Faisal Tandel

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Faisal Gulam Hussain Tandel is a reporter with Free Press Journal, covering Maharashtra prisons, and human interest and crime-related stories from Thane and Mumbai. Faisal thrives on investigating and getting into the heart of the stories.

Stories By Faisal Tandel

Thane: 32 ‘dangerous’ huts on Kalwa hills issued notice

Thane: 32 ‘dangerous’ huts on Kalwa hills issued notice

Five deaths in a recent landslide forced the forest dept to conduct a survey of hill-slums

Kalyan: GRP arrest 22-year-old for mobile theft, recover 11 gadgets

Kalyan: GRP arrest 22-year-old for mobile theft, recover 11 gadgets

Kalyan: The Central crime unit, local crime branch of Government Railway police arrested a 22-year-old man and recovered 11 mobile phones...Read More

Mumbai: Two held for robbing train passenger at knife point in Kurla

Mumbai: Two held for robbing train passenger at knife point in Kurla

The local crime branch of Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested two persons for robbing a passenger of his cash at knife point after t...Read More

Kalyan: Pregnant buffalo dies after getting electrocuted

Kalyan: Pregnant buffalo dies after getting electrocuted

Kalyan: A pregnant buffalo died after getting electrocuted through wires from an open cabin near an apartment in Kalyan. Locals blamed th...Read More

Thane: Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad slams TMC for biasness, alleges civic body of not taking action against bars

Thane: Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad slams TMC for biasness, alleges civic body of not taking action against bars

After recent action against illegal and unauthorised bungalows in Yeoor by Thane Municipal Corporation, Housing minister, Dr. Jitendra Aw...Read More

Extortion case against Param Bir, Pradeep Sharma, Ravi Pujari, others

Extortion case against Param Bir, Pradeep Sharma, Ravi Pujari, others

The case was registered on the complaint filed by Ketan Tanna (52), a builder and bookie

Thane: Flying squad, excise dept use boat to bust illicit liquor den, find 200 litres of liquor - see pics

Thane: Flying squad, excise dept use boat to bust illicit liquor den, find 200 litres of liquor - see pics

Thane: Motor boats provided to the excise department by Thane collector have been put to good use, especially for carrying out raids. The...Read More

'No preferential treatment': Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra kept in general barrack at Mumbai's Arthur Road prison

'No preferential treatment': Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra kept in general barrack at Mumbai's Arthur Road prison

Prison sources said that Kundra is being treated like any other prisoner and kept in a general barrack with around 200 inmates. Kundra wh...Read More

Mumbai: Five, including two foreign nationals, held with drugs worth Rs 2 crore

Mumbai: Five, including two foreign nationals, held with drugs worth Rs 2 crore

The Anti-Narcotic Cell of the Mumbai crime branch in three different raids arrested five people including two foreign nationals, and seiz...Read More

Mumbai: Traffic diverted after part of Mumbra bypass road collapses

Mumbai: Traffic diverted after part of Mumbra bypass road collapses

A part of the Mumbra bypass road came crashing down during the wee hours of Thursday. Immediately after the incident, the Thane traffic p...Read More

Mumbai: 49-year-old woman arrested for peddling drugs in Mumbra

Mumbai: 49-year-old woman arrested for peddling drugs in Mumbra

A 49-year-old woman has been arrested for illegally selling and supplying drugs in Mumbra recently. The woman has been identified as Bilk...Read More

Mumbai: 28-yr-old man plays with snake in Mumbra, dies

Mumbai: 28-yr-old man plays with snake in Mumbra, dies

Playing with a snake proved to be dangerous for a 28-year-old man from Mumbra as he was bitten by the reptile, which eventually led to hi...Read More

Kalyan-Dombivali: KDMC takes action against shops for violating COVID-19 norms, collects Rs 40,000 as fine

Kalyan-Dombivali: KDMC takes action against shops for violating COVID-19 norms, collects Rs 40,000 as fine

In the last two days the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation has taken action against 8 shops for violating covid norms and have collec...Read More

Mumbra bypass lane going towards Thane closed for heavy vehicles after formation of deep crater on road - See photos

Mumbra bypass lane going towards Thane closed for heavy vehicles after formation of deep crater on road - See photos

Thane: After a four-five feet deep crater was formed on the road on Mumbra bypass road in the wee hours of Thursday, the Thane traffic po...Read More

Thane: Snake found in Bhiwandi-Kalyan ST bus, rescued

Thane: Snake found in Bhiwandi-Kalyan ST bus, rescued

Like thousands of passengers, a trinket snake traveled in a state transport bus on Tuesday. The driver and passengers panicked after they...Read More

Kalyan: GRP arrests three for mobile theft

Kalyan: GRP arrests three for mobile theft

Kalyan: The local crime branch of Government Railway police (GRP) have arrested three youngsters for mobile phone theft. The accused thre...Read More

Thane: Traffic movement on Gandhari bridge in Kalyan resumes

Thane: Traffic movement on Gandhari bridge in Kalyan resumes

The Gandhari bridge in Kalyan which was close for traffic movement on Monday night after the authorities found cracks on it pillars resum...Read More

Thane: Residents of 138 rooms in Mumbra evacuated and shifted to safer place - See photos

Thane: Residents of 138 rooms in Mumbra evacuated and shifted to safer place - See photos

Residents of around 138 rooms from two buildings and a chawl in Mumbra had to evacuate and shift to safer places on Monday night. Among t...Read More

Mumbai: 72-yr-old man dies in road mishap, truck driver held

Mumbai: 72-yr-old man dies in road mishap, truck driver held

A truck driver has been arrested for rash and negligent driving, due to which a 72-year-old man was killed in Kasarvadawli, Thane, at 11....Read More


Thane: Affected by pandemic, owner of local printing press commits suicide

Thane: Affected by pandemic, owner of local printing press commits suicide

A 56-year-old man who owns a small printing press in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself. The police sai...Read More

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