Parliament has enacted a law providing for establishment of gender sensitivity committees at all workplaces but itself does not have any such panel, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien today threatened to suspend them for a day "for holding the House to ransom" but could not do so as members of AIADMK and TMC opposed it.
Suryanelli gang-rape victim on Friday withdrew her request to appoint Special prosecutors to contest the appeals of the 35 accused in the case in the Kerala High Court.
An Indian delegation led by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Monday left for the Vatican from Delhi to take part in the installation of Pope Francis as the 266th Pontiff of Catholic church.
VVIP chopper deal and P J Kurien controversy are expected to dominate proceedings in Parliament, practically the first working day of the budget session after the President`s address on Thursday.
Congress Thursday disapproved of the alleged assault by police on CPI(M) MP M B Rajesh during a protest here demanding removal of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien over the Suryanelli rape case.
The upcoming Budget Session of Parliament is set to be stormy with BJP announcing that it would raise issues like VVIP chopper deal and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde`s remarks on saffron terror.
Kerala Police has set up a special team to trace and arrest the absconding convict in the Suryanelli gang-rape case, who appeared on a Malayalam TV channel.
Congress distanced itself from PC Chacko`s remarks that party will take decision on demand for removal of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, facing controversy over an old rape case.
Under attack over the Suryanelli rape case that has returned to haunt him, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Friday ruled out his resignation saying he is innocent.
Amid demands for P J Kurien`s resignation, Congress said Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson got a "clean chit" by judiciary and "we cannot jump the process" in wake of revelations in Suryanelli rape case.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said government had not ruled out possibility of further investigation into involvement of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson P J Kurien in Suryanelli gang-rape case.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson P J Kurien rejected the demand for his resignation.
Senior Congress leader P J Kurien is set to become the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Congress member P J Kurien could be the party`s choice for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha which has fallen vacant due to the expiry of term of K Rehman Khan.
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