The 30-share BSE Sensex traded down 31.02 points at 27884.87 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 5.80 points to 8560.05.
About 1071 shares advanced against 795 declining shares on the Bombay Stock Exchange. L&T Infotech listed at a 6 percent discount on the exchange. Reliance Industries, TCS, L&T, ICICI Bank and Dr. Reddy’s Labs were other losers in trade while ITC, Asian Paints, HDFC Bank, Tata Motors, ONGC and Sun Pharma were gainers.
The Rupee depreciated by 5 paise to 67.25 against the US dollar in early trade.