Aus galleries may not contest India`s antique idols claim

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

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.

Six arrested for attempting to sell antique idols

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.