The sentences in "Natwar Singh gives privilege notice against Manmohan" (August 7, 2006, page 1) were: "Invoking Rule 188 of the Rules of Procedure, Mr. Natwar Singh raised the issue of privilege because the Pathak report found its way to a number of media outlets before it could be tabled ... Rule 189 prescribes two conditions: the question shall be restricted to a specific matter of recent occurrence, and the matter requires the intervention of the Council." A reader wanted to know which rule was being discussed. Harish Khare clarifies that the first sentence shows that the notice has been given under Rule 188. The second sentence details, under Rule 189, the two conditions/parameters that would go into determining the admissibility of the notice under Rule 188.

Readers were puzzled by the first sentence in "Tension in Patna varsity after shooting incident" (August 8, 2006, page 1) which was: "Tension gripped the Patna University campus after two students of the Science College were injured in a when the bodyguard of the proctor of the university allegedly opened fire over a ragging incident on Monday." It was an editing error and the missing word is "shootout".

In "Students demand ban on cola drinks" (Chennai city, August 8, 2006, page 3), the sentence was: "The protesters [members of the All India Students Federation], who raised slogans against the multinational software giants, as a mark of protest broke Pepsi and Coke bottles and poured down the contents." As a reader points out, it should have been "multinational soft drink giants".

The AFP report "Murali's late strikes leave Test evenly poised" ("Sport", August 7, 2006), a report on the Sri Lanka-South Africa Test, stated that Upul Tharanga was involved in the run out of left-hander Jacques Rudolph. A reader points out that it is incorrect and that it was Kapugedera who was the fielder involved.

The UNI report on Anil Kumble's county performance, "Anil Kumble scalps eight" ("Sport", August 7, 2006), said that he had bagged one wicket in the first innings. It is an error, as a reader points out. Kumble bagged three wickets for 83 runs in the first innings.

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