Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a clash among lawyer-members over rules as the government wanted two bills of the Law Ministry to be taken up together for discussion, which was strongly resisted by the opposition.
New Delhi; Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Monday dubbed Bollywood-turned actress and Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan's behaviour as "irresponsible" when she sought more time for a Shiv Sena member speaking on the agrarian crisis while sitting.
As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, government on Monday urged people not to pay heed to rumours being spread on social media as members in Rajya Sabha asked government to prepare disaster management plan.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien Tuesday said he would study the rules and give a ruling on whether a legislation, pending in the Upper House, can be introduced in Lok Sabha, even as the bill to allow 49 per cent FDI in the insurance sector was tabled in Lok Sabha.
Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Friday condemned the many incidents of acid attacks and demanded stringent punishment for their perpetrators, saying they inflict inexpressible pain on the body and minds of victims.
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien on Wednesday lamented that "conducive" atmosphere for smooth functioning of Parliament was missing and asked government and opposition to behave "responsibly" to end frequent disruptions of proceedings and resultant stalemate.
Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar attracted opposition BJP`s ire on Friday in Rajya Sabha when he said he was not interested in listening to speech of a BJP member on vote on account, prompting the Chair to adjourn the House amid uproar.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking probe into the alleged role of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien in the Suryanelli gang-rape case of 1996 in which a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted for over 40 days.