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Tag: Kotia

Independent Candidate In Kotia
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Independents Play Spoilsport In Kotia Equation

All the equations set up to keep the Andhra Pradesh administration away from sabotaging the election in Kotia, seem to have fallen flat with the filling of nomination by these two independent candidates.

Andhra Pradesh Minister Threatens To Blow Up Odisha Anganwadi Centre
AP Minister Threatens To Blow Up Aanganwadi Centre In Odisha's Gajapati

The border dispute between Odisha and AP took an ugly turn on Thursday after a minister from the neighbouring state threatened to blow up an Aanganwadi centre in a village in the Gajapati district of Odisha.

Low Voter Turnout In Panchayat Polls In Kotia Cluster

Koraput: The panchayat polls conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission (SEC) at Kotia cluster of villages, over which both Odisha and the neighbouring state claim to be their…

Kotia Border Row
Odisha Files Fresh Suit In Supreme Court Against Andhra's Poll Plan In Kotia

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has once again filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court for injunction against Andhra Pradesh for its notification to conduct polls to Mandal Parishad Territorial…

Vaccination at Kotia
Odisha Holds Covid-19 Vaccination Drive In Kotia, Andhra Distributes Old Age Pension

Jeypore: In a bid to encourage the tribal residents in disputed Kotia villages, Koraput district administration has conducted a vaccination drive against Covid-19 in the controversial regions on Monday. Odisha government, which had set a target to administer the vaccine to as many as 100 elderly citizens including people with comorbidities, however has crossed target […]

Andhra Holds Free Health Check-Ups At Kotia Villages

Jeypore: Amidst the border row between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over Kotia villages which is currently sub-judice in the Supreme Court, the neighbouring State has organised a multi-diagnostic free health check-up camp at disputed regions of Kotia here in Koraput district. Health workers from Salur in Andhr Pradesh were seen moving from village to village […]

Kotia row
Odisha Set For Kotia Showdown With Andhra In Supreme Court Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Crores of Odias will have their eyes fixed tomorrow as the State government locks its horns with its Andhra counterpart over the escalating border dispute pertaining to Kotia region in Koraput district. Close on the heels of the Andhra Pradesh government filing an affidavit in the apex court citing that it has been […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Kotia Row: Govt Directs Koraput Collector To Keep Documents Ready For SC Hearing

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 […]

Samir Mohanty
Odisha Govt Mute As Andhra Holds Panchayat Polls In Border Villages: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Lashing out at the Odisha government for taking lackadaisical approach over the Panchayat election being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in Kotia region of Koraput district, the State BJP on Saturday questioned State Government’s intent on safeguarding the border. Addressing reporters at a presser, BJP state president Samir Mohanty, who led a party delegation and […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Kotia Row: Supreme Court To Hear Petition Filed By Odisha On Feb 12

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 […]

Salur MLA
Kotia Row: Andhra MLA Claims Elections Not New In The Area

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government gears up to move the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s announcement for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput, an MLA from the ruling YSR Congress in the neighbouring State has added a new twist to the ongoing row. Rajanna Dora, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) legislator […]

Kotia Row: Bharatiya Bikash Parishad Files PIL In Orissa HC

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. […]

Odisha To Move SC Against Andhra's Panchayat Poll Announcement In Kotia Villages

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) […]

Odisha BJP
Locals In Kotia Are Siding With Andhra After Being Denied Of Basic Amenities: BJP

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 […]

AP Panchayat poll
Odia Candidate Pulls Out Of Andhra Panchayat Polls

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 […]

Why Is Andhra Pradesh Eyeing Odisha’s Kotia? OTV’s Ground Report
Why Is Andhra Pradesh Eyeing Odisha’s Kotia? OTV’s Ground Report

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Kotia panchayat is once again in the headlines following the poll dates announcement by Andhra Pradesh government in the region. Such a move has drawn sharp reactions here with the neighbouring state being accused of meddling in the affairs of Kotia region at regular intervals. The border dispute is not new. Both Andhra […]

Andhra Also Eyeing Villages In Odisha's Ganjam, Gajapati Amid Koraput Episode!

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 […]

Kotia To Be Transformed Into A Model Panchayat: Odisha CM Naveen

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 […]

Border Row: Andhra Proceeds With Poll Nominations In Kotia As Odisha Transfers Koraput Collector

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 […]

AP tension
No Let Up In Tension On Odisha-AP Border

Jeypore: The border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha continues to raise its ugly head with a fresh row erupting on Sunday after some leaders and locals of the neighbouring State sneaked into Odisha territory and staged a demonstration. According to sources, residents of the neighbouring State waved placards and raised slogan at Sambai village […]

Andhra Eyes Another Village In Koraput Area

Koraput: At a time when the standoff between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over Kotia village is yet to be resolved, the latter has once again set its eyes on another bordering village in Koraput district. As per allegations, the neighbouring state is threatening locals of Sambai village under Pottangi Block in Koraput district to leave […]

Elections 2019: Which way will voters of Kotia panchayat sway?

Koraput: With elections around the corner, uncertainty is looming large over the voting pattern of the constituents of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district which has been in news for being intruded upon by Andhra Pradesh government. After OTV’s report about administrative intrusion of Andhra Pradesh in the villages of Kotia panchayat, Odisha government took steps […]

After Kotia, Andhra now eyes bordering villages in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: After border dispute over the ownership of Kotia panchayat villages in Pottangi block of Koraput district, attempts by the Andhra Pradesh government to lure residents of some villages in Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district have sparked fresh controversy. Sources said, people residing close to the Andhra border are being escorted and treated at hospitals […]

Andhra resumes meddling in 'neglected' Kotia panchayat of Odisha

Koraput/Gajapati: Intensifying its battle with the Odisha Government, neighbouring Andhra Pradesh Government has reportedly resumed developmental works in the Kotia panchayat of Odisha after a brief lull. However, despite a high-level team of the Odisha Government visiting Kotia cluster of villages and taking stock of the welfare schemes in the region six months ago, not […]

Andhra Babus launch mobile ambulance, review welfare projects in Kotia

Jeypore: A team of officials from Andhra Pradesh recently launched a mobile ambulance and reviewed the welfare projects in controversial Kotia cluster of villages under Pottangi block of Koraput district. Reportedly, the team visited a school at Chanreddy Balasa village under the disputed panchayat and reviewed the progress of the road being constructed by their […]

Odisha panel to visit disputed Kotia panchayat today

Bhubaneswar: A high-level team of State officials will visit the disputed Kotia cluster of villages in Pottangi block of Koraput district today to take stock of the ground situation arising out of the intrusion activities by Andhra Pradesh government. The panel which comprises  IG Sanjib Panda, Director (Rehabilitation and Resettlement) Ashok Kumar Nayak, Additional Secretary […]

Kotia row
Kotia row: High-level Odisha team to visit Koraput on Feb 8

Koraput/Gajapati: A four-member team of officials from the Odisha government will visit Kotia panchayat under Pottangi block in Koraput district on February 8 to take stock of the ongoing alleged illegal activities being carried out by the Andhra Pradesh government in the area. The visit gains importance after the working committee member of Telugu Desham Party […]

Expert team to visit Kotia soon: Revenue Minister

Koraput: The Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to depute a high-level team to take stock of the ongoing activities being undertaken by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh at disputed Kotia panchayat in Koraput district. Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty informed that the team comprising engineers and experts will visit Kotia soon to take stock of the situation. The […]

Andhra officials prepare Aadhaar card of villagers in Kotia

Jeypore: In yet another show of strength, some Andhra Pradesh officials  on Monday visited bordering Kotia village under Pottangi block in Koraput and click photos of villagers to prepare Aadhaar cards. Earlier, on January 9, some officials from the neighbouring State accompanied by Vijayanagaram Collector had reached Kotia and nearby places to distribute blanket and […]

Neighbouring Andhra eyes two more Odisha villages

Koraput/Gajapati: After Kotia panchayat, residents of two more villages of Koraput and Gajapati districts have reportedly been lured by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government with basic facilities. Taking advantage of the Odisha government’s indifference to issues of residents of Raipada village of Koraput and Khudi Gudi village of Gajapati, the Andhra government is running a parallel […]

Administration reviews welfare activities in disputed Kotia GP

Jeypore: A week after the launch of bus services to Kotia gram Panchayat where Andhra officials had recently distributed freebies among locals, Koraput Collector K. Sudarshan visited the disputed areas under Pottangi block and reviewed ongoing welfare activities on Sunday. Sudarshan’s visit came 20 days after the officials of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh rolled […]

Odisha seeks report on Andhra's distribution of freebies in Koraput

Koraput: Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty on Wednesday sought a report from the Koraput district administration on the alleged distribution of blankets and other materials by Andhra Pradesh officials at Kotia gram panchayat in Pottangi block of the district on Tuesday. Mohanty termed the issue as ‘serious’ and instructed the Koraput district collector to inquire into […]

Andhra Babus distribute doles in Odisha villages

Jeypore: In a bid to lure the tribals of Kotia gram panchayat in Pottangi block of Koraput, the officials of Andhra Pradesh were seen distributing blankets and other materials to the locals at a special event today. Vizianagaram Collector and SP attended a programme named ‘Maa Uru’ or Janambhumi at Kotia, the event which is […]