S RAMADOSS

  • 3,000 Sri Lankan workers return after Saudi amnesty July 18, 2013

    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 of...
  • TN: Released on bail, Ramadoss to undergo heart surgeory May 20, 2013

    Chennai: PMK founder leader S Ramadoss, hospitalised here since his release on bail last week after 12day 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 May 14, 2013

    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 proDalit 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 May 14, 2013

    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...
  • PMK leaders should mind their language: Karunanidhi May 4, 2013

    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...
  • No move to block trade with south India: Sri Lanka April 5, 2013

    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 processing...
  • PMK slams Karnataka for stopping Cauvery water to TN October 9, 2012

    Chennai: PMK founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday flayed Karnataka for stopping release of water to Tamil Nadu from the KRS reservoir and demanded that the Centre take over all dams constructed across the Cauvery river. He also slammed the Tamil Nadu government for not involving opposition parties even as the...
  • PMK paints Anbumani as future CM May 7, 2012

    MAHABALIPURAM: Pattali Makkal Katchi leaders painted Anbumani Ramadoss, son of the party founder S Ramadoss, as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the next State Assembly election due in 2016, during the Chithirai Full Moon Vanniyar Youth Festival, here on Saturday night.Almost all functionaries, including GK Mani, AK Moorthy and R...
  • CBI questions Ramadoss, son in murder case March 12, 2012

    Chennai: CBI has questioned Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss and his son, former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, in connection with the murder of a relative of Tamil Nadu minister for Commercial Taxes Thiru C.Ve Shanmugam, sources said. While the senior PMK leader was questioned last evening, Anbumani Ramadoss was...
  • MDMK, PMK demand ban on 'Dam 999' November 22, 2011

    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 centuryold Mullaiperiyar Dam over which the state is locked in a row with Kerala. MDMK leader Vaiko,...
  • Overconfidence cost us in TN polls: Ramadoss July 22, 2011

    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 West...
  • PMK to review ties with DMK soon July 1, 2011

    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...
  • No CMP required for DMK front: Ramadoss March 21, 2011

    Chennai: Ruling out a Common Minimum Programme for the DMKled front for the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls, one its constituent PMK on Monday said the alliance was only a "seatsharing 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 February 18, 2011

    Chennai: Ending a monthlong 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...
  • Govt acted in haste on Telangana issue: Karunanidhi December 13, 2009

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Sunday said "a delayed decision and hasty announcement" on Telangana had created the present situation in Andhra Pradesh and ruled out bifurcation of his state. "What we understand is that there should not be a delayed decision followed by a hasty announcement," Karunanidhi...
  • TN parties in chorus, demand Tamil Eelam in SL April 26, 2009

    Chennai: Lakhs of refugees are streaming out of the war zone in Sri Lanka as the Sri Lankan army pounds the LTTE fighters. Thousands more are still trapped and reportedly starving as a 20yearold war strains towards a bloody finish. The Lankan army claims it has liberated Valayardaman which is just...
  • PMK to announce its stand on alliance soon March 10, 2009

    Vellore: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss on Tuesday said the party would announce its stand on alliance within a week after a meeting of its General Council. Ramadoss, who was in Vellore to address a public meeting, organised by the Sri Lankan Tamils Protection Committee, said the party would...
  • Karunanidhi rejects PMK's demand for RS seat March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The PMK will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi's rejection of its founder, S Ramadoss's demand for a seat in the Rajya Sabha. The meeting in Chennai comes amid differences between the coalition partners over candidates for the March 26 polls in the...