* "Foundation laid for rail corridor" (October 6, 2006) stated that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for "Western Railway's dedicated freight corridor project" and that it is to cost Rs. 2,200 crore. As mentioned in the full-page advertisement (October 5, 2006) released by Central and Western Railways, a reader points out, it should have been "the dedicated freight corridor (western) project". (The caption of the accompanying AP photograph got this detail right). The advertisement also said that this "1,469 km line, from Mumbai to Delhi, is to be built at a cost of Rs. 11,446 crore."

* In "No blind privatisation, says Lalu Prasad" (October 8, 2006), the sentence was: "Pointing out that the organisation had achieved a turnover of Rs. 13,000 crore without retrenching even a single worker and raising passenger and freight fares, Mr. Prasad said: `We have to pay attention to manpower and ignoring them would encourage dissatisfaction'." K. Balakesari, Former Member Staff/Railway Board, points out that the figure of Rs. 13,000 crore quoted is a mistake. During 2005-06, the turnover of the Indian Railways was Rs. 54,600 crore (revised estimate). The figure of Rs.13,000 crore refers to the internal resources generated by the Railways before dividend payment and contribution to the depreciation reserve fund (as pointed out by Vijayalakshmi Viswanathan, Financial Commissioner (retd.), Railways, on September 22, 2006 in "Corrections and Clarifications").

* "India at Frankfurt and how" (Op-Ed, October 6, 2006) quoted a passage from the Frankfurt Book Fair authority's official press release: "In the twenty years since India was first Guest of Honour, the Indian book market has changed beyond recognition. With more than a billion citizens, 80,000 new books on the market each year and 24 official languages, its buoyant book trade will be under the spotlight at the Fair ... ." A reader points out that the Indian Constitution recognises 22, and not 24 official languages. The original Constitution recognised 14 languages, and three constitutional amendments (21st in 1967, 71st in 1992, and 92nd in 2003) added eight more to the Eighth Schedule.

* A reader points out that it is "Dhananjoy Chatterjee" and not "Dhananjoy Chakraborty" as published in a letter ("The death penalty") in "Letters to the Editor" (October 9, 2006).

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