Includes The Indian subcontinent from Pakistan westward, South Asia including Indonesia, and all of east Asia. Sacred art from this region includes work from all major religions from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions to the Christian religious iconography of, among other places, the Philippines.

'Join hands to fight idol theft'

(India)

The Hindu (2017). 'Join hands to fight idol theft'. The Hindu. 14 October.

36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer

(India)

Outlook (2017). 36-yr-old case: HC stays order of cost on CBI's sr officer. Outlook. 12 October.

600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held

(India; Malaysia)

TNN (2017). 600-year-old idol worth Rs 2.35 crore recovered, 4 held. The Times of India. 12 October.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation

(India)

Marouf Ali (2017). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran copy: HC Seeks Status of CBI Investigation. Kashmir Observer. 12 October.

Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar

(India)

Dhaval Kulkarni (2017). Maharashtra museum to get better security, go solar. DNA. 11 October.

Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2017). Open 'art market' may put a price tag on our Gods. The Times of India. 11 October.

Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai

(India)

The News Minute (2017). Six panchaloha idols stolen from temple in Chennai. The News Minute. 8 October.

New draft antiquities bill will facilitate idol theft & smuggling, say activists

(India)

Jaya Menon, Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). New draft antiquities bill will facilitate idol theft & smuggling, say activists. The Times of India. 8 October.

10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon

(India)

Kumar Vikram (2017). 10th-century Shiva idol to be on home ground soon. The New Indian Express. 8 October.

Burglars decamp with temple jewellery

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Burglars decamp with temple jewellery. India Today. 7 October.

Two held with antique idols, painting

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Two held with antique idols, painting. The Hitavada. 6 October.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

(India)

Sanya Dhingra (2017). Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm. The Print. 6 October.

Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques

(India)

P. Naveen (2017). Madhya Pradesh STF arrests 2 men for smuggling antiques. The Times of India. 5 October.

Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication

(India)

Archana More (2017). Temple's Stolen Dome Sparks Quarrel Over its Fabrication. Pune Mirror. 5 October.

Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple

(India)

Shoumojit Banerjee (2017). Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple. The Hindu. 4 October.

ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI writes to Indian mission at Australia with details of stolen artefacts from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 October.

4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net

(India)

TNN (2017). 4 try to steal idol from temple, land in villagers' net. The Times of India. 2 October.

वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Stone idol of the God Varaha stolen last night from temple

Manoj Tiwari (2017). वराह मंदिर से पांच सौ साल पुरानी पत्थर की प्रतिमा चोरी. News 18. 2 October.

CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case

(India)

Shikha Verma (2017). CBI faces flak for delaying 37-year-old case. The Asian Age. 2 October.

Theft at puja older than city

(India)

Subhasish Chaudhuri (2017). Theft at puja older than city. Telegraph India. 30 September.

Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Antique Idol Stolen From Cuttack Recovered In UP. Odisha TV. 29 September.

Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

TNN (2017). Four including temple staff held for stealing silver palanquin. The Times of India. 29 September.

7 idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Udaipur Times (2017). 7 idols stolen from Jain temple. Udaipur Times. 28 September.

Four held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four held for stealing silver palanquin. The Hindu. 28 September.

4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized

(India)

Express News Service (2017). 4 robbers held, booty worth Rs 7.5 lakh seized. The New Indian Express. 28 September.

How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities

(China; United States of America)

Eleni Wah (2017). How China and America Can Protect the World's Antiquities. Foreign Affairs. 28 September.

Inter-state robbers nabbed

(India)

The Hans India (2017). Inter-state robbers nabbed. The Hans India. 27 September.

No CBI Probe into Melukote Temple Theft

(India)

Shyam Prasad (2017). No CBI Probe into Melukote Temple Theft. Bangalore Mirror. 26 September.

Idol lifting case: accused produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol lifting case: accused produced in court. The Hindu. 26 September.

Security headache of idol's valuables in pandal

(India)

Arabinda Panda (2017). Security headache of idol's valuables in pandal. The New Indian Express. 25 September.

DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack

(India)

A Selvaraj (2017). DSP held in idol theft case proves hard nut to crack. The Times of India. 24 September.

Suspended DSP produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Suspended DSP produced in court. The Hindu. 23 September.

Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2017). Idol theft case: Arrested cop didn't cooperate with investigators, says police officer. The Times of India. 23 September.

Idol theft gang falls in CID trap

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Idol theft gang falls in CID trap. The New Indian Express. 22 September.

Theft At Temple In Siliguri's Champasari

(India)

Siliguri Times (2017). Theft At Temple In Siliguri's Champasari. Siliguri Times. 20 September.

Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status

(India)

D.H. Rashid (2017). Theft of Qur'an: HC seeks status. Greater Kashmir. 20 September.

Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage

(India)

Tribune News Service (2017). Antiques smugglers had a free run of state's heritage. The Tribune. 19 September.

Burglars steal Rs 22,000 silver sheet from templevalued at Rs 22,000 stolen from temple in Baner

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglars steal Rs 22,000 silver sheet from templevalued at Rs 22,000 stolen from temple in Baner. The Times of India. 18 September.

Ayutthaya temple fire damages ancient Buddha statue

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Ayutthaya temple fire damages ancient Buddha statue. The Nation. 15 September.

Campaigners call to preserve rubble from archaeological buildings

(Nepal)

OnlineKhabar (2017). Campaigners call to preserve rubble from archaeological buildings. OnlineKhabar. 15 September.

DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested. The Hindu. 14 September.

Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Idol theft probe: Madras High Court warns of notice to officials. Mirror Now. 6 September.

Idol stolen from temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Idol stolen from temple. Kaumudi. 2 September.

Mangaluru: 800-yr-old idol, ornaments stolen from temple

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2017). Mangaluru: 800-yr-old idol, ornaments stolen from temple. Bangalore Mirror. 2 September.

Sullia: Thieves steal idol of goddess, ornaments from Subrahmanya temple

(India)

Daiji World (2017). Sullia: Thieves steal idol of goddess, ornaments from Subrahmanya temple. Daiji World. 1 September.

Antiques smuggling: After DRI letter, Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to CM, seeks inquiry against Randhawa

(India)

Kanchan Vasdev (2017). Antiques smuggling: After DRI letter, Navjot Singh Sidhu writes to CM, seeks inquiry against Randhawa. The Indian Express. 1 September.

China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell

(China)

Laurie Chen (2017). China's Peking University to investigate graffiti found on ancient bell. South China Morning Post. 31 August.

महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें

(India)

Maharajganj Police arrest two people who stole idols worth cores from temple

Dynamite News (2017). महराजगंज: महंगे शौक के चलते चुराई करोड़ों की मूर्तियां [ पूरी ख़बर यहाँ से पढ़ें. Dynamite News. 31 August.

Absconding idol theft accused arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Absconding idol theft accused arrested. The Times of India. 30 August.

Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court

(India)

TNN (2017). Subash Kapoor, 10 others produced before court. The Times of India. 30 August.

Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station

(India)

Deep Mukherjee (2017). Priceless artefacts kept in dismal condition at Jaipur police station. Hindustan Times. 24 August.

The curious case of a missing relic casket

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2017). The curious case of a missing relic casket. Dawn. 22 August.

चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Theft in the Temple

Gaurav Khandelwal (2017). चोरों के निशाने पर मंदिर, चांदी का छत्र व मुकुट चोरी. Patrika. 22 August.

Myanmar to Repair Earthquake-Hit Bagan by 2020

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing (2017). Myanmar to Repair Earthquake-Hit Bagan by 2020. Irrawaddy. 22 August.

जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए

(India)

Statue Stolen from Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). जैन मंदिर से 10 प्रतिमाएं चुरा ले गए, सबूत मिटाने सीसीटीवी कैमरे भी ले गए. Dainik Bhaskar. 22 August.

India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US

(India; United States of America)

Navtan Kumar (2017). India yet to receive 200 artefacts worth $100 million from US. Sunday Guardian Live. 20 August.

Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese

(India; Nepal)

Anand Bodh (2017). Himachal Pradesh police recover stolen idols worth several crores, arrest two Nepalese. The Times of India. 20 August.

Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla

(India)

Ratisha Goyal (2017). Ancient Idols Worth Crores Stolen From Shirgul Maharaj Temple In Shimla. ChandigarhX. 19 August.

Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them

(India)

TNN (2017). Gang of four held, three panchaloha idols recovered from them. The Times of India. 19 August.

Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered. The Hindu. 19 August.

Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out

(India)

Ashuosh Kulkarni (2017). Stealing Hindu Gods: A Madras High Court Judgment Shows The Way Out. Swarajya Magazine. 18 August.

Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei

(Taiwan)

Keoni Everington (2017). Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei. Taiwan News. 17 August.

Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue

(Malaysia)

Herald Malaysia (2017). Religious order seeks to recover stolen parts of Marian statue. Herald Malaysia. 17 August.

Statues of martyrs defaced by miscreants

(India)

Mahi Ahluwalia (2017). Statues of martyrs defaced by miscreants. The Times of India. 17 August.

Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP. The Hindu. 11 August.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

(Cambodia)

AFP (2017). Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth. Maylay Mail. 11 August.

Ornaments stolen from temple

(Bangladesh)

The Daily Star (2017). Ornaments stolen from temple. The Daily Star. 10 August.

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggler produced in court. The Hindu. 8 August.

Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jared Downing (2017). Colonial conquest's lost treasures return to Myanmar. Fontier. 8 August.

50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple

(Myanmar)

The Sun Daily (2017). 50kg gold-plated bell stolen from Siamese Buddhist temple. The Sun Daily. 7 August.

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

DNA (2017). 6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB. DNA. 6 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

Frontier (2017). The real cost of looting. Fontier. 3 August.

Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols

(India)

DNA (2017). Idol theft Temple officials including priests in TN booked for theft of six ancient idols. DNA. 3 August.

Ancient temple chariot from Tamil Nadu on sale for Rs 96 lakh

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Ancient temple chariot from Tamil Nadu on sale for Rs 96 lakh. The Times of Israel. 2 August.

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

Jaya Menon (2017). Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold. The Times of India. 2 August.

Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols

(India)

TNN (2017). Seven Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department officials booked for theft of 6 idols. The Times of India. 2 August.

OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China

(Philippines; United States of America)

Doug Bandow (2017). OPINION: US should give Balangiga Bells back to Philippines, then leave Duterte to China. Marianas Variety. 31 July.

Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag

(India)

TNN (2017). Antiques smuggling: 'Kingpin' loaned artefacts to museum to get legal tag. The Times of India. 31 July.

A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu

(India)

Vinita Govindarajan (2017). A tiny police wing is trying to bring back the thousands of idols stolen from Tamil Nadu. Scroll. 30 July.

Missing a creative curator

(Nepal)

Kanak Mani Dixit (2017). Missing a creative curator. Nepali Times. 28 July.

Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Bombay HC quashes lower court order to release passport of antiques 'smuggler'. The Indian Express. 28 July.

PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.

(Philippines; United States of America)

Elmor P. Santos (2017). PH demands return of Balangiga bells seized by U.S.. CNN. 26 July.

Icon centres getting ready to house idol

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). Icon centres getting ready to house idol. The Hindu. 25 July.

New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Jacob Goldberg (2017). New Zealand family's gift bridges 165 years, heals colonial wounds. Coconuts Yangon. 24 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC. The Times of India. 22 July.

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

The Hindu (2017). IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases. The Hindu. 22 July.

Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Set up camp for idol theft cases in a week: Madras High Court. The New Indian Express. 22 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Kapoor produced before court. The Hindu. 21 July.

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea. Press Trust of India. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler. The Hindu. 21 July.

Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida

(India)

Vinit Koneru (2017). Idols worth over a lakh stolen from Iskcon temple in Greater Noida. Hindustan Times. 15 July.

Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2017). Chinese villagers demand identity of stolen mummy Buddha's new holder. Xinhua. 15 July.

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

BBC News (2017). China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy. BBC News. 14 July.

Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2017). Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks. The Kathmandu Post. 13 July.

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

Liping Gu (2017). Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court. ECNS. 13 July.

Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact

(Cambodia)

Mom Sophon (2017). Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact. Khmer Times. 11 July.

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

Caiyu Liu (2017). Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case. Global Times. 11 July.

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Big cases yet to be cracked. The Hindu. 11 July.

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad. The Hindu. 11 July.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail. The Hindu. 10 July.

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2017). 21 places of worship burgled in four years. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts. Telangana Today. 6 July.

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft. Khmer Times. 6 July.

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

WQOW (2017). Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar. WQOQ. 6 July.

Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

Coconuts Yangon (2017). Descendants of conquerors to return artifacts stolen during Anglo-Burmese War. Coconuts Yangon. 4 July.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

TNN (2017). Two arrested in emerald lingam theft. The Times of India. 4 July.

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

Krishnadas Rajagopal (2017). Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol. The Hindu. 3 July.

Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad

(India)

Sadaf Modak (2017). Court allows US citizen, alleged to be antique smuggler, to travel abroad. The Indian Express. 3 July.

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed. The Hindu. 2 July.

The tussle for Kasthamandap

(Nepal)

Sanjit Bhakta (2017). The tussle for Kasthamandap. The Kathmandu Post. 1 July.

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

The Hindu (2017). DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended. The Hindu. 1 July.

हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Nuni And Crown Theft From Hanuman Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी. Amar Ujala. 30 June.

Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested

(India)

A. Subramani (2017). Idol theft by police: Madras HC asks IG why erring officials are not arrested. The Times of India. 30 June.

Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court

(India)

TNN (2017). Why idol wing personnel who sold antiques are not arrested, asks High Court. The Times of India. 30 June.

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Idol theft: DSP on the run. The Hindu. 29 June.

Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site

(India)

The News Minute (2017). Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site. The News Minute. 29 June.

SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records

(India)

TNN (2017). SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records. The Times of India. 28 June.

A.P. to go digital to secure ancient icons

(India)

P. Sujatha Varma (2017). A.P. to go digital to secure ancient icons. The Hindu. 28 June.

Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple

(India)

Telangana Today (2017). Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple. Telangana Today. 27 June.

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two rob gold jewellery from temple. The Hindu. 26 June.

Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple

(India)

Pooja Darade (2017). Tamil Nadu: Siva lingam worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Swayambulingeswara temple. India. 26 June.

Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Gold-covered mast of Kerala's Sabarimala temple found damaged; 3 held. The Indian Express. 25 June.

Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 23 June.

ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 23 June.

Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered. The Hindu. 22 June.

Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed

(India)

TNN (2017). Smuggling of idols: Advance bail plea of Delhi-based man opposed. The Times of India. 21 June.

Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US

(Nepal; United States of America)

The Himalayan Times (2017). Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US. The Himalayan Times. 19 June.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

Nepali Times (2017). Religious figures returned. Nepali Times. 18 June.

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2017). Thief arrested, stolen items recovered. Daily Excelsior. 18 June.

Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

(India)

Deepa Biswas (2017). Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials. India Live Today. 18 June.

A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple

(India)

Pradeep Gupta (2017). A month later, burglar caught in Ulhasnagar with jewellery stolen from Challiaha temple. The Times of India. 17 June.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN (2017). Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum. The Times of India. 17 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post (2017). 2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol. Millennium Post. 12 June.

Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Stolen tusks returned but suspected 'hermit' thief still at large. The Nation. 12 June.

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

The Hitavada (2017). Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box. The Hitavada. 11 June.

Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee (2017). Police locate centuries-old carved elephant tusks stolen from Karen village. The Nation. 11 June.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong (2017). Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village. Bangkok Post. 10 June.

Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Jain temple theft: Thief turned off CCTVs to steal gold strips. Mid-day. 7 June.

Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue

(India)

Shiv Sunny (2017). Arunachal: Divorce, tale of revenge and greed behind theft of 900-yr-old statue. Hindustan Times. 7 June.

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

Siddharth Tadepalli (2017). About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana. The Times of India. 6 June.

900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi

(India)

Nitisha Kashyap (2017). 900-year-old Antique Buddha Idol Stolen From Tawang, Recovered in Delhi. News 18. 5 June.

Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Rs 200-crore ancient idols, seized from thieves, rot at museum. The Times of India. 5 June.

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

Maharashtra Today (2017). Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple. Maharashtra Today. 3 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu (2017). Police to seek documents from Australian authorities. The Hindu. 2 June.

Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, Ted Plafker (2017). Millions at stake as Chinese villagers take collector to court over "man in the Buddha". AFR. 2 June.

1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). 1,000-year-old 'Narasimmee' comes back to Tamil Nadu. The Hindu. 27 May.

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman (2017). How idol thieves deceived devotees. The Hindu. 27 May.

Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor

(India; Australia)

TNN (2017). Australia returns Tamil Nadu's antique idol stolen by notorious smuggler Kapoor. The Times of India. 27 May.

Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Is Ulhasnagar's Chaliya Mandir's stolen gold worth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 8 lakh?. Mid-day. 25 May.

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

IANS (2017). Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia. Business Standard. 24 May.

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

P S Sajimon (2017). Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes. The Times of India. 23 May.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News (2017). Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now. PTI News. 23 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad (2017). Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held. The Times of India. 15 May.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

(India)

TNN (2017). Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore. The Times of India. 13 May.

SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested

(India)

Amitava Banerjee (2017). SSB, Customs seize idols worth Rs 35 cr, one arrested. Millennium Post. 8 May.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idols stolen from temple. The Hindu. 5 May.

Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing

(Japan)

3Ders (2017). Japan preserves Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts with 3D scanning and 3D printing. 3Ders. 5 May.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

TNN (2017). Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur. The Times of India. 2 May.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 8 get 3 years jail for idol theft. India. 2 May.

Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2017). Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple at Marine Drive. Mid-day. 2 May.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site. Dawn. 2 May.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2017). SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal. India. 27 April.

Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter

(India)

Debabrata Mohapatra (2017). Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter. The Times of India. 24 April.

5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession

(India)

Samhati Mohapatra (2017). 5 more idols stolen from Tamil Nadu in Australia gallery's possession. The Times of India. 23 April.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested. Business Standard. 22 April.

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

Rajesh Ahuja (2017). DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US. Hindustan Times. 20 April.

For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties

(India; United States of America)

TNN (2017). For God's sake, save our idols from New York parties. The Times of India. 20 April.

Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on

(India)

TNN (2017). Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on. The Times of India. 20 April.

जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Statues Of Ashtadhutra Stolen From Jain Temple

Amar Ujala (2017). जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 20 April.

Bronze idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol recovered. Business Standard. 18 April.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition. Indian Express. 18 April.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

Web India 123 (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held. Web India 123. 18 April.

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

Kornkamon Aksorndech (2017). Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals. The Nation. 16 April.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua (2017). Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland. Xinhua. 16 April.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

Outlook (2017). Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested. Outlook. 15 April.

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). 200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen. The Times of India. 15 April.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi (2017). Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody. The Asian Age. 15 April.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol. The Times of India. 13 April.

The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia

(Cambodia)

Noah Charney (2017). The Case of the Missing Feet: Antiquities and Terrorism in Cambodia. Observer. 12 April.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2017). Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda. Mumbai Mirror. 11 April.

1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room

(India)

Saibal Guptal (2017). 1,500-year-old 'antique' rots in court store room. The Times of India. 7 April.

Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2017). Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized. Deccan Chronicle. 6 April.

Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple

(India)

Odisha TV (2017). Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple. Odisha TV. 29 March.

Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple

(India)

Kaumudi (2017). Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple. Kaumudi. 25 March.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

AFP (2017). Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage. The Daily Mail. 24 March.

Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far

(China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Hundreds of Chinese temple paintings recovered, 23 theft suspects arrested so far. South China Morning Post. 23 March.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng (2017). Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples. Global Times. 22 March.

Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple

(India)

TNN (2017). Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple. The Times of India. 21 March.

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

(India)

TNN (2017). Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered. The Times of India. 21 March.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming. Yonhap News Agency. 20 March.

Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa

(India)

TNN (2017). Four ancient Panchaloha idols were reported stolen from a Ramalayam temple in Choutuppa. The Times of India. 19 March.

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

(Cambodia)

Tess Davis (2017). Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East. The Diplomat. 14 March.

Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years. Yonhap News Agency. 13 March.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police. Mid-day. 10 March.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Idol smuggling suspect kills self. The Hindu. 9 March.

US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval. The Times of India. 9 March.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

Deshdeep Saxena (2017). Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments. The Times of India. 7 March.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds. The Indian Express. 6 March.

6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple

(Bangladesh)

Ujjal Chakraborty (2017). 6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple. Dhaka Tribune. 5 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav (2017). Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid. Mid-day. 4 March.

Ancient temple left in lurch

(India)

Ahmad Pasha (2017). Ancient temple left in lurch. The Hans India. 2 March.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

TNN (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur. The Times of India. 27 February.

At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today

(Nepal)

Sabitri Dhakal (2017). At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today. The Himalayan Times. 26 February.

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

TNN (2017). Five held with stolen panchaloha idol. Bosco Dominique. 23 February.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour (2017). Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft. The Cambodia Daily. 22 February.

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2017). Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette. eKantipur. 22 February.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple. The Indian Express. 18 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2017). 4 held with ancient Buddha idol. The Kathmandu Post. 16 February.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN (2017). Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples. The Times of India. 16 February.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2017). Ancient statue a riddle for experts. Khmer Times. 13 February.

13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak

(India)

Manish Sirhindi (2017). 13 years on, no sign of 'ancient' paintings missing from Qila Mubarak. The Times of India. 13 February.

Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts

(India)

Ejaz Kaiser (2017). Maoists deny hand in destruction of ancient Ganesha idol; Cops have their doubts. The New Indian Express. 12 February.

DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2017). DRI vs Nanda case: DRI recovered antique Mughal sculpture during searc. India Today. 12 February.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda. The Indian Express. 12 February.

DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports

(India; United States of America)

Pratik Salunke (2017). DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports. Hindustan Times. 10 February.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

AFP (2017). Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily (2017). Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February.

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt. The Indian Express. 6 February.

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

Amar Ujala (2017). दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 6 February.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika (2017). गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 5 February.

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

Live Hindustan (2017). ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी. Live Hindustan. 3 February.

Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo (2017). Date set for Chinese villagers' Dutch court battle over ownership of 1,000-year-old 'stolen' gilded statute. South China Morning Post. 3 February.

Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored

(India)

ANI (2017). Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored. Business Standard. 2 February.

Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Court approves stay of execution on return order for stolen Buddhist statue. Yonhap News Agency. 1 February.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Devanathan Veerappani (2017). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 30 January.

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

TNN (2017). Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen. The Times of India. 30 January.

1100-year-old Ganesha idol falls from Bastar hilltop, cops suspect Maoists' role

(India)

Rashmi Drolia (2017). 1100-year-old Ganesha idol falls from Bastar hilltop, cops suspect Maoists' role. The Times of India. 28 January.

Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Nikhil Bhardwaj (2017). Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple. The Tribune. 27 January.

Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple. News Today. 27 January.

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

(India)

Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

Khaskhabar (2017). 150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा. Khaskhabar. 27 January.

बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा

(India)

Bastar: ancient Ganesh idol stolen from Dholkal

Khabar Non Stop (2017). बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा. Khabar Non Stop. 27 January.

South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun (2017). South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says. The New York Times. 26 January.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio

(Nepal)

Gyan P Neupane (2017). Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio. My Republica. 25 January.

बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी

(India)

11 Precious Statues Stolen from Temple in Bihar

Samay Live (2017). बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी. Samay Live. 25 January.

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

Santosh Sonawane (2017). Temples, a new target for thieves. The Times of India. 25 January.

हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच

(India)

Silver ornaments stolen from Hanuman Temple, police start investigation

Khaskhabar (2017). हनुमान मंदिर से चांदी के आभूषण चोरी, पुलिस ने प्रारंभ की जांच. Khaskhabar. 22 January.

Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple

(India)

Express News Service (2017). Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple. The New Indian Express. 21 January.

मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी

(India)

Lord Krishna Statue Stolen from Temple in Varanasi

Dainik Bhaskar (2017). मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर, नहीं ले जा पाए 'कृष्ण' की ये निशानी. Dainik Bhaskar. 19 January.

वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Varanasi: 150-year-old Lord Krishna Idol Stolen

Amar Ujala (2017). वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 19 January.

Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2017). Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple. The Hindu. 19 January.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

(India)

Gargi Verma (2017). 2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations. Mumbai Mirror. 18 January.

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested over Karave temple theft case. The Times of India. 18 January.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar (2017). Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home. Deccan Chronicle. 16 January.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Australia returns three antiquities to India. The Times of India. 16 January.

मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी

(India)

Asthadhatu idol and charity box stolen from temple

Patrika (2017). मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी. Patrika. 15 January.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN (2017). Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike. The Times of India. 12 January.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam (2017). 'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'. The Times of India. 11 January.

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

C R Gowri Shanker (2017). Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law. Deccan Chronicle. 11 January.

Two antique brass pots stolen from temple

(Myanmar)

The Star (2017). Two antique brass pots stolen from temple. The Star. 9 January.

Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge. My Republica. 9 January.

How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act

(Thailand)

Helen Stoilas (2017). How the estate of Thailand's missing 'Silk King' was among the winners of Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform Act. The Art Newspaper. 9 January.

Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time

(India)

J Shanmughasundaram (2017). Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time. The Times of India. 9 January.

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2017). Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals. My Republica. 7 January.

14 Chandannath idols recovered

(Nepal)

L.P. Devkota (2017). 14 Chandannath idols recovered. The Kathmandu Post. 4 January.

Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols

(India)

AFP (2017). Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols. The Daily Mail. 3 January.

Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities

(India)

AFP (2017). Meet the Indian art enthusiasts who are using Facebook to bring home stolen antiquities. The Economic Times. 3 January.

Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'

(India; Canada)

Rabindra Nath Choudhury (2017). Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'. Deccan Chronicle. 3 January.

2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities

(India)

Manoj Pokhriyal (2017). 2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities. Press Trust of India. 3 January.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki (2017). Bringing the gods home. The Kathmandu Post. 3 January.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple. The Times of India. 31 December.

राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी

(India)

Hanuman Idol Stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी. Live Hindustan. 31 December.

Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Aurangzeb-era Quran stolen from Kashmir in 2003 may be with New Delhi museum, hints CBI. Kashmir Reader. 30 December.

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

Kamal Pariyar (2016). Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla. My Republica. 27 December.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam (2016). Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case. The Hindu. 27 December.

Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk

(India)

TNN (2016). Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk. The Times of India. 26 December.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

Deepak Kharel (2016). Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal. My Republica. 26 December.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN (2016). Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India. The Times of India. 26 December.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit (2016). Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery. The Hindu. 24 December.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour (2016). Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York. The Cambodia Daily. 23 December.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested. The Australian. 22 December.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

(United States of America; India; Cambodia; Australia)

Lisa Bannon (2016). New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities. The Wall Street Journal. 21 December.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Australia; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 21 December.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol. The Times of India. 18 December.

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple. The Times of India. 18 December.

Police crack temple theft case, two held

(India)

CT Bureau (2016). Police crack temple theft case, two held. City Today. 13 December.

सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Theft in Ramjanki temple in Supaul, three valuable sculptures stolen

Live Hindustan (2016). सुपौल: मंदिर से अष्टधातु की बहुमूल्य मूर्तियां चुरा ले गए चोर. Live Hindustan. 13 December.

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

TNN (2016). Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga. The Times of India. 13 December.

Filipino photographer's pagoda shoot prompts Facebook fury

(Myanmar)

Ei Ei Thu (2016). Filipino photographer's pagoda shoot prompts Facebook fury. Mayanmar Times. 13 December.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed. The Hindu. 9 December.

Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves

(India)

Arun Devl (2016). Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves. The Times of India. 8 December.

Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran. Greater Kashmir. 7 December.

Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2016). Shashi Tharoor's Delhi home burgled, copper Gandhi glasses gifted by PM Modi stolen. The Indian Express. 7 December.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned to Korea

(South Korea)

Sang-Un Kim (2016). Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned to Korea. The Dong-A Ilbo. 7 December.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 6 December.

'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). 'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple. My Republica. 5 December.

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism. The Nation. 5 December.

Four precious idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Four precious idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 4 December.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

(Nepal)

DB Buda (2016). Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended. My Republica. 3 December.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection. The Australian. 2 December.

2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

(India; Nepal)

Express News Service (2016). 2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held. The New Indian Express. 30 November.

Harn Museum turns over sculpture bought from alleged smuggler

(India; United States of America)

Paige Fry (2016). Harn Museum turns over sculpture bought from alleged smuggler. Alligator. 30 November.

ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE HSI, Tamil Nadu Police arrest major India-based artifact smugglers. ICE. 30 November.

Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery. The Kathmandu Post. 30 November.

4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested

(India)

TNN (2016). 4 idols stolen from TN temple seized, man, son arrested. The Times of India. 30 November.

Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1

(India)

TNN (2016). Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1. The Times of India. 30 November.

Onus on govt to trace idols of Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Onus on govt to trace idols of Thanjai temple. The New Indian Express. 29 November.

कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर

(India)

Trident of gold stolen from the Kaila mata temple, three thieves caught

Khaskhabar (2016). कैला माता मंदिर से चुराया था सोने का त्रिशूल, पकड़े गए तीन चोर. Khaskhabar. 29 November.

రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Idols theft at Racha Konda Seetaramaswamy Temple

Namasthetelangaana (2016). రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthetelangaana. 29 November.

HC rejects plea to recover Raja Raja Cholan statue

(India)

The Hindu (2016). HC rejects plea to recover Raja Raja Cholan statue. The Hindu. 29 November.

Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days. The Kathmandu Post. 29 November.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

(Nepal)

D B Buda (2016). 28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight. My Republica. 28 November.

28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath

(Nepal)

LP Devkota (2016). 28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath. The Kathmandu Post. 28 November.

Madras High Court dismisses PIL for retrieval of ancient idols

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Madras High Court dismisses PIL for retrieval of ancient idols. The Indian Express. 28 November.

16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). 16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple. The Kathmandu Post. 27 November.

కోటప్పకొండపై నంది విగ్రహం అపహరణ... ఎందుకో తెలుసా...?

(India)

Nandi idol theft from Kotappa Konda Temple in Guntur District

Webdunia (2016). కోటప్పకొండపై నంది విగ్రహం అపహరణ... ఎందుకో తెలుసా...?. Webdunia. 26 November.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

Xu Shanshan (2016). Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi. ECNS. 23 November.

मंदिर से भगवान महावीर की 500 साल पुरानी मूर्ति चोरी, अष्टधातु की 11 अन्य चीजें भी गायब

(India)

500 Year Old Statues Stolen From The Temple

Patrika (2016). मंदिर से भगवान महावीर की 500 साल पुरानी मूर्ति चोरी, अष्टधातु की 11 अन्य चीजें भी गायब. Rajasthan Patrika. 23 November.

Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains. The Times of India. 23 November.

Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin. Hindustan Times. 16 November.

Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia

(India; Australia)

The Times of India (2016). Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia. The Times of India. 16 November.

HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case. Daily Excelsior. 13 November.

Tourists disappointed on not finding antique idols in Baijnath temples

(India)

Seema Sharmal (2016). Tourists disappointed on not finding antique idols in Baijnath temples. The Times of India. 13 November.

Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple

(India)

George Mendonca (2016). Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple. The Times of India. 12 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan (2016). Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue. ECNS. 8 November.

Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla. The Times of India. 8 November.

जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुईं 500 साल पुरानी मूर्तियां बरामद, दो बदमाश गिरफ्तार

(India)

500-year old sculptures stolen from Jain Temple recovered

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुईं 500 साल पुरानी मूर्तियां बरामद, दो बदमाश गिरफ्तार. Dainik Bhaskar. 8 November.

Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed. Udaipur Times. 8 November.

बालाजी धाम मंदिर से चांदी के छत्र के साथ 7 मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and parasol stolen from Balaji Dham temple

Hindustan Hindi News (2016). बालाजी धाम मंदिर से चांदी के छत्र के साथ 7 मुकुट चोरी. Hindustan Hindi News. 7 November.

Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3. The Times of India. 7 November.

Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it

(Pakistan)

Fazal Khaliq (2016). Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it. Dawn. 7 November.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2016). A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins. The Kathmandu Post. 6 November.

Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched

(Bangladesh)

IANS (2016). Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched. Business Standard. 5 November.

Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg

(Bangladesh)

FM Mizanur Rahaman (2016). Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg. Dhaka Tribune. 3 November.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

Tamaghna Banerjee (2016). Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore. The Times of India. 1 November.

Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2016). Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe. The Hindu. 1 November.

Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple. The Times of India. 29 October.

Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized. The New Indian Express. 28 October.

Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft

(India)

Bosco Dominique (2016). Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft. The Times of India. 28 October.

पाकुड़ में चौथी बार एक ही मंदिर में हुई चोरी, चुराए मां काली के गहने

(India)

Thieves steal ornames of idol in Pakur

Live Hindustan (2016). पाकुड़ में चौथी बार एक ही मंदिर में हुई चोरी, चुराए मां काली के गहने. Live Hindustan. 27 October.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

S Prasad (2016). Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized. The Hindu. 27 October.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered. The Times of India. 27 October.

Temple doors found open but all valuables intact

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple doors found open but all valuables intact. The Times of India. 27 October.

A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan

(Bhutan; India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan. DNA. 27 October.

Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case. The Hindu. 26 October.

Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples. The Times of India. 26 October.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held. Web India 123. 26 October.

Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen. Udaipur Times. 25 October.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'. The Times of India. 24 October.

Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2016). Four sent to judicial custody for stealing 4-century-old Buddha idols. The Himalayan Times. 19 October.

Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police

(India)

TNN (2016). Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police. The Times of India. 19 October.

Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house

(India)

Deccan Herald (2016). Police arrest five for theft at Kateel temple priest's house. Deccan Herald. 18 October.

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram. The Hindu. 18 October.

Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder

(India)

Creative India (2016). Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder. Swarajya. 18 October.

Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held

(India)

TNN (2016). Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held. The Times of India. 17 October.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen. The Australian. 17 October.

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found. Orissa Post. 16 October.

Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery

(India)

Ajay Kanth (2016). Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery. The New Indian Express. 15 October.

Reclaiming our Gods: Why India must reverse the plunder of its artistic heritage

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Reclaiming our Gods: Why India must reverse the plunder of its artistic heritage. DNA. 15 October.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Why has idol theft been neglected?. DNA. 15 October.

Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). Why thieves have and continue to walk away with India's antiques. DNA. 14 October.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian (2016). Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal. The Australian. 14 October.

Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India

(India)

Donna Yates (2016). Trafficking is neglected because people associate antiquities with Egypt, Greece, Rome. Only recently India. DNA. 14 October.

Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker

(India)

TNN (2016). Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker. The Times of India. 12 October.

Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned. Vietnam Net. 10 October.

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back. Sunday Guardian Live. 9 October.

Temple politics in Kullu

(India)

Dipender Manta (2016). Temple politics in Kullu. The Tribune. 9 October.

Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh

(India)

The Hitavada (2016). Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh. The Hitavada. 8 October.

Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing (2016). Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment. The Irrawaddy. 6 October.

Statue stolen from ancient pagoda

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Statue stolen from ancient pagoda. Vietnam Net. 4 October.

Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). Heritage for sale: Stop the loot of India's past. Sunday Guardian Live. 4 October.

Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai

(India)

Anurag Kamble (2016). Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai. Mid-day. 4 October.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

Anuraag Saxena (2016). India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice. Sunday Guardian Live. 3 October.

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

Richard Morris (2016). Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture. India GB News. 3 October.

Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple. Web India 123. 1 October.

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return. The Times of India. 1 October.

India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

(Australia; India)

Eastern Eye (2016). India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture. Eastern Eye. 1 October.

Temple looted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple looted. The Hindu. 29 September.

Theft in Hebri temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in Hebri temple. The Hindu. 29 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar (2016). The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising. DNA. 24 September.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar (2016). Art of the past. Pakistan Today. 24 September.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob

(India)

M. A. Parray (2016). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob. Kashmir Reader. 22 September.

Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples. The Times of India. 21 September.

City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka

(India)

Nishikant Karlikar (2016). City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka. The Times of India. 16 September.

Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage

(Cambodia; Thailand; Myanmar)

Curtis S. Chin (2016). Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage. The Straits Times. 16 September.

5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held. India Today. 15 September.

An 18th-Century Temple Buddha Painting Returns to Korea after an Epic Journey

(South Korea)

Alexxa Gotthardt (2016). An 18th-Century Temple Buddha Painting Returns to Korea after an Epic Journey. Artsy. 15 September.

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week. The Kathmandu Post. 12 September.

25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal

(India)

Mahesh Buddil (2016). 25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal. The Times of India. 10 September.

Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores. The Times of India. 10 September.

Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM

(India)

M. L. Verma (2016). Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM. Himvani. 9 September.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). 15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage. Eleven. 6 September.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned from U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 1 September.

Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari. The Kathmandu Post. 1 September.

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process

(Myanmar)

Eleven (2016). Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process. Eleven. 31 August.

Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple. Daijiworld. 30 August.

Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple. The Times of India. 30 August.

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

(Nepal)

My Republica (2016). Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended. My Republica. 30 August.

The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'

(Myanmar)

Libby Hogan (2016). The earthquake aftermath: 'Don't rush with restoration'. DVB. 29 August.

Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple. The Hindu. 29 August.

Jharkhand: Authorities ensure Rs 2,500-cr Krishna idol is guarded well

(India)

B. Vijay Murty (2016). Jharkhand: Authorities ensure Rs 2,500-cr Krishna idol is guarded well. Hindustan Times. 26 August.

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris

(Myanmar)

Zarni Mann (2016). Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris. The Irrawaddy. 25 August.

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas

(Myanmar)

Radio Free Asia (2016). Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas. Radio Free Asia. 25 August.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

Shwe Yee Saw Myint (2016). Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples. Reuters. 24 August.

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'. Bangkok Post. 24 August.

'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'. The Hindu. 23 August.

Action urged for Yama lintel return

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Action urged for Yama lintel return. Bangkok Post. 23 August.

Gold chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from deity of Bhadrachalam temple

(India)

B. Satyanarayana Reddy (2016). Gold chains worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen from deity of Bhadrachalam temple. The New Indian Express. 22 August.

Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2016). Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments. The Kathmandu Post. 21 August.

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash. The Hindu. 21 August.

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple. The Hindu. 21 August.

Temple managements told to tighten security

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple managements told to tighten security. The Hindu. 15 August.

Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times (2016). Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen. Udaipur Times. 10 August.

Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen

(India)

Arvind Chauhan (2016). Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen. The Times of India. 10 August.

All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores

(India)

Sandhya Ravishankar (2016). All you need to know about the idol smuggling racket worth crores. Hindustan Times. 8 August.

Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition

(Thailand; United States of America)

The Nation (2016). Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition. The Nation. 5 August.

Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor (2016). Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco. Bangkok Post. 4 August.

US returned only eight antiquities during PM Narendra Modi's visit: Govt

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India (2016). US returned only eight antiquities during PM Narendra Modi's visit: Govt. The Indian Express. 3 August.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

4 ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Inextlive (2016). मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी. Inextlive. 3 August.

Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang

(Malaysia)

Malay Mail (2016). Cops nab man for stealing copper idol from Hindu temple in Penang. Malay Mail. 2 August.

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

(India)

IANS (2016). Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple. The Hindu. 2 August.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Deities, not CM, to decide Raghunath temple's fate, says Maheshwar Singh. The Tribune. 1 August.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe (2016). Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks. Jakarta Globe. 1 August.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2016). Temple burglary gang busted. Bangkok Post. 28 July.

Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple. The Times of India. 28 July.

Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple. The Times of India. 27 July.

Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples. The Hindu. 27 July.

Panchaloha idol found in sand heap

(India)

TNN (2016). Panchaloha idol found in sand heap. The Times of India. 26 July.

Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue

(Japan; South Korea)

Toru Higashioka (2016). Japan, S. Korea at odds over true ownership of stolen statue. The Asahi Shimbun. 26 July.

14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple. The Times of India. 24 July.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple priest arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 24 July.

Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again

(Nepal)

Kai Weise (2016). Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again. The Himalayan Times. 23 July.

सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

14 sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Susner

Naidunia (2016). सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी. Naidunia. 23 July.

Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru. Daijiworld. 23 July.

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

(Australia; India)

The Tribune (2016). Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India. The Tribune. 22 July.

NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA's stolen buddha slowly homing in on return to India. The Australian. 22 July.

Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk

(India)

TNN (2016). Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk. The Times of India. 21 July.

Meet Vijay Kumar, the guardian of plundered idols and colonial loot

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Meet Vijay Kumar, the guardian of plundered idols and colonial loot. The News Minute. 20 July.

मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र

(India)

Silver crown stolen from temple

Patrika (2016). मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र. Patrika. 19 July.

Digitisation of temple idols all set to stop smugglers in their tracks

(India)

B. Sivakumar (2016). Digitisation of temple idols all set to stop smugglers in their tracks. The Times of India. 19 July.

'Our contribution to the artefacts registry is poor'

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 'Our contribution to the artefacts registry is poor'. The New Indian Express. 18 July.

National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2016). National Gallery of Australia likely to forfeit more ancient Indian antiquities, says director. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 July.

BJP government has no space for prized artefacts returned by US

(India)

Soudhriti Bhabani (2016). BJP government has no space for prized artefacts returned by US. India Today. 18 July.

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

(India)

Shafaque Alam (2016). Three cops booked for selling stolen goods. The Times of India. 17 July.

मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Precious ashtadhatu idol theft from temple

EENadu (2016). मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी. EENadu. 17 July.

The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). The rogue's gallery: Subhash Kapoor and India's stolen artefacts. The Indian Express. 17 July.

Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh. Orissa Post. 15 July.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in temple. The Hindu. 15 July.

Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress. The Times of India. 14 July.

End to Penang temple vandalism streak? Cops believe they caught the man (VIDEO)

(Malaysia)

Opalyn Mok (2016). End to Penang temple vandalism streak? Cops believe they caught the man (VIDEO). The Malay Mail. 14 July.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

S. Sundar (2016). Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur. The Hindu. 14 July.

Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple

(Malaysia)

ANN (2016). Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple. Asia One. 13 July.

Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh

(India)

Prameya News (2016). Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh. Prameya News. 13 July.

TN gets back two 1,000-year-old idols smuggled to US

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). TN gets back two 1,000-year-old idols smuggled to US. The Times of India. 12 July.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned. The Times of India. 12 July.

भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस

(India)

Dantewada police looking for stolen idol of god

Naidunia (2016). भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस. Naidunia. 12 July.

Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples

(Malaysia)

Aaron Ngui (2016). Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples. The Sun Daily. 11 July.

Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan (2016). Why confiscating idols alone will not break up the smuggling ring thriving in TN. The News Minute. 11 July.

Three statues smashed at 70-year-old place of worship in Jln Tengku Kudin

(Malaysia)

Crystal Chiam Shiying (2016). Three statues smashed at 70-year-old place of worship in Jln Tengku Kudin. The Star. 11 July.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols. The Hindu. 11 July.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

TNN (2016). Items smuggled under guise of iron goods. The Times of India. 11 July.

Chattisgarh: Rare, centuries-old idols stolen from Bhoramdeo temple

(India)

DNA (2016). Chattisgarh: Rare, centuries-old idols stolen from Bhoramdeo temple. DNA. 9 July.

Bantwal: Thieves enter temple at Vittal- decamp with silver, cash

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Bantwal: Thieves enter temple at Vittal- decamp with silver, cash. Daijiworld. 8 July.

Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor

(Cambodia)

AFP (2016). Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor. The Guardian. 7 July.

कभी गायब होने के बाद खुद लौट आई थी मूर्ति, अब फिर से हुई चोरी

(India)

Historical Idol Of Natraja Stolen From Chhattisgarh Temple

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). कभी गायब होने के बाद खुद लौट आई थी मूर्ति, अब फिर से हुई चोरी. Dainik Bhaskar. 7 July.

Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley. Daily Excelsior. 7 July.

Vessels, puja items stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Vessels, puja items stolen from temple. The Hindu. 6 July.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques. The Hindu. 5 July.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed. Dawn. 5 July.

Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised

(Malaysia)

R. Sekaran (2016). Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised. The Star. 4 July.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow. The Hindu. 4 July.

Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia (2016). Evidence mounts two National Gallery of Australia sculptures may have been looted. ABC Australia. 4 July.

Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor (2016). Two more antiquities may have to be returned by the National Gallery of Australia to India. The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 July.

5-star hotel employee held for temple theft

(India)

TNN (2016). 5-star hotel employee held for temple theft. The Times of India. 29 June.

Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration

(Myanmar)

Apollo (2016). Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration. Apollo. 27 June.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized. The Hindu. 27 June.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

Srikkanth Dhasarathy (2016). Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider. The New Indian Express. 26 June.

Theft at two temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft at two temples. The Hindu. 25 June.

Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues

(India)

TNN (2016). Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues. The Times of India. 25 June.

Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released

(India)

TNN (2016). Four students picked up for possessing 'bronze' idol, released. The Times of India. 24 June.

बंद रहा दरवाजा और मंदिर से देवताओं की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर

(India)

Thieves steal statues of the gods from temple in Madhubani

Pradesh 18 (2016). बंद रहा दरवाजा और मंदिर से देवताओं की मूर्ति चुरा ले गए चोर. Pradesh 18. 24 June.

Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera

(India)

DNA (2016). Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera. DNA. 24 June.

Over 14 lakh antiquities documented, data on NMMA website

(India)

TNN (2016). Over 14 lakh antiquities documented, data on NMMA website. The Times of India. 23 June.

Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft

(India)

AFP (2016). Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft. Hindustan Times. 22 June.

चोरों ने बनाया मठ को निशाना, एक साथ चुराईं अष्टधातु की आधा दर्जन मूर्तियां

(India)

Thieves stole statues of gods from temple in Muzaffarpur

Pradesh 18 (2016). चोरों ने बनाया मठ को निशाना, एक साथ चुराईं अष्टधातु की आधा दर्जन मूर्तियां. Pradesh 18. 22 June.

Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple

(India)

Mangalorean News (2016). Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple. Mangalorean News. 21 June.

Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years

(India)

Sumit Hakhoo (2016). Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years. The Tribune. 21 June.

Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi

(India)

Ravindra Uppar (2016). Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi. The Times of India. 21 June.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi. The Hindu. 20 June.

On the trail of stolen artefacts

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar (2016). On the trail of stolen artefacts. The Hindu. 20 June.

Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai

(India)

Arun Janardhanan (2016). Connoisseur & Smuggler: The 84-year-old art dealer and his collection of 'stolen' idols in Chennai. The Indian Express. 20 June.

CCTV surveillance at Golden Temple helps nail thieves

(India)

P. K. Jaiswar (2016). CCTV surveillance at Golden Temple helps nail thieves. The Tribune. 19 June.

Cracking down on idol-looters

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Cracking down on idol-looters. The Hindu. 17 June.

Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs (2016). Lawsuit Underway to Bring Illegally Traded Chinese Self-Mummified Buddhist Statue Back Home. The Beijinger. 17 June.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones. Business Standard. 17 June.

'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'. The Hindu. 17 June.

Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI

(India)

K. Maniandan (2016). Chennai offices had no role in probe of stolen idols: ASI. The Hindu. 16 June.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2016). Villagers in court over stolen statue. Shanghai Daily. 16 June.

HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples

(India)

The Hindu (2016). HR and CE department launches idol survey in 4,000 temples. The Hindu. 16 June.

Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers. The Hindu. 16 June.

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

R. Srikanth (2016). Catching up with a master smuggler. The Hindu. 15 June.

HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols

(India)

Express News Service (2016). HR and CE Department ups security to protect temple assets, idols. The New Indian Express. 15 June.

'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2016). 'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'. The Times of India. 14 June.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2016). Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring. The Times of India. 14 June.

Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties

(India)

TNN (2016). Officials to carry out raids in idol smuggler's Karnataka properties. The Times of India. 13 June.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

Express News Service (2016). 50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler. The New Indian Express. 12 June.

Chasing Ganeshas: Meet the art sleuths bringing India's stolen heritage home

(India)

Debayan Tewaril (2016). Chasing Ganeshas: Meet the art sleuths bringing India's stolen heritage home. The Times of India. 12 June.

Ganesh and his mother return home from US with Modi

(India; United States of America)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat (2016). Ganesh and his mother return home from US with Modi. India Today. 9 June.

Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft

(India)

Gokul Rajendranl (2016). Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft. The Times of India. 9 June.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). The American Who Rescued The Saint. Swarajya. 8 June.

Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home

(India)

Nistula Hebbar (2016). Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home. The Hindu. 8 June.

How low-profile expats helped India bring back 200 ancient artifacts

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). How low-profile expats helped India bring back 200 ancient artifacts. DNA. 8 June.

Mega heist at Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Mega heist at Thanjai temple. The New Indian Express. 8 June.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

TNN (2016). ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler. The Times of India. 7 June.

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

(Cambodia)

Michelle Vachon (2016). With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins. Cambodia Daily. 7 June.

Idol stolen in Tirupur turns out to be fake, three suspected smugglers released

(India)

TNN (2016). Idol stolen in Tirupur turns out to be fake, three suspected smugglers released. The Times of India. 6 June.

Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river

(India)

TNN (2016). Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river. The Times of India. 5 June.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

News Today (2016). Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders. News Today. 4 June.

More idols found in Alwarpet house

(India)

Express News Service (2016). More idols found in Alwarpet house. The New Indian Express. 3 June.

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping. The Hindu. 2 June.

Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US

(India)

TNN (2016). Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US. The Times of India. 2 June.

Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed

(Malaysia)

Free Malaysia Today (2016). Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed. Free Malaysia Today. 2 June.

Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple

(India)

The Hitavada (2016). Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple. The Hitavada. 1 June.

US to return 19 stolen Indian artefacts during Modi's trip

(India; United States of America)

Sobhana K. Nair (2016). US to return 19 stolen Indian artefacts during Modi's trip. Mumbai Mirror. 1 June.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan (2016). Idol smuggling gang busted. The Hindu. 1 June.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested. Web India 123. 31 May.

Silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Silver articles stolen from temple. The Hans India. 29 May.

Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi. Nagpur Today. 27 May.

Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple. The Times of India. 26 May.

China hopes to reunite "stolen" Buddhist relics in the virtual world

(China)

Atul Aneja (2016). China hopes to reunite "stolen" Buddhist relics in the virtual world. The Hindu. 24 May.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The New Indian Express. 22 May.

Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records

(India)

D. A. Rashid (2016). Theft of Qur'an with Aurangzeb seal in 2003: HC seeks case records. Greater Kashmir. 21 May.

Buddha relics to head back to Oudong Mountain

(Cambodia)

Morn Vanntey (2016). Buddha relics to head back to Oudong Mountain. The Phnom Penh Post. 20 May.

Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500

(India)

Rashmi Menon (2016). Christie's auctions cardiologist Dr. Lahiri's artworks for $2,376,500. The Economic Times. 18 May.

मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी

(India)

Ornaments Cash Stolen From Temple In Bilaspur

Amar Ujala (2016). मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी. Amar Ujala. 16 May.

Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service (2016). Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur. The Himalayan Times. 12 May.

पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार

(India)

Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

Patrika (2016). पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार. Patrika. 11 May.

Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple

(Nepal)

Rastriya Samachar Samiti (2016). Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple. The Himalayan Times. 11 May.

ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ

(India)

Isvaramangala: thieves break into the temple

Vijay Karnataka (2016). ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ. Vijay Karnataka. 10 May.

The Heritage Warriors

(India)

Gargi Gupta (2016). The Heritage Warriors. DNA. 8 May.

Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple

(India)

Latha Iyer (2016). Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple. Performance Gurus. 8 May.

Theft in temple in Siddapura

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Theft in temple in Siddapura. The Hindu. 6 May.

Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple

(Bangladesh)

BD News 24 (2016). Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple. BD News 24. 4 May.

Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?

(India; United Kingdom)

Ruchika Sharma (2016). Forget the Kohinoor, could we have the Amaravati Stupa sculptures back please?. Scroll.in. 1 May.

भगवान राम पड़े अकेले, माता सीता को ले गए चोर, पुलिस ढूंढ़ रही पता

(India)

Idol Theft From Temple In Jhansi

Bhaskar (2016). भगवान राम पड़े अकेले, माता सीता को ले गए चोर, पुलिस ढूंढ़ रही पता. Bhaskar. 30 April.

Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?. MyIndMakers. 29 April.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के

(India)

Idols stolen from temple in Raebareli

Amar Ujala (2016). मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के. Amar Ujala. 29 April.

Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Two arrested for trying to sell idols stolen from temple near Ponneri. The Hindu. 29 April.

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

P. Naveen (2016). Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP. The Times of India. 29 April.

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan. BBC News. 28 April.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf. The Daily Mail. 28 April.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.

CCS cops recover 1-cr idol within 24 hours of theft

(India)

The Hans India (2016). CCS cops recover 1-cr idol within 24 hours of theft. The Hans India. 27 April.

One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites

(Nepal)

Erich Theophile (2016). One year on: an update from Nepal's earthquake-damaged heritage sites. Apollo. 26 April.

Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par. Business Standard. 26 April.

18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government. The New Indian Express. 25 April.

Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash

(India)

Ranjani Govind (2016). Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash. The Hindu. 25 April.

Monuments Men go after state's treasure

(India)

Vandana Kamath (2016). Monuments Men go after state's treasure. Bangalore Mirror. 24 April.

चोरी से पहले हनुमानजी की पूजा, फिर चुराई तेल की बोतल और कुर्सियां

(India)

Temple theft caught on CCTV footage

Bhaskar (2016). चोरी से पहले हनुमानजी की पूजा, फिर चुराई तेल की बोतल और कुर्सियां. Bhaskar. 22 April.

Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case. The Hans India. 20 April.

Save cultural heritage of India

(India)

Anil Paba (2016). Save cultural heritage of India. Daily Excelsior. 18 April.

कोतवाली पुलिस सोती रही, पड़ोस के जैन मंदिर में हो गई चोरी

(India)

Theft in Jain Temple Near Police Station, Gwalior

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). कोतवाली पुलिस सोती रही, पड़ोस के जैन मंदिर में हो गई चोरी. Dainik Bhaskar. 16 April.

S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). S. Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster. Yonhap News Agency. 16 April.

SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure

(India)

Hindustan Times (2016). SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure. Hindustan Times. 14 April.

Silver items taken away from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Silver items taken away from temple. The Hindu. 12 April.

Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return

(India)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return. Digital Journal. 9 April.

Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found. Daijiworld. 8 April.

HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels. The Hindu. 8 April.

Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP. Business Standard. 7 April.

प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी

(India)

Bell stolen from Ancient Bhadreswar temple

Amar Ujala (2016). प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी. Amar Ujala. 5 April.

Burglars decamp with Rs. 17,480, 8 silver Chhatrs from Sarwal Temple

(India)

State Times (2016). Burglars decamp with Rs. 17,480, 8 silver Chhatrs from Sarwal Temple. State Times. 4 April.

గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Rama Temple of Gurajala

Sakshi Post (2016). గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ. Sakshi Post. 4 April.

Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held

(India)

Kapil Dixit (2016). Astadhatu idol of Lord Ganesh worth 25 crore recovered in Kaushambi, 6 held. The Times of India. 4 April.

पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति

(India)

Ashtadhatu idol stolen from temple

Patrika (2016). पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति. Patrika. 3 April.

नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति

(India)

Idol stolen from Nashirabad

Pradesh 18 (2016). नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति. Pradesh 18. 3 April.

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panchaloha idols seized. The Hans India. 3 April.

चोर की करतूत, मंदिर से पार कर दिया कीमती भगवान की मूर्ति

(India)

Kanker: Sculpture theft at temple

Patrika (2016). चोर की करतूत, मंदिर से पार कर दिया कीमती भगवान की मूर्ति. Patrika. 3 April.

Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired

(Australia; India)

The Chakra (2016). Australian Hindus Urge Sydney Art Gallery to Return Hindu Statue If Illegal Acquired. The Chakra. 2 April.

मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी

(India)

Banke Bihari temple idol theft in Uttar Pradesh

Khaskhabar (2016). मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी. Khaskhabar. 2 April.

AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). AGNSW's 1000-year-old Hindu goddess 'may be illegal'. The Australian. 2 April.

89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). 89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal. The Hindu. 31 March.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng (2016). More looted antiquities welcomed home. The Phnom Penh Post. 31 March.

Idols stolen from streetside temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idols stolen from streetside temple. The Hindu. 30 March.

Sirsi: Idol of Nandi stolen at Sirsi Temple.

(India)

Sahil Online (2016). Sirsi: Idol of Nandi stolen at Sirsi Temple.. Sahil Online. 30 March.

Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork

(Cambodia)

WBUR (2016). Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork. WBUR. 30 March.

Four held; stolen idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Four held; stolen idols recovered. The Hindu. 30 March.

3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple. The Times of India. 30 March.

Stolen Durga idol returns to Valley after 25 years

(India)

M Aamir Khan (2016). Stolen Durga idol returns to Valley after 25 years. The Tribune. 30 March.

NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA keeping mum on 1000-year-old Indian goddess statue. The Australian. 29 March.

US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia. BBC News. 28 March.

Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?

(Australia; India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). Priceless Indian Artefacts With Australia; Will They Ever Come Back Home?. Swarajya. 27 March.

Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop

(India)

TNN (2016). Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop. The Times of India. 27 March.

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum

(Pakistan)

Dunya News (2016). Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum. Dunya News. 26 March.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish

(India)

Jawhar Sircar (2016). Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish. The Art Newspaper. 24 March.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram

(India)

TNN (2016). 7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram. The Times of India. 22 March.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Protector left unprotected

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2016). Protector left unprotected. The Hindu. 21 March.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC directs IO's personal appearance

(India)

Marouf Ahmad Parray (2016). Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC directs IO's personal appearance. Kashmir Reader. 20 March.

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols. The Hindu. 19 March.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case. The New York Times. 18 March.

Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple

(India)

TNN (2016). Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple. The Times of India. 17 March.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

(United States of America; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.

400 year-old ancient statues stolen from a temple in Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau (2016). 400 year-old ancient statues stolen from a temple in Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 15 March.

Theft of ancient idol: Himachal trying to extradite suspect from Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS (2016). Theft of ancient idol: Himachal trying to extradite suspect from Nepal. Business Standard. 15 March.

800gm silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

TNN (2016). 800gm silver articles stolen from temple. The Times of India. 14 March.

जौनपुर में मंदिर से मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Sculptures Stolen from Temple in Jaunpur

Navbharat Times (2016). जौनपुर में मंदिर से मूर्तियां चोरी. Navbharat Times. 14 March.

Violence, dead bufallo, stolen idol raise tensions in Agra district

(India)

TNN (2016). Violence, dead bufallo, stolen idol raise tensions in Agra district. The Times of India. 13 March.

मूर्ति उठाने आए बदमाशों ने होमगार्ड पर झोंका फायर

(India)

Theft in temple, guard fired on

Amar Ujala (2016). मूर्ति उठाने आए बदमाशों ने होमगार्ड पर झोंका फायर. Amar Ujala. 12 March.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

The Hindu (2016). Temple theft case: two arrested. The Hindu. 12 March.

Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

(China; Taiwan)

Lucy Hornby (2016). Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei. Financial Times. 11 March.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan (2016). Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures. The New York Times. 11 March.

ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2016). ICE recovers stolen Indian artifacts from major auction house ahead of Asia Week New York. ICE. 11 March.

Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended

(India)

TNN (2016). Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended. The Times of India. 10 March.

Precious Art Stolen from India Is Being Brought Back. Thanks to One Man and His Extraordinary Team

(India)

Tanaya Singh (2016). Precious Art Stolen from India Is Being Brought Back. Thanks to One Man and His Extraordinary Team. The Better India. 9 March.

Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts. The Hindu. 9 March.

Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000. Business Standard. 9 March.

Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum

(India)

Satyasundar Barik (2016). Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum. The Hindu. 8 March.

Temple Theft: Role of Migrant Workers in Crime Suspected

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Temple Theft: Role of Migrant Workers in Crime Suspected. The New Indian Express. 7 March.

Temple burgled: idol and valuables stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Temple burgled: idol and valuables stolen. The Hindu. 6 March.

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

(Philippines)

Anne Fernandez (2016). Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery. Inter Aksyon. 6 March.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in TN

(India)

Web India 123 (2016). Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in TN. Web India 123. 5 March.

Valuables worth 1.5 lakhstolen from Maradu temple

(India)

The Times of India (2016). Valuables worth 1.5 lakhstolen from Maradu temple. The Times of India. 5 March.

Rs 5 lakh worth gold, silver looted from Odisha temple

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2016). Rs 5 lakh worth gold, silver looted from Odisha temple. Odisha Sun Times. 5 March.

Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net

(India)

TNN (2016). Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net. The Times of India. 4 March.

Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft. The Indian Express. 4 March.

5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered. Business Standard. 4 March.

Treasure hunters ravage temples

(India)

Ravi P. Benjamin (2016). Treasure hunters ravage temples. The Hans India. 4 March.

Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing

(China; Taiwan)

Francis Eduard Ang (2016). Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing. Yibada. 3 March.

'Stringent action in temple thefts must'

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Stringent action in temple thefts must'. The Times of India. 3 March.

कुटी रोड के मंदिर से शिवलिंग चोरी

(India)

Amar Ujala (2016). कुटी रोड के मंदिर से शिवलिंग चोरी. Amar Ujala. 2 March.

In icon centre, Uma Parmeshwari reunites with Nataraja after 8 years

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2016). In icon centre, Uma Parmeshwari reunites with Nataraja after 8 years. Deccan Chronicle. 2 March.

Rs 1.58 L jewellery theft at Vaishno Devi temple

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Rs 1.58 L jewellery theft at Vaishno Devi temple. Pune Mirror. 1 March.

Stolen idol produced in court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Stolen idol produced in court. Business Standard. 1 March.

US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Peter Ford (2016). US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue. Cambodia Daily. 29 February.

ASI seeks info on provenance of idols

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). ASI seeks info on provenance of idols. The Hindu. 28 February.

ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ

(India)

Nandi temple theft

Sakshi Post (2016). ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ. Sakshi Post. 27 February.

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Shanghai Daily (2016). Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years. Shanghai Daily. 26 February.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

Geoff Hiscock (2016). Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures. Nikkei. 26 February.

Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro (2016). Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it. The Express Tribune. 26 February.

Calangute theft probe draws blank

(India)

TNN (2016). Calangute theft probe draws blank. The Times of India. 24 February.

Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues. Digital Journal. 24 February.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.

Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi

(India)

Raghava M. (2016). Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi. The Hindu. 22 February.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan (2016). Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years. ECNS. 22 February.

Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments

(India)

R B Jagadish (2016). Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments. Daijiworld. 21 February.

Idols found damaged in temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Idols found damaged in temple. India.com. 20 February.

Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement

(India)

Herald Goa (2016). Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement. Herald Goa. 19 February.

छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद

(India)

Stolen ancient idol from Chhapra recovered from pond

Jagran (2016). छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद. Jagran. 18 February.

Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites

(India)

TNN (2016). Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites. The Times of India. 18 February.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.

3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP. The Times of India. 18 February.

Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site

(Myanmar)

Asian Correspondent (2016). Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site. Asian Correspondent. 18 February.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.

20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur

(India)

TNN (2016). 20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur. The Times of India. 16 February.

Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen. The Times of India. 16 February.

मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा

(India)

Theft at Jain temple in Udaipur.

Rajasthan Patrika (2016). मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा. Rajasthan Patrika. 14 February.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.

Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2016). Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period. The Hindu. 12 February.

Idol lifters nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

(India)

Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.

वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2016). वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 9 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ram Janaki temple idol theft

Amar Ujala (2016). राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 8 February.

A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer

(India)

Ashwin Aghor (2016). A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer. Catch News. 8 February.

India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home. Swarajya. 7 February.

Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen. The Siasat Daily. 5 February.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court. Business Standard. 5 February.

Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols. The Hindu. 4 February.

Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple

(India)

Ganesh Prabhu (2016). Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple. The Hindu. 3 February.

Icon centres coming up

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up. The Hindu. 3 February.

मंदिर से 400 साल पुरानी 30 किलो की गदा चोरी, पहले भी हो चुकी है वारदात

(India)

400-year old, 30g temple mace stolen.

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). मंदिर से 400 साल पुरानी 30 किलो की गदा चोरी, पहले भी हो चुकी है वारदात. Dainik Bhaskar. 31 January.

Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

(China)

Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.

Last Koh Ker piece coming home

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Audrey Wilson (2016). Last Koh Ker piece coming home. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 January.

In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Pin Sisovann (2016). In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities. Voice of America. 29 January.

French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers

(India)

Express News Service (2016). French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers. The New Indian Express. 28 January.

'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP. PTI News. 23 January.

Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2016). Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib. The Express Tribune. 22 January.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success. Khmer Times. 21 January.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP (2016). France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh. Art Daily. 20 January.

शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Statue stolen from the temple

Amar Ujala (2016). शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 20 January.

Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples

(India)

Leena Dhankhar (2016). Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples. Hindustan Times. 20 January.

Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp

(India)

Neeraj Santoshi (2016). Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp. Hindustan Times. 19 January.

Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple. The New Indian Express. 19 January.

Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns

(India)

Keshav Naik (2016). Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns. The Times of India. 16 January.

मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद

(India)

Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

News 18 (2016). मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद. News 18. 16 January.

घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Idol theft from Radhakrishna Temple

Inextlive (2016). घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी. Inextlive. 15 January.

Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security

(India)

PNS (2016). Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security. The Daily Pioneer. 14 January.

Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha

(India)

Susant Kumar Das (2016). Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha. IAmIn. 14 January.

Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held. Orissa Post. 13 January.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 12 January.

Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Pioneer (2016). Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple. The Pioneer. 10 January.

Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest

(India)

Nayyar Azad (2016). Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest. The Asian Age. 9 January.

The Gods are still leaving

(Nepal)

Sewa Bhattarai (2016). The Gods are still leaving. The Kathmandu Post. 9 January.

Thieves target two temples in Junagadh

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves target two temples in Junagadh. The Times of India. 8 January.

Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque

(India)

The Statesman (2016). Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque. The Daily Star. 8 January.

Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar. Business Standard. 8 January.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia. DNA. 6 January.

NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours. Nagpur Today. 5 January.

Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted. Daijiworld. 5 January.

Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery

(Hong Kong)

Ejinsight (2016). Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery. Ejinsight. 4 January.

Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple. Daijiworld. 4 January.

Pillage of prehistory

(Pakistan)

Hidayat Khan (2016). Pillage of prehistory. The Express Tribune. 3 January.

Four precious idols stolen in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Four precious idols stolen in Bihar. The Hindu. 2 January.

Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples. The Times of India. 2 January.

Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple

(India)

Rajesh Kumar Thakur (2016). Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple. Hindustan Times. 2 January.

Idol Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Idol Stolen. The New Indian Express. 31 December.

Idols and valuables stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Idols and valuables stolen from temple. Business Standard. 31 December.

Bhimsengola shop burgled

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). Bhimsengola shop burgled. The Himalayan Times. 26 December.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple

(India)

Alka Tiwari (2015). Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple. The Times of India. 25 December.

मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Two statues stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 24 December.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh (2015). Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation. CBC. 21 December.

Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing

(India)

Sivakumar B (2015). Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing. The Times of India. 21 December.

Police draw blank in idol theft case

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2015). Police draw blank in idol theft case. The Kathmandu Post. 21 December.

Two idols stolen

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Two idols stolen. The Telegraph. 19 December.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and temple donation box stolen

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी. Amar Ujala. 17 December.

Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa

(India)

Shrutika Sukhi (2015). Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa. The Times of India. 16 December.

Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen. Daijiworld. 15 December.

Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2015). Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple. The Times of India. 15 December.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA. The Kathmandu Post. 14 December.

No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims. The Kathmandu Post. 13 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan (2015). Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy. ECNS. 13 December.

सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested

Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 December.

डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvati and Ganesh idol stolen from a temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 12 December.

Antique racket behind vandalism?

(India)

Falguni Banerjee (2015). Antique racket behind vandalism?. The Times of India. 11 December.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

(India)

IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China. ECNS. 8 December.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.

Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery. The Telegraph. 7 December.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village

(India)

TNN (2015). Theft raises security concerns in temple village. The Times of India. 7 December.

BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident

(India)

Express News Service (2015). BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident. The New Indian Express. 7 December.

Cops find Jain idol in ditch

(India)

Shrikrishna Prasad (2015). Cops find Jain idol in ditch. The Telegraph. 6 December.

बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी

(India)

Stolen idol of Bhagvan Mahavir recovered from Jamui Village

Aajtak (2015). बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी. Aajtak. 6 December.

Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar. Business Standard. 6 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol

(India)

TNN (2015). Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol

(India)

Bharat Yagnik (2015). Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight (2015). The Real-Life Indiana Jones. FiveThirtyEight. 2 December.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha. Business Standard. 2 December.

जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई

(India)

Watchmen were posted at Jain temple where four sculptures were stolen

Dainik Bhaskar (2015). जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई. Dainik Bhaskar. 2 December.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft

(India)

Amarnath Tewary (2015). Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft. The Hindu. 2 December.

Cops draw blank in idol recovery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Cops draw blank in idol recovery. The Telegraph. 1 December.

Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar. Business Standard. 1 December.

Two held for stealing idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.

No clues in idol theft case

(India)

Farrukh Nadim (2015). No clues in idol theft case. The Times of India. 29 November.

अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Ashtdhatu Durga idol theft

Amar Ujala (2015). अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी. Amar Ujala. 29 November.

Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days

(India)

Speed News (2015). Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days. Catch News. 29 November.

Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol. NDTV. 29 November.

Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP. Business Standard. 29 November.

Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple. The Indian Express. 29 November.

Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'

(Canada; India)

Douglas Quan (2015). Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'. National Post. 27 November.

Three antique stone idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Three antique stone idols stolen from temple. The Statesman. 27 November.

Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau (2015). Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 26 November.

Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling

(India)

Rohit Khanna (2015). Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling. The Times of India. 25 November.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Theft in temple. The Hindu. 24 November.

Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas

(Singapore; India)

Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid (2015). Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas. Channel News Asia. 24 November.

Thieves return stolen idol

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Thieves return stolen idol. The Hindu. 22 November.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang (2015). Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue. Yibada. 20 November.

Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held. The Times of India. 20 November.

Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh (2015). Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol. The Star Press. 19 November.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia (2015). China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god. Xinhua. 18 November.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue. ECNS. 17 November.

नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी

(India)

Theft in the historic Narkanda Hatu temple

Kesari (2015). नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी. Kesari. 17 November.

ICE HSI partners with Ball State University and the David Owsley Museum of Art to recover a hidden idol stolen from India

(India; United States of America)

ICE (2015). ICE HSI partners with Ball State University and the David Owsley Museum of Art to recover a hidden idol stolen from India. ICE. 17 November.

Idol, gold chains stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Idol, gold chains stolen from temple. The Hindu. 16 November.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily (2015). Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk. What's On Xiamen. 16 November.

500-year-old conch stolen

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2015). 500-year-old conch stolen. The Kathmandu Post. 15 November.

18th century stolen idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 18th century stolen idol recovered. The Statesman. 13 November.

Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan. Hindustan Times. 12 November.

32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2015). 32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell. Mumbai Mirror. 11 November.

Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered

(India)

The Tribune (2015). Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered. The Tribune. 11 November.

Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen. The Hindu. 9 November.

Security tightened amid threat to temples

(Indonesia)

Slamet Susanto (2015). Security tightened amid threat to temples. The Jakarta Post. 9 November.

Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India

(India; Singapore)

B Sivakumar (2015). Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India. The Times of India. 8 November.

Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores

(India)

Picsture (2015). Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores. Picsture. 8 November.

Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India

(Singapore; India)

The Straits Times (2015). Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India. The Straits Times. 6 November.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple. The New Indian Express. 31 October.

Cambodia returns sculptural fragment after 3-D scans show it fits Cleveland Museum of Art's Krishna (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). Cambodia returns sculptural fragment after 3-D scans show it fits Cleveland Museum of Art's Krishna (photos). Cleveland.com. 30 October.

Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments. The Hindu. 27 October.

SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace. Hindustan Times. 26 October.

CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol

(India)

Ahmedabad Mirror (2015). CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol. Ahmedabad Mirror. 26 October.

Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace. Hindustan Times. 25 October.

Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot

(India)

DHNS (2015). Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot. Deccan Herald. 25 October.

ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India

(India; Singapore)

Deepika Shetty (2015). ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India. The Straits Times. 22 October.

Artefacts returned by collector

(Cambodia; Sweden)

Vong Sokheng (2015). Artefacts returned by collector. The Phnom Penh Post. 21 October.

Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture

(Singapore; India)

Mayo Martin (2015). Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture. Today. 19 October.

Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector

(Cambodia)

Neou Vannarin (2015). Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector. Voice of America. 16 October.

Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia. The Australian. 16 October.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'. ECNS. 15 October.

Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols

(India)

Nyoooz (2015). Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols. Nyoooz. 11 October.

Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

(India; Australia)

The Indian Express (2015). Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India. The Indian Express. 11 October.

He brings the gods back home to India

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2015). He brings the gods back home to India. Rediff News. 9 October.

चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा

(India)

Jain temple raided by thieves again

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा. Rajasthan Patrika. 8 October.

Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November

(India)

Priyangi Agarwal (2015). Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November. The Times of India. 7 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India (2015). Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir. The Hindu. 6 October.

Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign

(India)

Baishali Adak (2015). Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign. India Today. 3 October.

Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple

(Malaysia)

The Borneo Post (2015). Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple. The Borneo Post. 29 September.

திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

Statue theft at temple near Thiruvannamalai

Tamil Murasu (2015). திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு. Tamil Murasu. 29 September.

Cop dilemma over antique or fake

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Cop dilemma over antique or fake. Bangalore Mirror. 29 September.

Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols

(India)

R. Rajaram (2015). Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols. The Hindu. 27 September.

'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'

(India)

Ranjana Diggikar (2015). 'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'. The Times of India. 23 September.

Museum to return tainted art objects

(United States of America; India)

Natalie Trusso Cafarello (2015). Museum to return tainted art objects. The Toledo Blade. 23 September.

Germany returns Hindu statue to India

(India; Germany)

Dana Scherle (2015). Germany returns Hindu statue to India. DW. 23 September.

Alarm prevents idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Alarm prevents idol theft. The Hindu. 22 September.

Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district

(India)

K. Umashankar (2015). Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district. The Hindu. 21 September.

Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure

(North Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2015). Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure. The Japan Times. 20 September.

A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris (2015). A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise. Blouin ArtInfo. 20 September.

German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol

(India; Germany)

Sobhana K Nair (2015). German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol. Mumbai Mirror. 19 September.

राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radha-Krishna temple statues stolen

Inextlive (2015). राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी. Inextlive. 18 September.

4 theft cases reported in Capital

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). 4 theft cases reported in Capital. The Himalayan Times. 16 September.

Temple antiques up for grabs

(India)

Manish Kumar (2015). Temple antiques up for grabs. Orissa Post. 16 September.

Smuggling India's Antiquities

(India)

Neeta Lal (2015). Smuggling India's Antiquities. The Diplomat. 16 September.

43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB

(India)

TNN (2015). 43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB. The Times of India. 14 September.

Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft. The New Indian Express. 13 September.

'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2015). 'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'. Odisha Sun Times. 7 September.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.

Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security

(India)

B.K. Lakshmikantha (2015). Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security. The Times of India. 1 September.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft

(Cambodia)

Xinhua (2015). 5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft. Khmer Times. 27 August.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

(India)

Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 August.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case

(India)

TNN (2015). After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case. The Times of India. 26 August.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket. The New Indian Express. 26 August.

105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found. The Hindu. 24 August.

सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Four Ashta statues stolen from Sitaram temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 22 August.

A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar (2015). A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja. The Hindu. 20 August.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman. The Australian. 20 August.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks. The Australian. 19 August.

Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed. Daijiworld. 18 August.

Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang

(India)

TNN (2015). Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang. The Times of India. 17 August.

To catch an idol thief

(India)

Amulya Gopalakrishnan (2015). To catch an idol thief. The Times of India. 16 August.

Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed

(India)

Silvester D'Souza (2015). Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed. Daijiworld. 15 August.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.

Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN

(Singapore; India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). 45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Filmmaker in idol theft net

(India)

G.C. Shekhar (2015). Filmmaker in idol theft net. The Telegraph. 14 August.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP (2015). Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft. IOL. 13 August.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2015). Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi. The Hindu. 13 August.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2015). South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items. The Japan Times. 13 August.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 August.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city

(India)

Kaumudi Online (2015). Accused in idol theft case held in capital city. Kaumudi Online. 12 August.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.

From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back. The Indian Express. 10 August.

A step toward bringing Korean treasures home

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun (2015). A step toward bringing Korean treasures home. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 August.

Racy temple dancers surrender

(Thailand)

Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.

Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

(India)

Mid-day (2015). Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore. Mid-day. 8 August.

Man Held for Multiple Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Man Held for Multiple Theft. The New Indian Express. 5 August.

Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol. The Hindu. 4 August.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi (2015). Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal. The Tribune. 4 August.

8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government. The Economic Times. 3 August.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks

(India)

Jason Burke (2015). India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks. The Guardian. 3 August.

Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple. The Hindu. 3 August.

Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse

(India)

See And Say (2015). Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse. See And Say. 2 August.

Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh

(India)

TNN (2015). Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh. The Times of India. 31 July.

India demands return of objects stolen from its temples

(India)

AMA (2015). India demands return of objects stolen from its temples. AMA. 30 July.

Statues built on ancient bricks

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2015). Statues built on ancient bricks. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 July.

Theft in Lingala temple

(India)

Sakshi Post (2015). Theft in Lingala temple. Sakshi Post. 27 July.

Thieves strike at three places, including temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves strike at three places, including temple. The Hindu. 26 July.

Honour etched in stone

(India)

Prakesh Bhandari (2015). Honour etched in stone. The Statesman. 26 July.

Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh

(India)

Niti Central (2015). Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh. Niti Central. 26 July.

500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered

(India)

TNN (2015). 500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered. The Times of India. 25 July.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri (2015). The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting. Hindustan Times. 24 July.

Protecting the ruins

(Nepal)

Sarthak Mani (2015). Protecting the ruins. Nepali Times. 24 July.

How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India

(India)

The New York Times (2015). How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India. The New York Times. 23 July.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation

(India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project

(Bhutan)

Heather Wardle (2015). Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project. Lion's Roar. 21 July.

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

So Jung Park (2015). Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.. The Korea Observer. 21 July.

వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Venkateshwara Swamy Temple

Namasthe Telangaana (2015). వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthe Telangaana. 18 July.

भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा

(India)

Mahamaya temple theft

Naidunia (2015). भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा. Naidunia. 18 July.

प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी

(India)

Ancient Jain temple donation box, parasol theft

Naidunia (2015). प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी. Naidunia. 17 July.

Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts. Korea Herald. 17 July.

'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service (2015). 'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'. The Himalayan Times. 16 July.

S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan

(South Korea; Japan)

Akihiko Kaise (2015). S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan. The Asahi Shimbun. 15 July.

Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking

(India)

Nithin Sridhar (2015). Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking. NewsGram. 14 July.

Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu. NDTV. 14 July.

Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates

(India)

Nithin Sridhar (2015). Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates. NewsGram. 14 July.

Is BSU museum piece stolen art?

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh (2015). Is BSU museum piece stolen art?. The Star Press. 14 July.

Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi

(India; Germany)

Mail Today (2015). Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi. India Today. 14 July.

Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found. Business Standard. 13 July.

मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Gong stolen from temple, suspect arrested

Navbharat Times (2015). मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार. Navbharat Times. 13 July.

I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal

(India)

Anurag Bende (2015). I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal. Pune Mirror. 11 July.

Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues

(Australia; India)

Kristian Silva (2015). Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues. Brisbane Times. 10 July.

Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar. The Indian Express. 10 July.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

Father turns in son for Pune temple theft

(India)

Chaitraly Deshmukh (2015). Father turns in son for Pune temple theft. Mid-day. 9 July.

Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple

(India)

FPJ Bureau (2015). Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple. The Free Press Journal. 9 July.

Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum. The Times of India. 8 July.

Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere (2015). Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples. Bangalore Mirror. 7 July.

Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online

(India; Sri Lanka)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online. Chetan R. 7 July.

Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Gina Fairley (2015). Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities. Visual Arts Hub. 6 July.

தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது

(India)

Two, including a student, arrested for stealing a statue in a temple near Devakottai

Maalaimalar (2015). தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது. Maalaimalar. 6 July.

Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled

(India)

TNN (2015). Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled. The Times of India. 5 July.

जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी

(India)

Jain temple invaded by thieves, age-old statues stolen

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 3 July.

Pongpat gets 2 more years

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2015). Pongpat gets 2 more years. Bangkok Post. 1 July.

ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2015). ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India. ICE. 1 July.

मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी

(India)

Four silver umbrella temple theft

Patrika (2015). मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी. Patrika. 1 July.

Windows to the past

(India)

Rishabh Shroff (2015). Windows to the past. The Indian Express. 30 June.

शिव मंदिर मे चोरी

(India)

Theft at Shiva Temple

Amar Ujala (2015). शिव मंदिर मे चोरी. Amar Ujala. 29 June.

மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

120-year-old idol stolen

Vijayalashmi (2015). மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு. One India. 29 June.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back. The Indian Express. 27 June.

Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras. Daijiworld. 26 June.

Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple. The Hindu. 25 June.

Gods safe as govt ups security at temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere (2015). Gods safe as govt ups security at temples. Bangalore Mirror. 24 June.

117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found

(India)

Vimal Bhatia (2015). 117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found. The Times of India. 24 June.

मंदिर में चोरी के 50 दिन बाद चोरों को हुआ पश्चाताप! लोग रह गए हैरान

(India)

Items stolen from temple recovered after 50 days. People were left shocked.

ETV Rajasthan (2015). मंदिर में चोरी के 50 दिन बाद चोरों को हुआ पश्चाताप! लोग रह गए हैरान. News 18. 24 June.

Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba

(India)

Faiz Rahman Siddiqui (2015). Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba. The Times of India. 23 June.

Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2015). Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas. Odisha Sun Times. 22 June.

The Chinese Want Their Art Back

(China)

Karl E. Meyer (2015). The Chinese Want Their Art Back. The New York Times. 20 June.

Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities

(Australia; India; Nepal)

Michaela Boland (2015). Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities. The Australian. 19 June.

Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip. India Today. 18 June.

Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel. Daijiworld. 17 June.

Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar. Z News. 17 June.

A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2015). A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala. Hiru News. 14 June.

Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum

(India; Singapore)

Press Trust of India (2015). Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum. The Indian Express. 14 June.

Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display. The Australian. 13 June.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.

Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world. India Today. 12 June.

Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling. Swarajya. 11 June.

Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar. The Indian Express. 8 June.

Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts

(India)

Dipender Manta (2015). Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts. Hindustan Times. 4 June.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha

(Japan)

Simon (2015). For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha. EDers. 4 June.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi

(India)

Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.

Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft

(India)

Steephan Kayyar (2015). Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft. Daijiworld. 1 June.

Interpol on cops' radar to find idols

(India)

Bibhuti Barik (2015). Interpol on cops' radar to find idols. The Telegraph. 30 May.

Police recover 300 years old idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recover 300 years old idol. Business Standard. 29 May.

Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal. Daijiworld. 28 May.

Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod

(India)

Manorama (2015). Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod. Manorama. 27 May.

India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting

(India)

Kathleen Caulderwood (2015). India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting. International Business Times. 26 May.

Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling. Deccan Herald. 25 May.

Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced. The Times of India. 25 May.

Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations

(Cambodia)

Bennett Murray (2015). Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations. The Phnom Penh Post. 23 May.

Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2015). Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest. The Phnom Penh Post. 22 May.

Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha. The Indian Express. 21 May.

Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen

(India)

Bibhuti Barik (2015). Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen. The Telegraph. 21 May.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist (2015). Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China. Shanghaiist. 20 May.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

(Pakistan)

Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.

Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes

(Nepal)

Alexandre Capron, Joy Lynn Davis (2015). Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes. France 24. 19 May.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.

700-yr-old idol recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.

Jewels stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Jewels stolen from temple. The Hindu. 17 May.

Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple

(India)

TNN (2015). Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple. The Times of India. 17 May.

Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple

(Malaysia)

Loshana K. Shagar, R. Aravinthan (2015). Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple. The Star. 16 May.

Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland.com. 15 May.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

(India)

TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार

(India)

Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

Naidunia (2015). महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार. Naidunia. 14 May.

Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 14 May.

Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court

(United States of America; India)

Adam Klasfeld (2015). Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

Precious idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Precious idols stolen from Jain temple. Business Standard. 13 May.

It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos). Cleveland.com. 12 May.

US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Mech Dara (2015). US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 11 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. The New Indian Express. 9 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake

(Nepal)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake. Hyperallergic. 8 May.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). 'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'. The Times of India. 8 May.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma (2015). Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha. CRIEnglish. 8 May.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). 'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'. The Times of India. 8 May.

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

(China)

CNTV (2015). Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin. CNTV. 7 May.

Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW

(Nepal)

Deutsche Presse Agentur (2015). Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW. The Nation. 7 May.

Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition

(China)

Xinhua (2015). Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition. Xinhua. 5 May.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP (2015). A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting. Deccan Chronicle. 4 May.

Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities. Swarajya. 4 May.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP (2015). A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting. Deccan Chronicle. 4 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2015). Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore. Deccan Chronicle. 11 April.

India's deafening silence on stolen art

(India)

Vishakha N. Desai (2015). India's deafening silence on stolen art. The Hindu. 10 April.

Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on

(United States of America; India)

Jessica Gelt (2015). Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on. Los Angeles Times. 9 April.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times (2015). Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites. The Japan Times. 9 April.

Empty temples, stolen gods

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2015). Empty temples, stolen gods. eKantipur. 8 April.

Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation

(United States of America; India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation. The New York Times. 7 April.

One held for Bangalore temple theft

(India)

TNN (2015). One held for Bangalore temple theft. The Times of India. 7 April.

Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder

(China)

The Economist (2015). Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder. The Economist. 4 April.

Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

Graham Bowley (2015). Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 2 April.

Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

James Fanelli (2015). Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K. DNA Info. 2 April.

Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum

(United States of America; India)

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher (2015). Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum. ABC United States. 1 April.

In an antique trade

(India)

Business Standard (2015). In an antique trade. Business Standard. 30 March.

Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols. The Hindu. 30 March.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2015). Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha. Shanghai Daily. 29 March.

Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities

(Cambodia)

Xuequean Mu (2015). Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities. Xinhua. 28 March.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng (2015). China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another. The Wall Street Journal. 27 March.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang (2015). Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha". CRIEnglish. 27 March.

Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'

(China)

Jane Perlez (2015). Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'. Sinosphere. 26 March.

आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी

(India)

Ancient Temple Sculpture Stolen

Damon Arwa (2015). आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी. News 18. 26 March.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si (2015). Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha. Ecns. 24 March.

Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha

(India)

Ranjan Rath (2015). Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 6 February.

7 held with ancient Buddha statue

(Nepal)

Rajendra Nath (2015). 7 held with ancient Buddha statue. eKantipur. 6 February.

4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless

(India)

Keshav Naik (2015). 4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless. The Times of India. 5 February.

मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी

(India)

Theft of millions from Vaishno Devi Temple

Swapnil (2015). मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी. News 18. 4 February.

Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC. Z News. 3 February.

Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert

(Mongolia)

Kate Baklitskaya (2015). Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert. The Siberian Times. 2 February.

గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ

(India)

Goddess' crown stolen at Gajjela Papamma Temple

Sakshi (2015). గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ. Sakshi. 2 February.

Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2015). Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history. Dawn. 21 January.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols

(India)

TNN (2015). Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols. The Times of India. 7 January.

Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name

(Thailand)

Thomas Fuller (2014). Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name. The New York Times. 30 November.

Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2014). Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple. Business Standard. 29 November.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2014). Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue. The Japan Times. 25 November.

Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years

(India; United States of America)

Raju Gusain (2014). Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years. India Today. 12 October.

ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum

(India)

Vineet Upadhyay (2014). ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum. The Times of India. 9 October.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district

(India)

M. Srinivas (2014). Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district. The Hindu. 8 October.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.

22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009

(India)

Pratul Sharma (2014). 22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009. The New Indian Express. 7 September.

ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof

(India)

Express News Service (2014). ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof. The Sunday Standard. 7 September.

A brittle plan to protect broken idols?

(India)

B. Sivakumar (2014). A brittle plan to protect broken idols?. The Times of India. 3 September.

102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House

(India)

TNN (2014). 102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House. The Times of India. 9 August.

Antique church icons dumped at roadside

(Philippines)

The Bohol Standard (2014). Antique church icons dumped at roadside. The Bohol Standard. 13 July.

In search of the lost antiquities

(Pakistan; Sri Lanka)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2014). In search of the lost antiquities. Dawn. 8 July.

Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation

(Mongolia)

D. Sergelen (2014). Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation. UB Post. 5 June.

Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US

(Cambodia; United States of America)

AFP (2014). Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US. ABC Australia. 4 June.

India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon. The Hindu. 4 June.

Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery

(Singapore; India)

Huang Lijie (2014). Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery. The Straits Times. 3 June.

Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony

(Cambodia)

Khoun Theara (2014). Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony. Voice of America. 3 June.

Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia)

David Ng (2014). Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia. Los Angeles Times. 7 May.

Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku

(Australia; India)

DNA (2014). Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku. DNA. 11 April.

State-level idol records bureau mooted

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). State-level idol records bureau mooted. The Hindu. 10 April.

Villagers questioned about stolen idol

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Villagers questioned about stolen idol. The Times of India. 10 April.

'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized

(India)

The Hindu (2014). 'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized. The Hindu. 8 April.

National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen. The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 April.

Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State

(India)

Express News Service (2014). Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State. The New Indian Express. 7 April.

Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2014). Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art. eKantipur. 4 April.

FIR in idol theft case mandatory

(India)

A Sirvathsan (2014). FIR in idol theft case mandatory. The Hindu. 3 April.

Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu

(India)

A Selvaraj (2014). Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 April.

Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt

(India)

TNN (2014). Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt. The Times of India. 3 April.

'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists

(India)

Pragit P (2014). 'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists. The Times of India. 3 April.

National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'. The Canberra Times. 2 April.

Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore

(India)

A Selvaraj (2014). Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore. The Times of India. 2 April.

Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return. The Times of India. 31 March.

Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA

(India)

M. Kalyanaraman (2014). Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA. The Times of India. 31 March.

Two Panchaloha Idols found in well

(India)

Express News Service (2014). Two Panchaloha Idols found in well. The New Indian Express. 17 March.

Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world. The Times of India. 17 March.

Relic Hunt Continues

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2014). Relic Hunt Continues. The Phnom Penh Post. 13 March.

Relic theft at temple in capital

(Cambodia)

Cheang Sokha (2014). Relic theft at temple in capital. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 March.

Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol. The Hindu. 9 March.

Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake

(India)

Namita Devidayal (2014). Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake. The Times of India. 9 March.

Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return

(India)

Michaela Boland (2014). Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return. The Australian. 8 March.

US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen

(United States of America; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen. Business Standard. 7 March.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White (2014). Cambodian relics 'found in New York'. The Phnom Penh Post. 7 March.

National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art

(Australia; India)

Anna Maria Nicholson (2014). National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art. ABC Australia. 5 March.

US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India

(India; United States of America)

IANS (2014). US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India. The New Indian Express. 15 January.

Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities

(India)

Dipender Manta (2014). Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities. Hindustan Times. 9 January.

Back where they belong

(Nepal; Germany)

Bhrikuti Rai (2013). Back where they belong. Nepali Times. 20 December.

The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2013). The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia. The New York Times. 3 May.

Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks

(Nepal; United States of America)

Kunda Dixit (2013). Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks. Nepali Times. 22 March.

Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite

(Tibet; Germany)

Mark Taylor (2012). Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite. The Guardian. 28 September.

Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit (2010). Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years. Nepali Times. 27 August.

Bhutanese temple thieves get life

(Bhutan)

Subir Bhaumik (2008). Bhutanese temple thieves get life. BBC News. 9 July.

Statue vandalized in Chaskar

(Bhutan)

Sonam Rinchen (2008). Statue vandalized in Chaskar. Bhutan Observer. 23 May.

Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues

(Nepal; Tibet)

Reuters (2007). Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues. Hindustan Times. 18 June.

The Plunder of Tibets Treasures

(Tibet)

Radio Free Asia (2005). The Plunder of Tibets Treasures. Radio Free Asia. 1 August.

Stolen Jaina image recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2004). Stolen Jaina image recovered. The Hindu. 13 October.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.

In the land of gods, thieves have a field day

(Nepal)

Ramayata Limbu (2001). In the land of gods, thieves have a field day. Nepali Times. 28 September.

The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished

(Nepal)

Martin Spice (2000). The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished. South China Morning Post. 3 September.

Return of the gods

(Nepal)

Sujata Tuladhar (2000). Return of the gods. Nepali Times. 16 August.

Gods in exile

(Nepal; Germany; United States of America)

Kanak Mani Dixit (1999). Gods in exile. Himal. 1 October.

Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue

(Nepal; India)

Associated Press (1994). Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue. Associated Press. 20 December.

Thieves rob 'living museum'

(Nepal)

Shyam Bahadur (1991). Thieves rob 'living museum'. The Advertiser. 11 July.

Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal

(Nepal)

Binaya Guruacharya (1986). Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal. Associated Press. 28 August.

Artifact theft is big business in Nepal

(Nepal)

Bhola Rana (1985). Artifact theft is big business in Nepal. United International Press. 2 April.

Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit (1984). Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage. Inter Press Service. 8 May.