Halt project: SC

Kathmandu: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a stay order to the government authorities to stop work on an integration project in Inchagunarayan. A single bench of Justice Sharada Shrestha issued the order following today’s initial hearing. The bench issued the order till March 18 and said the next hearing would decide whether or not to extend the stay order. The bench summoned Ministries of Home, Physical Planning and Works and Chief District Officer of Kathmandu and City Development Committee to attend the hearing on the case scheduled for March 18. Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hishila Yami had given permission to start work on the project. Challenging the project, 97 locals of Ichangunarayan had filed a writ petition yesterday. — HNS

Tractor-hit kills boy

RAMECHHAP: Ten-year-old Sujan Katawal of Ramechhap-2, Salle, died on the spot when a tractor heading for Ramechhap from district headquarters Manthali hit him in Bhangeri of Ramechhap-4 on Sunday evening, Ramechhap District Police Office said. The body has been taken to district hospital Ramechhap for post-mortem. — HNS

4,021 in poll fray

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission on Monday announced that altogether 4,021 persons filed their candidacies for the 240 seats in the constituent assembly under the first-past-the-post election system. Of them 373 are women. EC added that 55 political parties have filed nominations. — RSS

4 killed in mishaps

PALPA: Three persons were killed and four hurt when a jeep heading for Chhahara from Tansen met with an accident at Chhahara on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Tilak Ram Poudel (26), Dan Bahadur Rayamajhi (32) and Surya Khatri (19). Meanwhile, in Kapilvastu Sushil Aryal (10) was killed when a tripper hit him on Monday. — HNS

Property looted

MAHOTTARI: Property worth lakhs of rupees was looted from seven houses in Ratauli VDC-9 at midnight on Sunday. A villager was hurt while retaliating against the bandits. The houses of Hamid Ansari, Latif Ansari, Samshul Ansari, Rojah Nadaf, Ajij Ansari, Kashim Nadaf and Jahir Nadaf were looted police said. — HNS

Accountant robbed

BIRGUNJ: A gang looted Rs 95,000 from Jit Lal Negi, accountant at the Ranighat-based Agriculture Tool Research Centre, on Monday. Negi was heading to the centre after withdrawing the money from the Adarshanagar-based branch of the NRB. — HNS