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This Delhi Candy Shop Doubles As a Burn Clinic — Jesse Pesta and Preetika Rana reported in The Wall Street Journal on a remarkable candy shop in the northern reaches of India's capital city where dozens of patients every day seek out a free burn treatment provided by a candy maker in a small, dirty burn clinic he operates.

In New Delhi, a Candy Shop Becomes a Burn Ward — NEW DELHI-Bare electrical wires seared Ashok Kumar's chest while he worked on a rooftop. It "seemed like a bolt of lightning struck me," the lanky day laborer said. Friends raced him to a hospital, Mr. Kumar said, but there were no beds available. ...

India’s Ambitions With Atomic Plants: Two Opposing Views — In coming weeks the nuclear plant at Kudankulam - built on a part of the Indian coastline struck 10 years ago this week by a devastating tsunami - will start officially selling electricity into the Indian power grid.

India’s Nuclear Ambitions Rattle Tsunami-Hit Coast — IDINTHA KARAI, India-Here along India's southern coast-ravaged by tsunami waves 10 years ago-the country's newest nuclear plant towers over the shoreline. It is one of India's biggest nuclear plants, and in the coming weeks it is expected to officially start selling power into the Indian grid.

India Probe: Girls Found Hanged in Mango Tree in Suicide Pact, Not Raped — NEW DELHI-Two girls found hanged in a mango tree this year in rural India, their deaths captured in heartbreaking photos that swept the world, weren't raped and murdered, a government probe has concluded-but killed themselves in a suicide pact.

India to Supply Naval Vessels to Vietnam — NEW DELHI-India said Tuesday it plans to supply naval vessels to Vietnam-a move that could heighten tensions with China, which is clashing with Hanoi over territorial claims in the South China Sea. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the deal Tuesday during a visit by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Tibetans in India Protest Chinese President’s Visit — For New Delhi's Tibetan community-one of the largest in the world outside of Tibet-Wednesday is a big day. China's President Xi Jinping begins a visit to India and is expected to promise billions of dollars in investment in industry, infrastructure and maybe even bullet trains.

The Dalai Lama, New Roads and The Wall Street Journal — Videographer: Lhakpa Kyizom In the traffic-plagued Indian town where the Dalai Lama lives, a state official got a big round of applause on Wednesday with a simple promise: The roads will get repaved.

Hopes Fade for 150 Missing in Nepal Landslide — NEW DELHI-Around 150 people were missing and 17 confirmed dead after a landslide in Nepal swept down a valley northeast of the capital city, Katmandu, a Nepalese official said on Monday. "We have no hope of finding anyone alive there," said Yadav...

Deadly Landslide Sweeps Down Nepalese Valley — NEW DELHI-A landslide swept down a valley in Nepal northeast of the capital city, Katmandu, killing at least eight people and forcing thousands to evacuate, Nepalese police and government officials said. "Hundreds and hundreds of people are missing," said Laxmi Prasad Dhakal of Nepal's home ministry in an interview late Saturday.
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Jan 24, 2015

In coal country, gray eggs for breakfast and ashen prospects for a climate deal.… @anniegowen

Jan 24, 2015

“You guys, this is quite a lede, in a Wall Street Journal story by Jesse Pesta.” Thank you v much, @BoingBoing!…

Jan 24, 2015

@tunkuv, thank you. RT @tunkuv: There’s No Easy Riding for India’s Motorcycle Drill Team JESSE PESTA via @WSJ

Jan 24, 2015

How sad to see Danny, who was just a touch older than me, looking much younger than me. MT @AsraNomani: On this day.

Jan 23, 2015

You might remember the WSJ’s phenomenal 2013 project on lobotomized soldiers. Well, another survivor has been found:…

Jan 23, 2015

Indian paramilitary motorcycle drill team puts on quite a surreal show. My latest in the @WSJ:…

Jan 23, 2015

"The one wearing a plastic peacock on his head.” Meet a wild Indian military stunt team.… @xeni

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