Passengers on an unusual train journeying the through the thick of Punjab polls discuss their ailments afflicting an entire generation. Strangely, for the state's politics, which is as much blinded by materialism as the people there, these problems just don't exist.

Talwandi Sabo (Bathinda): Karnail Singh suffers from renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer.

Cites an ‘exhaustive’ survey conducted by govt in affected areas; PTU expert rubbishes claim

The Central University of Punjab has set up a state-of-the-art DNA sequencer on its city campus here for advanced research in the field of cancer.

The uranium content in the drinking water has increased alarmingly in the Malwa region and has crossed earlier levels detected during various findings.

This has come to light during a recent survey conducted in the parts of Malwa region by the team of research students led by Dr Jaspal Singh, Reader, Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University here.

Chandigarh, January 13
Refusing to close its eyes to the ailing cancer cure facilities in Punjab

Ferozepur: In a significant development, which will improve the irrigation system, the state government has sanctioned funds to the tune of Rs 23 crore for cleanling up all canals and distributaries crisscrossing the state.

Due to choking of canals and its distributaries in absence of cleanliness, the breach in their banks has become a common occurrence in different parts of Malwa region.


The Malwa belt of Punjab has the highest number of breast cancer cases in Punjab, according to the latest study conducted by a UK-based NGO

The absence of any systematic study by Indian or foreign scientists has left sufficient room for wide and wild speculation on the probable causes of high incidence of cancer in parts of Punjab

The scourge of Malwa

THE KARNATAKA government acknowledged the link between the spraying of endosulfan in South Canara district and the incidence of congenital birth defects, skin diseases and motor ailments, saying victims would be given financial aid.