Andhra Pradesh IAS officer visits Odisha's Kotia, interacts with villagers

Promising to set up a mobile network system in bordering areas, the collector asked about the vacancies in different government posts from Andhra Pradesh volunteers.

published on : 21st July 2022

Government has sanctioned infra projects worth Rs 50 crore for Kotia: Odisha minister Ashwini Patra

The Minister said new roads from Doliamba to Niringipadar and Kotia to Deomali via Katraguda will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 18.5 crore.

published on : 19th July 2022

Not aware of Andhra Pradesh's schemes in Kotia: Odisha revenue minister Pramilla Mallick

Raising supplementaries, a BJD leader had wanted to know whether the State government is aware about its AP counterpart's intensified efforts to win Kotia residents' confidence.

published on : 16th July 2022

Goa court grants bail to two NCP workers held from resort where rebel Shiv Sena MLAs were lodged

Panaji Judicial first class magistrate Shahir Issani granted bail to Sonia Doohan and Shrey Kotial with a surety of Rs 20,000 each and they have been directed to appear before the police.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Tribals gather as Kotia celebrates Rath Yatra

The chariot was pulled from the Jagannath temple to Gundicha shrine nearby amid beating of drums and tribal dance performances.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Proper land records for 28 villages of Kotia panchayat

The local people including the public representatives of the disputed villages have also been demanding the same before Koraput administration.

published on : 26th June 2022

Andhra Pradesh government's bid to set up hydropower project near Odisha's Kotia

Opposing the Andhra Pradesh administration's project, Pottangi Zilla Parishad said that the neighbouring State should refrain from its attempts to take control of the disputed panchayat.

published on : 17th June 2022

Caste certificates given to Odisha tribals by Andhra Pradesh invalid: Union Minister Bisweswar Tudu

While the Odisha government has not given ST status to people of Dora tribe, the Andhra Pradesh government has reportedly issued them ST certificates and provided all facilities accordingly.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Andhra kicks off hydropower project in Kotia

Though the works began just two days back, Koraput district administration is yet to wake up to the issue. 

published on : 30th March 2022

SC agrees to hear Odisha’s original suit on Kotia

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the original suit filed by Odisha government on disputed Kotia panchayat in Koraput’s Pottangi block.

published on : 18th March 2022

Odisha's Kotia villagers shift to strawberry farming for better life

With demand for organic strawberries high, 50 families of Doliamba village in disputed Kotia panchayat are growing the fruit in over 5 acres of land. Ashish Mehta finds more about the farming shift  

published on : 27th February 2022

Odisha rural polls: Record polling in Kotia as voters snub Andhra’s disruptive plans

Over 76 per cent voter turnout in the panchayat; no untoward incident reported in any booth

published on : 19th February 2022

Disputed Kotia votes in good numbers in Odisha panchayat polls

Meanwhile, local leaders in Kotia villages alleged that Odisha officials forced the voters to exercise their franchise.

published on : 19th February 2022

Odisha rural polls: Kotia all set for election today, security beefed up

With the first phase voting for panchayat elections over on Wednesday, all eyes are now set on disputed Kotia panchayat under Pottangi block which will go for voting in the second phase on Friday. 

published on : 18th February 2022

In disputed Kotia, a tussle between Odisha, Andhra

As the State is bracing up for the panchayat elections, disputed Kotia under Pottangi block is witnessing a tussle not between political parties but two states - Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. 

published on : 11th February 2022

Andhra on overdrive to derail polls in Kotia, Odisha

In wake of the incursions, the district administration has asked police to monitor the activities of outsiders in Kotia. 

published on : 9th February 2022

BJP makes U-turn, says no support to consensus candidate in Kotia

Congress workers in Pottangi are seen engaging in active campaigning to win support for the consensus candidate.

published on : 28th January 2022

Odisha Zilla Parishad polls: United front candidate from Kotia files nomination papers

Leaders of BJD, BJP and Congress had decided to select consensus candidates for the posts of ZP, sarpanch, samiti and ward members instead of going to the polls in Kotia to show unanimity.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Odisha rural polls: Parties join forces for Kotia panchayat, decide to put up consensus candidates

The meeting also decided that all candidates for the posts will be selected from Kotia panchayat for which the selection will be done by January 25.

published on : 21st January 2022

Odisha, Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretaries meet, agree to resolve border disputes, inter-state issues  

This is the first official level meeting between the two states following the decisions taken in the meeting between the CMs of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on November 9, 2021.

published on : 12th January 2022
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