KATHMANDU, March 2: The entire construction work of the much-awaited Dharahara is expected to be completed within the next three months.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Reconstruction of Dharahara – a popular historical tower at the center of Sundhara in Kathmandu – has been adjourned until further notice.

KATHMANDU, JULY 19: The construction of the Dharahara has been halted due to underground utility pipes of telecom and drinking water present at its construction sites. It is said that at least 16 such utility pipes are laid under the construction site of the view tower complex.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli hastily inaugurated Dharahara on April 24 without the completion of construction of all the infrastructure. Prior to Oli's inauguration, more than 400 workers worked day and night to complete the construction of the tower.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal’s historic monuments Rani Pokhari and Dharahara Tower turned blue on November 19 to mark this year’s World Children’s Day.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Looking at the exterior of the Dharahara, it seems as if the construction of the tower has been completed. With golden beads decorated at the top, a balcony that overlooks the valley on the 20th floor, a fresh coat of white paint, and colorful lights all over the tower, the Dharahara seems to be complete. However, the tower is far from completion.

PM Oli inaugurates rebuilt Dharahara

April 24, 2021 13:12 pm

KATHMANDU, April 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday inaugurated the  recently reconstructed Dharahara tower amid an event held on the premises of the historical heritage in Sundhara, Kathmandu.

Dharahara to be inaugurated today

April 24, 2021 08:50 am

KATHMANDU, April 24: The tallest view tower in the Kathmandu Valley which collapsed during the 2015 earthquake is being inaugurated today at 11AM.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Amid the widening intraparty rift within the ruling CPN-UML, the party’s Chairman KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal met at a hotel in the capital on Thursday in what is said to be the ‘last ditch effort’ to save party unity.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The company awarded the contract for the reconstruction of the Dharahara tower has stated that the completion of the project will take a year more. Meanwhile, the government is in a rush to inaugurate the tower. Under the direction of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, about 300 workers are working daily from dawn to dusk to complete the project.

KATHMANDU, April 14: Dharahara, which is considered a historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, is being inaugurated on April 24. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed the contractor company to complete the work of the tower within April 24 with the aim of inaugurating it soon.

The relics of old Dharahara, brought down by the 2015 Earthquake, will be preserved as a living quake museum beside the newly-built Dharahara

Dharahara reconstruction in photos

December 24, 2020 16:51 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The reconstruction of the historic monument, Dharahara, in the federal capital has witnessed the completion of RCC construction of 20 of the 24 stories including two underground floors.

Construction company cites lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic as the reasons behind the delay in reconstruction

KATHMANDU, July 7: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) had targeted completing the reconstruction of the earthquake-demolished Dharahara tower by October this year. However, due to the nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24, the reconstruction is sure to miss its completion deadline.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Approximately 30 per cent of the reconstruction of the Dharahara Tower has completed around one year of reconstruction.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Twenty-six percent of reconstruction work of Dharahara has been completed so far. According to National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the construction company GIETC-RAMAN JV gave the details during a progress review.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The contractors building the Dharahara tower, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, have informed that the work on the raft foundation of the new tower has been started.  A raft foundation, also called a mat foundation, is a continuous slab resting on the soil that extends over the entire footprint of the building.

Reaching out through doodles

March 1, 2019 11:09 am

When the 2015 earthquake hit Nepal, Julia Bajracharya Dahal was just minutes away from climbing the Dharahara. “I was walking behind the Dharahara with my friend when it fell,” she says. The scare was such that she had an asthma attack and had to be taken to Bir Hospital and there she witnessed the real horror of what had actually happened. She was traumatized by this experience and found it hard to cope. That’s when doodling came into her life as a savior.

Construction of new Dharahara begins

December 28, 2018 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Prime Minister KP Oli on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Dharahara, the iconic tower in Kathmandu that was destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 2015. a.


December 1, 2018 18:40 pm

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The Dharahara Debate

November 30, 2018 07:56 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: News that Dharahara had collapsed during the earthquake of April 25, 2015 came as a shock to every Nepali around the world. In the years that followed, when shock finally gave way to talks of the inevitable rebuilding of the monument, people’s opinions were divided on whether the Dharahara should be reconstructed. Today, if you go to Sundhara in Kathmandu where the mighty Dharahara stood previously, you will find that the area has been cordoned off and the process of reconstruction is in full swing, rekindling the debate among whispers and murmurs.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The authorities concerned with the reconstruction of Dharahara and the local communities have pledged to assist in the reconstruction of the iconic heritage. At a function organized by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Sunday, the attendees pledged to help in the reconstruction by removing all the infrastructures in the area and helping in the reconstruction process in the future as well.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The much-awaited reconstruction of Dharahara has fallen into uncertainty as the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has not been able to verify the authenticity of Chinese firms which have partnered with Nepali civil contractors in the bidding process for rebuilding the tower.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office has started demolishing the shops built on the premises of the Dharahara from Saturday, terminating its previous contracts with the shopkeepers.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has cleared up shops running in and around Dharahara premises. A team of police of KMC and Nepal Police on Saturday removed the shops which were running since long back at the place.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Two weeks after the prime minister lashed out at concerned authorities for the delay in the reconstruction of the Dharahara tower, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has given a 15-day deadline to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City office to vacate all its rental properties in the periphery of Dharahara.

KATHMANDU, April 30: All phone users have so far paid more than Rs 1.59 billion as additional telecommunication service charges (TSC) to rebuild Dharahara, the historical monument which was knocked down by the earthquake of 2015. Three years have shot by since telecom users started paying money for restoring the monument but the authorities haven't yet started works to utilize the heritage fund, a special fund to rebuild the nine-storied 119th-century monument.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Speaking at a program organized by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) from the ruins of Dharahara, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli commemorated the loss of lives and properties in the earthquake of April 25, 2015.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Department of Archeology (DoA) has estimated the reconstruction of the Dharahara landmark at Rs 2.8 billion.

Dharahara reconstruction yet to begin

November 8, 2016 08:46 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Even as millions of rupees have been collected for the reconstruction of Dharahara tower from the government and the general public, the actual reconstruction work of the monument is yet to begin due to the delay in finalizing its design.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Nepal Army has donated Rs 61.7 million to the government for the reconstruction of Dharahara which had collapsed in the devastating earthquake on 25 April, 2015.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The government has started preparations to hand over construction of the new Darahara tower to Nepal Telecom (NT).

KATHMANDU, August 2: Sixteen months after the collapse of the historic Dharahara tower in last year's devastating earthquake, the government has made public a detailed design for a similar tower to be built right in front of the ruins of the origional structure.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Nepal Reinsurance Company Ltd today donated Rs 10 million for the 'I will build my Dharahara Trust'.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Instead of rebuilding the Dharahara Tower, the government has decided to build a similar modern tower next to the ruins of the historical monument which collapsed during last year's devastating earthquake.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Instead of rebuilding the Dharahara Tower, the government has decided to build a similar modern tower next to the ruins of the historical monument which collapsed during last year's devastating earthquake.