Sensex falls 80 points to slip below 36,650, Nifty ends flat


New Delhi: Markets ended flat to negative on Thursday in a rangebound trade led by losses in the banking and financial stocks.

The BSE Sensex dropped 80.32 percent or 0.22 percent to 36,644.42 while the NSE Nifty rose 3.25  points to 10,847.90.

Major losers in the Sensex pack were HDFC, ICICI Bank, TCS, HCL, Kotak Bank, Asian Paint, Tech Mahindra, HUL, IndusInd Bank, SBI, HDFC Bank and RIL, falling upto 2.67 percent.

Gadkari said that the long pressed issue for reducing GST on petrol and diesel vehicles will be taken up with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He also said that government will award construction work worth Rs 5 lakh crore to boost the auto sector.

Shares of Tata Motors, ONGC, Yes Bank, NTPC, Maruti, M&M, Vedanta, Tata Steel, Bajaj Auto, Infosys, Heromoto Corp and Bajaj Finance rose upto 7.81 percent.