Sheetal Raj, the youngest woman mountaineer visited IGI airport unit on Wednesday. She met the women police officers working in this unit and boost their morale by sharing her experiences of scaling the highest peaks. Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia said all the present women officers welcomed her and she was presented a souvenir by the IGI Airport Unit for her outstanding achievement. “She spoke about struggles in her life and advised few tips to overcome the difficulties and problems and achieve greater heights. She encouraged staff to encourage their children to accomplish high goals in life,” added DCP IGI. Sheetal Raj from Uttarakhand has become the youngest girl from the state to climb Mount Everest. The 22 year old, who hails from the Salmoda village in Pithoragarh district has managed to create history. “Sheetal was a part of an expedition called ‘Climbing Beyond the Summit, Everest Expedition 2019.’ Scaling the highest peak in the world was the second grand achievement for her,” added DCP IGI.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market started Tuesday relatively flat as oil prices gained some traction and housing data from the United States gave traders a small dose of optimism.The S&P/TSX gave back 13.95 points at 11,316.44, while the TSX Venture Exchange inched up 0.63 of a point to 1,176.28.In commodities, the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 41 cents at US$79.62 a barrel, helping to send the energy sector up 0.03 per cent.Gold stocks were the lead gainer, down 1.3 per cent, as August gold was down $8.90 at US$1,579.50 an ounce, while July copper rose nearly half a cent to US$3.32 a pound.On Wall Street, traders digested home prices data which rose in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March. The Dow Jones average rose 20.13 points to 12,522.79, the Nasdaq lifted 14.17 points to 2,850.33 and the S&P 500 increased 4.58 points to 1,318.30.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.23 of a cent at 97.39 cents US.