Source: The Hindu

Stolen National Museum artefact recovered, one held

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Stolen National Museum artefact recovered, one held. The Hindu. 14 July.

Frequent incidents of idol thefts irk HC no end

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). Frequent incidents of idol thefts irk HC no end. The Hindu. 12 July.

One arrested in temple theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2018). One arrested in temple theft case. The Hindu. 12 July.

Idol theft complaints get Madras HC's goat

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). Idol theft complaints get Madras HC's goat. The Hindu. 12 July.

Palani idol theft: former HR&CE; official surrenders

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Palani idol theft: former HR&CE; official surrenders. The Hindu. 7 July.

Historians elated over return of icons

(India)

L. Renganathan (2018). Historians elated over return of icons. The Hindu. 31 May.

Of Chennai, idol theft and a crime-thriller

(India)

The Hindu (2018). Of Chennai, idol theft and a crime-thriller. The Hindu. 28 April.

Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen from Narghoghi

(India)

Press Trust of India (2018). Seven 'ashtadhatu' idols stolen from Narghoghi. The Hindu. 13 April.

CBI seizes 81 antique artefacts; trader quizzed

(India)

Devesh K. Pandey (2018). CBI seizes 81 antique artefacts; trader quizzed. The Hindu. 12 April.

'What about idols stolen before 1992?'

(India)

R. Sivaraman (2018). 'What about idols stolen before 1992?'. The Hindu. 30 January.

372 stone idols, 832 icons stolen since 1992, government tells HC

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). 372 stone idols, 832 icons stolen since 1992, government tells HC. The Hindu. 25 January.

PIL questions shifting of ancient idols to 'icon centres'

(India)

Mohamed Imranullah (2018). PIL questions shifting of ancient idols to 'icon centres'. The Hindu. 7 January.

Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts

(India; United States of America)

R. Sivaraman (2018). Stolen idols in the U.S. must be brought back: art enthusiasts. The Hindu. 6 January.

Site identified for icon centre at Tiruvanaikoil

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). Site identified for icon centre at Tiruvanaikoil. The Hindu. 9 December.

Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

(Cambodia; United Kingdom)

AFP (2017). Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia. The Hindu. 7 December.

CBI pulled up for 'shoddy probe' in idol theft case

(India)

Nirnimesh Kumar (2017). CBI pulled up for 'shoddy probe' in idol theft case. The Hindu. 20 November.

Artefact at Louvre raises doubt

(France; India)

R. Sivaraman (2017). Artefact at Louvre raises doubt. The Hindu. 11 November.

The man who stole gods

(India)

Narayan Lakshman (2017). The man who stole gods. The Hindu. 21 October.

The murky trail of stolen antiquities

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2017). The murky trail of stolen antiquities. The Hindu. 21 October.

'Join hands to fight idol theft'

(India)

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

HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft

(India)

The Hindu (2017). HC asks officials to join hands to fight idol theft. The Hindu. 13 October.

Idol Wing IG's special camp office comes up at Tiruchi

(India)

R. Rajaram (2017). Idol Wing IG's special camp office comes up at Tiruchi. The Hindu. 9 October.

Theft at Ekvira Devi Temple

(India)

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

Four held for stealing silver palanquin

(India)

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

Idol lifting case: accused produced in court

(India)

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

Suspended DSP produced in court

(India)

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

DSP wanted in antique idols smuggling case arrested

(India)

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

Four persons arrested, stolen property recovered

(India)

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

Idol Wing-CID opposes anticipatory bail to DSP

(India)

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

Idol smuggler produced in court

(India)

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

Icon centres getting ready to house idol

(India)

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

IG Manickavel to handle idol theft cases

(India)

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

Kapoor produced before court

(India)

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

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.

Idol theft: DSP seeks advance bail

(India)

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

Eight gems missing from Padmanabha idol

(India)

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

Man wanted in several robbery cases nabbed

(India)

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

Idol theft: DSP on the run

(India)

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

Two rob gold jewellery from temple

(India)

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

Police to seek documents from Australian authorities

(India; Australia)

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

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

(India; Australia)

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

How idol thieves deceived devotees

(India; Australia)

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

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.

Idols stolen from temple

(India)

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

Centaurs, archers and modern vandals

(India)

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

Idol smuggling suspect kills self

(India)

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

Sentinels to guard Marayur dolmens

(India)

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

Prehistoric rock art in peril

(India)

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

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.

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.

Criminal network involved in idol smuggling unearthed

(India)

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

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.

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.

Smuggling racket busted, 11 idols seized

(India)

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

Idol case: Four arrested in Ramanathapuram

(India)

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

Bid to steal panchaloha idols from temple

(India)

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

Burglars strike in temple; loot gold, silver and cash

(India)

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

6 panchaloha idols stolen from Tiruvotriyur temple

(India)

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

Temple managements told to tighten security

(India)

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

Himachal HC stays takeover of historic Kullu temple

(India)

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

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.

Temple priest arrested on theft charge

(India)

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

Theft in temple

(India)

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

Deenadhayalan produced in CJM court in Srivilliputtur

(India)

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

Kohinoor, the mountain of light

(India)

K.S.S. Seshan (2016). Kohinoor, the mountain of light. The Hindu. 7 July.

Vessels, puja items stolen from temple

(India)

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

Police wait for ASI to inspect antiques

(India)

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

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.

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.

Deenadayalan's aide held, 9 more idols seized

(India)

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

Theft at two temples

(India)

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

Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security

(India)

D. Madhaven (2016). Archaeology Dept. awaits nod to beef up security. The Hindu. 20 June.

Cracking down on idol-looters

(India)

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

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.

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.

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.

Idol smuggling gang busted

(India)

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

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.

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.

Theft in temple in Siddapura

(India)

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

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.

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.

'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'

(India; United Kingdom)

Radhika Santhanam (2016). 'The Kohinoor is but one flashy stone'. The Hindu. 22 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.

Silver items taken away from temple

(India)

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

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.

Idols stolen from streetside temple

(India)

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

Four held; stolen idols recovered

(India)

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

Protector left unprotected

(India)

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

Three arrested for 'stealing' panchaloha idols

(India)

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

Temple theft case: two arrested

(India; Bangladesh)

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

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 burgled: idol and valuables stolen

(India)

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

ASI seeks info on provenance of idols

(India)

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

Idols, jewellery stolen from Jain Basadi

(India)

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

Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Panchaloha idol of Sri Ram stolen from Mudhol temple. The Hindu. 19 February.

Gang dealing in ancient coins busted

(India)

The Hindu (2016). Gang dealing in ancient coins busted. The Hindu. 18 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.

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.

Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away

(India)

S. Prasad (2016). Kilvalai rock paintings face threat of fading away. The Hindu. 8 January.

Four precious idols stolen in Bihar

(India)

IANS (2016). Four precious idols stolen in Bihar. The Hindu. 2 January.

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.

Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft

(India)

Amarnath Tewary (2015). Bihar govt. recommends CBI probe into idol theft. The Hindu. 2 December.

Two held for stealing idol

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Two held for stealing idol. The Hindu. 30 November.

Uneasy the head that wears the crown

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Uneasy the head that wears the crown. The Hindu. 29 November.

Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested

(India)

Veerendra P.M. (2015). Kuvempu museum theft: three arrested. The Hindu. 28 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.

Thieves return stolen idol

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Thieves return stolen idol. The Hindu. 22 November.

Idol, gold chains stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Idol, gold chains stolen from temple. The Hindu. 16 November.

Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Over 200-year-old Kali idol stolen. The Hindu. 9 November.

Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Gang breaks into temple, decamps with cash, ornaments. The Hindu. 27 October.

Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir

(India; Germany)

Press Trust of India (2015). Germany returns idol stolen from Kashmir. The Hindu. 6 October.

Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols

(India)

R. Rajaram (2015). Icon centres to protect prized ancient idols. The Hindu. 27 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.

Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested

(India)

Vishwa Kundapura (2015). Seven panchaloha idol thieves arrested. The Hindu. 27 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.

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.

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.

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.

Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Antique idol stolen from Anandawalleshwaram temple. The Hindu. 3 August.

Thieves strike at three places, including temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Thieves strike at three places, including temple. The Hindu. 26 July.

Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Panchaloha idols stolen from cave temple. The Hindu. 25 June.

Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Cops crack sensational temple idol theft case. The Hindu. 13 June.

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.

Jewels stolen from temple

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Jewels stolen from temple. The Hindu. 17 May.

Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin

(India; United Arab Emirates)

The Hindu (2015). Two antique idols seized in Tuticorin. The Hindu. 14 May.

India's deafening silence on stolen art

(India)

Vishakha N. Desai (2015). India's deafening silence on stolen art. The Hindu. 10 April.

Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols

(India)

Imran Gowhar (2015). Bangalore earning notoriety as market for antique idols. The Hindu. 30 March.

Arrested on theft charge

(India)

The Hindu (2015). Arrested on theft charge. The Hindu. 25 March.

Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district

(India)

M. Srinivas (2014). Treasure hunt at ancient temples in Guntur district. The Hindu. 8 October.

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.

State-level idol records bureau mooted

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). State-level idol records bureau mooted. The Hindu. 10 April.

'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized

(India)

The Hindu (2014). 'Panchaloha' idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized. The Hindu. 8 April.

FIR in idol theft case mandatory

(India)

A Sirvathsan (2014). FIR in idol theft case mandatory. The Hindu. 3 April.

Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol

(India)

A. Srivathsan (2014). Claim flawed, Australian gallery is keeping stolen idol. The Hindu. 9 March.

Stolen Jaina image recovered

(India)

The Hindu (2004). Stolen Jaina image recovered. The Hindu. 13 October.