Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan

Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan

Pranab covers Navi Mumbai for the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
A police officer with the seized sand boa snake. (HT)
A police officer with the seized sand boa snake. (HT)

2-crore sand boa seized in Navi Mumbai, 1 held

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:51 AM IST
A 40-year-old man from Bhiwandi was arrested by the police when he had come to sell a sand boa snake at Kharghar on Tuesday.
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A health certificate from the Borivali national park will be taken before releasing the crocodile.(Sourced)
A health certificate from the Borivali national park will be taken before releasing the crocodile.(Sourced)

Crocodile spotted behind NMMC headquarters rescued after 2-day-long operation

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The forest officials said that it’s a 6.43 feet female crocodile weighing 35.4 kg.
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The spot where the incident took place. (HT)
The spot where the incident took place. (HT)

Minor electrocuted at Airoli near Mumbai

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:29 AM IST
A boy, aged around 12, died of electrocution after the iron ladder he was playing with came in contact with a high-tension wire at Airoli on Monday morning.
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The Mumbai-Pune Expressway. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway. (HT FILE PHOTO)

One killed, two hurt in two accidents on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • For the second time in three days there has been a fatal accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
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The pile-up that left five people dead and five others injured on Mumbai-Pune expressway near Khopoli early on Tuesday. (HT photo)
The pile-up that left five people dead and five others injured on Mumbai-Pune expressway near Khopoli early on Tuesday. (HT photo)

Accident on Mumbai-Pune expressway leaves 5 dead, 5 injured

UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Among the deceased were veterinary medical officer of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Dr Vaibhav Jhunjhare, his mother Usha Jhunjhare, wife Vaishali Jhunjhare, and their minor daughter
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Vashi Toll Naka in Navi Mumbai. (Hindustan Times/File)
Vashi Toll Naka in Navi Mumbai. (Hindustan Times/File)

Mumbai: Traffic snarls near Vashi toll naka, commuters blame FASTag

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:02 AM IST
The Sion-Panvel highway has been witnessing traffic snarls near Vashi toll naka over the past few weeks
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Redevelopment work at Belapur fire station. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)
Redevelopment work at Belapur fire station. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)

Two fire stations in Navi Mumbai to be redeveloped

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 12:18 AM IST
While the building of Belapur fire station will be ready in three months, the construction of the Airoli building will be completed by early 2022, a senior officer said
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Representational image. (HT Archive)
Representational image. (HT Archive)

Maharashtra: Major fire breaks out at a chemical unit in Taloja

UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:50 PM IST
At least ten fire engines have been pressed into service; there is no information of casualties in the fire until now
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For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)
For representational purpose only. (HT FILE)

19-year-old raped by two inside a bus in Navi Mumbai, one arrested

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 12:37 AM IST
Police arrested one of the accused on Monday, while the second accused, who is the driver of the bus, is still at large.
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Vashi suicide: Woman may have killed son, say cops
Vashi suicide: Woman may have killed son, say cops

Vashi suicide: Woman may have killed son, say cops

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:15 AM IST
The 31-year-old woman from Chembur allegedly killed her one-year-old son and then died by suicide near Vashi creek bridge, on Thursday night, said GRP officers
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One of the concrete roads near Panvel station. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)
One of the concrete roads near Panvel station. (Bachchan Kumar/HT photo)

Three major roads around Panvel railway station concretised

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 12:13 AM IST
Panvel residents can now heave a sigh of relief as the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has concretised three major roads around the Panvel railway station
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Mumbai: Mother carrying 1-year-old’s body in bag dies by suicide in Vashi

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 11:38 PM IST
A 31-year-old woman from Chembur died by suicide near the Vashi creek bridge, on Thursday night
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An artist gives finishing touches to indicate Swachh Survekshan 2021 and create awareness of keeping the city clean. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)
An artist gives finishing touches to indicate Swachh Survekshan 2021 and create awareness of keeping the city clean. (Praful Gangurde/HT photo)

In race for cleanest city title, Navi Mumbai civic body puts up dustbins, works on feedback

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:20 AM IST
With Swachh Survekshan 2021 barely a few days away, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is now focussing more on the residents’ feedback section to win the title of the cleanest city in Maharashtra for the sixth consecutive year
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According to the police, Mumbra residents Deepali Vittumal, Muzammil Rauf, 22, and Yasmin Ansari, 22, had been for a picnic at Lonavala with four other people on Sunday. The accident took place when they were on their way back to Mumbra the next day.(HT FILE)
According to the police, Mumbra residents Deepali Vittumal, Muzammil Rauf, 22, and Yasmin Ansari, 22, had been for a picnic at Lonavala with four other people on Sunday. The accident took place when they were on their way back to Mumbra the next day.(HT FILE)

29-year-old killed, 2 others hurt as trailer hits auto on old Mumbai-Pune highway

UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 01:22 AM IST
Around 5am, as they were entering the Panvel area, the auto stopped at a gas station to refill its tank. The three were waiting along the highway outside the gas station when the trailer, which was coming from Pune, hit the three people
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According to the police, Farid Muhammad Shaikh and her husband Muhammad Shaikh, 29, were travelling on their two-wheeler when the incident occurred.(HT Photo)
According to the police, Farid Muhammad Shaikh and her husband Muhammad Shaikh, 29, were travelling on their two-wheeler when the incident occurred.(HT Photo)
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The girl’s body was found behind the school in the early hours of Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The girl’s body was found behind the school in the early hours of Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Traffic congestion started near Khalapur, Khopoli and some other places in Raigad.(HT)
Traffic congestion started near Khalapur, Khopoli and some other places in Raigad.(HT)

Long weekend leads to traffic snarls on Mumbai-Pune expressway

UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Residents left for nearby getaways such as Pune, Alibag, Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar to enjoy the holiday. Many others left for their native places in Raigad, Satara, Ratnagiri, among others
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Representational picture.
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The Karnala bird sanctuary is located along the Mumbai-Goa highway, around 10km away from Panvel city.(HT file photo)
The Karnala bird sanctuary is located along the Mumbai-Goa highway, around 10km away from Panvel city.(HT file photo)

103 bird species spotted at Karnala Bird Sanctuary near Mumbai

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The forest officials claimed that this was the first time a scientific bird counting with bird experts and scientists was conducted in the whole of Maharashtra
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Police checking motorists on New Year’s Eve last year in Nerul.(HT file photo)
Police checking motorists on New Year’s Eve last year in Nerul.(HT file photo)

NYE nears, Navi Mumbai police step up their vigil

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:00 PM IST
The Navi Mumbai police commissioner has warned people not to bring narcotics, firearms or any banned substance to the farmhouses, otherwise strict action will be taken
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The police had spotted Charles in the CCTV footage while purchasing the plastic bag. But their rented flat was locked.(Pic for representation)
The police had spotted Charles in the CCTV footage while purchasing the plastic bag. But their rented flat was locked.(Pic for representation)

Banker murdered for money, says Neral police

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Police had earlier claimed that the banker was killed in a fit of rage after he made an objectionable statement about the accused wife
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Visitors at Karnala bird sanctuary on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Visitors at Karnala bird sanctuary on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

More than 9K visit Karnala sanctuary since reopening

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:19 AM IST
The sanctuary, which saw close to 10,000 visitors per month before the pandemic, has now become the much sought-out destination due to its proximity to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Raigad
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33-year-old murdered, body chopped, dumped along railway tracks at Matheran

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:34 AM IST
According to the police, the victim, Sushil Kumar Sarnaik, a senior relationship manager at a private sector bank, was friends with the accused Charles Nadar and his 27-year-old wife, both residents of Neral.
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Sheikh has been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and Pocso Act.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sheikh has been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and Pocso Act.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Firecracker bizman held at Vashi

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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