Equity benchmarks fell marginally in morning, with the Nifty breaking 9,850 level on selling pressure in index heavyweights HDFC, HDFC Bank and Reliance Industries.
The 30-share BSE Sensex was down 72.12 points at 31,554.51 and the 50-share NSE Nifty declined 26.55 points to 9,846.05.
IOC, HUL, BPCL, Asian Paints and Dr Reddy’s Labs were top Nifty losers, falling 2-4 percent whereas Vedanta, ONGC, Adani Ports, Indiabulls Housing, Sun Pharma, Tata Steel and Hindalco gained 1-3 percent.
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