693 candidates in fray for Delhi polls after scrutiny

A total of 693 candidates are left in the fray for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls after scrutiny of nomination papers, the Election Commission said here Thursday.

“After scrutiny, a total of 693 (candidates) are left in the fray for the Delhi assembly polls,” a poll panel statement said.

A total of 923 candidates filed their nomination papers for the polls.

The last date to withdraw the nominations is Jan 24.

According to the poll panel, nomination papers of 230 candidates were cancelled due to wrong documentation and ineligibility.

ESIC to shut its medical colleges

The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to shut its medical colleges as this is not its core function, leading to the students protesting the move here Monday.

The corporation has expressed its inability to meet the objectives to establish medical colleges and training institutes to serve the insured and non-insured persons of the ESIC scheme.

“The ESIC should exit the field of medical education entirely as it is not the core function of the ESIC and other objectives is unlikely to be met,” said the order issued at an ESIC meet held Dec 4.