The Hindu's viral Facebook posts of 2019

Top stories of The Hindu that were the most-read on Facebook

Updated - December 27, 2019 05:08 pm IST

Published - December 27, 2019 05:05 pm IST



It was a year that saw a lot of action – from the airstrikes of the Indian Air Force on the terror-training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot to the comeback of Narendra Modi as prime minister with a big majority; from the Chandrayaan 2 mission being so close to succeeding fully to the New Zealand cricket team being so close to winning the World Cup; from the effective removal of the special status of Kashmir to the student protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act; and much more.

The Hindu tracked all these stories closely. These 10 stories of The Hindu were the most-read stories on Facebook:

1. When all four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad vet were shot dead .

2. When a mother’s social media post on her son scoring 60% in Class 10 exams won the Internet .

3. When villagers near Balakot in Pakistan asked: where are the bodies of militants India says it bombed?

4. When the NASA orbiter captured images of the Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram’s attempted landing site .

5. When BJP wanted Imran Khan’s photo to be removed from the club house of the Eden Gardens, a demand that Sourav Ganguly, heading Bengal cricket then, rejected .

6. When an eminent Pune doctor was accosted by gang in New Delhi, asked his religion, and forced to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ .

7. When the wife of Tej Pratap Yadav, former Bihar health minister and son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, called him a drug addict .

8. When NIT Rourkela scientists discovered a marine bacterial strain that can produce ethanol directly from fruit waste .

9. When ‘The Hindu’ replayed Jawaharlal Nehru’s reply to a question on whether India was offered permanent UNSC membership: ‘No question of a seat being offered and India declining it’.

10. When Tamil Nadu veterinary university surgeons removed 52 kg of plastic from a cow in Chennai.

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