At 3.40 pm IST, the 30-share BSE Sensex closed at 16839.46 down by 394.52 points or 2.29% and NSE Nifty closed at 5087.30 down by 117.40 points or 2.26%.
In Asia, most of the markets were bleeding in red, the Nikkei 225 down by 48.17 points and was at 8793.80. The Hang Seng was down by 341.26 points and was at 20,160.38. Shanghai was down by 33.71 points and was trading at 2,286.70
Among sectoral indices on BSE, all the sectors were trading in negative terrain except. Consumer goods, Power, Realty and Metal were top losers in today’s trade.
On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the top volume gainers were Sun Pharma, Gail, Ranbaxy, Bajaj Auto, Jindal and Grasim posted gains between 0.40%-1.48%.
And the loser in today trade were Bhel, Ster, Sesa, JP Associates and L& T.