The caption of the photograph that went with a report “Deve Gowda leads farmers' dharna” (March 11, 2010) erroneously called Mr. Deve Gowda as the Janata Dal (United) president. He is the Janata Dal (Secular) president, as said in the text.

>>A typographical error that needs a correction. A sentence in the second paragraph of “India's hockey future” (Editorial, March 11, 2010) was “This World Cup has aroused pubic interest and passion in a sport that seemed to have been forgotten.” The word should have been “public”. The error is regretted. (We had issued a similar correction on February 27, 2008.)

The film is “Inglourious Basterds” (Director: Quentin Tarantino). The second paragraph of “Substance over style” (Editorial, March 10, 2010) had it as “Inglorious Bestards”.

The third paragraph of a report “Face-off over suspension of MPs” (March 11, 2010) said that Pawan Kumar Bansal is the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. Mr. Bansal is Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Water Resources. Mr. V. Narayanasamy is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

The second paragraph of “Women's Bill: why now after 14 years?” (March 10, 2010) was “When in 1996 the United Front government headed by H.D. Deve Gowda first tried to bring the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament, it faced stiff opposition from within — Lalu Prasad's party the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Mulayam Singh of the Samajwadi Party were part of the government. Their opposition was fierce and it has remained so for 14 years as it could be seen even on Tuesday in the Rajya Sabha.” In response to a reader's query, the writer clarifies that though Lalu Prasad Yadav formed the RJD after 1996, the point of the story was that his followers were part of the government.

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