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 3-year RI for Jayalalitha in TANSI cases
The former Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalitha and her associate, Ms. Sasikala, were today convicted and sentenced by a special court, to three years and two years rigorous imprisonment in two `TANSI land deal' cases.

Electoral implications
Under Section 8, sub-section (3) of the Representation of the People Act (RPA), ``a person convicted of any offence and sentenced to imprisonment for not less than two years, shall be disqualified from the date of such conviction and shall continue to be disqualified for a further period of six years since his release''.

 PM in Breach Candy
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, who arrived here today from Delhi, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai where he will undergo joint replacement surgery on his left knee tomorrow.

Vajpayee will be back at work soon: Ranawat
Dr. Chittaranjan Ranawat, who is scheduled to operate on the left knee of the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, at 9.30 a.m. tomorrow at the Breach Candy Hospital here, is pretty sure he will be back on his feet within 10 days and will walk reasonably well with the support of a walking stick.

 Chargesheet filed against Hindujas in Bofors case
The 14-year-old Bofors scandal took a crucial turn today with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filing a chargesheet against the three NRI industrialist Hinduja brothers - Mr. Gopichand, Mr. Srichand and Mr. Prakash - in the Rs. 64-crore pay-offs case.

'Bofors officials misled Govt.'
The supplementary chargesheet against the Hindujas in the Bofors case marks the culmination of the investigations carried out by the CBI in the face of obstacles mounted both in India and abroad by the powerful NRI business family to prevent transfer of documents from the Swiss authorities.

Two more to join Gopal
In a significant turn in the official strategy to secure the release of abducted actor, Mr. Rajkumar, the two State Governments have decided to send two more emissaries along with the Nakkeeran Editor, Mr. R. R. Gopal, to the forests to negotiate with the sandalwood smuggler, Veerappan.

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