Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Sensex opened in the red, and shed 166 points in the opening trade, while Nifty fell by over 50 points.
Rupee nosedived 61 paise against US dollar to 67.69 in early trade. Trade analysts had expected the stock market to react negatively to RBI Governor's announcement on Saturday that he would returns to academia once his term gets over in September. Much speculation was abuzz whether or not Rajan will get extension.
Sensex opened 26459.33 down 166.58 points; Nifty dropped to 8112.10 down 58.10 points