President Donald Trump has furnished proof that the leader of the Free World, which dropped the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, remains true to form: it has dropped an even bigger Mother Of All Bombs (non-nuclear, we are being persistently reminded) on Nangahar province in east Afghanistan on what is being described as IS tunnels. Since details are not known, let us first sort out the Syrian outrage.
First Donald Trump dumped 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria and chastised Vladimir Putin for backing its "butcher" and "evil" dictator Bashar al-Assad. Then he dropped the "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) - America's largest non-nuclear weapon - on a supposedly ISIS cave and tunnel complex in Afghanistan.
Senior Manipur Minister L. Jayentakumar tendered his resignation in protest against the "uncalled for interference" by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, rocking the month-old BJP-led coalition government. He said later that he has spoken to the Chief Minister and would take a final decision on Tuesday.
Questioning the Election Commission’s credibility over the issue of "rigged" EVMs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused it of being biased towards the BJP and hinted at the possibility of the companies manufacturing EVMs being involved in their tampering.
Pakistan rejected India's 14th attempt for consular access to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and maintained the trial sentencing him to death was according to the laws of the country.
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti went all guns blazing at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of fanning fundamentalism and politics of hatred while failing to provide leadership to implement development projects.
A video of a young man tied to the front of a moving army jeep as a shield against stone pelters has evoked anger and shock in Kashmir. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the incident, if true, will be looked into, while the army said it is verifying the contents of the video.