Free Press Journal
  • Congress promises 50% quota for women, offers sops in UP manifesto

    Lucknow: In an effort to woo the women voters, the Congress in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls released here on Wednesday announced 50 per cent reservation for the fairer sex in urban and rural local bodies.

  • For the thrill of it!

    He is one of the most underrated actors in Bollywood, but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying a fabulous fan base. We caught up with Sanjay Suri, as his next big release is about to hit the marquee, writes Shubarna Mukerji Shu.

  • Selfie Le Le Re with SRK!

    We all know that Shah Rukh Khan is a charmer when it comes to interview; add a selfie to it and you have a wish granted. Karan Singh Chhabra, who will be seen in upcoming TV show Har Mard Ka Dard, recently had one of the most delightful moments of his life while interviewing the baadshah of Bollywood for his chat show Asian Variety Show. The show is telecast on Sony TV

  • Laksh Lawani is a student for life!

    Actor Laksh Lalwani, who is currently seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Pardes Mein Hai Na Dil, recently went to Pondicherry for an acting workshop. A source close to the actor tells FPJ, “Laksh started his acting career quite early so he believes in learning. He wants to improve and become better at his craft.”

  • ‘Proud’ Lady Gaga slams body shamers

    Singer-actress Lady Gaga has responded to her body shamers, saying she is proud of her body.  The “Born this way” hitmaker took to Instagram on Tuesday night to address the negative commentary regarding her appearance during her Super Bowl LI halftime performance on February 5, reports people.com.

  • What Pooja Hegde won’t miss!

    Pooja Hegde, who does not like skipping her workout, quite literally believes that the world is her gym! She was seen making time for a quick workout session in the woods of Ooty where she was shooting for an AD commercial. Dare we say it’s rubbed off from her Mohenjo Daro hero, the fitness-obsessed Hrithik Roshan?!

  • Rajat Barmecha is back in the game

    The actor, who was pursuing his passion for travelling post the success of Udaan, will soon be seen on the small screen with Girls in the City 2           

  • Ranbir Kapoor,Katrina Kaif are coming together for promotions of Jagga Jasoos

    Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are coming together… only for work purposes, of course! They struggled through their differences and managed to complete Anurag Basu’s long in the making Jagga Jasoos. And these ex-lovers will apparently hold their peace longer as they get together to promote their film. It has not been an amicable break-up for Katrina and Ranbir, who split over a year ago. Neither has really spoken to the media

  • Rajya Sabha passes Payment of Wages Bill

    New Delhi: The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which enables employers to pay wages through cheque or by crediting it to bank accounts, was passed by Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha too clearing it on Wednesday.

  • Cellphone, satellite data can map poverty

    London: In a first, anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data can be combined to create high resolution maps to measure poverty. The researchers from the University of Southampton and the Sweden-based Flowminder Foundation found that by combining mobile data and geospatial data from satellites, they were able to produce poverty predictions which are comparable with those made from traditional sources, but with significant advantages.

  • Why migraines are more common among women

    New York: Females are more vulnerable to certain stress-related and allergic diseases such as migraines because of distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system, says a study.

  • Brisk walk helps you block work frustrations reaching home

    New York: Besides keeping you physically fit, a brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home, says a study. “Research shows employees who are mistreated at work are likely to engage in similar behaviours at home,” said one of the researchers Shannon Taylor from University of Central Florida in the US.

  • Early menstruation ups risk of stroke

    Tokyo: Girls who start their periods at the age of 13 or younger may be nearly 1.8 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those who start at the age of 15, a study shows. These women are also more at risk for cerebral infarction, in which a section of brain tissue dies due to reduced blood flow and oxygen.

  • UP Polls: 1 dead, 5 hurt as BSP, SP supporters clash; 2 bodies found

    Lucknow: Campaign for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections turned violent with supporters of archrival SP and BSP indulging in a clash in Hathras district today in which one person was killed and five others were injured.

  • Physically demanding job may reduce a woman’s fertility

    New York: Women who lift heavy loads at work may be at risk of harming their fertility, with the effect appearing stronger among overweight and older women, according to a new study. The findings showed that women who reported moving or lifting heavy loads at work had 8.8 per cent fewer total eggs and 14.1 per cent fewer mature eggs compared with women who reported never lifting or moving heavy objects at work.