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Helping children read

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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Le Judre: The Law of Cause and Effect

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

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.

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International conference on Vajrayana Buddhism begins

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

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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Thai medical delegation in country

Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn and health minister Tandin Wangchuk

... 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

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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Ganzur’s incumbent gup not to re-contest

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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