The benchmark BSE Sensex plummeted by 562.88 points on Friday to hit nearly 14-month low of 25,201.90 amid heavy selling in global equities ahead of the US jobs report.

    Friday's closing was the lowest level since July 14, 2014 when the index had closed at 25,006.98.

    Experts say a strong non-farm payrolls data is expected to allow Federal Reserve to consider a September rate hike.

    "The global risk is getting highlighted with the focus mounting on the prospects of a US rate hike soon," said Vinod Nair,  head - fundamental research at Geojit BNP Paribas Financial.

    Fresh weakness in the rupee against dollar also weighed.

    On a weekly basis, the Sensex lost 1,190.48 points or 4.51% and Nifty fell 346.90 points or 4.33%. This is the fourth straight weekly plunge for both the indices.

    On the day, the NSE Nifty also cracked the 7,700-level.

    Gaurav Jain, director of Hem Securities, blamed continued selling pressure by the foreign investors, weakness in rupee and global jitters for the sell-off.

    The 30-share index stayed in the negative zone for most part of the day and touched a low of 25,119.06 before ending at 25,201.90, a steep fall of 562.88 points or 2.18%.

    The gauge had gained 311.22 points in Thursday's trade.

    The broader NSE Nifty also succumbed to all-round selling and slipped below the crucial 7,700-mark to settle the session 167.95 points or 2.15% down at 7,655.05.

    In broader markets, small-cap and mid-cap indices closed lower by 2.47% and 1.90%, respectively.

    Vedanta was the top Sensex loser, tumbling 4.84%, followed by GAIL 4.73%.

    Out of 30-share Sensex pack, 28 fell, while only Bharti Airtel and Coal India managed to buck the trend.

    Sectorally, BSE realty index suffered the most by plunging 3.32%, followed by infra 3.24%, power 3.03%, bankex 2.65%, healthcare 2.42% and IT 2.34%.

    Among other Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei fell 2.15% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.45%, while Chinese financial markets remained closed on Friday.

    European markets were also in deep red on anticipations of a strong US jobs data.

Kelly Brook strips off for TV show

  • PTI, London
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  • Updated: Nov 07, 2012 17:48 IST
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    Playboy model Kelly Brook has stripped for her New Look lingerie range. The 32-year-old flaunts her voluptuous figure in the latest promotional campaign.

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    Kelly Brook in satin and lace lingerie.

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    Kelly Brook in a lilac bra, stockings and suspenders.

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    This pretty floral two-piece is every girl's fantasy.

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    A bra as pretty as this is a must have.

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    High-waist knickers are also a part of New Look collection.

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    Kelly Brook tweeted: "New Look Lingerie Sales up 18% Great news thank you everyone x."

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    Brook poses in a bright red lacy lingerie set, complete with matching garters et al.

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    Kelly sure looks haute in the pink lingerie.

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    Brook recently told a magazine that she dislikes minimiser bras and thinks girls should embrace their curves!

Model-actress Kelly Brook has gone nude for a saucy intimate scene in her latest TV outing.

Brook, 32, who plays thief Starr in the installment entitled Master of Destiny of the French comic book turned telly show The Metal Hurlant Chronicles, was seen writhing around in bed before climbing out from under the covers, reported Sun online.

The gun-toting thief then runs into another armed man and they both end up shooting each other.

Brook was also seen in a semi-nude avatar in a burlesque show Forever Crazy.

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