The dispute over Kotia is a long-pending border issue between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Both the States have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets at the border.
The State government's move came 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 the court for speedy hearing in connection with the issue.
Kotia row took another ugly turn on Monday when an MLA from Andhra Pradesh tried to hold political events at Phatusineri, which the Koraput district administration foiled
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has made fresh attempt to lure the residents of Kotia by offering farm loans against the land patta
Koraput: Amid the heightened tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over a group of villages in Kotia in the district, local MP Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka on Wednesday said that people in the region are feeling deprived due to the failure of the Odisha government in delivering welfare schemes and providing employment. “Kotia is getting out […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Making it clear that the State will not give up the fight to protect its territory, Odisha government has reportedly planned to move Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh over the ongoing border dispute in Kotia region of Koraput district. As per reports, the Additional District Collector of Koraput and the government lawyer on Monday […]
Koraput: The ongoing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh seems to have reached new heights with the neighbouring state allegedly changing the name of three villages in Koraput district and conducting gram panchayat elections. As per reports, Andhra government has changed names of Tala Ganjeipadar, Patu Sineri and Fagun Sineri in the disputed Kotia […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing dispute over Kotia village with neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Odisha government on Thursday decided not to shift schools despite low enrolment rate or attendance. Besides, it was also agreed upon to set up a police station in Kotia which is a cluster of 21 villages. After a high-level meeting, Odisha Assembly Speaker […]
Bhubaneswar: From doling out freebies to extending all kinds of support in times of need, Andhra Pradesh’s administrative intrusion in Kotia panchayat in Koraput district of Odisha is growing each passing day. However, Odisha government is yet to come up with any concrete strategy to tackle the situation. Odisha government has so far only put […]
Koraput: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday threw weight behind Odisha’s claim on Kotia village which has remained a bone of contention between the State and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh since long. Besides Kotia, the Union Minister also raked up the issue of gang rape and suicide of Kunduli girl and condemned the attempts by Crime […]