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Sensex plunges 111 pts in early trade

The benchmark BSE index tumbles in initial session on weak global trends following North Korea's nuclear tests.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 11:23 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Bombay Stock Exchange index Sensex fell by over 111 points on Monday tracking Asian markets, which were down on reports of North Korea conducting nuclear tests.

The BSE 30-share index, which had lost about 16 points on Friday, fell by another 111.32 points at 12,261.49 in the first five minutes of trading.

Similarly, the National Stock Exchange index, Nifty dropped by 29.25 points at 3540.45.

The major losers were BHEL, Bajaj Auto, HDFC, Infosys Technologies, Larsen and Toubro, Tata Motors, State Bank of India, Tata Steel, HDFC Bank, Reliance Communication and Dr Reddy's Lab.

First Published: Oct 09, 2006 10:40 IST