Sensex plunges 1,000 points, Nifty below 10,200

56 shares advanced, against a decline of 338 shares

Market opens It is a gap down opening on D-Street on Thurdsay as global sell-off weighed on Indian indices. The Nifty gave up 10,200 in the opening minutes.

The Sensex has tanked over 900 points, while the Nifty is down over 300 points.

The Sensex is down 927.62 points or 2.67% at 33833.27, while the Nifty is lower 300.20 points or 2.87% at 10159.90.

The market breadth is negative as 56 shares advanced, against a decline of 338 shares, while 3,006 shares were unchanged.

Among sectors, there’s selloff across sectors, with maximum pain visible in metals, automobiles, banks, and pharmaceuticals, among others. The midcap index is down 4 percent.

Top losers on the Sensex and Nifty include Yes Bank, Vedanta, Indiabulls Housing and Bajaj Finance. Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) are down around 3 percent ahead of its announcement of September quarter results later in the day.

Interestingly, this is despite the rupee plunging to fresh record low of 74.46 per dollar on Thursday. It opened lower by 10 paise at 74.30 per dollar versus previous close 74.20.

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