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“At my signal unleash hell.” The opening words to Ridley’s Scott epic blockbuster Gladiator echo in my mind as I prepare myself for what is about to happen

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So to Speak: When the burden becomes too heavy to carry
When the roof threatens to fall on your head, sometimes you don't get the chance to hear the creaking sound. It just collapses heavily and crushes everything under its weight

Food review: Pad Thai noodles with sweet wonton parcels
One of the most popular dishes on Thai restaurant menus, Pad Thai Noodles isn’t that difficult to make at home

Romance: The girl-next-door who longed for love
Karen Carpenter had everything — beauty, talent and a haunting voice which made her, with her brother, the world’s most successful pop duo

Share and Care: Get your married life back on track
Thursday magazine has come up with a new initiative to help those individuals/families with a platform to share their issues and find a good solution


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Crime: The killer nurse of Horton General Hospital
Emergency...emergency...It was midnight and the quiet dimly-lit ward at Horton General Hospital, in the English midlands, suddenly became alive with activity
Stranger Than Fiction: When child’s play ended in death…
The sound of children’s voices rang through a London suburban garden on a Saturday afternoon — a happy carefree noise which most grandparents would have welcomed and enjoyed
Book review: 'The Top of His Game', a writer who looked beyond the winner's circle
W.C. Heinz performed so splendidly as a correspondent during World War II that upon reporting home, The New York Sun rewarded him with a long vacation, a handsome bonus and a new assignment.
Musings: Muscat memoirs
The lighted artery like roads looked like golden threads weaved into a black blanket. As if the stars had come down to bid farewell.
So to Speak: Widows must move on
A human life can end like a flash. It is shining brightly one minute and the next there is nothing but eternal darkness. It is frightening but in time we should come to terms with the loss
Share and Care: Is your child feeling left out?
Thursday magazine has come up with a new initiative to help those individuals/families with a platform to share their issues and find a good solution
Crime: Hanged alive
Adrienne Shelly had everything to live for: her husband, young daughter, and a brilliant movie she’d just directed and starred in. What was initially suspected as suicide was actually a murder
Stranger Than Fiction: The children who came back from the sea
It made headlines in the newspapers as a stark family tragedy, but the true horror of the death of two children on a Cornish beach was something their families preferred to keep to themselves
Romance: When Calista knew what marriage really meant
In the first days after their wedding but when Calista Flockhart married Indiana Jones after ten years together, the groom went back to work and the bride stepped on to a plane for London...
Weekly recipe: Chicken and mushroom pie
I have never met anyone who doesn't like chicken and mushroom pie. Full of flavours and protein, topped with crunchy pastry, it's just superb in itself
Book review: ‘Rust’ offers an engrossing look at corrosion
Hallowed tradition in science writing, going back at least to John McPhee’s early career, of choosing a seemingly drab subject and making it pop through simple, stubborn attention to personality...
Oman restaurant: Sweet and savoury science on a plate at On The Rocks
Chef Arun Vats, head chef at On The Rocks, is creating Muscat’s first ever menu dedicated exclusively to molecular gastronomy...
So to Speak: Let your children explore
I was watching two little girls stare at each other. One of them grabbed a toy and whacked it on the face of the other girl. She let out a scream...
Share and Care: Pressurising parents for money
Thursday magazine has come up with a new initiative to help those individuals/families with a platform to share their issues and find a good solution
Crime: The killer who wanted to be king
“You’ll have to call me King Ron!” When Ronald Dixon said this to his neighbours he wasn’t joking. He actually wanted to break into Buckingham Palace, kill the Queen and take her place on the throne

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Will Omanisation and expat labour policies be re-examined? Oman's Minister of Manpower hints they might
The meeting, held at the Knowledge Oasis Muscat, offered a platform for industrialists to interact with ministers and their counterparts.
Omani, expatriate motorists to be fined for misusing taxi lanes in Dubai
Smart cameras have been installed on some roads, while Dubai Police patrols will continue to monitor other roads
Yemen crisis: Air India rescue plane to Sanaa stuck in Oman due to delay in clearance
Sources at the Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia said that they are working to get clearance as soon as possible.
Near miss by Etihad, Emirates flights over Mumbai airspace
The incident involving Emirates and Etihad Airways was reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which has started its investigation, the sources said.
Following apparent suicide of Germanwings copilot, Oman Air says ‘rule of two’ in cockpit is in place since long
Oman Air, and a number of Indian carriers serving the Sultanate, have revealed they already have the ‘rule of two’ in place; it follows the copilot plane suicide which claimed 150 lives on Germanwings
Canadian visa centre is now open in Oman: Ambassador
With the new visa centre, a trip to Abu Dhabi is no longer required for people travelling to Canada
Air India rescue plane landed in Oman on way to Yemen still waiting for clearance
“We have not got the permission yet,” BP Kulkarni, country manager of Air India in Muscat, said
Transporters in Oman withdraw from talks with Indian school on school-monitored transport system
According to the transporters, in the new system parents will be forced to pay 40 per cent extra in transport fee
Warplanes hit Yemen's Sanaa overnight, after dawn-residents
One of the residents said the strikes appeared mainly focussed around the diplomatic quarter of the capital
Oman accidents: Discover the most dangerous day of the week to drive in the Sultanate
This is a change from 2013, when Saturday saw the highest number of deaths on roads with 166 fatalities registered
Is payment or compensatory off is mandatory for working overtime? Oman legal expert answers
If the work falls in the weekly off day or on public holidays, the employee shall be entitled to a double wage.
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McCain tells Obama to get over Netanyahu tantrum
US Senator John McCain asked on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ show if US-Israel relations were at a dangerous point, said, ‘I think that’s up to the president of the United States.’
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Oman traffic: Indian Social Club to relocate from Darsait
The Indian Social Club building is at present situated on the premises of the Indian School Muscat in Darsait.
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Lies being spread, land bill not anti-farmer: Indian prime minister
Directly reaching out to farmers over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked them not to be misled by “rumours and lies”
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Is payment or compensatory off is mandatory for working overtime? Oman legal expert answers
If the work falls in the weekly off day or on public holidays, the employee shall be entitled to a double wage.
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Oman traffic: Indian Social Club to relocate from Darsait
The Indian Social Club building is at present situated on the premises of the Indian School Muscat in Darsait.
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Lies being spread, land bill not anti-farmer: Indian prime minister
Directly reaching out to farmers over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked them not to be misled by “rumours and lies”
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Oman crime: Family relives 32-hour kidnap ordeal
Mentally and physically we are shattered and fear that we may be attacked again, says family
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McCain tells Obama to get over Netanyahu tantrum
US Senator John McCain asked on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ show if US-Israel relations were at a dangerous point, said, ‘I think that’s up to the president of the United States.’
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Uravugal: Made in Oman film selected for International Short Film Festival of India
Indian film that is made in Oman has already become popular on YouTube and it has been subtitled in English
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Parents welcome Indian schools’ plan to ensure safety of children in buses in Oman
The pilot project for the transport system will start from the ISD next month and will be implemented later in all schools in the capital
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1,900 students on waiting list for admission to Indian schools in Muscat
Results of the first draw for admissions to the six Indian schools in the Muscat capital area were announced, with 1,900 students being kept on the waiting list
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Tourism smart taxis to feature advance booking, tracking system and meter charging in Oman
Tourism smart taxis will be equipped with the latest technologies and devices, said an official at the Ministry of Tourism
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No injuries in Harweel well control incident: Petroleum Development Oman
Specialist personnel and equipment have been sent to the site to help resolve the situation. There have been no injuries, no hydrocarbon leaks into the environment and no damage to the asset.
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