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  • Luis Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban October 13, 2014

    Luis Suarez scored his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman on Monday. Suarez took his international tally to 43 with strikes in the 57th and 66th minutes and substitute Jonathan Rodriguez added the third in the dying minutes...
  • 7-0 vs Oman but another game of wasted chances by India: Michael Nobbs September 23, 2014

    India had a very lacklustre game against Oman. A win was never in doubt against the 22nd ranked team in the world. But for India, it looked to be another game of wasted chances with the same mistakes and problems repeated in this game. India's much-vaunted penalty corners were on target...
  • Dubai: Elderly fisherman jailed for molesting minor Indian boy September 16, 2014

    Dubai: A 62yearold fisherman from Oman has been sentenced to 27 months in prison here for molesting a minor Indian boy in an inebriated state. The nineyearold schoolboy, who was out for playing with his friends, was lured by the elderly man, identified as MA with cold drink and two...
  • Arabian Sea cyclone Nanauk may adversely affect monsoon's progress June 11, 2014

    Even as the monsoon progresses slowly over the India, there is cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea which is picking up intensity. The cyclone named Nanauk is likely affect the southwest monsoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. But the IMD is yet to make it clear if Nanauk will...
  • Oman Foreign Minister on two day visit to Delhi June 2, 2014

    New Delhi : Reaching out to the new government, Oman's Minister for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will arrive here on Tuesday, in the first visit by any foreign dignitary to India after the Narendra Modiled dispensation came to power. Abdullah's twoday visit here is to congratulate the new leadership...
  • Oman national held in Hyderabad for marrying minor girl April 19, 2014

    An Oman national was on Saturday arrested for allegedly marrying a minor girl in the old city of Hyderabad, police said. Sheikh Abdul Rashid Masood was arrested after the police raided a lodge in the old city and rescued a 13-year-old girl from a poor Muslim family. Six other people including two...
  • Doha Bank to purchase HSBC Bank Oman business in India April 19, 2014

    Qatar-based Doha Bank has entered into an agreement with HSBC Bank Oman to purchase the latter's banking business in India. HSBC Bank Oman is an indirect 51 per cent owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc. Chairman of Board of Directors of Doha Bank, Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohamed Bin Jabor Al Thani,...
  • 5 Indians killed, 2 injured in road accident in Oman January 5, 2014

    Two Indian women are battling for their lives in a hospital in Oman after being seriously injured in a road accident that killed three Indian children, a media report said on Sunday. A total of six persons were injured when a fourwheel drive vehicle with nine persons on board met with...
  • India finish fifth at Men's Asian Champions hockey tourney November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Akashdeep Singh scored three goals as India thrashed Oman 61 to finish fifth in the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Sunday. In a fifthsixth place match, India dominated from the word go, scoring three goals in each half. Kothajit Singh converted a penalty corner...
  • Indian men beat Malaysia 43 in Asian Champions Trophy hockey November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Malak Singh scored a brace as India edged past Malaysia 43 in a hardfought encounter to register their second win in the men's competition of the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Friday. Apart from Malak (41st and 51st minute), Ramandeep Singh (4th minute) and...
  • Indian men beat Oman in Asian Champions hockey November 5, 2013

    Kakamigahara: India registered their first win of the third Asian Champions Trophy, defeating Oman 30 in their third hockey league match here on Tuesday. India opened the scoring against the run of play in the 19th minute when a lapse from Oman defence allowed Akashdeep Singh into the circle and he...
  • Nine Indian sailors rescued near Yemeni coast: report September 30, 2013

    Dubai: Nine Indian sailors, who were rescued from an illfated 'dhow' that sank nearly 90 nautical miles southeast of Al Mukalla coast in Yemen, have safely reached Oman, according to a report. Tajudin Baba, a traditional Arabian vessel or 'dhow', carrying cargo to Somalia, capsized between the UAE and Oman last...
  • Kerala man abducted in Oman rescued by police September 23, 2013

    An Indian national who was abducted in Oman last week was rescued by police on Monday. Three people have been arrested in this connection. Mohammed Haneefa, an expatriate from the south Indian state of Kerala, was abducted from Sohar, 200 km north of Oman's capital Muscat, by a gang of masked...
  • Family of kidnapped Kelala man in Oman gets ransom calls September 21, 2013

    The family of an Indian worker kidnapped in Oman two days ago has received ransom calls demanding a huge amount for his release, according to a media report on Saturday. The man, identified only as Haneefa from Kerala, went missing two days ago when he had gone to meet some friends...
  • Indian woman flees Oman after duping $10 million from investors September 2, 2013

    An Indian woman has allegedly duped a number of Indian investors to the tune of USD 10 million in Oman and fled the country, according to a report. According to the victims, the swindler lured them by showing forged ministry papers claiming to be the in-charge of several projects, the Times...
  • Hockey Asia Cup: Japan, Oman win classification games August 30, 2013

    Ipoh: Japan defeated Bangladesh 3-0, while Oman eked out a narrow win over Chinese Taipei via penalty shootout in the classification matches for fifth to eighth places in the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Friday. In the first classification match of the day, Japan proved to be too good...
  • Hockey Asia Cup: South Korea beat Oman 10-0, seal semis spot August 28, 2013

    Ipoh: Title holders South Korea mauled debutants Oman 10-0 to book a berth in the semi-finals of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday. The fancied Koreans, however, were slow to start with as they scored just two goals in the opening half through a penalty corner conversion...
  • Oman stun Bangladesh 4-1 to stay in hunt August 26, 2013

    Ipoh: Debutants Oman sent higher-ranked Bangladesh out of the semi-final race while keeping their hopes alive with a stunning 4-2 win in a Pool B match of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here Monday. By virtue of this victory, 36th ranked Oman avenged their 1-4 drubbing at the hands...
  • Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Tehran visit, US-Iran mediation in focus August 26, 2013

    Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Sunday began the first visit to Iran by a foreign leader since moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office and Iranian media said his trip might be an effort to mediate between Tehran and Washington. Oman, a Gulf Arab state that maintains unusually friendly ties with both the...
  • Hockey: India begin Asia Cup by mauling Oman 8-0 August 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India began their quest for a third Asia Cup title and a place in the 2014 World Cup by thrashing the lowly Oman 8-0 in Ipoh, Malaysia, on Saturday - thanks to a hat-trick by young sensation Mandeep Singh. Mandeep opened the scoring for India as early as the...
  • India vs Oman, Men's Hockey Asia Cup: as it happened August 24, 2013

    India began their quest for a third Asia Cup title and a place in the 2014 World Cup by hammering Oman 8-0 in the first match of the tournament. Only winners of the tournament get an automatic qualification to the World Cup as the continental champions. Korea have already qualified for...
  • Unfit Sardar Singh ruled out of Asia Cup opener against Oman August 23, 2013

    Ipoh: The Indian hockey team was dealt a severe blow ahead of its opening Asia Cup group league encounter against minnows Oman after skipper Sardar Singh was declared unfit as he is recovering from viral fever. Sardar, who was hospitalised for running temperature along with throat infection, was discharged on Thursday...
  • Preview: Indian hockey's World Cup hopes hinge on Asia Cup triumph August 23, 2013

    If missing the 2008 Olympics was ignominious, it will be equally discomfiting if India were to be left out of the 2014 World Cup. The 1975 world champions have never missed out on World Cup qualification and they would like to keep that 42-year record intact. The only way to...
  • Asia Cup Hockey 2013: Format and Schedule August 22, 2013

    India will look to scale the hockey summit in Asia once again and in the process earn themselves a place in the 2014 FIH World Cup as the 9th men's Asia Cup gets going on the astroturf in Ipoh, Malaysia, from August 24. India, World Cup winners in 1975, have lifted...
  • Honda powers Japan to Brazil, S. Korea close in June 5, 2013

    Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals after a lastgasp home draw against Australia on Tuesday, while archrivals South Korea also conjured up a late equaliser in Beirut to inch closer to a spot in Brazil. The 62,000plus crowd at Saitama stadium survived anxious moments...
  • Australian football coach delighted at progress of youngsters March 25, 2013

    Sydney: The emergence of a band of talented young Socceroos has given Australia coach Holger Osieck "positive headaches" as he ponders his team selection for their crunch World Cup qualifier against Oman on Tuesday. Australia had one of the oldest squads at the last World Cup but with the careers...
  • Oman loss would be disastrous for Australia: Mark Schwarzer March 20, 2013

    Melbourne: Anything less than a win for Australia in their World Cup qualifier against Oman next week would be 'disastrous' for the Socceroos' hopes of making next year's finals in Brazil, acting captain Mark Schwarzer has said. Australia are second in Group B of Asia qualifying, eight points behind runaway leaders...
  • World Hockey League, India vs Oman: as it happened February 20, 2013

    This was India's second overwhelming win of the Hockey World League after they beat Fiji 160 in their first match....
  • India crush Oman 110 in Asian Champions Trophy hockey December 23, 2012

    Doha: A dominant India humiliated minnows Oman 110 to register their third consecutive win in the second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Sunday. SV Sunil (3rd and 44th minute), Dharamvir Singh (8th minute and 56th minute), VR Raghunath (30th and 38th minute penalty corner) and Rupinder Pal Singh (33rd...
  • Confident India hit by injuries ahead of Oman clash December 22, 2012

    Doha: A confident but injuryhit India would look to rest two of their key players when they take on a lowly Oman in their third roundrobin league match of the second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Sunday. With two wins from as many matches, defending champions India started...