* * The second paragraph of a report “New global award for maths” (June 4, 2009) was “The Chern Medal Award has been instituted in memory of Chinese American mathematician Shiing-Chen Chern (October 1911-December 2004), one of the greatest mathematicians of recent times.” R. Ramachandran clarifies: There is a spelling mistake and it should be Shiing-Shen Chern and not Shiing-Chen Chern, as published.

* * The caption of a standalone AP photograph “Sant’s body coming home” (June 3, 2009) described it as the body of Sikh preacher Sant Rama Nand. In Sikhism, there is no one who is designated as a preacher, Moreover he has not been following the Sikh religion. Sant Rama Nand is second in command in a sect, which has followers across different religious communities.

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