Region: South and East Asia

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill, Dawn, 18th Jun 2017.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

Nepali Times, 18th Jun 2017.

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

Daily Excelsior, 18th Jun 2017.

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin, The Guardian, 18th Jun 2017.

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

(India)

Pradeep Gupta, The Times of India, 17th Jun 2017.

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 17th Jun 2017.

Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain

(India)

Fiona Fernandez, Mid-day, 16th Jun 2017.

U.S. Moves to Seize Diamonds, a Picasso and Hollywood Films in Malaysian Case

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Richard C. Paddock, The New York Times, 16th Jun 2017.

In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, 15th Jun 2017.

Diamond in the bluff: Koh-i-noor stories lose their shine

(India; United Kingdom)

Michael Safi, The Guardian, 14th Jun 2017.

Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers

(General)

Springer, Science Daily, 12th Jun 2017.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

Millennium Post, 12th Jun 2017.

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta, All Africa, 12th Jun 2017.

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee, The Nation, 12th Jun 2017.

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

The Hitavada, 11th Jun 2017.

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee, The Nation, 11th Jun 2017.

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

Assawin Pinitwong, Bangkok Post, 10th Jun 2017.

China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley, Post Magazine, 9th Jun 2017.

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

(India)

Anurag Kamble, Mid-day, 7th Jun 2017.

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

(India)

Shiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, 7th Jun 2017.

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

Siddharth Tadepalli, The Times of India, 6th Jun 2017.

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

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 5th Jun 2017.

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

(India)

Nitisha Kashyap, News 18, 5th Jun 2017.

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

Maharashtra Today, 3rd Jun 2017.

One of S Koreas Most Famous Paintings, but by Whom?

(South Korea)

Haeryun Kang, Korea Exposé, 2nd Jun 2017.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

The Hindu, 2nd Jun 2017.

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

(China; Netherlands)

John Hooper, AFR, 2nd Jun 2017.

Fences erected near historic Red House linked to Sun Yat-sen, as residents fear for future

(Hong Kong)

Kris Cheng, Hong Kong Free Press, 1st Jun 2017.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding

(India)

Praveen Kumar, Bangalore Mirror, 30th May 2017.

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

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman, The Hindu, 27th May 2017.

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

R. Sivaraman, The Hindu, 27th May 2017.

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

(India; Australia)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th May 2017.

Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media

(Hong Kong; United States of America)

Catherine Shaw, Wallpaper, 26th May 2017.

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

(India)

Faisal Tandel, Mid-day, 25th May 2017.

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

IANS, Business Standard, 24th May 2017.

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

P S Sajimon, The Times of India, 23rd May 2017.

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

PTI News, 23rd May 2017.

GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold

(India)

Sharath S. Srivatsa, The Hindu, 23rd May 2017.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

Global Times, Global Tiems, 22nd May 2017.

HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum

(India)

M. A. Parray, Kashmir Reader, 20th May 2017.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

Kashi Prasad, The Times of India, 15th May 2017.

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang, Xinhua, 14th May 2017.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th May 2017.

Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune, 10th May 2017.

Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino, The Washington Post, 9th May 2017.

Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago

(India)

Bishnu K Jha, Hindustan Times, 9th May 2017.

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

(India)

Amitava Banerjee, Millennium Post, 8th May 2017.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 8th May 2017.

Priceless artwork looted from yesteryear Bollywood actress Nutan's Mumbra bungalow

(India)

Faisal Tandel, Mid-day, 8th May 2017.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 5th May 2017.

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

(Japan)

3Ders, 5th May 2017.

Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood, Santa Fe New Mexican, 5th May 2017.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 2nd May 2017.

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

Press Trust of India, India, 2nd May 2017.

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

(India)

Anurag Kamble, Mid-day, 2nd May 2017.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal, Dawn, 2nd May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li, South China Morning Post, 28th Apr 2017.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

IANS, India, 27th Apr 2017.

Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Hul Reaksmey, Voice of America, 26th Apr 2017.

Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 25th Apr 2017.

Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter

(India)

Debabrata Mohapatra, The Times of India, 24th Apr 2017.

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Ben Paviour, The Cambodia Daily, 24th Apr 2017.

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

(India)

Samhati Mohapatra, The Times of India, 23rd Apr 2017.

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra, The Times of India, 22nd Apr 2017.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 22nd Apr 2017.

Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 20th Apr 2017.

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

Rajesh Ahuja, Hindustan Times, 20th Apr 2017.

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

(India; United States of America)

TNN, The Times of India, 20th Apr 2017.

जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Statues Of Ashtadhutra Stolen From Jain Temple

Amar Ujala, 20th Apr 2017.

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 19th Apr 2017.

Bronze idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 18th Apr 2017.

Gallery operator, painter indicted for counterfeiting artist's works

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 18th Apr 2017.

Nat'l museum pushes ahead with exhibit to show Chun Kyung-ja's 'Beautiful Woman'

(South Africa)

Yonhap News Agency, 18th Apr 2017.

Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy

(Japan)

The Japan Times, 18th Apr 2017.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

Express News Service, Indian Express, 18th Apr 2017.

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

Web India 123, 18th Apr 2017.

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

Kornkamon Aksorndech, The Nation, 16th Apr 2017.

Outcry after historic plaque goes missing

(Thailand)

The Nation, 16th Apr 2017.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

Xinhua, 16th Apr 2017.

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

Outlook, 15th Apr 2017.

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 15th Apr 2017.

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

Neha L.M. Tripathi, The Asian Age, 15th Apr 2017.

Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News, 14th Apr 2017.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th Apr 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

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

(Cambodia)

Noah Charney, Observer, 12th Apr 2017.

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling

(India)

Ahmed Ali, The Times of India, 11th Apr 2017.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

Mumbai Mirror, 11th Apr 2017.

Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan)

Ali M. Latifi, Dawn, 9th Apr 2017.

Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later

(China)

Charles Liu, The Beijinger, 7th Apr 2017.

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

(India)

Saibal Guptal, The Times of India, 7th Apr 2017.

Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized

(India)

Deccan Chronicle, 6th Apr 2017.

Miscreants 'deface' street art project of metro

(India)

Press Trust of India, India, 6th Apr 2017.

Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal, The New York Times, 30th Mar 2017.

Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple

(India)

Odisha TV, 29th Mar 2017.

Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple

(India)

Kaumudi, 25th Mar 2017.

FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA

(Pakistan)

Shakeel Qarar, Dawn, 24th Mar 2017.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 24th Mar 2017.

Malayan relics stolen from museum

(Indonesia)

Rizal Harahap, The Jakarta Post, 23rd Mar 2017.

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

(China)

Kinling Lo, South China Morning Post, 23rd Mar 2017.

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

Yang Sheng, Global Times, 22nd Mar 2017.

Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 21st Mar 2017.

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 21st Mar 2017.

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 21st Mar 2017.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP, The Straits Times, 20th Mar 2017.

Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park

(China)

Lisa Movius, The Art Newspaper, 20th Mar 2017.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency, 20th Mar 2017.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 19th Mar 2017.

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong, Bangkok Post, 16th Mar 2017.

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

(Cambodia)

Tess Davis, The Diplomat, 14th Mar 2017.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal, Dawn, 13th Mar 2017.

WWII vet hopes Japanese flag can be given to owner's family

(United States of America; Japan)

Kim Briggeman, The Daily Astorian, 13th Mar 2017.

Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 13th Mar 2017.

Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle

(India)

Press Trust of India, Outlook, 11th Mar 2017.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e, ECNS, 10th Mar 2017.

No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey

(India)

Vinita Chaturvedi, The Times of India, 10th Mar 2017.

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals

(India)

Sibi Arasu, The Hindu, 10th Mar 2017.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mid-day, 10th Mar 2017.

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

The Hindu, 9th Mar 2017.

US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 9th Mar 2017.

House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again

(Hong Kong; China)

Kris Cheng, Hong Kong Free Press, 8th Mar 2017.

Controversial trove from imperial Chinese shipwreck lands in New York

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper, 7th Mar 2017.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

Deshdeep Saxena, The Times of India, 7th Mar 2017.

Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft

(India)

Press Trust of India, India, 6th Mar 2017.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 6th Mar 2017.

Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change

(South Korea)

Korea JoongAng Daily, 6th Mar 2017.

6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple

(Bangladesh)

Ujjal Chakraborty, Dhaka Tribune, 5th Mar 2017.

'Piece of paper' for accused: Cops clueless on Satyarthi's Nobel citation

(India)

Press Trust of India, The New Indian Express, 5th Mar 2017.

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 5th Mar 2017.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mid-day, 4th Mar 2017.

Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 3rd Mar 2017.

Ancient temple left in lurch

(India)

Ahmad Pasha, The Hans India, 2nd Mar 2017.

Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals

(South Korea)

The Korea Times, 1st Mar 2017.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

Giji K. Raman, The Hindu, 27th Feb 2017.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th Feb 2017.

Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?

(Indonesia)

Natali Pearson, The Conversation, 26th Feb 2017.

At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today

(Nepal)

Sabitri Dhakal, The Himalayan Times, 26th Feb 2017.

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

TNN, Bosco Dominique, 23rd Feb 2017.

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Ben Paviour, The Cambodia Daily, 22nd Feb 2017.

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

eKantipur, 22nd Feb 2017.

With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures

(China)

Jun Mai, South China Morning Post, 20th Feb 2017.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine, The Straits Times, 20th Feb 2017.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

Express News Service, The Indian Express, 18th Feb 2017.

South Korean Government Accused of Blacklisting 9,000 Artists—Here's What You Need to Know

(South Korea)

Anna Louie Sussman, Artsy, 17th Feb 2017.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation, 16th Feb 2017.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy

(Malaysia)

Julia Chan, The Malay Mail, 16th Feb 2017.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 16th Feb 2017.

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 16th Feb 2017.

Battle over Kiefer's Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers' objections

(China)

Georgina Adam, The Art Newspaper, 14th Feb 2017.

Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate

(India)

Press Trust of India, Deccan Chronicle, 14th Feb 2017.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 13th Feb 2017.

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

(India)

Manish Sirhindi, The Times of India, 13th Feb 2017.

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

(India)

Ejaz Kaiser, The New Indian Express, 12th Feb 2017.

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

(India)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat, India Today, 12th Feb 2017.

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 12th Feb 2017.

Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 12th Feb 2017.

'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'

(Malaysia)

New Straits Times, 10th Feb 2017.

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

(India; United States of America)

Pratik Salunke, Hindustan Times, 10th Feb 2017.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky, Gizmodo, 10th Feb 2017.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield, Western Advocate, 10th Feb 2017.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 9th Feb 2017.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia, Santa Fe New Mexican, 9th Feb 2017.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 8th Feb 2017.

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

(India)

The Tribune, 7th Feb 2017.

Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house

(India)

Sohini Mitter, Mashable, 7th Feb 2017.

New document by Chun Kyung-ja says 'Beautiful Woman' is fake

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 7th Feb 2017.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA, 7th Feb 2017.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson, Nature, 7th Feb 2017.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

Korea JoongAng Daily, 6th Feb 2017.

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 6th Feb 2017.

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

Amar Ujala, 6th Feb 2017.

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

Patrika, 5th Feb 2017.

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

Live Hindustan, 3rd Feb 2017.

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

(Netherlands; China)

Kinling Lo, South China Morning Post, 3rd Feb 2017.

Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored

(India)

ANI, Business Standard, 2nd Feb 2017.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency, 1st Feb 2017.

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas, Bangkok Post, 31st Jan 2017.

Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 31st Jan 2017.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra, Khaoso, 31st Jan 2017.

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post, 30th Jan 2017.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Devanathan Veerappani, The Times of India, 30th Jan 2017.

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 30th Jan 2017.

The dancing girl in distress

(Pakistan; India)

Pakistan Today, 29th Jan 2017.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation, 28th Jan 2017.

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

(India)

Rashmi Drolia, The Times of India, 28th Jan 2017.

Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Nikhil Bhardwaj, The Tribune, 27th Jan 2017.

Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, News Today, 27th Jan 2017.

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

(India)

Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

Khaskhabar, 27th Jan 2017.

Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities

(Cambodia)

Cristina Maza, The Phnom Penh Post, 27th Jan 2017.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra, Khaoso, 27th Jan 2017.

बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा

(India)

Bastar: ancient Ganesh idol stolen from Dholkal

Khabar Non Stop, 27th Jan 2017.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times, 26th Jan 2017.

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press, Salon, 25th Jan 2017.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio

(Nepal)

Gyan P Neupane, My Republica, 25th Jan 2017.

बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी

(India)

11 Precious Statues Stolen from Temple in Bihar

Samay Live, 25th Jan 2017.

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

Santosh Sonawane, The Times of India, 25th Jan 2017.

The Fraudster and the Little Bird

(India)

Bikram Grewal, Ahmendabad Mirror, 23rd Jan 2017.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

Faras Ghani, Al Jazeera, 23rd Jan 2017.

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

(India)

Silver ornaments stolen from Hanuman Temple, police start investigation

Khaskhabar, 22nd Jan 2017.

Prehistoric rock art in peril

(India)

E.M. Manoj, The Hindu, 22nd Jan 2017.

South Korea's culture minister Cho Yoon Sun resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

(South Korea)

AFP, The Straits Times, 21st Jan 2017.

Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 21st Jan 2017.

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, 19th Jan 2017.

वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Varanasi: 150-year-old Lord Krishna Idol Stolen

Amar Ujala, 19th Jan 2017.

Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 19th Jan 2017.

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 18th Jan 2017.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

(India)

Gargi Verma, Mumbai Mirror, 18th Jan 2017.

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 18th Jan 2017.

'Nothing fishy': Canadian owners of ancient fossils repatriated to China deny any wrongdoing

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan, National Post, 17th Jan 2017.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

Kong Meta, The Phnom Penh Post, 16th Jan 2017.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

C. R. Gowri Shankar, Deccan Chronicle, 16th Jan 2017.

Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne, In Daily, 16th Jan 2017.

His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home

(India)

Maulshree Seth, The Indian Express, 16th Jan 2017.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India, The Times of India, 16th Jan 2017.

मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी

(India)

Asthadhatu idol and charity box stolen from temple

Patrika, 15th Jan 2017.

Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th Jan 2017.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 13th Jan 2017.

2 arrested for breaking into art gallery

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 12th Jan 2017.

Canada returns two 200 million-year-old marine fossils smuggled from China

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan, National Post, 12th Jan 2017.

मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Sculptures Stolen from the Temple Treasures

Amar Ujala, 12th Jan 2017.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers

(Pakistan)

Daily Times, 12th Jan 2017.

Japan Recalls South Korean Ambassador in Protest of 'Comfort Women' Memorial

(South Korea; Japan)

Sarah Cascone, ArtNet News, 12th Jan 2017.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 12th Jan 2017.

Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam

(Vietnam)

Tuoi Tre News, 11th Jan 2017.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

U Tejonmayam, The Times of India, 11th Jan 2017.

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

C R Gowri Shanker, Deccan Chronicle, 11th Jan 2017.

Killing Fields Bones Not Brought In, Expert Says at KR Tribunal

(Cambodia)

George Wright, The Cambodia Daily, 11th Jan 2017.

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

(Mongolia)

Ben Dooley, Phys.org, 10th Jan 2017.

Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered; grandson, 2 others arrested

(India)

Hindustan Times, 10th Jan 2017.

Two antique brass pots stolen from temple

(Myanmar)

The Star, 9th Jan 2017.

Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge

(Nepal)

D B Buda, My Republica, 9th Jan 2017.

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

(Thailand)

Helen Stoilas, The Art Newspaper, 9th Jan 2017.

Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time

(India)

J Shanmughasundaram, The Times of India, 9th Jan 2017.

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

(Nepal)

D B Buda, My Republica, 7th Jan 2017.

14 Chandannath idols recovered

(Nepal)

L.P. Devkota, The Kathmandu Post, 4th Jan 2017.

Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held

(India)

Prasad Kulkarni, The Times of India, 4th Jan 2017.

Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols

(India)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 3rd Jan 2017.

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

(India)

AFP, The Economic Times, 3rd Jan 2017.

Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'

(India; Canada)

Rabindra Nath Choudhury, Deccan Chronicle, 3rd Jan 2017.

2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities

(India)

Manoj Pokhriyal, Press Trust of India, 3rd Jan 2017.

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

Saurav Karki, The Kathmandu Post, 3rd Jan 2017.

Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghosh, The Times of India, 2nd Jan 2017.

The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve

(China)

Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian, 1st Jan 2017.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 31st Dec 2016.

राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी

(India)

Hanuman Idol Stolen

Live Hindustan, 31st Dec 2016.

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

(India)

M. A. Parray, Kashmir Reader, 30th Dec 2016.

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

(China)

Edward Wong, The New York Times, 30th Dec 2016.

French art experts blast Seoul over 'fake' painting

(South Korea)

AFP, Bangkok Post, 28th Dec 2016.

Art world embroiled in series of forgery scandals

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo, Korea Times, 27th Dec 2016.

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

Kamal Pariyar, My Republica, 27th Dec 2016.

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

Pon Vasanth Arunchalam, The Hindu, 27th Dec 2016.

Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Dec 2016.

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

Deepak Kharel, My Republica, 26th Dec 2016.

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Dec 2016.

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

T.K. Rohit, The Hindu, 24th Dec 2016.

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

Ben Paviour, The Cambodia Daily, 23rd Dec 2016.

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

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

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 22nd Dec 2016.

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

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

Lisa Bannon, The Wall Street Journal, 21st Dec 2016.

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

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

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 21st Dec 2016.

Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher, South China Morning Post, 19th Dec 2016.

Chun Kyung-ja's long-disputed artwork declared genuine

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald, Korea Herald, 19th Dec 2016.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

(India)

The Times of India, 18th Dec 2016.

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 18th Dec 2016.

Police crack temple theft case, two held

(India)

CT Bureau, City Today, 13th Dec 2016.

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

(India)

Theft in Ramjanki temple in Supaul, three valuable sculptures stolen

Live Hindustan, 13th Dec 2016.

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th Dec 2016.

Filipino photographer's pagoda shoot prompts Facebook fury

(Myanmar)

Ei Ei Thu, Mayanmar Times, 13th Dec 2016.

Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS, The Economic Times, 11th Dec 2016.

Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 10th Dec 2016.

Painting heist an inside job: Cops

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghoshl, The Times of India, 9th Dec 2016.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

(India)

The Hindu, 9th Dec 2016.

18th-century Buddhist painting returned to home soil

(South Korea)

Kim Yu-young, Korea Herald, 8th Dec 2016.

50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen

(India)

Priyanka Dasguptal, The Times of India, 8th Dec 2016.

Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel

(India)

Adrija Roychowdhury, The Indian Express, 8th Dec 2016.

Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves

(India)

Arun Devl, The Times of India, 8th Dec 2016.

Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran

(India)

D. A. Rashid, Greater Kashmir, 7th Dec 2016.

Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage

(India)

Mayuri Phadnis, Pune Mirror, 7th Dec 2016.

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

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral, The Indian Express, 7th Dec 2016.

US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India, NDTV, 7th Dec 2016.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned to Korea

(South Korea)

Sang-Un Kim, The Dong-A Ilbo, 7th Dec 2016.

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 6th Dec 2016.

Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 5th Dec 2016.

CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case

(India)

News 18, 5th Dec 2016.

'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple

(Nepal)

My Republica, 5th Dec 2016.

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

APP, The Nation, 5th Dec 2016.

Four precious idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 4th Dec 2016.

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

(Nepal)

DB Buda, My Republica, 3rd Dec 2016.

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 2nd Dec 2016.

Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London

(India)

Faisal Fareed, Two Circles, 30th Nov 2016.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art

(India)

Rosalyn DMello, Vogue, 30th Nov 2016.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

Hu Min, Shanghai Daily, 30th Nov 2016.

2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

(India; Nepal)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 30th Nov 2016.

Harn Museum turns over sculpture bought from alleged smuggler

(India; United States of America)

Paige Fry, Alligator, 30th Nov 2016.

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

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

ICE, 30th Nov 2016.

Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 30th Nov 2016.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 30th Nov 2016.

Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne, Scroll.in, 29th Nov 2016.

Onus on govt to trace idols of Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 29th Nov 2016.

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, 29th Nov 2016.

రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Idols theft at Racha Konda Seetaramaswamy Temple

Namasthetelangaana, 29th Nov 2016.

HC rejects plea to recover Raja Raja Cholan statue

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Nov 2016.

Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 29th Nov 2016.

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni, Sixth Tone, 28th Nov 2016.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

(Nepal)

D B Buda, My Republica, 28th Nov 2016.

After Anish Kapoor, Another Artist Claims China Copied Her Public Artwork

(China)

Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 28th Nov 2016.

28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath

(Nepal)

LP Devkota, The Kathmandu Post, 28th Nov 2016.

Madras High Court dismisses PIL for retrieval of ancient idols

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 28th Nov 2016.

RS 2.6 Lakh Antique Chair Stolen from ID Show

(India)

Ahmendabad Mirror, 28th Nov 2016.

12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th Nov 2016.

16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 27th Nov 2016.

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

(India)

Nandi idol theft from Kotappa Konda Temple in Guntur District

Webdunia, 26th Nov 2016.

Tagore's Nobel Medal Theft: Folk Singer Arrested From Bengal

(India)

News 18, 26th Nov 2016.

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish, 25th Nov 2016.

Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

The Japan Times, 24th Nov 2016.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

Xu Shanshan, ECNS, 23rd Nov 2016.

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, Rajasthan Patrika, 23rd Nov 2016.

Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 23rd Nov 2016.

See Famous Artwork Missing for Over a Century at New Hokusai Museum

(Japan)

Caroline Elbaor, ArtNet News, 23rd Nov 2016.

Sotheby's Denies Helping Flip Yves Bouvier's $127.5 Million Leonardo da Vinci

(Monaco; Singapore)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 22nd Nov 2016.

A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 22nd Nov 2016.

Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests

(South Korea)

Victoria Stapley-Brown Nathalie Eggs, The Art Newspaper, 21st Nov 2016.

Beijing museum says Anselm Kiefer exhibition will go ahead despite artist's protest

(China)

Lisa Movius, The Art Newspaper, 18th Nov 2016.

Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India

(India)

Shivali Rathore Kalpesh L Gupta, Live Law, 18th Nov 2016.

Hue City to relocate abandoned sculptures

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 18th Nov 2016.

Three More Arrested in South Korea for Producing and Selling Lee Ufan Forgeries

(South Korea)

Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 18th Nov 2016.

Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered

(Pakistan)

Dawn, 17th Nov 2016.

Artist Lee U-fan's forgery scandal continues

(South Korea)

Kim Yu-young, Korea Herald, 16th Nov 2016.

British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 16th Nov 2016.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 16th Nov 2016.

Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times, 16th Nov 2016.

Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal, Hindustan Times, 16th Nov 2016.

Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia

(India; Australia)

The Times of India, 16th Nov 2016.

Public sculptures vandalised in Hue

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 15th Nov 2016.

Ancient art returning home

(China)

China Daily, China.org.cn, 14th Nov 2016.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

AFP, Emirates 24/7, 14th Nov 2016.

Demonetisation will not affect the auction market, say Saffronart owners

(India)

Vandana Kalra, The Indian Express, 14th Nov 2016.

HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case

(India)

Daily Excelsior, 13th Nov 2016.

Tourists disappointed on not finding antique idols in Baijnath temples

(India)

Seema Sharmal, The Times of India, 13th Nov 2016.

Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple

(India)

George Mendonca, The Times of India, 12th Nov 2016.

Kohinoor issue: It is war crime not to return stolen items, says advocate Siddiqui

(India; United Kingdom)

Biharprabha, 11th Nov 2016.

Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India

(Pakistan; India)

The News, 11th Nov 2016.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je, Korea JoongAng Daily, 10th Nov 2016.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie, Global Times, 8th Nov 2016.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS, KBS World, 8th Nov 2016.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

Li Yan, ECNS, 8th Nov 2016.

Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla

(India)

The Times of India, 8th Nov 2016.

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, 8th Nov 2016.

Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed

(India)

Udaipur Times, 8th Nov 2016.

Gaitonde painting 'stolen'

(India)

The Telegraph, 7th Nov 2016.

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, 7th Nov 2016.

Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 7th Nov 2016.

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

(Pakistan)

Fazal Khaliq, Dawn, 7th Nov 2016.

High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India

(Pakistan; India)

Jamal Khurshid, The News, 6th Nov 2016.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha, The Kathmandu Post, 6th Nov 2016.

Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched

(Bangladesh)

IANS, Business Standard, 5th Nov 2016.

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw, The Art Newspaper, 4th Nov 2016.

S. Korean museum rejects French forgery allegations

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 4th Nov 2016.

Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg

(Bangladesh)

FM Mizanur Rahaman, Dhaka Tribune, 3rd Nov 2016.

ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities

(India)

Anrita Madhukalya, DNA, 2nd Nov 2016.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

Tamaghna Banerjee, The Times of India, 1st Nov 2016.

Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe

(India)

R. Sivaraman, The Hindu, 1st Nov 2016.

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish, 1st Nov 2016.

Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 29th Oct 2016.

Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 28th Oct 2016.

Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft

(India)

Bosco Dominique, The Times of India, 28th Oct 2016.

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, 27th Oct 2016.

Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper, 27th Oct 2016.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

S Prasad, The Hindu, 27th Oct 2016.

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th Oct 2016.

Temple doors found open but all valuables intact

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th Oct 2016.

A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan

(Bhutan; India)

Gargi Gupta, DNA, 27th Oct 2016.

Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu, 26th Oct 2016.

Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Oct 2016.

'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Christine Hauser, The New York Times, 26th Oct 2016.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

Web India 123, 26th Oct 2016.

Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times, 25th Oct 2016.

Fossil poaching threatens scientific study, says University of Alberta researcher

(Mongolia)

Clare Clancy, Edmonton Journal, 24th Oct 2016.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 24th Oct 2016.

Measures needed to protect antique relics

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 20th Oct 2016.

Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 20th Oct 2016.

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

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times, 19th Oct 2016.

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal, 19th Oct 2016.

Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 19th Oct 2016.

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

(India)

Deccan Herald, 18th Oct 2016.

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

The Hindu, 18th Oct 2016.

Find the artifact thief and win

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Today, 18th Oct 2016.

Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder

(India)

Creative India, Swarajya, 18th Oct 2016.

Heritage furniture theft: Cops to quiz hostel staff

(India)

The Tribune, 17th Oct 2016.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 17th Oct 2016.

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 17th Oct 2016.

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

(India)

Orissa Post, 16th Oct 2016.

NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case

(India)

Sarfaraz Ahmed, The Times of India, 16th Oct 2016.

Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery

(India)

Ajay Kanth, The New Indian Express, 15th Oct 2016.

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

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, DNA, 15th Oct 2016.

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

Donna Yates, DNA, 15th Oct 2016.

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan, Caixin Online, 14th Oct 2016.

The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?

(Pakistan; India)

Hansa Malhortra, The Quint, 14th Oct 2016.

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

(India)

Gargi Gupta, DNA, 14th Oct 2016.

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

The Australian, 14th Oct 2016.

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

(India)

Donna Yates, DNA, 14th Oct 2016.

Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing

(India; Pakistan)

Vasant Shinde, The Quint, 13th Oct 2016.

Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 12th Oct 2016.

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan, ECNS, 12th Oct 2016.

Beware Red-Eyed internet detectives

(Philippines)

Jaime Laya, Manila Bulletin, 10th Oct 2016.

Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 10th Oct 2016.

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, Sunday Guardian Live, 9th Oct 2016.

Temple politics in Kullu

(India)

Dipender Manta, The Tribune, 9th Oct 2016.

Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh

(India)

The Hitavada, 8th Oct 2016.

Chinese Contemporary Art Collector Guy Ullens Draws Fire for Allegedly Profit-Seeking Moves

(China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 7th Oct 2016.

Ministry seeks law to fight art forgery crimes

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo, Korea Times, 6th Oct 2016.

Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment

(Myanmar)

Tin Htet Paing, The Irrawaddy, 6th Oct 2016.

Statue stolen from ancient pagoda

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 4th Oct 2016.

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

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, Sunday Guardian Live, 4th Oct 2016.

Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai

(India)

Anurag Kamble, Mid-day, 4th Oct 2016.

Raza's missing 'Bindu' traced to city

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 3rd Oct 2016.

Why so little of Hong Kong's underwater heritage has been preserved

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post, 3rd Oct 2016.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

Anuraag Saxena, Sunday Guardian Live, 3rd Oct 2016.

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

Richard Morris, India GB News, 3rd Oct 2016.

Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Web India 123, 1st Oct 2016.

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 1st Oct 2016.

India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

(Australia; India)

Eastern Eye, 1st Oct 2016.

Temple looted

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Sep 2016.

Theft in Hebri temple

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Sep 2016.

Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers

(Laos)

Nick Davies, The Guardian, 27th Sep 2016.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

Vijay Kumar, DNA, 24th Sep 2016.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar, Pakistan Today, 24th Sep 2016.

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob

(India)

M. A. Parray, Kashmir Reader, 22nd Sep 2016.

Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China

(China)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 22nd Sep 2016.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 22nd Sep 2016.

Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 21st Sep 2016.

Kohinoor our property, govt tells Supreme Court

(India)

Bhadra Sinha, Hindustan Times, 20th Sep 2016.

City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka

(India)

Nishikant Karlikar, The Times of India, 16th Sep 2016.

Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage

(Cambodia; Thailand; Myanmar)

Curtis S. Chin, The Straits Times, 16th Sep 2016.

5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held

(India)

Press Trust of India, India Today, 15th Sep 2016.

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

(South Korea)

Alexxa Gotthardt, Artsy, 15th Sep 2016.

23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 13th Sep 2016.

Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities

(India)

Yathiraju, The New Indian Express, 12th Sep 2016.

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 12th Sep 2016.

25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal

(India)

Mahesh Buddil, The Times of India, 10th Sep 2016.

Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 10th Sep 2016.

Art collector Lance Dane's 'so-called' adopted son refused relief by the Bombay High Court

(India)

Mustafa Plumber, DNA Info, 10th Sep 2016.

Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts

(Taiwan)

Chun-fu Chiu, Taipei Times, 9th Sep 2016.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao, Sixth Tone, 9th Sep 2016.

KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Observer, 9th Sep 2016.

Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM

(India)

M. L. Verma, Himvani, 9th Sep 2016.

Jho Low Used Goldman Sachs to Illicitly Buy Van Gogh Work

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 8th Sep 2016.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept

(India)

G.S. Paul, Tribune India, 7th Sep 2016.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

Eleven, 6th Sep 2016.

ICE-rescued ancient fossil on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 6th Sep 2016.

Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Daily News, 5th Sep 2016.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency, 1st Sep 2016.

Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 1st Sep 2016.

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process

(Myanmar)

Eleven, 31st Aug 2016.

Collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa: A code of practice must soon be formed for collectors

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 31st Aug 2016.

Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 30th Aug 2016.

Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple

(India)

The Times of India, 30th Aug 2016.

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

(Nepal)

My Republica, 30th Aug 2016.

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead, Metro, 30th Aug 2016.

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

(Myanmar)

Libby Hogan, DVB, 29th Aug 2016.

Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Aug 2016.

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

(India)

B. Vijay Murty, Hindustan Times, 26th Aug 2016.

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris

(Myanmar)

Zarni Mann, The Irrawaddy, 25th Aug 2016.

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas

(Myanmar)

Radio Free Asia, 25th Aug 2016.

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

Shwe Yee Saw Myint, Reuters, 24th Aug 2016.

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor, Bangkok Post, 24th Aug 2016.

'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'

(India)

The Hindu, 23rd Aug 2016.

Action urged for Yama lintel return

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor, Bangkok Post, 23rd Aug 2016.

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily, China.org.cn, 22nd Aug 2016.

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

(India)

B. Satyanarayana Reddy, The New Indian Express, 22nd Aug 2016.

Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 21st Aug 2016.

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash

(India)

The Hindu, 21st Aug 2016.

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple

(India)

The Hindu, 21st Aug 2016.

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province

(China)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 17th Aug 2016.

Trial Resumes for Man Accused of Defrauding Art Collecting Widow of $817,000

(Singapore; China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 15th Aug 2016.

Temple managements told to tighten security

(India)

The Hindu, 15th Aug 2016.

Money laundering and the art world

(Malaysia)

Akhbar Satar, Asto Awani, 14th Aug 2016.

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom

(China)

Deborah Lehr, The Diplomat, 12th Aug 2016.

Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen

(India)

Udaipur Times, 10th Aug 2016.

China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors

(China)

Ana Ablaza, Yibada, 10th Aug 2016.

Supported by the UN cultural agency, Nepal's quake-damaged museums re-open

(Nepal)

UN News Centre, 10th Aug 2016.

Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen

(India)

Arvind Chauhan, The Times of India, 10th Aug 2016.

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

(India)

Sandhya Ravishankar, Hindustan Times, 8th Aug 2016.

How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage

(China)

Peter Fuhrman, Frontera News, 8th Aug 2016.

Pilfered paintings get digital recreation: Korean art kept overseas animated as part of new exhibit going on at DDP

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun, Korea JoongAng Daily, 8th Aug 2016.

WB govt wants to take over Nobel theft probe, to approach CBI

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 5th Aug 2016.

Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition

(Thailand; United States of America)

The Nation, 5th Aug 2016.

Ai Weiwei's Lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, Sentenced to Seven Years for 'Subversion'

(China)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 4th Aug 2016.

Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco

(Thailand; United States of America)

Ploenpote Atthakor, Bangkok Post, 4th Aug 2016.

The foot of Zeus

(Afghanistan; Japan)

Llewelyn Morgan, Prospect Magazine, 3rd Aug 2016.

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

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 3rd Aug 2016.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

4 ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Inextlive, 3rd Aug 2016.

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

(Malaysia)

Malay Mail, 2nd Aug 2016.

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

(India)

IANS, The Hindu, 2nd Aug 2016.

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe, 1st Aug 2016.

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

(India)

The Tribune, 1st Aug 2016.

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

Jakarta Globe, 1st Aug 2016.

Dacoit gang busted, 4 held

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 1st Aug 2016.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post, 28th Jul 2016.

Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 28th Jul 2016.

Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple

(India)

The Times of India, 27th Jul 2016.

Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples

(India)

The Hindu, 27th Jul 2016.

Panchaloha idol found in sand heap

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Jul 2016.

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

(Japan; South Korea)

Toru Higashioka, The Asahi Shimbun, 26th Jul 2016.

Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection

(Hong Kong)

Steven Gallagher, South China Morning Post, 25th Jul 2016.

14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 24th Jul 2016.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu, 24th Jul 2016.

Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again

(Nepal)

Kai Weise, The Himalayan Times, 23rd Jul 2016.

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

AFP, The Guardian, 23rd Jul 2016.

सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

14 sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Susner

Naidunia, 23rd Jul 2016.

Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 23rd Jul 2016.

India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India, The Tribune, 22nd Jul 2016.

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

(Australia; India)

The Tribune, 22nd Jul 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 22nd Jul 2016.

Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Patrick Frater, Variety, 21st Jul 2016.

Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 21st Jul 2016.

'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 20th Jul 2016.

Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art

(Switzerland; Singapore; United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 20th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan, The News Minute, 20th Jul 2016.

Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition

(Vietnam)

Lucy Nguyen, Thanh Nien News, 20th Jul 2016.

मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र

(India)

Silver crown stolen from temple

Patrika, 19th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

B. Sivakumar, The Times of India, 19th Jul 2016.

'Our contribution to the artefacts registry is poor'

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 18th Jul 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18th Jul 2016.

BJP government has no space for prized artefacts returned by US

(India)

Soudhriti Bhabani, India Today, 18th Jul 2016.

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

(India)

Shafaque Alam, The Times of India, 17th Jul 2016.

मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Precious ashtadhatu idol theft from temple

EENadu, 17th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

Arun Janardhanan, The Indian Express, 17th Jul 2016.

Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh

(India)

Orissa Post, 15th Jul 2016.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu, 15th Jul 2016.

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

(North Korea; Mozambique)

Don Pinnock, The Guardian, 15th Jul 2016.

China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban

(China)

Artlyst, 14th Jul 2016.

Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 14th Jul 2016.

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

(Malaysia)

Opalyn Mok, The Malay Mail, 14th Jul 2016.

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

S. Sundar, The Hindu, 14th Jul 2016.

Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple

(Malaysia)

ANN, Asia One, 13th Jul 2016.

Hong Kong MTR trains graffitied by fugitive American artist pair; China may be their next target

(Hong Kong)

Adam Wright, South China Morning Post, 13th Jul 2016.

Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh

(India)

Prameya News, 13th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 12th Jul 2016.

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The Times of India, 12th Jul 2016.

भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस

(India)

Dantewada police looking for stolen idol of god

Naidunia, 12th Jul 2016.

Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples

(Malaysia)

Aaron Ngui, The Sun Daily, 11th Jul 2016.

Another Chun Kyung-ja painting suspected of forgery

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo, Korea Times, 11th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

Divya Karthikeyan, The News Minute, 11th Jul 2016.

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

(Malaysia)

Crystal Chiam Shiying, The Star, 11th Jul 2016.

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, The Hindu, 11th Jul 2016.

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 11th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

DNA, 9th Jul 2016.

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

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 8th Jul 2016.

Kohinoor, the mountain of light

(India)

K.S.S. Seshan, The Hindu, 7th Jul 2016.

Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor

(Cambodia)

AFP, The Guardian, 7th Jul 2016.

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, 7th Jul 2016.

Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley

(India)

Daily Excelsior, 7th Jul 2016.

Vessels, puja items stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 6th Jul 2016.

A Forger Confessed to Faking Millions in Lee Ufan Works—Now the Artist Says They're Real

(South Korea)

Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 6th Jul 2016.

Lee Ufan Refuses Police Request to Confirm 13 Forgeries of His Work

(South Korea)

Rain Embuscado, ArtNet News, 5th Jul 2016.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 5th Jul 2016.

Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 5th Jul 2016.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

Dawn, 5th Jul 2016.

Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised

(Malaysia)

R. Sekaran, The Star, 4th Jul 2016.

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 4th Jul 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

ABC Australia, 4th Jul 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

Sally Pryor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th Jul 2016.

Pakistan's Vanishing History

(Pakistan)

Daud Khattak, The Diplomat, 2nd Jul 2016.

HC to hear plea on irregularities in National Art Gallery

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 30th Jun 2016.

5-star hotel employee held for temple theft

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 29th Jun 2016.

Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration

(Myanmar)

Apollo, 27th Jun 2016.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 27th Jun 2016.

16 heritage sites facing extinction

(Nepal)

Pramod Kumar Tandan, The Himalayan Times, 26th Jun 2016.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

Srikkanth Dhasarathy, The New Indian Express, 26th Jun 2016.

Theft at two temples

(India)

The Hindu, 25th Jun 2016.

Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 25th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 24th Jun 2016.

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, 24th Jun 2016.

Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera

(India)

DNA, 24th Jun 2016.

Over 14 lakh antiquities documented, data on NMMA website

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 23rd Jun 2016.

Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft

(India)

AFP, Hindustan Times, 22nd Jun 2016.

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, 22nd Jun 2016.

Why is Korean art market vulnerable to forgery?

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald, Korea Herald, 21st Jun 2016.

Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple

(India)

Mangalorean News, 21st Jun 2016.

Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years

(India)

Sumit Hakhoo, The Tribune, 21st Jun 2016.

Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi

(India)

Ravindra Uppar, The Times of India, 21st Jun 2016.

Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar

(Japan)

Tokyo Reporter, 20th Jun 2016.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi

(India)

The Hindu, 20th Jun 2016.

On the trail of stolen artefacts

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar, The Hindu, 20th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

Arun Janardhanan, The Indian Express, 20th Jun 2016.

Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security

(India)

D. Madhaven, The Hindu, 20th Jun 2016.

CCTV surveillance at Golden Temple helps nail thieves

(India)

P. K. Jaiswar, The Tribune, 19th Jun 2016.

Cracking down on idol-looters

(India)

The Hindu, 17th Jun 2016.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Margaux Schreurs, The Beijinger, 17th Jun 2016.

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 17th Jun 2016.

'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'

(India)

The Hindu, 17th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

K. Maniandan, The Hindu, 16th Jun 2016.

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 16th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

The Hindu, 16th Jun 2016.

Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers

(India)

R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 16th Jun 2016.

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

R. Srikanth, The Hindu, 15th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 15th Jun 2016.

'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary, The Times of India, 14th Jun 2016.

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

A. Selvaraj, The Times of India, 14th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th Jun 2016.

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 12th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

Debayan Tewaril, The Times of India, 12th Jun 2016.

Ganesh and his mother return home from US with Modi

(India; United States of America)

Virendrasingh Ghunawat, India Today, 9th Jun 2016.

Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft

(India)

Gokul Rajendranl, The Times of India, 9th Jun 2016.

Korean Art Dealer Indicted for Forged Lee Ufan Paintings

(South Korea)

Brian Boucher, ArtNet News, 8th Jun 2016.

PM Modi's quest to bring back cultural artefacts started in 2003

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 8th Jun 2016.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 8th Jun 2016.

Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home

(India)

Nistula Hebbar, The Hindu, 8th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

Gargi Gupta, DNA, 8th Jun 2016.

Mega heist at Thanjai temple

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 8th Jun 2016.

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 7th Jun 2016.

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

(Cambodia)

Michelle Vachon, Cambodia Daily, 7th Jun 2016.

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

(Malaysia)

AFP, The Daily Mail, 6th Jun 2016.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 6th Jun 2016.

Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 5th Jun 2016.

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

News Today, 4th Jun 2016.

More idols found in Alwarpet house

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 3rd Jun 2016.

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping

(India)

Vivek Narayanan, The Hindu, 2nd Jun 2016.

Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 2nd Jun 2016.

Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed

(Malaysia)

Free Malaysia Today, 2nd Jun 2016.

Art disasters: Boy reduces £10,000 Lego statue to rubble

(China)

Anisa Subedar, BBC News, 1st Jun 2016.

Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple

(India)

The Hitavada, 1st Jun 2016.

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

(India; United States of America)

Sobhana K. Nair, Mumbai Mirror, 1st Jun 2016.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

Vivek Narayanan, The Hindu, 1st Jun 2016.

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

Web India 123, 31st May 2016.

Silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

The Hans India, 29th May 2016.

Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft

(India)

The Siasat Daily, 29th May 2016.

Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi

(India)

Nagpur Today, 27th May 2016.

Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th May 2016.

10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises

(India)

The Hindu, 25th May 2016.

Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology

(Pakistan)

Daily Times, 25th May 2016.

Kuvempu Prathisthana seeks replica of stolen medal

(India)

The Hindu, 24th May 2016.

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

(China)

Atul Aneja, The Hindu, 24th May 2016.

Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming

(China)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 23rd May 2016.

Stolen artefacts recovered, date back to Mughal era

(India)

Nitesh Kumar Sharmal, The Times of India, 23rd May 2016.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 22nd May 2016.

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

(India)

D. A. Rashid, Greater Kashmir, 21st May 2016.

NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe

(India)

The Times of India, The Times of Israel, 21st May 2016.

Buddha relics to head back to Oudong Mountain

(Cambodia)

Morn Vanntey, The Phnom Penh Post, 20th May 2016.

NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins

(India)

The Times of India, 20th May 2016.

Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum

(Pakistan)

The News, 20th May 2016.

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

(India)

Rashmi Menon, The Economic Times, 18th May 2016.

मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी

(India)

Ornaments Cash Stolen From Temple In Bilaspur

Amar Ujala, 16th May 2016.

China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

(China; Tibet)

Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 16th May 2016.

NU to seek legal opinion over filing FIR in missing coins case

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 13th May 2016.

Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service, The Himalayan Times, 12th May 2016.

पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार

(India)

Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

Patrika, 11th May 2016.

Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple

(Nepal)

Rastriya Samachar Samiti, The Himalayan Times, 11th May 2016.

UT departments told to prepare inventory of heritage furniture

(India)

Ramkrishan Upadhyay, The Tribune, 10th May 2016.

ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ

(India)

Isvaramangala: thieves break into the temple

Vijay Karnataka, 10th May 2016.

Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity

(Japan)

Justin McCurry, The Guardian, 9th May 2016.

Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 9th May 2016.

Tomb raiders: Far from the glamour of Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, these are thieves with a history of being difficult to legislate against

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post, 9th May 2016.

The Heritage Warriors

(India)

Gargi Gupta, DNA, 8th May 2016.

Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple

(India)

Latha Iyer, Performance Gurus, 8th May 2016.

Theft in temple in Siddapura

(India)

The Hindu, 6th May 2016.

Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple

(Bangladesh)

BD News 24, 4th May 2016.

Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 4th May 2016.

Centre refuses to share information on bringing back Kohinoor

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 1st May 2016.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Ruchika Sharma, Scroll.in, 1st May 2016.

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

(India)

Idol Theft From Temple In Jhansi

Bhaskar, 30th Apr 2016.

Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, MyIndMakers, 29th Apr 2016.

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के

(India)

Idols stolen from temple in Raebareli

Amar Ujala, 29th Apr 2016.

Lost-and-found dagger a symbol of Nehruvian era

(India)

Richi Verma, The Times of India, 29th Apr 2016.

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

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Apr 2016.

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

P. Naveen, The Times of India, 29th Apr 2016.

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

BBC News, 28th Apr 2016.

Dagger Stolen From Nehru Memorial Museum Recovered, 2 Held

(India)

Press Trust of India, NDTV, 28th Apr 2016.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 28th Apr 2016.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP, The Nation, 27th Apr 2016.

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

(India)

The Hans India, 27th Apr 2016.

NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 27th Apr 2016.

National natural history museum gutted

(India)

Vibha Sharma, The Tribune, 26th Apr 2016.

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

(Nepal)

Erich Theophile, Apollo, 26th Apr 2016.

Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 26th Apr 2016.

Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Tribune, 26th Apr 2016.

18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India, The New Indian Express, 25th Apr 2016.

Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash

(India)

Ranjani Govind, The Hindu, 25th Apr 2016.

Monuments Men go after state's treasure

(India)

Vandana Kamath, Bangalore Mirror, 24th Apr 2016.

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

(India)

Temple theft caught on CCTV footage

Bhaskar, 22nd Apr 2016.

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam, The Hindu, 22nd Apr 2016.

Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 21st Apr 2016.

Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case

(India)

The Hans India, 20th Apr 2016.

In a U-turn Narendra Modi government promises to take all steps to bring back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Anubhuti Vishnoi, The Economic Times, 20th Apr 2016.

Theft of teak trees of temple near Nellore: teams formed to nab accused

(India)

G. Ravikiran, The Hindu, 19th Apr 2016.

Save cultural heritage of India

(India)

Anil Paba, Daily Excelsior, 18th Apr 2016.

Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court

(India; United Kingdom)

All India, NDTV, 18th Apr 2016.

Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli

(Pakistan)

Ghulam Hussain Khwaja, Dawn, 17th Apr 2016.

Illustrators and graphic designers fume as print vendors copy their designs

(India)

Benito Fernando, Mid-day, 17th Apr 2016.

Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 16th Apr 2016.

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

(India)

Theft in Jain Temple Near Police Station, Gwalior

Dainik Bhaskar, 16th Apr 2016.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Yonhap News Agency, 16th Apr 2016.

Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery

(China)

Feng Shuang, ECNS, 15th Apr 2016.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 15th Apr 2016.

HR victims stake claim on part of Marcos art collection

(Philippines)

Rappler, 15th Apr 2016.

SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure

(India)

Hindustan Times, 14th Apr 2016.

Probe panel on coins theft likely next week

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 14th Apr 2016.

Cops refuse to register NU's 'vague' complaint in coin theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 13th Apr 2016.

Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Lakmal Sooriyagoda, Daily News, 12th Apr 2016.

China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

(China)

Ben Blanchard, Reuters, 12th Apr 2016.

Silver items taken away from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 12th Apr 2016.

After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 12th Apr 2016.

Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return

(India)

Sravanth Verma, Digital Journal, 9th Apr 2016.

6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 9th Apr 2016.

Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 8th Apr 2016.

HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, The Hindu, 8th Apr 2016.

Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 7th Apr 2016.

NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 7th Apr 2016.

Dolls theft: Cops clueless even after 40 days

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 5th Apr 2016.

प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी

(India)

Bell stolen from Ancient Bhadreswar temple

Amar Ujala, 5th Apr 2016.

Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned

(China)

Alicia Tan, Mashable, 4th Apr 2016.

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

(India)

State Times, 4th Apr 2016.

గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Rama Temple of Gurajala

Sakshi Post, 4th Apr 2016.

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

(India)

Kapil Dixit, The Times of India, 4th Apr 2016.

2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari

(Bangladesh)

UNB, Prothom Alo, 3rd Apr 2016.

पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति

(India)

Ashtadhatu idol stolen from temple

Patrika, 3rd Apr 2016.

नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति

(India)

Idol stolen from Nashirabad

Pradesh 18, 3rd Apr 2016.

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

The Hans India, 3rd Apr 2016.

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

(India)

Kanker: Sculpture theft at temple

Patrika, 3rd Apr 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

The Chakra, 2nd Apr 2016.

मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी

(India)

Banke Bihari temple idol theft in Uttar Pradesh

Khaskhabar, 2nd Apr 2016.

Many precious artefacts too missing from NU, says probe panel member

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 2nd Apr 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 2nd Apr 2016.

89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal

(India)

S. Prasad, The Hindu, 31st Mar 2016.

After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure, The Times of India, 31st Mar 2016.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

Vong Sokheng, The Phnom Penh Post, 31st Mar 2016.

Idols stolen from streetside temple

(India)

The Hindu, 30th Mar 2016.

Sirsi: Idol of Nandi stolen at Sirsi Temple.

(India)

Sahil Online, 30th Mar 2016.

Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork

(Cambodia)

WBUR, 30th Mar 2016.

Billionaire Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Wins Right to Hold Yves Bouvier Trial in Singapore

(Singapore)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 30th Mar 2016.

Four held; stolen idols recovered

(India)

The Hindu, 30th Mar 2016.

3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 30th Mar 2016.

Stolen Durga idol returns to Valley after 25 years

(India)

M Aamir Khan, The Tribune, 30th Mar 2016.

Family of deceased artist files suit over museum's claims

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo, Korea Times, 29th Mar 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 29th Mar 2016.

CAG holds Directorate of Arts & Culture guilty

(India)

The Shillong Times, 28th Mar 2016.

KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder, 28th Mar 2016.

US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

BBC News, 28th Mar 2016.

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

(Australia; India)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 27th Mar 2016.

Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th Mar 2016.

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum

(Pakistan)

Dunya News, 26th Mar 2016.

Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard

(China)

Catherine Wong, South China Morning Post, 25th Mar 2016.

Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China

(China)

Scott Reyburn, The New York Times, 25th Mar 2016.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish

(India)

Jawhar Sircar, The Art Newspaper, 24th Mar 2016.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua, 24th Mar 2016.

Panagal museum - now open to thieves, vandals

(India)

The Hans India, 22nd Mar 2016.

7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 22nd Mar 2016.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram, New York Post, 22nd Mar 2016.

Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC

(India)

IANS, The Times of India, 21st Mar 2016.

Protector left unprotected

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu, 21st Mar 2016.

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

(India)

Marouf Ahmad Parray, Kashmir Reader, 20th Mar 2016.

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

(India)

The Hindu, 19th Mar 2016.

Old law prevents preserving war sites

(Bangladesh)

Imam Hossain, Prothom Alo, 18th Mar 2016.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 18th Mar 2016.

Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Sun Daily, 18th Mar 2016.

Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 17th Mar 2016.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

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

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 17th Mar 2016.

Thai gardener whose $20 mn heist caused Blue Diamond Affair becomes monk

(Thailand; Saudi Arabia)

AFP, Hindustan Times, 17th Mar 2016.

Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director

(Pakistan)

APP, Daily Times, 17th Mar 2016.

China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders

(China)

Frank Fang, The Epoch Times, 16th Mar 2016.

Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 15th Mar 2016.

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

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau, Odisha Sun Times, 15th Mar 2016.

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

(India; Nepal)

IANS, Business Standard, 15th Mar 2016.

A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves

(Thailand)

Jason Motlagh, National Geographic, 14th Mar 2016.

800gm silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 14th Mar 2016.

जौनपुर में मंदिर से मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Sculptures Stolen from Temple in Jaunpur

Navbharat Times, 14th Mar 2016.

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

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th Mar 2016.

मूर्ति उठाने आए बदमाशों ने होमगार्ड पर झोंका फायर

(India)

Theft in temple, guard fired on

Amar Ujala, 12th Mar 2016.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

The Hindu, 12th Mar 2016.

Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

(China; Taiwan)

Lucy Hornby, Financial Times, 11th Mar 2016.

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, 11th Mar 2016.

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

(United States of America; India)

ICE, 11th Mar 2016.

Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 10th Mar 2016.

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

(India)

Tanaya Singh, The Better India, 9th Mar 2016.

Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor, BBC News, 9th Mar 2016.

Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts

(India)

Satyasundar Barik, The Hindu, 9th Mar 2016.

Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized

(Thailand)

Thai Visa, 9th Mar 2016.

Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 9th Mar 2016.

Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum

(India)

Satyasundar Barik, The Hindu, 8th Mar 2016.

Temple Theft: Role of Migrant Workers in Crime Suspected

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 7th Mar 2016.

Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins

(Pakistan)

Ashraf Javed, The Nation, 6th Mar 2016.

Temple burgled: idol and valuables stolen

(India)

The Hindu, 6th Mar 2016.

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

(Philippines)

Anne Fernandez, Inter Aksyon, 6th Mar 2016.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in TN

(India)

Web India 123, 5th Mar 2016.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah, Dawn, 5th Mar 2016.

Valuables worth 1.5 lakhstolen from Maradu temple

(India)

The Times of India, 5th Mar 2016.

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath, The Free Press Journal, 5th Mar 2016.

Rs 5 lakh worth gold, silver looted from Odisha temple

(India)

Odisha Sun Times, 5th Mar 2016.

Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore

(Pakistan)

Fayyaz Hussain, Daily Pakistan, 5th Mar 2016.

Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 4th Mar 2016.

Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft

(India)

Express News Service, The Indian Express, 4th Mar 2016.

5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 4th Mar 2016.

Treasure hunters ravage temples

(India)

Ravi P. Benjamin, The Hans India, 4th Mar 2016.

Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing

(China; Taiwan)

Francis Eduard Ang, Yibada, 3rd Mar 2016.

'Stringent action in temple thefts must'

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 3rd Mar 2016.

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott, Museums Journal, 3rd Mar 2016.

कुटी रोड के मंदिर से शिवलिंग चोरी

(India)

Amar Ujala, 2nd Mar 2016.

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

(India)

Deccan Chronicle, 2nd Mar 2016.

Rs 1.58 L jewellery theft at Vaishno Devi temple

(India)

Pune Mirror, 1st Mar 2016.

Stolen idol produced in court

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 1st Mar 2016.

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak, PRI, 1st Mar 2016.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot, The Guardian, 1st Mar 2016.

US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Peter Ford, Cambodia Daily, 29th Feb 2016.

ASI seeks info on provenance of idols

(India)

S. Prasad, The Hindu, 28th Feb 2016.

Art gallery owner admits keeping client's $2m

(Singapore)

Selina Lum, The Straits Times, 27th Feb 2016.

ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ

(India)

Nandi temple theft

Sakshi Post, 27th Feb 2016.

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Shanghai Daily, 26th Feb 2016.

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

(Syria)

Syrian Radio & TV, 26th Feb 2016.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

Geoff Hiscock, Nikkei, 26th Feb 2016.

Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Dan Duray, The Art Newspaper, 26th Feb 2016.

Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows

(China)

Liyan Qi, The Wall Street Journal, 26th Feb 2016.

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

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro, The Express Tribune, 26th Feb 2016.

Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot

(India)

Press Trust of India, Scoop Whoop, 25th Feb 2016.

Calangute theft probe draws blank

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 24th Feb 2016.

Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Sravanth Verma, Digital Journal, 24th Feb 2016.

1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The New Indian Express, 24th Feb 2016.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 23rd Feb 2016.

Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi

(India)

Raghava M., The Hindu, 22nd Feb 2016.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 22nd Feb 2016.

Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments

(India)

R B Jagadish, Daijiworld, 21st Feb 2016.

Idols found damaged in temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, India.com, 20th Feb 2016.

12 'Poorly Forged' Lee Ufan Paintings Spark Investigation in South Korea

(South Korea)

Rain Embuscado, ArtNet News, 19th Feb 2016.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming, CRIEnglish, 19th Feb 2016.

Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement

(India)

Herald Goa, 19th Feb 2016.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

(India)

The Hindu, 18th Feb 2016.

छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद

(India)

Stolen ancient idol from Chhapra recovered from pond

Jagran, 18th Feb 2016.

Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 18th Feb 2016.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal, The Times of India, 18th Feb 2016.

3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Times of India, 18th Feb 2016.

Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site

(Myanmar)

Asian Correspondent, 18th Feb 2016.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Feb 2016.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 18th Feb 2016.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen, Business Insider, 17th Feb 2016.

Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 17th Feb 2016.

20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 16th Feb 2016.

Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal, The Times of India, 16th Feb 2016.

India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal, The Economic Times, 15th Feb 2016.

मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा

(India)

Theft at Jain temple in Udaipur.

Rajasthan Patrika, 14th Feb 2016.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre, The Australian, 13th Feb 2016.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

(India)

Daily Excelsior, 13th Feb 2016.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror, 13th Feb 2016.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 12th Feb 2016.

Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu, 12th Feb 2016.

Idol lifters nabbed

(India)

The Hindu, 11th Feb 2016.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

(India)

IANS, Mid-day, 10th Feb 2016.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 10th Feb 2016.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

(India)

Kumar Rajesh, The Times of India, 10th Feb 2016.

Hue loses large amounts of artifacts

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net, 9th Feb 2016.

वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Amar Ujala, 9th Feb 2016.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 9th Feb 2016.

राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ram Janaki temple idol theft

Amar Ujala, 8th Feb 2016.

Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Gianluca Mezzofiore, The Daily Mail, 8th Feb 2016.

A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer

(India)

Ashwin Aghor, Catch News, 8th Feb 2016.

India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 7th Feb 2016.

Heritage table goes up in smoke

(India)

Amit Sharma, The Tribune, 7th Feb 2016.

Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings

(China)

Lisa Movius, The Art Newspaper, 7th Feb 2016.

Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Siasat Daily, 5th Feb 2016.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 5th Feb 2016.

Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols

(India)

The Hindu, 4th Feb 2016.

Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple

(India)

Ganesh Prabhu, The Hindu, 3rd Feb 2016.

Icon centres coming up

(India)

The Hindu, 3rd Feb 2016.

Two held with stolen heritage furniture

(India)

The Tribune, 2nd Feb 2016.

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, 31st Jan 2016.

Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

(China)

Lucy Liu, Shanghaiist, 30th Jan 2016.

Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

(Taiwan; China)

Alexandra Seno, The Art Newspaper, 30th Jan 2016.

Last Koh Ker piece coming home

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Audrey Wilson, The Phnom Penh Post, 30th Jan 2016.

In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Pin Sisovann, Voice of America, 29th Jan 2016.

Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post, 29th Jan 2016.

Theft of historic daggers: Police fail to make any breakthrough

(India)

The Tribune, 29th Jan 2016.

French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 28th Jan 2016.

Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

(Syria; Iraq; Afghanistan; India)

Rattanamol Singh, Guernica Magazine, 28th Jan 2016.

US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

Bangkok Post, 25th Jan 2016.

'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India, PTI News, 23rd Jan 2016.

Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune, 22nd Jan 2016.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 21st Jan 2016.

Probe team seeks record of Corbusier furniture

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 21st Jan 2016.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP, Art Daily, 20th Jan 2016.

शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Statue stolen from the temple

Amar Ujala, 20th Jan 2016.

Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples

(India)

Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, 20th Jan 2016.

Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp

(India)

Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, 19th Jan 2016.

Heritage theft ahead of Hollande's visit

(India)

Aneesh Sareen, The Tribune, 19th Jan 2016.

Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 19th Jan 2016.

Theft of furniture designed by Le Corbusier at Chandigarh College of Arts

(India)

Saurabh Prashar, The Times of India, 19th Jan 2016.

At National Museum, Decapitated Harihara Statue to Headline

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 18th Jan 2016.

Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns

(India)

Keshav Naik, The Times of India, 16th Jan 2016.

मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद

(India)

Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

News 18, 16th Jan 2016.

Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 16th Jan 2016.

Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

(China)

Sophie Williams, The Daily Mail, 15th Jan 2016.

घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Idol theft from Radhakrishna Temple

Inextlive, 15th Jan 2016.

Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security

(India)

PNS, The Daily Pioneer, 14th Jan 2016.

Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha

(India)

Susant Kumar Das, IAmIn, 14th Jan 2016.

Assam: Government asked to stop auction of Jahangir's 400-year-old golden hookah

(India)

Hindustan Times, The Northeast Today, 14th Jan 2016.

Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held

(India)

Orissa Post, 13th Jan 2016.

St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor, Star Tribune, 13th Jan 2016.

When the Forgery Is the Art

(Hong Kong)

Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 12th Jan 2016.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

(India)

The Tribune, 12th Jan 2016.

Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Pioneer, 10th Jan 2016.

Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest

(India)

Nayyar Azad, The Asian Age, 9th Jan 2016.

The Gods are still leaving

(Nepal)

Sewa Bhattarai, The Kathmandu Post, 9th Jan 2016.

Authorities halt Angkor excavating

(Cambodia)

Sen David, The Phnom Penh Post, 8th Jan 2016.

Thieves target two temples in Junagadh

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 8th Jan 2016.

Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque

(India)

The Statesman, The Daily Star, 8th Jan 2016.

After plagiarism claims, Malaysian ad firm disqualified from Kancil awards

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Malay Mail, 8th Jan 2016.

Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away

(India)

S. Prasad, The Hindu, 8th Jan 2016.

Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 8th Jan 2016.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya, DNA, 6th Jan 2016.

NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours

(India)

Nagpur Today, 5th Jan 2016.

KP Antiquities Act 2015

(Pakistan)

The Nation, 5th Jan 2016.

Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 5th Jan 2016.

Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics

(China)

Alice Yan, South China Morning Post, 5th Jan 2016.

Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery

(Hong Kong)

Ejinsight, 4th Jan 2016.

Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 4th Jan 2016.

Pillage of prehistory

(Pakistan)

Hidayat Khan, The Express Tribune, 3rd Jan 2016.

Four precious idols stolen in Bihar

(India)

IANS, The Hindu, 2nd Jan 2016.

Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 2nd Jan 2016.

Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple

(India)

Rajesh Kumar Thakur, Hindustan Times, 2nd Jan 2016.

Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums

(India)

Anubhuti Vishnoi, The Economic Times, 2nd Jan 2016.

Two charged after museum protest

(Taiwan)

Stacy Hsu, Taipei Times, 1st Jan 2016.

Idol Stolen

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 31st Dec 2015.

Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti

(Taiwan)

AFP, The Guardian, 31st Dec 2015.

Idols and valuables stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 31st Dec 2015.

Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan

(Taiwan)

Gu Liping, ECNS, 30th Dec 2015.

Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn, The Malay Mail, 30th Dec 2015.

Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times, 29th Dec 2015.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

(Malaysia)

The Malaysian Insider, 28th Dec 2015.

Bhimsengola shop burgled

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times, 26th Dec 2015.

Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition

(Japan; South Korea; North Korea)

Michael Zhang, PetaPixel, 26th Dec 2015.

Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum

(Malaysia)

The Malay Mail, 26th Dec 2015.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple

(India)

Alka Tiwari, The Times of India, 25th Dec 2015.

मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Two statues stolen from temple

Amar Ujala, 24th Dec 2015.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder, 23rd Dec 2015.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m

(Pakistan)

Daily Times, 23rd Dec 2015.

Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Katie Rogers, The New York Times, 22nd Dec 2015.

Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal

(India)

P.M. Veerendra, The Hindu, 22nd Dec 2015.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort

(India)

Ram Parmar, Pune Mirror, 22nd Dec 2015.

Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing

(India)

Sivakumar B, The Times of India, 21st Dec 2015.

Police draw blank in idol theft case

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha, The Kathmandu Post, 21st Dec 2015.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh, CBC, 21st Dec 2015.

California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, ArtNet News, 21st Dec 2015.

Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 20th Dec 2015.

After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts

(India)

Haroon Mirani, Greater Kashmir, 20th Dec 2015.

Two idols stolen

(India)

The Telegraph, 19th Dec 2015.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali, Business Recorder, 19th Dec 2015.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material

(China)

Qian Ruisha, ECNS, 18th Dec 2015.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Dec 2015.

Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The New Indian Express, 17th Dec 2015.

Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss, The New Indian Express, 17th Dec 2015.

मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and temple donation box stolen

Amar Ujala, 17th Dec 2015.

Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Ellen Brait, The Guardian, 16th Dec 2015.

Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa

(India)

Shrutika Sukhi, The Times of India, 16th Dec 2015.

'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'

(India; Pakistan)

Avinash Lohana, Mumbai Mirror, 16th Dec 2015.

Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 15th Dec 2015.

Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary, The Times of India, 15th Dec 2015.

Tragedy in India as Artist Hema Upadhyay and Her Lawyer Are Found Brutally Murdered in Mumbai

(India)

Amah-Rose Abrams, ArtNet News, 14th Dec 2015.

Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson, My News LA, 14th Dec 2015.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa, The Kathmandu Post, 14th Dec 2015.

No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa, The Kathmandu Post, 13th Dec 2015.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan, ECNS, 13th Dec 2015.

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, News 18, 13th Dec 2015.

डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvati and Ganesh idol stolen from a temple

Rajasthan Patrika, 12th Dec 2015.

Antique racket behind vandalism?

(India)

Falguni Banerjee, The Times of India, 11th Dec 2015.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua, Shanghai Daily, 11th Dec 2015.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

(India)

IANS, Two Circles, 10th Dec 2015.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 10th Dec 2015.

ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel, Houston Chronicle, 9th Dec 2015.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 8th Dec 2015.

Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging

(Cambodia)

May Titthara, Khmer Times, 7th Dec 2015.

Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery

(India)

The Telegraph, 7th Dec 2015.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 7th Dec 2015.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 7th Dec 2015.

BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 7th Dec 2015.

Cops find Jain idol in ditch

(India)

Shrikrishna Prasad, The Telegraph, 6th Dec 2015.

बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी

(India)

Stolen idol of Bhagvan Mahavir recovered from Jamui Village

Aajtak, 6th Dec 2015.

Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar

(India)

IANS, Business Standard, 6th Dec 2015.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Dec 2015.

Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 4th Dec 2015.

China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders

(China)

Celine Ge, South China Morning Post, 4th Dec 2015.

Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol

(India)

Bharat Yagnik, The Times of India, 4th Dec 2015.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters, The Guardian, 3rd Dec 2015.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight, 2nd Dec 2015.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 2nd Dec 2015.

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, 2nd Dec 2015.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft

(India)

Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, 2nd Dec 2015.

Cops draw blank in idol recovery

(India)

The Telegraph, 1st Dec 2015.

Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar

(India)

IANS, Business Standard, 1st Dec 2015.

Two held for stealing idol

(India)

The Hindu, 30th Nov 2015.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad, Step Feed, 30th Nov 2015.

No clues in idol theft case

(India)

Farrukh Nadim, The Times of India, 29th Nov 2015.

अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Ashtdhatu Durga idol theft

Amar Ujala, 29th Nov 2015.

Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days

(India)

Speed News, Catch News, 29th Nov 2015.

Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol

(India)

Press Trust of India, NDTV, 29th Nov 2015.

Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 29th Nov 2015.

Three fake Manansalas in one month—art forgers are getting bolder, more brazen

(Philippines)

Cathy Cañares-Yamsuan, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29th Nov 2015.

Uneasy the head that wears the crown

(India)

The Hindu, 29th Nov 2015.

Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple

(India)

Express News Service, The Indian Express, 29th Nov 2015.

Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested

(India)

Veerendra P.M., The Hindu, 28th Nov 2015.

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, National Post, 27th Nov 2015.

Philippines launches search for Imelda Marcos's lost treasures

(Philippines)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 27th Nov 2015.

Three antique stone idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Statesman, 27th Nov 2015.

State museums still await CCTV cameras

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 27th Nov 2015.

China: Faking It

(China)

Al Jazeera, 26th Nov 2015.

Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau, Odisha Sun Times, 26th Nov 2015.

Cops release burglar's pics, suspect old convict

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Nov 2015.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 25th Nov 2015.

Poet Kuvempu's house burgled, Padma medals stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Times of India, 25th Nov 2015.

Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling

(India)

Rohit Khanna, The Times of India, 25th Nov 2015.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu, 24th Nov 2015.

Kuvempu memorial ransacked

(India)

Padma Shri, The Hindu, 24th Nov 2015.

Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas

(Singapore; India)

Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid, Channel News Asia, 24th Nov 2015.

India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation

(India)

BBC News, 23rd Nov 2015.

Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune, 23rd Nov 2015.

On the trail of Paynter's paintings; sold and regained

(Sri Lanka)

Namini Wijedasa, The Sunday Times, 22nd Nov 2015.

Thieves return stolen idol

(India)

Imran Gowhar, The Hindu, 22nd Nov 2015.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 21st Nov 2015.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang, Yibada, 20th Nov 2015.

Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 20th Nov 2015.

Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh, The Star Press, 19th Nov 2015.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia, Xinhua, 18th Nov 2015.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 17th Nov 2015.

नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी

(India)

Theft in the historic Narkanda Hatu temple

Kesari, 17th Nov 2015.

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, 17th Nov 2015.

John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back

(United Kingdom; India)

Sonam Joshi, Mashable, 17th Nov 2015.

AG failed to take action in Museum theft case

(Sri Lanka)

Siranjani Kumari, Daily News, 17th Nov 2015.

Idol, gold chains stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 16th Nov 2015.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily, What's On Xiamen, 16th Nov 2015.

500-year-old conch stolen

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post, 15th Nov 2015.

Uncontrollable art forgery plagues Indonesia's art scene

(Indonesia)

Novia D. Rulistia, The Jakarta Post, 15th Nov 2015.

'Register antiques with Museum Department'

(Malaysia)

Cindy Lai, The Borneo Post, 15th Nov 2015.

18th century stolen idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Statesman, 13th Nov 2015.

Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post, 13th Nov 2015.

Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan

(India)

Hindustan Times, 12th Nov 2015.

32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell

(India)

Mumbai Mirror, 11th Nov 2015.

Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered

(India)

The Tribune, 11th Nov 2015.

Kulen Mountain Security Beefs Up

(Cambodia)

Naomi-Collett Ritz, Khmer Times, 10th Nov 2015.

Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen

(India)

The Hindu, 9th Nov 2015.

Security tightened amid threat to temples

(Indonesia)

Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, 9th Nov 2015.

Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India

(India; Singapore)

B Sivakumar, The Times of India, 8th Nov 2015.

Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores

(India)

Picsture, 8th Nov 2015.

Indians sue Queen for return of £100m jewel in the crown: Bollywood stars and businessmen launch legal battle over 105-carat diamond which they say was stolen from their country

(India; United Kingdom)

Robert Verkaik, The Daily Mail, 7th Nov 2015.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama, 6th Nov 2015.

Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India

(Singapore; India)

The Straits Times, 6th Nov 2015.

Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref, Ahram Online, 5th Nov 2015.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald, Korea Herald, 5th Nov 2015.

Looking to the Future Through the Traumas of the Past

(Cambodia)

Bansie Vasvani, Hyperallergic, 3rd Nov 2015.

Plunder, vandalism nearly empty Bohol burial site

(Philippines)

Leo Udtohan, Inquirer, 1st Nov 2015.

Gazette sites to save artefacts

(Malaysia)

C. Sathasivam Sitheravellu, New Straits Times, 31st Oct 2015.

1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 31st Oct 2015.

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, Cleveland.com, 30th Oct 2015.

3-D exhibit to bring Korean cultural properties from abroad

(South Korea)

So Jung Park, Yonhap News Agency, 28th Oct 2015.

Family Rift Clouds Death of Top South Korean Artist

(South Korea)

AFP, Khmer Times, 28th Oct 2015.

Walking an ethics tightrope: The business of collecting antiquities

(Singapore)

Ong Sor Fern, The Straits Times, 27th Oct 2015.

Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments

(India)

The Hindu, 27th Oct 2015.

Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship and Discrimination Over Bulk Order Refusal

(China)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th Oct 2015.

SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times, 26th Oct 2015.

CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol

(India)

Ahmedabad Mirror, 26th Oct 2015.

Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times, 25th Oct 2015.

Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot

(India)

DHNS, Deccan Herald, 25th Oct 2015.

ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India

(India; Singapore)

Deepika Shetty, The Straits Times, 22nd Oct 2015.

Artefacts returned by collector

(Cambodia; Sweden)

Vong Sokheng, The Phnom Penh Post, 21st Oct 2015.

Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture

(Singapore; India)

Mayo Martin, Today, 19th Oct 2015.

Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector

(Cambodia)

Neou Vannarin, Voice of America, 16th Oct 2015.

Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 16th Oct 2015.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan, ECNS, 15th Oct 2015.

Former Archaeological Survey director sentenced to jail for fraud

(India)

Bhartesh Singh Thakur, Hindustan Times, 15th Oct 2015.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting

(China)

Ma Ruohan, CRIEnglish, 14th Oct 2015.

Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming

(United States of America; China)

ICE, 14th Oct 2015.

Are you buying stolen art?

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 13th Oct 2015.

Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols

(India)

Nyoooz, 11th Oct 2015.

Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

(India; Australia)

The Indian Express, 11th Oct 2015.

He brings the gods back home to India

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Rediff News, 9th Oct 2015.

Special force soon to secure 'cultural assets'

(India)

Akshaya Mukul, The Times of India, 9th Oct 2015.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill, South China Morning Post, 9th Oct 2015.

चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा

(India)

Jain temple raided by thieves again

Rajasthan Patrika, 8th Oct 2015.

Protecting China's cultural heritage

(China)

Krista Lomu, GBTimes, 7th Oct 2015.

Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted

(South Korea)

Youn-Ho Kim, Korea JoongAng Daily, 7th Oct 2015.

Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November

(India)

Priyangi Agarwal, The Times of India, 7th Oct 2015.

Chandigarh Architect's Artefacts Fetch Millions Abroad

(India)

IANS, Deccan Herald, 6th Oct 2015.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 6th Oct 2015.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 6th Oct 2015.

Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei

(China)

Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic, 5th Oct 2015.

Senior citizen lured with ancient coins, conned of 2 lakh

(India)

Nishikant Karlikar, The Times of India, 5th Oct 2015.

Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign

(India)

Baishali Adak, India Today, 3rd Oct 2015.

3 tomb raiders die from lack of air while attempting to rob ancient grave in central China

(China)

Associated Press, Fox, 30th Sep 2015.

Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple

(Malaysia)

The Borneo Post, 29th Sep 2015.

திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

Statue theft at temple near Thiruvannamalai

Tamil Murasu, 29th Sep 2015.

Cop dilemma over antique or fake

(India)

Bangalore Mirror, 29th Sep 2015.

Vanishing artefacts: China's cultural treasures stolen or destroyed from lack of resources

(China)

Reuters, South China Morning Post, 28th Sep 2015.

Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols

(India)

R. Rajaram, The Hindu, 27th Sep 2015.

Hanoians worry about more deadly collapses of colonial houses

(Vietnam)

Thanh Nien News, 25th Sep 2015.

'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'

(India)

Ranjana Diggikar, The Times of India, 23rd Sep 2015.

Museum to return tainted art objects

(United States of America; India)

Natalie Trusso Cafarello, The Toledo Blade, 23rd Sep 2015.

The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman

(France; Monaco; Singapore; Hong Kong)

Doreen Carvajal, The New York Times, 23rd Sep 2015.

Germany returns Hindu statue to India

(India; Germany)

Dana Scherle, DW, 23rd Sep 2015.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua, 22nd Sep 2015.

Alarm prevents idol theft

(India)

The Hindu, 22nd Sep 2015.

Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district

(India)

K. Umashankar, The Hindu, 21st Sep 2015.

Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure

(North Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times, 20th Sep 2015.

A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris, Blouin ArtInfo, 20th Sep 2015.

German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol

(India; Germany)

Sobhana K Nair, Mumbai Mirror, 19th Sep 2015.

राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radha-Krishna temple statues stolen

Inextlive, 18th Sep 2015.

4 theft cases reported in Capital

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times, 16th Sep 2015.

Temple antiques up for grabs

(India)

Manish Kumar, Orissa Post, 16th Sep 2015.

Smuggling India's Antiquities

(India)

Neeta Lal, The Diplomat, 16th Sep 2015.

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum

(China)

Want China Times, 15th Sep 2015.

43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 14th Sep 2015.

Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 13th Sep 2015.

'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'

(India)

Odisha Sun Times, 7th Sep 2015.

Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam

(Canada; China)

Jennifer Saltman, The Province, 4th Sep 2015.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 4th Sep 2015.

Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security

(India)

B.K. Lakshmikantha, The Times of India, 1st Sep 2015.

Auction for bargain hunters! Bonhams puts 'cheaper' items under the hammer to attract new collectors

(China)

Lana Lam, South China Morning Post, 30th Aug 2015.

The Bean and the Bubble

(China; United States of America)

The Economist, 29th Aug 2015.

Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 28th Aug 2015.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald, 28th Aug 2015.

5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft

(Cambodia)

Xinhua, Khmer Times, 27th Aug 2015.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

(India)

Vishwa Kundapura, The Hindu, 27th Aug 2015.

Painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake

(Taiwan)

AFP, Sky News, 26th Aug 2015.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 26th Aug 2015.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 26th Aug 2015.

Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million

(Taiwan)

Michael Segalov, The Independent, 25th Aug 2015.

105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 24th Aug 2015.

Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan

(Japan; Afghanistan)

Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan News, 23rd Aug 2015.

Security upgrade at Thakurbari

(India)

Saikat Ray, The Times of India, 23rd Aug 2015.

Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area

(Japan)

Taro Mizoguchi, The Asahi Shimbun, 23rd Aug 2015.

सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Four Ashta statues stolen from Sitaram temple

Rajasthan Patrika, 22nd Aug 2015.

A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar, The Hindu, 20th Aug 2015.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 20th Aug 2015.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 19th Aug 2015.

Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 18th Aug 2015.

Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 17th Aug 2015.

DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Christian Post, 16th Aug 2015.

To catch an idol thief

(India)

Amulya Gopalakrishnan, The Times of India, 16th Aug 2015.

Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed

(India)

Silvester D'Souza, Daijiworld, 15th Aug 2015.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

(India)

A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 15th Aug 2015.

Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN

(Singapore; India)

R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar, The New Indian Express, 15th Aug 2015.

Filmmaker in idol theft net

(India)

G.C. Shekhar, The Telegraph, 14th Aug 2015.

'Cloud Gate'-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art

(China; United States of America)

Felicia Sonmez, The Wall Street Journal, 14th Aug 2015.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP, IOL, 13th Aug 2015.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira, The Hindu, 13th Aug 2015.

Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar, The Hindu, 13th Aug 2015.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times, 13th Aug 2015.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express, 13th Aug 2015.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

(India)

A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 13th Aug 2015.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city

(India)

Kaumudi Online, 12th Aug 2015.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

(Cambodia)

May Titthara, The Phnom Penh Post, 12th Aug 2015.

What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?

(China)

Helen Thompson, Smithsonian, 11th Aug 2015.

How a Chinese librarian made $6 million in forged art over two years

(China)

Robert Fulford, National Post, 10th Aug 2015.

From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back

(India)

The Indian Express, 10th Aug 2015.

A step toward bringing Korean treasures home

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun, Korea JoongAng Daily, 10th Aug 2015.

Racy temple dancers surrender

(Thailand)

Sunthon Pongpao, Bangkok Post, 8th Aug 2015.

Protecting The Past

(Pakistan)

The Nation, 8th Aug 2015.

Ancient treasures in the backyard

(Cambodia)

Bennett Murray, The Phnom Penh Post, 8th Aug 2015.

Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

(India)

Mid-day, 8th Aug 2015.

Large number of artifacts smuggled to US, EU: Pervaiz

(Pakistan)

Inamullah Khattak, The Nation, 7th Aug 2015.

Museum theft: More than meets the eye

(India)

The Shillong Times, 6th Aug 2015.

Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house

(China)

Naomi Ng, South China Morning Post, 6th Aug 2015.

Man Held for Multiple Theft

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 5th Aug 2015.

Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol

(India)

The Hindu, 4th Aug 2015.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi, The Tribune, 4th Aug 2015.

8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Economic Times, 3rd Aug 2015.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks

(India)

Jason Burke, The Guardian, 3rd Aug 2015.

Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple

(India)

The Hindu, 3rd Aug 2015.

China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger

(China)

Hou Qiang, Xinhua, 2nd Aug 2015.

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

(Japan; United States of America)

Anthony M. Amore, Salon, 2nd Aug 2015.

Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse

(India)

See And Say, 2nd Aug 2015.

Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 31st Jul 2015.

India demands return of objects stolen from its temples

(India)

AMA, 30th Jul 2015.

Statues built on ancient bricks

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, The Phnom Penh Post, 30th Jul 2015.

Theft in Lingala temple

(India)

Sakshi Post, 27th Jul 2015.

Committee constituted for framing security policy of museums

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 27th Jul 2015.

Thieves strike at three places, including temple

(India)

The Hindu, 26th Jul 2015.

Honour etched in stone

(India)

Prakesh Bhandari, The Statesman, 26th Jul 2015.

Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh

(India)

Niti Central, 26th Jul 2015.

Ancient coins missing from Lucknow museum

(India)

The Asian Age, 26th Jul 2015.

500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 25th Jul 2015.

Key witness' age spurs cops to speed up 1994 Tataguni case

(India)

Kushala S, Bangalore Mirror, 24th Jul 2015.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri, Hindustan Times, 24th Jul 2015.

Protecting the ruins

(Nepal)

Sarthak Mani, Nepali Times, 24th Jul 2015.

How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India

(India)

The New York Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation

(India)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India, 23rd Jul 2015.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc, Khmer Times, 23rd Jul 2015.

Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms

(China)

Niu Honglin, CRIEnglish, 23rd Jul 2015.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

(China)

Nicola Davison, The Telegraph, 21st Jul 2015.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 21st Jul 2015.

Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project

(Bhutan)

Heather Wardle, Lion's Roar, 21st Jul 2015.

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

So Jung Park, The Korea Observer, 21st Jul 2015.

Kinky Dolls Stolen from Japanese Sex Museum

(Japan)

Eric Stimson, Anime News Network, 19th Jul 2015.

వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Venkateshwara Swamy Temple

Namasthe Telangaana, 18th Jul 2015.

भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा

(India)

Mahamaya temple theft

Naidunia, 18th Jul 2015.

Polonnaruwa museum is exposed to theft due to malfunction of main door

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 17th Jul 2015.

प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी

(India)

Ancient Jain temple donation box, parasol theft

Naidunia, 17th Jul 2015.

Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald, Korea Herald, 17th Jul 2015.

'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service, The Himalayan Times, 16th Jul 2015.

S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan

(South Korea; Japan)

Akihiko Kaise, The Asahi Shimbun, 15th Jul 2015.

Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking

(India)

Nithin Sridhar, NewsGram, 14th Jul 2015.

Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Press Trust of India, NDTV, 14th Jul 2015.

Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates

(India)

Nithin Sridhar, NewsGram, 14th Jul 2015.

Is BSU museum piece stolen art?

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh, The Star Press, 14th Jul 2015.

Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi

(India; Germany)

Mail Today, India Today, 14th Jul 2015.

Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 13th Jul 2015.

मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Gong stolen from temple, suspect arrested

Navbharat Times, 13th Jul 2015.

Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia

(Thailand; Cambodia)

Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Bangkok Post, 12th Jul 2015.

Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Chea Vannak, Khmer Times, 12th Jul 2015.

Entire SPECIES Found Piled In Shipping Crate

(Philippines)

Ameena Schelling, The Dodo, 11th Jul 2015.

I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal

(India)

Anurag Bende, Pune Mirror, 11th Jul 2015.

Charges laid over art theft

(Taiwan)

Chen Wen-chan, Taipei Times, 10th Jul 2015.

Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues

(Australia; India)

Kristian Silva, Brisbane Times, 10th Jul 2015.

Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar

(India)

Express News Service, The Indian Express, 10th Jul 2015.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 10th Jul 2015.

Father turns in son for Pune temple theft

(India)

Chaitraly Deshmukh, Mid-day, 9th Jul 2015.

Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple

(India)

Express News Service, The Indian Express, 9th Jul 2015.

Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple

(India)

FPJ Bureau, The Free Press Journal, 9th Jul 2015.

Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar, The Times of India, 8th Jul 2015.

Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere, Bangalore Mirror, 7th Jul 2015.

Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online

(India; Sri Lanka)

Bangalore Mirror, Chetan R, 7th Jul 2015.

Swiss art dealer seeks to have assets unfrozen

(Singapore)

Selina Lum, The Straits Times, 7th Jul 2015.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel, The Telegraph, 6th Jul 2015.

Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Gina Fairley, Visual Arts Hub, 6th Jul 2015.

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, 6th Jul 2015.

Precious artefacts get damaged, others face risk of theft during shifting

(Pakistan)

Peerzada Salman, Dawn, 5th Jul 2015.

Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 5th Jul 2015.

जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी

(India)

Jain temple invaded by thieves, age-old statues stolen

Rajasthan Patrika, 3rd Jul 2015.

Gov't Restrictions Block Ways for Chinese Relics to Return Home

(China)

CRIEnglish, 3rd Jul 2015.

Pongpat gets 2 more years

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post, 1st Jul 2015.

ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India

(United States of America; India)

ICE, 1st Jul 2015.

मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी

(India)

Four silver umbrella temple theft

Patrika, 1st Jul 2015.

Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts

(China)

Ellis Liang, South China Morning Post, 1st Jul 2015.

Windows to the past

(India)

Rishabh Shroff, The Indian Express, 30th Jun 2015.

शिव मंदिर मे चोरी

(India)

Theft at Shiva Temple

Amar Ujala, 29th Jun 2015.

மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

120-year-old idol stolen

Vijayalashmi, One India, 29th Jun 2015.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared

(China)

AFP, The Guardian, 29th Jun 2015.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar, The Indian Express, 27th Jun 2015.

Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 26th Jun 2015.

Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple

(India)

The Hindu, 25th Jun 2015.

Gods safe as govt ups security at temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere, Bangalore Mirror, 24th Jun 2015.

117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found

(India)

Vimal Bhatia, The Times of India, 24th Jun 2015.

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, News 18, 24th Jun 2015.

'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US

(Thailand; United States of America)

Todd Ruiz, CocoBKK, 24th Jun 2015.

Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba

(India)

Faiz Rahman Siddiqui, The Times of India, 23rd Jun 2015.

Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas

(India)

Odisha Sun Times, 22nd Jun 2015.

Committee to dig into allegations of fraud at Archaeology Dept

(Sri Lanka)

Rishan Hannan, News First, 21st Jun 2015.

The Chinese Want Their Art Back

(China)

Karl E. Meyer, The New York Times, 20th Jun 2015.

Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities

(Australia; India; Nepal)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 19th Jun 2015.

Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman, India Today, 18th Jun 2015.

Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 17th Jun 2015.

Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India, Z News, 17th Jun 2015.

A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News, 14th Jun 2015.

Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum

(India; Singapore)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 14th Jun 2015.

Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 13th Jun 2015.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu, 13th Jun 2015.

Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman, India Today, 12th Jun 2015.

Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 11th Jun 2015.

Conmen scam HK art collector out of 1 mil euros

(Hong Kong)

Ejinsight, 10th Jun 2015.

Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar

(India)

Express News Service, The Indian Express, 8th Jun 2015.

Ecuador analiza convenio de cooperación con Reino de Camboya para protección de patrimonio cultural y natural

(Ecuador; Cambodia)

Ecuador considers a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kingdom of Cambodia for the protection of cultural and national heritage

Ecuador Inmediato, 4th Jun 2015.

Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts

(India)

Dipender Manta, Hindustan Times, 4th Jun 2015.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha

(Japan)

Simon, EDers, 4th Jun 2015.

Indo-Scythian era: Silver rush eats away at 2,000-year-old city

(Pakistan)

Muhammad Sadaqat, The Express Tribune, 2nd Jun 2015.

Hunt on for missing national treasure

(North Korea)

Kang Mi Jin, Daily NK, 1st Jun 2015.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi

(India)

Sandhya Nair, The Times of India, 1st Jun 2015.

Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft

(India)

Steephan Kayyar, Daijiworld, 1st Jun 2015.

Raiding the tomb raiders

(China)

Global Times, 31st May 2015.

Interpol on cops' radar to find idols

(India)

Bibhuti Barik, The Telegraph, 30th May 2015.

Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum

(Vietnam)

Thanh Nien News, 30th May 2015.

Police recover 300 years old idol

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 29th May 2015.

Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network, Daijiworld, 28th May 2015.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

(China)

BBC News, 27th May 2015.

175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid

(China)

CCTV, 27th May 2015.

Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod

(India)

Manorama, 27th May 2015.

India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting

(India)

Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times, 26th May 2015.

German Art Dealer Accused of Fraud in €55 Million China Academy of Art Design Deal

(China; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 26th May 2015.

Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling

(India)

Press Trust of India, Deccan Herald, 25th May 2015.

Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, The Times of India, 25th May 2015.

Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations

(Cambodia)

Bennett Murray, The Phnom Penh Post, 23rd May 2015.

Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, The Phnom Penh Post, 22nd May 2015.

Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha

(India)

Press Trust of India, The Indian Express, 21st May 2015.

Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen

(India)

Bibhuti Barik, The Telegraph, 21st May 2015.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist, 20th May 2015.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

(Pakistan)

Obaid Abbasi, The Express Tribune, 20th May 2015.

Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes

(Nepal)

Alexandre Capron, France 24, 19th May 2015.

Cops get a tip-off on artefact smuggling from Iraq cities under IS siege

(India; Iraq)

Rashmi Rajput, The Indian Express, 19th May 2015.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

(India)

The Hindu, 19th May 2015.

700-yr-old idol recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald, 18th May 2015.

Jewels stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu, 17th May 2015.

Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 17th May 2015.

Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple

(Malaysia)

Loshana K. Shagar, The Star, 16th May 2015.

Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace

(China)

Xie Cheng, CRIEnglish, 15th May 2015.

Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt, Cleveland.com, 15th May 2015.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 15th May 2015.

महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार

(India)

Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

Naidunia, 14th May 2015.

Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 14th May 2015.

Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court

(United States of America; India)

Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News Service, 14th May 2015.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service, 14th May 2015.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu, 14th May 2015.

Precious idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 13th May 2015.

French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet

(France; China)

Vincent Noce, The Art Newspaper, 12th May 2015.

It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt, Cleveland.com, 12th May 2015.

US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Mech Dara, The Cambodia Daily, 11th May 2015.

Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation

(China)

Duncan Hewitt, International Business Times, 11th May 2015.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 9th May 2015.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS, One India, 9th May 2015.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS, One India, 9th May 2015.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service, New Indian Express, 9th May 2015.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, The Times of India, 8th May 2015.

Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake

(Nepal)

Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, 8th May 2015.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, The Times of India, 8th May 2015.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma, CRIEnglish, 8th May 2015.

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

(China)

CNTV, 7th May 2015.

Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW

(Nepal)

Deutsche Presse Agentur, The Nation, 7th May 2015.

Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition

(China)

Xinhua, 5th May 2015.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP, Deccan Chronicle, 4th May 2015.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP, Deccan Chronicle, 4th May 2015.

Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar, Swarajya, 4th May 2015.

Balochistan's assets: Govt disinterest keeps smuggled relics in Europe

(Pakistan)

Mohammad Zafar, The Express Tribune, 4th May 2015.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin, The New York Times, 3rd May 2015.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin, The New York Times, 3rd May 2015.

Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore

(India)

Deccan Chronicle, 11th Apr 2015.

India's deafening silence on stolen art

(India)

Vishakha N. Desai, The Hindu, 10th Apr 2015.

Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on

(United States of America; India)

Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 9th Apr 2015.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times, The Japan Times, 9th Apr 2015.

Empty temples, stolen gods

(Nepal)

eKantipur, 8th Apr 2015.

Hue bringing home royal rickshaw from France, hopes to retrieve plundered relics

(Vietnam)

Bui Ngoc Long, Thanh Nien News, 8th Apr 2015.

Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation

(United States of America; India)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 7th Apr 2015.

One held for Bangalore temple theft

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 7th Apr 2015.

Lost Yi Sun-shin book found in museum

(South Korea)

Mee-yoo Kwan, Korea Times, 6th Apr 2015.

Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder

(China)

The Economist, 4th Apr 2015.

Peabody Essex Museum hands over Indian artwork involved in trafficking investigation

(United States of America; India)

Malcolm Gay, The Boston Globe, 3rd Apr 2015.

Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

Graham Bowley, The New York Times, 2nd Apr 2015.

Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

James Fanelli, DNA Info, 2nd Apr 2015.

Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum

(United States of America; India)

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, ABC United States, 1st Apr 2015.

In an antique trade

(India)

Business Standard, 30th Mar 2015.

Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols

(India)

Imran Gowhar, The Hindu, 30th Mar 2015.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily, 29th Mar 2015.

Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities

(Cambodia)

Xuequean Mu, Xinhua, 28th Mar 2015.

Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities

(China)

Richelle Simon, The Art Newspaper, 27th Mar 2015.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng, The Wall Street Journal, 27th Mar 2015.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang, CRIEnglish, 27th Mar 2015.

Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'

(China)

Jane Perlez, Sinosphere, 26th Mar 2015.

आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी

(India)

Ancient Temple Sculpture Stolen

Damon Arwa, News 18, 26th Mar 2015.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu, 25th Mar 2015.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 24th Mar 2015.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si, Ecns, 24th Mar 2015.

Mongkut, reinterpreted

(Thailand; France)

Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post, 18th Mar 2015.

Paris show features stolen crown

(France; Thailand)

Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post, 17th Mar 2015.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu, Women of China, 6th Mar 2015.

Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist

(France; China)

Margaux Schreurs, The Beijinger, 3rd Mar 2015.

Committee set up to review security in museums: Minister

(India)

Web India 123, 2nd Mar 2015.

Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha

(India)

Ranjan Rath, Odisha Sun Times, 6th Feb 2015.

7 held with ancient Buddha statue

(Nepal)

Rajendra Nath, eKantipur, 6th Feb 2015.

4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless

(India)

Keshav Naik, The Times of India, 5th Feb 2015.

मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी

(India)

Theft of millions from Vaishno Devi Temple

Swapnil, News 18, 4th Feb 2015.

Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC

(India)

Press Trust of India, Z News, 3rd Feb 2015.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby, BBC News, 2nd Feb 2015.

Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert

(Mongolia)

Kate Baklitskaya, The Siberian Times, 2nd Feb 2015.

గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ

(India)

Goddess' crown stolen at Gajjela Papamma Temple

Sakshi, 2nd Feb 2015.

Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history

(Pakistan)

Dawn, 21st Jan 2015.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 7th Jan 2015.

Indian gold rush extends

(India)

Paul Ploumis, Hard Assets, 4th Dec 2014.

Toilet-pit digging leads to gold-rush

(India)

Sridhar Vivan, Bangalore Mirror, 2nd Dec 2014.

Stolen dinosaur skull can be returned to Mongolia: U.S. court

(Mongolia; United States of America)

Laila Kearney, Reuters, 2nd Dec 2014.

Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name

(Thailand)

Thomas Fuller, The New York Times, 30th Nov 2014.

Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 29th Nov 2014.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation, Bangkok Post, 29th Nov 2014.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times, 25th Nov 2014.

Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years

(India; United States of America)

Raju Gusain, India Today, 12th Oct 2014.

ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum

(India)

Vineet Upadhyay, The Times of India, 9th Oct 2014.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district

(India)

M. Srinivas, The Hindu, 8th Oct 2014.

Philippines hunts for Marcos' plundered art

(Philippines)

Jason Gutierrez, Al Jazeera, 6th Oct 2014.

22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009

(India)

Pratul Sharma, The New Indian Express, 7th Sep 2014.

ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof

(India)

Express News Service, The Sunday Standard, 7th Sep 2014.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Rediff News, 7th Sep 2014.

Owner didn't deposit all antiques found in Bathinda with govt

(India)

Vishav Bharti, Hindustan Times, 3rd Sep 2014.

A brittle plan to protect broken idols?

(India)

B. Sivakumar, The Times of India, 3rd Sep 2014.

Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests

(Sri Lanka)

The Sunday Times, 10th Aug 2014.

UP's swadeshi Taliban target Victoria statues

(India)

Ishita Mishra, The Times of India, 9th Aug 2014.

102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 9th Aug 2014.

Tomb of Han Dynasty king filled with cultural relics, treasures rediscovered in China

(China)

Summit Passary, Tech Times, 6th Aug 2014.

Priceless gem recovered

(Sri Lanka)

Percey Kuruneru, The Island, 3rd Aug 2014.

Shadow over authenticity of Tagore painting reaches PMO

(India)

Sudha Pillai, Bangalore Mirror, 27th Jul 2014.

Antique church icons dumped at roadside

(Philippines)

The Bohol Standard, 13th Jul 2014.

Dinosaur skeletons, egg returned to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 10th Jul 2014.

In search of the lost antiquities

(Pakistan; Sri Lanka)

Sadia Qasim Shah, Dawn, 8th Jul 2014.

Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

(China)

Laura Zhou, South China Morning Post, 8th Jul 2014.

As fakes unnerve India's art market, the trade is pushing for an antiquated solution

(India)

Girish Shahane, Quartz, 6th Jul 2014.

'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker

(Cambodia)

Luke Hunt, The Diplomat, 6th Jun 2014.

Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation

(Mongolia)

D. Sergelen, UB Post, 5th Jun 2014.

Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US

(Cambodia; United States of America)

AFP, ABC Australia, 4th Jun 2014.

India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India, The Hindu, 4th Jun 2014.

Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery

(Singapore; India)

Huang Lijie, The Straits Times, 3rd Jun 2014.

Arts official urges villagers to sell the ancient treasure they found

(Thailand)

The Nation, 3rd Jun 2014.

Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony

(Cambodia)

Khoun Theara, Voice of America, 3rd Jun 2014.

China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid, Dawn, 2nd Jun 2014.

Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia)

David Ng, Los Angeles Times, 7th May 2014.

Destruction of archaeological sites in Sri Lanka

(Sri Lanka)

D. Chandraratna, Lankaweb, 5th May 2014.

Salvage company denies planting ancient coins at treasure site

(Malaysia)

The Sun Daily, 5th May 2014.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV, 5th May 2014.

Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku

(Australia; India)

DNA, 11th Apr 2014.

State-level idol records bureau mooted

(India)

A. Srivathsan, The Hindu, 10th Apr 2014.

Villagers questioned about stolen idol

(India)

A. Selvaraj, The Times of India, 10th Apr 2014.

'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized

(India)

The Hindu, 8th Apr 2014.

National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7th Apr 2014.

Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 7th Apr 2014.

Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art

(Nepal)

eKantipur, 4th Apr 2014.

FIR in idol theft case mandatory

(India)

A Sirvathsan, The Hindu, 3rd Apr 2014.

Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu

(India)

A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 3rd Apr 2014.

Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt

(India)

TNN, The Times of India, 3rd Apr 2014.

'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists

(India)

Pragit P, The Times of India, 3rd Apr 2014.

Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display

(Australia; India)

IBN Live, 2nd Apr 2014.

National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Canberra Times, 2nd Apr 2014.

Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore

(India)

A Selvaraj, The Times of India, 2nd Apr 2014.

Stolen Nepali statues gathering dust in Paris

(Nepal; France)

eKantipur, 2nd Apr 2014.

Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return

(India)

A. Selvaraj, The Times of India, 31st Mar 2014.

Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA

(India)

M. Kalyanaraman, The Times of India, 31st Mar 2014.

Art Theft Scandal Widens As Art Gallery of NSW Removes Statue India Wants Back

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen, Business Insider, 27th Mar 2014.

India wants looting scandal statues including Dancing Shiva returned in 30 days

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27th Mar 2014.

NGA removes Dancing Shiva from display

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th Mar 2014.

China's Purchase Of Chinese Looted Artifacts: An Example For Other States?

(China)

Kwame Opoku, Eurasia Review, 24th Mar 2014.

NGA refuses to return $US5m Shiva statue despite evidence it was stolen from Indian temple

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24th Mar 2014.

Private buyers from Hunan recover ancient bronze vessel, the Min Fanglei

(China)

Xo Donghuan, South China Morning Post, 22nd Mar 2014.

National Gallery Director Steps Down As Cloud Remains Over $5M Indian Sculpture

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen, Business Insider, 21st Mar 2014.

Shiva swap involves National Gallery of Australia in international art looting case

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21st Mar 2014.

Christie's CEO Was "Panicked" Over Chinese Buyer Default, Leading to Private Sale of Ancient Bronze

(China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 21st Mar 2014.

Chinese Collectors Secure 'Min' Fanglei at Christie's, Auction Cancelled, Sale Price Exceeds $20 million

(China)

Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 19th Mar 2014.

US museum ready to return stolen Ganesha

(United States of America; India)

M. Kalyanaraman, The Times of India, 18th Mar 2014.

The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva

(Australia; India)

Rachel Kleinman, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18th Mar 2014.

Two Panchaloha Idols found in well

(India)

Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 17th Mar 2014.

Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world

(India)

A. Selvaraj, The Times of India, 17th Mar 2014.

1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters

(China)

The History Blog, 14th Mar 2014.

Alcalde de Isla de Pascua pide devolver moái que está en museo de Viña

(Chile)

Mayor of Easter Island begins campaign for the return of moai statues

Pura Noticia, 14th Mar 2014.

Relic Hunt Continues

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya, The Phnom Penh Post, 13th Mar 2014.

Relic theft at temple in capital

(Cambodia)

Cheang Sokha, The Phnom Penh Post, 12th Mar 2014.

Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol

(India)

A. Srivathsan, The Hindu, 9th Mar 2014.

Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake

(India)

Namita Devidayal, The Times of India, 9th Mar 2014.

Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return

(India)

Michaela Boland, The Australian, 8th Mar 2014.

US returns Tang Dynasty stone coffin to China

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan, ECNS, 7th Mar 2014.

US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen

(United States of America; India)

Press Trust of India, Business Standard, 7th Mar 2014.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White, The Phnom Penh Post, 7th Mar 2014.

National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art

(Australia; India)

Anna Maria Nicholson, ABC Australia, 5th Mar 2014.

US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India

(India; United States of America)

IANS, The New Indian Express, 15th Jan 2014.

Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities

(India)

Dipender Manta, Hindustan Times, 9th Jan 2014.

Back where they belong

(Nepal; Germany)

Bhrikuti Rai, Nepali Times, 20th Dec 2013.

The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 3rd May 2013.

Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks

(Nepal; United States of America)

Kunda Dixit, Nepali Times, 22nd Mar 2013.

Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite

(Tibet; Germany)

Mark Taylor, The Guardian, 28th Sep 2012.

Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit, Nepali Times, 27th Aug 2010.

Bhutanese temple thieves get life

(Bhutan)

Subir Bhaumik, BBC News, 9th Jul 2008.

Statue vandalized in Chaskar

(Bhutan)

Sonam Rinchen, Bhutan Observer, 23rd May 2008.

Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues

(Nepal; Tibet)

Reuters, Hindustan Times, 18th Jun 2007.

The Plunder of Tibets Treasures

(Tibet)

Radio Free Asia, 1st Aug 2005.

Stolen Jaina image recovered

(India)

The Hindu, 13th Oct 2004.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel, 10th Jun 2002.

In the land of gods, thieves have a field day

(Nepal)

Ramayata Limbu, Nepali Times, 28th Sep 2001.

The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished

(Nepal)

Martin Spice, South China Morning Post, 3rd Sep 2000.

Return of the gods

(Nepal)

Sujata Tuladhar, Nepali Times, 16th Aug 2000.

Gods in exile

(Nepal; Germany; United States of America)

Kanak Mani Dixit, Himal, 1st Oct 1999.

Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue

(Nepal; India)

Associated Press, 20th Dec 1994.

Thieves rob 'living museum'

(Nepal)

Shyam Bahadur, The Advertiser, 11th Jul 1991.

Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal

(Nepal)

Binaya Guruacharya, Associated Press, 28th Aug 1986.

Artifact theft is big business in Nepal

(Nepal)

Bhola Rana, United International Press, 2nd Apr 1985.

Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit, Inter Press Service, 8th May 1984.