KATHMANDU: The Supr-eme Court on Thursday issued a notice to government authorities asking why a re-tender was invited for the supply of ration to the Nepali Army’s No 24 Battalion in Jumla. The apex court also issued an interim order in the name of defendants against retaking the tender. It asked the authorities to maintain status quo till December 17. A single bench of Justice Rajendra Koirala issued the order in response to a writ petition filed

on December 8 by Indra Bahadur Khatri in which the Nepali Army Headquarters and its Quarter Master Department were made defendants.