Sun Pharma, Lupin, Bharti Airtel, Dr Reddys' Lab, Cipla, BPCL, Tech Mahindra are the top gainers, while Hero Motocorp, Tata Steel, TCS, NMDC are top losers.
Shares of Amtek Auto augmented their slide, down almost 30 percent with merchants referring to loosening up of F&O positions as the reason. Amtek gathering organization Metalyst Forging was down 10 percent.
The Indian rupee picked up in the early trade. It has opened higher by 10 paise at 65.17 per dollar against a past close of 65.27.
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