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Tag: Pottangi

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Border Row: AP Starts Road Construction At Dispute Site In Koraput Defying Status Quo

Jeypore: Amid frequent surfacing of border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, even as officials of both the States had recently agreed to maintain status quo until the demarcation is completed, officials of the neighbouring Andhra has once again stroked a fresh controversy by reportedly constructing pucca roads at Sunabeda village under Sambai GP of […]

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Miscreants Torch Country-Made Liquor Unit, Vehicles In Koraput

Koraput: Unidentified miscreants have set ablaze a country-made liquor unit in Pottangi area of Koraput district on Friday night. Several vehicles including a van and two motorcycles parked inside the liquor unit have also been torched. As a poster threatening to shut the liquor unit has been recovered from the spot, the involvement of Maoists […]

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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 […]

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Kotia villagers to put forth their 'wish list' before Odisha Govt

Koraput: Tribals of disputed Kotia panchayat in Pottangi block of Koraput district on Sunday expressed their willingness to put forth their demands before Odisha government. At a press conference organised by a social forum ‘Ama Kotia’, the villagers put forth some demands before the Odisha government. Convenor of the forum Gadadhar Parida informed that they […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

5-yr-old girl killed using ‘black magic’

Jeypore: Three persons were detained by police today for killing a 5-year-old girl allegedly using black magic in Sorasapadar village under Pottangi police limits in Koraput district. After villagers came to know about the girl’s’ death they ransacked the house of three persons including one Bibhisana on suspicion of their involvement. There they a found […]

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Sunki Blast: Crime Branch arrests 1 Maoist

Koraput: The Crime Branch today arrested a hardcore maoist involved in land mine blasts near Sunki Ghat of Koraput district that killed eight police personnel and injured five others in February this year. The arrested has been identified as Madabi Bandi of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh. The Pottangi police had registered case against five Maoists […]

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Third phase Panchayat polls: Security beefed up in Narayanpatna

Koraput: With the third phase Panchayat polls scheduled in two Maoist prone blocks in Narayanpatna and Pottangi block in Koraput district tomorrow, senior police officials today took stock of the security arrangements in these two blocks. To review the ground situation, a three-member team of senior police officials led by South-Western DIG S Saini, Koraput […]

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Sunki blast: CB probe on, pre-poll atmosphere subdued in LWE zones

Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: Even as suspense continues over the involvement of Maoist organisation in Sunki landmine blast that killed nine OSAP jawans, a five-member team of State Crime Branch today reached Pottangi Police station and examined some documents as part of investigation. The left wing extremists division of the State probe agency examined various articles seized from […]

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Mining Lease of Pottangi Bauxite Mines granted to NALCO

Bhubaneswar: Navaratna PSU National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has been granted Pottangi Bauxite Mines, in Koraput district of Odisha, where the company s 22,75,000-tonne lumina refinery is located. NALCO has been granted the mining lease of Pottangi with an area covering 1,738 hectares for a period of 50 years, a company release said here today. […]

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