>>A sentence in “Grammar of gender relations in India”(January 11, 2014) read: “American women got franchise rights only in 1924 and the British women two years later, centuries after … came into being.” A reader pointed out that women got the right to vote in the U.S. in 1920 and in the U.K. in 1928.
The reader is right. U.K. achieved women’s suffrage in 1928 (women over 30 were enfranchised in 1918 but the Representation of the People Act was passed on July 2, 1928) and the Nineteenth Amendment was passed in the U.S. on August 18, 1920.
>>The report, “ONGC wins fiercely-fought semifinal” (Sport, Jan. 9, 2014), gave the full form of ONGC as Oil & Natural Gas Commission. It is Oil & Natural Gas Corporation.
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