Meerut DM gives 4.5 lakh cheque to shooter Priya Singh

New Delhi, [India] June 11 (ANI): Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a 48-hour warning of 'enhanced rainfall' in the north eastern states.

States like Odisha, West Bengal and Sikkim are also under the IMD's warning radar.

"Enhanced rainfall activity very likely to continue over northeastern states for subsequent 3 days," further read the IMD statement.

On June 10, IMD, in an official statement, said that Mumbai is likely to receive 'few spells' of rainfall in the next few days.

Prior to this on June 8, due to heavy rainfall, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cancelled the weekly Saturday and Sunday offs for its officers in order to avoid a city-wide crisis.

Monsoon has already hit Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and North-East, and will move up north from Maharashtra. (ANI)

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 11 (ANI): The Meerut District Magistrate on Monday gave a cheque of Rs 4.5 lakh to Indian Shooter Priya Singh to help her participate in International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Germany.

Earlier, Singh had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking monetary aid for travel and accommodation in Germany to represent India in 50m rifle prone.

Expressing happiness after getting the financial help, Priya told ANI, "My aim is to win the gold medal and make my country proud. I am thankful to ANI for helping me. I would like to thank Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the help he has extended."

Earlier, Adityanath had sanctioned Rs 4.5 lakh for the 19-year-old shooter and also directed the District Magistrate to make all necessary arrangements for her travels.

The daughter of a Dalit labourer from Meerut, Priya was one of six candidates selected for the 50-meter rifle prone ISSF Junior World Cup scheduled to be held in Suhl, Germany from June 22.

She qualified for the event with a borrowed rifle.(ANI)