Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.

Enlightening moment: Amitabh Bachchan on meeting Michael Bloomberg
Enlightening moment: Amitabh Bachchan on meeting Michael Bloomberg

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says a meeting with New York City's former mayor Michael Bloomberg has “enlightened” him and made him a “wiser” man.

Will work with Bloomberg to advance 'Smart Cities' initiative, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday termed his meeting with former New York City mayor as very productive, adding that the two leaders would work together to take forward the 'Smart Cities' initiative.

UN envoy Bloomberg meets Naidu, to help India in 'Smart City' project

Ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various urban development issues including the 'Smart City' project.

Texas woman sentenced to 18 years for threatening Obama

A 35-year-old woman was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending poisonous ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York City imposes strict e-cigarette ban

A ban on electronic cigarettes went into effect Tuesday in New York restaurants, bars, parks, beaches and other public places.

Bloomberg named UN Chief`s special envoy for climate change

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first special envoy for cities and climate change.

De Blasio sworn in as New York mayor, succeeding Bloomberg

Bill de Blasio was formally inaugurated as New York City`s 109th mayor on Wednesday at a City Hall ceremony where he promised to take "dead aim" at closing the affordability gap he has decried as New York`s tale of two cities.

New York City Council votes to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

The New York City Council voted to add electronic cigarettes to the city`s strict smoking ban on Thursday, in what could be the latest of many anti-tobacco measures put in place by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York ends Bloomberg era, elects liberal de Blasio as mayor

Voters in New York picked Bill de Blasio to be the city`s first Democratic mayor in a generation, in one of a handful of elections seen as having considerable national importance.

New York reports biggest ever haul of illegal guns

More than 200 firearms, from .22 caliber pistols to a submachine gun, have been seized in what New York called the biggest seizure of illegal guns in the city`s history.

Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Reports

A woman who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested.

FBI intercepts ricin-laced letter sent to Obama

A letter laced with poisonous substance ricin, sent to US President Barack Obama, has been intercepted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Poison found in two letters sent to NY mayor

Two threatening letters sent last week to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained the poison ricin, the city`s police department announced Wednesday.

NYC mayor announces USD 12 mn gun control ad campaign

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new USD 12 million television ad campaign that will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.

Military-type drones with face recognition soon in NYC

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that military-style drones will soon be patrolling the skies above the city.

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg to donate USD 100 m to fight polio

Inspired by India`s success in eradicating polio, New York Mayor and business magnate Michael Bloomberg today pledged to donate USD 100 million to fund the global campaign against the debilitating disease in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan.

NYC mayor tops $1 billion in gifts to Johns Hopkins University

The USD 350 million commitment is the largest ever to the Baltimore-based university, Johns Hopkins said in a statement.

Armed guards at school will create more violent America: NY Mayor

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lashed out at the US National Rifle Association`s suggestion saying such a move will create a "more dangerous and violent" America.

New York to begin gas rationing after Sandy

Beginning on Friday morning, drivers with license plates ending in an even number can buy gas only on even-numbered days.