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Mobile phones, tobacco products seized in raid at Kannur Central Jail        Govt will not support idea of bifurcating Malappuram district : Minister        Jaishankar files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha poll        Only one family was spoken about and got all attention, says Modi        New British PM to be announced on July 23 By Aditi Khanna        Iran says ''idiotic'' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy        Australia outclass England by 64 runs on way to semifinals        Windies legend Lara hospitalised due to chest pain, could be discharged soon        Shakib's magnificent 5-wicket haul steers Bangladesh to 62 run win against Afghanistan        Argentina, Uruguay, Peru through to Copa America quarter-finals        US-Iran fears buoy oil prices as focus turns to Trump-Xi talks        Rupee opened flat at 69.58 vs USD in early trade        UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry        Australian Islamic State orphans rescued from Syria camp        Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24        BJP fields Jaishankar for Gujarat RS seat after he formally joins party        There is culture of disrespecting expertise under the BJP: Cong        BSP to contest all future polls on its own: Mayawati        RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quits 6 months before his term ends        BJD MLA arrested for forcing engineer to do sit-ups        
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International News
India, US agree to build six nuclear power plants
 
Washington: The US has agreed to build six atomic power plants in India to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation and expressed its strong support to India''s early membership in the NSG. The two countries said this in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security Dialogue, co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Andrea Thompson, the US under secretary of state for arms control and international security, on Wednesday.

"They committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India," the joint statement said, without giving details of the sites. India and the US signed a historic agreement to cooperate in civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008. The deal gave a fillip to bilateral ties, which have been on an upswing since. A major aspect of the deal was the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), that gave a special waiver to India enabling it to sign cooperation agreements with a dozen countries.

Post-waiver, India signed civil nuclear cooperation agreements with the US, France, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK, Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and South Korea. On Wednesday, the United States also reaffirmed its strong support to India''s early membership in the 48-member the NSG. China has blocked India''s pending membership to the elite grouping that seeks to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security and non-proliferation challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors. On March 12, Indra Mani Pandey, India''s additional secretary for disarmament and international security affairs, and Yleem DS Poblete, US assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification and compliance, co-chaired the third round of India-US Space Dialogue.

The two delegations discussed trends in space threats; respective national space priorities; and opportunities for cooperation bilaterally and in multilateral fora.


New British PM to be announced on July 23 By Aditi Khanna
Iran says ''idiotic'' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy
UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry
Australian Islamic State orphans rescued from Syria camp
Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 24
Sirisena demands repealing of 19th Amendment, blames it for political instability
Boris Johnson should give ''explanation'' for home row
Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional ''coup'' bid
Istanbul Mayoral Frontrunner Imamoglu ready to cooperate with Erdogan
Iran warns US attack would imperil interests across Mideast
Malaysia calls for "justice" and citizenship for Rohingya Muslims
Hong Kong protesters end blockade of police headquarters
Trump says in 'no hurry' for Iran strikes
India calls for clear roadmap from China to ramp up Indian pharmaceutical exports
Malindo Air Boeing 737 slides off runway in Indonesia airport, passengers safely evacuated
Iran says will take drone incident to UN to show US ''lying''
Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions
Trump launches 2020 re-election bid with mega rally, says 'Keep America Great
Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN
UK PM candidates fight it out for second place with Boris Johnson
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Kesari' to release in Japan on August 16
 Mumbai: Akshay Kumar on Monday announced his film "Kesari" is slated to be released in Japan on Augu  
Madame Tussauds unveils Priyanka Chopra figure in UK
Saif's 'Jawaani Jaaneman' goes on floors
It's been a tough journey: Arjun Kapoor opens up about battle with obesity
KERALA NEWS
Mobile phones, tobacco products seized in raid at Kannur Central Jail
 Kannur: For the second time in a week, a raid was conducted on Kannur Central Jail on Monday night a
Govt will not support idea of bifurcating Malappuram district : Minister
Kerala CPM leader's son booked for rape, cheating
Two workers killed in Kerala as earth caves in
NATIONAL NEWS
Jaishankar files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha poll
 Gandhinagar: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Tuesday filed his nomination papers for the Rajy
BJP fields Jaishankar for Gujarat RS seat after he formally joins party
There is culture of disrespecting expertise under the BJP: Cong
BSP to contest all future polls on its own: Mayawati
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