The Indian benchmarks closed on dull note amid broad based sell-off with index heavyweight Reliance Industries leading the decline. Further, the widening trade deficit in March also raised concerns over its impact on the current account deficit during the March quarter. NTPC has signed a MoU with the Odisha government for setting up of an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore in Ganjam district. BHEL has successfully commissioned a 250 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Gujarat, according to the company's release to BSE. The BSE SENSEX closed at 27886.21 down by -555.89 points or by -1.95 per cent and then NSE Nifty closed at 8448.1 down by -157.9 points or by -1.83 per cent.
The BSE MIDCAP closed at 10553.96 down by -217.81 points or by -2.02 per cent. while the BSE SMLCAP closed at 11369.59 down by -252.64 points or by -2.17 per cent
The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1044.10,+0.66 per cent), ICICI Bank Ltd. (Rs. 311.05,+0.31 per cent), among others.
The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 885.55,-4.46 per cent), Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Rs. 2314.70,-3.96 per cent), Cipla Ltd. (Rs. 659.70,-3.03 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1188.05,-2.96 per cent), Axis Bank Ltd. (Rs. 518.45,-2.94 per cent), among others.
The top gainers of the NSE Nifty pack were Bank of Baroda (Rs. 179.50,+1.07 per cent), Lupin Ltd. (Rs. 1786.95,+0.95 per cent), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 803.50,+0.71 per cent), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Rs. 1043.80,+0.58 per cent), ACC Ltd. (Rs. 1529.75,+0.53 per cent), among others.
The top losers of the NSE Nifty pack were NMDC Ltd. (Rs. 126.75,-5.09 per cent), Reliance Industries Ltd. (Rs. 885.65,-4.45 per cent), Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Rs. 2316.35,-3.91 per cent), IndusInd Bank Ltd. (Rs. 843.75,-3.68 per cent), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1187.70,-3.01 per cent), among others
Among the thirteen sectoral indices, realty index was leading the decline and closed at 1656.78 down by -47.32 points or by -2.78 per cent. Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. (Rs. 117.55,-9.26 per cent), Anant Raj Ltd. (Rs. 40.25,-5.63 per cent), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 61.85,-5.36 per cent), Oberoi Realty Ltd. (Rs. 285.45,-4.20 per cent), National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (Rs. 870.85,-2.63 per cent)
The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 2930 , shares advanced were 857 while 1979 shares declined and 94 were unchanged