Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark
Sensex declined by over 40 points at mid-session on Tuesday as investors sold shares
to book profit.
The 30-share index fell by 40.91 points to
16,315.12 points at 1215 hrs following fall in banking, oil &gas and power
stocks. The BSE barometer had opened higher by 170 points at 16,525.98 points.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange
index Nifty fell by 17.60 points to 4,882.10 points.
Among the major losers, NTPC fell by 1.96
percent to Rs 207.10, while Reliance Industries dipped by 1.31 percent.
First Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 10:16