`Early monsoon beneficial for kharif crops`

The early and heavy monsoon rains in India have raised the hopes of a record plantation and sowing of kharif crops, a farmers’ body representative said Tuesday.

Migratory storks’ early arrival ups hope for monsoon

The arrival of the migratory storks at the Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan’s Keoladeo National Park has raised hopes of an early monsoon this year.