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AP Reignites Kotia Row, Intrudes To Lay Foundation Stones

Throwing a challenge again to the Odisha government, the officials of the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh 'Intruded' into the disputed Kotia Panchayat and laid foundation stones for several projects

Tara Prasad Bahinipati
Dare You Put Up Telugu Boards In Kotia: Tara Warns Andhra Official

The dispute over Kotia is a long-pending border issue between Andhra Pradhesh and Odisha. Both States have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets on the border.

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Andhra Pradesh To Hold Polls For Samiti Members, Zilla Parishad In Kotia On April 8

Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: After successfully conducting panchayat elections at the disputed Kotia region in Koraput district despite protest from Odisha, the government of Andhra Pradesh has once again issued notification to hold…

Kotia Row: Government Schemes Are Still Day Dreams In Kotia, Says Koraput MP

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 […]

Andhra Pradesh constructs road in Odisha
Amid Kotia Row, Andhra Constructs Road Inside Odisha Territory!

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 […]

Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
Kotia Dispute A Direct Result Of Administrative Negligence: BJD VP Soumya Ranjan Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Vice President and Khandapada MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik on Tuesday triggered a row by openly admitting administrative negligence in the Kotia border dispute. Patnaik was out to get him tested for COVID-19 before the budget session of the Odisha Assembly beginning on February 18, when he spoke his mind on […]

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Kotia Row: SC Asks Andhra To Respond On Odisha's Plea Seeking Contempt Of Court Action

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court has served a notice to the Andhra Pradesh government to file its response on a writ petition filed by the Odisha Government seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against the neighbouring state for violation of status quo in the disputed Kotia region of Koraput district. The apex court has […]

Odisha's attempt to hinder Andhra's administrative intrusion in Kotia proving futile

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 […]

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 […]

Politics intensifies over Kotia, Kunduli incident

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 […]

State official team’s visit to Kotia disappoints villagers

Koraput/Gajapati: The whirlwind visit of a high level team of the State government to the disputed Kotia panchayat in Koraput today seemed to have come to naught as none of the officials spoke to any villagers about their problems on Andhra Pradesh government’s interference in the area. The five-member team headed by  IG Sanjib Panda, […]

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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 […]