At 14.59., The Sensex was trading down 150.94 points or 0.29% at 51,783.94 with 16 components down. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading down 43.65 points or 0.28% at 15,531.20 with 24 components lower.

The 30-stock benchmark, BSE Sensex, opened with a decline of 185.78 points or 0.36% to 51,749.10, while the broad NSE Nifty index started with a decline of 54.50. points, or 0.35%, to 15,520.35.

Housing Development Finance Corporation contributed to the Sensex drop of 42.02 points. It was followed by HDFC Bank (22.84 points), Tata Consultancy Services (21.42 points), Infosys (20.35 points) and ICICI Bank (16.21 points).

However, Reliance Industries contributed to the 32.03 point increase in Sensex. He was followed by Tata Motors (22.29 points), State Bank Of India (18.83 points), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (10.83 points) and Tata Steel (9.84 points).

Indusind Bank (1.89%), Reliance Industries (1.48%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.40%). Bajaj Auto (1.31%), Power Grid Corporation of India (1.25%) and NTPC (1.04%).

On the other hand, ITC (3%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (1.20%), Asian Paints (1.08%), Axis Bank (1.06%), Tech Mahindra (1.06%) and Housing Development Finance Corporation (1.04%) were the biggest losers in Sensex.

The size of the market was positive with 2,094 increases compared to 1,111 decreases.

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