Farmers agitation has been called off after a meeting between farmer leaders and minister Girish Mahajan. The state government has sought 2-3 months to fulfil demands. They were demanding complete farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations among others.

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over reservation for Dhangar community.

Shiv Sena's Yuva Sena issued a press note condemning an attack on Kashmiri youths in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, states, 'If the attackers were Yuva Sena workers then strict action will be taken against the people responsible.'

Pakistan National Security Committee (NSC) orders acceleration of anti-terrorism operations; reinstates ban on Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) & Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) Pakistan, reported Dawn News

"Government has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan," tweets minister Nitin Gadkari.

Chhattisgarh: Two Special Task Force (STF) jawans injured in an encounter with naxals near Dabbamarka area in Sukma district.

Rajkot: Bus services affected as employees of Gujarat State Transport are on strike over various demands including implementation of the 7th Pay Commission. 

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has hiked interest rate on employees' provident fund to 8.65% from 8.55% for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Himachal Pradesh: National Highway-3 between Kullu & Manali blocked due to heavy rainfall & flash floods in Kinnaur district.

Hardik Pandya ruled out of T20I and ODI series against Australia due to lower back stiffness.

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New Delhi, February 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets members of the Indian community at Lotte Hotel in Seoul. He is on a two-day visit to the country. In Maharashtra, petrol pumps and fuel stations across Aurangabad district were closed for 20 minutes last evening, as a mark of tribute to CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack. Embarking on a visit to South Korea, Modi expressed his determination to take the bilateral relationship forward as a “future-oriented partnership for the people, prosperity and peace”.

Meanwhile, at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saudi Crown Prince has announced the increase in quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 200,000. In Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has downgraded & withdrawn the security of 18 Hurriyat leaders in the state.

Among the leaders whose security has been downgraded & withdrawn by J&K govt are SAS Geelani, Aga Syed Mosvi, Maulvi Abbas Ansari, Yaseen Malik, Saleem Geelani, Shahid ul Islam, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.