The first paragraph of a report “World Bank decisions do not deter overseas investors” (“Business” page, January 14, 2009) was “The Infosys episode last week and the Wipro revelation on Monday, does not seem to be portraying a negative image about the country to overseas companies or institutions, which are still keen on forging linkages with the country.” It should have been “the Satyam episode”, as a number of readers point out.

The last paragraph of a report “FDI in airlines may be allowed” (“Business” page, January 14, 2009) was “Official data show that the total passengers flown by the domestic carriers in 2008 were 407.73 lakh with the private airline Jet Airways flying 87.62 lakh passengers and Air India 66.36 lakh passengers followed by Kingfisher at 62.80 lakh and Deccan 49.78 lakh. IndiGo carried 47.46 lakh passengers, SpiceJet 40.69 lakh and Paramount 6.30 lakh.” As against the total of 407.73 lakh given in the report, the total from these airlines works out to 361.01 lakh.

Missing from this list are Jet Lite (32.50 lakh) and Go Air (13.63 lakh), according to Ministry of Civil Aviation figures.

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