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New GCC contracts ‘blessing’ for maids
As per the proposed contract, maids will be entitled to a weekly day off, annual leave, fixed schedule of work, overtime, end-of-service benefits and right to live outside the employer’s home
Affordable housing to become a reality soon in Oman
Government statistics show that almost 80 per cent of Omanis own their houses.Sources say that the government is working to level some mountains in Muscat to provide citizens with more land
HSBC to refund customers in Oman, four other Middle East countries for excessive fees
HSBC would refund amounts charged in excess of the costs set out in the lender's terms and conditions, according to an email it sent to customers
Cricket: Phil Hughes, Australian batsman dies, aged 25
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a head injury after a sickening on-field blow
India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales
The plans, proposed by an expert panel, will need final approval by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet and parliament to become law
Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah dies at 87
Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died on Wednesday at the age of 87, after a seven-decade career and a colourful love life that kept her in the headlines until the end.
Quizaholics Anonymous win Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest
Eight teams - Natural Born Quizzers, ISG Spartans, 3 Amigos, ISM - Quiz Wizards along with Eat Pray Quiz, Quizaholics Anonymous, Know Brainers and The Quizards of Awe - participated in the finals
Cricket: Hughes' death reopens age-old safety debate
The 25-year-old Australia international died on Thursday, two days after being struck down at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Royal Opera House Muscat celebrates Oman's 44th National Day
The special event included an exhibition of crafts and cultural heritage, poetry recitation, songs, a documentary and other programmes
Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
Taxing expats and cutting defence expenditure are among the proposed steps to meet the deficit due to drop in oil prices
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Sohar airport opens, first flight lands at the airport
Like Duqm airport, the early operations at Sohar airport were started even before completing the terminal building of this green field airport
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Oman remittance tax stories a big ‘hit’
While responding to a poll by Times of Oman, 77.9 per cent said the Omani economy cannot benefit much from tax on remittances and 14.7 per cent said it can. Only 7.3 per cent chose the ‘can’t say’
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Missing Indian boy in Muscat found
The 12-year-old missing boy is a Class VI student of Indian School Darsait
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Will a working wife lose resident status if she stays out of the country beyond 180 days? Oman legal expert answers
You can apply for family visa even without a no-objection letter from your wife’s employer as NOC is mandatory only for change of employment visas and not for other type of visas
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New GCC contracts ‘blessing’ for maids
As per the proposed contract, maids will be entitled to a weekly day off, annual leave, fixed schedule of work, overtime, end-of-service benefits and right to live outside the employer’s home
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Companies violating Oman consumer protection laws might be named and shamed under proposed law
With PACP reporting rising consumer law violations, wary people are demanding harsher penalties for the perpetrators in the amended law
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Ex Indian School Muscat student gets award
He received his certificate of merit and cash award on November 21, 2014
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Oman Aviation: Salalah Airport is 93 per cent ready, says Al Futaisi
Salalah airport would be the second largest airport in the Sultanate and will be equipped with the highest standards of modern technology applicable at international airports
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Remittance tax on expats in Oman back in focus
Taxing expats and cutting defence expenditure are among the proposed steps to meet the deficit due to drop in oil prices
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New GCC contracts ‘blessing’ for maids
As per the proposed contract, maids will be entitled to a weekly day off, annual leave, fixed schedule of work, overtime, end-of-service benefits and right to live outside the employer’s home
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So to speak: A voice over the phone
For twelve years, the lady was just a voice over the telephone
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Ex Indian School Muscat student gets award
He received his certificate of merit and cash award on November 21, 2014
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Change in attitudes to help encourage peace
The Choose, Change and Become (CCB) project has been working in Oman over the past year with the support of a local advisory committee that includes three Omani youth leaders
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Bus driver arrested in Oman
According to police officials, the bus driver didn't possess a valid license and was taken under custody for further investigation
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Oman remittance tax stories a big ‘hit’
While responding to a poll by Times of Oman, 77.9 per cent said the Omani economy cannot benefit much from tax on remittances and 14.7 per cent said it can. Only 7.3 per cent chose the ‘can’t say’
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Oman Aviation: Salalah Airport is 93 per cent ready, says Al Futaisi
Salalah airport would be the second largest airport in the Sultanate and will be equipped with the highest standards of modern technology applicable at international airports
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Football fans disappointed at Oman loss in Gulf Cup
Soccer aficionados were left fuming at the team’s disappointing 3-1 loss to Qatar on Sunday in the Gulf Cup semifinal
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All set for Times of Oman quiz prelims
The eight top teams from among them will make it to the finals to be fought at the new venue — Oman Automobile Association in Seeb on Thursday.
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