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

Blaze at city mall; 300 evacuated

Blaze at city mall; 300 evacuated

Fire-fighting operations continue at the Orchid City Centre Mall, Nagpada, more than 24 hours after a blaze erupted there around 9pm on T...Read More

History repeats as fire engulfs City Centre, Nagpada

History repeats as fire engulfs City Centre, Nagpada

Most of the shops in the mall are from Crawford Market and were shifted after a fire erupted and damaged them a decade ago

COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC ups safety net as 18% citizens still carry virus

COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC ups safety net as 18% citizens still carry virus

Even as the doubling period of COVID-19 surpassed the 100-day mark for the first time and its growth rate reduced to 0.69 per cent, Briha...Read More

BEST to roll out more buses during peak hours

BEST to roll out more buses during peak hours

With female passengers permitted to board local trains on Wednesday, the load on BrihanMumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) bus...Read More

Flush the Virus: Mumbai-based NGO's unique drive to keep Covid at bay

Flush the Virus: Mumbai-based NGO's unique drive to keep Covid at bay

During the months of May and June, members of Triratna Prerana Mandal (TPM) started the campaign which aimed at carrying out cleaning wor...Read More

Mumbai’s COVID-19 doubling rate breaches 100-day mark

Mumbai’s COVID-19 doubling rate breaches 100-day mark

The doubling period of Mumbai crossed the 100-day mark on Wednesday for the first time since the pandemic broke out. The overall average ...Read More

Coronavirus in Mumbai: BMC sets up strict policies for public ahead of Dussehra and Diwali festival

Coronavirus in Mumbai: BMC sets up strict policies for public ahead of Dussehra and Diwali festival

With festivals round the corner the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has rolled out strict guidelines for the market areas of the...Read More

Best and worst performing corporators hail from BJP, reveals Praja Foundation report

Best and worst performing corporators hail from BJP, reveals Praja Foundation report

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have emerged as the best and worst performing co...Read More

BEST bus hits traffic signal in Chembur after driver suffers heart attack

BEST bus hits traffic signal in Chembur after driver suffers heart attack

A single decker midi bus of the BrihanMumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking rammed into a traffic signal post on Tue...Read More

Mumbai: BEST bus driver suffers heart attack while driving, hits traffic signal post

Mumbai: BEST bus driver suffers heart attack while driving, hits traffic signal post

A single-decker bus of the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking had hurled over a traffic signal post on Tues...Read More

Mumbai Metro on track but no relief for BEST commuters

Mumbai Metro on track but no relief for BEST commuters

Metro rolls out after 7 months; BEST’s daily ridership figure to touch 22 lakh by Oct-end

Forest department to raise a wall in Aarey Colony plots leaving tribals in dilemma

Forest department to raise a wall in Aarey Colony plots leaving tribals in dilemma

They fear their agricultural land will become inaccessible to them

Mumbai: Three cheers for three BMC wards

Mumbai: Three cheers for three BMC wards

Have low infection rates & doubling periods of 100+ days

Mumbai: Gas leak fear grips eastern suburbs

Mumbai: Gas leak fear grips eastern suburbs

On Saturday afternoon, residents of several areas in the eastern suburbs of the city, such as Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Bhandup an...Read More

Mumbai: 10 trees bite the dust in Aarey

Mumbai: 10 trees bite the dust in Aarey

Old tendered work on building wall for zoo in Aarey sparks controversy, after AAP objects; Aaditya nips row in bud, asks authorities to i...Read More

Aarey: Local Adivasis miffed as forest officials carry out tree cutting

Aarey: Local Adivasis miffed as forest officials carry out tree cutting

The Adivasis and indigenous peoples in the Aarey forest were taken aback on Friday morning, after they heard sounds of JCB machines and t...Read More

Bhandup building crash: Residents await NOC from Salt department for 5 years, BMC yet to conduct a structural audit

Bhandup building crash: Residents await NOC from Salt department for 5 years, BMC yet to conduct a structural audit

Local BJP Corporator, Sarika Pawar stated that in the constituency most of the residential buildings are built on the lands of the Salt d...Read More

Power theft in Mumbai: BEST collects Rs 17.26 crore fine in 2 years

Power theft in Mumbai: BEST collects Rs 17.26 crore fine in 2 years

The BEST Undertaking has collected Rs 17.26 crore fine in the last two years for electricity theft and meter tampering. During the FY 201...Read More

In each BMC ward, more than 100 teams of ASHA workers are deployed and each team
comprises of three members

Coronavirus in Mumbai: Many wary of BMC’s COVID-19 foot soldiers

BMC workers face resistance from housing societies and residents during door-to-door visits; Many fear of contracting virus infection fro...Read More

Mumbai: Environmentalists write to Fadnavis, seek public debate on Aarey matter

Mumbai: Environmentalists write to Fadnavis, seek public debate on Aarey matter

Earlier on Monday, at an online webinar, environmentalist Priya Mishra questioned Fadnavis's claim of carrying out civil works worth Rs 4...Read More

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