Pratip Acharya

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Pratip Acharya has been a reporter with The Free Press Journal since March 2019. He has reported stories from the ground for the paper’s coverage of the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. He currently reports on civic affairs and road transport in Mumbai. He began his career as a reporter in Kolkata in August 2014, and worked in the city till July 2016.

Stories By Pratip Acharya

To tackle waterlogging, BMC to remodel and repair old stormwater drains at Hindmata

To tackle waterlogging, BMC to remodel and repair old stormwater drains at Hindmata

In an attempt to tackle the flooding problem across the low lying areas of the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be...Read More

BEST to propose names of 34000 employees for vaccination

BEST to propose names of 34000 employees for vaccination

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking administration will be proposing the names of all the 34,000 employe...Read More

MSRTC drivers who have served for 25 years without accident in record to receive special grant of Rs 25,000

MSRTC drivers who have served for 25 years without accident in record to receive special grant of Rs 25,000

Year after MSRTC employee dies in lift accident, two technicians booked for negligence

BMC biodiversity panel meets for the first time on Monday

BMC biodiversity panel meets for the first time on Monday

BMC to form first-ever biodiversity committee

Travel and hospitality sector appeals for promotion of local tourism

Travel and hospitality sector appeals for promotion of local tourism

In an attempt to revive the tourism and hospitality sector, stakeholders in the industry have appealed to the central government to encou...Read More

Covid vaccination in Mumbai: Proud moment for beneficiaries

Covid vaccination in Mumbai: Proud moment for beneficiaries

The COVID warriors say they are extremely confident of the vaccine being safe as they are aware of the clinical trials

A medic prepares to inoculate a colleague at Rajawadi Hospital, Mumbai on Saturday

Vaccination in Mumbai: A moment of great joy for healthcare workers

As the mass inoculation drive kickstarted across the nation on Saturday, the healthcare workers (HCWs) breathed a sigh of relief. As for ...Read More

Angels of Mumbai: The 'Catwoman' who feeds strays with a hope to bring change

Angels of Mumbai: The 'Catwoman' who feeds strays with a hope to bring change

A Pali Hill resident, Mordecai who once fed a cat out of sympathy, is now speaking about and spreading awareness regarding animal rights.

Corporators against cut in gardens’ allocation

Corporators against cut in gardens’ allocation

More than 80% funds allotted by BMC for garden development works remain unused due to lockdown

Commuters rush to board a BEST bus amidst the lockdown.

BEST committee slams management for salary payment in cash and coins

Mumbai: BEST Committee gives nod to buy 37 buses for women commuters

BMC received 844 bird flu complaint calls in the past ten days

BMC received 844 bird flu complaint calls in the past ten days

After two positive bird flu cases were reported on Monday, BMC asked Mumbaikars to inform the civic body's disaster cell '1916' if they s...Read More

Civic body officials urge residents to start composting of waste at source

Civic body officials urge residents to start composting of waste at source

During the lockdown, many societies had set up their own infrastructure for segregating and composting wastes

G North ward records slight spike in daily COVID cases

G North ward records slight spike in daily COVID cases

This ward reports 187 positive cases in the past one week

BMC Standing Committee adjourned 
over vax drive transparency row

BMC Standing Committee adjourned over vax drive transparency row

The BMC Standing Committee was adjourned onWednesday, after committee members unanimously staged a walk-out as a sign of protest against ...Read More

Opposition questions BMC's decision of distributing masks to students

Opposition questions BMC's decision of distributing masks to students

The leaders of opposition parties in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have raised questions on the civic body's decision of d...Read More

A Lord Ganesh idol at a Borivali workshop

Lord Ganesh idols: Union ministry defers ban on PoPs once again

The ministry of environment and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Tuesday for the second time, has deferred the ban on Plaster of...Read More

BMC acquires environmental clearance to axe 800 trees to build multi speciality hospital in Kandivali

BMC acquires environmental clearance to axe 800 trees to build multi speciality hospital in Kandivali

BMC approves felling of over 1,200 trees to make way for infra projects

Bird Flu in Mumbai: Chicken prices fall, restaurant owners fear another season of loss

Bird Flu in Mumbai: Chicken prices fall, restaurant owners fear another season of loss

Amid the prevailing fear of the Brid Flu, the prices of poultry products across the state have started to fall in parts of Mumbai. Seller...Read More

CSMT, Mumbai

Mumbai: Heritage precincts, key island city spots to get a facelift

Mumbai: The heritage precincts of Mumbai and some prominent areas of the island city are set to get a facelift this year. At a meeting be...Read More

BMC withdraws special allowance of employees

BMC withdraws special allowance of employees

The sudden discontinuation of the allowance left the civic workers upset

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