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2002 was a watershed year for Omanis as Sultan Qaboos bin Said extended voting rights to all Omanis above 21. Previously voting rights were the exclusive luxury of the elites. In 2003 another political reform took place when first elections to the Consultative Council took place although it did little to change the council?s political set-up. Women found representation in the Omani executive for the first time when a woman minister was appointed in 2004. Oman which was till now unscathed with the spectre of Islamic fundamentalism saw its first glimpse when 100 suspected Islamists were arrested for attempted coup but were later pardoned. Omani trade received a boost in 2006 in the form of Oman-US FTA. In 2007 more than 50 people lost their lives when the Gonu, the worst tropical storm in decades, hit the country. Oman?s ecology and tourism received a jolt when the country?s Arabian Oryx Sanctuary was removed from UNESCO?s World Heritage site list, the first ever site to be de-listed, after the Oryx population dwindled significantly and the government cut down the sanctuary size by 90%.

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Indian ice hockey team ready for face off in Kuwait - 16 Apr 2015
hosts Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, India, Malaysia and Oman. India

India Pavilion at The Big show Oman inaugurated - 31 Mar 2015
of India in Muscat organized the India Pavilion at Big Show Oman 2015 being held from 30th March - 2nd April 2015. Oman, 1 March 2015: FICCI with the support... the India Pavilion at Big Show Oman 2015 being held from 30th March &ndash

Indo-Arab chamber sets up south India chapter - 04 Aug 2012
in Oman

US Navy chopper crashes near Oman - 20 Jul 2012
Washington, July 20 (IANS) A US Navy helicopter crashed near Oman Thursday with five crew members on board.The chopper was conducting "heavy lift support operations" at the time of the crash, some 90 km from Muscat, Xinhua reported

Six jailed for offending Oman sultan on Facebook - 18 Jul 2012
Muscat, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Six people, including a woman, have been sentenced to a year in prison for offending Oman's monarch Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on social networking website Facebook.Satellite TV station al-Maiadin said a Muscat court

Indian embassy in Oman moves to curb 'additional' visa fee by 'unauthorised agents' - 17 Jul 2012
Muscat, July 17 (ANI): The Indian Embassy in Oman has urged citizens of the sultanate to approach only authorised outsourcing agency, BLS International... to approach only BLS International, or its mobile collection centres across Oman and pay

Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup - 16 Jul 2012
, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, among others, in a league-cum-knock-out

NRI facilitates computer lessons for Vidarbha farmers - 15 Jul 2012
Nagpur, July 15 (IANS) Over 120 farmers, farmers' widows and youth have enrolled for a free computer training centre set up by a non-resident Indian from Oman... of a construction company in Oman, is a native of the Ghuikhed village on the Yavatmal

U.S. deploys sea drones in Persian Gulf to ward off possible Iranian mine attacks - 12 Jul 2012
between Iran and Oman, a choke point for a fifth of the oil traded worldwide

Indian worker kills himself in Oman - 10 Jul 2012
Muscat, July 10 (IANS) A 30-year-old mason from India, who was reported missing by his friends last week, was found hanging from a tree in Oman's southern town... committed suicide in Oman, the daily said

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