Priyanka Navalkar

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Priyanka Navalkar works for the Free Press Journal as a crime journalist who has a nose for news and has covered hard-hitting city crime stories. Stories related to traffic and cyber issues are also covered by her in the newspaper, which affects the public at large.

Stories By Priyanka Navalkar

The right to refuse fares, a trait app cabs have picked up from kaali-peelis, auto drivers

The right to refuse fares, a trait app cabs have picked up from kaali-peelis, auto drivers

Mumbai: For the longest time, commuters were at the mercy of the black-and-yellow cabs and autorickshaw drivers. The arrival of app-based...Read More

Cops to undergo special cybercrime detection training

Cops to undergo special cybercrime detection training

A senior official said while requesting confidentiality, the move was taken after there was a staff crunch in Mumbai’s full fledged Cyber...Read More

Almost Rs 22 lakh worth fines collected in crackdown on errant drivers of cab aggregators

Almost Rs 22 lakh worth fines collected in crackdown on errant drivers of cab aggregators

Mumbai: In a crackdown on traffic violators, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) has penalised private cab aggregators and collected a fi...Read More

Woman among 2 booked for duping job aspirants of Rs 22.5 lakh

Duo dupe distributor of Rs 26 lakh for selling electric motorcycles

The accused had lured the complainant by claiming that the market response for the said electric motorcycles

No longer fine to have child riding pillion without helmet

No longer fine to have child riding pillion without helmet

This rule has been in place since last week and will now be religiously enforced by the state transport department

Cops piece together mystery of body parts found in suitcase on Dec 2

Cops piece together mystery of body parts found in suitcase on Dec 2

Mumbai: Crime Branch police arrested two persons on Saturday, in connection with the murder of a 59-year-old man whose body parts had bee...Read More

Wrong no. for wine shop causes Jogeshwari man to lose Rs 1.53 lakh

Wrong no. for wine shop causes Jogeshwari man to lose Rs 1.53 lakh

Mumbai: In yet another instance of cheating by replacing the phone numbers in wine shop listings on internet search engines, a Jogeshwari...Read More

Cop helps runaway Delhi teen find way back home

Cop helps runaway Delhi teen find way back home

Mumbai: Thanks to a compassionate police inspector, a 17-year-old transgender who had run away from New Delhi, was reunited with his pare...Read More

Mom who flung baby from high-rise hid pregnancy from husband, mother

Mom who flung baby from high-rise hid pregnancy from husband, mother

She did not want a third child, as she suspected husband of infidelity; he was not providing for their two children either

Mumbai-Pune Expressway

For Mumbai traffic police, interceptor vehicles may be just what the doctor ordered

Mumbai: Revved by the success State Highway Police have had with interceptor vehicles on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Mumbai Traffic Polic...Read More

Navi Mumbai cops suspend over 4k driving licences for repeatedly breaking traffic rules

Navi Mumbai cops suspend over 4k driving licences for repeatedly breaking traffic rules

In 2015, the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety headed by Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan had issued specific instructions to all States a...Read More

Mumbai: No platform to complain against police, states report

Mumbai: No platform to complain against police, states report

Once the complaint is filed with the PCA, they will examine the complaint and within seven days, a designated officer of the PCA will pla...Read More

 sexually assault case

Alarming spike in rape, sexual assault cases, says NGO report

The report reveals an alarming increase in the number or crimes against women and children.

Mumbai: Man steals RJ’s phone, sends messages; held

Mumbai: Man steals RJ’s phone, sends messages; held

Police arrested the accused and have booked him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Maha cyber police warn WhatsApp users of malware

Maha cyber police warn WhatsApp users of malware

The advisory states that the malware exploits WA by triggering a stack-based buffer overflow in its memory.

Teen kills cousin by stabbing 25 times, held

Teen kills cousin by stabbing 25 times, held

Saha was arrested by the Saki Naka police and booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for murder and causing disappearanc...Read More

Caution is the keyword for those seeking jobs online: Police

Caution is the keyword for those seeking jobs online: Police

Mumbai: With technological advances faster than the blink of an eye, the internet has become netizens' best friend but it cannot be forgo...Read More

1 held in Bandra property fraud; search on for others

1 held in Bandra property fraud; search on for others

Mumbai: Bandra police arrested one person in a property fraud worth Rs4.11 crore, over a year after the case was registered. The accused ...Read More

Almost 17k food aggregator riders booked for violating traffic laws

Almost 17k food aggregator riders booked for violating traffic laws

Mumbai: In a special drive initiated by the Mumbai Traffic Police (MTP) in March this year, as many as 16,908 errant drivers employed by ...Read More

MBA professional held for creating fake social media profile, defaming woman

MBA professional held for creating fake social media profile, defaming woman

The arrested accused had met her through a matrimonial website, and when she rejected his proposal, he posted abusive comments about her.

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