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1,100 cancer deaths in Muktsar; still central government ignoring help pleas

Muktsar, Punjab: The alarming rise in cancer-related deaths in Malwa saw Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, during his recent visit to the state, including Bathinda, Hoshiarpur and Mansa districts under a national programme for prevention and control of the disease. But, Muktsar district, where around 1,100 deaths have been reported in the last 10 years, continues to be neglected in ...

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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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