The development authority has decided to ban the use of plastic in its parks, office and markets from September 1 after chief minister Naveen Patnaik on July 10 announced the ban on single use plastic in the city from October 2.
Meat vendors are reluctant to use the two wet markets and a modern slaughterhouse the civic body has recently constructed in order to comply with the Supreme Court guidelines on stopping open slaughter of animals.
Three affordable housing projects of the city planned at Satya Nagar, Subuddhipur and Gadakana run into trouble during execution with the selected developers backing out from the projects forcing the development authority to initiate the tender process once again.
The Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology's anti-ragging committee has approved disciplinary action against 20 students involved in ragging. It has also decided to take up various measures to check ragging on the campus.