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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.

Three arrested for stealing idols from temples in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 17:36

Three youths allegedly involved in stealing precious idols from several temples in the state were arrested here on Wednesday.

Four ancient bronze idols stolen from temple in TN

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:32

Four ancient bronze idols were stolen from the Sri Varadharajaperumal Temple at Kadavasal in this district on Saturday.

HC refuses to relax order banning immersion of idols in Ganga, Yamuna

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 00:52

The effort by the district administration and local residents to secure permission for immersing Durga idols in Ganga and Yamuna failed today with the Allahabad High Court making it clear that it saw "no justification to recall or relax its order" prohibiting "visarjan" in either river.

Panchaloha idols missing in TN

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 10:55

Three Panchaloha idols of God and Goddess, reportedly worth several lakhs of rupees, were found missing from a local temple, police said on Saturday.

Toll during Ganesha idols immersion rises to 13

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 16:37

As least 13 persons drowned during the ceremonial immersion of Lord Ganesha`s idols in the Yamuna river here Wednesday. Rescue operations were continuing Thursday and authorities said the toll might go up.

50,000 idols to be immersed as Ganesh festival concludes

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12:25

The immersion of idols at the end of the ten-day long Ganesh festival began here amid tight security arrangements.

Saving Hussain Sagar Lake: Hyderabad promotes eco-friendly festivities

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 19:25

Authorities are trying to promote more eco-friendly celebrations, including popularising clay idols and minimising immersion in water bodies, including in the famous Hussain Sagar Lake.

Stolen items from temple recovered in Bhubaneswar

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 21:59

The Karnataka Police on Saturday recovered miniature idols made of precious metals stolen from the Jain shrine in Moodabidri, about 37 km from Mangalore, from the Odisha state capital, police sources said.

Goa to ban Plaster of Paris Ganesh idols again

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 15:35

The Goa government proposes to impose a ban on Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris which, after immersion, end up polluting the water source.

Tension grips UP village after desecration of idols

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 13:10

Three idols were allegedly desecrated in a temple following which tension prevailed in Shairnagar village near here, police said on Thursday.

Starstruck Bruce Willis used to call up idols

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 09:39

Bruce Willis has revealed he used to call up his Hollywood idols just to let them know he is a "huge fan".