Region: South and East Asia

6 stolen idols worth Rs 8 cr found in WB

(India)

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

Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Times Record News (2017). Prehistoric skull leads to federal law suit in Wichita Falls. Times Record News. 5 August.

The real cost of looting

(Myanmar)

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

Slamming sale of fake Sadequains, media asked to raise awareness

(Pakistan)

Anil Datta (2017). Slamming sale of fake Sadequains, media asked to raise awareness. The News. 3 August.

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Antique smugglers' mantra: Raze temples, strike gold

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(Philippines; United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings

(India)

Mahender Singh Manral (2017). Air India set to take legal action over missing paintings. The Indian Express. 30 July.

Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard

(Philippines)

Richard Lloyd Parry (2017). Duterte halts hunt for $10bn Marcos hoard. The Times. 28 July.

Missing a creative curator

(Nepal)

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

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

(India)

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

Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan

(Japan)

BBC News (2017). Divorcee destroys ex's $1m violin collection in Japan. BBC News. 26 July.

The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline

(India)

Shashank Bengali, M.N. Parth (2017). The sorry state of a multimillion-dollar art collection reveals deeper troubles at India's national airline. Los Angeles Times. 26 July.

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

(Philippines; United States of America)

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

Penang's street art a recent target of vandals

(Malaysia)

The Star (2017). Penang's street art a recent target of vandals. The Star. 26 July.

Icon centres getting ready to house idol

(India)

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

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

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

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

2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500

(India)

Sidhrth Banerjee (2017). 2.6-million-year-old 'priceless' fossil on sale for just Rs 4500. The Times of India. 24 July.

Idol smuggling theft of nat'l treasure: HC

(India)

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

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces

(India)

Poulomi Saha (2017). Air India loot: Jatin Das' missing painting miraculously resurfaces. India Today. 21 July.

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

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

HC dismisses antique dealer Kapoor's bail plea

(India)

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

Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India

(India)

TNN (2017). Jatin Das painting 'stolen' by former ED couriered to Air India. Times of India. 21 July.

HC denies advance bail to suspected idol smuggler

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China

(China)

Amy Qin (2017). Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China. The New York Times. 15 July.

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

(China; Netherlands)

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

China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

(China; Netherlands)

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

Monastery rebuilding delay angers monks

(Nepal)

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

Chinese villagers to claim back stolen mummy Buddha in Dutch court

(China; Netherlands)

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

The story of paintings going missing is hardly new

(India)

Alka Raghuvanshi (2017). The story of paintings going missing is hardly new. The Asian Age. 13 July.

Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar

(Myanmar)

Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (2017). Cost of Trinkets: A Growing Archaeological Looting Network Between Thailand and Myanmar. The Irrawaddy. 12 July.

Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

(Singapore)

Yahoo News (2017). Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online. Yahoo News. 11 July.

Villagers refuse to relinquish artefact

(Cambodia)

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

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

(China; Netherlands)

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

Big cases yet to be cracked

(India)

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

Idols worth crores yet to be recovered from abroad

(India; Nepal; Hong Kong; Singapore)

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

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

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

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

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

21 places of worship burgled in four years

(India)

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

Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Group of ministers to decide fate of Air India's huge art collection. The Economic Times. 9 July.

Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore

(India)

Dianne A Nongrum (2017). Air India loot: Total value of missing paintings could go over Rs 750 crore. India Today. 7 July.

Rag picker held in Kukatpally for temple thefts

(India)

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

Temple sculptures moved to prevent theft

(Cambodia)

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

Norway returns stolen antique Buddha sculpture to Myanmar

(Myanmar; Norway)

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

Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters

(India)

Rahul Shrivastava (2017). Paintings from Rs 200-crore collection go missing from Air India's Mumbai headquarters. India Today. 5 July.

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

(United Kingdom)

Art Daily (2017). Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate. Art Daily. 5 July.

ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). ASI bans selfie sticks at 46 site museums. The Hindu. 5 July.

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

(Myanmar; New Zealand)

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

Two arrested in emerald lingam theft

(India)

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

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

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

The tussle for Kasthamandap

(Nepal)

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

DSP wanted in multi-crore idol theft suspended

(India)

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

हनुमान मंदिर से नगी और मुकुट चोरी

(India)

Nuni And Crown Theft From Hanuman Temple

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

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

(India)

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

Looted Korean royal seals to return home from U.S.

(South Korea; United States of America)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Looted Korean royal seals to return home from U.S.. Yonhap News Agency. 30 June.

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

(India)

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

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

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

Miscreants vandalise Shiva linga at Hampi World Heritage site

(India)

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

53 held for auction trading fraud

(China)

Chen Huizhi (2017). 53 held for auction trading fraud. Shanghai Daily. 29 June.

SI arrested for idol theft, HC calls for case records

(India)

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

A.P. to go digital to secure ancient icons

(India)

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

Hyderabad: Unidentified persons steal idol from temple

(India)

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

Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner

(Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Stolen Antique Shop Sign Returned to Owner. Khaosod English. 27 June.

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Fine Arts officials take artefacts for safekeeping after fabrics stolen. The Nation. 23 June.

King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found

(Thailand)

Chularat Saengpassa (2017). King Taksin concubine's artefacts missing from temple where novice's body found. The Nation. 23 June.

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

(South Korea; United States of America)

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

ASI to send Australia gallery details of 4 stolen TN idols

(India)

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

Two of eight-man gang held, idols recovered

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Nepal gets four stolen idols back from US

(Nepal; United States of America)

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

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill (2017). Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum. Dawn. 18 June.

Religious figures returned

(Nepal)

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

Thief arrested, stolen items recovered

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Anthony Sattin (2017). Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond – review. The Guardian. 18 June.

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

(India)

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

Officials start fencing seized stone idols at Egmore govt museum

(India)

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

Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain

(India)

Fiona Fernandez (2017). Mumbai: Vandalism threat looms over restored Mulji Jetha Fountain. Mid-day. 16 June.

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

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Richard C. Paddock (2017). U.S. Moves to Seize Diamonds, a Picasso and Hollywood Films in Malaysian Case. The New York Times. 16 June.

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

(Japan; Australia)

Allison Meier (2017). In a Historic First, Australia Agrees to Return Ainu Remains to Japan. Hyperallergic. 15 June.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Michael Safi (2017). Diamond in the bluff: Koh-i-noor stories lose their shine. The Guardian. 14 June.

Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers

(General)

Springer (2017). Imaging helps to spot fake ancient daggers. Science Daily. 12 June.

2 arrested for trying to smuggle out antique idol

(India)

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

Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China

(Uganda; China)

Sadab Kitatta (2017). Uganda: Ivory Scam - Shame As Uganda Apologises to China. All Africa. 12 June.

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

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

Miscreants target temple, flee with five crowns, donation box

(India)

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

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

(Thailand; Myanmar)

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

Ancient carved tusks stolen from Karen village

(Thailand; Myanmar)

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

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

(China; United Kingdom)

Peter Neville-Hadley (2017). China's 'stolen' cultural relics: why the numbers just don't add up. Post Magazine. 9 June.

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

About 100 stolen antique idols are untraceable in Telangana

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Solapur: Idol robbery in ancient Jain temple

(India)

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

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

(South Korea)

Haeryun Kang (2017). One of S Koreas Most Famous Paintings, but by Whom?. Korea Exposé. 2 June.

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

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

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

(China; Netherlands)

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

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

(Hong Kong)

Kris Cheng (2017). Fences erected near historic Red House linked to Sun Yat-sen, as residents fear for future. Hong Kong Free Press. 1 June.

Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding

(India)

Praveen Kumar (2017). Ten sandalwood poachers arrested, four absconding. Bangalore Mirror. 30 May.

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

(India; Australia)

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

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

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

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

(India; Australia)

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

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

(Hong Kong; United States of America)

Catherine Shaw (2017). Stolen moments: Taryn Simon on customs, counterfeits and the Russian media. Wallpaper. 26 May.

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

(India)

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

Exhibition displays returned stone sculptures from Australia

(India)

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

Missing gold locket of Ambalappuzha temple traced from cash boxes

(India)

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

Prized sculptures returned by Australia on display now

(India; Australia)

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

GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold

(India)

Sharath S. Srivatsa (2017). GST impact: Auction of coins, stamps on hold. The Hindu. 23 May.

Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft

(China)

Global Times (2017). Birthday girl, boyfriend arrested for art theft. Global Times. 22 May.

HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum

(India)

M. A. Parray (2017). HC seeks inventory of artifacts, security measures at SPS museum. Kashmir Reader. 20 May.

Antique Shivalinga recovered, two held

(India)

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

"Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run

(China)

Hou Qiang (2017). "Tomb raider" arrested after 23 years on the run. Xinhua. 14 May.

Cops recover stolen idols worth Rs 180 crore

(India)

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

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

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen. The Express Tribune. 10 May.

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

(China; United States of America)

Ben Guarino (2017). Speaking of Science Baby Louie, an infant dinosaur with a checkered past, finally gets a proper name. The Washington Post. 9 May.

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

(India)

Bishnu K Jha (2017). Six Bihar varsity staff absolved of stealing rare manuscript 14 years ago. Hindustan Times. 9 May.

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

(India)

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

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

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2017). 'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes. The Siberian Times. 8 May.

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

(India)

Faisal Tandel (2017). Priceless artwork looted from yesteryear Bollywood actress Nutan's Mumbra bungalow. Mid-day. 8 May.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

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

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

(Japan)

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

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

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood (2017). Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 May.

Three panchaloha idols stolen in Thanjavur

(India)

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

8 get 3 years jail for idol theft

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

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

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor (2017). Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants. The Telegraph. 2 May.

Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs

(China)

Eva Li (2017). Chinese history buff uses feng shui knowledge to raid ancient tombs. South China Morning Post. 28 April.

SSB seizes antique idol being smuggled to Nepal

(India; Nepal)

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

Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Hul Reaksmey (2017). Ancient Angkorian Jewelry Set Recovered From UK Art Dealership. Voice of America. 26 April.

Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2017). Missing ancient coins: Ex-HOD still missing. The Times of India. 25 April.

Foreigner enters Puri Jagannath Temple, creates flutter

(India)

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

Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

Ben Paviour (2017). Ancient Artifacts in London Returned to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 24 April.

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

(India)

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

SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Dhananjay Mahapatra (2017). SC dismisses plea seeking repatriation of Kohinoor. The Times of India. 22 April.

Smugglers with idol of Goddess Radha arrested

(India)

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

DRI to bring back stolen antiques smuggled to the US

(India; United States of America)

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

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

(India; United States of America)

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

Precious locket of Ambalappuzha temple goes missing; probe on

(India)

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

जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Statues Of Ashtadhutra Stolen From Jain Temple

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

Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore

(Singapore; Switzerland)

Vincent Noce (2017). Yves Bouvier clears legal hurdle in Singapore. The Art Newspaper. 19 April.

Bronze idol recovered

(India)

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

Gallery operator, painter indicted for counterfeiting artist's works

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Gallery operator, painter indicted for counterfeiting artist's works. Yonhap News Agency. 18 April.

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

(South Africa)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). Nat'l museum pushes ahead with exhibit to show Chun Kyung-ja's 'Beautiful Woman'. Yonhap News Agency. 18 April.

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

(Japan)

The Japan Times (2017). Kanagawa officials turn to police after failing to locate Munakata woodblock print replaced with a photocopy. The Japan Times. 18 April.

Gujarat National Law University partners with ASI to hold exhibition

(India)

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

Stolen Panchaloha idol seized, youth held

(India)

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

Thief prostrates before Buddha image then steals

(Thailand)

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

Outcry after historic plaque goes missing

(Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Outcry after historic plaque goes missing. The Nation. 16 April.

Stolen pagoda body returned to Chinese mainland

(China; Taiwan)

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

Smuggler with six Gupta period idols arrested

(India)

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

200-yr-old bronze temple idol stolen

(India)

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

Uncertainty over status of ancient idols in DRI custody

(India)

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

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

(United Kingdom; China)

BBC News (2017). Cambridge Fitzwilliam stolen jade 'lost for generations', expert says. BBC News. 14 April.

2 arrested for smuggling 11th C idol

(India)

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

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News (2017). Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs. BBC News. 13 April.

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

(Cambodia)

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

Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling

(India)

Ahmed Ali (2017). Police, NGOs tie up to curb smuggling. The Times of India. 11 April.

Delayed charge sheet earns bail for antiques smuggler Nanda

(India)

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

Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan

(Afghanistan)

Ali M. Latifi (2017). Footprints: Saving artefacts in Afghanistan. Dawn. 9 April.

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

(China)

Charles Liu (2017). Beijing Officials Admit Artifacts Stolen From Famous Ming Tomb ... One Year Later. The Beijinger. 7 April.

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

(India)

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

Chennai: Emerald Siva Lingam seized

(India)

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

Miscreants 'deface' street art project of metro

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Miscreants 'deface' street art project of metro. India. 6 April.

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

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Ralph Blumenthal (2017). Expert Opinion or Elaborate Ruse? Scrutiny for Scholars' Role in Art Sales. The New York Times. 30 March.

Burglars Decamp With Antique Idol Worth One Crore From Temple

(India)

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

Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple

(India)

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

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

(Pakistan)

Shakeel Qarar (2017). FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA. Dawn. 24 March.

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal's quake-hit heritage

(Nepal)

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

Malayan relics stolen from museum

(Indonesia)

Rizal Harahap (2017). Malayan relics stolen from museum. The Jakarta Post. 23 March.

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

(China)

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

Relic hunters loot murals in Shanxi temples

(China)

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

Idols worth lakhs found missing from temple

(India)

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

Three burglars held, stolen items worth thousands recovered

(India)

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

Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China

(China)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Dinosaur Egg-Stealing Spree Leads to Arrests in China. ArtNet News. 21 March.

Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit

(China)

AFP (2017). Chinese police arrest dinosaur-egg bandit. The Straits Times. 20 March.

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

(China)

Lisa Movius (2017). Terracotta Warriors' museum in battle over copyright with Chinese amusement park. The Art Newspaper. 20 March.

First high court hearing on stolen Buddhist statue upcoming

(South Korea; Japan)

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

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

(India)

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

Painting pincher gets the axe

(Thailand; Japan)

King-Oua Laohong (2017). Painting pincher gets the axe. Bangkok Post. 16 March.

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

(Cambodia)

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

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal (2017). Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US. Dawn. 13 March.

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

(United States of America; Japan)

Kim Briggeman (2017). WWII vet hopes Japanese flag can be given to owner's family. The Daily Astorian. 13 March.

Stolen Buddhist statue to return to Buyeo temple after 30 years

(South Korea)

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

Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Police Recover Kailash Satyarthi's Stolen Nobel Citation From Jungle. Outlook. 11 March.

Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb

(China)

Mo Hong'e (2017). Chinese grave robbers poison themselves inside ancient tomb. ECNS. 10 March.

No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey

(India)

Vinita Chaturvedi (2017). No guns for guards: Central Museum is an easy prey. The Times of India. 10 March.

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals

(India)

Sibi Arasu (2017). Centaurs, archers and modern vandals. The Hindu. 10 March.

Smuggler Vijay Nanda stole Parvati idol from MP: Police

(India)

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

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

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

US returns 8 ancient idols in big retrieval

(India; United States of America)

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

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

(Hong Kong; China)

Kris Cheng (2017). House linked to China's 'founding father' damaged again. Hong Kong Free Press. 8 March.

Controversial trove from imperial Chinese shipwreck lands in New York

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Victoria Stapley-Brown (2017). Controversial trove from imperial Chinese shipwreck lands in New York. The Art Newspaper. 7 March.

Illegal stone mining a major danger to five ASI monuments

(India)

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

Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Sabarmati Ashram mulls to step up security after theft. India. 6 March.

BJP demands fencing of Bihar temples, burial grounds

(India)

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

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 (2017). Theft of artifacts rampant due to legal loopholes Police crack down on thieves, but critics say laws need to change. Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March.

6 brass idols stolen from Nasirnagar Iskcon temple

(Bangladesh)

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

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

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). 'Piece of paper' for accused: Cops clueless on Satyarthi's Nobel citation. The New Indian Express. 5 March.

Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months

(India)

TNN (2017). Police recover 195 ancient gold coins from Tonk in 3 months. The Times of India. 5 March.

Antique smuggling racket: Key idol smuggler held in police raid

(India)

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

Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case

(India)

TNN (2017). Nagpur University finally lodges FIR in coins theft case. The Times of India. 3 March.

Ancient temple left in lurch

(India)

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

Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals

(South Korea)

The Korea Times (2017). Gov't reveals 29 lost state seals. The Korea Times. 1 March.

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

Giji K. Raman (2017). Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens. The Hindu. 27 February.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple near Ariyalur

(India)

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

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

(Indonesia)

Natali Pearson (2017). Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?. The Conversation. 26 February.

At Bhaktapur Durbar Square today

(Nepal)

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

Five held with stolen panchaloha idol

(India)

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

Records Point to Dealer's Role in Artifact Theft

(Cambodia; Thailand)

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

Police clueless about stolen Dattatreaya Statuette

(Nepal)

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

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

(China)

Jun Mai (2017). With an eye to national identity, Beijing vows to stem loss of cultural treasures. South China Morning Post. 20 February.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine (2017). Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law. The Straits Times. 20 February.

Ludhiana: Crowns, jewels stolen from Kali temple

(India)

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

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

(South Korea)

Anna Louie Sussman (2017). South Korean Government Accused of Blacklisting 9,000 Artists—Here's What You Need to Know. Artsy. 17 February.

Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Case of Japan painting theft to be concluded by early March. The Nation. 16 February.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy

(Malaysia)

Julia Chan (2017). Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy. The Malay Mail. 16 February.

4 held with ancient Buddha idol

(Nepal)

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

Bihar govt to prepare list of idols, artefacts in temples

(India)

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

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

(China)

Georgina Adam (2017). Battle over Kiefer's Beijing show escalates as curator rejects dealers' objections. The Art Newspaper. 14 February.

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

(India)

Press Trust of India (2017). Thieves who stole Satyarthi's Nobel don't remember if they took certificate. Deccan Chronicle. 14 February.

Ancient statue a riddle for experts

(Cambodia)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

More antique wooden sculptures, carvings recovered from Nanda

(India)

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

Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested

(India)

TNN (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered, 3 arrested. The Times of India. 12 February.

'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'

(Malaysia)

New Straits Times (2017). 'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'. New Straits Times. 10 February.

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

(India; United States of America)

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

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky (2017). World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate. Gizmodo. 10 February.

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

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield (2017). Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers. Western Advocate. 10 February.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes (2017). Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap. The Guardian. 9 February.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 February.

Indian cops arrest US businessman over idol smuggling

(India)

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

Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen

(India)

The Tribune (2017). Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel citation, medal replica stolen. The Tribune. 7 February.

Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house

(India)

Sohini Mitter (2017). Nobel Prize stolen from social activist Kailash Satyarthi's house. Mashable. 7 February.

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

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2017). New document by Chun Kyung-ja says 'Beautiful Woman' is fake. Yonhap News Agency. 7 February.

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

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire

(United States of America; Indonesia)

Traci Watson (2017). Show of shipwrecked treasures raises scientists' ire. Nature. 7 February.

Debate over statue highlights complexities of ownership

(South Korea; Japan)

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

Over 28 antiquities retrieved from abroad till date: Govt

(India)

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

दिनदहाड़े राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radhakrishna Temple Ashtadhatu Statues Stolen In Broad Daylight

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

गोरखपुर में पांच करोड़ की मूर्ति बरामद तस्कर गिरफ्तार

(India; Nepal)

Smuggler arrested with lord buddha stolen in Gorakhpur

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

ठाकुरबाड़ी से अष्ट धातु की माँ सीता की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ashta metal sculpture of Mother Sita stolen from Thakurbari

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

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

(Netherlands; China)

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

Chhattisgarh: Ancient Ganesha idol damaged by suspected Maoists successfully restored

(India)

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

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

(South Korea; Japan)

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

'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly

(Japan; Thailand)

Phusadee Arumas (2017). 'Art thief' hearing to finish quickly. Bangkok Post. 31 January.

Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2017). Six Treasure Hunters Inside an Ancient Canal in Eppawala Arrested. Hiru News. 31 January.

Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Official apologizes for painting theft, resigns. Khaoso. 31 January.

Art snatcher suspended

(Japan; Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2017). Art snatcher suspended. Bangkok Post. 30 January.

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

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

Burglary in Chhota Udepur palace, antiques stolen

(India)

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

The dancing girl in distress

(Pakistan; India)

Pakistan Today (2017). The dancing girl in distress. Pakistan Today. 29 January.

Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal

(Japan; Thailand)

The Nation (2017). Campaigners call for sacking of official in Japan painting theft scandal. The Nation. 28 January.

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

(India)

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

Seven silver parasols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

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

Bronze idol worth lakhs stolen from temple

(India)

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

150 वर्ष पुरानी अष्टधातु मूर्ति चोरी का खुलासा

(India)

Theft of 150 year old ashtadhatu idol revealed in Varanasi

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

Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities

(Cambodia)

Cristina Maza (2017). Angkor revisited: how master craftsmen are forging Khmer antiquities. The Phnom Penh Post. 27 January.

Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft

(Japan; Thailand)

Teeranai Charuvastra (2017). Thailand seeks freedom of official jailed in Japan for theft. Khaoso. 27 January.

बस्तर: पहाड़ी से चोरी हुई हजार साल पुरानी गणेश प्रतिमा

(India)

Bastar: ancient Ganesh idol stolen from Dholkal

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

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

(South Korea; Japan)

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

Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel

(Japan; Thailand)

Associated Press (2017). Thai Official Arrested in Japan With 3 Paintings From Hotel. Salon. 25 January.

Locals obstruct temple rebuilding, demand participatio

(Nepal)

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

बिहार में मंदिर से 11 कीमती मूर्तियों की चोरी

(India)

11 Precious Statues Stolen from Temple in Bihar

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

Temples, a new target for thieves

(India)

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

The Fraudster and the Little Bird

(India)

Bikram Grewal (2017). The Fraudster and the Little Bird. Ahmendabad Mirror. 23 January.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

Faras Ghani (2017). Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away. Al Jazeera. 23 January.

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

(India)

Silver ornaments stolen from Hanuman Temple, police start investigation

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

Prehistoric rock art in peril

(India)

E.M. Manoj (2017). Prehistoric rock art in peril. The Hindu. 22 January.

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

(South Korea)

AFP (2017). South Korea's culture minister Cho Yoon Sun resigns after arrest over arts blacklist. The Straits Times. 21 January.

Hindu Aikyavedi to protest theft of idol in Vaniyambalam temple

(India)

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

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

(India)

Lord Krishna Statue Stolen from Temple in Varanasi

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

वाराणसी में 150 साल पुरानी भगवान कृष्ण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Varanasi: 150-year-old Lord Krishna Idol Stolen

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

Silver ornaments worth Rs. 5 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

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

Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction

(China)

Claire Voon (2017). Chinese Authorities Smash Fake Terracotta Warriors Attraction. Hyperallergic. 18 January.

2 Arrested for Stealing Silver Throne, Temple Donations

(India)

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

2 arrested over Karave temple theft case

(India)

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

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

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan (2017). 'Nothing fishy': Canadian owners of ancient fossils repatriated to China deny any wrongdoing. National Post. 17 January.

Alleged grave robber arrested near temple

(Cambodia)

Kong Meta (2017). Alleged grave robber arrested near temple. The Phnom Penh Post. 16 January.

Hyderabad: Stolen antiques make their way back home

(India; Australia)

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

Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne (2017). Angkor what? How Cambodian workshops get away with fake masterpieces. In Daily. 16 January.

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

(India)

Maulshree Seth (2017). His shehnais gone, sons say music died long ago at Bismillah home. The Indian Express. 16 January.

Australia returns three antiquities to India

(Australia; India)

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

मिंदर से लाख क मूत व दानपा चोरी

(India)

Asthadhatu idol and charity box stolen from temple

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

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

(India)

TNN (2017). Raza's work wasn't stolen, he had taken it back. The Times of India. 13 January.

Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2017). Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania. ECNS. 13 January.

2 arrested for breaking into art gallery

(India)

TNN (2017). 2 arrested for breaking into art gallery. The Times of India. 12 January.

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

(Canada; China)

Douglas Quan (2017). Canada returns two 200 million-year-old marine fossils smuggled from China. National Post. 12 January.

मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three Sculptures Stolen from the Temple Treasures

Amar Ujala (2017). मंदिर से बेशकीमती तीन मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 12 January.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2017). SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers. Daily Times. 12 January.

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

(South Korea; Japan)

Sarah Cascone (2017). Japan Recalls South Korean Ambassador in Protest of 'Comfort Women' Memorial. ArtNet News. 12 January.

Stolen Panchaloha idols seized from trio on bike

(India)

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

Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam

(Vietnam)

Tuoi Tre News (2017). Vietnam woman nabbed for black bronze antique scam. Tuoi Tre News. 11 January.

'Indian art awaits high scrutiny in Oz'

(Australia; India)

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

Hyderabad: Thieves looting antiques without any fear of law

(India)

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

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

(Cambodia)

George Wright (2017). Killing Fields Bones Not Brought In, Expert Says at KR Tribunal. The Cambodia Daily. 11 January.

Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

(Mongolia)

Ben Dooley (2017). Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market. Phys.org. 10 January.

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

(India)

Hindustan Times (2017). Bismillah Khan's stolen shehnais recovered; grandson, 2 others arrested. Hindustan Times. 10 January.

Two antique brass pots stolen from temple

(Myanmar)

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

Police recover most of stolen idols but culprits still at alarge

(Nepal)

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

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

(Thailand)

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

Emerald lingam stolen from TN temple for second time

(India)

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

Police looking for Jumla's stolen idols arrest other criminals

(Nepal)

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

14 Chandannath idols recovered

(Nepal)

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

Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held

(India)

Prasad Kulkarni (2017). Bust of Marathi playwright Ram Ganesh Gadkari vandalized, 4 held. The Times of India. 4 January.

Facebook sleuths bring home India's stolen idols

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Khajuraho to get back 'Parrot Lady'

(India; Canada)

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

2016 saw 3 UNESCO listings, return of stolen antiquities

(India)

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

Bringing the gods home

(Nepal)

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

Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghosh (2017). Nobel theft case: CID questions Bihar criminals. The Times of India. 2 January.

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

(China)

Tony Perrottet (2017). The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Foreve. Smithsonian. 1 January.

Cash, silver stolen from Ludhiana temple

(India)

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

राधा कृष्ण मंदिर हनुमान की मूर्ति चुरायी

(India)

Hanuman Idol Stolen

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

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

(India)

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

China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching

(China)

Edward Wong (2016). China Bans Its Ivory Trade, Moving Against Elephant Poaching. The New York Times. 30 December.

French art experts blast Seoul over 'fake' painting

(South Korea)

AFP (2016). French art experts blast Seoul over 'fake' painting. Bangkok Post. 28 December.

Art world embroiled in series of forgery scandals

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo (2016). Art world embroiled in series of forgery scandals. Korea Times. 27 December.

Police find new lead on stolen idols from Jumla

(Nepal)

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

Subhash Kapoor remanded in Pazhavoor idol theft case

(India)

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

Indore: Theft at a temple at Subhash Chowk

(India)

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

Ancient idols of gods under serious threat in Nepal

(Nepal)

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

Pratyangira idol and two other artefacts back in India

(India; Australia)

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

Web of smugglers linked to New York art gallery

(United States of America; India)

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

Angkorian Artifact Dealer Arrested in New York

(United States of America; Cambodia)

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

Art dealer Nancy Wiener who sold stolen Buddha to NGA arrested

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

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

New York Art Dealer Charged With Trafficking Illegal Antiquities

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

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

Prominent Antiquities Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Artifacts

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

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

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

(Hong Kong; Japan)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Hong Kong lions Stephen and Stitt, Japanese looters and the legal battle to protect cultural property. South China Morning Post. 19 December.

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

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2016). Chun Kyung-ja's long-disputed artwork declared genuine. Korea Herald. 19 December.

Two criminals held for damaging Jain Tirthankar's idol

(India)

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

Jain idol found broken in Rajgir temple

(India)

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

Police crack temple theft case, two held

(India)

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

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

(India)

Theft in Ramjanki temple in Supaul, three valuable sculptures stolen

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

Not allowed to pray, man steals Shivalinga

(India)

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

Filipino photographer's pagoda shoot prompts Facebook fury

(Myanmar)

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

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

(India; United Kingdom)

IANS (2016). Kohinoor wasn't gifted but looted by British, say authors. The Economic Times. 11 December.

Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept

(India)

TNN (2016). Stolen shehnais not registered with cultural dept. The Times of India. 10 December.

Painting heist an inside job: Cops

(India)

Dwaipayan Ghoshl (2016). Painting heist an inside job: Cops. The Times of India. 9 December.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

(India)

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

18th-century Buddhist painting returned to home soil

(South Korea)

Kim Yu-young (2016). 18th-century Buddhist painting returned to home soil. Korea Herald. 8 December.

50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen

(India)

Priyanka Dasguptal (2016). 50 paintings of Dhirendranath Brahma stolen. The Times of India. 8 December.

Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel

(India)

Adrija Roychowdhury (2016). Six major challenges facing Indian museums, says museologist Vinod Daniel. The Indian Express. 8 December.

Lax security makes protected temples easy targets for thieves

(India)

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

Theft of manuscript of Holy Quran

(India)

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

Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage

(India)

Mayuri Phadnis (2016). Group will document state's antiques to protect heritage. Pune Mirror. 7 December.

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

(India)

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

US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government

(India; United States of America)

Press Trust of India (2016). US Will Return 9 Indian Antiquities Shortly: Government. NDTV. 7 December.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned to Korea

(South Korea)

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

Idol thieves' gang busted, two arrested in Bhagalpur

(India)

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

Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnais stolen. The Indian Express. 5 December.

CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case

(India)

News 18 (2016). CID Gets Vital Leads in Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Theft Case. News 18. 5 December.

'Stolen' Dattatreya idol found in wardrobe inside the temple

(Nepal)

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

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

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

Four precious idols stolen from temple

(India)

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

Chandannath Temple Guthi committee, priest suspended

(Nepal)

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

Arrests confirm more thefts in NGA collection

(Australia; India)

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

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

(India)

Faisal Fareed (2016). Crowns, necklaces of Rampur Nawabs up for auction; family says no clue how it reached London. Two Circles. 30 November.

206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district

(India)

TNN (2016). 206 ancient silver coins seized from villagers in Vellore district. The Times of India. 30 November.

Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art

(India)

Rosalyn DMello (2016). Why the Indian antiquities market is important to Contemporary art. Vogue. 30 November.

Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row

(China)

Hu Min (2016). Huangpu River sculpture to go after 'copycat' row. Shanghai Daily. 30 November.

2 Nepalese henchmen of idol racket kingpin held

(India; Nepal)

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

Harn Museum turns over sculpture bought from alleged smuggler

(India; United States of America)

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

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

(India; Nepal; United States of America)

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

Khalanga shut for third day over temple robbery

(Nepal)

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

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

(India)

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

Nalanda cops recover 3 stolen idols, arrest 1

(India)

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

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

(Cambodia)

Martin Polkinghorne (2016). Angkor replicated: How Cambodian workshops produce fake masterpieces, and get away with it. Scroll.in. 29 November.

Onus on govt to trace idols of Thanjai temple

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

రాచకొండ సీతారామ స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Idols theft at Racha Konda Seetaramaswamy Temple

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

HC rejects plea to recover Raja Raja Cholan statue

(India)

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

Chandannath temple robbery: Jumla headquarters shut from past 3 days

(Nepal)

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

Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive

(China)

Fu Danni (2016). Grave Robbers' Search for Treasure Buries Them Alive. Sixth Tone. 28 November.

28 idols stolen from Chandannath Temple overnight

(Nepal)

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

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

(China)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). After Anish Kapoor, Another Artist Claims China Copied Her Public Artwork. ArtNet News. 28 November.

28 ancient idols stolen from Chandannath

(Nepal)

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

Madras High Court dismisses PIL for retrieval of ancient idols

(India)

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

RS 2.6 Lakh Antique Chair Stolen from ID Show

(India)

Ahmendabad Mirror (2016). RS 2.6 Lakh Antique Chair Stolen from ID Show. Ahmendabad Mirror. 28 November.

12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again

(India)

TNN (2016). 12 years on, Nobel medal theft suspect held again. The Times of India. 27 November.

16 idols stolen from Jumla's Chandannath temple

(Nepal)

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

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

(India)

Nandi idol theft from Kotappa Konda Temple in Guntur District

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

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

(India)

News 18 (2016). Tagore's Nobel Medal Theft: Folk Singer Arrested From Bengal. News 18. 26 November.

Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Stolen frescoes highlight concern for cultural relics. CRIEnglish. 25 November.

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

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

The Japan Times (2016). Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves. The Japan Times. 24 November.

Ten incidents of stolen relics strike Shanxi

(China)

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

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

(India)

500 Year Old Statues Stolen From The Temple

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

Idol thief hires 5 in jail to snatch chains

(India)

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

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

(Japan)

Caroline Elbaor (2016). See Famous Artwork Missing for Over a Century at New Hokusai Museum. ArtNet News. 23 November.

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

(Monaco; Singapore)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). Sotheby's Denies Helping Flip Yves Bouvier's $127.5 Million Leonardo da Vinci. ArtNet News. 22 November.

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

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2016). A look at the book the Metropolitan Museum of Art refuses to sell. ECNS. 22 November.

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

(South Korea)

Victoria Stapley-Brown Nathalie Eggs (2016). Forgery scandal surrounding Lee Ufan's work grows in Korea with three arrests. The Art Newspaper. 21 November.

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

(China)

Lisa Movius (2016). Beijing museum says Anselm Kiefer exhibition will go ahead despite artist's protest. The Art Newspaper. 18 November.

Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India

(India)

Shivali Rathore Kalpesh L Gupta (2016). Legal Aspects Of Heritage In India. Live Law. 18 November.

Hue City to relocate abandoned sculptures

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Hue City to relocate abandoned sculptures. Vietnam Net. 18 November.

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

(South Korea)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2016). Three More Arrested in South Korea for Producing and Selling Lee Ufan Forgeries. ArtNet News. 18 November.

Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered. Dawn. 17 November.

Artist Lee U-fan's forgery scandal continues

(South Korea)

Kim Yu-young (2016). Artist Lee U-fan's forgery scandal continues. Korea Herald. 16 November.

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

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes (2016). British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging. The Guardian. 16 November.

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

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes (2016). Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed. The Guardian. 16 November.

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

(China; Netherlands)

Global Times (2016). Villagers try to retrieve stolen corpse of their ancestor from the Netherlands. Global Times. 16 November.

Why retrieved antiquities should be sent back to place of origin

(India)

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

Stolen Indian idols to be brought to National Museum from Australia

(India; Australia)

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

Public sculptures vandalised in Hue

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Public sculptures vandalised in Hue. Vietnam Net. 15 November.

Ancient art returning home

(China)

China Daily (2016). Ancient art returning home. China.org.cn. 14 November.

Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan

(Taiwan; China)

AFP (2016). Taiwan museum removes defaced statues given by Jackie Chan. Emirates 24/7. 14 November.

Demonetisation will not affect the auction market, say Saffronart owners

(India)

Vandana Kalra (2016). Demonetisation will not affect the auction market, say Saffronart owners. The Indian Express. 14 November.

HC grants time to CBI in Quran theft case

(India)

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

Tourists disappointed on not finding antique idols in Baijnath temples

(India)

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

Silver artefact stolen from Karave temple

(India)

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

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Biharprabha (2016). Kohinoor issue: It is war crime not to return stolen items, says advocate Siddiqui. Biharprabha. 11 November.

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

(Pakistan; India)

The News (2016). Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India. The News. 11 November.

48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe

(South Korea)

Park Ming-Je (2016). 48 artifact smugglers caught in police probe. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 November.

Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts

(Japan; China)

Shan Jie (2016). Govt stopping sale at Japan auction raises hopes about looted artifacts. Global Times. 8 November.

Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets

(South Korea)

KBS (2016). Police Reclaim 4,500 Stolen Cultural Assets. KBS World. 8 November.

Dutch court reportedly issues notice to collector of mummified statue

(China; Netherlands)

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

Donation boxes, ornaments stolen from temple near Lonavla

(India)

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

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

(India)

500-year old sculptures stolen from Jain Temple recovered

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

Savina Jain Temple theft case solved, Culprits nabbed

(India)

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

Gaitonde painting 'stolen'

(India)

The Telegraph (2016). Gaitonde painting 'stolen'. The Telegraph. 7 November.

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

(India)

Silver crown and parasol stolen from Balaji Dham temple

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

Temple theft: Cops recover crown, arrest 3

(India)

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

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

(Pakistan)

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

High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India

(Pakistan; India)

Jamal Khurshid (2016). High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India. The News. 6 November.

A temple in the heart of Capital remains in ruins

(Nepal)

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

Lakshmi idol recovered from mosque in Bangladesh, another temple torched

(Bangladesh)

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

China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts

(China)

Anny Shaw (2016). China cracks down on illegal trade of cultural artefacts. The Art Newspaper. 4 November.

S. Korean museum rejects French forgery allegations

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). S. Korean museum rejects French forgery allegations. Yonhap News Agency. 4 November.

Gold ornaments of Kali idol stolen in Ctg

(Bangladesh)

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

ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities

(India)

Anrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI for easier norms for private import of antiquities. DNA. 2 November.

Cops seize stolen Salt Lake idol on its way to Chandernagore

(India)

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

Idol wing police to seek French assistance in probe

(India)

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

Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China

(China)

CRIEnglish (2016). Auctions for plundered cultural relics forbidden in China. CRIEnglish. 1 November.

Crown worth 4 Lakh stolen in Bagulamukhi temple

(India)

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

Idol smuggler's grandson in DRI net, antiques seized

(India)

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

Pondy art galleries under scanner after idol theft

(India)

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

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

(India)

Thieves steal ornames of idol in Pakur

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

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

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Gareth Harris (2016). Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 October.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

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

Idol smuggler held, eleven panchaloha idols recovered

(India)

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

Temple doors found open but all valuables intact

(India)

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

A goodwill gesture: India loans ancient statue to Bhutan

(Bhutan; India)

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

Smuggler's aide held in idol theft case

(India)

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

Thieves steal idols, jewels from 3 temples

(India)

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

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

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Christine Hauser (2016). 'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan. The New York Times. 26 October.

Ancient idols worth Rs 50 crore seized, 1 held

(India)

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

Theft at Savina Jain Temple, Precious idols stolen

(India)

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

Fossil poaching threatens scientific study, says University of Alberta researcher

(Mongolia)

Clare Clancy (2016). Fossil poaching threatens scientific study, says University of Alberta researcher. Edmonton Journal. 24 October.

'Destroying damaged ancient sculptures a crime'

(India)

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

Measures needed to protect antique relics

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Measures needed to protect antique relics. Vietnam Net. 20 October.

Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online

(India)

TNN (2016). Sellers of ancient coins in Tamil Nadu make a killing online. The Times of India. 20 October.

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

(Nepal)

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

Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal

(Monaco; Switzerland; Malaysia)

Kelly Crow (2016). Art Dealer Claims Monet in 1MDB Scandal. The Wall Street Journal. 19 October.

Arrested men smuggled many idols out of TN: Police

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

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

Find the artifact thief and win

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Today (2016). Find the artifact thief and win. Pakistan Today. 18 October.

Why India Must Counter The Heritage Plunder

(India)

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

Heritage furniture theft: Cops to quiz hostel staff

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Heritage furniture theft: Cops to quiz hostel staff. The Tribune. 17 October.

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

(India)

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

AGNSW's Indian sculptures feared stolen

(Australia; India)

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

Maninag temple heist: Stolen jewellery found

(India)

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

NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case

(India)

Sarfaraz Ahmed (2016). NU delays filing FIR in ancient coins case. The Times of India. 16 October.

Mystery shrouds emerald lingam robbery

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Why has idol theft been neglected?

(India)

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

Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics

(China)

Teng Jing Xuan (2016). Police Recover 300 Million Yuan Worth of Stolen Sichuan Relics. Caixin Online. 14 October.

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

(Pakistan; India)

Hansa Malhortra (2016). The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?. The Quint. 14 October.

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

(India)

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

Explainer: The NGA looted antiquities scandal

(Australia; India)

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

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

(India)

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

Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing

(India; Pakistan)

Vasant Shinde (2016). Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing. The Quint. 13 October.

Emerald lingam missing from TN temple locker

(India)

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

Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark

(China)

Li Yan (2016). Local government attempts to restore Great Wall end up damaging landmark. ECNS. 12 October.

Beware Red-Eyed internet detectives

(Philippines)

Jaime Laya (2016). Beware Red-Eyed internet detectives. Manila Bulletin. 10 October.

Buddha stolen from Me So Pagoda returned

(Vietnam)

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

Heritage crimes: Let's get our past back

(India)

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

Temple politics in Kullu

(India)

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

Thieves target Khermai temple, decamp with jewellery worth 1.5 lakh

(India)

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

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

(China)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Chinese Contemporary Art Collector Guy Ullens Draws Fire for Allegedly Profit-Seeking Moves. ArtNet News. 7 October.

Ministry seeks law to fight art forgery crimes

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo (2016). Ministry seeks law to fight art forgery crimes. Korea Times. 6 October.

Damaged Bagan Temples Under Detailed Assessment

(Myanmar)

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

Statue stolen from ancient pagoda

(Vietnam)

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

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

(India)

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

Idols, donation box stolen from Jain temple in Mumbai

(India)

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

Raza's missing 'Bindu' traced to city

(India)

TNN (2016). Raza's missing 'Bindu' traced to city. The Times of India. 3 October.

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

(Hong Kong)

South China Morning Post (2016). Why so little of Hong Kong's underwater heritage has been preserved. South China Morning Post. 3 October.

India needs to bring heritage-criminals to justice

(India)

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

Art detectives track down stolen 12th-century Indian sculpture

(India; United Kingdom)

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

Four Panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

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

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return

(Australia; India)

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

India takes possession of stolen 12th-century Brahma sculpture

(Australia; India)

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

Temple looted

(India)

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

Theft in Hebri temple

(India)

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

Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers

(Laos)

Nick Davies (2016). Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers. The Guardian. 27 September.

The ghost of Vaman Ghiya is rising

(India; United Kingdom)

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

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

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

Theft of Aurangzeb-era Quran: HC orders CBI prob

(India)

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

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

(China)

Associated Press (2016). Dismay over 'crude' repairs to ancient section of Great Wall of China. The Guardian. 22 September.

Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Stolen Artifacts Found in Siem Reap. Khmer Times. 22 September.

Youth arrested for thefts in 8 temples

(India)

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

Kohinoor our property, govt tells Supreme Court

(India)

Bhadra Sinha (2016). Kohinoor our property, govt tells Supreme Court. Hindustan Times. 20 September.

City cops nab gang involved in 13 temple thefts in Karnataka

(India)

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

Preventing the plunder of Asean's heritage

(Cambodia; Thailand; Myanmar)

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

5 members of gang involved in temple thefts in Karnataka held

(India)

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

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

(South Korea)

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

23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital

(South Korea)

Yonhap News Agency (2016). 23 cultural assets damaged after quake in ancient capital. Yonhap News Agency. 13 September.

Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities

(India)

Yathiraju (2016). Karnataka yet to get proper inventory report on 14 heritage cities. The New Indian Express. 12 September.

Rani Pokhari reconstruction to resume this week

(Nepal)

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

25 kilo laddu stolen from Ganesh pandal

(India)

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

Thieves break into temple, steal antiques worth crores

(India)

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

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

(India)

Mustafa Plumber (2016). Art collector Lance Dane's 'so-called' adopted son refused relief by the Bombay High Court. DNA Info. 10 September.

Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts

(Taiwan)

Chun-fu Chiu (2016). Suspect detained in Taipei after theft of science artifacts. Taipei Times. 9 September.

The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts

(China)

Wang Chao (2016). The Amateur Tomb Raiders Pilfering China's Artifacts. Sixth Tone. 9 September.

KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Observer (2016). KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage. Pakistan Observer. 9 September.

Raghunath Trust to strengthen security & management shrine: CM

(India)

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

Jho Low Used Goldman Sachs to Illicitly Buy Van Gogh Work

(United States of America; Malaysia)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Jho Low Used Goldman Sachs to Illicitly Buy Van Gogh Work. ArtNet News. 8 September.

500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept

(India)

G.S. Paul (2016). 500 seized coins date back to ancient times: Customs dept. Tribune India. 7 September.

15 ancient pagodas in Bagan suffer severe damage

(Myanmar)

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

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

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2016). ICE-rescued ancient fossil on display at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. ICE. 6 September.

Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Daily News (2016). Suspect in Colombo National Museum theft further remanded. Daily News. 5 September.

Stolen Buddhist painting to be returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

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

Unesco concerned about inappropriate rebuilding of Ranipokhari

(Nepal)

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

Bagan pagodas to be repaired in 7-step process

(Myanmar)

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

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

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa: A code of practice must soon be formed for collectors. Vietnam Net. 31 August.

Udupi: Valuables stolen from Mukhyaprana temple

(India)

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

Burglars steal 13 brass bells from century-old temple

(India)

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

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

(Nepal)

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

Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist

(United Kingdom; China)

Harry Readhead (2016). Bolton pub's ghost 'stolen' by Chinese artist. Metro. 30 August.

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

(Myanmar)

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

Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Bagan After the Quake: Concerns Over Manhandling of Debris

(Myanmar)

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

Myanmar President Visits Bagan to Survey Quake-Damaged Pagodas

(Myanmar)

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

Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples

(Myanmar)

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

Another artifact at US museum 'may have been stolen'

(Thailand; United States of America)

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

'Need to sensitise law enforcement agencies on heritage'

(India)

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

Action urged for Yama lintel return

(Thailand; United States of America)

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

4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2016). 4 suspected tomb raiders held in Hebei. China.org.cn. 22 August.

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

(India)

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

Police recover 400-yr old stolen idols, ornaments

(Nepal)

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

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash

(India)

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

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple

(India)

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

Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb raiders jailed in Liaoning Province. Shanghai Daily. 17 August.

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

(Singapore; China)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Trial Resumes for Man Accused of Defrauding Art Collecting Widow of $817,000. ArtNet News. 15 August.

Temple managements told to tighten security

(India)

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

Money laundering and the art world

(Malaysia)

Akhbar Satar (2016). Money laundering and the art world. Asto Awani. 14 August.

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

(China)

Deborah Lehr (2016). The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom. The Diplomat. 12 August.

Robbery at Neemuch Mata Temple; Cash and Crown stolen

(India)

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

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

(China)

Ana Ablaza (2016). China's Historical Relics to Be Preserved; Local Government Punishes Tomb Raiders Backed by Private Art Collectors. Yibada. 10 August.

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

(Nepal)

UN News Centre (2016). Supported by the UN cultural agency, Nepal's quake-damaged museums re-open. UN News Centre. 10 August.

Priest murdered, 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage

(China)

Peter Fuhrman (2016). How China Must Reclaim Its Lost Cultural Heritage. Frontera News. 8 August.

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

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun (2016). Pilfered paintings get digital recreation: Korean art kept overseas animated as part of new exhibit going on at DDP. Korea JoongAng Daily. 8 August.

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

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). WB govt wants to take over Nobel theft probe, to approach CBI. Business Standard. 5 August.

Call for ancient lintel to be returned from US exhibition

(Thailand; United States of America)

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

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

(China)

Brian Boucher (2016). Ai Weiwei's Lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, Sentenced to Seven Years for 'Subversion'. ArtNet News. 4 August.

Priceless Buri Ram lintel found in San Francisco

(Thailand; United States of America)

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

The foot of Zeus

(Afghanistan; Japan)

Llewelyn Morgan (2016). The foot of Zeus. Prospect Magazine. 3 August.

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

(India; United States of America)

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

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 4 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

4 ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

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

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

(Malaysia)

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

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

(India)

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

Police Name Five More Suspects in North Sumatra Buddhist Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

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

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

(India)

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

Police Name Twelve Suspects in North Sumatra Temple Attacks

(Indonesia)

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

Dacoit gang busted, 4 held

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Dacoit gang busted, 4 held. The New Indian Express. 1 August.

Temple burglary gang busted

(Thailand)

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

Shutdown over takeover of Raghunath temple

(India)

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

Gold ornaments worth Rs 15,000 stolen from temple

(India)

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

Gold ornaments, silver articles taken away from two temples

(India)

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

Panchaloha idol found in sand heap

(India)

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

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

(Japan; South Korea)

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

Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection

(Hong Kong)

Steven Gallagher (2016). Current Hong Kong laws fail the test of heritage protection. South China Morning Post. 25 July.

14 rare idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

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

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

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

Kathmandu Valley is not danger listed again

(Nepal)

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

Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation

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

AFP (2016). Van Gogh and Monet paintings seized in 1MDB corruption investigation. The Guardian. 23 July.

सुसनेर के जैन मंदिर से अष्टधातु की 14 मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

14 sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Susner

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

Sullia: Theft of temple ornaments - priest arrested in Bengaluru

(India)

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

India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2016). India may approach Britain on bringing back Kohinoor. The Tribune. 22 July.

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

(Australia; India)

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

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

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

Patrick Frater (2016). Switzerland, Singapore Seize Art, Property After FBI Moves Against Fund Linked to Red Granite. Variety. 21 July.

Six temples burgled in one night in Maddur taluk

(India)

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

'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees

(India)

TNN (2016). 'Smugglers' fell sandalwood trees. The Times of India. 20 July.

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

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

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Prosecutors Expose Jho Low's Secret Schemes to Illicitly Acquire $137 Million in Art. ArtNet News. 20 July.

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

(India)

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

Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition

(Vietnam)

Lucy Nguyen (2016). Vietnam museum says all paintings fake in high-profile exhibition. Thanh Nien News. 20 July.

मंदिर से चोरी हुए चांदी के छत्र

(India)

Silver crown stolen from temple

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

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

(India)

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

'Our contribution to the artefacts registry is poor'

(India)

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

BJP government has no space for prized artefacts returned by US

(India)

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

Three cops booked for selling stolen goods

(India)

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

मन्दिर से कीमती अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Precious ashtadhatu idol theft from temple

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

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

(India)

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

Looted antique idol recovered in Bargarh

(India)

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

Theft in temple

(India)

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

North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report

(North Korea; Mozambique)

Don Pinnock (2016). North Korean diplomats implicated in illegal rhino horn trade – report. The Guardian. 15 July.

China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban

(China)

Artlyst (2016). China's Toilet Shaped Building Defies Architecture Ban. Artlyst. 14 July.

Idol robberies rising in Chhattisgarh, allege Congress

(India)

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

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

(Malaysia)

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

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

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

Gold statues of deities stolen from Penang temple

(Malaysia)

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

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

(Hong Kong)

Adam Wright (2016). Hong Kong MTR trains graffitied by fugitive American artist pair; China may be their next target. South China Morning Post. 13 July.

Gold goddess idol stolen from temple in Bargarh

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Ariyalur to America and back: How 2 antique idols returned

(India)

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

भगवान की खोज में एएसआई के नेतृत्व में राजिम पहुंची पुलिस

(India)

Dantewada police looking for stolen idol of god

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

Police set up task force following desecration of 4 Hindu temples

(Malaysia)

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

Another Chun Kyung-ja painting suspected of forgery

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo (2016). Another Chun Kyung-ja painting suspected of forgery. Korea Times. 11 July.

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

(India)

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

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

(Malaysia)

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

DRI crackdown nets huge haul of red sanders, idols

(India)

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

Items smuggled under guise of iron goods

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Kohinoor, the mountain of light

(India)

K.S.S. Seshan (2016). Kohinoor, the mountain of light. The Hindu. 7 July.

Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor

(Cambodia)

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

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

(India)

Historical Idol Of Natraja Stolen From Chhattisgarh Temple

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

Kashmiri Pandits protest over vandalization, theft in temples at Valley

(India)

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

Vessels, puja items stolen from temple

(India)

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

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

(South Korea)

Isaac Kaplan (2016). A Forger Confessed to Faking Millions in Lee Ufan Works—Now the Artist Says They're Real. Artsy. 6 July.

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

(South Korea)

Rain Embuscado (2016). Lee Ufan Refuses Police Request to Confirm 13 Forgeries of His Work. ArtNet News. 5 July.

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

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

Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2016). Seven arrested for illegal excavation of ancient clay pots. Hiru News. 5 July.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

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

Third Hindu temple in Penang vandalised

(Malaysia)

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

Over 200 artefacts recovered from idol smuggler's bungalow

(India)

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

Pakistan's Vanishing History

(Pakistan)

Daud Khattak (2016). Pakistan's Vanishing History. The Diplomat. 2 July.

HC to hear plea on irregularities in National Art Gallery

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). HC to hear plea on irregularities in National Art Gallery. The Hindu. 30 June.

5-star hotel employee held for temple theft

(India)

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

Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration

(Myanmar)

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

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

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

16 heritage sites facing extinction

(Nepal)

Pramod Kumar Tandan (2016). 16 heritage sites facing extinction. The Himalayan Times. 26 June.

Connoisseur of art who turned temple raider

(India)

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

Theft at two temples

(India)

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

Police arrest idol smuggler, seize 9 ancient statues

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

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

(India)

Thieves steal statues of the gods from temple in Madhubani

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

Robbery attempt at Marakathambiga Sundarashwarar Temple caught on camera

(India)

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

Over 14 lakh antiquities documented, data on NMMA website

(India)

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

Art dealer arrested in Chennai for suspected temple artefacts theft

(India)

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

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

(India)

Thieves stole statues of gods from temple in Muzaffarpur

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

Why is Korean art market vulnerable to forgery?

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2016). Why is Korean art market vulnerable to forgery?. Korea Herald. 21 June.

Panchaloha Idol, Materials Stolen from Mariamma Temple

(India)

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

Govt has no record of artefacts stolen during militancy years

(India)

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

Miscreants damage ancient Rameshwar temple at Halasi

(India)

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

Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar

(Japan)

Tokyo Reporter (2016). Japan Mint employee nabbed in theft of 15 kg gold bar. Tokyo Reporter. 20 June.

2 idols seized in Chennai could be from Tiruchi

(India)

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

On the trail of stolen artefacts

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security

(India)

D. Madhaven (2016). Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security. The Hindu. 20 June.

CCTV surveillance at Golden Temple helps nail thieves

(India)

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

Cracking down on idol-looters

(India)

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

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

(China; Netherlands)

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

TN temple officials see if seized idols match stolen ones

(India)

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

'Set up judicial commission to probe idol thefts'

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Villagers in court over stolen statue

(China; Netherlands)

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

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

(India)

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

Idols in unprotected temples easy pickings for smugglers

(India)

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

Catching up with a master smuggler

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

'Hundreds of Bihar antiquities are still in foreign museums'

(India)

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

Octogenarian's computer may hold key to big idol ring

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

50 more idols, paintings recovered from smuggler

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Ganesh and his mother return home from US with Modi

(India; United States of America)

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

Police clueless on Thanjavur temple theft

(India)

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

Korean Art Dealer Indicted for Forged Lee Ufan Paintings

(South Korea)

Brian Boucher (2016). Korean Art Dealer Indicted for Forged Lee Ufan Paintings. ArtNet News. 8 June.

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

(India)

TNN (2016). PM Modi's quest to bring back cultural artefacts started in 2003. The Times of India. 8 June.

The American Who Rescued The Saint

(India; United States of America)

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

Idol trackers elated as Ganesha set to come home

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Mega heist at Thanjai temple

(India)

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

ASI team inspects idols seized from smuggler

(India)

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

With New Book, Quest to Recover Stolen Battambang Statues Begins

(Cambodia)

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

Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

(Malaysia)

AFP (2016). Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown. The Daily Mail. 6 June.

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

(India)

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

Thiruverumbur police recovers stone idols of Hindu deities from Cauvery river

(India)

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

Idol smuggling kingpin surrenders

(India)

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

More idols found in Alwarpet house

(India)

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

Seized idols to be sent to Icon Centre for safekeeping

(India)

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

Cops tracking Kaluchari-era missing idols in US

(India)

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

Hindu temple in Penang desecrated, statues destroyed

(Malaysia)

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

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

(China)

Anisa Subedar (2016). Art disasters: Boy reduces £10,000 Lego statue to rubble. BBC News. 1 June.

Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple

(India)

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

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

(India; United States of America)

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

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

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

Major haul of idols in Chennai city, 3 arrested

(India)

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

Silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

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

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

(India)

The Siasat Daily (2016). Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft. The Siasat Daily. 29 May.

Silver crowns of deities stolen from Jatashankar Devalaya in Telangkhedi

(India)

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

Woman arrested for damaging idols in temple

(India)

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

10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises

(India)

The Hindu (2016). 10 sandalwood trees stolen from Qutb Shahi tombs premises. The Hindu. 25 May.

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

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2016). Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology. Daily Times. 25 May.

Kuvempu Prathisthana seeks replica of stolen medal

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Kuvempu Prathisthana seeks replica of stolen medal. The Hindu. 24 May.

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

(China)

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

Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming

(China)

Claire Voon (2016). Kids Smash Art at Glass Museum While Adults Stand by Filming. Hyperallergic. 23 May.

Stolen artefacts recovered, date back to Mughal era

(India)

Nitesh Kumar Sharmal (2016). Stolen artefacts recovered, date back to Mughal era. The Times of India. 23 May.

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe

(India)

The Times of India (2016). NU authorities blame Kumar for delay in missing coins probe. The Times of Israel. 21 May.

Buddha relics to head back to Oudong Mountain

(Cambodia)

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

NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins

(India)

The Times of India (2016). NU finally lodges police complaint for missing coins. The Times of India. 20 May.

Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum

(Pakistan)

The News (2016). Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum. The News. 20 May.

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

(India)

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

मंदिर से नकदी सहित लाखों के आभूषण चोरी

(India)

Ornaments Cash Stolen From Temple In Bilaspur

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

China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp

(China; Tibet)

Claire Voon (2016). China Will Publicly Shame Vandals Who Tag Mount Everest Base Camp. Hyperallergic. 16 May.

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

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU to seek legal opinion over filing FIR in missing coins case. The Times of India. 13 May.

Thefts of idols on rise in Bhaktapur

(Nepal)

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

पुलिस ने मंदिर में चोरी का किया खुलासा, एक गिरफ्तार

(India)

Jhansi Police Solves a Temple Robbery Case

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

Ancient Brahmayani statues stolen from Bhaktapur temple

(Nepal)

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

UT departments told to prepare inventory of heritage furniture

(India)

Ramkrishan Upadhyay (2016). UT departments told to prepare inventory of heritage furniture. The Tribune. 10 May.

ಈಶ್ವರಮಂಗಲ: ಪಂಚಲಿಂಗೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಕಳ್ಳರ ಕನ್ನ

(India)

Isvaramangala: thieves break into the temple

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

Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity

(Japan)

Justin McCurry (2016). Japanese vagina kayak artist found guilty of obscenity. The Guardian. 9 May.

Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma

(India; United Kingdom)

Press Trust of India (2016). Govt exploring ways to resolve Kohinoor issue with UK: Sharma. Business Standard. 9 May.

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 (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. South China Morning Post. 9 May.

The Heritage Warriors

(India)

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

Getting back the bronzes of Sivapuram Natarajar temple

(India)

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

Theft in temple in Siddapura

(India)

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

Fifty-year-old Hindu idols stolen from Netrokona temple

(Bangladesh)

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

Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse

(India)

TNN (2016). Stolen artefacts: Cops to raid another warehouse. The Times of India. 4 May.

Centre refuses to share information on bringing back Kohinoor

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Centre refuses to share information on bringing back Kohinoor. The Indian Express. 1 May.

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

(India; United Kingdom)

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

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

(India)

Idol Theft From Temple In Jhansi

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

Is India serious about retrieving its stolen Antiques?

(India)

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

मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्तियां चोरी, ग्रामीण भड़के

(India)

Idols stolen from temple in Raebareli

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

Lost-and-found dagger a symbol of Nehruvian era

(India)

Richi Verma (2016). Lost-and-found dagger a symbol of Nehruvian era. The Times of India. 29 April.

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

(India)

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

Miners plunder 'Ramayana' heritage in MP

(India)

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

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

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

Dagger Stolen From Nehru Memorial Museum Recovered, 2 Held

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Dagger Stolen From Nehru Memorial Museum Recovered, 2 Held. NDTV. 28 April.

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

(China)

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

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

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

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

(India)

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

NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU's missing probe report on stolen Vakataka coins resurfaces. The Times of India. 27 April.

National natural history museum gutted

(India)

Vibha Sharma (2016). National natural history museum gutted. The Tribune. 26 April.

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

(Nepal)

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

Take steps to bring back antiquities taken outside India: Par

(India)

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

Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Fire destroys Natural History Museum in Delhi. The Tribune. 26 April.

18 Antiquities Recovered From Foreign Countries: Government

(India)

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

Karnataka's ancient idols lost in a mere flash

(India)

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

Monuments Men go after state's treasure

(India)

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

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

(India)

Temple theft caught on CCTV footage

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

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam (2016). 'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'. The Hindu. 22 April.

Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Now, NU unearths 15 Mughal era coins in museum. The Times of India. 21 April.

Macherla police help TS cops crack temple theft case

(India)

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

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

(India; United Kingdom)

Anubhuti Vishnoi (2016). In a U-turn Narendra Modi government promises to take all steps to bring back Kohinoor. The Economic Times. 20 April.

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

(India)

G. Ravikiran (2016). Theft of teak trees of temple near Nellore: teams formed to nab accused. The Hindu. 19 April.

Save cultural heritage of India

(India)

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

Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court

(India; United Kingdom)

All India (2016). Kohinoor Diamond Belongs To Britain, Says Government In Supreme Court. NDTV. 18 April.

Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli

(Pakistan)

Ghulam Hussain Khwaja (2016). Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli. Dawn. 17 April.

Illustrators and graphic designers fume as print vendors copy their designs

(India)

Benito Fernando (2016). Illustrators and graphic designers fume as print vendors copy their designs. Mid-day. 17 April.

Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Art Works at Nageswara Park Stolen. The New Indian Express. 16 April.

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

(India)

Theft in Jain Temple Near Police Station, Gwalior

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

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

(South Korea; Japan)

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

Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery

(China)

Feng Shuang (2016). Tomb thieves sentenced for protected relics robbery. ECNS. 15 April.

Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death

(China)

Xinhua (2016). Tomb-raiding gang leader faces death. Shanghai Daily. 15 April.

HR victims stake claim on part of Marcos art collection

(Philippines)

Rappler (2016). HR victims stake claim on part of Marcos art collection. Rappler. 15 April.

SC asks Centre to look into disappearance of Guwahati temple treasure

(India)

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

Probe panel on coins theft likely next week

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Probe panel on coins theft likely next week. The Times of India. 14 April.

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

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Cops refuse to register NU's 'vague' complaint in coin theft. The Times of India. 13 April.

Museum burglary main suspect further remanded

(Sri Lanka)

Lakmal Sooriyagoda (2016). Museum burglary main suspect further remanded. Daily News. 12 April.

China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage

(China)

Ben Blanchard (2016). China's Xi orders better protection of cultural heritage. Reuters. 12 April.

Silver items taken away from temple

(India)

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

After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After delay, varsity to lodge FIR in coins theft. The Times of India. 12 April.

Online group tracks stolen art and negotiates for its return

(India)

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

6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). 6 more coins from Vakataka era missing from NU dept. The Times of India. 9 April.

Karkala: Theft at Shirlalu Basadi - Sack containing idols found

(India)

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

HR & CE official arrested for theft of precious temple jewels

(India)

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

Ashtadhatu idols stolen in UP

(India)

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

NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). NU to constitute panel to probe missing coins. The Times of India. 7 April.

Dolls theft: Cops clueless even after 40 days

(India)

TNN (2016). Dolls theft: Cops clueless even after 40 days. The Times of India. 5 April.

प्राचीन भद्रेश्वर मंदिर से घंटे चोरी

(India)

Bell stolen from Ancient Bhadreswar temple

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

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

(China)

Alicia Tan (2016). Chinese villagers loot UNESCO World Heritage site while it's being cleaned. Mashable. 4 April.

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

(India)

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

గురజాల రామాలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Rama Temple of Gurajala

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

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

(India)

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

2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari

(Bangladesh)

UNB (2016). 2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari. Prothom Alo. 3 April.

पहले पूजा की फिर उड़ा दी दस करोड़ की मूर्ति

(India)

Ashtadhatu idol stolen from temple

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

नसीराबाद के रामसर से चोरी हुई बलदाउ की मूर्ति

(India)

Idol stolen from Nashirabad

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

Panchaloha idols seized

(India)

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

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

(India)

Kanker: Sculpture theft at temple

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

मंदिर से मूर्ति समेत अन्य सामान चोरी

(India)

Banke Bihari temple idol theft in Uttar Pradesh

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

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

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). Many precious artefacts too missing from NU, says probe panel member. The Times of India. 2 April.

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

(Australia; India)

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

89-year-old temple bell found in drainage canal

(India)

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

After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes

(India)

Vaibhav Ganjapure (2016). After Wakatak era coins, probe report vanishes. The Times of India. 31 March.

More looted antiquities welcomed home

(Cambodia; France)

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

Idols stolen from streetside temple

(India)

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

Sirsi: Idol of Nandi stolen at Sirsi Temple.

(India)

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

Tracing The DNA Of Looted Artwork

(Cambodia)

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

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

(Singapore)

Eileen Kinsella (2016). Billionaire Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Wins Right to Hold Yves Bouvier Trial in Singapore. ArtNet News. 30 March.

Four held; stolen idols recovered

(India)

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

3 panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

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

Stolen Durga idol returns to Valley after 25 years

(India)

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

Family of deceased artist files suit over museum's claims

(South Korea)

Kwon Mee-yoo (2016). Family of deceased artist files suit over museum's claims. Korea Times. 29 March.

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

(Australia; India)

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

CAG holds Directorate of Arts & Culture guilty

(India)

The Shillong Times (2016). CAG holds Directorate of Arts & Culture guilty. The Shillong Times. 28 March.

KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2016). KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities. Business Recorder. 28 March.

US museum returns ancient Hindu god statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

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

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

(Australia; India)

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

Man nabbed with stolen bronze idol in Tasmac shop

(India)

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

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum

(Pakistan)

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

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

(China)

Catherine Wong (2016). Chinese man arrested on suspicion of planning to sell ancient artefacts he found in tomb buried in backyard. South China Morning Post. 25 March.

Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China

(China)

Scott Reyburn (2016). Market for Chinese Art Is Increasingly in China. The New York Times. 25 March.

Lighten the bureaucracy so India's heritage can flourish

(India)

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

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

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

Panagal museum - now open to thieves, vandals

(India)

The Hans India (2016). Panagal museum - now open to thieves, vandals. The Hans India. 22 March.

7 kalasams stolen from temple in Pallavaram

(India)

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

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

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

Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC

(India)

IANS (2016). Lawyer arrested for stealing books from Hyderabad HC. The Times of India. 21 March.

Protector left unprotected

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

(India)

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

Old law prevents preserving war sites

(Bangladesh)

Imam Hossain (2016). Old law prevents preserving war sites. Prothom Alo. 18 March.

Another Gallery Is Raided in Antiquities Case

(United States of America; India; Cambodia)

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

Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Sun Daily (2016). Britain hands over warship artefacts to ATM. The Sun Daily. 18 March.

Rama idol stolen from Kashi temple

(India)

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

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

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

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

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

(Thailand; Saudi Arabia)

AFP (2016). Thai gardener whose $20 mn heist caused Blue Diamond Affair becomes monk. Hindustan Times. 17 March.

Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director. Daily Times. 17 March.

China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders

(China)

Frank Fang (2016). China Fights Losing Battle Against Tomb Raiders. The Epoch Times. 16 March.

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

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week. The New York Times. 15 March.

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

(India)

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

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

(India; Nepal)

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

A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves

(Thailand)

Jason Motlagh (2016). A Life-or-Death Hunt for Tree Thieves. National Geographic. 14 March.

800gm silver articles stolen from temple

(India)

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

जौनपुर में मंदिर से मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Sculptures Stolen from Temple in Jaunpur

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

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

(India)

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

मूर्ति उठाने आए बदमाशों ने होमगार्ड पर झोंका फायर

(India)

Theft in temple, guard fired on

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

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

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

Buddha's return belies tensions between Beijing and Taipei

(China; Taiwan)

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

Federal Agents Raid Christie's, Seizing 2 Ancient Sculptures

(United States of America; India)

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

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

(United States of America; India)

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

Temple theft case: police custody of main accused extended

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud

(Iraq)

Kanishk Tharoor (2016). Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud. BBC News. 9 March.

Museum has a history of theft, missing manuscripts

(India)

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

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

(Thailand)

Thai Visa (2016). Thai court orders ex-CIB commissioner's 25 million baht worth of assets seized. Thai Visa. 9 March.

Over 100 antiquities stolen from monuments since 2000

(India)

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

Priceless palm leaf manuscripts go missing at Odisha State Museum

(India)

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

Temple Theft: Role of Migrant Workers in Crime Suspected

(India)

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

Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins

(Pakistan)

Ashraf Javed (2016). Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins. The Nation. 6 March.

Temple burgled: idol and valuables stolen

(India)

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

Jaro archbishop suspends priest over treasure hunt in ancient cemetery

(Philippines)

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

Panchaloha idol stolen from temple in TN

(India)

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

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.

Valuables worth 1.5 lakhstolen from Maradu temple

(India)

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

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath (2016). India's Lost Treasures. The Free Press Journal. 5 March.

Rs 5 lakh worth gold, silver looted from Odisha temple

(India)

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

Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore

(Pakistan)

Fayyaz Hussain (2016). Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore. Daily Pakistan. 5 March.

Cops crack Pimpri temple theft case, 3 in net

(India)

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

Vaishno devi temple: Security guard, aides held for theft

(India)

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

5 held, ornaments stolen from temple recovered

(India)

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

Treasure hunters ravage temples

(India)

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

Stolen Buddha Head Displayed at Museum of China in Beijing

(China; Taiwan)

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

'Stringent action in temple thefts must'

(India)

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

Police praised for museum thefts investigation

(United Kingdom; China)

Jonathan Knott (2016). Police praised for museum thefts investigation. Museums Journal. 3 March.

कुटी रोड के मंदिर से शिवलिंग चोरी

(India)

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

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

(India)

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

Rs 1.58 L jewellery theft at Vaishno Devi temple

(India)

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

Stolen idol produced in court

(India)

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

Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice

(United Kingdom; China)

Leo Hornak (2016). Failed rhino heist brings Dead Zoo Gang to justice. PRI. 1 March.

Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert

(United Kingdom; China)

Jessica Elgot (2016). Gang may have stolen antiquities for Chinese market, says expert. The Guardian. 1 March.

US Museum Returns Stolen Rama Statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

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

ASI seeks info on provenance of idols

(India)

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

Art gallery owner admits keeping client's $2m

(Singapore)

Selina Lum (2016). Art gallery owner admits keeping client's $2m. The Straits Times. 27 February.

ఆలయంలో నంది విగ్రహం చోరీ

(India)

Nandi temple theft

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

Taiwan Buddhist helps lost statue head home after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

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

Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli

(Syria)

Syrian Radio & TV (2016). Stolen archaeological pieces seized in Qamishli. Syrian Radio & TV. 26 February.

Australian gallery identifies looted Indian treasures

(Australia; India)

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

Cambodian warrior comes home: Denver Art Museum returns Khmer statue

(Cambodia; United States of America)

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

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

(China)

Liyan Qi (2016). Cultural Protection Law Revision Triggers Doubts as China's Economy Slows. The Wall Street Journal. 26 February.

Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro (2016). Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it. The Express Tribune. 26 February.

Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Dolls Worth Rs 25 Lakh Stolen From Museum Warehouse In Rajkot. Scoop Whoop. 25 February.

Calangute theft probe draws blank

(India)

TNN (2016). Calangute theft probe draws blank. The Times of India. 24 February.

Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Sravanth Verma (2016). Denver museum to return last of looted Cambodian statues. Digital Journal. 24 February.

1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2016). 1000-year-old Idol Awaits 'Security Clearance'. The New Indian Express. 24 February.

Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Three Held for Temple Heist in Odisha. The New Indian Express. 23 February.

Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi

(India)

Raghava M. (2016). Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi. The Hindu. 22 February.

Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years

(China; Taiwan)

Wang Fan (2016). Ancient Buddha sculpture head to return to mainland after 20 years. ECNS. 22 February.

Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments

(India)

R B Jagadish (2016). Karkala: Thieves break into Shirlalu Basadi, decamp with valuable idols, ornaments. Daijiworld. 21 February.

Idols found damaged in temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Idols found damaged in temple. India.com. 20 February.

12 'Poorly Forged' Lee Ufan Paintings Spark Investigation in South Korea

(South Korea)

Rain Embuscado (2016). 12 'Poorly Forged' Lee Ufan Paintings Spark Investigation in South Korea. ArtNet News. 19 February.

Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City

(China)

Chu Yiming (2016). Roof Sculpture Missing in Forbidden City. CRIEnglish. 19 February.

Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement

(India)

Herald Goa (2016). Navdurga temple priests oppose idol replacement. Herald Goa. 19 February.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 February.

छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद

(India)

Stolen ancient idol from Chhapra recovered from pond

Jagran (2016). छपरा के सोनारप ी से चोरी करोड़ की अ धातु की ाचीन मू्ित यां बरामद. Jagran. 18 February.

Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites

(India)

TNN (2016). Govt faces challenges in protecting Bihar heritage sites. The Times of India. 18 February.

4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). 4 including temple security supervisor held in Vrindavan idol theft case. The Times of India. 18 February.

3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 3 precious idols, valuables stolen from temple in UP. The Times of India. 18 February.

Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site

(Myanmar)

Asian Correspondent (2016). Thief impersonates monk to smuggle relics from ancient Burmese site. Asian Correspondent. 18 February.

Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). Provenance of Ros Packer buy shaping up as bull. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). National Gallery  judged victim of fraud over Asian antiquities. The Australian. 18 February.

National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomen (2016). National Gallery of Australia review finds 22 works of 'insufficient or questionable' provenance. Business Insider. 17 February.

Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Le Corbusier centre theft: Chandigarh Police cracks another case of heritage furniture theft, arrests 3. The New Indian Express. 17 February.

20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur

(India)

TNN (2016). 20 idols stolen from 2 temples in Udaipur. The Times of India. 16 February.

Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen

(India)

Anuja Jaiswal (2016). Idol installed by President in Vrindavan temple stolen. The Times of India. 16 February.

India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage

(India)

Sanjeev Sanyal (2016). India must start working to reverse plunder of our national artistic heritage. The Economic Times. 15 February.

मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा

(India)

Theft at Jain temple in Udaipur.

Rajasthan Patrika (2016). मुख्यमंत्री शहर में थी, इसलिए छिपाये रखा. Rajasthan Patrika. 14 February.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre (2016). Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor. The Australian. 13 February.

Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple

(India)

Daily Excelsior (2016). Thief arrested for stealing idols, other items from ISKCON temple. Daily Excelsior. 13 February.

Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash

(India)

Pune Mirror (2016). Cops bust gang that targetted 21 temples, stole jewellery, cash. Pune Mirror. 13 February.

NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2016). NGA wants to return buddha, but doesn't know where. The Australian. 12 February.

Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2016). Ganapati idol stolen from temple of Hoysala period. The Hindu. 12 February.

Idol lifters nabbed

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Idol lifters nabbed. The Hindu. 11 February.

Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Nine idol smugglers arrested in Bihar. Mid-day. 10 February.

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam. The Times of India. 10 February.

Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur

(India)

Kumar Rajesh (2016). Idol smugglers' gang busted, nine held in Bhagalpur. The Times of India. 10 February.

Hue loses large amounts of artifacts

(Vietnam)

Vietnam Net (2016). Hue loses large amounts of artifacts. Vietnam Net. 9 February.

वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Three ashtadhatu idols stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2016). वेंकटेश मंदिर से बेशकीमती मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 9 February.

Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2016). Australia's Dancing Shiva legally exported, says Subhash Kapoor. The Australian. 9 February.

राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Ram Janaki temple idol theft

Amar Ujala (2016). राम जानकी मंदिर से मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 8 February.

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 (2016). Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer

(India)

Ashwin Aghor (2016). A 75-year-old archaeologist catches artefact smugglers sitting on his computer. Catch News. 8 February.

India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2016). India Pride Project – How Smuggled Indian Art Is Brought Back Home. Swarajya. 7 February.

Heritage table goes up in smoke

(India)

Amit Sharma (2016). Heritage table goes up in smoke. The Tribune. 7 February.

Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings

(China)

Lisa Movius (2016). Chinese artist retracts forgery claims about disputed Hairdressing paintings. The Art Newspaper. 7 February.

Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Youth found dead near temple, idols stolen. The Siasat Daily. 5 February.

Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Antique dealer Kapoor produced in Kumbakonam court. Business Standard. 5 February.

Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up in Dindigul, Theni to protect idols. The Hindu. 4 February.

Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple

(India)

Ganesh Prabhu (2016). Ornaments taken away from Gulvady temple. The Hindu. 3 February.

Icon centres coming up

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Icon centres coming up. The Hindu. 3 February.

Two held with stolen heritage furniture

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Two held with stolen heritage furniture. The Tribune. 2 February.

मंदिर से 400 साल पुरानी 30 किलो की गदा चोरी, पहले भी हो चुकी है वारदात

(India)

400-year old, 30g temple mace stolen.

Dainik Bhaskar (2016). मंदिर से 400 साल पुरानी 30 किलो की गदा चोरी, पहले भी हो चुकी है वारदात. Dainik Bhaskar. 31 January.

Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics

(China)

Lucy Liu (2016). Five men paraded through the streets of Guizhou as punishment for stealing cultural relics. Shanghaiist. 30 January.

Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum

(Taiwan; China)

Alexandra Seno (2016). Jackie Chan's bronzes draw critics and vandals to new Taipei museum. The Art Newspaper. 30 January.

Last Koh Ker piece coming home

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Audrey Wilson (2016). Last Koh Ker piece coming home. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 January.

In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Pin Sisovann (2016). In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities. Voice of America. 29 January.

Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2016). Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 29 January.

Theft of historic daggers: Police fail to make any breakthrough

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Theft of historic daggers: Police fail to make any breakthrough. The Tribune. 29 January.

French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers

(India)

Express News Service (2016). French Book Helps Trace Stolen Idol and Art and Arrest of International Trafickers. The New Indian Express. 28 January.

Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control

(Syria; Iraq; Afghanistan; India)

Rattanamol Singh (2016). Looted: How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control. Guernica Magazine. 28 January.

US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand

(Thailand; United States of America)

Bangkok Post (2016). US museum returns looted artefacts to Thailand. Bangkok Post. 25 January.

'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). 'Ashtadhatu' idols stolen from temple in UP. PTI News. 23 January.

Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2016). Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib. The Express Tribune. 22 January.

Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success

(Cambodia; France)

Mom Kunthear (2016). Government's Search for Antiques Boundless as Harihara Ceremony a Success. Khmer Times. 21 January.

Probe team seeks record of Corbusier furniture

(India)

TNN (2016). Probe team seeks record of Corbusier furniture. The Times of India. 21 January.

France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh

(Cambodia; France)

AFP (2016). France's Guimet Museum returns looted statue head to national museum in Phnom Penh. Art Daily. 20 January.

शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Statue stolen from the temple

Amar Ujala (2016). शहर चुने आपके शहर की ख़बरें मंदिर से लक्ष्मण की मूर्ति चोरी. Amar Ujala. 20 January.

Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples

(India)

Leena Dhankhar (2016). Three held for stealing idols from Jain temples. Hindustan Times. 20 January.

Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp

(India)

Neeraj Santoshi (2016). Ayyappa temple announces award for clues about stolen lamp. Hindustan Times. 19 January.

Heritage theft ahead of Hollande's visit

(India)

Aneesh Sareen (2016). Heritage theft ahead of Hollande's visit. The Tribune. 19 January.

Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple

(India)

Express News Service (2016). Plea on 'Missing' Jewels of Rameswaram Temple. The New Indian Express. 19 January.

Theft of furniture designed by Le Corbusier at Chandigarh College of Arts

(India)

Saurabh Prashar (2016). Theft of furniture designed by Le Corbusier at Chandigarh College of Arts. The Times of India. 19 January.

At National Museum, Decapitated Harihara Statue to Headline

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2016). At National Museum, Decapitated Harihara Statue to Headline. Khmer Times. 18 January.

Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns

(India)

Keshav Naik (2016). Siolim - Sodiem temple robbed by unknowns. The Times of India. 16 January.

मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद

(India)

Thieves arrested in stolen idol case

News 18 (2016). मूर्ति चोर गिरोह गिरफ्तार, अष्टधातु की 70 मूर्तियां बरामद. News 18. 16 January.

Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins

(India)

TNN (2016). Ahir for rules to stop melting of ancient coins. The Times of India. 16 January.

Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site

(China)

Sophie Williams (2016). Grave robbing gone wrong: Chinese tomb raiders suffocate after setting off dynamite while trying to break into ancient burial site. The Daily Mail. 15 January.

घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Idol theft from Radhakrishna Temple

Inextlive (2016). घाटमपुर में राधाकृष्ण मंदिर से अष्टधातु की मूर्ति चोरी. Inextlive. 15 January.

Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security

(India)

PNS (2016). Minister writes to CM on Rajrappa shrine security. The Daily Pioneer. 14 January.

Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha

(India)

Susant Kumar Das (2016). Temple burglary gang busted in Odisha. IAmIn. 14 January.

Assam: Government asked to stop auction of Jahangir's 400-year-old golden hookah

(India)

Hindustan Times (2016). Assam: Government asked to stop auction of Jahangir's 400-year-old golden hookah. The Northeast Today. 14 January.

Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held

(India)

Orissa Post (2016). Temple loot gang busted; 4 traders among 8 held. Orissa Post. 13 January.

St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory

(United States of America; China)

Stephen Montemayor (2016). St. Cloud State professor pleads guilty to trafficking up to $1.5 million in rhino horn, ivory. Star Tribune. 13 January.

When the Forgery Is the Art

(Hong Kong)

Megan Garber (2016). When the Forgery Is the Art. The Atlantic. 12 January.

Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37

(India)

The Tribune (2016). Four acquitted of theft at temple in Sec 37. The Tribune. 12 January.

Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple

(India)

The Pioneer (2016). Brass lamp worth Rs 15 lakh stolen from temple. The Pioneer. 10 January.

Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest

(India)

Nayyar Azad (2016). Cop killed in Bihar, Opposition to launch protest. The Asian Age. 9 January.

The Gods are still leaving

(Nepal)

Sewa Bhattarai (2016). The Gods are still leaving. The Kathmandu Post. 9 January.

Authorities halt Angkor excavating

(Cambodia)

Sen David (2016). Authorities halt Angkor excavating. The Phnom Penh Post. 8 January.

Thieves target two temples in Junagadh

(India)

TNN (2016). Thieves target two temples in Junagadh. The Times of India. 8 January.

Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque

(India)

The Statesman (2016). Thieves walk away with Prophet's 1,400-yr-old footprint from mosque. The Daily Star. 8 January.

After plagiarism claims, Malaysian ad firm disqualified from Kancil awards

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

The Malay Mail (2016). After plagiarism claims, Malaysian ad firm disqualified from Kancil awards. The Malay Mail. 8 January.

Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away. The Hindu. 8 January.

Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2016). Eight precious idols stolen from two temples in Bihar. Business Standard. 8 January.

ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia

(Australia; India)

Amrita Madhukalya (2016). ASI brings back three stolen artefacts from Australia. DNA. 6 January.

NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours

(India)

Nagpur Today (2016). NVCC hails police for cracking temple theft within 24 hours. Nagpur Today. 5 January.

KP Antiquities Act 2015

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2016). KP Antiquities Act 2015. The Nation. 5 January.

Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Theft of idols from Hiriyangady Basadi - two convicted. Daijiworld. 5 January.

Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics

(China)

Alice Yan (2016). Chinese 'tomb raider' and gang jailed for plunder of ancient relics. South China Morning Post. 5 January.

Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery

(Hong Kong)

Ejinsight (2016). Bronze statue goes missing at Western Monastery. Ejinsight. 4 January.

Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2016). Karkala: Thieves steal valuables worth Rs 6 lac from temple. Daijiworld. 4 January.

Pillage of prehistory

(Pakistan)

Hidayat Khan (2016). Pillage of prehistory. The Express Tribune. 3 January.

Four precious idols stolen in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Four precious idols stolen in Bihar. The Hindu. 2 January.

Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples

(India)

TNN (2016). Three idols stolen from Bhilwara temples. The Times of India. 2 January.

Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple

(India)

Rajesh Kumar Thakur (2016). Bihar: 14 idols stolen from Vaishali temple. Hindustan Times. 2 January.

Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums

(India)

Anubhuti Vishnoi (2016). Government working on insurance protocol for art objects in museums. The Economic Times. 2 January.

Two charged after museum protest

(Taiwan)

Stacy Hsu (2016). Two charged after museum protest. Taipei Times. 1 January.

Idol Stolen

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Idol Stolen. The New Indian Express. 31 December.

Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti

(Taiwan)

AFP (2015). Taiwan statues donated by Jackie Chan defaced with anti-China graffiti. The Guardian. 31 December.

Idols and valuables stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Idols and valuables stolen from temple. Business Standard. 31 December.

Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan

(Taiwan)

Gu Liping (2015). Jackie Chan donates replicas of 12 zodiac antiquities to a museum in Taiwan. ECNS. 30 December.

Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Boo Su-Lyn (2015). Award-winning Malaysian agency seeks to contact UK designer after plagiarism claim. The Malay Mail. 30 December.

Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers

(Cambodia)

Mom Kunthear (2015). Sting Operation Nets Fake Antiquities Peddlers. Khmer Times. 29 December.

Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft

(Malaysia)

The Malaysian Insider (2015). Perhilitan director pleads not guilty to rhino horn theft. The Malaysian Insider. 28 December.

Bhimsengola shop burgled

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). Bhimsengola shop burgled. The Himalayan Times. 26 December.

Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition

(Japan; South Korea; North Korea)

Michael Zhang (2015). Photographer Wins Suit Against Nikon Over 'Comfort Women' Exhibition. PetaPixel. 26 December.

Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum

(Malaysia)

The Malay Mail (2015). Government department director arrested over alleged theft of rhino horn from museum. The Malay Mail. 26 December.

Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple

(India)

Alka Tiwari (2015). Rs2 lakh booty burgled from temple. The Times of India. 25 December.

मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Two statues stolen from temple

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से दो मूर्तियां चोरी. Amar Ujala. 24 December.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2015). Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board. Business Recorder. 23 December.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2015). Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m. Daily Times. 23 December.

Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Katie Rogers (2015). Nicolas Cage Agrees to Return Stolen Dinosaur Skull to Mongolia. The New York Times. 22 December.

Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal

(India)

P.M. Veerendra (2015). Kuvempu museum burglary: trust to seek replica of Padma medal. The Hindu. 22 December.

Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort

(India)

Ram Parmar (2015). Aishwarya-starrer film's crew drilled holes in fort. Pune Mirror. 22 December.

Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing

(India)

Sivakumar B (2015). Idols from Rani ki Vav near Modi village still missing. The Times of India. 21 December.

Police draw blank in idol theft case

(Nepal)

Anup Ojha (2015). Police draw blank in idol theft case. The Kathmandu Post. 21 December.

Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation

(Canada; India)

Nazim Baksh (2015). Royal Ontario Museum caught up in looted antiquities investigation. CBC. 21 December.

California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme

(United States of America; Thailand)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2015). California Antiquities Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling and Tax Fraud Scheme. ArtNet News. 21 December.

Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Violations in Heritage Zone Under Lens. The New Indian Express. 20 December.

After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts

(India)

Haroon Mirani (2015). After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts. Greater Kashmir. 20 December.

Two idols stolen

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Two idols stolen. The Telegraph. 19 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material

(China)

Qian Ruisha (2015). Brickyard digs into ancient burial site for material. ECNS. 18 December.

Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Bihar to conduct speedy trial of idol sumugglers. Daijiworld. 18 December.

Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon

(India)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Uma Parameshwari Idol Back From Singapore, Set to Return Home Soon. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past

(India; United States of America)

Yogesh Kabirdoss (2015). Unravelling International Smuggling Network by Tracing Kapoor's Art of the Past. The New Indian Express. 17 December.

मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी

(India)

Silver crown and temple donation box stolen

Amar Ujala (2015). मंदिर से चांदी का मुकुट व दानपात्र चोरी. Amar Ujala. 17 December.

Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

Ellen Brait (2015). Tyrannosaurus skull sold for $230,000 in New York must go back to Mongolia. The Guardian. 16 December.

Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa

(India)

Shrutika Sukhi (2015). Bronze statues of Buddha, Ambedkar stolen from Buddhist temple in Kausa. The Times of India. 16 December.

'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'

(India; Pakistan)

Avinash Lohana (2015). 'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'. Mumbai Mirror. 16 December.

Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Theft in temple at Pangala, materials worth Rs 2 lac stolen. Daijiworld. 15 December.

Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple

(India)

Pranav Chaudhary (2015). Jain community urges CM to give facelift to Lachhuar temple. The Times of India. 15 December.

Tragedy in India as Artist Hema Upadhyay and Her Lawyer Are Found Brutally Murdered in Mumbai

(India)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2015). Tragedy in India as Artist Hema Upadhyay and Her Lawyer Are Found Brutally Murdered in Mumbai. ArtNet News. 14 December.

Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison

(United States of America; Thailand)

Hillary Jackson (2015). Calling Indiana Jones: Looted artifacts, tax scheme send ex-antiquities dealer to prison. My News LA. 14 December.

Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). Idols, sculptures of damaged sites safe: DoA. The Kathmandu Post. 14 December.

No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims

(Nepal)

Gaurav Thapa (2015). No cultural artefact has been stolen from damaged monuments, DoA claims. The Kathmandu Post. 13 December.

Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy

(China; Netherlands)

Yao Lan (2015). Chinese court accepts suit over stolen mummy. ECNS. 13 December.

सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Sculptures stolen from Jain temple in Sikar recovered, three thieves arrested

Ashok Shekhawat (2015). सीकर में जैन मंदिर से चोरी हुई मूर्तियां बरामद, तीन चोर भी गिरफ्तार. News 18. 13 December.

डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Parvati and Ganesh idol stolen from a temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). डहरे वाले मंदिर से पार्वती व गणेश की मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 12 December.

Antique racket behind vandalism?

(India)

Falguni Banerjee (2015). Antique racket behind vandalism?. The Times of India. 11 December.

Villagers reject mummy conditions

(China; Netherlands)

Xinhua (2015). Villagers reject mummy conditions. Shanghai Daily. 11 December.

Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested

(India)

IANS (2015). Mahavira idol theft: Prime suspect arrested. Two Circles. 10 December.

ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). ICE returns ancient dinosaur fossil, ancient cultural artifacts to China. ICE. 10 December.

ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China

(China; United States of America)

Lomi Kriel (2015). ICE agents to return 120-million-year-old micro-raptor to China. Houston Chronicle. 9 December.

Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Dutch collector puts conditions on stolen Buddha statue's return to China. ECNS. 8 December.

Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Apsara Acts on Koh Ker Logging. Khmer Times. 7 December.

Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Break-in at heritage temple: Maluti goddess loses gold eyeballs, jewellery. The Telegraph. 7 December.

Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Kapoor moves HC seeking to quash transfer of trial against him. Business Standard. 7 December.

Theft raises security concerns in temple village

(India)

TNN (2015). Theft raises security concerns in temple village. The Times of India. 7 December.

BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident

(India)

Express News Service (2015). BJP Demands CBI Probe Into Kapilash Idols Loot Incident. The New Indian Express. 7 December.

Cops find Jain idol in ditch

(India)

Shrikrishna Prasad (2015). Cops find Jain idol in ditch. The Telegraph. 6 December.

बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी

(India)

Stolen idol of Bhagvan Mahavir recovered from Jamui Village

Aajtak (2015). बिहारः भगवान महावीर की चोरी हुई 2600 साल पुरानी मूर्ति मिली और भी. Aajtak. 6 December.

Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Two-millennia-old stolen Mahavira idol recovered in Bihar. Business Standard. 6 December.

AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum

(India; United Kingdom)

Express News Service (2015). AP Vows to Bring Back Amaravati Artefacts from Brit Museum. The New Indian Express. 6 December.

Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol

(India)

TNN (2015). Jain Sangh plea for recovery of stolen idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders

(China)

Celine Ge (2015). China's ancient treasures under siege from army of tomb raiders. South China Morning Post. 4 December.

Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol

(India)

Bharat Yagnik (2015). Jains to meet on Sunday over stolen Lord Mahavir idol. The Times of India. 4 December.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters (2015). Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond. The Guardian. 3 December.

The Real-Life Indiana Jones

(United States of America; India)

FiveThirtyEight (2015). The Real-Life Indiana Jones. FiveThirtyEight. 2 December.

Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha. Business Standard. 2 December.

जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई

(India)

Watchmen were posted at Jain temple where four sculptures were stolen

Dainik Bhaskar (2015). जैन मंदिर में चौकीदार-होमगार्ड तैनात थे, पीछे से घुसे चोर, चार मूर्तियां चुराई. Dainik Bhaskar. 2 December.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft

(India)

Amarnath Tewary (2015). Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft. The Hindu. 2 December.

Cops draw blank in idol recovery

(India)

The Telegraph (2015). Cops draw blank in idol recovery. The Telegraph. 1 December.

Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2015). Thefts of precious idols on the rise in Bihar. Business Standard. 1 December.

Two held for stealing idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.

Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland

(Egypt; Switzerland)

Nina Awad (2015). Egypt attempts to bring back 8 smuggled artifacts from Switzerland. Step Feed. 30 November.

No clues in idol theft case

(India)

Farrukh Nadim (2015). No clues in idol theft case. The Times of India. 29 November.

अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी

(India)

Ashtdhatu Durga idol theft

Amar Ujala (2015). अष्टधातु की दुर्गा प्रतिमा चोरी. Amar Ujala. 29 November.

Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days

(India)

Speed News (2015). Double loss: two idols worth several crores stolen in two days. Catch News. 29 November.

Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Bihar Chief Minister Orders Probe Into Theft of 600 BC Idol. NDTV. 29 November.

Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Ashtadhatu idol worth several crores stolen in UP. Business Standard. 29 November.

Three fake Manansalas in one month—art forgers are getting bolder, more brazen

(Philippines)

Cathy Cañares-Yamsuan (2015). Three fake Manansalas in one month—art forgers are getting bolder, more brazen. Philippine Daily Inquirer. 29 November.

Uneasy the head that wears the crown

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Uneasy the head that wears the crown. The Hindu. 29 November.

Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bihar: 2,600-yr-old Mahavir idol stolen from Jamui temple. The Indian Express. 29 November.

Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested

(India)

Veerendra P.M. (2015). Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested. The Hindu. 28 November.

Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'

(Canada; India)

Douglas Quan (2015). Woman who found 900-year-old 'Parrot Lady' statue Canada presented to India still convinced it's just a 'nice knock-off'. National Post. 27 November.

Philippines launches search for Imelda Marcos's lost treasures

(Philippines)

Associated Press (2015). Philippines launches search for Imelda Marcos's lost treasures. The Guardian. 27 November.

Three antique stone idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Three antique stone idols stolen from temple. The Statesman. 27 November.

State museums still await CCTV cameras

(India)

TNN (2015). State museums still await CCTV cameras. The Times of India. 27 November.

China: Faking It

(China)

Al Jazeera (2015). China: Faking It. Al Jazeera. 26 November.

Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha

(India)

Odisha Sun Times Bureau (2015). Three 700 year old idols stolen from Chandrasekhar Temple in Kapilash, Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 26 November.

Cops release burglar's pics, suspect old convict

(India)

TNN (2015). Cops release burglar's pics, suspect old convict. The Times of India. 26 November.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times (2015). Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China. The Siberian Times. 25 November.

Poet Kuvempu's house burgled, Padma medals stolen

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Poet Kuvempu's house burgled, Padma medals stolen. The Times of India. 25 November.

Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling

(India)

Rohit Khanna (2015). Kolkata a hub of antique smuggling. The Times of India. 25 November.

Theft in temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Theft in temple. The Hindu. 24 November.

Kuvempu memorial ransacked

(India)

Padma Shri (2015). Kuvempu memorial ransacked. The Hindu. 24 November.

Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas

(Singapore; India)

Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamid (2015). Singapore, India sign strategic partnership to boost cooperation in key areas. Channel News Asia. 24 November.

India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation

(India)

BBC News (2015). India police sorry for detaining artist over cow installation. BBC News. 23 November.

Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2015). Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'. The Express Tribune. 23 November.

On the trail of Paynter's paintings; sold and regained

(Sri Lanka)

Namini Wijedasa (2015). On the trail of Paynter's paintings; sold and regained. The Sunday Times. 22 November.

Thieves return stolen idol

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Thieves return stolen idol. The Hindu. 22 November.

Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol theft: Police teams rushed to K'taka, Delhi. The Times of India. 21 November.

Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue

(China; Netherlands)

Francis Eduard Ang (2015). Yangchun Villagers Hire Lawyers to Sue Dutch Collector Over Stolen Mummified Buddha Statue. Yibada. 20 November.

Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held

(India)

TNN (2015). Idol smugglers' gang busted in Alwar, 10 held. The Times of India. 20 November.

Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh (2015). Museum reportedly paid $100K for idol. The Star Press. 19 November.

China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god

(China; Netherlands)

Huaxia (2015). China Exclusive: Fujian villagers sue after Dutch collector refuses to return stolen god. Xinhua. 18 November.

Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Field investigation complete on village's case to reclaim 1,000-year old statue. ECNS. 17 November.

नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी

(India)

Theft in the historic Narkanda Hatu temple

Kesari (2015). नारकंडा के ऐतिहासिक हाटू मंदिर में चोरी. Kesari. 17 November.

ICE HSI partners with Ball State University and the David Owsley Museum of Art to recover a hidden idol stolen from India

(India; United States of America)

ICE (2015). ICE HSI partners with Ball State University and the David Owsley Museum of Art to recover a hidden idol stolen from India. ICE. 17 November.

John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back

(United Kingdom; India)

Sonam Joshi (2015). John Oliver explains why India is unlikely to get the Koh-i-Noor diamond back. Mashable. 17 November.

AG failed to take action in Museum theft case

(Sri Lanka)

Siranjani Kumari (2015). AG failed to take action in Museum theft case. Daily News. 17 November.

Idol, gold chains stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Idol, gold chains stolen from temple. The Hindu. 16 November.

Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk

(China; Netherlands)

China Daily (2015). Fujian villagers turn to legal act to claim Buddha statue with a mummified monk. What's On Xiamen. 16 November.

500-year-old conch stolen

(Nepal)

The Kathmandu Post (2015). 500-year-old conch stolen. The Kathmandu Post. 15 November.

Uncontrollable art forgery plagues Indonesia's art scene

(Indonesia)

Novia D. Rulistia (2015). Uncontrollable art forgery plagues Indonesia's art scene. The Jakarta Post. 15 November.

'Register antiques with Museum Department'

(Malaysia)

Cindy Lai (2015). 'Register antiques with Museum Department'. The Borneo Post. 15 November.

18th century stolen idol recovered

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 18th century stolen idol recovered. The Statesman. 13 November.

Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2015). Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 13 November.

Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). Nepalese teen held for theft at Virbhadra's palace in Sarahan. Hindustan Times. 12 November.

32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell

(India)

Mumbai Mirror (2015). 32-year-old given 6 months' jail for stealing temple bell. Mumbai Mirror. 11 November.

Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered

(India)

The Tribune (2015). Artefacts stolen from CM's palace recovered. The Tribune. 11 November.

Kulen Mountain Security Beefs Up

(Cambodia)

Naomi-Collett Ritz (2015). Kulen Mountain Security Beefs Up. Khmer Times. 10 November.

Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen. The Hindu. 9 November.

Security tightened amid threat to temples

(Indonesia)

Slamet Susanto (2015). Security tightened amid threat to temples. The Jakarta Post. 9 November.

Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India

(India; Singapore)

B Sivakumar (2015). Singapore gallery returns 11th century statue to India. The Times of India. 8 November.

Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores

(India)

Picsture (2015). Idol Theft : Three more arrested in Bengaluru in connection with theft of 9 idols worth 77 crores. Picsture. 8 November.

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 (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. The Daily Mail. 7 November.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama (2015). MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government. Bernama. 6 November.

Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India

(Singapore; India)

The Straits Times (2015). Asian Civilisations Museum hands back sculpture identified as stolen to India. The Straits Times. 6 November.

Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand

(Egypt; Thailand)

Nevine El-Aref (2015). Smuggling bid foiled: 1124 Egyptian artefacts recovered before heading to Thailand. Ahram Online. 5 November.

Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Retired looters help police find stolen artifacts. Korea Herald. 5 November.

Looking to the Future Through the Traumas of the Past

(Cambodia)

Bansie Vasvani (2015). Looking to the Future Through the Traumas of the Past. Hyperallergic. 3 November.

Plunder, vandalism nearly empty Bohol burial site

(Philippines)

Leo Udtohan (2015). Plunder, vandalism nearly empty Bohol burial site. Inquirer. 1 November.

Gazette sites to save artefacts

(Malaysia)

C. Sathasivam Sitheravellu (2015). Gazette sites to save artefacts. New Straits Times. 31 October.

1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 1,000-year-old Idols Stolen From Kooghaiyur Village Temple. The New Indian Express. 31 October.

Cambodia returns sculptural fragment after 3-D scans show it fits Cleveland Museum of Art's Krishna (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). Cambodia returns sculptural fragment after 3-D scans show it fits Cleveland Museum of Art's Krishna (photos). Cleveland.com. 30 October.

3-D exhibit to bring Korean cultural properties from abroad

(South Korea)

So Jung Park (2015). 3-D exhibit to bring Korean cultural properties from abroad. Yonhap News Agency. 28 October.

Family Rift Clouds Death of Top South Korean Artist

(South Korea)

AFP (2015). Family Rift Clouds Death of Top South Korean Artist. Khmer Times. 28 October.

Walking an ethics tightrope: The business of collecting antiquities

(Singapore)

Ong Sor Fern (2015). Walking an ethics tightrope: The business of collecting antiquities. The Straits Times. 27 October.

Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments. The Hindu. 27 October.

Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship and Discrimination Over Bulk Order Refusal

(China)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Ai Weiwei Accuses Lego of Censorship and Discrimination Over Bulk Order Refusal. ArtNet News. 26 October.

SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). SIT formed to investigate theft at Virbhadra's ancestral palace. Hindustan Times. 26 October.

CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol

(India)

Ahmedabad Mirror (2015). CG Road jeweller stole 300-year-old silver idol. Ahmedabad Mirror. 26 October.

Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace

(India)

Hindustan Times (2015). Theft at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's ancestral palace. Hindustan Times. 25 October.

Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot

(India)

DHNS (2015). Sosale mutt seer among three held for theft of silver chariot. Deccan Herald. 25 October.

ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India

(India; Singapore)

Deepika Shetty (2015). ACM's return of 'stolen' statue raises questions about artefacts leaving India. The Straits Times. 22 October.

Artefacts returned by collector

(Cambodia; Sweden)

Vong Sokheng (2015). Artefacts returned by collector. The Phnom Penh Post. 21 October.

Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture

(Singapore; India)

Mayo Martin (2015). Asian Civilisations Museum to return controversial Indian bronze sculpture. Today. 19 October.

Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector

(Cambodia)

Neou Vannarin (2015). Two Ancient Artifacts To Be Returned by Norwegian Collector. Voice of America. 16 October.

Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Stolen Buddha still posing at National Gallery of Australia. The Australian. 16 October.

Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'

(China; Netherlands)

Wang Fan (2015). Return of mummified statue urged before 'birthday'. ECNS. 15 October.

Former Archaeological Survey director sentenced to jail for fraud

(India)

Bhartesh Singh Thakur (2015). Former Archaeological Survey director sentenced to jail for fraud. Hindustan Times. 15 October.

Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting

(China)

Ma Ruohan (2015). Ancient Watchtower on the Great Wall Harmed during Film Shooting. CRIEnglish. 14 October.

Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming

(United States of America; China)

ICE (2015). Colorado dinosaur fossil smuggler sentenced in Wyoming. ICE. 14 October.

Are you buying stolen art?

(India)

TNN (2015). Are you buying stolen art?. The Times of India. 13 October.

Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols

(India)

Nyoooz (2015). Thieves strike Jain temple, flee with four idols. Nyoooz. 11 October.

Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India

(India; Australia)

The Indian Express (2015). Australian art gallery to return 2000 year old Buddha idol to India. The Indian Express. 11 October.

He brings the gods back home to India

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2015). He brings the gods back home to India. Rediff News. 9 October.

Special force soon to secure 'cultural assets'

(India)

Akshaya Mukul (2015). Special force soon to secure 'cultural assets'. The Times of India. 9 October.

Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders

(China; Japan)

Mark O'Neill (2015). Amazing journey: how China hid palace artefacts from Japanese invaders. South China Morning Post. 9 October.

चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा

(India)

Jain temple raided by thieves again

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). चोरों का फिर जैन मंदिर पर धावा. Rajasthan Patrika. 8 October.

Protecting China's cultural heritage

(China)

Krista Lomu (2015). Protecting China's cultural heritage. GBTimes. 7 October.

Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted

(South Korea)

Youn-Ho Kim (2015). Four arrested after ancient burial sites found looted. Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 October.

Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November

(India)

Priyangi Agarwal (2015). Archaeologists to excavate Pachaumi village in November. The Times of India. 7 October.

Chandigarh Architect's Artefacts Fetch Millions Abroad

(India)

IANS (2015). Chandigarh Architect's Artefacts Fetch Millions Abroad. Deccan Herald. 6 October.

Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Kerala Forest Department Seizes Sandal Idols Worth Rs 1.5 Crore. The New Indian Express. 6 October.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India (2015). Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir. The Hindu. 6 October.

Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei

(China)

Carey Dunne (2015). Big Brother Is Bugging Ai Weiwei. Hyperallergic. 5 October.

Senior citizen lured with ancient coins, conned of 2 lakh

(India)

Nishikant Karlikar (2015). Senior citizen lured with ancient coins, conned of 2 lakh. The Times of India. 5 October.

Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign

(India)

Baishali Adak (2015). Art lovers to get a digital address under the Digital India campaign. India Today. 3 October.

3 tomb raiders die from lack of air while attempting to rob ancient grave in central China

(China)

Associated Press (2015). 3 tomb raiders die from lack of air while attempting to rob ancient grave in central China. Fox. 30 September.

Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple

(Malaysia)

The Borneo Post (2015). Deity's headgear stolen from Miao Li Temple. The Borneo Post. 29 September.

திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

Statue theft at temple near Thiruvannamalai

Tamil Murasu (2015). திருவண்ணாமலை அருகே கோயிலில் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு. Tamil Murasu. 29 September.

Cop dilemma over antique or fake

(India)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Cop dilemma over antique or fake. Bangalore Mirror. 29 September.

Vanishing artefacts: China's cultural treasures stolen or destroyed from lack of resources

(China)

Reuters (2015). Vanishing artefacts: China's cultural treasures stolen or destroyed from lack of resources. South China Morning Post. 28 September.

Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols

(India)

R. Rajaram (2015). Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols. The Hindu. 27 September.

Hanoians worry about more deadly collapses of colonial houses

(Vietnam)

Thanh Nien News (2015). Hanoians worry about more deadly collapses of colonial houses. Thanh Nien News. 25 September.

'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'

(India)

Ranjana Diggikar (2015). 'Beef up security at Daulatabad Fort'. The Times of India. 23 September.

Museum to return tainted art objects

(United States of America; India)

Natalie Trusso Cafarello (2015). Museum to return tainted art objects. The Toledo Blade. 23 September.

The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman

(France; Monaco; Singapore; Hong Kong)

Doreen Carvajal (2015). The Billionaire, the Picassos and a $30 Million Gift to Shame a Middleman. The New York Times. 23 September.

Germany returns Hindu statue to India

(India; Germany)

Dana Scherle (2015). Germany returns Hindu statue to India. DW. 23 September.

French collector returns gold artifacts to China

(China; France)

Xinhua (2015). French collector returns gold artifacts to China. Xinhua. 22 September.

Alarm prevents idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Alarm prevents idol theft. The Hindu. 22 September.

Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district

(India)

K. Umashankar (2015). Treasure hunters ravage temples in Chittoor district. The Hindu. 21 September.

Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure

(North Korea; Japan)

The Japan Times (2015). Arbitration claim over Korean pagoda ends in failure. The Japan Times. 20 September.

A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise

(Nepal; Tibet; China)

Lucian Harris (2015). A Market Transcendent: Demand for Himalayan Bronze Is on the Rise. Blouin ArtInfo. 20 September.

German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol

(India; Germany)

Sobhana K Nair (2015). German museum all set to return 9th century stolen Durga idol. Mumbai Mirror. 19 September.

राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी

(India)

Radha-Krishna temple statues stolen

Inextlive (2015). राधा-कृष्ण मंदिर से करोड़ों की मूर्तियां चोरी. Inextlive. 18 September.

4 theft cases reported in Capital

(Nepal)

The Himalayan Times (2015). 4 theft cases reported in Capital. The Himalayan Times. 16 September.

Temple antiques up for grabs

(India)

Manish Kumar (2015). Temple antiques up for grabs. Orissa Post. 16 September.

Smuggling India's Antiquities

(India)

Neeta Lal (2015). Smuggling India's Antiquities. The Diplomat. 16 September.

Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum

(China)

Want China Times (2015). Tradition of vandalizing China's treasures endures at Palace Museum. Want China Times. 15 September.

43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB

(India)

TNN (2015). 43 artefacts smuggled out of T in 2014: NCRB. The Times of India. 14 September.

Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Priest, Five Others Held for Idol Theft. The New Indian Express. 13 September.

'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2015). 'Documentation can combat illicit trafficking of cultural heritage'. Odisha Sun Times. 7 September.

Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam

(Canada; China)

Jennifer Saltman (2015). Richmond man pleads guilty to complex Chinese treasure 'gold' scam. The Province. 4 September.

Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Bail Plea of Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor rejected. The New Indian Express. 4 September.

Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security

(India)

B.K. Lakshmikantha (2015). Mysuru's Srikanteshwara Temple to get hi-tech security. The Times of India. 1 September.

Auction for bargain hunters! Bonhams puts 'cheaper' items under the hammer to attract new collectors

(China)

Lana Lam (2015). Auction for bargain hunters! Bonhams puts 'cheaper' items under the hammer to attract new collectors. South China Morning Post. 30 August.

The Bean and the Bubble

(China; United States of America)

The Economist (2015). The Bean and the Bubble. The Economist. 29 August.

Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Gang dupes promising to sell ancient coin with magical powers. Business Standard. 28 August.

Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). Gang of temple thieves held; booty worth Rs 56L recovered. Deccan Herald. 28 August.

5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft

(Cambodia)

Xinhua (2015). 5 Cambodians get 7 years in jail for antique theft. Khmer Times. 27 August.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

(India)

Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 August.

Painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake

(Taiwan)

AFP (2015). Painting damaged in Taiwan could be a fake. Sky News. 26 August.

After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case

(India)

TNN (2015). After film director, woman arrested in idol theft case. The Times of India. 26 August.

Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Woman Journo in Net for Idol Racket. The New Indian Express. 26 August.

Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million

(Taiwan)

Michael Segalov (2015). Taiwanese boy takes a tumble in museum and punches a hole in a painting worth $1.5 million. The Independent. 25 August.

105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas found. The Hindu. 24 August.

Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan

(Japan; Afghanistan)

Yomiuri Shimbun (2015). Heritage group plans to return cultural assets to Afghanistan. The Japan News. 23 August.

Security upgrade at Thakurbari

(India)

Saikat Ray (2015). Security upgrade at Thakurbari. The Times of India. 23 August.

Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area

(Japan)

Taro Mizoguchi (2015). Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area. The Asahi Shimbun. 23 August.

सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी

(India)

Four Ashta statues stolen from Sitaram temple

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). सीताराम जी के मंदिर से अष्ट धातू की चार मूर्ति चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 22 August.

A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja

(India)

R. Vimal Kumar (2015). A Jain family from Mysuru comes to a temple near Uthukuli to conduct puja. The Hindu. 20 August.

Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). Dancing Shiva may not be stolen, says National Gallery chairman. The Australian. 20 August.

National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks

(Australia; India)

Michaela Boland (2015). National Gallery of Australia finally mothballs Kapoor artworks. The Australian. 19 August.

Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed. Daijiworld. 18 August.

Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang

(India)

TNN (2015). Cop involved in idol theft also ran rice puller gang. The Times of India. 17 August.

DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Christian Post (2015). DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft. Pakistan Christian Post. 16 August.

To catch an idol thief

(India)

Amulya Gopalakrishnan (2015). To catch an idol thief. The Times of India. 16 August.

Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed

(India)

Silvester D'Souza (2015). Kundapur: Items worth Rs 70 lac stolen from temple, lack of security exposed. Daijiworld. 15 August.

Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Kapoor's Clues Help TN Cops Locate Antiques. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Idol smuggling: Woman journo turns approver. The Times of India. 15 August.

Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN

(Singapore; India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Singapore Museum Has Eight Idols Stolen From TN. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). 45,000 Temples Across TN Vulnerable to Theft. The New Indian Express. 15 August.

Filmmaker in idol theft net

(India)

G.C. Shekhar (2015). Filmmaker in idol theft net. The Telegraph. 14 August.

'Cloud Gate'-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art

(China; United States of America)

Felicia Sonmez (2015). 'Cloud Gate'-Gate: Artist Refutes Chicago Mayor over China Art. The Wall Street Journal. 14 August.

Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft

(Japan; South Korea)

AFP (2015). Monk jailed for Buddha statue theft. IOL. 13 August.

Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb

(India)

Ignatius Pereira (2015). Stolen panchaloha idol recovered from capital suburb. The Hindu. 13 August.

Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi

(India)

M.T. Shiva Kumar (2015). Eight 'stolen' ornaments found in hundi. The Hindu. 13 August.

South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2015). South Korean monk gets six years in prison for stealing Japanese religious items. The Japan Times. 13 August.

Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). Gang trying to sell 500-yr-old Quran busted in Karnataka. The Indian Express. 13 August.

Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling

(India)

A Selvaraj (2015). Veteran filmmaker held for idol smuggling. The Times of India. 13 August.

Accused in idol theft case held in capital city

(India)

Kaumudi Online (2015). Accused in idol theft case held in capital city. Kaumudi Online. 12 August.

Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft

(Cambodia)

May Titthara (2015). Suspects stick to stories in Oudong theft. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 August.

What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?

(China)

Helen Thompson (2015). What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?. Smithsonian. 11 August.

How a Chinese librarian made $6 million in forged art over two years

(China)

Robert Fulford (2015). How a Chinese librarian made $6 million in forged art over two years. National Post. 10 August.

From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back

(India)

The Indian Express (2015). From Nataraja to Yogini Vrishanana, 13 antiques India did bring back. The Indian Express. 10 August.

A step toward bringing Korean treasures home

(South Korea)

Kim Hyung-Eun (2015). A step toward bringing Korean treasures home. Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 August.

Racy temple dancers surrender

(Thailand)

Sunthon Pongpao (2015). Racy temple dancers surrender. Bangkok Post. 8 August.

Protecting The Past

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2015). Protecting The Past. The Nation. 8 August.

Ancient treasures in the backyard

(Cambodia)

Bennett Murray (2015). Ancient treasures in the backyard. The Phnom Penh Post. 8 August.

Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

(India)

Mid-day (2015). Man arrested with 2 'ashtadhatu' idols worth Rs 1.5 crore. Mid-day. 8 August.

Large number of artifacts smuggled to US, EU: Pervaiz

(Pakistan)

Inamullah Khattak (2015). Large number of artifacts smuggled to US, EU: Pervaiz. The Nation. 7 August.

Museum theft: More than meets the eye

(India)

The Shillong Times (2015). Museum theft: More than meets the eye. The Shillong Times. 6 August.

Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house

(China)

Naomi Ng (2015). Chinese police find stolen dinosaur skeleton and 213 fossilised eggs hidden in village house. South China Morning Post. 6 August.

Man Held for Multiple Theft

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Man Held for Multiple Theft. The New Indian Express. 5 August.

Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Temple pond emptied in bid to trace antique idol. The Hindu. 4 August.

Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal

(Nepal; India)

Bhanu P Lohumi (2015). Extradition hitch keeps Kullu temple theft accused in Nepal. The Tribune. 4 August.

8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). 8 theft cases of antiquities reported: Government. The Economic Times. 3 August.

India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks

(India)

Jason Burke (2015). India struggles to halt multimillion dollar trade in stolen artworks. The Guardian. 3 August.

Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple. The Hindu. 3 August.

China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger

(China)

Hou Qiang (2015). China Focus: Tomb raiders put Chinese history in grave danger. Xinhua. 2 August.

A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood

(Japan; United States of America)

Anthony M. Amore (2015). A most brilliant art world con: A near-perfect scheme, barely unraveled, straight from Hollywood. Salon. 2 August.

Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse

(India)

See And Say (2015). Theft in Shri Tirumala Laxmi Venkatraman Temple Vandse. See And Say. 2 August.

Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh

(India)

TNN (2015). Thieves strike Vijayapura temple, make away with jewellery worth 12.7lakh. The Times of India. 31 July.

India demands return of objects stolen from its temples

(India)

AMA (2015). India demands return of objects stolen from its temples. AMA. 30 July.

Statues built on ancient bricks

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2015). Statues built on ancient bricks. The Phnom Penh Post. 30 July.

Theft in Lingala temple

(India)

Sakshi Post (2015). Theft in Lingala temple. Sakshi Post. 27 July.

Committee constituted for framing security policy of museums

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Committee constituted for framing security policy of museums. Business Standard. 27 July.

Thieves strike at three places, including temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves strike at three places, including temple. The Hindu. 26 July.

Honour etched in stone

(India)

Prakesh Bhandari (2015). Honour etched in stone. The Statesman. 26 July.

Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh

(India)

Niti Central (2015). Idol stolen from Jain temple in Madhya Pradesh. Niti Central. 26 July.

Ancient coins missing from Lucknow museum

(India)

The Asian Age (2015). Ancient coins missing from Lucknow museum. The Asian Age. 26 July.

500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered

(India)

TNN (2015). 500-yr-old idols stolen from Jain temple in Kanker, 4 recovered. The Times of India. 25 July.

Key witness' age spurs cops to speed up 1994 Tataguni case

(India)

Kushala S (2015). Key witness' age spurs cops to speed up 1994 Tataguni case. Bangalore Mirror. 24 July.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri (2015). The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting. Hindustan Times. 24 July.

Protecting the ruins

(Nepal)

Sarthak Mani (2015). Protecting the ruins. Nepali Times. 24 July.

How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India

(India)

The New York Times (2015). How to Smuggle a Saint Out of India. The New York Times. 23 July.

The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation

(India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). The Ultimate Temple Raider?: Inside an Antiquities-Smuggling Operation. The New York Times. 23 July.

Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recovers statues worth Rs 5 cr in UP. Press Trust of India. 23 July.

Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury

(France; China)

Sébastien Blanc (2015). Return of Chinese Antiquities Sparks Collectors' Fury. Khmer Times. 23 July.

Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms

(China)

Niu Honglin (2015). Curator Theft Raises Museum Alarms. CRIEnglish. 23 July.

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

(China)

Nicola Davison (2015). Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself. The Telegraph. 21 July.

Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself

(China)

Associated Press (2015). Man admits swapping classic Chinese artworks for fakes he painted himself. The Guardian. 21 July.

Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project

(Bhutan)

Heather Wardle (2015). Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art "caretaking" project. Lion's Roar. 21 July.

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

(South Korea)

So Jung Park (2015). Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.. The Korea Observer. 21 July.

Kinky Dolls Stolen from Japanese Sex Museum

(Japan)

Eric Stimson (2015). Kinky Dolls Stolen from Japanese Sex Museum. Anime News Network. 19 July.

వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ

(India)

Theft in Venkateshwara Swamy Temple

Namasthe Telangaana (2015). వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఆలయంలో చోరీ. Namasthe Telangaana. 18 July.

भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा

(India)

Mahamaya temple theft

Naidunia (2015). भदौरा के महामाया मंदिर में चोरों का धावा. Naidunia. 18 July.

Polonnaruwa museum is exposed to theft due to malfunction of main door

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2015). Polonnaruwa museum is exposed to theft due to malfunction of main door. Hiru News. 17 July.

प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी

(India)

Ancient Jain temple donation box, parasol theft

Naidunia (2015). प्राचीन जैन मंदिर से दानपेटी व छत्र चोरी. Naidunia. 17 July.

Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts

(South Korea)

The Korea Herald (2015). Stolen statue returned: Government must actively seek return of looted artifacts. Korea Herald. 17 July.

'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'

(Nepal)

Himalayan News Service (2015). 'Criminology tools can curb illicit trade in artefacts'. The Himalayan Times. 16 July.

S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan

(South Korea; Japan)

Akihiko Kaise (2015). S. Korea to return stolen Buddha statue to Japan. The Asahi Shimbun. 15 July.

Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking

(India)

Nithin Sridhar (2015). Full Interview with Dr. Donna Yates about art trafficking. NewsGram. 14 July.

Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Ancient Idol of Lord Nataraja Stolen From Temple in Tamil Nadu. NDTV. 14 July.

Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates

(India)

Nithin Sridhar (2015). Sacred Indian art is seen more as "Art" than as "Sacred" in the art market: Dr. Donna Yates. NewsGram. 14 July.

Is BSU museum piece stolen art?

(United States of America; India)

Seth Slabaugh (2015). Is BSU museum piece stolen art?. The Star Press. 14 July.

Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi

(India; Germany)

Mail Today (2015). Germany to gift stolen durga idol back to PM Modi. India Today. 14 July.

Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Two stolen Panchaloha idols worth Rs 1 cr found. Business Standard. 13 July.

मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार

(India)

Gong stolen from temple, suspect arrested

Navbharat Times (2015). मंदिर से चुराया घंटा, आरोपी गिरफ्तार. Navbharat Times. 13 July.

Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia

(Thailand; Cambodia)

Prangthong Jitcharoenkul (2015). Thailand returns 16 smuggled artefacts to Cambodia. Bangkok Post. 12 July.

Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand

(Cambodia; Thailand)

Chea Vannak (2015). Cambodia Creates 'Border Pass' for Workers in Thailand. Khmer Times. 12 July.

Entire SPECIES Found Piled In Shipping Crate

(Philippines)

Ameena Schelling (2015). Entire SPECIES Found Piled In Shipping Crate. The Dodo. 11 July.

I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal

(India)

Anurag Bende (2015). I followed my heart. We may be poor, but we are not criminal. Pune Mirror. 11 July.

Charges laid over art theft

(Taiwan)

Chen Wen-chan (2015). Charges laid over art theft. Taipei Times. 10 July.

Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues

(Australia; India)

Kristian Silva (2015). Queensland Art Gallery probes past of Hindu statues. Brisbane Times. 10 July.

Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Mandai Ganpati temple gold haul: Suspect nabbed while unscrewing tap from court in Shivajinagar. The Indian Express. 10 July.

4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized

(India)

Express News Service (2015). 4-member Gang Held, Gold Seized. The New Indian Express. 10 July.

Father turns in son for Pune temple theft

(India)

Chaitraly Deshmukh (2015). Father turns in son for Pune temple theft. Mid-day. 9 July.

Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Pune: Gold ornaments worth 50 lakh stolen from Mandai Ganesh temple. The Indian Express. 9 July.

Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple

(India)

FPJ Bureau (2015). Thieves take away antiquated idol from Dhar Rd Jain temple. The Free Press Journal. 9 July.

Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum

(India; United States of America)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Help to bring home likely stolen statue from US museum. The Times of India. 8 July.

Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere (2015). Direct CCTV darshan to prevent theft in temples. Bangalore Mirror. 7 July.

Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online

(India; Sri Lanka)

Bangalore Mirror (2015). Father-son caught red-handed trying to sell several ivory artifacts online. Chetan R. 7 July.

Swiss art dealer seeks to have assets unfrozen

(Singapore)

Selina Lum (2015). Swiss art dealer seeks to have assets unfrozen. The Straits Times. 7 July.

France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China

(France; China)

Henry Samuel (2015). France discreetly returns looted gold antiquities to China. The Telegraph. 6 July.

Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities

(Australia; India)

Gina Fairley (2015). Hindu cleric targets QAGOMA for return of Indian antiquities. Visual Arts Hub. 6 July.

தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது

(India)

Two, including a student, arrested for stealing a statue in a temple near Devakottai

Maalaimalar (2015). தேவகோட்டை அருகே கோவிலில் சிலை திருடிய மாணவர் உள்பட 2 பேர் கைது. Maalaimalar. 6 July.

Precious artefacts get damaged, others face risk of theft during shifting

(Pakistan)

Peerzada Salman (2015). Precious artefacts get damaged, others face risk of theft during shifting. Dawn. 5 July.

Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled

(India)

TNN (2015). Robbery attempt at Jain temple foiled. The Times of India. 5 July.

जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी

(India)

Jain temple invaded by thieves, age-old statues stolen

Rajasthan Patrika (2015). जैन मंदिर पर चोरों का धावा, वर्षों पुरानी प्रतिमाएं चोरी. Rajasthan Patrika. 3 July.

Gov't Restrictions Block Ways for Chinese Relics to Return Home

(China)

CRIEnglish (2015). Gov't Restrictions Block Ways for Chinese Relics to Return Home. CRIEnglish. 3 July.

Pongpat gets 2 more years

(Thailand)

Bangkok Post (2015). Pongpat gets 2 more years. Bangkok Post. 1 July.

ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India

(United States of America; India)

ICE (2015). ICE HSI partners with major art collector to recover stolen idol from India. ICE. 1 July.

मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी

(India)

Four silver umbrella temple theft

Patrika (2015). मंदिर का ताला तोड़कर चार चांदी के छत्र चोरी. Patrika. 1 July.

Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts

(China)

Ellis Liang (2015). Chinese man fights for return of 100 million yuan in seized antiques, ancient artefacts. South China Morning Post. 1 July.

Windows to the past

(India)

Rishabh Shroff (2015). Windows to the past. The Indian Express. 30 June.

शिव मंदिर मे चोरी

(India)

Theft at Shiva Temple

Amar Ujala (2015). शिव मंदिर मे चोरी. Amar Ujala. 29 June.

மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு

(India)

120-year-old idol stolen

Vijayalashmi (2015). மதுரை கோயிலில் 120 வருட பழமையான நடராஜர்- சிவகாமியம்மன் ஐம்பொன் சிலைகள் திருட்டு. One India. 29 June.

Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared

(China)

AFP (2015). Almost a third of China's Great Wall has disappeared. The Guardian. 29 June.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back

(India)

R Prince Jebakumar (2015). Tiruvannamalai Temple Gets Centuries-old Panchaloha Idols Back. The Indian Express. 27 June.

Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Udupi: Thieves break into Barkur temple, caught on CCTV cameras. Daijiworld. 26 June.

Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple. The Hindu. 25 June.

Gods safe as govt ups security at temples

(India)

Niranjan Kaggere (2015). Gods safe as govt ups security at temples. Bangalore Mirror. 24 June.

117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found

(India)

Vimal Bhatia (2015). 117-kg silver items, cash stolen from Ramdeora Temple found. The Times of India. 24 June.

मंदिर में चोरी के 50 दिन बाद चोरों को हुआ पश्चाताप! लोग रह गए हैरान

(India)

Items stolen from temple recovered after 50 days. People were left shocked.

ETV Rajasthan (2015). मंदिर में चोरी के 50 दिन बाद चोरों को हुआ पश्चाताप! लोग रह गए हैरान. News 18. 24 June.

'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US

(Thailand; United States of America)

Todd Ruiz (2015). 'Bumfights' fugitive wanted for baby body parts theft resurfaces in US. CocoBKK. 24 June.

Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba

(India)

Faiz Rahman Siddiqui (2015). Three 'astdhatu' idols stolen from the 1,200-year-old temple in Kanpur's Mahoba. The Times of India. 23 June.

Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas

(India)

Odisha Sun Times (2015). Chhatisa Nijog alleges theft of daru pieces; demands action on Daitas. Odisha Sun Times. 22 June.

Committee to dig into allegations of fraud at Archaeology Dept

(Sri Lanka)

Rishan Hannan (2015). Committee to dig into allegations of fraud at Archaeology Dept. News First. 21 June.

The Chinese Want Their Art Back

(China)

Karl E. Meyer (2015). The Chinese Want Their Art Back. The New York Times. 20 June.

Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities

(Australia; India; Nepal)

Michaela Boland (2015). Queensland Art Gallery may have to return stolen antiquities. The Australian. 19 June.

Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol thieves are adopting innovative ways: Philip. India Today. 18 June.

Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Silver valuables stolen from Uppinangady temple found beneath channel. Daijiworld. 17 June.

Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Stolen 'ashtadhatu' idols of Mahavira recovered in Bihar. Z News. 17 June.

A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala

(Sri Lanka)

Hiru News (2015). A trident and gold stolen from 5 devalaya's in a temple in Dehiwala. Hiru News. 14 June.

Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum

(India; Singapore)

Press Trust of India (2015). Archaeological Survey of India discovers smuggled Indian antiques in Singapore museum. The Indian Express. 14 June.

Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display

(India; Australia)

Michaela Boland (2015). Illegal antiquities trade grows as NGA door guardians remain on display. The Australian. 13 June.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.

Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world

(India)

Gayatri Jayaraman (2015). Idol Pursuit: Intrepid bloggers try to retrieve stolen sacred art from around the world. India Today. 12 June.

Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Antiquities: An Open Market Won't Stop Smuggling. Swarajya. 11 June.

Conmen scam HK art collector out of 1 mil euros

(Hong Kong)

Ejinsight (2015). Conmen scam HK art collector out of 1 mil euros. Ejinsight. 10 June.

Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Vijayawada Police Nab Notorious Temple Burglar. The Indian Express. 8 June.

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 (2015). Ecuador analiza convenio de cooperación con Reino de Camboya para protección de patrimonio cultural y natural. Ecuador Inmediato. 4 June.

Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts

(India)

Dipender Manta (2015). Kullu temples remain vulnerable to thefts. Hindustan Times. 4 June.

For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha

(Japan)

Simon (2015). For preventing theft Japan temple worships 3D printed Buddha. EDers. 4 June.

Indo-Scythian era: Silver rush eats away at 2,000-year-old city

(Pakistan)

Muhammad Sadaqat (2015). Indo-Scythian era: Silver rush eats away at 2,000-year-old city. The Express Tribune. 2 June.

Hunt on for missing national treasure

(North Korea)

Kang Mi Jin (2015). Hunt on for missing national treasure. Daily NK. 1 June.

Idol thieves held from Varanasi

(India)

Sandhya Nair (2015). Idol thieves held from Varanasi. The Times of India. 1 June.

Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft

(India)

Steephan Kayyar (2015). Kasargod: Police arrest two persons for precious idol theft. Daijiworld. 1 June.

Raiding the tomb raiders

(China)

Global Times (2015). Raiding the tomb raiders. Global Times. 31 May.

Interpol on cops' radar to find idols

(India)

Bibhuti Barik (2015). Interpol on cops' radar to find idols. The Telegraph. 30 May.

Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum

(Vietnam)

Thanh Nien News (2015). Former journalist faces charges for stealing famous artwork from Hue museum. Thanh Nien News. 30 May.

Police recover 300 years old idol

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Police recover 300 years old idol. Business Standard. 29 May.

Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal

(India)

Daijiworld Media Network (2015). Kasargod: Two idols worth several lacs stolen in Chittarikal. Daijiworld. 28 May.

China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts

(China)

BBC News (2015). China makes mass arrests over stolen artefacts. BBC News. 27 May.

175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid

(China)

CCTV (2015). 175 grave robbers arrested in biggest-ever tomb raid. CCTV. 27 May.

Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod

(India)

Manorama (2015). Millennium-old temple idol stolen in Kasaragod. Manorama. 27 May.

India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting

(India)

Kathleen Caulderwood (2015). India Looks To Create 'Open Market' For Antiquities; Critics Say It Will Encourage Looting. International Business Times. 26 May.

German Art Dealer Accused of Fraud in €55 Million China Academy of Art Design Deal

(China; Germany)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). German Art Dealer Accused of Fraud in €55 Million China Academy of Art Design Deal. ArtNet News. 26 May.

Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Centre plans to legalise antiquities trade to stop smuggling. Deccan Herald. 25 May.

Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Kapoor again: How an idol hunt was crowd-sourced. The Times of India. 25 May.

Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations

(Cambodia)

Bennett Murray (2015). Experts disagree over antiquity repatriations. The Phnom Penh Post. 23 May.

Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2015). Statues discovered in Kampong Thom forest. The Phnom Penh Post. 22 May.

Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Six antique idols stolen from Barahanath temple in Odisha. The Indian Express. 21 May.

Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen

(India)

Bibhuti Barik (2015). Jajpur's rare 13th century statue stolen. The Telegraph. 21 May.

Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China

(China; Netherlands)

Shanghaiist (2015). Dutch owner vows to send 'living Buddha' statue back to China. Shanghaiist. 20 May.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

(Pakistan)

Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.

Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes

(Nepal)

Alexandre Capron, Joy Lynn Davis (2015). Nepalese call for return of stolen statues after quakes. France 24. 19 May.

Cops get a tip-off on artefact smuggling from Iraq cities under IS siege

(India; Iraq)

Rashmi Rajput (2015). Cops get a tip-off on artefact smuggling from Iraq cities under IS siege. The Indian Express. 19 May.

Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves break antique idols hoping to find gold inside. The Hindu. 19 May.

700-yr-old idol recovered

(India)

Deccan Herald (2015). 700-yr-old idol recovered. Deccan Herald. 18 May.

Jewels stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Jewels stolen from temple. The Hindu. 17 May.

Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple

(India)

TNN (2015). Gold, silver ornaments stolen from Gondal temple. The Times of India. 17 May.

Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple

(Malaysia)

Loshana K. Shagar, R. Aravinthan (2015). Statues worth RM50,000 stolen from temple. The Star. 16 May.

Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace

(China)

Xie Cheng (2015). Tourists Severely Vandalize Ancient Paintings at Summer Palace. CRIEnglish. 15 May.

Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). Returning Hanuman sculpture to Cambodia a nimble, savvy play by Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland.com. 15 May.

Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai

(India)

TNN (2015). Ancient idols worth Rs 77cr being smuggled out seized in Chennai. The Times of India. 15 May.

महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार

(India)

Maheshwar Jain temple theft: four arrested, two absconded

Naidunia (2015). महेश्वर जैन मंदिर में चोरी के चार आरोपी धराए, दो फरार. Naidunia. 14 May.

Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Four panchaloha idols stolen from temple. Business Standard. 14 May.

Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court

(United States of America; India)

Adam Klasfeld (2015). Fight Over Hindu God Statue Hits Fed Court. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced

(United States of America; China)

Courthouse News Service (2015). Texas Rhino-Horn Smuggler Sentenced. Courthouse News Service. 14 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

Precious idols stolen from Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Precious idols stolen from Jain temple. Business Standard. 13 May.

French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet

(France; China)

Vincent Noce (2015). French collectors hand back gold to China they had given to Musée Guimet. The Art Newspaper. 12 May.

It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos)

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2015). It's official: Cleveland Museum of Art returns Hanuman statue to Cambodia (photos). Cleveland.com. 12 May.

US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Mech Dara (2015). US Museum Returns Hanuman Statue to Cambodia. The Cambodia Daily. 11 May.

Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation

(China)

Duncan Hewitt (2015). Beijing's Old Summer Palace Replica Controversially Built As History Lesson For Young Generation. International Business Times. 11 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. The New Indian Express. 9 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake

(Nepal)

IANS (2015). Ancient jewel-studded vest missing after Nepal quake. One India. 9 May.

Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols

(India)

Express News Service (2015). Two B'luru Men Among 4 Caught with 2 Idols. New Indian Express. 9 May.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). 'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'. The Times of India. 8 May.

Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake

(Nepal)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Nepal's Only National Art Collection in Peril After Earthquake. Hyperallergic. 8 May.

'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). 'Let's not be lulled by idol diplomacy'. The Times of India. 8 May.

Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha

(China; Netherlands)

Ma (2015). Dutch Collector Agrees to Return Mummified Buddha. CRIEnglish. 8 May.

Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin

(China)

CNTV (2015). Master Xingyun of Taiwan donates relics to place of origin. CNTV. 7 May.

Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW

(Nepal)

Deutsche Presse Agentur (2015). Looters prowl as Nepal's treasures SPILL INTO VIEW. The Nation. 7 May.

Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition

(China)

Xinhua (2015). Stolen Buddha sculpture head to unite with the body at Taiwan exhibition. Xinhua. 5 May.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP (2015). A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting. Deccan Chronicle. 4 May.

A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting

(Nepal)

AFP (2015). A Nepal temple will receive devotees today amid fears of looting. Deccan Chronicle. 4 May.

Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities

(India)

S. Vijay Kumar (2015). Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities. Swarajya. 4 May.

Balochistan's assets: Govt disinterest keeps smuggled relics in Europe

(Pakistan)

Mohammad Zafar (2015). Balochistan's assets: Govt disinterest keeps smuggled relics in Europe. The Express Tribune. 4 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary)

Amy Quin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon

(China; Hungary; Netherlands)

Amy Qin (2015). Mummy Displayed in Hungary Sets Chinese Villagers in Pursuit of Lost Icon. The New York Times. 3 May.

Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore

(India)

Deccan Chronicle (2015). Centuries old Panchaloha idol stolen from ancient temple in Nellore. Deccan Chronicle. 11 April.

India's deafening silence on stolen art

(India)

Vishakha N. Desai (2015). India's deafening silence on stolen art. The Hindu. 10 April.

Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on

(United States of America; India)

Jessica Gelt (2015). Museums turn over ancient art as smuggling investigation presses on. Los Angeles Times. 9 April.

Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites

(Japan)

Japan Times (2015). Spate of vandalization hits Kyoto, Nara World Heritage sites. The Japan Times. 9 April.

Empty temples, stolen gods

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2015). Empty temples, stolen gods. eKantipur. 8 April.

Hue bringing home royal rickshaw from France, hopes to retrieve plundered relics

(Vietnam)

Bui Ngoc Long (2015). Hue bringing home royal rickshaw from France, hopes to retrieve plundered relics. Thanh Nien News. 8 April.

Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation

(United States of America; India)

Tom Mashberg (2015). Museums Begin Returning Artifacts to India in Response to Investigation. The New York Times. 7 April.

One held for Bangalore temple theft

(India)

TNN (2015). One held for Bangalore temple theft. The Times of India. 7 April.

Lost Yi Sun-shin book found in museum

(South Korea)

Mee-yoo Kwan (2015). Lost Yi Sun-shin book found in museum. Korea Times. 6 April.

Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder

(China)

The Economist (2015). Stolen artefacts: Relics of plunder. The Economist. 4 April.

Peabody Essex Museum hands over Indian artwork involved in trafficking investigation

(United States of America; India)

Malcolm Gay (2015). Peabody Essex Museum hands over Indian artwork involved in trafficking investigation. The Boston Globe. 3 April.

Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

Graham Bowley (2015). Manhattan Prosecutors Say New York Art Dealer Played Role in Sale of Stolen Artifacts. The New York Times. 2 April.

Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K

(United States of America; India; Nepal)

James Fanelli (2015). Brooklyn Art Dealer Accused of Selling Stolen Ancient Artifacts for $500K. DNA Info. 2 April.

Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum

(United States of America; India)

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher (2015). Antiquities Looted From India End up at Honolulu Museum. ABC United States. 1 April.

In an antique trade

(India)

Business Standard (2015). In an antique trade. Business Standard. 30 March.

Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols. The Hindu. 30 March.

Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha

(China)

Shanghai Daily (2015). Chinese villagers write to Dutch PM for return of mummified buddha. Shanghai Daily. 29 March.

Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities

(Cambodia)

Xuequean Mu (2015). Interview: Cambodia shares successful story on repatriation of stolen antiquities. Xinhua. 28 March.

Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities

(China)

Richelle Simon (2015). Chinese police arrest feng shui master and 174 others for looting antiquities. The Art Newspaper. 27 March.

China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another

(China)

Oliver Geng (2015). China's Stolen Monk Mummy Controversy Spurs Claims of Another. The Wall Street Journal. 27 March.

Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha"

(China; Netherlands)

Wei Wang (2015). Dutch Collector Willing to Return "Mummy Buddha". CRIEnglish. 27 March.

Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'

(China)

Jane Perlez (2015). Q. and A.: Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac on 'The China Collectors'. Sinosphere. 26 March.

आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी

(India)

Ancient Temple Sculpture Stolen

Damon Arwa (2015). आमेर के प्राचीन मंदिर से बारह रुद्राक्ष शिव मूर्तियां हुईं चोरी. News 18. 26 March.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.

ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada

(India; Canada)

Press Trust of India (2015). ASI experts to inspect sandstone sculpture seized in Canada. Business Standard. 24 March.

Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha

(China)

Huan Si (2015). Authority launches campaign to retrieve lost Buddha. Ecns. 24 March.

Mongkut, reinterpreted

(Thailand; France)

Kong Rithdee (2015). Mongkut, reinterpreted. Bangkok Post. 18 March.

Paris show features stolen crown

(France; Thailand)

Kong Rithdee (2015). Paris show features stolen crown. Bangkok Post. 17 March.

Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China

(Australia; China)

Amanda Wu (2015). Australia Returns Precious Qing Dynasty Statue to China. Women of China. 6 March.

Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist

(France; China)

Margaux Schreurs (2015). Artworks Looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace Stolen in French Art Heist. The Beijinger. 3 March.

Committee set up to review security in museums: Minister

(India)

Web India 123 (2015). Committee set up to review security in museums: Minister. Web India 123. 2 March.

Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha

(India)

Ranjan Rath (2015). Two more held for stealing idols in Odisha. Odisha Sun Times. 6 February.

7 held with ancient Buddha statue

(Nepal)

Rajendra Nath (2015). 7 held with ancient Buddha statue. eKantipur. 6 February.

4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless

(India)

Keshav Naik (2015). 4 temple thefts in 2 months see locals angry, cops helpless. The Times of India. 5 February.

मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी

(India)

Theft of millions from Vaishno Devi Temple

Swapnil (2015). मां वैष्णो देवी मंदिर में लाखों की चोरी. News 18. 4 February.

Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC

(India)

Press Trust of India (2015). Govt will ensure protection of artefacts in museums: SC. Z News. 3 February.

The palace of shame that makes China angry

(China; United Kingdom)

Chris Bowlby (2015). The palace of shame that makes China angry. BBC News. 2 February.

Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert

(Mongolia)

Kate Baklitskaya (2015). Mummified monk is 'not dead' and in rare meditative state, says expert. The Siberian Times. 2 February.

గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ

(India)

Goddess' crown stolen at Gajjela Papamma Temple

Sakshi (2015). గజ్జెల పాపమ్మ గుడిలో అమ్మవారి కిరీటం చోరీ. Sakshi. 2 February.

Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2015). Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history. Dawn. 21 January.

Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols

(India)

TNN (2015). Three held with stolen ashtadhatu idols. The Times of India. 7 January.

Indian gold rush extends

(India)

Paul Ploumis (2014). Indian gold rush extends. Hard Assets. 4 December.

Toilet-pit digging leads to gold-rush

(India)

Sridhar Vivan (2014). Toilet-pit digging leads to gold-rush. Bangalore Mirror. 2 December.

Stolen dinosaur skull can be returned to Mongolia: U.S. court

(Mongolia; United States of America)

Laila Kearney (2014). Stolen dinosaur skull can be returned to Mongolia: U.S. court. Reuters. 2 December.

Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name

(Thailand)

Thomas Fuller (2014). Family of Thai Princess Is Stripped of Royal Name. The New York Times. 30 November.

Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple

(India)

Press Trust of India (2014). Burglars decamp with lakhs worth of loot at Jain temple. Business Standard. 29 November.

Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Trove of ancient artefacts may include rare imports. Bangkok Post. 29 November.

Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue

(Japan; South Korea)

The Japan Times (2014). Four South Koreans held over theft of Tsushima Buddhist statue. The Japan Times. 25 November.

Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years

(India; United States of America)

Raju Gusain (2014). Stolen Almora idol back home after 50 years. India Today. 12 October.

ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum

(India)

Vineet Upadhyay (2014). ASI to keep rare, recovered Shiva idol in museum. The Times of India. 9 October.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district

(India)

M. Srinivas (2014). Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district. The Hindu. 8 October.

Philippines hunts for Marcos' plundered art

(Philippines)

Jason Gutierrez (2014). Philippines hunts for Marcos' plundered art. Al Jazeera. 6 October.

22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009

(India)

Pratul Sharma (2014). 22 Rare Artefacts Stolen Since 2009. The New Indian Express. 7 September.

ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof

(India)

Express News Service (2014). ASI Protection Not Theft-Proof. The Sunday Standard. 7 September.

The man who stole India's past

(India)

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel (2014). The man who stole India's past. Rediff News. 7 September.

Owner didn't deposit all antiques found in Bathinda with govt

(India)

Vishav Bharti (2014). Owner didn't deposit all antiques found in Bathinda with govt. Hindustan Times. 3 September.

A brittle plan to protect broken idols?

(India)

B. Sivakumar (2014). A brittle plan to protect broken idols?. The Times of India. 3 September.

Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests

(Sri Lanka)

The Sunday Times (2014). Magistrate's court wants report on archaeology site following arrests. The Sunday Times. 10 August.

UP's swadeshi Taliban target Victoria statues

(India)

Ishita Mishra (2014). UP's swadeshi Taliban target Victoria statues. The Times of India. 9 August.

102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House

(India)

TNN (2014). 102 cases of temple thefts registered in 18 months, Himachal Pradesh govt informs House. The Times of India. 9 August.

Tomb of Han Dynasty king filled with cultural relics, treasures rediscovered in China

(China)

Summit Passary (2014). Tomb of Han Dynasty king filled with cultural relics, treasures rediscovered in China. Tech Times. 6 August.

Priceless gem recovered

(Sri Lanka)

Percey Kuruneru (2014). Priceless gem recovered. The Island. 3 August.

Shadow over authenticity of Tagore painting reaches PMO

(India)

Sudha Pillai, Jayanthi Madhukar (2014). Shadow over authenticity of Tagore painting reaches PMO. Bangalore Mirror. 27 July.

Antique church icons dumped at roadside

(Philippines)

The Bohol Standard (2014). Antique church icons dumped at roadside. The Bohol Standard. 13 July.

Dinosaur skeletons, egg returned to Mongolia

(United States of America; Mongolia)

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2014). Dinosaur skeletons, egg returned to Mongolia. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 10 July.

In search of the lost antiquities

(Pakistan; Sri Lanka)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2014). In search of the lost antiquities. Dawn. 8 July.

Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

(China)

Laura Zhou (2014). Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb. South China Morning Post. 8 July.

As fakes unnerve India's art market, the trade is pushing for an antiquated solution

(India)

Girish Shahane (2014). As fakes unnerve India's art market, the trade is pushing for an antiquated solution. Quartz. 6 July.

'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker

(Cambodia)

Luke Hunt (2014). 'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker. The Diplomat. 6 June.

Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation

(Mongolia)

D. Sergelen (2014). Theft of historical and cultural heritages under investigation. UB Post. 5 June.

Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US

(Cambodia; United States of America)

AFP (2014). Looted ancient statues returned to Cambodia from US. ABC Australia. 4 June.

India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon

(Australia; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). India expects Australia to return ancient statues soon. The Hindu. 4 June.

Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery

(Singapore; India)

Huang Lijie (2014). Museum reveals list of 30 items from disgraced New York gallery. The Straits Times. 3 June.

Arts official urges villagers to sell the ancient treasure they found

(Thailand)

The Nation (2014). Arts official urges villagers to sell the ancient treasure they found. The Nation. 3 June.

Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony

(Cambodia)

Khoun Theara (2014). Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony. Voice of America. 3 June.

China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid (2014). China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins. Dawn. 2 June.

Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia

(Cambodia)

David Ng (2014). Norton Simon Museum to return contested ancient statue to Cambodia. Los Angeles Times. 7 May.

Destruction of archaeological sites in Sri Lanka

(Sri Lanka)

D. Chandraratna (2014). Destruction of archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. Lankaweb. 5 May.

Salvage company denies planting ancient coins at treasure site

(Malaysia)

The Sun Daily (2014). Salvage company denies planting ancient coins at treasure site. The Sun Daily. 5 May.

28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China

(China; Japan)

CCTV (2014). 28,000 Ancient Books Returned to China. CCTV. 5 May.

Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku

(Australia; India)

DNA (2014). Australia must return stolen Shiva statue to India: former diplomat from Natasha Chaku. DNA. 11 April.

State-level idol records bureau mooted

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). State-level idol records bureau mooted. The Hindu. 10 April.

Villagers questioned about stolen idol

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Villagers questioned about stolen idol. The Times of India. 10 April.

'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized

(India)

The Hindu (2014). 'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized. The Hindu. 8 April.

National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford reluctant to admit Dancing Shiva is stolen. The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 April.

Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State

(India)

Express News Service (2014). Profiling of Idols to Ward Off Smuggling Yet to Begin in State. The New Indian Express. 7 April.

Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art

(Nepal)

eKantipur (2014). Stolen idols: Preservation and cataloguing must complement repatriation of stolen Nepali art. eKantipur. 4 April.

FIR in idol theft case mandatory

(India)

A Sirvathsan (2014). FIR in idol theft case mandatory. The Hindu. 3 April.

Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu

(India)

A Selvaraj (2014). Art thief Kapoor's hand suspected in missing temple idol from Tamil Nadu. The Times of India. 3 April.

Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt

(India)

TNN (2014). Blogger gives crucial leads in idol hunt. The Times of India. 3 April.

'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists

(India)

Pragit P (2014). 'Panchaloha idols belong to 13 AD': Archaeologists. The Times of India. 3 April.

Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display

(Australia; India)

IBN Live (2014). Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display. IBN Live. 2 April.

National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). National Gallery Shiva statue return'should include gift of goodwill'. The Canberra Times. 2 April.

Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore

(India)

A Selvaraj (2014). Tirthankara antique idol goes missing from Vellore. The Times of India. 2 April.

Stolen Nepali statues gathering dust in Paris

(Nepal; France)

eKantipur (2014). Stolen Nepali statues gathering dust in Paris. eKantipur. 2 April.

Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Village keeps its faith as it awaits Nataraja's return. The Times of India. 31 March.

Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA

(India)

M. Kalyanaraman (2014). Three Kapoor statues from Tamil Nadu still with NGA. The Times of India. 31 March.

Art Theft Scandal Widens As Art Gallery of NSW Removes Statue India Wants Back

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen (2014). Art Theft Scandal Widens As Art Gallery of NSW Removes Statue India Wants Back. Business Insider. 27 March.

India wants looting scandal statues including Dancing Shiva returned in 30 days

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). India wants looting scandal statues including Dancing Shiva returned in 30 days. The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 March.

NGA removes Dancing Shiva from display

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). NGA removes Dancing Shiva from display. The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 March.

China's Purchase Of Chinese Looted Artifacts: An Example For Other States?

(China)

Kwame Opoku (2014). China's Purchase Of Chinese Looted Artifacts: An Example For Other States?. Eurasia Review. 24 March.

NGA refuses to return $US5m Shiva statue despite evidence it was stolen from Indian temple

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). NGA refuses to return $US5m Shiva statue despite evidence it was stolen from Indian temple. The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 March.

Private buyers from Hunan recover ancient bronze vessel, the Min Fanglei

(China)

Xo Donghuan (2014). Private buyers from Hunan recover ancient bronze vessel, the Min Fanglei. South China Morning Post. 22 March.

National Gallery Director Steps Down As Cloud Remains Over $5M Indian Sculpture

(Australia; India)

Simon Thomsen (2014). National Gallery Director Steps Down As Cloud Remains Over $5M Indian Sculpture. Business Insider. 21 March.

Shiva swap involves National Gallery of Australia in international art looting case

(Australia; India)

Andrew Taylor (2014). Shiva swap involves National Gallery of Australia in international art looting case. The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 March.

Christie's CEO Was "Panicked" Over Chinese Buyer Default, Leading to Private Sale of Ancient Bronze

(China)

Eileen Kinsella (2014). Christie's CEO Was "Panicked" Over Chinese Buyer Default, Leading to Private Sale of Ancient Bronze. ArtNet News. 21 March.

Chinese Collectors Secure 'Min' Fanglei at Christie's, Auction Cancelled, Sale Price Exceeds $20 million

(China)

Eileen Kinsella (2014). Chinese Collectors Secure 'Min' Fanglei at Christie's, Auction Cancelled, Sale Price Exceeds $20 million. ArtNet News. 19 March.

US museum ready to return stolen Ganesha

(United States of America; India)

M. Kalyanaraman (2014). US museum ready to return stolen Ganesha. The Times of India. 18 March.

The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva

(Australia; India)

Rachel Kleinman (2014). The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva. The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 March.

Two Panchaloha Idols found in well

(India)

Express News Service (2014). Two Panchaloha Idols found in well. The New Indian Express. 17 March.

Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world

(India)

A. Selvaraj (2014). Idol talk? Kapoor loot was huge, sold across world. The Times of India. 17 March.

1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters

(China)

The History Blog (2014). 1,500-year-old tomb in Mongolia saved from looters. The History Blog. 14 March.

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 (2014). Alcalde de Isla de Pascua pide devolver moái que está en museo de Viña. Pura Noticia. 14 March.

Relic Hunt Continues

(Cambodia)

Khouth Sophak Chakrya (2014). Relic Hunt Continues. The Phnom Penh Post. 13 March.

Relic theft at temple in capital

(Cambodia)

Cheang Sokha (2014). Relic theft at temple in capital. The Phnom Penh Post. 12 March.

Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol. The Hindu. 9 March.

Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake

(India)

Namita Devidayal (2014). Art experts struggle to distinguish real from a very good fake. The Times of India. 9 March.

Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return

(India)

Michaela Boland (2014). Town prays for its stolen god Shiva to return. The Australian. 8 March.

US returns Tang Dynasty stone coffin to China

(China; United States of America)

Li Yan (2014). US returns Tang Dynasty stone coffin to China. ECNS. 7 March.

US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen

(United States of America; India)

Press Trust of India (2014). US probing whether Ganesha museum idol was stolen. Business Standard. 7 March.

Cambodian relics 'found in New York'

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Stuart White (2014). Cambodian relics 'found in New York'. The Phnom Penh Post. 7 March.

National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art

(Australia; India)

Anna Maria Nicholson (2014). National Gallery of Australia defends practices despite admitting it may have been conned into buying stolen Indian art. ABC Australia. 5 March.

US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India

(India; United States of America)

IANS (2014). US Returns Three 'Most Wanted' Stolen Antiquities to India. The New Indian Express. 15 January.

Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities

(India)

Dipender Manta (2014). Himachal Pradesh Idol theft casts cloud over Basant Panchami festivities. Hindustan Times. 9 January.

Back where they belong

(Nepal; Germany)

Bhrikuti Rai (2013). Back where they belong. Nepali Times. 20 December.

The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2013). The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia. The New York Times. 3 May.

Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks

(Nepal; United States of America)

Kunda Dixit (2013). Christie's removes stolen Nepal artworks. Nepali Times. 22 March.

Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite

(Tibet; Germany)

Mark Taylor (2012). Priceless Tibetan Buddha statue looted by Nazis was carved from meteorite. The Guardian. 28 September.

Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit (2010). Patan's crown jewel: Sundari Chok gets a facelift after 360 years. Nepali Times. 27 August.

Bhutanese temple thieves get life

(Bhutan)

Subir Bhaumik (2008). Bhutanese temple thieves get life. BBC News. 9 July.

Statue vandalized in Chaskar

(Bhutan)

Sonam Rinchen (2008). Statue vandalized in Chaskar. Bhutan Observer. 23 May.

Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues

(Nepal; Tibet)

Reuters (2007). Tibet to return Nepal's ancient stolen statues. Hindustan Times. 18 June.

The Plunder of Tibets Treasures

(Tibet)

Radio Free Asia (2005). The Plunder of Tibets Treasures. Radio Free Asia. 1 August.

Stolen Jaina image recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2004). Stolen Jaina image recovered. The Hindu. 13 October.

Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan

(Bhutan; India; Nepal)

Kuensel (2002). Indian police recover statue stolen from Bhutan. Kuensel. 10 June.

In the land of gods, thieves have a field day

(Nepal)

Ramayata Limbu (2001). In the land of gods, thieves have a field day. Nepali Times. 28 September.

The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished

(Nepal)

Martin Spice (2000). The Valley Where the Gods Have Vanished. South China Morning Post. 3 September.

Return of the gods

(Nepal)

Sujata Tuladhar (2000). Return of the gods. Nepali Times. 16 August.

Gods in exile

(Nepal; Germany; United States of America)

Kanak Mani Dixit (1999). Gods in exile. Himal. 1 October.

Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue

(Nepal; India)

Associated Press (1994). Police Nab Antique Thief, Seize 700-year-old statue. Associated Press. 20 December.

Thieves rob 'living museum'

(Nepal)

Shyam Bahadur (1991). Thieves rob 'living museum'. The Advertiser. 11 July.

Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal

(Nepal)

Binaya Guruacharya (1986). Thieves Plundering Art for Foreigners in Nepal. Associated Press. 28 August.

Artifact theft is big business in Nepal

(Nepal)

Bhola Rana (1985). Artifact theft is big business in Nepal. United International Press. 2 April.

Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage

(Nepal)

Kunda Dixit (1984). Nepal: Thieves destroy a cultural heritage. Inter Press Service. 8 May.