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Are fertility rates declining due to global pollution?

by Salim Joseph
Photo - A. R Rajkumar
Infertility rate is on a rise across the globe and the main reason is pollution, says Dr. P. Rama Devi, an infertility and gynec consultant who runs one among the few infertility clinics in Oman

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So to speak: Many empty words
It was one of those annoying moments. The little circle started to disperse very quickly as this man, who thought a lot of himself, was bragging ceaselessly

Weekly recipe: Chicken Satay Stick with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce
Chicken Satay is one of the most popular dishes of South East Asian cuisines. It is a very healthy dish in which chicken is first marinated in lots of flavors and then grilled

Dessange Paris brings French Glamour to Muscat
Dessange Paris salon and spa at Markaz Al Bahja has introduced a popular European brand and service in which luxury and pleasure go hand-in-hand to the Omani market, Sarah MacDonald found out

Share and Care: My wife is not able to settle down
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With new aircraft landing tariff and passenger charges coming into effect from Monday, airlines using Muscat and Salalah airports would pass on the burden to travellers
Can an employer in Oman downgrade an employee from managerial position due to poor performance? Our legal expert answers
If the employee fails to deliver on his/her assigned tasks and no improvement is shown despite repeated warnings and reminders, the employer has the option to dismiss the employee
Omani students at Ajman university shocked at ban
The decision, taken on Thursday last week, means students from the Sultanate are banned from studying at AUST starting from the next academic year.
3D Video: Royal Oman Police to raise awareness through videos
A 2.41 minute promo of the upcoming serials in the 3D format is already posted on social media and has been watched by over 33,500 viewers.
Omani to be produced in Indian court
An Omani and a Saudi national in the custody of Indian police for allegedly molesting an American woman in a five-star hotel in Mumbai will be produced in the court on Monday at 9:30 Oman time
Oman traffic: Amerat flyover, intersection nearing completion
Eighty five percent of the overall construction of the flyover and intersection in Al Muhij in Amerat has been completed
Prince William meets Japan's tsunami survivors; arrives in China on four-day charm offensive
Britain's Prince William on Sunday made a visit to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors
Six arrested for theft, looting in Barka, Awabi
A Royal Oman Police (ROP) official said the accused came from Suwaiq wilayat to Awabi at night wearing gloves and masks and committed theft in the market
Oman Air to launch services to Goa, Singapore and Dhaka
Oman Air’s new service, operated using spacious and comfortable Boeing 737 aircraft, will offer four flights per week between Muscat International Airport and Goa International Airport
Oman HSBC card services to be affected for a brief period
Services from HSBC, specifically personal debit and credit cards and corporate credit cards services, ATM services including cash withdrawal and cash deposit, will be unavailable for short durations
Expat labour rules begin to bite in Oman
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UK embassy to probe Omani girls’ detention at Stansted airport in Britain
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Raids on expats in Oman for breach of job contract
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UANOC approves formation of Arab Sports Council
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