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Punjab Green Revolution: A Death to a Civilization?

Every night at 10.30 pm, a train leaves from small station in India’s northern state of Punjab to a very special destination. Passengers wear a sad and dismal face and comprise mostly of young children and adult men. Train 339 has been famously dubbed as India’s “Cancer Train”. It carries passengers from the state of Punjab to a government run ...

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Punjab Cancer train a lifeline for stricken patients

Bathinda, Punjab: There was little hope of survival for 17-year old Sukhjit Singh, a resident of Ramuwala Kalan village in Moga district who was diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this year. However, as soon as his parents came to know about a cancer hospital located in Bikaner the three boarded the Abohar-Jodhpur passenger train at Bathinda on the night of ...

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