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  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma richest Asian: Survey 5 days ago

    Beijing: Jack Ma, the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, has been ranked as Asia's richest person by a Bloomberg survey published on Friday. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the 50-year-old Ma, with a net worth of $28.6 billion, surpassed Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong property and ports tycoon,...
  • Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains like bloombergfail.com November 5, 2014

    New York: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The move came a day after reports that two law firms working for Bloomberg had purchased about 400 such...
  • US: People pay tribute at ground zero on 9/11 anniversary September 11, 2013

    September 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early on Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly...
  • Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Authorities June 8, 2013

    Dallas: A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricintainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for orchestrating the scheme herself, a law enforcement official said on Friday. It was not immediately clear what charges would be filed against...
  • Letter to Obama intercepted, similar to ricinlaced letter to NY Mayor May 31, 2013

    Washington: Authorities intercepted a threatening letter addressed to US President Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said on Thursday. Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained a...
  • US: Suspicious letter sent to White House May 30, 2013

    Washington: A suspicious letter similar to the one sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted at the White House mail room, a media report said Thursday. Citing a report by CBS News, Xinhua said authorities intercepted the letter addressed to President Barack Obama that may have been contaminated...
  • Threatening letters sent to NY mayor may contain ricin: Police May 30, 2013

    New York: Two anonymous letters addressed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin, and referenced the debate on gun laws, police said on Wednesday. The New York Police Department said initial tests on the two letters, opened...
  • NYC to sift Ground Zero debris for more 9/11 victim remains April 1, 2013

    New York: New York City will on Monday begin the mammoth task of sifting through the debris of buildings on the World Trade Center site to find more remains of the 9/11 terrorist attack victims that will allow more number of them to be identified. According to an NBC report,...
  • NYC mayor announces $ 12 mn gun control ad campaign March 24, 2013

    New York: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new $12mn television ad campaign that will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks. Bloomberg, one of the most prominent gun control proponents in the country, announced the ad campaign by Mayors Against...
  • New York mayor heard admiring woman's behind January 30, 2013

    Washington: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked onlookers when he openly admired a woman's derriere, saying "Look at the a** on her", a media report said on Tuesday. An author who was introducing himself to the politician said Bloomberg ignored them while looking at the woman, the Daily Mail reported. Writer Jonathan...
  • Mukesh Ambani 18th richest man in the world: Index January 3, 2013

    Houston: Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani is the 18th richest person in the world with a personal wealth of $24.7 billion in 2012, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals. Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim remained the world's richest person holding a...
  • Armed guards will create violent America: Mayor December 22, 2012

    New York: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lashed out at the US National Rifle Association's suggestion that armed guards should be stationed at schools to prevent shooting incidents, saying such a move will create a "more dangerous and violent" America where "no place is safe." Bloomberg, who has long advocated...
  • New York Mayor, Starbucks CEO endorse Obama November 2, 2012

    Washington: In a surprise development, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed US President Barack Obama who is seeking reelection. Obama is pitched against Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, for the November 6 elections; which according to political analysts is a very close race. In such a scenario an endorsement...
  • Sikhs in NYPD be allowed turban, beard: NYC Mayor told August 13, 2012

    New York: In the wake of a deadly attack at a Wisconsin Gurudwara, the New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been asked to allow Sikhs to wear turban and sport a beard in the New York Police Department (NYPD). "In the wake of the Wisconsin killings, which have shocked...
  • Bloomberg sites blocked in China days after Xi family wealth story July 4, 2012

    Beijing: Bloomberg's news websites remained blocked in China five days after it issued a story about the finances of the extended family of the country's vice president, highlighting how Beijing is trying to shape public opinion ahead of a leadership transition. Bloomberg said it believes its Englishlanguage website and its Business...
  • China blocks Bloomberg site after report on leader June 29, 2012

    Beijing: China blocked access to Bloomberg's website on the mainland after the business and financial news agency published a report Friday detailing the multimilliondollar assets of relatives of the man set to become the country's next president. The report says that the extended family of Vice President Xi Jinping holds interests...
  • New York moves to ban 'supersized' sodas June 1, 2012

    New York: Want to supersize that soda? Sorry, but in New York City you could be out of luck. In his latest effort to fight obesity in this era of Big Gulps and triple bacon cheeseburgers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing an unprecedented ban on large servings of soda and...
  • US police evict antiWall Street protesters November 15, 2011

    New York: Police wearing helmets and carrying shields evicted protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement early on Tuesday from the park in New York City's financial district where they have camped since September. Police spokesman Paul Browne said that about 70 protesters were arrested in Zuccotti Park during the nighttime...
  • 9/11 memorial: Obama quotes from the Bible September 11, 2011

    On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama read a passage from the Bible....
  • Terror threat against NY credible but not confirmed September 9, 2011

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that terrorists may be planning attacks in the coming days in US. ...
  • US: Hurricane Irene hits North Carolina August 27, 2011

    North Carolina: Hurricane Irene howled ashore in North Carolina on Saturday on a path that triggered evacuations in New York and threatened the densely populated East Coast with flooding and power outages. New York City ordered unprecedented evacuations and transit shutdowns as states from the Carolinas to Maine declared emergencies due...
  • Hurricane Irene: NY orders mandatory evacuation August 26, 2011

    New York: Authorities in New York City ordered mandatory evacuation of all lowlying areas before Hurricane Irene hits, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday. Bloomberg told a press conference that the evacuation estimated at more than 250,000 people could begin when shelters open at 4 pm. "We've never done a...
  • Krittika Biswas seeks Hillary Clinton's help June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The diplomatic row over mistreatment of an Indian diplomat's daughter has reached US Secreatry of State Hillary Clinton. Krittika Biswas' lawyer Ravi Batra has written a letter to Clinton saying that there was violation of diplomatic privilege granted to the Indian Consul General Debashish Biswas' family. The letter also...
  • India to back Krittika's lawsuit against NYC May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas's daughter Krittika has sued the City of new york for 1.5 million dollars for wrongful arrest. Krittika, 18, was arrested for sending obscene emails to her teachers. The charges were later dropped and she was released. Krittika Biswas's ordeal may have been life changing...
  • No immunity for Indian girl who sued NYC: US May 26, 2011

    New York: The United States has played down a lawsuit filed by Krittika Biswas, the 18yearold daughter of Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas in the US, who slapped a case against New York City and sued mayor Michael Bloomberg for $1.5 million for wrongful arrest. The US State Department, citing the rule...
  • Google talking to DOJ on books settlement: report September 17, 2009

    San Fransisco/Washington: Google Inc and a group of authors and publishers are in talks with the US Justice Department about possibly modifying an agreement struck on last October to publish millions of books online, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The settlement involved Google paying $125 million to create a Book Rights...
  • Smoking Buddha losing Kolkata international aid September 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Shocking as it may sound, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya's smoking habits are making state capital Kolkata lose out on "millions of dollars" in international funds to fight the tobacco menace. "I myself formulated two applications on behalf of Kolkata to fund the city to curb tobacco consumption...
  • When plane crashed into her NY home October 13, 2006

    New York: A woman fled with her housekeeper from the apartment hit by New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle's plane, followed by flames that scorched her back and legs, a relative said on Friday. "She was in the same room that the nose of the plane hit," said Marc Benhuri, the...
  • There is insecurity in the NY air October 12, 2006

    New York: A plane slams into a New York highrise killing a New York Yankees pitcher. It happened five years after 9/11, but why was a plane able to hit New York again? Imagine if the crash had not been an accident, but a deliberate terror attack on a high...
  • NY plane crash: Eyewitness accounts October 12, 2006

    New Delhi: The plane crash into a Manhattan skyrise brought fears of 9/11 rushing back into the minds of the eyewitnesses. While US authorities ruled the possibility of the incident being a terrorist attack, panic and chaos was palpable on NY streets. "We at Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) typically...