Sensex Ends Over 200 Points Lower; Nifty Halts Four-Day Rally
The Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Anirudh Saligrama/BloombergQuint)

Sensex Ends Over 200 Points Lower; Nifty Halts Four-Day Rally

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Closing Bell: Sensex Ends Over 200 Points Lower; Nifty Halts Four-Day Rally

Indian equity benchmarks ended lower as investors assessed the rising tensions between India and Pakistan.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended 239.67 points lower at 35,973.71 and the NSE Nifty 50 halted a four-day rally to end at 10,835.30, down 0.41 percent.

The market breadth was tilted in favour of sellers. About 1,115 stocks declined and 605 shares advanced on National Stock Exchange.

Seven out of 11 sectoral gauges ended lower, led by the NSE Nifty Realty Index’s 1.6 percent decline. On the flipside, the NSE Nifty Media Index as the top sectoral gainer, up 3.2 percent.

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