Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has termed the spread of the border skirmishes from 20 odd villages under Kotia Gram Panchayat to other border villages in Koraput and Gajapati districts as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘matter of serious concern’.
Opposition parties on Saturday came down heavily on the Odisha government alleging that the State government has failed to safeguards its territory.
The BJP leader was speaking at an event organised here to release a book, titled "Blinkers Off, How Will The World Counter China", which is authored by Gaurie Dwivedi.
This round of meeting was constructive, which further enhanced mutual understanding. They agreed to resolve these remaining issues in an expeditious manner in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols and maintain the momentum of dialogue and negotiations.
China has been enhancing military infrastructure across the LAC for some time now. Looking at it, India has changed its posture towards China, and unlike its previous defensive approach that placed a premium on fending on Chinese aggression, India is now catering military options to strike back and has reoriented its forces accordingly.
India has fenced borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh and there are certain areas including the riverines ones which are not fenced.
In a statement posted on its website on Thursday on Wang's talks with Jaishankar, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said, the minister stated the overall situation in the border area has de-escalated after the withdrawal of troops from the Galwan Valley and Pangong Lake areas.
Amid a border standoff between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, a new row has now added fresh concerns for Odisha after some officials from the neighbouring State of Chhattisgarh allegedly carried out developmental works in Malkangiri district.
Koraput: In an unexpected turn of events at Odisha-Andhra border in Koraput, residents of at least 14 villages under Salur block of Andhra Pradesh have expressed their desire to merge with Odisha. Amid Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border dispute involving Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput where Andhra Pradesh has been claiming its rights on four of the […]
Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly on Thursday witnessed pandemonium during Zero Hour after the leader of the Congress Legislature Party Narasingha Mishra raised the Kotia controversy and farmers’ issue in the House. While Congress MLAs continued to create ruckus in the House on these issues alleging government’s failure, Mishra alleged that the steps taken by the […]
Gajapati: Amid the escalating border tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over claiming of Kotia villages in Koraput district, the neighbouring State has stroked a fresh controversy by reportedly constructing a one-km-long pucca road near Chha’ Mail village under Kashinagar block of Gajapati district. Sources said, the road is being constructed to Althi village under […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has submitted its response in the contempt plea filed by the Odisha government against the neighbouring state for alleged violation of status quo in the disputed Kotia region of Koraput district stating that it has taken over certain villages belonging to Odisha. After the Supreme Court served a notice […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Koraput district administration to arrange all necessary documents related to border dispute issue pertaining to the villages of Kotia in Koraput district ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the State’s petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh. The case has been listed for hearing in the […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the petition filed by Odisha government seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh government over the Kotia border dispute. The apex court has decided to hold the hearing of the case on February 12. The State government had on Wednesday filed a write petition in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday knocked the doors of Supreme Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh government over the Kotia border dispute. The State government’s move comes in the wake of the announcement by Andhra Pradesh government for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput. The government has prayed before […]
Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social organisation on Wednesday filed a PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking direction to the State government to take appropriate measures to safeguard its border with Andhra Pradesh and stop the panchayat elections being conducted by the neighbouring State in the disputed region of Kotia in Koraput district. […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has braced up to move the Supreme Court with a writ petition challenging Andhra Pradesh’ announcement to conduct panchayat election in three villages of Kotia in Koraput district. In a letter to the Advocate on Record (AOR) Sibo Sankar Mishra, the deputy secretary of Law Department Bhagaban Nayak stated, “You (Mishra) […]
Koraput/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP on Monday targeted the State government over the ongoing border dispute with Andhra Pradesh and alleged that the locals of Kotia in Koraput district are increasingly siding with Andhra Pradesh after being deprived of basic facilities like road communication, healthcare and education. Addressing a presser, BJP State Vice-President, Balabhadra […]
Parlakhemundi/Bhubaneswar: An Odia candidate has withdrawn nomination papers filed for the ensuing panchayat elections being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in bordering villages of Gajapati in Odisha. Laxmi Sabar, a resident of Gangabada under Raigad block in Gajapati district had filed nominations for the post of ward member. However, he has withdrawn from the ongoing poll […]
Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has not only made efforts to cement its control over Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput district but also some other bordering villages in Ganjam and Gajapati districts. As per sources, the district administration of Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh has distributed ration cards to people in as many as six villages […]
Bhubaneswar: Following an announcement by the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government regarding conduct of elections in three villages under Kotia Gram Panchayat on Odisha – Andhra border (OAB), senior Congress leaders criticised CM Naveen Patnaik for his alleged failure in providing security and amenities to the people of the region. Odisha Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing tussle with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh over claims on jurisdiction of some bordering villages in the Kotia region of Koraput district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday unveiled a slew of developmental projects for the region. The move comes days after Andhra Pradesh announced panchayat elections in villages of Kotia panchayat […]
Koraput/Bhubaneswar: On the heels of the ongoing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the district Collector of Koraput, Madhusudan Mishra has been removed from his position and placed as the Additional Secretary of Forest and Environment department. Cuttack Project Director of District Rural Development Agency (PD-DRDA), Mohammed Abdal Akhtar will be replacing Mishra as […]
Paralakhemundi: Amid the ongoing border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha government, the curious case of Manikpatana under Rayagad block of Gajapati district has now caught the attention of the administration as reports suggest that despite being under the revenue map of Odisha, the village is de facto governed by the neighbouring AP government. What’s […]
Paralakhemundi: At a time when the authorities of Odisha and Andhra claim to have taken urgent measures to resolve the ongoing border disputes, seems a recent flare-up in the Gajapati district may prolong the tension between the two neighbouring States. Allegedly, farmers of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh have illegally occupied acres of land in the bordering […]