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** A sentence in the sixth paragraph of a report “Big win for ruling alliance in Sri Lanka” (February 16, 2009, page 1) was “In the North Eastern Provincial Council, the UPFA will have a representation of 25 members and the UNP 17 members.” It should have been North Western Provincial Council, as mentioned in the earlier paragraphs.
** It is Romesh Bhandari. The last paragraph of an article “Rajiv’s China tour was preceded by Haksar’s visit: Natwar” (February 16, 2009) gave it incorrectly as Romesh Bhandar. Mr. Bhandari was Secretary, External Affairs Ministry.
** A PTI report “Cloned buffalo calf dies of pneumonia” (February 13, 2009) quoted A.K. Srivastava, Director of the National Dairy Research Institute, as saying that the calf was yet to be named. It was named “Samroopa”, which means “identical” in Hindi.
** An article “Only a fraction of all species identified” (“Science & Technology” page, February 12, 2009) gave the expansion of WWF as World Wildlife Fund. It was an error. Back in 1961 when it was founded, WWF stood for the “World Wildlife Fund”. However, as the organisation began to expand its work to conserve the environment as a whole, there was a change. Although it continued to use its well-known initials, its legal name became “WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature” (except in North America where the old name was retained). Now, to avoid confusion across borders and languages, WWF is known as simply “WWF, the global conservation organisation.”
** The first paragraph of a report “NPCIL and NTPC sign agreement” (“Business” page, February 15, 2009) was “The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and NTPC (NTPC) on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) ….” NTPC is the National Thermal Power Corporation.
** Clue 21 Down in The Hindu Crossword 9455 (February 13, 2009) was “Path homelovers tread, holding a reception (2,4)”. The solution was “At Home”. The extra ‘h’ in the clue was an oversight by the compiler.
** A sentence in the last paragraph of a report “Tendulkar not a big fan of the referral system” (“Sport”, February 13, 2009) was “The wind is stiff and sometimes it is ficult to even one’s eyes open.” It should have been “The wind is stiff and sometimes it is difficult to keep one’s eyes open for a long time.”
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Corrections and Clarifications
In "Corrections and Clarifications" (February 17, 2009), we had said that the expansion of NTPC is the National Thermal Power Corporation. The company says: "To safeguard its competitive advantage in the power generation business, NTPC has moved ahead in diversifying its portfolio to emerge as an integrated power major, with a presence across an entire energy value chain. In fact, to symbolise this change, NTPC has taken on a new identity and a new name 'NTPC Limited'."
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