OMAN NEWS

His Majesty the Sultan receives greetings from Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Muscat - 

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a cable of thanks from the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg in reply to His Majesty the Sultan’s greetings cable on the occasion of his country’s National Day.

Salalah sees over 526,000 visitors

Salalah sees over 526,000 visitors
Muscat - 

There was a 6.9 per cent increase in the number of visitors to Salalah during the khareef season in the eighth week (August 8-15), compared to the same period last year. With this the total number of visitors between June 21 and August 15 reached 526,874.

Ministry grants licences to 10 warehouses to sell LPG cylinders

Ministry grants licences to 10 warehouses to sell LPG cylinders
Muscat - 

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) stated that it had granted licences to ten warehouses in the last six months to sell LPG cylinders. It has also received applications from seven warehouses seeking to sell cylinders.

63.1% rise in commercial registrations in Q1 of 2017

Muscat - 

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced that 7,498 trademarks, commercial authorisations and commercial agencies were registered in the first quarter of this year.

Sultanate announces educational scholarships for Indian students

Sultanate announces educational scholarships for Indian students
Muscat - 

The sultanate has announced educational scholarships for Indian nationals under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation for the academic year 2017-18.

50,996 Omani tourists avail Indian e-visa facility

50,996 Omani tourists avail Indian e-visa facility

Muscat - 

As many as 50,996 Omani tourists availed the e-visa facility to visit India between January and July this year. A total of 836,000 tourists arrived on e-visa as compared to 540,000 during the corresponding period last year, a growth of 54.7 per cent, as per India’s Tourism Ministry.

Indian teenager married off to 65 year old Omani for money: Reports

Muscat - 

A 16 year old girl from the southern Indian city of Hyderabad has been fraudulently married to a 65 year old Omani national and brought to Muscat, as per Indian media reports. He reportedly paid the girl's relatives R5lakh (approx RO3,002).

34,250 packs of banned cigarettes seized in Buraimi

34,250 packs of banned cigarettes seized in Buraimi

Muscat - 

Customs officials at the Buraimi border post foiled an attempt to smuggle 34,250 packs of banned cigarettes. Police said the accused had hidden the smuggled goods in a mobile cold storage meant for transporting vegetables in a vehicle.



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