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International Study Finds High Level of Arsenic in East and West Punjab Groundwater

An international study has revealed that majority of some 90 million people who live in the East and West Punjab regions in Pakistan and India drink and cook with untreated well water that is contaminated with arsenic.

Baba Hardeep Singh Mehraj and Lakha Sidhana Sent to Judicial Custody Till June 6

Dal Khalsa vice-president Hardeep Singh Mehraj and Malwa Youth Federation leader Lakha Sidhana were produced in the court of judicial magistrate 1st Class (JMIC) Amandeep Singh at Talwandi Sabo on Friday (May 25). The court sent them to judicial remand till June 6.

Shahkot Arrest Exposes Punjab Govt. Insensitivity towards Pollution in Punjab Rivers: PBPB Committee

Lakha Sidhana and other activists in 'Pani Bachao Punjab Bachao' Committee had planned to give a challenge to all the candidates contesting Shahpur by-election to drink the water collected by committee members from different rivers of Punjab

Punjab Groundwater Most Contaminated in Indian Subcontinent; Heavy Metals Very High in 2139 Villages

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely affected with the presence of heavy metals in groundwater.

30 prisoners died in 1 year due to poor quality of water in Faridkot jail

Faridkot, Punjab (November 7, 2013): According to media reports the poor quality of drinking water is was main reason behind the death of 30 prisoners in Faridkot Central Jail in the last two years. The news has come during a time when Punjab government is claiming that the state has become first in north India to have installed reverse osmosis (RO) plants at mass level to provide safe drinking water to its population affected by highly contaminated water.

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)]

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

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.

Kalala village in Barnala District of Punjab in the grip of ‘hepatitis C’

Barnala, Punjab (July 22, 2013): According to media reports Kalala village of the Barnala district has been hit by 'hepatitis C and diarrhoea', with more than 200 of its residents undergoing treatment for these diseases at various government and private hospitals.