Most of the sectoral indices have also dropped into red with realty, auto and metal shares leading the fall. BSE consumer durables has slipped 1% to 6,380. OIl & gas, auto and realty indices are down half a per cent each. Meanwhile, the power index has added 2% to 2,311.
Coal India has slipped 3% to Rs 329. Sun Pharma, Hindalco and Sterlite have shed 2-3% each. Reliance Industries has slipped 1.7% to Rs 822 on continued fears of a dip in production from the KG-D6 basin.