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The power of a woman in Oman

by SALEH AL SHAIBANY
Saleh Al Shaibany
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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Muscat's new way of entertainment – Bowling!
Interactive and competitive, a sport that is fast gaining aficionados in Muscat is the game of bowling, that is catching the fancy of the young and old alike, Faisal Mohammed Naim reports

Are you carrying ‘this’ emotional baggage?
Even the most flawless upbringing has its share of emotional baggage!

Chris & Gabby Adcock: Badminton's golden couple
What is the secret of the rise and rise of badminton’s star husband and wife team?

Good nutrition and regular exercise - The keys to stay healthy
Good nutrition and regular exercise help you stay healthy and live longer and everything that you eat and drink affects how your body functions


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Leonard Freedman came back from the dead to reveal his will?
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Book review: Howard Jacobson's "J" a post-apocalyptic satire with ‘electrifying power’
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Great injustice - Silently Darryl Beamish was ready to face the gallows
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All the news
As all news channels have resolved that it is time for you to get entertained, you have to abide by their wisdom or simply quit.

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Many house owners in densely populated areas of Ruwi, Al Khuwair and Ghubra have pasted notices demanding 20 to 30 per cent hike in rents and failure to pay would lead to eviction
Indian School Muscat students to get tablets
The initiative will not only ease the workload of teachers, but also enable parents to keep a tab on their children’s education. However, the parents will have to shell out the money for the tablets
Egypt court commutes Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide’s death sentence to life term
An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year
Oman school bus accident: Don’t let my boy’s death be in vain, pleads father
Abdul Haq, whose son died in a tragic bus crash seven months ago, has taken it upon himself to create road safety awareness
Al Shebab militia in bomb, gun attack on Somali intelligence office
A car bomb was detonated outside the National Intelligence Centre and was followed by a raid by gunmen disguised in national army uniforms.
Omran’s new projects to help boost domestic tourism in Oman
Oman Tourism Development Company, Oman’s tourism development and investment arm, has been taking a series of initiatives to develop domestic tourism
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Sunday Beat: Population growth outstrips employment opportunities in Oman
Thirty years ago, 100 per cent of graduates with degrees in various disciplines had jobs waiting for them. Last year, just 40 per cent of the graduates were recruited within the same time lapse
Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after 'greatest escape'
Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the "greatest escape" from besieging Syrian rebels
Football: Manchester United reach agreement to sign Blind
Blind, 24, was in United coach Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad in Brazil, where he helped Holland reach the semifinals, and can play at left-back and as a defensive midfielder.
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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Indian School Muscat students to get tablets
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Football: Arsenal can still thrive without Giroud, says Wenger
Giroud has been ruled out until the New Year with a broken tibia suffered in the final moments of last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Everton.
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Oman healthcare sector facing crunch of medics
With health facilities booming in Oman, there has also been an upswing in the quality of treatment, in view of the growing competition
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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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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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Pakistani expat worker loses his battle against meningitis in Oman
A Pakistani blue collar worker died on Saturday after battling against suspected meningitis at the Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit, an official from the Pakistani Embassy said
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Iran to soon start supplying natural gas to Oman: Iran oil minister
Gas negotiations with Oman are over and as both sides have agreed, Iran will export 20 million cubic metres of gas per day to Oman in the near future, the oil minister said
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Oman school bus accident: Don’t let my boy’s death be in vain, pleads father
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Indian School Muscat students to get tablets
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Football: Arsenal can still thrive without Giroud, says Wenger
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Brightly coloured structures give lives a new meaning in Indian village
More than 100 new toilets were unveiled on Sunday in a poverty-stricken and scandal-hit village of Badaun in northern India, where vulnerable women have long been forced to defecate in the open
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Garments worth OMR18,000 gutted in Muttrah shop fire
Garments worth thousands of rials were destroyed when a shop caught fire in the tailoring and garments shop lane behind Muttrah police station on Friday morning
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Kerala cabinet ratifies new excise policy
Several matters, including issues related to parlours and clubs, have to incorporate in the new policy, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters during cabinet briefing
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Rent rise notice sends tenants in Muscat into a tailspin
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Cricket: India spin to win against England
Together with Suresh Raina, who followed up his 100 in India’s equally dominant 133-run victory in Cardiff on Wednesday with a run-a-ball 42, Rayudu put on 87 for the fourth wicket.
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