PJ KURIEN

  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok...
  • Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman grants leave to MP Sachin Tendulkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Monday granted leave to MP Sachin Tendulkar even as Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal and Congress's Satyavrat Chaturvedi raised objections to it. Tendulkar applied for leave after he came under fire from other MPs for failing to attend even a single session...
  • MP questions Sachin & Rekha noshow in Parliament August 8, 2014

    The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in the Rajya Sabha created uproar yet again in the House on Friday by the members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only if...
  • Tendulkar says his absence in Parliament was due to medical emergency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Responding to questions Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect...
  • Sachin & Rekha noshow in Parliament: Should absentee MPs be removed? August 8, 2014

    The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in the Rajya Sabha created uproar yet again in the House on Friday by the members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only if...
  • MPs question Sachin, Rekha's absence from Rajya Sabha, Kurien says no action for now August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in Rajya Sabha created an uproar yet again in the House on Friday. The members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Kerala HC to pronounce verdict today April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court will on Friday pronounce its verdict on the Suryanelli gangrape case. The case dates back to 1996 when a 16-year-old girl was abducted and raped in Kerala's Idukki district. According to the prosecution, the girl was raped about 68 times in a period of 40...
  • Pandemonium in RS over tabling of JPC report on 2G scam December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Pandemonium was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday as the JPC report on 2G spectrum scam was tabled, with Opposition alleging that the "substance" of the dissent notes had been altered in the document which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The controversial report...
  • Suryanelli rape survivor should have been heard: Kerala HC November 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court observed that the version of the rape survivor should have been heard while considering the discharge petition of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in Suryanelli rape case. The observation was made in a petition filed by the rape survivor that she should be made...
  • Suryanelli sex scandal: High Court dismisses plea to probe Kurien October 23, 2013

    The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea filed by the victim in the Suryanelli sex scandal case, seeking a further probe against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J.Kurien. The high court pointed out that even the apex court had cleared Kurien and there's no reason to intervene.The victim in her plea...
  • Two TDP MPs again suspended from Rajya Sabha August 27, 2013

    Two Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members protesting against the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the second consecutive day on Tuesday for disrupting house proceedings. Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien suspended CM Ramesh and YS Chaudhary for the day. As soon as zero hour began, the two...
  • Navy loses INS Sindhurakshak, no contact yet with 18 submariners August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: In a huge setback to the Indian Navy, one of India's most advanced dieselelectric submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, caught fire following two massive explosions and sank in the dockyard in Mumbai early on Wednesday morning. While there has been no contact with the 18 trapped submariners since the explosions and...
  • Kurien not an accused in Suryanelli gangrape case: Court June 29, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a major relief to PJ Kurien and a setback for the Suryanelli gangrape survivor, a Session Court ruled on Saturday that the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman will not be made an accused in the nearly two decadeold case. The court rejected the survivor's plea based on prime accused...
  • Suryanelli survivor seeks to implead in PIL against Kurien June 11, 2013

    Kochi: The Suryanelli rape survivor on Monday approached the Kerala High Court seeking to implead herself in the PIL which sought a direction for further investigation into the involvement of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the nearly two decadeold case. In her petition, the woman submitted that she was...
  • Suryanelli case: Convict retracts charge against Kurien May 29, 2013

    Thodupuzha: In yet another twist to the nearly twodecadeold Suryanelli sex scandal, the lone convict in the case, Dharmarajan on Wednesday retracted his allegation that Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien was involved in the case. In an affidavit filed through his lawyer in the Sessions Court at...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Court to hear survivor's plea against Kurien May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A district court will review the 1996 Suryanelli rape case on Wednesday. The case relates to the rape of a 16yearold girl of Suryanelli in Idukki District. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien faced a setback in the case after a sessions court in Kerala had issued a notice...
  • Parliament stalled amidst BJP demand for PM's resignation May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Proceedings in Parliament were disrupted on Friday with the Lok Sabha adjourning for the day at noon, as members of several parties raised slogans on a variety of demands, including Prime Minister's resignation over alleged scam in coal block allocation. Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 PM soon after...
  • Left parties boycott Kurien chairing debate on rape in RS April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday boycotted Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien by staging a walkout to protest his presiding over the proceedings of the House when it was debating the rape of a fiveyearold girl in Delhi. As soon as Kurien assumed the Chair from EM Sudharsana...
  • Suryanelli survivor withdraws request of special prosecutors April 12, 2013

    Kochi: The Suryanelli gangrape survivor 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. However, the court permitted the survivor to make an application to appoint a counsel of her choice to assist the...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Court sends notice to Kurien March 27, 2013

    Kerala: A Kerala district court on Wednesday sent a notice to Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien and five others in connection with the Suryanelli gangrape case, after the survivor filed a fresh petition demanding Kurien be made an accused. A similar attempt by the survivor early in 2013...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: HC grants bail to 31 accussed March 21, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to the 31 accused in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case. A Division Bench comprising Justices KT Shankaran and ML Joseph Francis allowed the bail pleas filed by the accused last month. The lone convict in the case, Dharmarajan, who was absconding and...
  • Kurien to head Indian delegation to Vatican March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien will lead the Indian delegation to the inaugural pontifical mass of Pope Francis I in Vatican City on Tuesday, official sources said on Sunday. According to the sources, besides Kurien, the four-member delegation includes his wife Susan, his secretary PJ Antony and Kerala...
  • Kurien seeks inclusion of moral education in curriculum March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Monday asked the government to consider including moral education in school curriculum. Speaking on the issue of moral values after it was raised in the house by nominated member K Parasaran after Question Hour, Kurien said he had also moved a...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: HC seeks statement on cases against Kurien March 11, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to file a statement regarding details of cases filed by the Suryanelli rape victim against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien before the magistrate and higher courts. The direction in this regard was issued by a division bench comprising Chief...
  • Family restrained by church: Suryanelli victim's mother March 8, 2013

    Kottayam: The mother of the Suryanelli gangrape victim on Friday alleged that her family members had been restrained from attending the church by the Vicar of their parish in view of recent developments in the 1996 case. The church, however, refuted the charge maintaining that no ban of any kind...
  • Suryanelli rape: Kerala court rejects plea against Kurien March 2, 2013

    Kerala: Even as the Kerala High Court was yet to decide on a PIL seeking orders to make Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien an accused in the 1996 Suryanelli gangrape case, a lower court in the state has backed him saying there were no grounds to accept a case...
  • Left MPs boycott PJ Kurien in Rajya Sabha March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Friday boycotted Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien by staging a walkout to protest his presiding over the proceedings of the House when it was debating the Bhandara rape incident in Maharashtra. Kurien was in the Chair when the discussion started soon after Union Home...
  • Suryanelli case: No evidence against Kurien, says Kamal Nath February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The government stood firmly behind Congress leader and Rajya Sabha deputy Chairman PJ Kurien as the Suryanelli rape case came up for debate in the House. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that no evidence had been found Kurien by the investigating agencies and that the lawyer who...
  • Anti-Kurien FB posts: Tharoor defends police action February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has reportedly defended police action against 111 people for posting and sharing 'defamatory' remarks against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case. The Cyber cell of the Kerala Police had filed cases against the Internet users, based on a complaint...
  • Woman Congress leader slams those who wrote Facebook posts against Kurien February 25, 2013

    Even as 111 people were booked for posting Facebook messages against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, Bindu Krishna, President of Kerala State Mahila Congress attacked them and said, "Someone posted defamatory comment on my social media for defending PJ Kurien. Those comments were against the woman community. My right...