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Year-end 2018: Taimur among this year's top 10 Indian newsmakers on Yahoo

The list is compiled on the basis of user search habits and a selection of what they read, recommended and share the most on Yahoo!

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

#1 Narendra Modi

#1 Narendra Modi
1 / 10
 

Prime Minister Narendra was once again the top newsmaker in India in the year 2018, according to the list. has featured at the top of the list for at least a couple of years now.
 

#2 Rahul Gandhi

#2 Rahul Gandhi
2 / 10
 

is followed this year by Congress president In 2017,  was in the 4th spot for Yahoo's Top 10 Political Newsmakers of 2017.
 

#3 Dipak Misra

#3 Dipak Misra
3 / 10
 

Former Chief Justice of India wrote his way into the list with third position after landmark verdicts on triple talaq and Article 377, among others, said.

 

#4 Vijay Mallya

#4 Vijay Mallya
4 / 10
 

Vijay Mallya is ranked 4th in the list. The Indian businessman is wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 90 billion.
 

#5 Nirav Modi

#5 Nirav Modi
5 / 10
 

is placed 5th in Yahoo's Top Newsmakers of 2018. The Fugitive diamantaire is a key accused in the $2 billion Punjab Bank fraud case and has fled the country.
 

#6 MJ Akbar

#6 MJ Akbar
6 / 10
 

M J Akbar, who resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs after allegations of sexual harassment, also featured on the list at number 6. 
 

#7 MS Dhoni

#7 MS Dhoni
7 / 10
 

Former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was conferred with the country's third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan in 2018. He is ranked 7th in the yahoo list. After a long wait of six years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy 2018 went to Dhoni led-Chennai Super Kings.
 

#8 Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh

#8 Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh
8 / 10
 

The excitement surrounding Bollywood's biggest wedding ensured actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were 'couple' newsmakers.
 

#9 Priya Prakash Varrier

#9 Priya Prakash Varrier
9 / 10
 

Also joining the list was actress Priya Prakash Varrier, whose wink in the Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love "almost broke the Internet", the statement by Yahoo said.
 

#10 Taimur Ali Khan

#10 Taimur Ali Khan
10 / 10
 

At under two years, Taimur Ali Khan was youngest entrant to this list -- the son of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan boasts a formidable following online!


First Published: Mon, December 10 2018. 18:26 IST
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