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Nawras set to launch all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Oman

by Times News Service
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Nawras is offering a first of its kind online pre-booking service for interested customers as stocks are limited and demand for the phone is expected to be huge
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Alfardan Motors opens state-of-the-art Ferrari and Maserati service centre
Alfardan Motors, the exclusive importer of Ferrari and Maserati vehicles in Oman, recently unveiled its latest state-of-the-art and first-of-its-kind service centre located in Ghala

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO hails potential of luxury car market in Oman
Operating in Oman for over a decade, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars achieved record sales in 2013 and saw growth of 10% over the previous year

17 Omani Students Graduate from Innovative SAP Training Initiative
Career-Boosting, ITA-Backed Young Professional Training Programme (Mawared) Provides Essential Business, IT and Leadership Skills

Middleware Technologies Bring Personalized Customer Experience and Innovation to the Retail Industry in Oman’, says Expert
To better understand their customers, retailers in Oman need to have access to legacy data and understand its significance alongside incoming data in real time

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Galfar to support Oman Debate 2014
Galfar Engineering and Contracting has teamed up with Oman Debate 2014, as a strategic partner of the prestigious annual national forum, on April 28, at Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Badr Al Samaa Ruwi celebrates its 12th anniversary with cultural extravaganza
Badr Al Samaa Ruwi celebrated its 12th anniversary recently at its auditorium with an impressive display of a six hours’ long non-stop cultural extravaganza.
Bahwan Travel Agencies wins Lufthansa, Swiss Gold Award
Bahwan Travel Agencies (BTA), a flagship company of the Suhail Bahwan Group and the largest travel consortium in the Sultanate of Oman, has won the prestigious Gold Award for outstanding sales in 2013
All set for Sivamani trio and Asha concert on April 18
Oman based JK Films is all set to host Sivamani trio and Asha Sharath Live in Concert, an evening of music and dance to be held on Friday, April 18 at at the City Amphitheatre in Qurum.
Oman Air wins Gold at Travelplus Airline Amenity Bag Awards
Oman Air has triumphed at this year’s TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards, the fourth year in a row that the national carrier of the Sultanate has been recognised at this prestigious aviation indust
Maisarah set to provide new Takaful service to customers
The latest offering is the result of its recent tie-up with Al Madina Takaful to organise Takaful coverage for its valued customers
Alfardan Motors unveils Maserati Ghibli in Oman
Maserati Ghibli, the first ever luxury sports executive sedan created by Italian luxury automotive brand Maserati, marked its debut in Oman at a grand event organised by Alfardan Motors
Apple Mac Threats on the Rise; ESET Releases New Cyber Security Solutions for Popular Apple OS
Advanced anti-phishing module and ESET Social Media Scanner protect Mac users and their data to a greater extent without limiting performance
Majid Al Futtaim concludes 2014 Muscat Festival with Grand Prize Awards
Visitors enjoyed instant prizes, family activities and entertainment at Muscat and Qurum City Centre
Lifeline Group unites for diabetes in Oman
Diabetes has been recognised by World Health Organisation as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease associated with major complications that pose severe risks for families, countries and the entire world.
Poster design contest for Renaissance Day of Oman is organizing a poster design contest in celebration of the 43rd Renaissance Day. Students and aspiring graphic designers are invited to submit their original artwork for a chance to win an iPhone 5 (32GB).
Spicy Village opens its sixth outlet in Salalah tomorrow
Spicy Village, a cozy, flavoursome family restaurant, announces the launch of its sixth outlet in Salalah at the Lulu Hypermarket.

Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Expat ban extended for construction and cleaners in Oman's private sector
The decision to extend by six months the ban on expatriate construction workers and housekeeping staff in private sector comes after a review of the labour market
Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team issues Heartbleed bug advice
As millions of online users globally worry over the ‘Heartbleed’ bug, an Internet security flaw, Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team advise users to upgrade their OpenSSL
Woman jailed for husband’s murder to be freed, deported
An Indian school teacher in Sur, who was jailed last October for stabbing her husband when he was reportedly drunk, will be released and deported in the last week of this month
Ban on dancers and live music at nightclubs in Oman to continue
Ministry of Tourism insists a ban on performances in venues rated lower than four stars in Oman to stay
Strict rules to regulate sheesha restaurants in Muscat
Stricter regulations are on the way to regulate sheesha restaurants in the Muscat governorate following complaints received from citizens about their increasing numbers in residential areas
Yanni casts his musical spell in Chennai
For the music aficionados in Chennai, Yanni’s concert was an opportunity to appreciate some of the greatest instrumental hits performed by Yanni’s troupe of world-class musicians and vocalists
Major firms unfazed over expat labour curbs in Oman
As small time construction companies worry about the extended visa ban on employing expat construction workers for six more months, big companies insist the construction sector will not be affected
Muscat Sheraton flyover construction work set to begin next month
Construction work on the Sheraton flyover project will be started by next month as part of Muscat Municipality’s project to ease traffic flow from Darsait to Wadi Kabir
Searing heat takes Oman in grip
The temperature in Muscat is expected to be marginally lower at 37 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with no sign of significant relief from heat and dry weather
Family of five to be laid to rest in Oman
An Indian family of five who were killed in a tragic road accident, which also claimed the lives of four nationals, will be laid to rest in Oman
Omani arrested in India returns home
Indian airport police had arrested Al Hadrami for allegedly carrying a 7.62mm rifle bullet inside his razor container. The court agreed to hand over his passport, which led to his return to home
Asian arrested at Muscat International Airport for trafficking drugs
A man was arrested at the Muscat International Airport after he was found carrying 104 drug capsules inside his intestines, after the police conducted an X-ray test on him
Raids on Oman expat homes to help catch illegal workers
Authorities plan a slew of measures including tighter controls on work permits and tenancy contracts as part of the new regulations
Chennai symphony salutes Yanni
Music maestro Yanni is in Chennai to perform for the Black & White-organised Yanni India concerts. As a curtain raiser to his concert, noted Indian musicians held a show in his honour
Malaysia confirms participation in Oman medical tourism exhibition
The conference, organised by the Ministry of Health, Oman, will provide an opportunity for MHTC to focus on the healthcare travel advantages
Aam Aadmi Party chief forgives autorickshaw driver who slapped him
Arvind Kejriwal visited the residence of the autorickshaw driver who had slapped him at a roadshow in Sultanpuri area of North-west Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party leader said he has "forgiven" the man
Indian School Darsait plans bus service for better student safety
Buses will have CCTV, GPS tracking, stop arm, speed limiter, rear view camera, anti-skid floors and school bus warning lights
No school bus despite Pakistan School Muscat’s triple tragedy
The Board of Directors of Pakistan School Muscat has scrapped the plans to have their own school buses to transport children
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SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance