The Morning Wrap: India Pips China As Top FDI Destination; Infants Petion Supreme Court For Clean Air

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 16: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing a media regarding cabinet meeting decisions on July 16, 2015 in New Delhi, India. In a reformist move to attract more foreign direct investment and simplify the norms, India clubbed the categories under which capital flows into domestic companies from abroad, to determine the compliance towards overseas equity cap imposed in some sectors. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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India's Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian said that India's trade relationship with south east Asian countries was not,in the immediate future, 'overwhelmingly important' compared to that with the United States or Europe.

Delhi's former Law Minister, Somnath Bharti, has been sent to two-day police custody following his arrest in a domestic violence and attempt-to-murder case filed by his wife.

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra made a breezy appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday night to promote her much-awaited American TV show ‘Quantico’.

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A 50-year-old Muslim was beaten to death by the residents of Dadri village, in UP, for allegedly storing and eating beef.

The crisis in Nepal over the new Constitution has deepened with protests in Madhes continuing to block the border with India and impacting life in the Kathmandu Valley and the hinterland.

India has emerged on top of the foreign direct investment league table, overtaking China and the United States, according to the FT data service.

The Paris-based ICC Tribunal, looking into an arbitration case between former partners Antrix Corporation, the marketing arm of ISRO; and Devas Multimedia Corporation, has ruled that Antrix must pay Devas a compensation of $672 million (around Rs.4,435 crore) with interest for breach of their satellite contract, according to a statement issued by Devas on Tuesday.

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The second Sanskrit commission has recommended Sanskrit as a compulsory language in technical institutes and conduct research into the epics.

In a first of its kind petition in judicial history, the infants - two six-month-olds Arjun Gopal and Aarav Bhandari and 14-month-old Zoya Rao Bhasin - moved the SC through their advocate fathers to seek several measures to mitigate pollution and exercise their right to clean air guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.

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A prod from the Prime Minister's Office is said to have prompted the state-owned Air India to resurrect a near-forgotten proposal to launch the world's longest non-stop flight that some airline officials fear, is economically unviable.

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Brinda Karat says that recent rules in Rajasthan that bar those without minimum educational qualifications from contesting panchayat elections are a sign of "blatant elitist arrogance."

Hasan Suroor says that the Mecca Haj, meant to be a devout congregation, has turned into an embarrassing spectacle.

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