Free Press Journal
  • Working over 45 hours a week may up diabetes risk in women

    Toronto: Clocking over 45 working hours in a week can increase the risk of diabetes in women, a study has found. The study, published in the journal BMJ Diabetes Research & Care, showed that no such heightened risk was found among women working 30 to 40 hours a week, prompting researchers to suggest that sticking to this total might help curb the risk of the disease.

  • Why do women quit working?

    When it comes to women’s participation in the workforce, India ranks the second lowest in the Group of 20 economies. Why the working opportunity is for women narrow to begin with, Vibha Singh enquires

  • Bombay High Court

    Bombay High Court voices concern over the misuse of maternity benefits by working women

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently voiced its concern over the ‘misuse’ of ‘maternity’ benefits by working women. The court observed that if women claim these benefits during the entire gestational period, then it would defeat the very purpose of the Maternity Benefits Act. A division bench of Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari and Justice Bharati Dangre was hearing a writ petition filed by Navi Mumbai-based Laxmi Yadav (35).

  • Women in high paying jobs drive Indian luxury industry

    New Delhi: Fashion conscious working women in the country are driving up the growth of India’s $9 billion worth luxury market and account for overall market share of about 15 per cent, according to a recent survey, according to IANS.

  • Women Who Inspire India: She walks, She leads

    So long as women’s achievements are countable, gender-equality is a myth.There is no need to tally numbers among equals. Gunjan Jain, in the book under review, has selected twenty-four of the star women of today and presented their lives, replete with their sacrifices, the hurdles they crossed and the battles they continue to fight.

  • Pregnant woman with doctor .

    60 pc of China’s career women say no to second child: report 

    Beijing: China’s new two child policy framed to tackle the deepening demographic crisis has evoked poor response with nearly 60 per cent of the working mothers in the world’s most populous nation saying they do not want to have a second child.

  • Investors rate women board members higher than men

    Berlin: Companies with women on their executive and supervisory boards are valued more highly by the stock markets, especially if they made it to the top without a gender quota, a new study has found.

  • Women define success as independence: Survey

    Beijing: Women’s priorities have changed with independence, positiveness and respect replacing the urge to find a life partner, according to a survey in China.

  • Why employees go to work even when ill

    London: High job demands, stress and insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work even when they are not well and are advised to rest, new research indicates. The study aims to improve understanding of the key causes of employees going to work when sick known as presenteeism and to help make bosses more aware of the existence of the growing phenomenon.

  • Women Leadership

    Mixed response to govt’s move to allow women in night shifts

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government’s decision to make changes in the Factories Act, 1948, that will allow women to work in night shifts in factories, has evoked a mixed response from different sections of society. The decision was taken yesterday at a meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.