Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times

Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times

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12 April 2021
Washington Report

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5 April 2021
Washington Report: US Economy added 916,000 jobs in March
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest on the US hiring surge in March as the economic recovery accelerated, E-commerce giant Amazon issue of apology to a US lawmaker, the controversy surrounding Republican congressman Matt Gaetz, who is under federal investigation for sexual misconduct, and more.

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29 March 2021
Washington Report: Expectations for President Biden's "Build Back Better" plan
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest on the rolling out of US President Joe Biden's US$4 trillion “Build Back Better” plan, President Biden's invitation to 40 world leaders to a live-streamed Leaders Summit on Climate next month, and the US' reaction to the single deadliest day in Myanmar, since the February coup and more.

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22 March 2021
Washington Report: 22 March 2021
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of Biden administrations' combative stance against China during the Alaska Summit, how they plan on tackling a surge in anti-Asian violence in the United States, an update on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sexual allegations, and more.

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8 February 2021
Washington Report: 08 March 2021
Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of the approval of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, the accusations of inappropriate conduct by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former President Trump's legal cease-and-desist notice, and more.

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15 February 2021
Washington Report: Former President Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on Former US President Trump's acquittal in his second impeachment trial, and what this means for him, The Republican Party and America, moving forward.

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8 February 2021
Washington Report: Biden's $1.9T push & Trump's second impeachment
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on US President Joe Biden's plans to push the $1.9 trillion stimulus package through without the support of the Republican party, and the details of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, and the significant differences between the first one.

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1 February 2021
Washington Report: 1 February 2021
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh shares his insights on the GameStop frenzy that has been dominating headlines, a new proposal by 10 Republicans for an alternative $600 billion Covid-19 relief plan, plus the latest FBI evidence detailing coordination behind the US Capitol riots, and the significance of former President Trump abruptly parting ways with the two lead lawyers working on his defence for his Senate impeachment trial.

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25 January 2021
Washington Report: 25 January 2021
The Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest of the complications faced by the Biden administration on the bipartisan goal as a result of former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, what 'black money' is, why the Democrats are adopting it, and more.

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22 January 2021
Key Takeaways from US President Joe Biden's Inauguration
US Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. Shortly after being sworn in, Mr Biden signed 15 executive actions, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump. On Prime Time, Rachel Kelly speaks to Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times to discuss the major events of Inauguration Day and what follows next.

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21 January 2021
Washington Report: Joe Biden Inaugurated as America’s 46th President
It’s a historic day! Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Plus, Madam Vice President Kamala Harris is also breaking new ground as the first female, first black and first Indian American in the role! But they are also facing some historic challenges - the worsening Covid-19 outbreak, climate change, systemic inequality and persistent unemployment. The Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on the inauguration, President Biden's policies, Vice President Harris' influence in the administration, and what former President Trump's legacy might be.

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18 January 2021
Washington Report: US on high alert ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh shares more on the atmosphere in the US ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Biden's plans for his first day in office which include reversing President Trump's key policies, the role social media is playing in finding and arresting the violent rioters who stormed the Capitol.

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11 January 2021
Washington Report: US Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment against President Trump
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis of the US Democrats' plan to introduce an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the lifting of the long-standing restrictions on contacts between American and Taiwanese officials, plus how President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration might be different compared to others, and more.

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7 January 2021
Washington Report: Violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol
The United States Capitol went into lockdown as pro-Trump protesters stormed barricades and breached the historic building, forcing Congress to suspend an ongoing debate on Republicans’ attempts to overturn the electoral victory of US President-elect Joe Biden. The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh live in Washington, shares the latest and what this means for US politics.

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4 January 2021
Washington Report: 04 January 2021
The Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest of the Republican Senators' demand to audit the unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud, the campaign in Georgia, President-elect Joe Biden's selection of a potential attorney general, and more.

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