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The 30-share BSE index turned red to close at 273.51 points or 0.52 per cent lower at 52,578.76, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 78 points or 0.49 per cent to 15,746.45.
Axis Bank, Sun Pharma, Kotak Bank, HDFC and ITC fell up to 3.19 per cent.
Top Index gainers: Tata Steel (2.69%), Bajaj Finserv (2.15%), SBI (1.43%)
Top Index losers: DRL (10.34%), Axis Bank (3.19%), Sun Pharma (2.28%)
On the other hand, Tata Steel, Bajaj Finserv, SBI, Bajaj Finance and Tech Mahindra were among the gainers.
Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude advanced 0.30 per cent to $73.91 per barrel.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit opened at 74.36 against the dollar and witnessed an intra-day high of 74.35 and a low of 74.54 during the session. The local unit finally ended the day at 74.47, down 5 paise over its last close. On Monday, the rupee had settled at 74.42 against the US dollar.