Ramadoss

  • Tamil Nadu: Stones thrown at Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy 04-04-2014 12:03 AM

    Dharmapuri: Former union health minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss' convoy was attacked in Dharmapuri by unknown persons who threw stones at his vehicle. Following the incident, PMK cadres staged a protest. The incident comes a week after an FIR was registered against Anbumani Ramadoss for inciting caste enmity. Ambumani...
  • Tamil Nadu: Time for DMK, AIADMK to go, says new BJP ally PMK 21-03-2014 11:40 AM

    PMK joined the BJP-led NDA on Thursday. Party leader Anbumani Ramadoss told CNN-IBN that the tie-up with the NDA will provide a new political alternative in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • BJP improves its poll prospects in Tamil Nadu as PMK joins NDA 20-03-2014 11:32 AM

    Chennai: Amidst reports that their ties were on the rocks, the PMK on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in Tamil Nadu. Announcing the alliance, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said the party will contest from eight seats in the state. "BJP will contest in eight seats - Chennai South,...
  • BJP-PMK alliance in Tamil Nadu on the rocks? 18-03-2014 12:30 PM

    Chennai: The PMK's alliance with the BJP appears to be on the rocks in Tamil Nadu. PMK founder Dr Ramadoss is reportedly upset with the BJP over allotting the Salem constituency to the DMDK. Actor turned politician Vijayakanth's DMDK has been allotted 14 seats by the BJP and has already...
  • 3,000 Sri Lankan workers return after Saudi amnesty 18-07-2013 01:34 AM

    Colombo: Over 3,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers having expired visas returned home under a special amnesty granted by the Saudi Arabian government, an official statement here said on Wednesday. These workers were the first to return, and more are expected to come back later, reported Xinhua citing Sri Lanka Bureau...
  • TN: Released on bail, Ramadoss to undergo heart surgeory 20-05-2013 09:05 AM

    Chennai: PMK founder leader S Ramadoss, hospitalised here since his release on bail last week after 12-day imprisonment, would undergo a heart surgery on Monday, the party said. A team of doctors at the corporate hospital here where he was admitted on May 11 decided to perform the surgery, a...
  • TN: PMK's Ramadoss rejects Jayalalithaa's charge 14-05-2013 11:35 AM

    Chennai: Rejecting Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's charge that his party was behind the violence in various parts of the state, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday alleged that pro-Dalit Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi was behind the incidents. "The Chief Minister's charge blaming PMK is far from truth," he...
  • TN will ban parties disturbing law and order: Jaya 14-05-2013 08:53 AM

    Chennai: Sending a clear message to the political outfits that foment violence, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa warned of banning such parties, as she came down heavily on Pattali Makkal Katchi for the recent arson following the arrest of its leader S Ramadoss. The chief minister lashed out at...
  • TN: Ramadoss gets bail in hate speech case, released 09-05-2013 10:50 PM

    Chennai: Former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss, arrested in connection with a hate speech case filed in 2012, was on Thursday released from jail after a Villupuram court granted conditional bail to him, officials said. The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader was arrested from his T Nagar residence here on...
  • PMK leaders should mind their language: Karunanidhi 04-05-2013 05:40 AM

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday told PMK leaders -- especially the jailed S Ramadoss -- to mind their language and requested Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to release him on humanitarian grounds. Asked about the arrests of S Ramadoss and his son and former union minister Anbumani...
  • Hate speech: Ex-union health minister Ramadoss arrested 03-05-2013 09:13 AM

    Chennai: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and former union health minister Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested by Kancheepuram Police on Friday. A case of an alleged hate speech was filed against him in 2012. Ramadoss was arrested for offences including unlawful assembly, rioting and disobeying order promulgated by a public servant,...
  • Trisha Krishnan endured rain, snow for 'Endrendrum Punnagai' 29-04-2013 04:25 PM

    Chennai: Southern actress Trisha Krishnan is extremely happy that she survived extreme climatic conditions while shooting for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Endrendrum Punnagai' (EP) in Switzerland. "And it's a wrap up for EP ('Endrendrum Punnagai') in Switzerland. Scorching sun, biting cold, rain and snow - endured it all," Trisha posted on...
  • No move to block trade with south India: Sri Lanka 05-04-2013 03:54 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has rejected moves to block trade with Tamil Nadu and has insisted that economic relations should not be disrupted despite political tensions, an official said on Thursday. "There were reports regarding a protest by a port employees' organization which said their members will refrain from handling or...
  • MDMK, PMK demand ban on 'Dam 999' 22-11-2011 05:12 PM

    Chennai: Two political parties in Tamil Nadu MDMK and PMK today demanded a ban on the release of Hollywood film 'Dam 999' in the country, saying it depicts the scenario of the collapse of century-old Mullaiperiyar Dam over which the state is locked in a row with Kerala. MDMK leader...
  • Over-confidence cost us in TN polls: Ramadoss 22-07-2011 11:44 AM

    Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu): Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder Dr S Ramadoss attributed the failure of the party in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections to the "arrogance and lethargy" of the party workers. Party organisers had been "over confident" and took success for granted, he said at the Integrated...
  • PMK to review ties with DMK soon 01-07-2011 01:08 PM

    Chennai: DMK ally Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), which endured a drubbing in the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, will soon review its ties with the Dravidian outfit, party chief S Ramadoss said on Friday. In his first press conference after the polls, where his party returned only three MLAs...
  • No need for CMP for DMK front: Ramadoss 22-03-2011 12:08 PM

    Chennai: Ruling out a Common Minimum Programme for the DMK-led front for the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, one of its constituent PMK on Monday said the alliance was only a "seat-sharing agreement",and "not based on principles". "Hence, there is no need for a CMP," PMK founder S Ramadoss...
  • No CMP required for DMK front: Ramadoss 21-03-2011 04:23 PM

    Chennai: Ruling out a Common Minimum Programme for the DMK-led front for the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, one its constituent PMK on Monday said the alliance was only a "seat-sharing agreement", and "not based on principles". "Hence, there is no need for a CMP," PMK founder S Ramadoss...
  • DMK, PMK join hands for TN Assembly polls 18-02-2011 12:28 PM

    Chennai: Ending a month-long uncertainty, the DMK and PMK on Friday clinched an alliance for the coming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls under which the ruling party's junior partner has been allotted 31 Assembly seats. The deal was finalized at a meeting between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and PMK...
  • Vaccine crisis: Govt shut down 3 units in 2008 19-10-2010 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: India's health industry was crippled back in 2008, when the then Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss decided to shut down three public sector vaccine units — to give contracts to a private firm. Two years back when the three public sector vaccine units were shut down, it led to...
  • Ramadoss, Velu quit Manmohan ministry 28-03-2009 06:48 PM

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