Equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty declined in early trade on Friday.
Extending its previous day’s fall, the 30-share BSE Sensex went lower by 204.84 points to 66,061.98. The NSE Nifty declined 60.35 points to 19,599.55.
At 10:38 am, Sensex was trading 160.50 points down at 66,106.32, whereas Nifty was trading 32.60 points down at 19,627.30.
From the Sensex pack, Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, NTPC, HDFC Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, JSW Steel, Tech Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were the major laggards.