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Aus galleries may not contest India`s antique idols claim

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 20:58

Two of Australia`s premier art galleries may not contest India`s request for the return of a 900-year-old `Dancing Shiva` statue and a stone sculpture of the god `Ardhanarishvara` bought by them from a disgraced Indian antiquities dealer, an official said today.

Two `priests` held for possessing antique idols

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 17:48

Two "priests" from Kerala were arrested for possessing 28 antique idols and unaccounted cash of Rs 8.81 lakh from YSR district, a senior police officer said on Monday.

Four arrested with antique idols worth Rs.5 crore

Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 22:26

Four men have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh`s Pratapgarh district with two `ashtdhatu` (eight-metal) idols worth Rs.5 crore in the international market, police said Monday.

Six arrested for attempting to sell antique idols

Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 00:20

Six persons were arrested today from Krishna district and Hyderabad while allegedly trying to sell rare ancient idols including that of "Goddess Bhoodevi", police said.