• The expansion of ECC is the Electoral Complaints Commission. The first paragraph of “From bad to worse” (Editorial, September 22, 2009) had it as [a U.N.] Election Complaints Commission.
  • The second paragraph of a report “File affidavit on ballot papers, EC told” (September 24, 2009) said that a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court comprising Justice A.P. Shah and Justice Manmohan sought the affidavit from the Election Commission (EC) on a petition by the Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy. It’s Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah.
  • The sixth paragraph of a report “U.S. sees rising Indian influence in Afghanistan as problem” (September 22, 2009) referred to the bombing of India’s embassy in Kabul in 2007. It was in July 2008.
  • The column “Krishna’s childhood” (“Religion”, September 19, 2009) had a reference to Kalyanapuram Aravamudhachariar, while the column “Yasoda the blessed one” (“Religion”, September 22, 2009) had a reference to Kalyanapuram Veeraraghavachariar, leading to queries. The Correspondent clarifies that Kalyanapuram Aravamudhachariar and Kalyanapuram Veeraraghavachariar are brothers. Both learnt Harikatha from the same guru, Embar, and give religious discourses. They spoke on different aspects of Krishna’s life; hence the pieces for the “Religion” column.
  • The second paragraph of a Mysore report “Royal glory unfolds as Dasara begins” (September 20, 2009) was “Far from the cacophony of an exuberant crowd, the private durbar of the Wadiyars unfolded in all its glory here on Saturday to mark the beginning of Navaratri, which will conclude with the Vijayadashmi procession (on October 10).” The unedited sentence was “ … here on Saturday to mark the beginning of the Navaratri festivities which will conclude with [the] Vijayadashmi procession (on the 10th day).”
  • A Delhi report “Congress, NCP firm up alliance” (September 23, 2009) said that Mr. Shekhawat wants to contest the Amravati seat — now held by Minister of State for Finance Sunil Deshpande, while a Mumbai report “Minister denied Congress ticket” (September 24, 2009) gave it as Minister of State for Finance and sitting MLA from Amravati, Sunil Deshmukh. The Mumbai report is right.
  • The second paragraph of a report “New India-Mongolia pact for uranium supply” (September 15, 2009) said that Mongolia is the sixth country to sign the civil nuclear pact with India. A reader said it is the fifth, as given in other media reports. The detail in our report is right. The Correspondent clarifies: After the ban on nuclear trade with India was lifted in 2008, India has so far signed agreements with France (October 2008), the United States (October 2008), Russia (December 2008), Namibia (September 2009), an inter-Governmental pact with Kazhakistan (January 2009) and a Memorandum of Understanding with Mongolia (September 2009). These are aimed at starting civil nuclear trade.
  • A sentence in a report “Man with unlicensed gun arrested” (Chennai city, September 22, 2009, page 3) was “Two attempt to murder cases are pending against him.” It should read: “Two attempt-to-murder cases are pending against him”.
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