INDIA: BANKNOTES FOR VOTES CORRUPTS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
BY RAGHAVENDRA VERMA, in New DelhiINDIAN authorities have seized more than US$120 million worth of unaccounted cash during the six-week long general election that concluded in May. Law enforcers have warned that this could be for vote buying, making a future government susceptible to corruption, promoting graft in business. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICES CORRESPONDENT HONOURED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS
INTERNATIONAL News Services’ Bangladesh correspondent A.Z.M Anas has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for his coverage of the impact of climate change in his country. He was honoured for writing a series of articles on the grave environmental challenges facing his native Bangladesh.
COMMISSION SETS STRICTER CMR LIMITS FOR TEXTILES
BY LIZ NEWMARK, in Brussels THE EUROPEAN Commission has adopted a regulation* tightening use restrictions for 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances in clothing and textiles.
WORLD’S SMALLEST COMMERCIAL RUNWAY REBUILT – IN SABA, DUTCH CARIBBEAN
BY KEITH NUTHALLTHE WORLD’S shortest commercially-operated runway has been rebuilt, with a new concrete surface replacing the previous degraded asphalt at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, on Saba, a Dutch Caribbean island.
PLANNED EU RULING MAY REGULATE TATTOO INKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO AVOID HEALTH RISKS
BY DIANA YORDANOVA, in Brussels and KEITH NUTHALL, in OttawaBody artists in Europe may have to reconsider the pigments that they use in future, with the European Union (EU) drafting new rules that could regulate what chemicals can be used in tattoo inks.