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Sensex Today: Sensex ends 82 points higher, Nifty at 10,840 mark; ITC rises over 2% as govt bans e-cigarettes

BusinessToday.In | September 18,2019 16:14 IST

Sensex Today: Equity indices erased early gains to trade 0.15% higher by the first hour of trading session on Wednesday. Sensex currently trades 80 points higher at 36,559 mark and Nifty50 has risen 14 points to 10,831 level.

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  • Sensex Today:On the sectoral front, FMCG, pharma, media and auto sectors traded with minor declines while realty, PSU bank and metal indices advanced the most.
  • Sep 18, 2019 15:58 (IST)

    Market Wrap: Expert opinion

    Commenting on the market trend today, Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd stated," Market was range bound with a mild positive bias backed stability in oil prices with signs of faster restoration in Saudi production. Further rupee gained and 10yr yield declined which added respite to the sentiment. Auto was range bound as the sector is unlikely to get any interim relief by way of GST cut due to concern of further short fall in tax collection and challenges to meet fiscal target."

     

  • 15:58 IST: Commenting on the market trend today, Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd stated," Market was range bound with a mild positive bias backed stability in oil prices with signs of faster restoration in Saudi production. Further rupee gained and 10yr yield declined which added respite to the sentiment. Auto was range bound as the sector is unlikely to get any interim relief by way of GST cut due to concern of further short fall in tax collection and challenges to meet fiscal target."

     

  • Sep 18, 2019 15:39 (IST)

    Closing Bell

    Sensex Today:  Equity indices closed on a bullish note Wednesday, with BSE Sensex ending the day's trade at 36,563, registering a rise of 82 points against its previous closing and NSE Nifty50 climed 23 points to close at 10,840 mark.

    On the sectoral front, FMCG, pharma, media and auto sectors traded with minor declines while realty, PSU bank and metal indices advanced the most.

  • 15:39 IST: Sensex Today:  Equity indices closed on a bullish note Wednesday, with BSE Sensex ending the day's trade at 36,563, registering a rise of 82 points against its previous closing and NSE Nifty50 climed 23 points to close at 10,840 mark.

    On the sectoral front, FMCG, pharma, media and auto sectors traded with minor declines while realty, PSU bank and metal indices advanced the most.

  • Sep 18, 2019 15:32 (IST)

    ITC, Godfrey Phillips, VST Industries shares rise as Cabinet bans e-cigarettes

    Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, 18 September, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Union Cabinet has approved the ban of e-cigarettes.

    Post the announcement, ITC share price rose 3.2% off the low point of the day, also its new 52-week low recorded at Rs 234.10, and climbed 2.17% intraday to touch day's high of Rs 242.3 on BSE.

    Similarly, shares of other cigarette makers such as Godfrey Phillips India Ltd soared 9% Rs 1023.3 on BSE, VST Industries Ltd and Golden Tobacco Ltd climbed  3.45% and 4.69% respectively.

    ITC, Godfrey Phillips, VST Industries shares rise after govt bans e-cigarettes

  • 15:32 IST: Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, 18 September, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Union Cabinet has approved the ban of e-cigarettes.

    Post the announcement, ITC share price rose 3.2% off the low point of the day, also its new 52-week low recorded at Rs 234.10, and climbed 2.17% intraday to touch day's high of Rs 242.3 on BSE.

    Similarly, shares of other cigarette makers such as Godfrey Phillips India Ltd soared 9% Rs 1023.3 on BSE, VST Industries Ltd and Golden Tobacco Ltd climbed  3.45% and 4.69% respectively.

    ITC, Godfrey Phillips, VST Industries shares rise after govt bans e-cigarettes

  • Sep 18, 2019 13:56 (IST)

    Mindtree rises 5%

    Share price of Mindtree climbed almost 5% to Rs 701 on BSE on September 18, as the company announced the release of blockchain-powered "Merchant On-Boarding" solution for banks.

    "It uses hyperledger fabric blockchain technology to enable these financial institutions that facilitate credit card or debit payments to more quickly, seamlessly and securely onboard merchants as customers. Mindtree will debut its Merchant On-Boarding solution at PayThink 2019 on September 18-21, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA," the BSE filing read.

    In another filing the company has announced closure of trading window for the declaration of financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2019.

  • 13:56 IST: Share price of Mindtree climbed almost 5% to Rs 701 on BSE on September 18, as the company announced the release of blockchain-powered "Merchant On-Boarding" solution for banks.

    "It uses hyperledger fabric blockchain technology to enable these financial institutions that facilitate credit card or debit payments to more quickly, seamlessly and securely onboard merchants as customers. Mindtree will debut its Merchant On-Boarding solution at PayThink 2019 on September 18-21, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA," the BSE filing read.

    In another filing the company has announced closure of trading window for the declaration of financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2019.

  • Sep 18, 2019 13:50 (IST)

    Govt scraps 5% import duty on open cell TV panel

    In a bid to boost domestic manufacturing, the government has removed 5 per cent custom duty imposed on import of open cell TV panel, which are used in the manufacturing of LED TVs. (PTI)

  • 13:50 IST: In a bid to boost domestic manufacturing, the government has removed 5 per cent custom duty imposed on import of open cell TV panel, which are used in the manufacturing of LED TVs. (PTI)

  • Sep 18, 2019 13:45 (IST)

    Bank of Baroda rises nearly 2%

    Share price of Bank Of Baroda added nearly 2% intraday to Rs 96.85 on Wednesday's trading session as the company board approved the capital raising plans of the company.

    The capital raising committee of the bank has approved issuance of Basel III Compliant Tier II Capital Bonds for aggregate total issue size not exceeding Rs 1000 crore, with a base issue size of Rs 250 crore and a green shoe option to retain oversubscription up to Rs 750 crore.

     

  • 13:45 IST: Share price of Bank Of Baroda added nearly 2% intraday to Rs 96.85 on Wednesday's trading session as the company board approved the capital raising plans of the company.

    The capital raising committee of the bank has approved issuance of Basel III Compliant Tier II Capital Bonds for aggregate total issue size not exceeding Rs 1000 crore, with a base issue size of Rs 250 crore and a green shoe option to retain oversubscription up to Rs 750 crore.

     

  • Sep 18, 2019 13:41 (IST)

    Sintax trades 5% lower as CFO quits

    Shares of Sintex Plastics Technology were locked in 5% lower circuit price band at Rs 5.33 on BSE today after the company said in a regulatory filing submitted on September 18 that its chief financial officer (CFO) had resigned two days earlier.

    "Yashpal Jain has tendered his resignation as a chief financial officer and key managerial personnel of the company on personal grounds with effect from close of business hours on September 16, 2019," the filinf read.

     

  • 13:41 IST: Shares of Sintex Plastics Technology were locked in 5% lower circuit price band at Rs 5.33 on BSE today after the company said in a regulatory filing submitted on September 18 that its chief financial officer (CFO) had resigned two days earlier.

    "Yashpal Jain has tendered his resignation as a chief financial officer and key managerial personnel of the company on personal grounds with effect from close of business hours on September 16, 2019," the filinf read.

     

  • Sep 18, 2019 13:14 (IST)

    DHFL declines over 5%

    Shares of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), one of the largest housing finance companies in India, dropped 5.6% after Reuters reported that a plan to rescue the debt-laden company had hit a major roadblock as only a small segment of bondholders agreed to be on board the proposed resolution.

    The process has been further complicated as certain bondholders have also initiated a process to take DHFL to bankruptcy court, the custodian added.

    Reportedly out of the 87,000 debenture holders who had been asked to be party to the resolution plan being deliberated upon by banks, only 24,400 debenture holders, or less than 30 per cent, had responded before the due date earlier this month.

  • 13:14 IST: Shares of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), one of the largest housing finance companies in India, dropped 5.6% after Reuters reported that a plan to rescue the debt-laden company had hit a major roadblock as only a small segment of bondholders agreed to be on board the proposed resolution.

    The process has been further complicated as certain bondholders have also initiated a process to take DHFL to bankruptcy court, the custodian added.

    Reportedly out of the 87,000 debenture holders who had been asked to be party to the resolution plan being deliberated upon by banks, only 24,400 debenture holders, or less than 30 per cent, had responded before the due date earlier this month.

  • Sep 18, 2019 13:05 (IST)

    Indian Rupee at day's high

    After the domestic currency opened with gap following lower crude oil and stronger Asian currencies, the Indian rupee extended its morning gains and currently trades at day's high at 71.24, up 54 paise against previous close 71.78.

  • 13:05 IST: After the domestic currency opened with gap following lower crude oil and stronger Asian currencies, the Indian rupee extended its morning gains and currently trades at day's high at 71.24, up 54 paise against previous close 71.78.

  • Sep 18, 2019 12:36 (IST)

    Key events

    Domestic Market:

    1. Union Ministers Shri Prakash Javadekar and Smt Nirmala Sitharaman to brief the media on Cabinet decisions at 03:00 PM today i.e. 18.09.2019 at PIB Conference Hall

    Global Market:

    1. U.S.-China trade deputies are meeting Thursday and Friday in Washington and trade principals from the two countries will be meeting in mid-October to continue talks.

    2. Saudi Arabia is scheduled to held press conference tonight at 10:30 PM which will be crucial for oil market.

    3. Outcome of the FOMC meet

  • 12:36 IST: Domestic Market:

    1. Union Ministers Shri Prakash Javadekar and Smt Nirmala Sitharaman to brief the media on Cabinet decisions at 03:00 PM today i.e. 18.09.2019 at PIB Conference Hall

    Global Market:

    1. U.S.-China trade deputies are meeting Thursday and Friday in Washington and trade principals from the two countries will be meeting in mid-October to continue talks.

    2. Saudi Arabia is scheduled to held press conference tonight at 10:30 PM which will be crucial for oil market.

    3. Outcome of the FOMC meet

  • Sep 18, 2019 12:24 (IST)

    CG Power hits lower circuit

    Regulator Sebi Tuesday barred CG Power and Industrial Solution's ex-chairman Gautam Thapar and three other former officials from capital markets for 'serious' misstatement of accounts as well as diversion of funds, and ordered forensic audit of the company. Reacting to  the filing submitted today by the company, the stock price of CG Power and Industrial Solution declined 4.97% ro 14.91 on BSE.


     

  • 12:24 IST: Regulator Sebi Tuesday barred CG Power and Industrial Solution's ex-chairman Gautam Thapar and three other former officials from capital markets for 'serious' misstatement of accounts as well as diversion of funds, and ordered forensic audit of the company. Reacting to  the filing submitted today by the company, the stock price of CG Power and Industrial Solution declined 4.97% ro 14.91 on BSE.


     

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:53 (IST)

    Coffee Day Enterprises 5% higher

    Shares of Coffee Day Enterprises rose 5% higher by the early trading session on Wednesday after the company annunced that it has executed definitive agreements for investment in GV Techparks.

    In a bid to bring down its admitted debt of Rs 4,970 crore, Coffee Day Enterprises has closed the first divestment. In a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the company said that it had signed definitive agreements with Blackstone Group and Bengaluru-based real estate developer Salarpuria Sattva Group for an investment of Rs 2,700 crore in GV Techparks Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tanglin Development Limited (TDL).

    According to the agreement, Coffee Day Enterprises Limited (CDEL) is expected to realize the sale value in two tranches. The first tranche of Rs 2,000 crore will be received by on completion of certain conditions including regulatory approval. The remaining Rs 700 crore will be realized upon fulfilling additional conditions.

    Coffee Day group kick-starts assets divestment amidst regulatory overhang

  • 10:53 IST:

    Shares of Coffee Day Enterprises rose 5% higher by the early trading session on Wednesday after the company annunced that it has executed definitive agreements for investment in GV Techparks.

    In a bid to bring down its admitted debt of Rs 4,970 crore, Coffee Day Enterprises has closed the first divestment. In a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the company said that it had signed definitive agreements with Blackstone Group and Bengaluru-based real estate developer Salarpuria Sattva Group for an investment of Rs 2,700 crore in GV Techparks Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tanglin Development Limited (TDL).

    According to the agreement, Coffee Day Enterprises Limited (CDEL) is expected to realize the sale value in two tranches. The first tranche of Rs 2,000 crore will be received by on completion of certain conditions including regulatory approval. The remaining Rs 700 crore will be realized upon fulfilling additional conditions.

    Coffee Day group kick-starts assets divestment amidst regulatory overhang

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:50 (IST)

    Market Update

    Sensex Today: Equity indices erased early gains to trade 0.15% higher by the first hour of trading session. Sensex currently trades 80 points higher at 36,559 mark and Nifty50 has risen 14 points to 10,831 level. On the sectoral front, FMCG, pharma, media and auto sectors are trading with minor declines whereas realty, PSU bank and metal indices are advancing the most.

  • 10:50 IST: Sensex Today: Equity indices erased early gains to trade 0.15% higher by the first hour of trading session. Sensex currently trades 80 points higher at 36,559 mark and Nifty50 has risen 14 points to 10,831 level. On the sectoral front, FMCG, pharma, media and auto sectors are trading with minor declines whereas realty, PSU bank and metal indices are advancing the most.

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:42 (IST)

    Gold and silver price lowers ahead of FOMC meet

    Gold prices retreated from highs to slip below Rs 38,000 per 10 gm in the futures trade on September 18. At the MCX, gold traded at Rs 37,918 per 10 grams, down Rs 98, or 0.26%. As per commodity market experts, gold and silver prices are likely to remain volatile ahead of th e outcome of the US Fed meeting.

  • 10:42 IST: Gold prices retreated from highs to slip below Rs 38,000 per 10 gm in the futures trade on September 18. At the MCX, gold traded at Rs 37,918 per 10 grams, down Rs 98, or 0.26%. As per commodity market experts, gold and silver prices are likely to remain volatile ahead of th e outcome of the US Fed meeting.

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:38 (IST)

    FOMC meet expectations

    Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) of the US Federal Reserve concludes on September 18. As per market analysts, the recent drone attacks on Saudi Amarco's oil facilities can work as a catalyst for the US Federal Reserve to go for a rate cut.

  • 10:38 IST: Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) of the US Federal Reserve concludes on September 18. As per market analysts, the recent drone attacks on Saudi Amarco's oil facilities can work as a catalyst for the US Federal Reserve to go for a rate cut.

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:31 (IST)

    Ahluwalia Contracts advances 6%

    Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd stock price rose 6% in early trading session of Wednesday, after the company won orders worth Rs 497.36 crore.

    As per the filing submitted, the company has secured new order of Rs 407 cr for construction of Medical College (Civil Works) at village Koriyawas in Mohindergarh Distt. Rewari (Haryana) and other orders aggregating to Rs 90.36 cr (approximately).

  • 10:31 IST: Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd stock price rose 6% in early trading session of Wednesday, after the company won orders worth Rs 497.36 crore.

    As per the filing submitted, the company has secured new order of Rs 407 cr for construction of Medical College (Civil Works) at village Koriyawas in Mohindergarh Distt. Rewari (Haryana) and other orders aggregating to Rs 90.36 cr (approximately).

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:24 (IST)

    Bajaj Finance rises 2.5%

    Shares of Bajaj Finance rose over 2.5% on BSE in early trade on September 18, after the board of the company approved raising up to Rs 8,500 crore via QIP.

    "The company board, in its meeting held on September 17, approved raising of capital through a qualified institutions placement (QIP) for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 8,500 crore by issue of equity shares and/or eligible securities," stated the regulatory filing submitted.


     

  • 10:24 IST: Shares of Bajaj Finance rose over 2.5% on BSE in early trade on September 18, after the board of the company approved raising up to Rs 8,500 crore via QIP.

    "The company board, in its meeting held on September 17, approved raising of capital through a qualified institutions placement (QIP) for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 8,500 crore by issue of equity shares and/or eligible securities," stated the regulatory filing submitted.


     

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:19 (IST)

    Balmer Lawrie 6% lower after deferring bonus issue

    Balmer Lawrie fell over 6% to Rs 169.10 on both the exchanges, after the company annoucned in its regulatory filing that the company board has deferred its decision on bonus share issue.

    Balmer Lawrie shares down 7% after board defers bonus issue

  • 10:19 IST: Balmer Lawrie fell over 6% to Rs 169.10 on both the exchanges, after the company annoucned in its regulatory filing that the company board has deferred its decision on bonus share issue.

    Balmer Lawrie shares down 7% after board defers bonus issue

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:08 (IST)

    Global Market Update



    Asian markets are trading mixed. Nikkei. Kospi, Hong Kong, Taiwan Index are trading flat-to-positive.On the Singaporean exchange, SGX Nifty is up 50 pts or 0.46%.

    US stocks ticked up on Tuesday as oil prices retreated from a historic gain and investors looked ahead to an expected cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. US Futures (Dow Jones) trades at 27089 down 21 pts or 0.08%.


     

  • 10:08 IST:

    Asian markets are trading mixed. Nikkei. Kospi, Hong Kong, Taiwan Index are trading flat-to-positive.On the Singaporean exchange, SGX Nifty is up 50 pts or 0.46%.

    US stocks ticked up on Tuesday as oil prices retreated from a historic gain and investors looked ahead to an expected cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. US Futures (Dow Jones) trades at 27089 down 21 pts or 0.08%.


     

  • Sep 18, 2019 10:04 (IST)

    FM to pass one more booster shot for economy this week

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has in recent weeks outlined a slew of measures to revive investor sentiment and push growth up from a 25-quarter low of 5% in April-June. 

    As per recent reports, the finance ministry is working on one more booster dose to give a leg-up to the economy that has hit over six-year low of 5 per cent, a senior finance ministry official said. Expectations are that the new package will focus on increasing liquidity and promoting investments.

    Govt considering another 'booster dose' to revive ailing economy: report
     

  • 10:04 IST: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has in recent weeks outlined a slew of measures to revive investor sentiment and push growth up from a 25-quarter low of 5% in April-June. 

    As per recent reports, the finance ministry is working on one more booster dose to give a leg-up to the economy that has hit over six-year low of 5 per cent, a senior finance ministry official said. Expectations are that the new package will focus on increasing liquidity and promoting investments.

    Govt considering another 'booster dose' to revive ailing economy: report
     

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:56 (IST)

    GST panel: auto sector tax cut unlikely



    India’s goods and services tax (GST) panel is unlikely to approve lowering the tax for the auto and allied components sector this week, as a study has warned of major revenue losses, two government officials said.

    A government study, attached to the agenda of a Sept. 20 GST panel meeting, has said the total annual revenue loss could be as much as 500 billion rupees ($6.95 billion), if the panel decided to lower tax rates for the auto sector to 18% from 28%.

    Meanwhile, state officials in Kerala, Punjab and West Bengal say they are also opposed to any cut in tax rates in the autos sector, or even consumer goods, because of lacklustre tax collections this fiscal year.

    GST Council meet: Rate cut for auto sector may not be easy; relief on hotel tariffs, biscuits on the cards

  • 09:56 IST:

    India’s goods and services tax (GST) panel is unlikely to approve lowering the tax for the auto and allied components sector this week, as a study has warned of major revenue losses, two government officials said.

    A government study, attached to the agenda of a Sept. 20 GST panel meeting, has said the total annual revenue loss could be as much as 500 billion rupees ($6.95 billion), if the panel decided to lower tax rates for the auto sector to 18% from 28%.

    Meanwhile, state officials in Kerala, Punjab and West Bengal say they are also opposed to any cut in tax rates in the autos sector, or even consumer goods, because of lacklustre tax collections this fiscal year.

    GST Council meet: Rate cut for auto sector may not be easy; relief on hotel tariffs, biscuits on the cards

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:45 (IST)

    Oil price declines 5%


    Oil prices sank 5% on Tuesday, reversing some of the previous day's gains as analysts predicted that Saudi Arabia is making better-than-expected progress recovering from the drone attack on its huge crude processing facility in Abqaiq.

    Brent recovered from 71/bbl to $64/bbl after the Saudi officials said they had restored just under half the output lost at the Abqaiq plant, one of the world’s biggest oil facilities.

    Brent crude dropped back to just $64.77 after hitting $69/barrel earlier this morning. US crude has also plunged down almost $3 per barrel to $60.16.

    Oil recedes on Saudi supply reassurance, investor focus shifts to Fed





     

  • 09:45 IST:
    Oil prices sank 5% on Tuesday, reversing some of the previous day's gains as analysts predicted that Saudi Arabia is making better-than-expected progress recovering from the drone attack on its huge crude processing facility in Abqaiq.

    Brent recovered from 71/bbl to $64/bbl after the Saudi officials said they had restored just under half the output lost at the Abqaiq plant, one of the world’s biggest oil facilities.

    Brent crude dropped back to just $64.77 after hitting $69/barrel earlier this morning. US crude has also plunged down almost $3 per barrel to $60.16.

    Oil recedes on Saudi supply reassurance, investor focus shifts to Fed





     

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:41 (IST)

    Key events today

    Traders are cautiously awaiting the upcoming trade talks between China and the US, as well as a much-anticipated policy meeting of the Federal Reserve, which is expected to cut interest rates Wednesday.

  • 09:41 IST: Traders are cautiously awaiting the upcoming trade talks between China and the US, as well as a much-anticipated policy meeting of the Federal Reserve, which is expected to cut interest rates Wednesday.

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:37 (IST)

    FII/DII

    Net investment of equity and debt reported by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) remained bearish with net selling logged at Rs 808.29 crore from Indian equities while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought Rs 85.76 crore on Tuesday.

     

  • 09:37 IST: Net investment of equity and debt reported by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) remained bearish with net selling logged at Rs 808.29 crore from Indian equities while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought Rs 85.76 crore on Tuesday.

     

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:35 (IST)

    Rupee opens higher

    Indian rupee, the domectic unit, opened higher by 28 paise at 71.50 per dollar on Wednesday against previous close 71.78 per American currency.

  • 09:35 IST: Indian rupee, the domectic unit, opened higher by 28 paise at 71.50 per dollar on Wednesday against previous close 71.78 per American currency.

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:33 (IST)

    Sector Update

    Sectorally, except FMCG, auto and pharma, all the other indices are trading in the green, with most advance registered in PSU bank and realty stocks.  

  • 09:33 IST: Sectorally, except FMCG, auto and pharma, all the other indices are trading in the green, with most advance registered in PSU bank and realty stocks.  

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:32 (IST)

    Opening Bell

    Sensex Today: Key equity indices Sensex Nifty started Wednesday's trading session on a positive note, with Sensex trading back above 36.650 level and Nifty trading above 10,850 mark.

  • 09:32 IST: Sensex Today: Key equity indices Sensex Nifty started Wednesday's trading session on a positive note, with Sensex trading back above 36.650 level and Nifty trading above 10,850 mark.

  • Sep 18, 2019 09:31 (IST)

    Last Closing

    Sensex and Nifty ended majorly lower on Tuesday after declining 1.70% each by the closing bell. With bears taking complete control over the Indian stock market, Sensex ended 623 points lower at 36,499 mark while the Nifty closed 165 points lower at 10,838 level.

    Sensex Today: Sensex ends 642 points lower, Nifty at 10,817 mark; Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors worst performers

     

  • 09:31 IST: Sensex and Nifty ended majorly lower on Tuesday after declining 1.70% each by the closing bell. With bears taking complete control over the Indian stock market, Sensex ended 623 points lower at 36,499 mark while the Nifty closed 165 points lower at 10,838 level.

    Sensex Today: Sensex ends 642 points lower, Nifty at 10,817 mark; Hero MotoCorp, Tata Motors worst performers