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Vivafit gymnasium: For women who love living fit

by Salim Joseph
Photo - O.K.Mohammed Ali
Vivafit, the renowned Portuguese brand in women’s fitness which opened its first gymnasium in Muscat a couple of months ago at Shatti Al Qurum, has already around 150 members, each with own goals

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So to Speak: The ageing demons
Quite a few people in Oman, and increasingly ever more, get their faces under the surgical knife. They don’t have to travel far either

Weekly recipe: Spicy Chicken Dim Sums with Virgin Mojitos
Every weekend spent with family is special because that’s the most time you get to spend with each other. So why not make it more special with healthy and delicious meals made especially by you

Share and Care: My daughter lost interest in studying
Thursday magazine has come up with a new initiative to help those individuals with a platform to share their issues and find a good solution

Romance: When a lover’s high-life came down to earth
She was a Hollywood star and he was a financial high-flier. Then one day it was all over...


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Oman accidents: 4 killed as ambulance collides with truck on Al Amerat- Quriyat road
While the three ambulance crew members died on the spot, the patient died later. The accident took place when the driver tried to save an animal crossing the road
NOC not for sale: Employers in Oman told not to charge fee for No Objection Certificate
OCCI vice-chairman says that though it’s not a common practice in the private sector to charge employees for NOC, companies must abide by the rules that are in place
Oman accidents: Death toll of fatal road crash rises to four, victims identified
The patient who was in the ambulance succumbed to injuries later on
Bullets hit flyDubai passenger jet at Baghdad airport
The Dubai carrier flydubai earlier said that damage had been discovered to the fuselage of one of its aircraft "consistent with small arms fire" after it landed at Baghdad on Monday
Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 docks in Muscat
She arrived in Muscat at 7.30 am in the morning and will sail at 6 pm
Oman music: Indian singer Asha Bhosle to perform live in Muscat
Asha Bhosle, commonly referred to as Ashaji, is an Indian singer, who has done playback singing for over a thousand Bollywood movies
Money exchange houses in Oman urge India to scrap plan to tax remittances
Money exchanges in Oman have urged Indian government not to tax remittances by expatriates
UAE carriers stop flights to Baghdad after FlyDubai hit by gunfire; Muscat airport unaffected
Flydubai, Emirates Airlines, Sharjah's Air Arabia and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways suspended flights following the incident, in line with a directive from the United Arab Emirates' civil aviation author
GUtech's eco-house, model for sustainable buildings in Oman
Prof. Nikolaus Knebel, one of the faculty members who oversaw the project, said the Eco-house competition was very important for a county like Oman which has an increasing demand for housing
Expats and experts convince Royal Oman Police to do U-turn on traffic fine plan
Earlier an official at ROP had confirmed to Times of Oman that its new policy meant that expatriates leaving Oman on business or vacation, or for good, had to settle their unpaid traffic fines
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Weather update: Rescue services fume as rain warnings ignored in Oman
Despite the warnings, both Royal Oman Police and PACDA were besieged with calls
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Expats and experts convince Royal Oman Police to do U-turn on traffic fine plan
Earlier an official at ROP had confirmed to Times of Oman that its new policy meant that expatriates leaving Oman on business or vacation, or for good, had to settle their unpaid traffic fines
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Weather update: Rescue services fume as rain warnings ignored in Oman
Despite the warnings, both Royal Oman Police and PACDA were besieged with calls
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Air India Express enhances baggage limit for Oman flights
The airline has also introduced promotional fares from Muscat to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Air India Express currently operates weekly 19 flights from Muscat to Kerala and Mangalore daily
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