poetry: The app world has not left you behind. Some will even help you write your own poetry
Maisarah adjudged Best Islamic Community Support Bank 2014
Maisarah Islamic Banking Services, BankDhofar’s Islamic Banking window, has dedicated efforts towards sustainable programmes and exercised their social responsibility in numerous ways
Sohar University enhances facilities at students’ hostel
Sohar University (SU) is always in pursuit of the best for it students. In order to achieve that, SU established a project to improve facilities at students’ hostel
Al Mourjan Lounge at Doha’s HIA offers passengers unrivalled space and luxury
Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s state-of-the-art gateway to the world, has unveiled its new Al Mourjan Business Lounge for Qatar Airways’ Premium passengers
HSBC volunteers start Al Maidan Falaj repair
Through this initiative, the main water supply to the wilayat of Nakhal will be enhanced and allow the local community greater access to fresh water for both domestic and agricultural purposes
Millennium Resort sets new bookings record during Eid
Millennium Resort Musannah has recorded maximum occupancy during Eid Al Fitr with the 304 well-appointed rooms and apartments in high demand during the extended holiday period
Dubai Business Women Council Supports The Arab Women in Leadership Summit
The Summit, scheduled for the 22nd-23rd September 2014, will see a host of women business and Government leaders from around the world congregating under one roof in Dubai

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Reports of bogus policemen denied by Royal Oman Police
ROP asked people to call 9999 if they come across any such cases.
Nato tells Russia to halt ‘illegal’ actions in Ukraine
Fears of a wider confrontation have spiralled after Nato said Russia had sent troops to fight in Ukraine and funnelled huge amounts of heavy weaponry to pro-Kremlin rebels
25 Indians held in Kuwait for death of two Egyptians safe
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Football: Del Bosque rings changes for dethroned Spain
Del Bosque, who previously led Spain to glory at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and at Euro 2012, has kept his job despite the champions’ disappointing World Cup campaign.
Omani, expat dead in horrific Muscat flyover crash
Eyewitnesses claimed that the accident took place around 4 pm near OK Centre in Ruwi in which one citizen and one expatriate died in the crash
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Indian expat dies in road accident in Samail
P Najeeb, the victim who hailed from the Indian state of Kerala was working for a private firm in Nizwa
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Video: Oman students take ‘ice bucket challenge’
The campaign has gone viral, as some of the most famous people in the world, from pop stars to senior politicians, having participated by having buckets of ice water poured over their heads
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Customers demand smaller plastic bags at Oman's supermarkets
Most people support the idea of adding small and medium-sized plastic bags at the supermarkets
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Oman Air flights to Jakarta and Manila from December 2
Flights to both destinations will depart Muscat around midday and arrive at the destinations in the early morning of the following day, offering convenient timing for travel from the respective airpo
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The power of a woman in Oman
Women now are taking no nonsense attitude as they clearly make their actions felt instead of purely relying on their voices to be heard.
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Oman sends new aid convoy to Gaza
Oman dispatched a new convoy of humanitarian aid to the displaced and affected people of the Gaza Strip
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Oman's consumer protection body warns against hike in price of goods
Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP), has warned against any increase in prices of commodities or services at any of the commercial centres without the consent of the public authority
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Oman asks PDO to raise oil production to 600,000bpd
Government has asked the majority state-owned Petroleum Development Oman to raise its crude output from its long-term plateau of 500,000-550,000bpd
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The power of a woman in Oman
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Indian expat dies in road accident in Samail
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Book highlights Oman’s oil and gas extraction techniques
The fourth edition of ‘The Oil & Gas Year’ presents the Sultanate’s in-depth look at the country’s success in enhanced oil recovery and the development of the Khazzan field
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Oman's consumer protection body warns against hike in price of goods
Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP), has warned against any increase in prices of commodities or services at any of the commercial centres without the consent of the public authority
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Oman sends new aid convoy to Gaza
Oman dispatched a new convoy of humanitarian aid to the displaced and affected people of the Gaza Strip
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Indian stocks’ dream run continues
Sensex on Wednesday jumped over 117 points to settle at new closing peak of 26,560,while Indian currency dropped marginally
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Oman asks PDO to raise oil production to 600,000bpd
Government has asked the majority state-owned Petroleum Development Oman to raise its crude output from its long-term plateau of 500,000-550,000bpd
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Accident rescue up in Oman as reckless drivers ignore warnings
A total of 755 accident rescue cases were reported in July 2014 as compared to 496 during the same period in 2013
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Indian woman kills leopard with sickle
A 56-year-old Indian woman is recovering in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her as she tended her fields armed only with a sickle.
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Oman-based NRI businessmen plan to invest $100m in India
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