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NGOs oppose Punjab move to reduce tax on tobacco

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 04:35

A proposed move by the Punjab government to bring down taxes on tobacco products in the state is being opposed by NGOs.

PM lays foundation stone of Punjab cancer hospital

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:46

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday laid the foundation stone of a Rs.450-crore cancer hospital in Mullanpur of Mohali district in Punjab, 20 km from here, that will be run on the lines of Mumbai`s Tata Memorial Hospital.

Punjab to have world-class cancer treatment facilities: Badal

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 19:18

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today vowed to make Punjab one of the best cancer treatment destinations in the country and set up world-class facilities to combat the disease at affordable rates.

Using fish to fight dengue

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 19:40

The government of Pakistan`s Punjab province hopes to combat the menace of dengue by releasing fish in water bodies where dengue mosquitoes breed.

Measles toll in Pakistan`s Punjab rises to 146

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 23:35

Two more people died of measles Saturday in Pakistan`s Punjab province, raising the number of deaths in the region to 146, officials said.

HC notice to centre, states on cancer-causing agents

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 17:18

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday issued notice to the union government and authorities in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh after admitting a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on cancer-causing agents.

Swine flu kills 64 in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh since Jan 1

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 17:49

Swine flu has claimed 64 lives in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh since January 1, officials said today.

Provide free treatment to cancer patients: Punjab CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 19:20

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Health department to provide free treatment to the cancer patients detected in the recently concluded statewide door to door survey.

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