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PJ Kurien becomes Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

Congress leader PJ Kurien has been elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh moved the motion for the election of Kurien. In case of leave or absence of Chairman of Rajya Sabha (the Vice-President of India), Deputy Chaiman of Rajya Sabha acts as  Presiding Officer of the House. 

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Impeachment motion against Justice Sen dropped by Lok Sabha

Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court escaped impeachment by the Lok Sabha When the Law Minister Salman Khurshid conveyed to the House the information about Justice Sen’s resignation, the House before which the impeachment business was put, dropped it after a Sense of the House was sought by Speaker Meira Kumar relating to ..

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Impeachment of Justice Soumitra Sen

On 19 August 2011, in a historic first, the Rajya Sabha voted in favour of impeaching Calcutta High Court judge Justice Soumitra Sen, finding him guilty of misappropriating funds as a judge and of misrepresenting facts. This was the first televised impeachment proceedings ever in which Rajya Sabha voted 189 to 17 in favour of ..

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