Oman’s population passes landmark figure

by Times News Service
Citizens constitute 55.8 per cent, while expatriates make up 44.2 per cent of total population

No change in Oman's driving licence rules; men will have to learn on manual gears only

by FAHAD AL MUKRASHI
Men will have to continue learning on manual gear shifts to obtain driving licences in Oman, the Royal Oman Police has clarified

Omani citizens with less than OMR800 salary eligible for Marriage Fund

by Fahad Al Mukrashi
Unmarried Omanis whose salary is less than OMR800 will be eligible for grant of OMR4,000 from the Marriage Fund

Oman's leading job fair evokes good response

by STAFF REPORTER
Around 140 institutions from across 20 countries are showcasing job opportunities for the youths

Indian Premier League updates: Glen Maxwell's ‘Superman show’ spurs Kings XI Punjab

by NISHAD PADIYARATH
Kings XI Punjab’s new-found Superman Glenn Maxwell and Lakshmipathy Balaji, who bowled with great precision, were the main architects of the 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Muscat fans advised to arrive early for double-header IPL tie

by NISHAD PADIYARATH
Tickets have been completely sold out for the double-header that also includes a game between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad early in the day before the highly thrilling match
Sports
Indian Premier League updates: Glen Maxwell's ‘Superman show’ spurs Kings XI Punjab
by NISHAD PADIYARATH

Kings XI Punjab’s new-found Superman Glenn Maxwell and Lakshmipathy Balaji, who bowled with great precision, were the main architects of the 72-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Business
Small and Medium Enterprises delegation from Oman to visit Turkey, Thailand
by Elham Pourmohammadi

The trips are planned for April 28 with the aim of encouraging SMEs and giving them proper guidance to improve their businesses, said a senior official of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

World
One dead as violent protests erupt in Rio
by AFP

One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted Tuesday near Rio's famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.

Thursday
Last day at work
by Saleh Al Shaibany

It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.

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Features
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
by Pradeep Govind

I wonder how these two men with apparently nothing in common except a toothbrush moustache and perhaps a love for Wagner could have similarities just because their birth signs fell in the zodiac sign

Columns
Democrats need ethnic voters to win elections
by James J. Zogby

The ethnic voters were once core constituents of the Democratic Party, but along the way, the party stopped talking to them and directing its message to them. As a result, Democrats lost their support

Travel
Milan moments
by Aoife O'Riordain/The

Italy's fashion capital is also home to a network of canals perfected by Leonardo da Vinci

Round Up
ahlibank ranked No.1 in Oman... again
by Times news service

The award is the recognition of the trust and confidence that ahlibank has gained in the local financial services community with its dynamic yet prudent strategy of growth and diversification

Health
U.S. top court asks if Coca-Cola juice label is misleading
by Reuters

U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola Co on Monday, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading

Entertainment
Rani Mukerji, Aditya Chopra tie the knot
by PTI

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Aditya Chopra have tied the knot in a quiet ceremony in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.