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Comex 2015 promises to be huge as industry leaders come on board

by Times News Service
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Comex has evolved into one of the most recognised ICT exhibitions in the Gulf. Attracting over 95,000 consumers and 10,000 business buyers from Oman’s private and public sectors

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Lulu celebrates His Majesty’s return to Sultanate by cutting ‘longest cake’
Displayed extravagantly at Lulu Bausher, this great piece of edible wonder caught the eye of all as they gazed in awe and applauded this unique idea conceptualised and brought to life by Lulu

Ex- Pakistan School Muscat comedian Haris Khan chosen for Canadian broadcasting corporation award
Last year, the cooperation received more than 300 nominations and this year it had more than 284 nominations from all over Saskatchewan

Oman cars: Much-awaited all-new Audi A7 now in the Sultanate
This is one of the most eagerly anticipated models of 2015 in the Audi range, and we’re certain that its indistinguishable features will stand out in the local market

Ooredoo joins people in Oman in welcoming His Majesty Sultan Qaboos home
Celebrating the return of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Ooredoo has launched a special campaign to welcome the Sultanate’s beloved leader back to his homeland


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Oman cars: Two-day Nissan Xterra 2015 Desert Challenge proves to be a big success
The aim of this challenge was to interact with customers and provide a platform for Xterra owners to get together and experience a fun filled and adventurous weekend
Mother's Day celebration at City Centre Muscat & City Centre Qurum
In addition to the Mother’s Day surprise, social media enthusiasts will have the chance to share a special moment with their mothers, wherever they are in the world.
Splash launches its own ‘Love Splash’ perfume line
Venturing into the lifestyle segment, Splash, the Middle East high-street retailer, has announced the launch of its perfume line, as part of its growing business
Al Hajiry opens new headquarters building
Bait Al Hajiry was inaugurated by chairman, Nasser bin Khamis bin Al Hashar and managing director, Sam Varghese, the two people whose vision and hard work made this dream a reality.
Oman cars: Mercedes-Benz unveils new models at Couture Show
Mercedes-Benz turned heads at the 2015 Signature Couture Show when it unveiled the new curvy, progressively designed four door coupé, CLA-Class, and its first crossover model, the GLA-Class
Bank of Beirut takes part in Dar Al Atta’a charity event
Extending its commitment to community development, Bank of Beirut, Oman, is supporting Dar Al Atta’ain its 3rd Annual Charity Treasure Hunt, on 21st February 2015.
CAS-Nizwa Celebrates its 6th Media Day
The Media Society at the Students’ Services Centre in Nizwa College of Applied Sciences organised its 6th Media Day under the patronage of Dr. Hilal Al-Hadhrami, the Assistant Dean of the College
Pure Gold Jewellers launches diamond pendants for Mother's Day
Pure Gold Jewellers has launched three special edition Mother’s Day diamond pendants that express heartfelt love for a mother’s unwavering love and support
Job interview: Tips for answering awkward questions
I receive many questions from people who are job hunting and who really want to make a good impression in their interview
So what colour is this dress?
There has been passionate debate on the Internet over a blue and black dress that to some people — perhaps even the majority — appears white and gold
Tropical set to spread wings in Oman
Tropical is spreading its wings to open three additional branches making it the first 100% Omani brand of juice and ice cream parlours in the Sultanate
McDonald’s to celebrate National Breakfast Day in Oman
On March 9 all McDonald’s restaurants serving breakfast in Oman will be giving away 1,000 free Egg McMuffins on a first come-first serve basis
Bank Muscat Oman Air card offers special discount on airline tickets
Bank Muscat have launched an exciting joint promotion offering special discounts on airline tickets booked online
Oman tourism: Shangri-La opens new rooftop lounge
hangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has announced the opening of new rooftop lounge — B.A.B. Lounge
Oman Air relishing unprecedented success as awards continue to rain
It is immensely satisfying to know that air travellers, travel agents, operators and industry experts alike feel that the products and services we offer are amongst the very best in the world

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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.
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
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
From Muscat to Sanaa: Air India rescue plane lands in Oman on way to Yemen
An Air India Airbus A-321, with capacity to carry 180 passengers, flew on Monday morning from New Delhi to Muscat, Oman
Transporters, Indian schools at loggerheads in Oman
According to the transporters, in the new system parents will be forced to pay 40 per cent extra in transport fee
State Council to study legislation governing expatriate workforce in Oman
The State Council will discuss at its 12th session the report of the special committee to study the "Legislations Governing the Expatriate Workforce."
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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