Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times

Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times

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25 October 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Nirmal Ghosh
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of the latest tragedy that topped the headlines in Hollywood this week, US President Joe Biden’s pick for an ambassador to Singapore, the official US stance on Taiwan, and more.

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11 October 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Nirmal Ghosh
From Trump's assertion of an executive privilege to Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, visit to the US, Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of it all.

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4 October 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Nirmal Ghosh
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of The Supreme Court's consideration on whether all rules restricting abortions prior to viability are unconstitutional, the questioning of a New York state gun law, what the “ghost gun” trend in New York says about the state of gun ownership in the US, and more.

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27 September 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Nirmal Ghosh
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of the eighth Amtrak train crash in America which killed at least three people, a US appeals court that blocked the vaccine mandate just days before it was set to take place in New York, Texas' new law that restricts access to abortion-inducing medications, and more.

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20 September 2021
Washington Report: Pro-Trump rallies at the Capitol and Haitians at the Texas border
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of the sudden arrival of Haitian migrants in Texas, what the US authorities are doing to accelerate plans to expel these migrants, the US military's drone strike in Afghan capital Kabul last month that killed about 10 civilians, and more.

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13 September 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Nirmal Ghosh
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of America's commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the release of declassified documents on 9/11 at the order of President Joe Biden by the FBI, President Joe Biden’s new hard line on vaccine mandates in the country, and more.

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6 September 2021
Asian Insider: Washington Report, Nirmal Ghosh (06 SEPT)
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, Straits Times gives an analysis of the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which hit the northeastern states and claimed at least 50 lives so far, how the devastation from Hurricane Ida will be a boost to Biden’s infrastructure spending campaign, Texas' new anti-abortion law, and more.

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30 August 2021
Washington Report Ep 12: Potential Taleban-ISIS-K conflict after US' Afghanistan exit
Analysing the US forces' final phase of leaving Kabul airport and proposed Turkish security management of airport (1:25)
Former president Donald Trump's allegation of potential terrorist dangers posed by those among Afghan refugees (3:30)
What do we know about Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K), the ISIS affiliate? (5:45)
Potential Taleban vs ISIS-K conflict that could spark a civil war (7:50)

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23 August 2021
Washington Report: Evacuation from Afghanistan -- What’s Next?
The Pentagon has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet programme to relocate Afghan refugees who have left their country. It involves asking for 18 aircraft from commercial airlines and was previously used during the Iraq wars. Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, provides an analysis of the programme, the magnitude of the emergency, and the possible outcome of the resettlement.

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2 August 2021
Washington Report: The US Infrastructure Deal
Nirmal Ghosh, US Bureau Chief, The Straits Times gives an analysis of President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package, how badly the country need these infrastructure fixes, the surge in Covid-19 cases in Florida, and more.

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26 July 2021
Washington Report: Why US authorities are not probing Covid-19 nursing home deaths
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of the US Republicans' demand for an investigation into some of America’s government-run nursing homes, reports of low wages, understaffed restaurants all leading overworked people to quit in the US, and more.

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19 July 2021
Washington Report: Washington Shooting and the Bootleg Fire in the West
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of the recent shooting outside the Washington Nationals stadium, Bootleg fire that’s spreading fast in Oregon, and more.

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5 July 2021
Washington Report: The Biden Report Card on Independence Day
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of what America's been like more than five months into Joe Biden's presidency, how far the US is from reaching pre-pandemic health, jobs wise, what's fueling the unwavering support for the former president Donald Trump despite the legal trouble he's in, and more.

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28 June 2021
Washington Report: How is Biden keeping the bipartisan infrastructure deal alive?
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of the progression over linking the $579 billion bipartisan infrastructure deal and 'Family Plan', the Biden administration's challenge against Georgia’s new tightened law, the reaction behind the sentence of white ex-police officer Derek Chauvin, and more.

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21 June 2021
Washington Report: Has the US proved it’s ready to lead the Western alliance again?
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis of US President Joe Biden's first international trip as President, how the US' move to ship 2.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan could rock US-China tensions further, the Biden administration's plan to finalise a deal with Iran to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, and more. #AsianInsider

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14 June 2021
Washington Report: 14 June 2021
Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of G7's agreement to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan, details of the G7 Summit climate change plans, the introduction of five bills aimed at limiting the power held by Big Tech companies in the US, and more.

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7 June 2021
Washington Report: 7 June 2021
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives an analysis of the G7's agreement in principle to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% to avoid countries undercutting each other, the overturning of a long standing practice to seize journalists' records in leak investigations by the Department of Justice, President Joe Biden's hopes of achieving a more substantial package, and more.

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31 May 2021
Washington Report: 31 May 2021
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh, gives a breakdown on US President Joe Biden's full budget recommendation, and the investigation on the insurrection at the US Capitol which happened last January 6 which led to Senate Republicans blocking a bill which enables investigation for the attack.

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24 May 2021
Washington Report: 24 May 2021
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh, gives a breakdown on the efforts of the US Treasure Department by cracking down cryptocurrency markets and transactions, how the US is under fire for their efforts in mitigating the conflict between Israel and Palestine, and the outcome of the US-South Korea summit.

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17 May 2021
Washington Report: 17 May 2021
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Gosh, provides an analysis on the current events such as US President Joe Biden's concern over the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine, new strategy imposed by the Biden administration towards economic recovery, and the regrets of a vocal Republican.

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10 May 2021
Washington Report: Disappointing US jobs report & cyberattack takes down the US' biggest gasoline pipeline
The US revealed a disappointing jobs report, showing far weaker employment growth than expected indicating a long road ahead for America’s economic recovery. Meanwhile, a cyberattack was blamed for shutting down biggest gasoline pipeline in the US, and dogecoin dropped after Tesla CEO's Elon Musk's appearance on Saturday Night Live. Nirmal Ghosh, Straits Times' US Bureau Chief gives his analysis on this and more.

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3 May 2021
Washington Report: How will Biden get his $1.8 trillion Families Plan through Congress?
Straits Times’ US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh breaks down the latest on US President Joe Biden's reveal of the $1.8 trillion child-care and education plan, the withdrawing of US troops from Afghanistan, North Korea's response to the Biden administration’s decision to maintain a hostile stance towards Pyongyang, and more.

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19 April 2021
Washington Report: 19 April 2021
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on US President Joe Biden's first in-person foreign leader meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in The White House, US and China's commitment to working together on climate change, plus, what is the long term strategy on US-Russia relations after the US implemented sanctions on Russia, and more.

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12 April 2021
Washington Report: Bipartisan compromise on the $2.2T infrastructure proposal?
Straits Times US Bureau Chief, Nirmal Ghosh gives his analysis on President Biden’s $2.2 trillion infrastructure proposal and whether bipartisan compromise on the plan can be made. Plus, President Biden has promised all adults in the US will be able get their Covid-19 vaccine within two weeks, so how this will fuel the US economic recovery. And finally, Republican party donors gathered in Florida to hear former President Donald Trump speech who claimed he will help them win back Congress and The Senate in 2022, and more.

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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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