Helping children read

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MAIN STORY: This is the story of a little girl who loved reading books. She preferred the company of books to her friends. She read books from the only library her uncle and aunt owned in a quaint little town of Samdrupjongkhar. Her lifelong journey of reading started in this way.
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Quick and efficient workout

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HEALTH AND FITNESS: Hi Sir, What would you recommend for a quick 20-30 minutes workout at home? Thank you. Pema, Thimphu. 
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Le Judre: The Law of Cause and Effect

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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Le judre (ལས་རྒྱུ་འབྲས་) or the law of cause and effect is one of the most fundamental concepts in Buddhism. Predating Buddhism, it is a concept shared by other Indian religious traditions including Brahmanism and Jainism. However, the concept of karma in the Buddhist tradition differs from that of other religions or the oft-cited claim that what goes around comes around or every action has an equal reaction.
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Bhutan makes progress in childcare and development

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But certain areas still require addressing 
Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.
Samdach Preah Maha Ariyavamsa, Sao Chanthol, of Cambodia presents a statue of the Buddha to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during the opening of the International Conference on Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism in Thimphu yesterday

International conference on Vajrayana Buddhism begins

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The three-day conference is open to the public
Buddhism: More than 300 international participants are expected to participate in a three-day conference on continuity and change within both historical and contemporary expressions of Vajrayāna Buddhism in Thimphu from that ends on July 3.
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One dead, two injured in accident

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Accident: Two of three men involved in a tractor accident at Nyimshong village in Shingkhar gewog, Zhemgang on June 28 are recovering at the referral hospital in Thimphu.
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PAC reviews implementation of hydropower recommendations

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Audit: Decreasing consumption of electricity among low voltage users and increasing household expenditure on electricity coupled with increase in usage of energy from other sources could be attributed to the raise in power tariff making electricity unaffordable.
Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn and health minister Tandin Wangchuk

Thai medical delegation in country

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... to explore potential areas of collaboration
Health: Various potential areas of collaboration were discussed between health minister Tandin Wangchuk and Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn yesterday.
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Infrastructure: Need to give quality pride of place

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The quality of public infrastructure in the country is a growing concern. Look at the roads in the urban centres and they have got a face and narrative of their own. And our highways are scarred with innumerable potholes that make for vastly cumbersome and risky driving.
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Local leaders lobby for a fuel depot in Rangjung

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Service: To meet the growing demand for LPG cylinders and fuel in the villages, local leaders from the six northern gewogs of Trashigang say a fuel depot has become necessary in Rangjung.
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e-Library developed and functional

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Council: The government has developed an e-Library portal and e-Library studio.
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Ganzur’s incumbent gup not to re-contest

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There is likely to be more than four candidates 
LG: The incumbent gup for Ganzur, Karma, will not contest in the upcoming Local Government (LG) election as most of the targets he set out to achieve have been met and also because he has 16 children to raise.
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Potholes along Ura-Nangar bypass irk travellers

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Road: People plying the Ura-Nangar bypass say that contractors are yet to hand over the road to the Department of Roads (DoR) but there are numerous potholes already.