MYANMAR, Oct 19: Sitagu International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) in Yangon handed Nepal 30 metal idols of the Buddha.

DOLPA, Jan 11: The ward chairperson of Dolpo Buddha rural municipality has been arrested for allegedly stealing idols from Rahap Gumba of She Phoksundo rural municipality-4.

CHITWAN, Oct 14: Nowadays Bhuwan Kumar Pandit, 25, is relaxed. This relaxation has come after working ‘non-stop’ during the last three months making clay idols of goddesses.

DOLPA, Aug 31: Smugglers are targeting precious idols at the monasteries of Upper Dolpa.  Locals say they are worried with the frequent cases of theft of precious idols from the monasteries.

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Two stolen idols returned to Nepal

April 5, 2018 07:45 am

KATHMANDU, April 5: Two idols, which were stolen from Nepal during the 1980s and were kept on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, were finally returned to the Department of Archeology (DoA) on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Four precious idols trafficked from Nepal decades ago have been returned to the Department of Archaeology (DoA) as wished by US collector Leroy Allen Ehreinreich in his will.

JUMLA, Jan 9: Even after a week of recovering most of the stolen idols of Jumla's Chandannath Temple, police are yet to arrest the culprits behind the infamous incident that took place on November 26.

JUMLA, Jan 7: Police have an absconding serial killer and robber Bedan Raj Thapa while investigating the case of lost idols of Chandannath Temple of Jumla district.

JUMLA, Jan 4: Police on Tuesday recovered 27 out of the 28 idols stolen from the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla last month.

JUMLA, Jan 3: Police on Tuesday recovered the idols stolen from the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla on November 26.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: With the seizure of a conch shell in Kathmandu last week, Nepal Police has found a new lead on the stolen idols from the renowned Chandannath Temple in Jumla last month.

A research has shown that renowned museums and affluent people do attach great importance to collecting, selling and transacting rare goods of archeological importance.

Police recover 10 idols

December 15, 2016 20:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Police have recovered 10 idols of different gods and goddesses from a room of a third gender.

JUMLA, Nov 28: Twenty-eight statues of the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla were stolen overnight from under the nose of the law enforcement agencies. Irate locals blamed the involvement of the priest, police and local administration in the crime as the temple lies just besides the District Administration Office and the local police station. The criminals broke the back door of the temple at around 1 am Sunday and took away the valuable statues, including the biggest Dattatreya statue.

14 idols stolen at Chandannath temple

November 27, 2016 11:07 am

JUMLA, Nov 27: Fourteen large and small idols, including the image of the four-handed deity Dattatreya, have been stolen from the Chandannath Baba temple here last night.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Nepal Police has arrested a member of a gang of six to seven youths allegedly involved in stealing artifacts and antique idols from quake devastated buildings, temples and other structures.