Yahoo India's Top 10 'Most Searched News' of 2019Team Yahoo IndiaDecember 2, 2019, 5:54 a.m. UTCHere are the top news stories that India searched for on the Yahoo platform in 2019.10. Balakot airstrike ('Surgical strike 2.0')In the wee hours of February 26, the IAF dropped a series of bombs targeting terror camps across the border in Pakistan. Reportedly, 200-300 terrorists were killed. This was India's response to the killing of 46 CRPF jawans in J&K's Pulwama allegedly carried out by the Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.9. Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya disputeThe long awaited Ayodhya verdict was finally passed on November 6. The Supreme Court ordered the disputed land to be given to the Ram Janmabhoomi trust. It also asked the government to allocate five acres of land in Ayodhya to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque.8. Abrogation of Article 370On August 5, the Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Parliament that the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 would be revoked. This led to the state to be trifurcated into three Union Territories.Scroll to continue with contentAd7. Abhinandan VarthamanThe IAF became a household name as news of him being captured by the Pakistan army spread liked wildfire throughout the country. The nation prayed for Abhinandan's release and broke out in jubilation as he was let go as a "gesture of peace." Abhinandan's moustache was a massive hit among India's youth.6. Pulwama attackOn February 14, 46 CRPF personnel were killed in south Kashmir as a Jaish militant rammed an explosive-laden car into a bus carrying the Jawans. This incident put India and Pakistan on the verge of war had dominated the political space ahead of the General Elections.5. Mumbai rainsMumbai recorded the highest rainfall the city has ever received since Independence. Like always, the financial capital came to a standstill with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing red alerts at regular intervals.4. Cyclone 'Fani'The storm brought back nightmares of the 1999 cyclone as the coastal state of Odisha was buffeted by gale-force winds. At least 74 were feared dead.3. Chandrayaan-2Never before had an ISRO mission got the whole country hooked to their television sets in the dead of the night. India was about to venture where no one had ever been before - the extreme south pole of the moon. As the lander came tantalisingly close to the lunar surface, the signal to it was lost due to a hard landing.2. Union Budget of IndiaNirmala Sitharaman's first budget garnered a lot of interest as it was an overview of the Modi 2.0 administration's approach towards India's economy. The budget focused on 'Make in India', narrowing the digital divide, and sustainable development among many other things.1. 2019 Indian General ElectionIt was Modi versus the rest in the Lok Sabha elections. However, riding on the national security narrative post Pulwama attack, Modi stormed back to Delhi with an even stronger mandate than last time. Modi's party BJP won 303 seats.