Stolen Gods 'Join hands to fight idol theft' /entry/The-Hindu2017Join-ha.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) The Hindu (India)

The Hindu, 14th Oct 2017.

A call for high-def cameras and a potential order for handicraft makers to inscribe fabrication dates on their works.

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600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held /entry/TNN2017600-yea.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) TNN (India; Malaysia)

The Times of India, 12th Oct 2017.

Stolen from a temple at Uthiramerur near Kancheepuram, they planned to sell it to someone in Malaysia.

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36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer /entry/Outlook201736-yr-o.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) Outlook (India)

Outlook, 12th Oct 2017.

A cost ordered on the Director of Prosecution for delaying a 36-year-old idol theft case.

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Border guards detain Briton who tried to smuggle collection of antiquities from Ukraine /entry/Interfax-Ukraine2017Border-.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) Interfax Ukraine (Ukraine; United Kingdom)

Interfax Ukraine, 12th Oct 2017.

At the Porubne checkpoint, the article says historical items were being moved including coins, a bible, award pins, books, and swords.

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Ethiopia: The Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia's Looted Heritages /entry/Hailu2017Ethiopi.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) Abiy Hailu (Ethiopia)

All Africa, 12th Oct 2017.

Antiquities trafficking is still rife in Ethiopia, official complain the law isn't properly enforced.

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Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation /entry/Ali2017Theft-o.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) Marouf Ali (India)

Kashmir Observer, 12th Oct 2017.

The theft happened in 2003 but nothing has come of investigation.

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Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods /entry/Yadav2017Open-ar.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) Vijay Kumar (India)

The Times of India, 11th Oct 2017.

Diluting the protections of the Antiquities Act in India

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Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar /entry/Kulkarni2017Maharas.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) Dhaval Kulkarni (India)

DNA, 11th Oct 2017.

Light and better security measures to protect about 40,000 objects

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Idol Wing IG's special camp office comes up at Tiruchi /entry/Rajaram2017Idol-Wi.html Mon Oct 16 2017 20:47:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) R. Rajaram (India)

The Hindu, 9th Oct 2017.

"One of the main objectives of forming the special camp office is to expedite trial in 363 cases relating to theft and burglary of temple idols"

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10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon /entry/Vikram201710th-ce.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Kumar Vikram (India)

The New Indian Express, 8th Oct 2017.

Taken from a Rajasthan temple 10 years ago, located in a London private collection

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Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai /entry/The-News-Minute2017Six-pan.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) The News Minute (India)

The News Minute, 8th Oct 2017.

From the Srinivasa Perumal temple in Perungudi

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New draft antiquities bill will facilitate idol theft & smuggling, say activists /entry/Menon2017New-dra.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Jaya Menon Yogesh Kabirdoss (India)

The Times of India, 8th Oct 2017.

What seems to be a spectacularly terrible idea, eliminating licensing for antiquities selling. There is no pro, only con.

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Burglars decamp with temple jewellery /entry/Press-Trust-of-India2017Burglar.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Press Trust of India (India)

India Today, 7th Oct 2017.

From the 500-year-old Ramachandi temple in Kendrapara, Odisha

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Two held with antique idols, painting /entry/The-Hitavada2017Two-hel.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) The Hitavada (India)

The Hitavada, 6th Oct 2017.

It is assumed the idols and painting were stolen from somewhere, but where?

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The damage being done to our churches /entry/KLFM2017The-dam.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) KLFM (United Kingdom)

KLFM, 6th Oct 2017.

It will cost £100k to repair damage to St Andrew's in Walpole after roof lead theft

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Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm /entry/Dhingra2017Draft-a.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Sanya Dhingra (India)

The Print, 6th Oct 2017.

Terrible: "draft antiquities bill seeks to do away with requirement of a licence for selling antiques"

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Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques /entry/Naveen2017Madhya-.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) P. Naveen (India)

The Times of India, 5th Oct 2017.

Two idols and a painting dating to 1931 were recovered

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Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication /entry/More2017Temples.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Archana More (India)

Pune Mirror, 5th Oct 2017.

Villagers donated gold, but somehow that isn't what the stolen dome was made of...

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Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple /entry/Banerjee2017Theft-a.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Shoumojit Banerjee (India)

The Hindu, 4th Oct 2017.

The ornament on the dome was taken from the temple on the Pune-Mumbai highway

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ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu /entry/Kabirdoss2017ASI-wri.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Yogesh Kabirdoss (India; Australia)

The Times of India, 3rd Oct 2017.

The idols in Canberra have been traced to Tamil Nadu and the pieces in Sydney have been traced to West Bengal.

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CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case /entry/Verma2017CBI-fac.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Shikha Verma (India)

The Asian Age, 2nd Oct 2017.

A case of idol an theft that happened in 1981 is halted in its last stages because the prosecutor was transferred without a successor.

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4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net /entry/TNN20174-try-t.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) TNN (India)

The Times of India, 2nd Oct 2017.

Villagers caught the failed idol thieves after being woken up by the break in.

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वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी (Stone idol of the God Varaha stolen last night from temple) /entry/Tiwari2017varaha-.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Manoj Tiwari (India)

News 18, 2nd Oct 2017.

Villagers noticed the theft of the 500 year old statue the same night, finding the temple door ajar when returning from the field.

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Theft at puja older than city /entry/Chaudhuri2017Theft-a.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Subhasish Chaudhuri (India)

Telegraph India, 30th Sep 2017.

Thieves struck in the night before the Durga Puja festival, taking ancient jewellery and saris from the idol.

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Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin /entry/TNN2017Four-in.html Mon Oct 02 2017 09:43:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) TNN (India)

The Times of India, 29th Sep 2017.

From the Sri Sankaranarayanaswamy Temple at Sankarankovil

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Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP /entry/Odisha-TV2017Antique.html Tue Oct 10 2017 06:17:53 GMT+0000 (UTC) Odisha TV (India)

Odisha TV, 29th Sep 2017.

"A rare ancient Buddha idol from Fakirpatna"

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The story behind the world's oldest surviving wharenui at Te Papa /entry/Macdonald2017The-sto.html Mon Oct 02 2017 09:43:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) Laura Macdonald (New Zealand)

Newshub, 29th Sep 2017.

Stolen from a Gisborne iwi in the 1800s, should it be taken home from the National museum?

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How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities /entry/Wah2017How-Chi.html Mon Oct 02 2017 09:43:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) Eleni Wah (China; United States of America)

Foreign Affairs, 28th Sep 2017.

"U.S. and Chinese collectors and auction houses play an important role in fueling the illegal global trade in antiquities"

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7 idols stolen from Jain temple /entry/Udaipur-Times20177-idols.html Mon Oct 02 2017 09:43:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) Udaipur Times (India)

Udaipur Times, 28th Sep 2017.

Taken from Shantinath Digamber Jain temple in Bhuwan after thieves broke the main door

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Four held for stealing silver palanquin /entry/The-Hindu2017Four-he.html Mon Oct 02 2017 09:43:01 GMT+0000 (UTC) The Hindu (India)

The Hindu, 28th Sep 2017.

3 kg of silver was recovered from the accused

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