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Sanjay Dutt released from Yerwada jail

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MUMBAI — Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has been released from Yerwada jail in Pune on Thursday in the wake of being allowed abatement in his five-year sentence.

After the release, the actor will fly back Mumbai and will directly visit Siddhivinayak Temple for blessings.

After Siddhivinayak, the actor has wanted to go to Marine Lines to look for blessings at his mom’s grave. Then finally, Dutt will make a beeline for his flat in Imperial Heights and after freshen up, he is expected to come back down and speak to the media about his return.

Sanjay Dutt was arrested on April 19, 1993, for possessing and destroying an AK- 56 rifle which was a part of the cache of arms and explosives that landed in India prior to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

The actor was convicted by the Supreme Court of India under the Arms Act for possessing the prohibited weapon. He had already served 18-months in prison as an undertrial in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail. To serve the remaining 42-months of imprisonment, Dutt was lodged in Pune’s Yerawada jail in May 2013.

 

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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