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Muscat Municipality workers go on strike

Muscat Municipality workers go on strike
Muscat - 

More than 1000 employees of Muscat Municipality across the city went on strike on Sunday morning protesting over a downward adjustment of their grade. 

Ramadan work timings announced

Muscat - 

The official working hours during Ramadan for ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state’s administrative apparatus will be from 9am to 2pm. 

MoTC opens 13km road in North Sharqiyah

MoTC opens 13km road in North Sharqiyah
Muscat - 

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has opened a 13km road between Samad al Shaan and Wadi Andam in Mudhaibi in the North Sharqiyah governorate.

MoCI receives over 13,000 online registrations

MoCI receives over 13,000 online registrations
Muscat - 

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) received 13,640 online registrations from January to April this year.

Rise in fuel prices could lead to increase in poverty by 1%: Study

Rise in fuel prices could lead to increase in poverty by 1%: Study
Muscat - 

The recent domestic fuel price increase of 33 per cent will increase poverty incidence in the sultanate by about one per cent from the base level, according to a study.

India to extend e-tourist visa from 30 to 60 days; e-medical visa under consideration

India to extend e-tourist visa from 30 to 60 days; e-medical visa under consideration

Muscat - 

Omanis visiting India have good news in the offing. To boost the arrival of tourists, India is in the process of extending the validity of e-tourist visa from 30 to 60 days.

1.7mn expat workers in sultanate till April 2016, 1% rise over March

Muscat - 

Their numbers stood at 1,763,710, compared to 1,747,097 in March, according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Group offers free place on coral reef expedition in Musandam

Muscat - 

Biosphere Expeditions, an international environmental research and nature conservation group, which has been conducting coral reef surveys in Musandam for the last six years, is offering a free place on its scuba diving coral reef conservation expedition to Musandam, or the Maldives or Tioman Island (Malaysia).



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