Maharashtra: One person arrested from Malad, Mumbai yesterday for allegedly making objectionable comments against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, MNS Chief Raj Thackeray, Mumbai Police, & Marathi speaking people. Case registered under relevant sections.

Sanjay Hegde, one of the mediators appointed by Supreme Court, after meeting #ShaheenBagh protestors: This morning we were very happy about the opening of Noida- Faridabad road by Police. However, we were disappointed later as the road was barricaded again for no apparent reason by police. This (re-barricading the roads) is extremely distressing to us and we wish to emphasize that the action of re-barricading the roads defeats the very purpose of confidence-building on the part of the Police.

Khunti, Superintendent of Police: Two dead and around 30 injured after a bus and a truck collided with each other in Khunti, earlier today. Those injured persons have been shifted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

Delhi: Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Minister in Maharashtra Government, Aaditya Thackeray met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, today.

Gujarat: Streets decked up in Ahmedabad, ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit on February 24.

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on MP CM Kamal Nath's statement 'Kehte hain humne surgical strike ki. Kaun si surgical strike ki?': Congress always glorifies terrorists& insults patriots.But if such statement comes from a CM, it's an insult to Army, patriots and country.

West Bengal: A statue of Swami Vivekananda in Andi village of Murshidabad district was vandalised by unidentified persons, earlier today. Police investigation underway.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) statement on its plenary meet in Paris: FATF again expresses concerns given Pakistan’s failure to complete its action plan in line with the agreed timelines and in light of the TF (terror financing) risks emanating from the jurisdiction.

Delhi: Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray and Minister in Maharashtra Government, Aaditya Thackeray meet senior BJP leader LK Advani at the latter's residence. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also present.

Rajasthan: One man was allegedly beaten in Barmer on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone. Sharad Chaudhary, SP Barmer says, “The video in which victim Mohd Khan is seen beaten by two men, seems to be a month old. The two accused have been arrested & FIR registered. Probe on."

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Mumbai, February 21:After exhausting all the possible legal options, Vinay Sharma, one of the death convicts of the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder, moved the Delhi court on Thursday seeking better treatment for his mental illness. Recently he attempted to hurt himself by banging his head against a wall in his cell. He had asked the Court to grant him permission for better treatment for schizophrenia- the mental illness that he is suffering from and also the injury in the head that he sustained in Tihar jail earlier this week.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expressing concerns over “steady reduction” of Central Funds. She further voiced concerns over “inordinate delay” in the release of funds from the Centre.

Ahead of Donald Trump's India visit, it was announced that Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will be the minister in waiting for US President during his trip.  After two SAP India employees based in Bengaluru (RMZ Ecoworld office), were tested positive for the H1N1 virus on Thursday, as a precautionary measure, all the SAP Offices across Bengaluru, Gurgaon and Mumbai have been closed for extensive sanitisation.

Mark sheets of students who fail in HSC (Class XII) board exams will no longer declare a student failed. The results will declare student to be "eligible for re-exam" or "eligible for skill development programme. The Maharashtra State board has decided to drop the word 'fail' from the mark sheets.

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