Leela Prasad

is an Assitant Editor at Indianexpress.com. He specialises in data-driven stories and social media.

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What Aadhaar verdict did not spell out: Status of numbers linked to bank accounts, telecom providers

Justice D Y Chandrachud, in his dissenting judgment, said Aadhaar details collected by Telecom Service Providers shall be deleted forthwith

Keeping criminal politicians out of polls: This 2014 govt report’s suggestions remain in deep freeze

What constitutes a heinous crime and at what stage of a criminal investigation should a politician be recommended for disqualification? The Law Commission has some recommendations.

Why Maldives electing Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as its new president matters to India

India said the election marks the triumph of democratic forces in the Maldives.

How Pakistan voted through decades of turmoil

Between the elections of 1977 and 2013, Pakistan transitioned from a democracy to a dictatorship and back again. Here is how voter confidence had hit its lowest in 1997 and improved in 2013.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France were conservative, but not timid on way to title

France scraped through in the group stages before turning on the magic in the knockout stages including in the high-scoring final.

FIFA World Cup 2018: ‘Just another night’ for Belgium

The result against France will hurt Belgium, a team of so-called golden generation of players, who came to Russia looking to erase memories of the shock defeat against Wales in the 2016 European Championship quarterfinals.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina were on the ventilator, France just pulled the plug

The close win against Nigeria showed how the mighty Argentina had fallen. The round of 16 exit only confirmed what many had long suspected.

UP van accident: Here is how Indian Railways decides which unmanned railway crossings to shut

The Indian Railways has eliminated 1464 unmanned level crossings in the last year. As of March 31, 2018, there are 3,479 unmanned level crossings in the country.

Padmaavat first day, first show: No posters outside multiplexes in Noida, no sign of Karni Sena either

Padmaavat release day: Police personnel and private security guards stood guard at entrances to multiplexes and malls which house them, looking for any sign of trouble.

Read the numbers: Congress is closing in on BJP, on vote share, seats

Congress has improved its tally from 51 seats in 2002 to 59 and 60 in 2007 and 2012. If the party can maintain its current leads, it is set to win its highest number of seats since 1985.

As Modi wins Gujarat, BJP loses his hometown seat Unjha

In Unjha constituency, which encompasses Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown Vadnagar, Congress candidate Asha Patel has won the seat by over 19,000 votes.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition: Here is a fanboy’s take

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition has been launched in India today, and here's a fanboy's take on the special edition.

GES 2017: When PM Narendra Modi launched Mitra, the ‘Made in India’ robot

PM Narendra Modi launched Mitra at GES 2017: The robot uses facial recognition technology to identify people and can also recognise several languages.

Waiting in line for the Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X will go on sale worldwide on November 3. In India, the phone will be available starting 6 PM.

Asus UX430UA review: Sturdy and light, but can we have more graphics?

Asus UX430UA is sleek-looking, ultra-portable laptop holds a lot of promise when it comes to design and portability. But is this enough to wean away users from Apple's MacBook Air? We find out in our review.

Doklam spoof video: No Chinese media, you cannot manufacture laughter (or public opinion)

On Tuesday, the Chinese state-sponsored rhetoric reached alarming levels and crossed every line of decency. A video produced by Beijing's official mouthpiece, Xinhua, portrayed India as a nation of hairy men wearing turbans.

Tech can create jobs but can be disruptive, experts sound warning

Panelists at the ieThinc, an Indian Express event presented by Facebook in New Delhi, grappled with the question whether this new tech-driven economy has the job-creating potential.

Before Kupwara: Six attacks on Army camps, 22 terrorists killed in three years

Kupwara attack: With the onset of summer leading to a thaw in the snow-covered border areas, the armed forces are braced for an spike in the number of infiltration bids.

Sukma ambush: What is also at risk? Government’s Rs 11,724 crore road projects in Maoist strongholds

Road connectivity forms a critical part of anti-Maoist operations in Left Wing Extremism affected areas.

Red beacon: Why 2001 attack on Parliament prompted Delhi Police to crackdown on its illegal use

The crackdown on vehicles illegally fitted with red beacons saw 205 vehicle owners and drivers being prosecuted.