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

Caught on BEST foot: Undertaking dips into its Remdesivir stock for 7 staffers

Caught on BEST foot: Undertaking dips into its Remdesivir stock for 7 staffers

The undertaking had already ordered 110 vials of the drug, of which an initial consignment of 42 had arrived

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Autos to keep passenger logs  

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Autos to keep passenger logs  

You will have to enter your info in a book at the time of boarding

Mumbai: In Maximum City, you can now get an e-ticket to travel by BEST

Mumbai: In Maximum City, you can now get an e-ticket to travel by BEST

BEST goes digital, launches cashless payment system

Mumbai: Wall of apathy yet to collapse; One year on, those injured in Malad wall fall yet to get relief

Mumbai: Wall of apathy yet to collapse; One year on, those injured in Malad wall fall yet to get relief

The memories of the intervening night of July 1 and 2, 2019, remain fresh in the minds of the residents of Pimpripada and Ambedkar Nagar ...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Staggered office hours is the way forward, feel experts and office-goers

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Staggered office hours is the way forward, feel experts and office-goers

"The number of people travelling in a local train rake during peak hours varies from 2,000 to 6,000. If we stagger the timings by increas...Read More

Lockdown 6.0: With no access to BEST buses and trains, private firm staffers are on their own

Lockdown 6.0: With no access to BEST buses and trains, private firm staffers are on their own

In many cases, employees have struck a deal with local cabbies to arrive at a transport solution

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Abundant caution is the mantra for housing societies at Malad, Dindoshi

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Abundant caution is the mantra for housing societies at Malad, Dindoshi

Most of the societies have procured pulse oximeters to monitor the health condition of their residents

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Easing of lockdown proves unsafe for P-North ward

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Easing of lockdown proves unsafe for P-North ward

P-North ward has 2805 active cases and 4486 total positive cases till date with a growth rate of 3.4 per cent while the average growth ra...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 500 frontline workers of BEST recover from COVID-19

Coronavirus in Mumbai: 500 frontline workers of BEST recover from COVID-19

BEST has 160 active cases presently and 660 cases in total, of the 160 patients, 87 are in serious condition while the rest are asymptoma...Read More

Mission Begin Again: Taxi-autorickshaw unions urge Maharashtra govt to allow them to operate normally

Mission Begin Again: Taxi-autorickshaw unions urge Maharashtra govt to allow them to operate normally

As per the govt notification, only those involved in essential services or have a medical emergency are allowed to board a taxi or autori...Read More

COVID-19 Fallout: 'Work from home', the new normal in corporate firms

COVID-19 Fallout: 'Work from home', the new normal in corporate firms

As time progressed, it appears, the work from home mechanism, has tend to become the new normal, as most of industries especially in the ...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: BEST acquires 100 vials of Remdisivir for its frontline workers

Coronavirus in Mumbai: BEST acquires 100 vials of Remdisivir for its frontline workers

At present, BEST has 150 active cases, 460 patients have already been discharged and the recovery rate has shot up to a healthy 75 per cent

As Maharashtra govt allows gyms to resume business, fitness centres have worked out new rules

As Maharashtra govt allows gyms to resume business, fitness centres have worked out new rules

Gym-owners had been planning to resume business from July 1, as various apex bodies, representing workers of the fitness industry, were i...Read More

Mumbai: Autorickshaw and kaali peeli taxi fares likely to go up by Rs 2 once lockdown is lifted

Mumbai: Autorickshaw and kaali peeli taxi fares likely to go up by Rs 2 once lockdown is lifted

Minimum increase in the base fare for autos will likely go up by Rs 2

Electronic stores back in business

Electronic stores back in business

With Mumbai limping back to normalcy, shops have started to reopen and businesses have started to resume. Most of the electronic retailer...Read More

Lalbaugh market shut for five days.

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Lalbaugh market to remain shut for five days after 7 nearby residents test positive for COVID-19

Within two days, seven people were tested positive of COVID-19 who were nearby residents and lived in close proximity of the market. Out ...Read More

Congress corporator requests BMC to hold off revision of property tax rate

Congress corporator requests BMC to hold off revision of property tax rate

As per the MMC Act amendment, the civic body fixes the property tax rate every five years, following which it increases a percentage of t...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: In HW ward, ALMs, BMC to conduct aggressive testing to contain spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus in Mumbai: In HW ward, ALMs, BMC to conduct aggressive testing to contain spread of COVID-19

There has been a spike in the new COVID-19 cases at the HW award, wherein noticeably it has been found that the new cases have spiralled ...Read More

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

Mumbai: Congress corporator requests BMC to hold off on revision of property tax rate

Rates were last revised for the period 2015-2020

After 200% spike in cases, K East forced to enforce strict lockdown

After 200% spike in cases, K East forced to enforce strict lockdown

At present, K-E has 2,591 active cases, the highest in the city. In the last week of May, the ward had close to 1,800 cases, which means ...Read More

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