Here are the most read articles from www.thehindu.com in 2019:
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft snapped a series of images during its flyby on September 17, 2019 of Vikram’s attempted landing site near the moon’s uncharted south pole. ISRO’s plan to soft-land Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface did not go as planned.
The Hindu covered the results of the May 2019 general elections live online with inputs from our reporters and photographers across the country, and from election websites, and news agencies. We had live visualisations based on credible Election Commission data.
When Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case sought immediate withdrawal of his mercy plea from President Ram Nath Kovind, saying it was sent without his consent on December 7, 2019, the article brought in many readers.
When a mother posted her son's Class 10 score on social media, it won the Internet and it won The Hindu's online readers as well. She had posted about being proud of her son who scored 60% in board exams. Within 24 hours, her post was shared over 1,000 times on May 9, 2019. Commentators for the article appreciated the mother and posted encouraging thoughts about parenting and children.
The four accused in the rape case of a woman veterinarian were killed in an exchange of fire with the police on December 6, 2019. The police killing and the celebratory reception that it got sparked a debate.
Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy steered his party to landslide victory against incumbent Chandrababu Naidu. This election was a turning point for the YSR Congress Party.
Islamic State, the Sunni jihadist group claimed for the first time that it has established a 'province' in India on May 11, 2019. The IS claimed that it inflicted casualties on Indian Army soldiers in Shopian district of Kashmir.
A story that mixed science and crime caught the eyes of online readers. NASA was investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space. Astronaut Anne McClain was accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
More than 11 lakh people were evacuated in Odisha. Central and State govts, the Navy, and the Coast Guard had a tough battle in 19 coastal districts; flights, trains were cancelled; hospitals went into overdrive; red alerts were sounded. The live updates from this cyclone made it to the top ten most-read articles on the website.
Even after all attempts to establish contact with lunar lander Vikram went in vain, ISRO chairperson K. Sivan on September 21, 2019 termed Chandrayaan 2 mission a huge success.