Bathinda and adjoining areas continued to sizzle on Tuesday even as a smart shower in several places in Punjab, Chandigarh and adjoining areas provided temporary relief from the prevailing heat-wave.

Bathinda: In Bathinda constituency in Punjab

Jalandhar: Detection of high level of uranium in water in the Malwa belt of Punjab, especially in Bathinda, Faridkot, Mansa, Sangrur, Muktsar and Moga districts, have virtually halted the installation of reverse osmosis (RO) plants, set up by the state government, for safe water to villagers.


The startling discovery of Uranium in the hair of children suffering from cerebral palsy in southwestern Punjab has prompted a broad-based scientific investigation involving Amritsar

Guru Nanak Dev University has claimed that high uranium content have been found in water samples collected from Bathinda and its suburbs and it is the main reason of a high incidence of cancer among local people.

Sources from university

The volunteers of the

Engineering graduates return to their villages in Punjab to practise organic farming, fight pesticide overuse

SP Sharma
Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 19
Wheat fields and orchards at many places in the Malwa belt were inundated today as the canals breached due to increased water level.

Crop in 250 acres were destroyed in Mehma Sarja and Kot Fatta areas. The canal breached in Chief Minister Parkash Singh

Chandigarh: Poor quality of drinking water, heavy presence of metals and pesticides are the main reasons for the large number of cancer cases in Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district.