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Cancer Express carries sufferers of India’s Deadly Waters – an extensive article on Cancer Crisis of Punjab (#mustread)

October 29, 2013 | By

Bathinda/ Chandigarh (October 29, 2013): A detailed story-type-news article has appeared at Bloomberg BusinessWeek (News from Bloomberg)’s website. The article titled: Bloomberg News – Cancer Express Carries Sufferers of India’s Deadly Waters by Rakteem Katakey and Archana Chaudhary discusses the cancer crisis of Punjab in a touching manner extensively.

A passenger looks out of a carriage window as the passenger opposite him lies on his seat on the Abohar-Jodhpur passenger train also known by the locals as the Cancer Express in Bhatinda, Punjab. [Prashanth Vishwanathan (Bloomberg)]

A passenger looks out of a carriage window as the passenger opposite him lies on his seat on the Abohar-Jodhpur passenger train also known by the locals as the Cancer Express in Bhatinda, Punjab. [Photo Courtesy: Prashanth Vishwanathan (Bloomberg)]

The article begins with the narration of the journey of Mahendra Singh who formed part of the crowd at massed on the dimly lit platform at Bathinda railway station to pull his ailing mother-in-law on board the train locals call the Cancer Express.

Mahendra Singh mother-in-law  is suffering from cancer, while  he has already lost his mother because of cancer.

The article spots some incidents from the journey of the troublesome couple and side-by makes extensive attempts to explain the reasons behind the emergence of cancer crisis in Punjab.

“Water Contamination”, “Cancer Village”, “Spreading Death”, “Food Program”, “Rejected Exports”, “Aren’t Counseled”, “Water Scarcity”, “Biggest Crisis”, “Water Quality Study” etc. are some of the heading that form the canvas with which authors have attempted to present the picture of the Punjab cancer crisis.

Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) advises its readers/visitors to pay a visit to the source page to read this article:

Cancer Express carries sufferers of India’s Deadly Waters



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