Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times (2018-2020)

Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times (2018-2020)

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28 December 2020
Washington Report: 28 December 2020
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest on the recent explosion of a recreational vehicle in downtown Nashville at dawn on Christmas Day, Britain’s departure from the European Union, US President Donald Trump unhappiness with the US$2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, which provides $892 billion in badly needed coronavirus relief, and more.

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21 December 2020
Washington Report: 21 December 2020
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on US President-elect Joe Biden's environmental team, his promise to nominate a teacher for Education Secretary, and how the US plans to tackle the challenges of scaling up manufacturing, distribution and vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans, and more.

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14 December 2020
Washington Report: 14 December 2020
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest rejection of an unprecedented attempt to throw out election results in four battleground states by the US Supreme Court, violence in the streets of Washington DC, the likelihood of President Trump dismissing Attorney General William Barr, and more.

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7 December 2020
Washington Report: 07 December 2020
Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times US Bureau Chief breaks down the latest of US President Donald Trump first rally since losing the US presidential election in Georgia, the termination of five exchange programs with China by the US State Department, and President-elect Joe Biden choice of posts of attorney general or secretary of defence.

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23 November 2020
Washington Report: 23 November 2020
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest in the US, with US President Trump still failing to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, two weeks after the election outcome was called. But with his legal challenges being thrown out, how long is it until his administration accept the election result? Plus, how President Trump's actions at the virtual G20 summit highlight his interest in tackling the pandemic.

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16 November 2020
Washington Report: 16 November 2020
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest of President Trump's dispute on the US election result, the denial of Trump's legal cases against President-Elect Joe Biden, the Democrats with a weakened House majority in the Senate, and more.

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9 November 2020
Washington Report: Joe Biden announced as the 46th President of the United States
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest of the reaction to the US election win for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who President-elect Joe Biden's might choose in his cabinet, Donald Trump's claim to legally challenge all "recent Biden-claimed states", and more.

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7 November 2020
Weekends: Nirmal Ghosh on the latest from Washington DC and around the US
Glenn van Zutphen and award-winning author Neil Humphreys are joined by Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times to talk about the US Elections, the latest from Washington DC and around the US.

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6 November 2020
Surprises From the US Elections
On Prime Time, Howie Lim spoke to Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times for more insights on this week’s biggest headline: the US Presidential election 2020.

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5 November 2020
Washington Report: US Election Special
It's one for the history books - A US election, in a global pandemic, with no outcome the day after the country cast its votes, and both US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden claiming victory. The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on the latest on the ground in Washington.

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2 November 2020
Washington Report: Biden retains his lead in the polls, days for US election
Americans have just two days left to cast their vote in what is being described as the most important presidential election in the country's modern history. The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh shares what the candidates' message has been on the campaign blitz in important swing states. Plus, in a series of polls released on Sunday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden's lead over President Trump is holding steady nationally, but, could we see another shock Trump victory like in 2016?

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26 October 2020
Washington Report: Record number of early election voters & US Covid-19 cases
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis of the second and final debates between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the possibility of the Republicans losing the Senate, a sudden surge of new coronavirus cases in the US, and more.

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19 October 2020
Washington Report: 19 October 2020
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest of the Senate's vote on a $500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill, recently published emails that purport to detail the business dealings of Joe Biden's son in Ukraine and China, connecting to an ongoing Russian disinformation effort targeting Biden’s campaign, and more.

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12 October 2020
Washington Report: President Trump declares he's "immune" from Covid-19
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis of US President Trump's plans to resume his campaign travel after claiming he is "immune" from Covid-19, how the Trump campaign might prevent rallies from becoming super-spreader events and why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has thrown her weight behind a new bill to give Congress a role in determining whether the President of the United States must be forced out of office because he's incapable of doing his job.

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5 October 2020
Washington Report: President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis. What does it mean for America?
In this week's Washington Report, The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest on US President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis, conflicting messages from the Trump team with regards to the health status of the President, when he first contracted the virus and what this might mean for the upcoming US election.

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17 Jun 2019
US Updates: 17 June 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives the latest updates on Trump's re-election campaign, Trump cancelling Vice President Mike Pence's criticising China’s human rights record and the latest on US and Iran relations.

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13 May 2019
US Updates: 13 May 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh discusses the recent headlines from the US such as the increased tariffs on Chinese goods, as well as President Trump's latest tweets regarding the 2020 elections and his rival democrats.

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6 May 2019
US Updates: 6 May 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh discusses headlines regarding US President Donald Trump raising tariffs amidst trade talks with China, as well as his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's latest missile drill.

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29 Apr 2019
US Updates: 29 April 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh shares more about the latest headlines from the US, such as President Trump speaking out against immigration laws and Joe Biden's Presidential campaign.

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22 Apr 2019
US Updates: 22 April 2019
Over the Easter weekend, a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was released. Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his take on the latest headlines from the US.

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15 Apr 2019
US Updates: 15 April 2019
It’s been another headline grabbing week over in the US. Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh shares more about Trump's tax deadline, a congresswoman's criticisms and a potential third US - North Korea summit.

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8 Apr 2019
US Updates: 8 April 2019
It's been announced that Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security is leaving the Trump administration. Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives the latest updates.

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1 Apr 2019
US Updates: 1 April 2018
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh walks through the latest updates from the US, including confusion within the Trump administration and the debate between Republicans and Democrats that the climate change issue is for "elites".

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18 Mar 2019
US Updates: 18 March 2019
Nirmal Ghosh, Straits Times US Bureau Chief walks us through the latest US news, including President Trump's reaction to the shooting in New Zealand, the wall border funding and US-China talks.

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11 Feb 2019
Will There Be A US Government Shutdown Again?
As deadline to a new budget deal for border security is getting close, will US lawmakers finally agree on a deal and avoid another government shutdown? And as South Korea signs a new pact with the US to keep troops on its soil, how will that affect the upcoming Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam? Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh tells us more

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4 Feb 2019
US Updates: 4 February 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief in Washington, Nirmal Ghosh shares the latest updates from the US, including; President Trump's State of the Union address, the possibility of a US-China trade deal, and who is running for President in 2020.

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28 Jan 2019
US Updates: 28 January 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh shares the latest from Washington, including the temporary halt on the US government shutdown and what we can expect from the upcoming US-China talks on the trade war.

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21 Jan 2019
US Updates: 21 January 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh walks through the latest updates from the US, including President Trump's concession on the dreamers, and the location of the next Trump-Kim summit.

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14 Jan 2019
US Update: 14 January 2019
Nirmal Ghosh, Straits Times US Bureau Chief shares the latest happenings in the US, including the Russia collusion investigations and the longest US government shutdown in history.

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7 Jan 2019
US Update: 7 January 2019
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh walks through the latest US news, including the continuing US Government shutdown over funding for the US-Mexico border wall, and more on Kevin Sweeney, Trump’s Department of Defence chief of staff who has resigned

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31 Dec 2018
2019 Look Ahead In The US
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh speaks with us from Washington and explains what we should look out for from the US in the year ahead

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24 Dec 2018
US Government Shutdown
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh joins Elliott Danker & Yasmin Jonkers on the phone to discuss the US government shutdown and the possibilities of Trump getting the $5billion funding for the US-Mexico border wall

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10 Dec 2018
US Updates: 10 December 2018
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh walks through the latest updates from the US, including Robert Mueller's Russia Invesigation, White House chief of staff John Kelly stepping down and US-China relations over the arrest of Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou.

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3 Dec 2018
US Updates: 03 December 2018
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh walks through the latest updates from the US, including the reaction to the ceasefire between the US and China, plus elaborates on the news of George H.W. Bush's passing.

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9 Apr 2018
Trump and Xi friends forever?
Amid fears of a trade war between the United States and China, US President Donald Trump softened his stance on Sunday by tweeting that he and China's President Xi Jinping "will always be friends" and that he believes China will take down its trade barriers.

Elliott Danker and Yasmin Jonkers spoke with Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times US Bureau Chief to find out how America is reacting to the increasing trade tensions, and what to look out for in the week ahead.

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