Priyanka Navalkar

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

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Navi Mumbai police likely to buy a drone detection gun

Mumbai: Navi Mumbai police is likely to buy a drone detection gun, which can detect and also disable the drone infiltrating the city limi...Read More

Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar gets Shiv Sena ticket, Uddhav Thackeray backs rebel sitting MLA

Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar gets Shiv Sena ticket, Uddhav Thackeray backs rebel sitting MLA

Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar will be contesting the assembly election from Bandra East, a Shiv Sena bastion, given that Ma...Read More

Traffic police likely to widen scope of CCTV surveillance

Traffic police likely to widen scope of CCTV surveillance

Mumbai: The Mumbai Traffic Police are likely to get an extra set of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras with automatic number plate ...Read More

Constituency Profile: Bandra West; Direct fight between BJP & Congress

Constituency Profile: Bandra West; Direct fight between BJP & Congress

Mumbai: The Bandra West constituency, which was once a stronghold of Indian National Congress (INC), owing to the presence of minority po...Read More

Police reimpose Section 144 in Aarey, to remain till Tuesday morning

Police reimpose Section 144 in Aarey, to remain till Tuesday morning

Mumbai: Hours after relaxing the prohibitory orders imposed in Aarey Colony and its surrounding areas on October 6, the regulations were ...Read More

Battleground Aarey: Stand-off between police, activists; 29 arrested, hundreds detained

Battleground Aarey: Stand-off between police, activists; 29 arrested, hundreds detained

Over 1,000 trees at Aarey Colony axed; High Court refuses stay on cutting of trees in green lung of city

Aarey: Lockdown results in traffic snarl, locals inconvenienced

Aarey: Lockdown results in traffic snarl, locals inconvenienced

Mumbai: The deployment of over 200 police personnel and nakabandi caused a traffic jam near the entrance to Aarey Colony on the Western E...Read More

Vashi man recants, says not gang-raped

Vashi man recants, says not gang-raped

No arrests were made in the case and police said the injuries on the survivor were self-inflicted ones. After his cover-up story of the s...Read More

Vashi sodomy: An experiment that went wrong?

Vashi sodomy: An experiment that went wrong?

Police investigations are allegedly pointing towards the fact that the 36-year-old man had cooked up the story of gang-rape after a sexua...Read More

PMC bank

PMC BANK SCAM: Contractor broke, business comes to halt

Mumbai: A construction company contractor, Ravindra Kadam, finds himself in a soup after Rs 1.60crore of his funds are stuck in the Kanju...Read More

Running from pillar to post: Retired policeman demands justice

Running from pillar to post: Retired policeman demands justice

Suryakant Chavan (59), who was attached to the technical unit of Mumbai police, had deposited all his life savings and money kept aside f...Read More

Stabbing, suicide case in Kurar: Youth booked for stabbing girl, killing self

Stabbing, suicide case in Kurar: Youth booked for stabbing girl, killing self

Mumbai: A day after a 24-year-old youth jumped off the 10th floor of a building at Malad (E) after allegedly stabbing his 17-year-old gir...Read More

Grandma throws toddler from 6th floor over grudges

Grandma throws toddler from 6th floor over grudges

Police said the arrested accused, Rukhsana Ansari, was fed up with daily arguments between her daughter’s son and Jiya. She has been book...Read More

Vashi sodomy probe further intensifies

Vashi sodomy probe further intensifies

Surprisingly, coconut shells and mattress cotton was removed from the survivor’s anus through a medical procedure and police believe this...Read More

Man held for groping minor on building staircase

Man held for groping minor on building staircase

Mumbai: Meghwadi Police have arrested Manoj Todankar (24) for groping a 12-year-old minor girl on the residential building's staircase. T...Read More

Bumper to bumper traffic near Atria Mall and Worli Naka

Slowdown in need to speed but number of helmetless riders doubles: Report

Mumbai: According to a recent report published by the Mumbai Traffic Police (MTP) in collaboration with the Bloomberg Philanthropies Init...Read More

Vashi man's gangrape: Police apathy arouses citizens' ire

Vashi man's gangrape: Police apathy arouses citizens' ire

Mumbai: Navi Mumbai Police are at the receiving end of citizens' wrath in the aftermath of a 36-year-old man's gangrape by five drug addi...Read More

Road fatalities decline by 22%; most deaths caused by men

Road fatalities decline by 22%; most deaths caused by men

Living in a country where female drivers are labelled as “callous” and “unsafe”, the data released by BIGRS reveals that male drivers wer...Read More

Special state cyber cell to monitor social media during assembly poll

Special state cyber cell to monitor social media during assembly poll

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cyber Cell has teamed up with the Election Commission (EC) and set up a cyber m​onitoring and trolling cell to ke...Read More

Sting-op: Collegians, auto drivers are biggest drug users

Sting-op: Collegians, auto drivers are biggest drug users

In a bid to put a stop on the drug trade, police have been keeping an eye on deserted factories, which are usually used as meeting points.

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