Source: The Times of India

Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case

(India)

TNN (2019). Two weeks gone by, but cops yet to solve golden crown theft case. The Times of India. 16 February.

Tamil Nadu: Case filed 47 yrs after theft of 7 idols worth Rs 110 crore

(India)

TNN (2019). Tamil Nadu: Case filed 47 yrs after theft of 7 idols worth Rs 110 crore. The Times of India. 15 February.

One arrested for idol theft

(India)

TNN (2019). One arrested for idol theft. The Times of India. 14 February.

Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft

(India)

TNN (2019). Man held in Kanyakumari for idol theft. The Times of India. 13 February.

Three 'asthadhatu' idols stolen from temple: Police

(India)

Press Trust of India (2019). Three 'asthadhatu' idols stolen from temple: Police. The Times of India. 3 February.

Antique Vishnu idol stolen from Siddheswar temple found

(India)

Pranjal Baruah (2018). Antique Vishnu idol stolen from Siddheswar temple found. The Times of India. 11 December.

US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols

(India; Australia; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). US an Oz ignore India's request for return of stolen idols. The Times of India. 11 December.

Fisherman finds two stolen idols from Kanchi lake

(India)

TNN (2018). Fisherman finds two stolen idols from Kanchi lake. The Times of India. 19 September.

`Unesco estimated that India lost 50,000 artefacts till 1989 … our biggest victory has been the narrative war'

(India)

The Times of India (2018). `Unesco estimated that India lost 50,000 artefacts till 1989 … our biggest victory has been the narrative war'. The Times of India. 19 September.

Another dancing Shiva in the eye of a storm

(India)

Vijay Kumar (2018). Another dancing Shiva in the eye of a storm. The Times of India. 12 September.

Idol wing starts probe at Srirangam

(India)

TNN (2018). Idol wing starts probe at Srirangam. The Times of India. 7 September.

Heritage lotus symbol stolen from Charles 'Hindoo' Stuart's tomb at South Part Street Cemetery

(India)

Priyanka Dasgupta (2018). Heritage lotus symbol stolen from Charles 'Hindoo' Stuart's tomb at South Part Street Cemetery. The Times of India. 21 July.

Oz seeks FIRs of stolen idols cases in English

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). Oz seeks FIRs of stolen idols cases in English. The Times of India. 15 July.

Idol theft: HC pulls up government for dragging its feet

(India)

TNN (2018). Idol theft: HC pulls up government for dragging its feet. The Times of India. 14 July.

3 metal idols stolen from city temple

(India)

TNN (2018). 3 metal idols stolen from city temple. The Times of India. 12 July.

Another temple heist: 10 gold-plated crowns, 9 canopies stolen in Sec 19

(India)

TNN (2018). Another temple heist: 10 gold-plated crowns, 9 canopies stolen in Sec 19. The Times of India. 11 April.

10 wooden idols go missing from temple in Mamallapuram

(India)

TNN (2018). 10 wooden idols go missing from temple in Mamallapuram. The Times of India. 11 April.

100-year-old panchaloha idol stolen from temple

(India)

TNN (2018). 100-year-old panchaloha idol stolen from temple. The Times of India. 25 January.

1,200 ancient idols stolen from Tamil Nadu temples in 25 years: Audit

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). 1,200 ancient idols stolen from Tamil Nadu temples in 25 years: Audit. The Times of India. 23 January.

ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2018). ASI to write to Australian museum over stolen idols. The Times of India. 17 January.

Teen foils 'theft attempt' at Curca church

(India)

TNN (2018). Teen foils 'theft attempt' at Curca church. The Times of India. 14 January.

'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'

(India; Australia)

TNN (2018). 'Bring back stolen Buddhist statue to Amaravati'. The Times of India. 10 January.

5.75kg gold stolen from idol, police begin investigation

(India)

TNN (2018). 5.75kg gold stolen from idol, police begin investigation. The Times of India. 3 January.

Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Witness identifies suspended DSP. The Times of India. 20 November.

Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols

(India; Australia)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2017). Aussie museum seeks more info on six stolen TN idols. The Times of India. 19 November.

Thieves target Jain temple 2nd time in 2 months, get away with 25kg silver

(India)

TNN (2017). Thieves target Jain temple 2nd time in 2 months, get away with 25kg silver. The Times of India. 12 November.

Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Idol theft case: Masterminds arrested. The Times of India. 7 November.

3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked

(India)

TNN (2017). 3 held, 23-year-old idol theft case cracked. The Times of India. 6 November.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Statues of martyrs defaced by miscreants

(India)

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

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.

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.

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

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

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.

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.

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

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

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.

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.

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

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

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

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

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.

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.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

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

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.

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.

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples

(India)

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

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

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

Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen

(India)

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

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.

Panchaloha idol found in sand heap

(India)

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

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.

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.

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

(India)

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

Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress

(India)

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

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

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

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.

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.

Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi

(India)

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

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.

Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft

(India)

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

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

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

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.

Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple

(India)

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

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

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

3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

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

7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram

(India)

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

Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple

(India)

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

800gm silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

'Stringent action in temple thefts must'

(India)

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

Calangute theft probe draws blank

(India)

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

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.

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.

Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns

(India)

Keshav Naik (2016). Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns. The Times of India. 16 January.

Thieves target two temples in Junagadh

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves target two temples in Junagadh. The Times of India. 8 January.

Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples. The Times of India. 2 January.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple

(India)

Alka Tiwari (2015). Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple. The Times of India. 25 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.

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.

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.

Antique racket behind vandalism?

(India)

Falguni Banerjee (2015). Antique racket behind vandalism?. The Times of India. 11 December.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village

(India)

TNN (2015). Theft raises security concerns in temple village. The Times of India. 7 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.

No clues in idol theft case

(India)

Farrukh Nadim (2015). No clues in idol theft case. The Times of India. 29 November.

Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling

(India)

Rohit Khanna (2015). Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling. The Times of India. 25 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.

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.

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.

Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November

(India)

Priyangi Agarwal (2015). Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November. The Times of India. 7 October.

'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'

(India)

Ranjana Diggikar (2015). 'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'. The Times of India. 23 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.

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.

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.

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.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 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.

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.

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.

Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled

(India)

TNN (2015). Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled. The Times of India. 5 July.

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.

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.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi

(India)

Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.

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.

Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple

(India)

TNN (2015). Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple. The Times of India. 17 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.

'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.

'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.

One held for Bangalore temple theft

(India)

TNN (2015). One held for Bangalore temple theft. The Times of India. 7 April.

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.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols

(India)

TNN (2015). Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols. The Times of India. 7 January.

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.

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.

Villagers questioned about stolen idol

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Villagers questioned about stolen idol. The Times of India. 10 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.

'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists

(India)

Pragit P (2014). 'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists. 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.

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.

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.

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.