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Greenpeace India Apologizes Over Handling of Sexual-Harassment Claim — Greenpeace India on Friday issued a public apology to a former employee, saying it mishandled her complaint about sexual harassment "and for that we owe her an apology." The statement is posted on the website.

Pachauri Steps Down As Head of U.N. Climate Panel After Sexual Harassment Allegation — The head of the United Nations' expert panel on climate change, Rajendra K. Pachauri, stepped down on Tuesday, as Indian police investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him. Delhi police said he has been accused of harassing a 29-year-old woman while working at The Energy Resources Institute, a New Delhi think-tank headed by Mr. Pachauri.

Head of U.N. Climate-Change Panel Resigns — NEW DELHI-Rajendra Pachauri, a leading global voice on climate change, has resigned as head of the United Nations' climate-change panel, a group that shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize while under his leadership. In a statement, the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave no reason for the resignation.

India’s Coin Divers Know When Change is in the Air — NEW DELHI-Om Prakash remembers when more money used to fall out of the sky. Today it's mostly small change-"one-rupee, two-rupee, five-rupee coins" he says, or basically a few cents-sometimes accompanied by coconuts. Once, though, a woman's gold ring came tumbling down.

Obama: I’m Banned From Riding Motorcycles On My Head, Like the Dare Devils — In a wide-ranging speech to close his three-day visit to New Delhi, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of religious tolerance, women's rights, and the widening friendship between the America and India. And, he gave a shout-out to the Dare Devils - a paramilitary motorcycle stunt riding team that performed for the president during India's Republic Day parade on Monday.

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.
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Mar 01, 2015

RT @mikemillerwsj: The 'Imitation Game' codebreaker who wrote the greatest palindrome ever. h/t @bgzimmer

Feb 28, 2015

"A story of grand stupidity." Unwise company sold a product that lets people invest today, at yesterday's prices.…

Feb 27, 2015

A Father Hesburgh story. Dusk, 1980s, I took a shortcut thru the dark Admin Bldg.—just as he did too. “Hi Jesse,” he said. How’d he do that?

Feb 27, 2015

Greenpeace apologizes over its handling of sexual harassment claim. My piece:…

Feb 26, 2015

This story about crows leaving gifts for a kid has a pretty good closing anecdote.

Feb 25, 2015

@jarrardcole I'll put my camera-beating-up skillz against Lenny Kravitz's anytime. RT @jarrardcole: @JessePesta but you know you want it

Feb 25, 2015

A camera "artificially aged, entirely by hand, to suggest 'many years of constant use.'" Gah.…

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