* * The second paragraph of the box item “‘Cut interest rates’”, that went with a report “‘No question of diluting reforms’” (July 16, 2009), was “Taking part in the budget discussion, Mr. Reddy said the reduction was necessary to bail industry out, because banks did not act though interest had dipped to less than zero.” The right word is “inflation”.

* * The expansion of SAC is Southern Air Command and not Southern Naval Command as mentioned in the second paragraph of a Kochi report “Full-fledged IAF fighter base likely in Kayathar [near Tirunelveli]” (July 16, 2009).

* * The fiscal deficit is expected to come down to 4 per cent (of GDP) in 2011-12, and not 4.4 per cent as said in the seventh paragraph of a report “Pranab: government borrowings will not starve private sector of funds” (July 15, 2009).

The fourth paragraph of the box item “Elders warn against high fiscal deficit”, that went with the same report, was “Along with the former Reserve Bank of India Governor C. Rangarajan (Nominated), Mr. Singh wanted the government to carefully plan the introduction of a general sales tax instead of rushing through an ill-conceived scheme by April 1, 2010 as promised.” It is Goods and Services Tax, which is proposed to be introduced from April 1, 2010.

* * The first paragraph of a report “G8 curbs a matter of concern, says Kakodkar” (July 12, 2009) was “It would be a matter of concern … including India, Atomic Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar said here on Saturday.” It should have been Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar.

* * The fourth paragraph in a report “[Advanced Light Helicopter] ALH delay holding up de-induction of old Army copters: CAG report” (July 12, 2009) said “The Defence Minister provided a one-time waiver for ALH … while trying to improve its performance and reduce the basic empty weight of the helicopter from 2,250 kg to 2,450 kg.” It should have been “from 2,450 kg to 2,250 kg”.

* * The first sentence of a reader’s letter (“Metro accidents – Letters to the Editor”, July 15, 2009) was “From the photographs of the accidents, it is evident that none of the mobile cranes deployed at the site seemed to belong to neither Gammon nor the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.” It should have been “… belong to either Gammon or the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation”.

* * The penultimate paragraph in a report “Lloyd & Co. liven it up” (“Sport”, July 16, 2009) said “Former World Cuppers Ajit Wadekar, R.G. Nadkarni, Umesh Kulkarni, Yajurvindra Singh and Vinod Kambli ….” But for Kambli who represented India in the 1992 and 1996 World Cup tournaments, none of the others have played in a World Cup match.

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